“an artrepreneur’s fempire”

Brace yourself, because you’re in for a hilarious, inspiring, glittery, curse-filled adventure! New Orleans based artist, artrepreneur, and fabulous woman Ashley Longshore is my guest today. She makes, well, everything! From paintings to bedazzled large-scale lipstick tubes. Personally, I think her next art/product should be a flowery pink perfume {with glitter floating in it, obviously} called “#fuckyeah ~ exuding confidence and pure joy since 1976”. I’d buy it by the barrel! You can listen to our conversation right up there under those fabulous lips, or you can subscribe on iTunes.

First up, a few of my favorites from her “painting” section – from Jesus to Lil Wayne, Mona to Frida:

Love! Even more love when you see the scale… that’s Frida now living in the home of one of Ashley’s collectors. Stun. Ning.

Ok, I think Ashley is all of us in this photo and video. If and when the New York Times writes a glowing review of you / your work… sobbing:

Yep. Alllll of that.

Next. Cake sculptures. A big one to jump out of, and one that I truly lived:

Ok, fine, I didn’t know what bukkake was, BUT I DO NOW. Clearly I’m going to need that sheet cake sculpture… she literally did make me google bukkake {but I don’t think she was sorry!}.

Ahhh, the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman. I had a lot of favorite moments in this interview, but the way she went from being invited to show one piece, to taking over the entire space? Yeah, Ashley Longshore is officially my spirit animal. Here’s a peek into just some of the fabulousness of that show, and the opening night in New York:

Gah!!! Ah-mazing. And yes, that’s Blake Lively lovin’ everything Ashley creates, AND one of the windows on 5th Avenue. Arrived? Yes, I do believe so.

But wait, there’s more! Ashley’s book, a memoir titled “You Don’t Look Fat, You Look Crazy”:


And finally, after all of the insanity that is Ashley’s life at the moment, she will be retreating back into her studio to recharge and MAKE MORE STUFF:

Hell, yes! I hope you’ve come away from this episode feeling absolutely inspired and empowered… I sure have! Make work, know your worth, sell your art and REPEAT. Thanks so much to Ashley for taking time out of her exciting, crazy busy life to do the podcast; thanks to Saatchi Art and Thrive Mastermind for supporting the episode; and as always, huge thanks to you for listening – there will be more art for your ear next weekend. xo

Other links:

  1. New York Times article on Ashley
  2. Bergdorf Goodman show
  3. Blake Lively
  4. Vie magazine {photo of Bergdorf Goodman window}
  5. Create Magazine Interview
  6. Artgasm
  7. Raw Republic Juice
  8. Ashley on Instagram
  9. Kolaj Fest – July 12-15 New Orleans


comments (25)

  1. Anna Rolin /// 05.05.2018 /// 10:37am

    I love this woman! Listening to you and Ashley is so inspiring! Thank you for putting her on your podcast!

  2. Anna Rolin / Artgoddessmama /// 05.05.2018 /// 10:39am

    I love this woman! Listening to you and Ashley is so inspiring! Thank you for putting her on your podcast!

  3. DONNA WEATHERS /// 05.05.2018 /// 10:44am

    One of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. I love BOTH of you so much!

  4. Barbara Eichin /// 05.05.2018 /// 12:10pm

    Well, Ashley ifs the best thing ever. So hilarious and a true inspiration. No wonder you couldn’t wait to do the post!!

  5. Kaylee Dalton /// 05.05.2018 /// 8:31pm

    Inspiration is a under statement ! Her confidence is infectious!

  6. Stéphanie /// 05.06.2018 /// 3:24am

    Thank you for the Great energy. Merci beaucoup de France

  7. Gilly /// 05.06.2018 /// 9:35am

    oh my god ASHLEY is hilarious and inspirational! I will re listen to this podcast whenever I need a lift of spirits

  8. Simma /// 05.06.2018 /// 11:22am

    How do i buy a piece of art from you ?

  9. Christina Thomas /// 05.06.2018 /// 11:29am

    This might be my favorite interview you’ve ever done! So much joy & humor & life + genuinely amazing business advice + empowering vibes. THANK YOU!!! I so needed this.

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  11. simone /// 05.07.2018 /// 10:28am

    Mind fucking blowing. She is now the voice in my head. Booya!

  12. Michael Joyal /// 05.08.2018 /// 12:36pm

    OMG!! That was the funniest part of my month!! Listening to you search for the definition of bukkake. HAHAH!!

  13. Evie /// 05.08.2018 /// 8:44pm

    Legendary! Thank you for this.

  14. marc cardwell /// 05.09.2018 /// 5:57am

    yes, during the bukkake portion, i was saying , “oh, that sweet, sweet danielle.”

  15. the jealous curator /// 05.09.2018 /// 8:10am

    haha! i’m just a sweet small town girl … i guess?!

  16. Shamira Wilson /// 05.09.2018 /// 12:35pm

    One of THE best episodes on the business of being an artist!!

  17. Elissa S Nesheim /// 05.10.2018 /// 5:32pm

    yes yes yes! I loved this. thank you both for being on the planet!

  18. Cheryl Hansen /// 05.14.2018 /// 4:09pm

    I have listened to this 3x already!!! No excuses! All in and doubled down. Refreshing and awesome at the same time. We don’t need no stinking art establishment! Go get get your money honey all the way to the bank in Switzerland! LOL! Be your true authentic self forever. Amen. Can I get a witness?!

  19. the jealous curator /// 05.14.2018 /// 4:17pm

    hahahaha!!! she has that power, doesn’t she!? AMEN AMEN AMEN!

  20. Andrea Stajan-Ferkul /// 05.16.2018 /// 5:37am

    Encouraging, motivating and hi-la-rious. I love how artists inspire other artists. Such positive energy here, AND a new word of the day! Perhaps my favourite line… “Do you want to collaborate for exposure? No, I want money!” I needed to hear this.

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  22. laura gaffke /// 06.06.2018 /// 5:03pm

    I loved this SO very much!!!! Refreshingly awesome! 🙂

  23. Jaclyn Locking /// 01.05.2019 /// 6:35pm

    I had to stop painting while I was listening to this because I was laughing so hard. What an engaging, inspiring, positive and incredible woman! Probably my all time fave episode!!

  24. the jealous curator /// 01.05.2019 /// 8:59pm

    right? she’s so fun / smart!

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