"The Tamil Creator" is a podcast started by me (Ara Ehamparam). As someone who is extremely inquisitive by nature, I created the podcast to chat with, spotlight, and learn about brilliance among creators in the Tamil community - and among creators in general from all over the world.
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01:06 - Introducing Thiviyaa Sehasothy aka Art By Thiviyaa
04:05 - Thiviyaa credits her brother for her success
07:41 - Ara’s brother impersonates him in public
09:15 - How Art By Thiviyaa came to be
14:15 - How exhibitions built Thiviyaa’s confidence
19:03 - Thiviyaa’s first sale
23:30 - How Thiviyaa balances being an artist and a small business owner
26:36 - The difference between an original piece and a print
29:59 - Thiviyaa’s most popular art pieces
31:40 - The concept of doing something once and being paid for it repeatedly
34:20 - NFTs
40:58 - Thiviyaa’s biggest insecurity
46:59 - Where Thiviyaa sees herself in the next 3-5 years
50:35 - How Thiviyaa views money, the importance of valuing your work
58:55 - The personal legacy Thiviyaa wants to leave behind
59:52 - Advice Thiviyaa would give to other Tamil creators
1:02:02 - Creator Confessions
1:07:35 - The wrap up
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