Episode 82: Creativity, Money & The Myth of The Starving Artist with Kerstin Pressler


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Keratin Pressler is a fine artist, who lives between the borders of Germany and the Netherlands and has been living the creative life for nearly a decade. Through The Sparkling Creative, Kerstin is a mentor to visual creatives who strive to live their creative passion without suffering financially and seek to combine their creative passion with entrepreneurialism. You can usually find her in her studio, where she’s creating new artworks daily.When she’s not working on one of her artworks or taking care of her amazing creative clients, she’s out and about exploring nature with her son and husband.What is making Kerstin extremely happy right now is having time to experiment with new pens and papers. 

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  • Figuring out what you want versus what you think you should want
  • The power of consistency
  • Kerstin’s work debunking the myth of the starving artist







When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with clients, I'm usually covered in paint and thinking of imaginative ways of hide my would-be dog from my landlord. 


I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate.

I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.



Meg Kissack