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 realise there is a lot of work still to do?
Last week Alice predicted that a breakthrough was on the way for Louise, and that turned out to be very prescient. In this episode she shares what happened, what she plans to do next and why power tools will play an important role.
We also answer a listener question about whether it’s acceptable for a workshop leader to physically change a student’s work, sparking an interesting discussion about teaching styles and student boundaries.
No Night is Too Long – Barbara Vine
Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve
How to Paint a Dead Man – Sarah Hall
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