Entries by Alice

Social Media is not Your Business [138]

  This week, we discuss the recent Facebook outage along with Instagram and Whats App and share our thoughts on the realisations it brought up. We rely on these apps for all sorts of things – we connect with our friends, we share our art, and some of us run our businesses using at least […]

Are You Ready to Sell Online [137]

  This week, Alice welcomes special guest Jo McCarthy to the podcast. Jo is a small shop mentor who helps creative professionals build their e-commerce businesses and in this episode, she shares her expertise on how to successfully market your work online. Alice and Jo discuss blocks to selling (and how to overcome them) and […]

Too many choices! How to choose… [136]

  We’ve all been there – bursting with ideas and new directions! It’s exciting, it feels fun BUT when should you follow these nudges or when should you be disciplined and stick to a plan? Ideas can often shift during work in progress and it can be hard to know what’s a natural variation or […]

Making Yourself & Your Art More Visible [135]

  How comfortable are you sharing your art? Are you one of those people who shares regular videos or blog posts? Or do you tend to shy away from being public about your work? Alice is preparing to launch an exciting new visibility challenge and that sparked a discussion about the importance of this facet […]

Spending Time with Your Work [134]

  How much time should we spend thinking versus painting? Are we wasting time if we simply sit in a chair and look at what we made? And how can we approach analysing our own work? In this episode, we discuss the importance of spending time with our work at various stages – including setting […]

What to Do When a Painting Goes Wrong [133]

  We’ve all experienced it – we’re working on a painting we love and then … oops, we make a few wrong moves and the whole thing feels ruined. Or, as recently happened to Louise, we’e working in a painting late at night, feeling really good about it, and then come back in the next […]

A Time for Reflection [132]

  Welcome back! We have returned from a break – except was it really a break? We both seem to have been almost as busy and this realisation sparked a discussion about time management, priorities, and what we want from our art – including how important it is to make sales. Over the break, Alice […]

Kickstarting Creativity by Taking a Break [131]

  As we prepare to take our summer break, we discuss the value of rest and recuperation. While some work requires consistency and regularity, we think making art is different and we both find our work ebbs and flows. Sometimes we are inspired and motivated to paint and other times we take a break and […]

The Ins and Outs of Reproduction Prints [130]

  If you have ever wondered “Should I make prints of my art?” this episode will help unpick some of the things to consider. We’re talking reproduction giclée prints (not to be confused with the prints made by printmakers). Alice has built a good revenue stream from prints of her original paintings while Louise has […]

It’s All About the Process [129]

  Last week’s conversation with David Mankin sparked a conversation about process, so this week, we’re sharing our processes and discussing our own ideas about, and approaches to, painting. As you might have guessed there are some differences! How has your process in art-making developed? We think knowing what works for you is a vital […]

Process & Inspiration with David Mankin [128]

  In this episode, Louise chats with Cornish painter David Mankin about his new book Remembering in Paint. The book brings the reader inside Mankin’s process, from initial inspiration all the way through to finished paintings, and the idea of the artistic process is central to the book. We begin the conversation with an introduction […]