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This week, we’re talking titles. Yep, that stage when you think the work is complete – and there’s still the process of coming up with a title for your masterpiece. Does it even matter what we choose? Do they make you more or less likely to buy a painting? 

From locations to the disappointment of “untitled” we look back over some of our favourite ways to select relevant titles – and even try to think of the most off-putting title we can. With so many ways to choose, this is the final stage and can be deeply personal; Alice thinks “A painting title is like a free gift”. 

Do you agree? What’s your favourite way to pick a title?

Mentioned:

Nino Yuniardi ⁠https://nino.studio/⁠

Jackie Fehl ⁠https://www.jacquifehl.com/⁠

Heather McDowell ⁠https://heather-mcdowell-art.sumupstore.com/category/florals⁠

Something magical happens when you step away from your everyday routine and immerse yourself in the energy of like-minded creative entrepreneurs.

Join Alice and Kellee for a once in a lifetime event. Limited space for a very expansive experience.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Often a sensitive and uncomfortable topic, but the question of how to price your art is essential to consider – and to confront if you are to avoid getting stuck in the weeds of self-doubt!

In this episode we run through some common pricing strategies artists use and cover the pros and pitfalls of each of them to help you determine prices when you’ve never sold before.

We also cover when it’s time to raise your prices and factoring in elements such as gallery commission, work on paper vs ‘paintings’.

Our own views on money are huge here. We all know artists who don’t charge enough and pricing too low can cause as many problems as pricing too high for the context or stage you’re at. So as well as the “formulas” we offer some suggestions to bring your pricing into alignment in a way you can feel proud of.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Today we’re talking about that tipping point moment when you know things need to change. This happens at various stages of the creative path. There are times when we need a little nudge, time to reflect or sometimes even to be given permission to create what we desire OR to strip back and gain some clarity as we craft the next stage of our journey.

We’re introducing a very special in-person event, to be held in the UK over 2 days in May 2024, hosted by Alice Sheridan and Kellee Wynne Conrad.

You can find out more and add your name to the Priority invite list here:

⁠www.soulmadeevents.com⁠

We talk about why the time is now to gather in person and go beyond online learning and how we’ve both experienced and welcomes change over the last decade. “You don’t go an event like this for a learning objective. You go for an experience; you go for connection and to re-discover yourself again.”

Find out more about Kellee on her website and get her guide 100 Ways to Build a Creative Business ⁠HERE⁠

Alice is joined by Kellee Wynne, an entrepreneurial powerhouse who many of you will know from her astonishingly popular True Colors program, Color Crush studio, her book or the Made Remarkable podcast. More recently she has been helping artists how to build a profitable business that lasts with the Build It Remarkable business accelerator.

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Find out more about Kellee on her website and get her guide 100 Ways to Build a Creative Business ⁠HERE⁠

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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If you want to sell art (or workshops or mentoring), what’s the most effective way? You might think of galleries or art fairs or group exhibitions, but in our experience, the answer is none of those. In our experience, the good old email list our most effective sales tool.

And yet, many of us struggle to send emails – perhaps we feel we’re bothering people or perhaps we don’t know what to say. In this episode, as Alice almost breaks her mailing list, we break down our own approaches to email, discuss the role of Substack, and suggest that it might be time to double down on this precious tool.

Mentioned:

Get Louise’s weekly Newsletter here: www.louisefletcherart.com/contact

Get Alice’s (more sporadic) newsletter here: alicesheridan.com/newsletter/

Fargo film: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju75Sd4yAZw⁠

Fargo TV series season 5: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZdK87tfv6k

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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As artists, we rarely lack ideas. But how do you nurture those ideas so that they come to full fruition? It’s possible to rush that first inkling, so that it never has a chance to reach its full potential. It’s also possible to have so many flashes of inspiration that you never find a focus. Both Alice and Louise are feeling the need to make a nurturing space for their current ideas, and both are working on ways to do that. We don’t have all the answers – but maybe we have some thoughts that can help you find your own balance.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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How do you use sketchbooks? Do you make beautiful illustrative drawings or is your book more of a scrapbook? Do you work regularly in sketchbooks or only now and then? And do you prefer loose sheets or actual books?

This week we’re diving into all this and more. Sketchbooks are a place we return to time and again to regroup, gather ideas, or simply experiment with materials. Neither of us could make our art without periods where retreat into our sketchbooks. Perhaps this conversation will encourage you to do the same 🙂

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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The art of selling may not feel like it comes easily, but today Sara Dalrymple joins Alice to talk about how artists can see this differently.

We talk about preserving your no. 1 asset, a key non-negotiable you must be prepared for, and more than one reason why artists are perhaps BEST placed for making sales – once you have a few things adjusted and in order!

