Setting artist intentions

The Role of Intention in Our Work [39]

Here we go... this seemed a good idea when we planned it, but perhaps I'm finally ready to face up to some harsh truths... Alice is feeling a shift in direction and has been exploring the idea of intention for her work. This…
Art Juice best artist books

Our Ultimate Guide to books & Is my work any good? [38]

In this special episode Louise and I discuss some of the books that have inspired us over the years. Our choices may seem surprising but we hope they are all enlightening. We could not fit all our recommended books into one podcast, so we've…
Art Juice podcast episode 37

Flying Your Freak Flag: The Power of Exposing Yourself [37]

Most of us spend our lives trying to fit in; to get it right; to avoid causing offence. If we have unusual personality traits or experiences, we tend to keep them hidden from all but our closest friends.  This episode was conceived…

Kickstarting your Email Marketing: Why it's Important and How to do it Right [36]

This week we’re diving into the topic of email and newsletters. For many artists, the thought of sending a regular email is daunting (what do you say? How do you say it?) Others haven’t even collected email addresses in the past. But don't…

How Finding Your "Why" Can Transform Your Art [35]

Can you explain why you do what you do? This can be an essential stage in establishing your art and helping you move through creative blocks and convey your story. This week we also touch on ideas around money and Alice has been inspired…
artist commission easel

Working for Hire: What to Consider about Commissions [34]

Are commissions an essential part of being artist? Or do they scare you a little? This week's discussion was sparked by a question we received from a listener. AJ asked this question about commissions: “I am an up and coming…

Are You Expecting to Hit the Mark Every Time? And is it Wrong to Use a Camera? [33]

Do you feel the need for a “good” result every time you paint? Or hope for a painting that looks good at every stage? This can bring an added stress to making art and limit your ability to experiment. In this episode we…
Art Juice podcast with Megan Woodard Johnson

The Ebb and Flow of Creativity with Megan Woodard-Johnson [32]

Settle down, you are in for a treat in this discussion of the artist as problem solver! Megan Woodard Johnson is a mixed media artist who layers vintage paper ephemera with paint, various drawing media and found objects to tell…
Art Juice podcast Episode 31

The Whisper of Intuition in your Creative Process with Jacqui Fehl [31]

In our first breakout week, Louise is in discussion with artist Jacqui Fehl . Influenced by music, lyrics, feelings, stories, other artists, and the materials themselves, Jacqui’s art is as varied and unpredictable as her ever changing hair…
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Tears & Tantrums: What to Do When Things Don’t Go as Planned [30]

Things haven’t gone to plan chez Alice and Louise this week. Alice’s much anticipated summer break was swamped by rain, meaning a lot of wet walks and NONE of the planned sketchbook days out. To compound the situation, she also lost internet…
Working as a Female Artist in a Man's World

Working as a Female Artist in a Man's World [29]

This week we’re discussing gender and how it influences the way we work. The high-end art world continues to be dominated by men and yet attend any workshop and most of the artists there will be women. Are female artists victims of a sexist…
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Summer sketchbooks and charity donations [28]

We discuss our different approaches to summer - Louise doesn’t slow down in summer and in fact, her online course is about to start which means she is working even harder. Alice has children, which means her summers have always been a time…