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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…

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,…

How to make decisions (when you can’t know the outcome) [86]

Our podcast reached 500,000 downloads this week and we are celebrating by looking back on our decision to start recording together. This led to a discussion about how we make decisions and how we judge success. What would have happened…

You Thought What? False Beliefs About Art-Making [85]

What does being an artist mean? This week, we tackle some of the false beliefs that can bring artists down. So many of us accept our thoughts without questioning them - especially when it comes to the thoughts that hold us back.…
Ideas for sharing your art process

Is Content Creation the Best Way to Market Art? [84]

This is one of our more contentious episodes. A respected and highly prescient marketing guru says marketing is about to change and at least one of us disagrees. We debate his ideas along with other marketing approaches, to see if we…
Making Money as an Artist

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…
Art breakthrough

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…
How to turn around your art

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,…
emotions in an art business

Expectations, disappointments, and emotional (over)reactions [80]

Do you find it difficult to keep emotions out of business - especially when you feel let down? Many of us do it, but is it the best way to make decisions?  This week we discuss the issue of disappointment and how we deal with…
creative thinking podcast

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…
Building Your Artist Network

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…
Art Juice podcast New Ways to sell Art Online

New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

Alice just held a virtual open studios and it sparked so many ideas for both of us.  It turns out that when galleries close, and art fairs cancel, and open studios can't happen, we are forced to come up with new ways to market…