Entries by Alice

How do you measure your success as an artist? [89]

Many artists shy away from numbers and spreadsheets, but we both believe it’s vital to track key metrics in order to measure your progress. But don’t panic! This week we’re discussing the idea of success… what does it mean to be a successful artist and how do you know if you are achieving your goals? […]

Go Big! Should you scale up to larger work? [88]

Is there a perception in the art world that big is better?  Do you gain more respect if you make larger paintings? This week we debate whether size matters and share our own personal experiences of scaling up our work. We discuss the challenges of working larger, including the need to think differently, choose the […]

Recognising transitions in changing times [87]

As we approach “back to school” in the UK and Louise’s course comes to end, we are both thinking about making changes to your studio work and how we manage transitions. But the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll and in this episode, we discuss how that has manifested for each of us. From a […]

Money Matters: Freeing Financial Blocks [83]

Making money as an artist has all sorts of views and expectations swirling around it – many of our own making. You can look at accounts, and expenses but underlying all those systems in business is how we think, feel and react… This week, we’re tackling that most sensitive of topics – money. We didn’t […]

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 realise there is a lot of work still to do? Last week […]

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, but actually we both believe this is a natural part […]

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 this might help you shift your ideas. We talk about the author’s ideas on […]

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 flipping this issue on it’s head to highlight the positive aspects of a strong artist network.  As […]