Laura Horn Art Podcast

Laura Horn Art Podcast

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Known for their down-to-earth conversations, each week, artist Laura Horn and husband, Richie, share their experience of making art, running a business and juggling family life. Join them as they talk about the hot topics facing artists today. From finding your style to navigating social media, this podcast is packed with relatable stories and practical strategies to help you thrive as an artist.


Tips for Making Art on a Budget
Aug 21 • 28 min
Whether you make art as a hobby or as a profession, the cost of art supplies quickly adds up. So how do you stretch that dollar a bit further and get the most out of your materials? Join me this week as I share my top tips for spending less on supplies,…
Kellee Wynne Conrad - A Lifelong Habit of Making Art
Aug 14 • 45 min
My guest today, Kellee Wynne Conrad, took her time to develop her art because she wanted it to be a lifelong habit and process. A 100 day artwork challenge and a year-long passion project (Color Crush Creative) paved the way for the online art program she…
From Chaos to Calm - My Reset Routine
Aug 7 • 33 min
This past month has been one of the busiest Richie and I have had in a long time. We launched a new online class and pulled everything together for my SALA exhibition. All while juggling our kids being at home on school holidays! Makes me sweat just…
Behind the Scenes of My SALA Exhibition
Jul 31 • 24 min
This week Richie and I are celebrating a special milestone - one year of podcasting! We had grand plans for a fancy episode but when the time rolled around we were up to our eyeballs in exhibition prep! If you’ve ever had an exhibition, you probably know…
Do Instagram Likes Really Matter?
Jul 24 • 27 min
Instagram. Just when I think I have you figured out, you go and change things up again. If you live in Australia, your probably know what I am alluding to! Last week, Instagram started hiding the number of likes on posts. I have to admit, it threw me a…
How to Get Started with Email Marketing
Jul 17 • 30 min
Are you dragging your heels when it comes to email marketing? Maybe you’ve gone down a rabbit hole of researching platforms? Or are you stuck trying to figure out what to write and how often to send emails? If you answered yes, stay tuned. I’ve got a 30…
Kelly Berghella - Becoming a Full-time Artist
Jul 9 • 59 min
My guest today, is mixed media artist, Kelly Berghella from @bergerandstuff. Kelly recently left her marketing job to focus on her art full-time. A decision she didn’t make lightly. In fact, Kelly held onto her day job for as long as possible, all the…
Braver Things
Jul 3 • 19 min
We’ve just wrapped up the filming of our latest online class, Braver Things. As Richie was editing the videos, he had a few questions that he thought might be of interest to you guys so we sat down over a cup of tea and had a good chat. Tune in to hear…
Staying Motivated When Your Energy is Low
Jun 26 • 27 min
As the days get colder here in Australia, all I want to do is snuggle up, read books and bake cakes. Not a bad thing, except … I have an art business to run! I posted about it recently on Instagram and well, let’s just say, I am not alone. So what do you…
Wendy Solganik - When the Art is Piling Up
Jun 19 • 66 min
This week, I am excited to share with you that I have another artist guest. I am speaking with Wendy Solganik (also known as @willawatercolors over on Instagram). Wendy has a wealth of experience. She ran her own fine stationery and invitation design and…
Marketing with a ‘Less is More’ Mindset
Jun 12 • 20 min
We know marketing is key to and yet it is so hard to find the time and energy to make it happen. Other things take priority and let’s be honest, often we’d rather be making art than sitting in-front of a computer writing a newsletter or planning out a…
Ange Miller - Listening to the Cry of Your Heart
Jun 5 • 48 min
This week, I am thrilled to welcome artist, Ange Miller, to the podcast! Ange hosts in-person workshops, runs two Instagram accounts, provides one-on-one coaching and has recently launched an online training portal called the Art Flow Sessions. She is…
10 Tips to Improve Your Painting
May 29 • 31 min
On the podcast today I am sharing 10 things that have improved my painting over the past few years. Some might seem obvious but as a self-taught artist there’s a lot of bumbling through that happens and unknown gaps in knowledge! From making sure I have…
Staying Healthy While Growing Your Creative Business
May 22 • 23 min
As a creative business owner, it’s ’s easy to fall into the trap of pushing hard all of the time. I don’t know how many times I say things like, ‘I’ll just do one more thing and then I’ll relax’. Of course that one thing turns into ten things and before I…
Andrea Soos - A Playful Process
May 15 • 69 min
Ooh, I have a special episode for you this week. I am talking with abstract artist, Andrea Soos! Andrea lives in Victoria, British Columbia where she makes art nearly every day from her backyard studio. With vibrant colours and playful marks, it’s the…
5 Strategies for Selling Art Online
May 8 • 25 min
What’s harder, making art or marketing it? For many artists, it’s the latter. Hands up if you have some artwork sitting around that could be listed for sale? If you answered yes, stay tuned. In today’s episode I’m sharing five specific strategies for…
The Real Deal on Working Together
May 1 • 34 min
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work with your partner? A year ago Richie and I pooled our talents in art and videography and started making online classes. We didn’t know where it would go but we both knew in our hearts that if we didn’t try…
10 Tips for Painting a Big Canvas
Apr 24 • 21 min
Have you ever wanted to paint a big canvas? Or maybe painting big is already your thing and you are hooked (I can definitely relate to that)! If you answered yes, stay tuned. I’ve just got back from teaching my process for painting a large-scale abstract…
Face Your Fears & Grow as an Artist (Part 2)
Apr 17 • 27 min
This week we are continuing our conversation about fear. Last week we tackled creative fears and this time we are diving into the business side of things. Top of our list is the fear of not making enough money. Why is it so hard to talk about money? Or…
Face Your Fears & Grow as an Artist (Part 1)
Apr 10 • 21 min
What is your biggest fear as an artist? Is it not making enough money or maybe you are worried that you will never create work that you are truly proud of. Recently, I asked this question over on Instagram and let’s just say the fears came flying in! So…
