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IT to Full Time Artist – Paivi Eerola

Talk about left brain, right brain! Paivi Eerola is one of those people who can do both. From a practical career in IT, Paivi finally left that safety net to become a full time artist, and there’s been no looking back.

Tune into this interview to learn more about Paivi and…

  • how she left the IT world to return to her childhood love of doing art
  • how she uses her left/right brain background to help teach students to become better artists
  • the many online art courses she now teaches to students around the world
  • how she started with blogging and knitting in 2007
  • the biggest thing she did to grow her online business (besides starting in 2007)
  • listened to her audience to help determine her business directions
  • the realization that led her doing more live and interactive courses
  • her specialty that helps others develop their artistic nature
  • where she gets a lot of her art inspiration
  • what she calls her kind of art
  • a difference in American and Finnish art and why Paivi has more American students
  • how to create more intuitively
  • what helps creativity and what can hinder it
  • her art business and so much more!!

“When you create intuitively, it’s more about seeing what appears on the paper than trying to compare the image in your mind with the image that you’re producing.”

~Paivi Eerola, abstract intuitive artist

We hope you enjoy this interview with Paivi as much as we did. She’s a wealth of information, knowledge, and experience.


Peony and Parakeet – Paivi’s Website

Bright Earth, by Phillip Ball

CreativeLive – Learning Resource

“How to Fascinate” test from Sally Hogshead 

90 Day Goals Journal (digital or spiral-bound)


Create the life you want to live, one day at a time.

The Day is the Way.


About the author, LeAura Alderson

Hello! I’m LeAura, a philosopher, autodidactic former homeschooling mom, self development advocate, entrepreneur, author, ideator, web publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life!

I love people, creating, and good conversations on creativity, growth, development and entrepreneurship. So engaging in creative conversations with interesting guests is one of my favorite things to do.

I've trained and certified in mediation, strategic intervention, marriage and family coaching as well as a fitness trainer, and participated in many courses and workshops over the years as well as ongoing learning of all kinds.

Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.

My personal areas of creativity are in writing, editing, masterminding, ideation and bringing ideas to life through business and entrepreneurship.