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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…

How Studio Space Affects your Work as an Artist

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3 months ago, in September 2019, I moved into my dream studio. It's 550sq ft with big windows and white walls. I've been painting at home for almost a decade so this feels rather miraculous. I've looked a few times before for studio…
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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…

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.…
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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…

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…

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…

The Mystery of Art: Should We Share Our Creative Techniques? [45]

This week, we're diving into a topic we've both wondered about ... how much should we share? If we let people in to all aspects of our creative process, does our art lose its mystery? Do collectors really want to see the good, the…
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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…

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…

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…

Can We Really Get Anything We Want? Woo-Woo and the Law of Attraction [41]

Louise received a remarkable letter this week and it sparked a discussion about manifestation, the law of attraction and all things “woo-woo.” This is definitely not an area of expertise for either of us, but we have both experienced…