7 Tips for a Website that Works!
Apr 3 • 27 min
Aside from making art, one of my favourite ways to while away a few hours is to work on my website. Yep I am a website geek. Give me all the colours, font combinations and cool little features. To be honest, I spend a bit too much time tweaking my website…
Building Your Brand as an Artist
Mar 27 • 24 min
Branding! What’s that got to do with being an artist? Well, in this day and age, it is often the difference between struggling or thriving as an artist. In other words, it’s super important! Successful artists have a strong sense of who they are and what…
Cultivating a Healthy Creative Practice (Part 2)
Mar 20 • 36 min
Today is Part 2 in our conversation about cultivating a healthy creative practice. Last week we talked about the work that goes on outside of the studio. This week we are diving into the juicy art-making side of things. In this episode we chat about ……
Cultivating a Healthy Creative Practice (Part 1)
Mar 13 • 22 min
How do you cultivate a healthy creative practice? It’s a big topic, so big that we are devoting two episodes to it! In Part 1 we are chatting about the creative magic that happens outside the studio. The work that you do that often doesn’t feel like work…
How to Run a Workshop
Mar 6 • 37 min
There are so many reasons to run an in-person workshop. It’s a wonderful way to connect with other artists, build your confidence, generate income and promote your brand. So how do you go about it? From finding a space, to what to bring and how to plan,…
Tips for Organising Your Studio
Feb 27 • 41 min
When you stop making art in your studio because the mess is giving you bad vibes, there’s a good chance it needs more than a tidy up! That was the case for my studio and last weekend it got the treatment. We painted, cleaned, de-cluttered and re-organised…
Lessons in Art & Life
Feb 21 • 31 min
I am having an a-ha week. You know, one of those weeks when life serves you up some valuable lessons and you surprise yourself by paying attention. A few things that I have realised are: 1) De-cluttering is immensely satisfying (thank you Marie Kondo) 2)…
Three Questions to Find Your Focus
Feb 13 • 27 min
If you are anything like us you probably began the year with some big intentions. But what happens a month or two later? All too often, that feeling of excitement turns into overwhelm. So what do you do? First of all, take a deep breath and clear your…
Done is Better than Perfect (or is it)?
Feb 6 • 34 min
You have probably heard the phrase ‘Done is Better than Perfect’. We use it all the time in our art business. It helps us to keep the momentum going and ultimately to get stuff done. But, and it is a big but. We also believe that putting in extra effort…
How to Launch Your Next Creative Project
Feb 2 • 34 min
It’s been a busy week at LHA headquarters. Our latest online class, Abstract Adventuring, went live and we released our first ever limited edition prints. With two launches in one week, it was pretty clear what this podcast was going to be about. We are…
5 Instagram Strategies for 2019
Jan 25 • 28 min
Part way through last year, my relationship with Instagram lost it’s spark. After posting almost daily for several years, Instagram fatigue started to set in. I kept posting but I didn’t have the same energy for it as before. It wasn’t an altogether bad…
Books & Podcasts to Stay Inspired
Jan 17 • 26 min
Not going to lie, the last few weeks have been hectic. Juggling school holidays while getting a new online class ready for launch has left me and my hubby feeling a little frazzled and also guilty. So this week we are taking a week off, well kind of. Work…
10 Organisational Tips for Your Creative Business
Jan 11 • 37 min
This episode we are sharing 10 organisational ideas that your future self will thank you for. You know the types of things - storing your photos, doing a stock-take of your art supplies, filing your receipts and so on. But what about scheduling your…
Finding Your Unique Artistic Style
Jan 4 • 27 min
How do you find your style as an artist? This is the number one question that I get asked which is why I created this episode and a free video/workbook dedicated to the topic. Join us this week as we chat about the ‘Finding Your Unique Artistic Style’…
Planning for 2019
Dec 28, 2018 • 28 min
Last week we reflected on the year that was 2018. This week we are looking to the future. With our favourite planner The Maker’s Yearbook by our side, we are dreaming up ideas and setting our intentions for 2019. From new online classes to international…
Lessons Learned from 2018
Dec 20, 2018 • 34 min
Do you have an end of year planning ritual? A process for reflecting on the year that was and preparing for what lies ahead? Up until now, we haven’t. To be honest there has been a bit too much winging it over the past 12 months for comfort. That’s why…
How to Make Money as an Artist
Dec 12, 2018 • 27 min
So how do you make money as an artist? These days there are so many options. Original work, prints, lifestyle products, workshops, retreats, online classes, ebooks … Join us this week as we talk about what income streams we use now and which ones we’ve…
