Entries by Alice

What to Do When You feel Like Giving Up [51]

At one time or another, most of us have considered giving up making our art. In this episode, we share our own experiences and discuss why this feeling arises. And hopefully encourage you with some new ways to get out of this state. Perhaps we have ambitions that exceed our current skill level and this […]

How do you define success? [50]

In our first episode of 2020, we tackle the idea of success. Many of us have been planning for the new year, but what is it that we want to achieve? Is money the ultimate measure of success? Is recognition more important? What about our success as a friend or spouse or parent? In this […]

Looking Forward to 2020 [49]

We had planned to take break this week, but we just couldn’t do it! So, here we are with a bonus episode all about preparing for a new year. We agree on the one question you should really be checking with yourself as you set your intentions. And – we finish with a quick-fire round […]

Risk and Adventure (in Art and Life) [48]

This week, we discuss how important risk and adventure are in our work and in our lives. Can we have one without the other? Do we tend to take risks in some areas of our lives while avoiding them in others? And what is the payoff when we do venture out of our comfort zone? […]

Who Do You Think You Are? Imposter Syndrome with Rachel Davis [47]

Rachel Davis joins Louise as a special guest this week for a fascinating mindset discussion. Rachel is an artist, a practicing psychologist, and a creativity coach, making her especially qualified to discuss this week’s topic – imposter syndrome. First identified in 1978, this is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and […]

When Does It Pay to Plan Ahead? [46]

As artists sometimes we are not that organised… we like to be free spirits, right? But this really doesn’t work if we want to move our careers forward and take advantage of all the opportunities available to us. This week, we discuss our own approaches to planning for events such as exhibitions, contests, art fairs […]

How to Sell More Art with Nicholas Wilton [44]

Nicholas has an unusual take on the age-old topic of selling art  – and it’s one that might surprise you. This week, we welcome a special guest. Nicholas Wilton is a Californian painter who also runs a successful online art course called The Creative Visionary Program (a course both Alice and Louise have taken in the […]

8 Ways to Make it Easy to Gift Your Art [43]

As the holidays approach, we discuss how you can encourage others to give your art as a gift (or to ask for your art as a gift). The challenge, of course, is that art is a highly personal choice, so buyers might be concerned about “getting it wrong.” We put our heads together and came […]

Are Art Fairs actually any good for Artists? [42]

This week we’re discussing art fairs. We both have a slightly different perspective on these events – one of our rare disagreements – so today we’re tackling it head on. Louise asks: “Are art fairs really a viable sales vehicle for most of us? Or are many artists paying high fees to rent space without […]