Artist Life With Rafi And Klee

My Name is Rafi Perez and I am a fine artist, my wife Klee Angelie is a jewelry designer, and this has been our career for the last decade. We have been sharing videos about our art career and art tips over the last few years. We try to give practical, real advice, and try to bring fun back into the trials of navigating an art career. We talk about personal things, art things, career things and you can’t see our faces, but it’s us… We promise.


Episodes Date

As artists, our income is very unpredictable, but more so during this time. In this podcast, we talk about how we are handling the pandemic, finances, and emotions. We talk about best practices to us ...
April 6, 2020
As artists, there is one thing we will ALL deal with, and that is the elusive art buyer. We received a great question on twitter about being ghosted by a potential art buyer and how to deal with that....
March 30, 2020
In this podcast, Klee and I talk about newsletters, blogs, podcasts, social media, and more. Staying connected, building community, and being real in a landscape that is all about marketing. As an art...
March 24, 2020
In this artist podcast Klee and I talk about having regrets about not being an artist sooner or living in the wrong town for your art career. Different types of regrets we all face as artists and why....
March 17, 2020
We discuss a series of questions about production of art " From a spiritual standpoint I understand that we are here to share our gifts but I feel so drained and depleted through years of keeping up w...
March 10, 2020
In this podcast, we answer a question about someone copying your art, especially if they have a large following. How we handle such an underhanded move. 
March 2, 2020
Every once in awhile, taking a break is important. Especially when you are pursuing this crazy thing called artistic living.
February 26, 2020
This month (February 2020) is going to be artists website month. Over the last few years, we have received a lot of questions about opening up your own website and for the most part, we try to stay aw...
February 3, 2020
This week Klee and Rafi discuss ways the mindset they use in order to stay creative during the slow times. Art selling can be fickle and it is important to recognize methods to keep moving forward, ev...
January 27, 2020
This week Rafi and Klee discuss preparations for a February art event and talk about the most important thing they keep in mind when getting ready. Find out more about Rafi and Klee at www.rafiandklee...
January 20, 2020
In this podcast, Klee and I talk about the difference between art thinking your art is not any good and believe it is not good because it doesn't sell.
January 14, 2020
Klee and I discuss the importance of believing in yourself as an artist. It is the singe most important thing you can do for your career as an artist. 
January 6, 2020
Today Klee and I have a conversation about the unnecessary struggles of making things way more complicated as an artist running a business. We discuss making a life as an artist, versus making a livin...
December 17, 2019
Have you ever done a show or event where you felt like you were robbed by the gallery or show coordinators? Klee and I answer a question about this and how we deal with it as artists. 
December 9, 2019
This week we answer a question about staying creative while still maintaining a soul-sucking job for a living. We talk a little about how easy it is to lose creative motivation and how to stay creativ...
December 3, 2019
We answer a question from a fellow artist who asks about dealing with social interactions at events and whether or not it is important to becoming a successful artist. You can also find my 2020 Calend...
November 25, 2019
Today we answer this question from Pablo: How long did it take you to make consistent sales in your art career? We talk about how we started and what our focus was when we first started our art career...
November 18, 2019
Everyone wants to make money with their art, but I think it is important to make sure you are not chasing a carrot on a stick. When making creative choices second guess your money motivations because ...
November 4, 2019
Recently Klee and I gave a talk in front of a couple of hundred students at a local school. I'm pretty comfortable talking about myself and my art, yet Klee has had stage fright in the past. In this p...
October 28, 2019
We were asked how we prepare for the holiday season that is coming up. Both Klee and I have a different approach because we sell different types of art, but it all comes down to one thing. 
October 21, 2019
This morning Klee and I have a conversation about pricing your art and being comfortable with the price. We talk about peeling back the layers and why pricing art can be so confusing. We also talk abo...
October 14, 2019
Today Klee and I answer some questions about how we deal with condescending or passive-aggressive comments about your art or your art career. 
October 7, 2019
In this episode, Klee and I talk about some of the different types of art galleries you may find and what to look out for when running into a predatory gallery. This is just some of the information in...
September 30, 2019
Klee and I have a conversation this morning about galleries and the fact that we keep hearing the news that the gallery system is dying. We talk about the shift and how artists and galleries could pos...
September 16, 2019
In this episode, Klee and I discuss our thoughts about what it means to be successful and how fear of success can cause you to self sabotage your art career.
September 9, 2019
Today Klee and I had a conversation in response to a youtube comment about real collectors vs fake art collectors and what that means for your art career. As always, I challenge the status quo of the ...
September 2, 2019
This morning we talk about waking up unmotivated and how we handle that. We also talk about the art stock market vs the real art market and how artists have more opportunities than ever. I also talk a...
August 26, 2019
In this episode, Klee and I talk about time. We talk about the concept of feeling overwhelmed and time shortage-ness, and how that can kill creativity. We also talk about how a simple change in perspe...
August 19, 2019
In this episode, Klee and I discuss creative (music and art) stigmas that other creatives or professionals use in the art world to criticize you or your craft. We discuss three specific stigmas that a...
August 11, 2019
Klee and I have a conversation about out door art markets and festivals. We discuss some of the struggles that come along with displaying art outside.
August 9, 2019
In this episode Klee and I talk about fears that can stop people from pursuing an art career. We talk about a Patreon pole and other fears.
August 9, 2019
In this conversation we talk about the final three things to give up when you are looking to become a successful artist. The idea that you are selfish, humble bragging, and believing in the artist myt...
August 5, 2019
Hola! Today Klee and I had a conversation about being persistent in the face of adversity and difficulties. We also talk about what it took to get our career off the ground as full time artists. Klee ...
July 29, 2019
Hola You amazing artists! We've spent all day working on our e-commerce site since we decided to leave etsy. In this podcast we talk about which platform we decided to use and why, and also what to do...
July 22, 2019
Perfectionism can be one of the most harmful things an artist can do to themselves. Especially because there really is no such thing. 
July 19, 2019
There are a lot of people who love to give advice to artists, especially people who have never sold a work of art in their life. Always take advice with a grain of salt and consider the source. 
July 19, 2019
This is one of those issues that I am constantly looking at. I tend to work very hard, but to be honest working smarter is the key. 
July 19, 2019
In This episode we discuss the pitfalls of making excuses to not do something you love. Enjoy this as we follow up on the series. We are currently uploading our episodes back to back. 
July 17, 2019
It's never a good idea to compare yourself to other artists. In this episode we continue our series of what sets successful artists apart. 
July 17, 2019
This is where we are at after our announcement of being opposed to the Etsy Free Shipping Policy via three videos on YouTube. In this podcast we discuss where we are going from here and why. We also d...
July 15, 2019
An artists worse enemy is not believing you are good enough.
July 14, 2019
Sometimes family is not very supportive of your career to pursue art, why is that?
July 14, 2019
As artists we know that job security is an illusion. So how do you cope with not feeling a sense of job security as a creative?
July 14, 2019