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Cloth Paper Scissors magazine article

I share the winding journey I took to find my calling with art, as well as how I handle artist's block in this article (that was also published in a blog) in one of my fave magazines. Check it out here!


Women in the Middle - loving life after 50

I so loved talking with podcast host Suzy Rosenstein about the unusual path I took to discover and follow my life’s passion.

We covered so much, including:

  • Planning for the creative lifestyle long before you are living it.

  • Noticing what you love, and then figuring out how to make a living from it.

  • How being without art was part of my path to becoming a full time artist.

  • Looking for clues about your life’s passion/purpose moment to moment.

  • How telling your story and sharing your soul through collage, paper and scrapbooking can change your life.

  • Why it’s NEVER too late to follow your dream (I’m living proof!).


The Myers-Briggs podcast interview 

Being a full time artist is my ultimate dream job, however I spent most of my adult life working for a corporation in training and development, as well as being a career coach. In this interview (with my former employer!), my corporate and artist paths come together as I discuss:

  • How to know when its the “right” time to switch careers
  • How to identify a new path that aligns with your passions and strengths
  • Practical approaches to finding a path that matches who you are now, whether just starting out, mid career, or in retirement
  • Managing setbacks and uncertainty


Feminine Roadmap podcast interview

During this heart-opening chat with host Gina Farrar, we discuss...

  • That we can achieve dreams at any age, and I’m living proof
  • The transformative power in fully accepting exactly where you are in THIS moment
  • The clues to our purpose are hidden in the whispers all around us
  • That reinvention is not one grand sweeping gesture, but lies in following what fascinates us moment to moment


Learn To Paint podcast interview

In this in-depth art technique conversation with host Kelly Powers I share . . .
* a strategy to ensure that all your college papers go together
* reasons to create collages on paper first, rather than more expensive surfaces
* some great ideas for how to stay organized in your studio so that you can create work you love.

If you are part of the Learn to Paint Podcast Art Club, you will also get the extended cut bonus where we discuss how to make art for the process and not the product (helps me to work fast and connected) and we also get more into design.


(BE)eautifully Unwinding podcast interview

"Catherines story is one of open-hearted perseverance, transforming "negative" experiences by fully embracing life as it is, no matter what it looks like on the surface."

Highlights from this soul-fueled conversation:

  • Why what you resist persists (and all complaining is resistance)
  • Expand miracles by living in non-resistance to what is.
  • Proof that life is happening for you, not to you.
  • Why there is a wall between where you are and where you want to be.
  • Success is a successful present moment.
  • Follow the breadcrumbs from your higher self, one step at a time.
  • Trust in the timing of your unfolding.


Made Remarkable podcast interview

Kellee and Catherine Rains talk about the successes and stresses that accompany the transition from corporate to creative, and what it means to build your business from the ground up. In the beginning years of being a full-time artist, Cat struggled and had letdowns, then big things started happening when Cat put her soul into her collages.

What the host said about this interview:

"Cat shares the “heart blowing open” experience of launching her first art course in January 2023, Collage Joy, and how a year of panic, sweating, and rejoicing transformed her into a teacher who is confident in her abilities to connect with individuals, create a successful course, and maintain a FULL income as an artist!"


The Abundant Artist podcast interview

What the host said about this interview:

"Catherine highlights important lessons on failure, perseverance, consistency, and the importance of showing up. She lends her insights on what you can do to better understand yourself as an artist, lean into your strengths, and how not to let your brain hold you back from creating the art you are meant to create in this world. Catherine also touches on how she became more connected to her purpose through The Abundant Artist, how she re-transitioned into becoming a full-time artist (after stepping away for nearly a decade), her general artistic process when it comes to creating new pieces, and how she markets her art online."


The Creative Genius podcast interview

What the host said about this interview:

"Despite being known as the non-artistic one in her family, Cat Rains she would go on to become a professional artist not once but twice in her life, after a series of unfortunate life events derailed her art career the first time.

Cat is a mindset master. There have been so many times in her life that things have gotten really, really hard. And she has consistently found ways to love and appreciate every situation she has found herself in. This living gratitude has ushered her through the creative droughts and the difficult times in her life."