The Lowdown on all my Favourite Art Supplies
Dec 6, 2018 • 31 min
Recently I left a bucket of brushes in dirty paint water on the kitchen counter for several days. Little did I know that my hubby was going out of his mind over this. Meanwhile, I happily got on with making more art with all the other supplies I have. As…
The Power of Community
Nov 28, 2018 • 21 min
Richie made a heart-warming observation this week, he commented on the generous spirit and awesomeness of my art community. It got me thinking about how important it is to build your village, to have people that you can call on & friends that you can…
Tips for Painting Big & Staying Loose
Nov 22, 2018 • 26 min
Do you ever find yourself tightening up as you paint? Overthinking and struggling to find your flow. This week I am sharing my tips for staying loose. From painting in my gym clothes to banning certain people from the studio, I’ve got a few strategies up…
Getting Out of a Painting Funk
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
There is no doubt about it, some painting days are hard. It’s crushing to look at a painting at the end of a session, only to wish that you hadn’t touched it at all. Then there are the days when you can’t even get motivated to pick up a paintbrush. So how…
So You Want to Print Your Art?
Nov 9, 2018 • 25 min
This episode we are responding to listener questions. We answer a few quick ones and then settle in for a conversation about making your own art prints. Digitizing and printing your art is technical, time-consuming and requires a significant investment in…
Going ALL IN on our Creative Business
Nov 1, 2018 • 36 min
There’s nothing quite like a trip away, to get you thinking and re-evaluating. That’s just what happened when we visited artist and entrepreneur, Doulene Walker, in Bali last month (see last weeks podcast). The experience inspired us to think bigger and…
Being Brave in Bali
Oct 24, 2018 • 19 min
This week’s podcast might be a short one but it is BIG in so many ways! We are with artist, Doulene Walker, and coming to you from beautiful Bali. Being brave is the theme this week and it is fitting as we have exciting news to share! If you have ever…
Tips to Up Your Instagram Game
Oct 19, 2018 • 37 min
Growing an Instagram account is an art in itself. There’s so much to master. Taking appealing photos, writing engaging captions, using helpful hashtags. The list is endless. This week we share our tips and strategies to help you approach Instagram with…
Powerful Online Tools for Your Creative Business
Oct 10, 2018 • 47 min
As a creative business owner, there comes a point when you have to put in the work and get yourself organised. For some of us, this comes more easily than others. I know that I bumbled along for many years, holding information in my head and scribbling…
Painting and Parenthood
Oct 2, 2018 • 36 min
Raising children while running a creative business is not easy. It’s a constant juggle. We haven’t got it all figured out but we have learned a few things along the way. So grab a cup of tea and settle in. It’s time to let go of the guilt, ease the…
The Fear of Not Being Good Enough
Sep 25, 2018 • 34 min
When it comes to sending your art out into the world, fear can stop you in your tracks. The fear that your work isn’t up to scratch. The worry that you’re not a ‘real’ artist. This week we share our experiences with fear. We want you to know that we feel…
Steps to Selling Your Art
Sep 18, 2018 • 45 min
Are you ready to start selling your art? There’s a lot to consider, from where to sell your art to how to build an engaging brand. Not to mention the practical aspects of photographing, packaging and pricing your work for sale. Tune in this week as we…
Healthy Habits for a Creative Life
Sep 12, 2018 • 28 min
On this podcast, we love to talk about living a healthy creative life. But, how does it play out in reality? From getting enough sleep to finding ways to cope with jealousy when scrolling through Instagram. This week we put our habits under the spotlight.
Leaving Your Day Job
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
How do you know when to leave your day job, and what happens when you take that giant leap? From the joy of new-found freedom to the challenge of establishing routines and making boundaries. This week’s podcast is jam-packed with lessons learned and tips…
The Sacred Pause
Aug 28, 2018 • 34 min
The Sacred Pause. How this simple practice can help us to become calmer, more grounded and better equipped to deal with changes and obstacles that come our way.
Making Space for Creativity
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
How do you get your creative juices flowing and keep showing up for your craft?
The Ups and Downs of Instagram
Aug 15, 2018 • 29 min
Instagram, we know it is a powerful tool, but how do we maintain a healthy relationship with it?
My Little Art World is Changing …
Aug 8, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, we talk about decluttering and getting organised, the excitement of launching online classes and the perils of asking for feedback. Oh … and going to the gym!