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How do you use sketchbooks? Do you make beautiful illustrative drawings or is your book more of a scrapbook? Do you work regularly in sketchbooks or only now and then? And do you prefer loose sheets or actual books?

This week we’re diving into all this and more. Sketchbooks are a place we return to time and again to regroup, gather ideas, or simply experiment with materials. Neither of us could make our art without periods where retreat into our sketchbooks. Perhaps this conversation will encourage you to do the same 🙂

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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The art of selling may not feel like it comes easily, but today Sara Dalrymple joins Alice to talk about how artists can see this differently.

We talk about preserving your no. 1 asset, a key non-negotiable you must be prepared for, and more than one reason why artists are perhaps BEST placed for making sales – once you have a few things adjusted and in order!

Having grown her own photography business, Sara founded a specialist sales consultancy, mentoring other creatives selling their products and services online. She has helped hundreds of business owners bring in consistent sales through confident, sleaze-free self-promotion.

Now, Sara is extending her mission to help even more small business owners find consistent sales success, through her book More Sales Please! which is out now and filled with inspiring advice and practical steps.

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Find Sara’s website including a quiz to discover what’s blocking your sales ⁠https://saradalrymple.co.uk/moresalesplease⁠

Follow Sara on Instagram at ⁠@saleswithsara⁠ for lots of tips to increase confidence with selling the sleaze-free way.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Roll on 2024! It’s been a while since we’ve recorded together and we really enjoyed getting back together for this catch-up chat. Our primary focus this week is the the differing ways we have both begun the new year. Alice eased in to 2024 with a lot of family time, while Louise took an exciting trip to New York … and yet perhaps we’re not so different after all. Our chat reveals that we are approaching this year with a new attitude and a new appreciation for things other than work (although art will still feature prominently of course!).

Perhaps this conversation will help you reflect on your own plans and intentions for this year, and also give you “permission” to do things your own way.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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As we bounce (?!) back into 2024 after a seasonal break I’m joined by JoMcCarthy for an informal discussion around how we find ourselves using Instagram – or planning to.

This isn’t a strategy plan, or top tips for getting the best marketing results, but about how we use the platform, and finding ways to enjoy what it offers.

We dip into phone addiction, habits, what content we like to consume and to create. When social media is viewed by many as a time suck, what should you consider if you are thinking of taking a longer break? Are the alternatives?

Chat with Jo on Instagram ⁠@jo_mccarthy_chats⁠

You can hear more from Jo back in episode 137 when we talked about how to know if you’re ready to sell online.

Mentioned

Henry Miller article: ⁠https://www.themarginalian.org/2022/10/07/henry-miller-creativity-friendship/⁠

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or Louise @louisefletcher_art

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License