Nasty or Nice? How our Attitudes Shape our Reality [110]

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How does what you put “out” affect your experience of the world?

Our conversation this week was inspired by some recent events within online art communities. These included an anonymous letter intended to hurt and intimidate one artist, an ill-informed discussion of Cy Twombley’s work, and an angry email that turned out to be the result of a mistake.

We discuss how our attitudes shape our experience of the world. It is true that our assumptions often determine not only the outcome of any situation, but how we feel on a day-to-day basis. Neither of us is perfect (no really!!) but we share how we look at challenging situations and some of the ways we turn things around in our minds. 

We also answer a listener question about the amount of work we produce – do we just have lots of ideas or is it something about our process that allows us to produce so many paintings in a year?


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2 replies
  1. Nathalie Tardif
    Nathalie Tardif says:

    Hi! I enjoyed your podcast Nasty or Nice? I like the fun twist an artist took on it, how she responds to hate mail. Josie Lewis @josielewisart It’s hilarious, she makes sketches pretending that the person is calling the Art Police. I recommend it 😉
    Thanks for the show! 🙂

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