Art breakthrough

Art Breakthroughs (and what comes after) [82]

What does it feel like to have a breakthrough in your art? How do you know it’s actually a breakthrough and not just a fluke success? And how do you keep the momentum going once the initial serotonin rush has subsided and you…
How to turn around your art

Help - why is my art going so wrong? [81]

This week, we discuss how to handle a slump... those times when you turn up to work, and put in the hours, and yet nothing goes right; somehow the well has run dry, When this happens it's so easy for us to start berating ourselves,…
emotions in an art business

Expectations, disappointments, and emotional (over)reactions [80]

Do you find it difficult to keep emotions out of business - especially when you feel let down? Many of us do it, but is it the best way to make decisions?  This week we discuss the issue of disappointment and how we deal with…
creative thinking podcast

Improve your creativity with flexible thinking [79]

The idea for this episode was sparked by the book "Coaching the Artist Within" by Eric Maisel which Alice has been revisiting. If you've ever caught yourself thinking you must be 'this' or 'that' in order to be a creative success…
Building Your Artist Network

The Value of Your Artist Network [78]

Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more followers on Instagram - who weren't artists? Do you worry that you're not reaching enough buyers? Do you strive only for gallery owners and interior designers? This week, we're…
Art Juice podcast New Ways to sell Art Online

New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

Alice just held a virtual open studios and it sparked so many ideas for both of us.  It turns out that when galleries close, and art fairs cancel, and open studios can't happen, we are forced to come up with new ways to market…
Art Juice podcast artist growth

Growing Pains [76]

If you've ever send a marketing email with a dead link, started a project with no idea how to manage it, or spent years trying to make the wrong thing work, this episode is for you! This week's topic was inspired by a busy and stressful…
Art Juice Creative Spark

Finding the Creative Spark [75]

This week we're discussing creativity and specifically how to spark new ideas or creative energy. For Louise, the impetus seems to come when she is most busy, so that she has less time to think and dabble and is forced to take action…
Art Juice podcast artist thinking

How to avoid the over-thinking trap [74]

Has over-thinking in your studio ever frozen you in your tracks? But you also want to bring more consideration to you art than pure intuition? This one is for you! During our conversation with Brian last week, Alice asked “Is it…
Art Juice Brian Rutenberg

The Magic of Thinking and Feeling in Painting with Brian Rutenberg [73]

“You can’t have a thought unless you have a feeling first. So the idea in painting is to freeze the feeling and then let the person have the thought.” Today we are talking with New York painter Brian Rutenberg about all…
what art materials should I choose

Three questions artists should probably never ask [72]

This week, we share 3 of the questions that we are most often asked, and discuss why they're really not helpful. Often, especially when we are starting out or when we are switching to a new medium, we ask questions as a kind of…
Art Juice

Should Artists Work for Free? [71]

This week's main topic was prompted by Alice's decision to lend a painting to a leading home decor magazine. The painting appears on the front cover this month, but some people were critical of her decision to loan the piece free of…