Entries by Alice

Is This Your Year? Bonus Episode [57]

If you are an artist, this is the time of year when you start to hear about CVP, the online 12-week course taught by Nicholas Wilton. (Full name: The Creative Visionary Program). We have both taken this course in the past and Alice has been part of the team as a CVP coach in 2019 […]

How Do I Find My Style? [55]

This week’s episode was inspired by a question from an artist who wrote: “I can draw well, and I paint in watercolour and acrylics but my style is all over the place. How can I find a style and settle on it?” We discuss whether you need to settle on a specific style, or whether […]

Creating the Impossible & Making Bold Moves [54]

This week’s chat was inspired by Michael Neill’s book “Creating the Impossible.” The book, which is subtitled “A 90 Day Program to Get Your Dreams Out of Your Head and into the World,” argues that we can accomplish more than we ever imagined without the constant stress and pressure associated with high achievement and asks “what […]

Lessons Learned (with Nicholas Wilton) [53]

This week American artist Nicholas Wilton returns to discuss the question: “what do you wish you had known 10 years ago?” Our discussion ranges from materials and brushes, to deeper more personal realisations, including tough lessons about authenticity, the need to find your own process, and the importance of relaxing into who are you really […]

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 […]