Tap into your creativity IGTV interview

This video interview includes not only the story of how I unintentionally became at artist at age 33, it also provides a tour of my studio and a demo of how I create abstract collages, which is the first time I shared either of these anywhere!




Creative Ways podcast interview                 

Interview takeaways:

  • How to find time to create art while having a day job
  • Ask yourself: if you could create ANYTHING, what would it be? What would make you feel joy as you create it?  Follow that.
  • Is it possible to work less with your day job to make more time for art making?
  • Collage is a fun way to dip your toe into art making, with no training.  Also a great way for children to gain confidence with art.
  • The value of launching art in a collection, and how to do it.


The Left Brain Artist podcast interview

What we discussed:

  • My unusual path to finding art at age 33
  • How Covid changed how, what and why I create
  • The secret ingredient to building an audience and selling out collections
  • How to find time to create art even with a time consuming day gig
  • Getting unstuck by making art in 10-minute increments
  • Why I ONLY create art that gives me joy, and the unexpected result of doing so


Beyond podcast interview

(formerly  The  Creativity  Habit)

The full story of how I went from making art while working a day-gig, to becoming a full-time artist, to getting breast cancer, then divorced, returning back to work, and eventually becoming, once again, a full-time artist.  In this interview, we discuss...
  • How I went from "not having an artistic bone in my body", to art becoming my life's calling
  • The 3 core things I focused on while building my art business and working full-time
  • My daily routine: how I made art every day, mostly from hotel rooms while traveling for my day gig
  • The exact phrase and rituals I used to manifest my dream job
  • How I KNEW this was the time to finally quit my job


Courage and Clarity podcast interview

How To Stop Fighting Against Your Life & Fall In Love With It Instead

  • How to stop fighting AGAINST your circumstances, and instead learn to work WITH them
  • A few precise mantras to help you stop dwelling in "tomorrow", "what if", "if only" & "someday"
  • How Catherine used this mindset shift to go from hating her job, to loving it so much she cried when her dream job came along
  • How Catherine was able to believe that cancer & divorce were amazing gifts, even as they were happening to her.


Brave Naked Bravery  podcast interview

I decided it was finally time to share the beginning of my story to become full time artist, which began with a childhood focused on my mothers severe mental illness.  As a result, I turned into the unofficial mother of my family by the time I was 10 years old, teaching me the most important lessons of my life. This interview also includes the story of...

  • how I went from "not having an artistic bone in my body" to claiming the title of artist
  • manifesting my dream job with nothing more than a mantra and a wish
  • surrendering to all life threw my way, including cancer and divorce, being truly grateful for it all
  • my journey through corporate America to creating art full time, twice over!


Modern Mystic  podcast interview                                               

This is what host Tracy James said about our conversation -  "Transitioning from Corporate job to full-time mixed media artist, Catherine Rains is an inspiring example of the process of making profound shifts in your life through embracing what currently is. Cat shares the story of finding her way to her deepest desire through the practices of asking for clear signs from the Universe, taking action on those signs, and falling in love with her life exactly as it is in every moment, no matter how difficult things might appear to be.


Coming back  podcast interview

Catherine Rains faced a triple-whammy of devastation—breast cancer, a divorce, and being pulled away from her beloved art. We're talking about the mindsets she used to come back from her losses and the inspiration she draws from life's happenings to create beautiful Instagram-famous collage art.


Luscious Hustle podcast interview               

Igniting Your Creative Passion.  Topics include:

  • How Catherine balances a full-time “day gig” with her full-time artistic endeavors while growing a thriving Instagram community "on the side".
  • The difference between "doing a job" and "having a calling".
  • How her love for Instagram has turned her into a true influencer, spreading her message to a world-wide audience.
  • What Catherine's morning routine looks like and the tools she uses to stay on track.
  • A behind the scenes look into how traveling for work has pushed her to think outside the box and proven that no matter what the challenge there is always an answer, not an excuse, if you are willing to get a little creative.

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