Having grown her own photography business, Sara founded a specialist sales consultancy, mentoring other creatives selling their products and services online. She has helped hundreds of business owners bring in consistent sales through confident, sleaze-free self-promotion.

Now, Sara is extending her mission to help even more small business owners find consistent sales success, through her book More Sales Please! which is out now and filled with inspiring advice and practical steps.

Mentioned

Find Sara’s website including a quiz to discover what’s blocking your sales ⁠https://saradalrymple.co.uk/moresalesplease⁠

Follow Sara on Instagram at ⁠@saleswithsara⁠ for lots of tips to increase confidence with selling the sleaze-free way.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Roll on 2024! It’s been a while since we’ve recorded together and we really enjoyed getting back together for this catch-up chat. Our primary focus this week is the the differing ways we have both begun the new year. Alice eased in to 2024 with a lot of family time, while Louise took an exciting trip to New York … and yet perhaps we’re not so different after all. Our chat reveals that we are approaching this year with a new attitude and a new appreciation for things other than work (although art will still feature prominently of course!).

Perhaps this conversation will help you reflect on your own plans and intentions for this year, and also give you “permission” to do things your own way.

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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As we bounce (?!) back into 2024 after a seasonal break I’m joined by JoMcCarthy for an informal discussion around how we find ourselves using Instagram – or planning to.

This isn’t a strategy plan, or top tips for getting the best marketing results, but about how we use the platform, and finding ways to enjoy what it offers.

We dip into phone addiction, habits, what content we like to consume and to create. When social media is viewed by many as a time suck, what should you consider if you are thinking of taking a longer break? Are the alternatives?

Chat with Jo on Instagram ⁠@jo_mccarthy_chats⁠

You can hear more from Jo back in episode 137 when we talked about how to know if you’re ready to sell online.

Mentioned

Henry Miller article: ⁠https://www.themarginalian.org/2022/10/07/henry-miller-creativity-friendship/⁠

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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As we head for our Christmas break, we look back on 2023 and ask ‘how did it go?’

For this episode, we pulled out planners and notebooks to look back on what we hoped to achieve and how it all went. This process can be so valuable; the pause is a chance to reflect on your priorities and an opportunity to realign them if need be. It can also be an opportunity to recognise your own achievements, to start thinking about new goals, and perhaps also to notice what you no longer desire.

Mentioned

⁠Marina Abramović at the Royal Academy

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If you are enjoying the podcast this is an easy and inexpensive way to help support it and ensure it continues. The demands of making it each week can be challenging. Your support is allowing us to hire some editing help. If you’d like to help out with a one-time or a monthly donation, you can “buy us a coffee” us at Ko-fi.com

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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This week, we’re all about inspiring women. Louise reveals a surprising fascination with medieval history, and explains how it led her to reflect on the value of patience, persistence and self-belief even when it seems unwarranted. If one determined woman can beat seemingly insurmountable odds to find a long-dead King, what might we be capable of?

How often do we give up on something just before the big breakthrough? Where might childhood trauma be holding us back in later life? And how much selfishness is too much? We explore all this and more in this inspiring episode. Who knows, maybe we have it in us to do great things if we simply believe it’s possible.

Mentioned

Phillipa Langley book ⁠https://www.amazon.co.uk/Princes-Tower-Solving-Historys-Greatest/dp/163936627X⁠  

The Lost King ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXxRfhQFuV4⁠ 

⁠Boat Story BBC

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If you are enjoying the podcast this is an easy and inexpensive way to help support it and ensure it continues. The demands of making it each week can be challenging. Your support is allowing us to hire some editing help. If you’d like to help out with a one-time or a monthly donation, you can “buy us a coffee” us at Ko-fi.com

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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This week, we answer a question from a new listener who has recently begun to paint. Eric is wondering how to make the leap from copying images to making his own unique work. This question sparked a discussion about the ways in which artists find their own unique path. For us, this has included gathering visual references, noticing (and valuing) our own preferences, trusting our instincts, learning about other artists, and finding ways to learn in-person. For beginners there is always a gap between what we want to create and what we are capable of creating, and this gap can feel frustrating. In this episode, we encourage a different way of looking at the issue because learning to enjoy the process of discovery can become a true and enduring source of joy in your life.

Mentioned

Curtis Holder portrait artist of the year in NT

⁠ https://www.curtisholder.co.uk/

Get more involved…

If you have a question you’d like us to discuss, click here to send it to us

If you are enjoying the podcast this is an easy and inexpensive way to help support it and ensure it continues. The demands of making it each week can be challenging. Your support is allowing us to hire some editing help. If you’d like to help out with a one-time or a monthly donation, you can “buy us a coffee” us at Ko-fi.com

Contribute to the podcast here:

Follow Alice on Instagram @alicesheridanstudio
or Louise @louisefletcher_art

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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License