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Managing it all as an artist

Dealing with Overwhelm & Making Time for What Matters [56]

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you find that your painting time is being eaten up by admin and emails and marketing and social media ... not to mention spouses and kids and parents and pets? Even when we love what we do, it can…

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…

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…
Nicholas Wilton Interview

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…
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Daring Greatly: Celebrating Courage in Art and in Life [52]

We celebrate our one-year anniversary with an episode around the idea of daring; doing what it takes, even when we are unsure. Perhaps especially when we are unsure! That's where the magic lies :-) When we started the podcast, it…
Should I throw my art away?

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…
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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…