The Laura Horn Art Podcast

The Laura Horn Art Podcast

www.laurahornart.com
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 grow as an artist.


108. How to Find Your Style When You Love Too Many Things
Oct 21 • 48 min
I love too many things! How will I ever find my art style? Sound familiar? Well, you are not alone. This week we answer a listener question and tackle this dilemma. It brings up many lines of thought from whether you need a style at all right through to…
107. Carrie Schmitt - On Writing Books and Manifesting Your Creative Dreams
Oct 14 • 49 min
Carrie Schmitt is back on the podcast and this time we are chatting about what it is like to write an art book. I’ve always wanted to write a book but it always ends up in the too-hard basket! The process seems daunting and I worry about how I would fit…
106. Stress, Sketchbooks and Sustainability
Oct 7 • 38 min
We’re back! Over the past 6 weeks, we’ve been busy getting our house ready for sale and preparing to move. It’s been a crazy time full of mixed emotions. One thing that Richie and I didn’t realise, was just how much stress we’ve been holding on to. In…
105. The Pausecast - Taking a Break to Save Our Sanity!
Aug 26 • 34 min
Why is it so hard to take a break? For the past few weeks, Richie and I have been debating the idea of taking a break from the podcast. It’s brought up a lot of fear in both of us. Will it be detrimental to our business? Are we letting down our listeners?…
104. Richie’s Story - Encouraging Creativity in Others
Aug 19 • 47 min
It’s taken over 100 episodes but I’ve finally convinced Richie to sit down and tell his side of the story. If you are new around here - Richie is my husband and the co-host of this podcast. He is also an incredible boxing coach and…
103. Reigniting Creativity with Process-focused Art
Aug 12 • 33 min
In today’s podcast, I’m chatting with Richie about my favourite art techniques and how refocusing on the process can kickstart your creativity. This leads to some interesting lines of thought. Is leaf stamping sophisticated? Do I need a social media…
102. Guest Artists (Revisited) - Andrea Soos, Ange Miller & Wendy Solganik
Aug 5 • 40 min
This week we have a special episode. We are going back and revisiting the very first artist interviews that I ever did. So that means you’ll be hearing from Andrea Soos, Ange Miller and Wendy Solganik. What Richie and I decided to do was to take a listen…
101. Are You Playing the Long Game?
Jul 29 • 30 min
It’s easy to get caught up chasing quick wins and instant gratification but what if you slowed down and took purposeful action towards your long term plans? Where would you be in one year, two years or five years? What projects could you bring to…
100 - What it is Really Like to Host a Podcast!
Jul 22 • 35 min
This one is a bit special. Our 100th podcast episode! To honour the occasion we are chatting about the ins and outs of running a podcast! If you are curious about what goes on behind the scenes you will love this episode plus there’s plenty of healthy…
99. A Message for Discouraged Artists
Jul 15 • 7 min
Sometimes being an artist is hard. This week, in my first solo episode, I talk about the ups and downs of creative life and share a message of support to artists that are feeling discouraged or weary. It’s a short episode but it’s enough. In many ways,…
98. My Favourite Art Supplies (Updated)
Jul 8 • 41 min
Who doesn’t like chatting about art supplies? Okay, maybe it isn’t Richie’s favourite thing but it is mine. I absolutely love hearing about what artists use right down to the little details - the size of their brushes, preferred substrates, go-to colours,…
97. Creating Our First In-Depth Ecourse
Jul 1 • 32 min
It’s here! The Modern Mixed Media Ecourse is open for registration. In today’s episode, we go behind the scenes and chat about what it has been like to create an in-depth online course. Richie and I have created many mini-classes but nothing quite like…
96. Phoebe Gander - Permission to Paint and Embrace My True Self
Jun 24 • 53 min
My guest today is mixed media artist, Phoebe Gander. Phoebe paints semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes that are rich with layers and textural details. Originally from England, Phoebe now lives in New Zealand with her husband and three children. This is…
95. Tips for Being on Camera
Jun 17 • 38 min
This week we answer a question about getting comfortable with being on camera. A fitting topic given that we have spent the last few weeks filming lessons for our upcoming online course, Modern Mixed Media. We talk about the preparation that goes into a…
94. Sharing Our Biggest Failures (so far)
Jun 10 • 45 min
This week we are talking about failure. Something Richie and I have become very familiar with! It’s easy to look at a person’s Instagram feed or website and feel like they have it all figured out but there’s a lot you don’t see. Over the years we have…
93. Q&A with Laura Horn & Susan Nethercote (Part 2)
Jun 2 • 43 min
This week the conversation with Susan Nethercote continues! We chat about our love of learning and how this helps us to keep up-to-date on topics like Pinterest Marketing and Facebook Advertising. We also chat about the importance of being free to explore…
92. Q&A with Laura Horn & Susan Nethercote (Part 1)
May 26 • 47 min
What was it like to create your first online course? How did you heal after a period of burnout? How important is it for artists to have multiple income streams? Just a few of the questions that come up in this week’s Q&A style podcast episode with Susan…
91. If I Was Starting an Art Business Now!
May 20 • 33 min
It’s wonderful to have the benefit of hindsight! In this episode, Richie and I take a trip down memory lane and talk about what we would do if we were starting an art business now! From developing a cohesive body of work right through to email lists and…
90. Getting a Studio Space Outside the Home
May 13 • 47 min
Is it better to have a studio at home or a studio offsite? A question that comes up again and again in the art community. I’ve always been in the home studio camp but that all changed 3 months ago! With the business growing and it becoming harder and…
89. 5 Ways to Simplify Your Art Practice
May 6 • 28 min
If you are finding it difficult to make art at the moment, you are not alone. There are many challenges that come with a pandemic. With that in mind, this week’s episode is all about bringing more ease and simplicity into your art practice. From taking up…
88. Sonal Nathwani - The Power of Sketchbooks
Apr 29 • 47 min
Sonal Nathwani has always loved sketchbooks. When she was a little girl she filled them with fashion designs, today they are often brimming with flowers. Throughout her life, they have been her safe place. Born in Africa to Indian parents, Sonal grew up…
87. Photography Tips for Artists
Apr 22 • 48 min
I can’t believe we haven’t devoted a podcast to this topic before. I mean Richie is a photographer after all! Oh well, here we are at episode 87, finally sharing our photography tips for artists. Join us as we chat about light, composition, props,…
86. Inga Buive - Painting While My Son Naps
Apr 15 • 50 min
If you often make the excuse that you don’t have enough time to make art, you are going to love this episode. I say that because my guest today, Inga Buive, has mastered the art of painting while her son naps! Originally from Lithuania, Inga moved to the…
85. Does Your Website Need a Spring Clean?
Apr 8 • 33 min
When was the last time you gave your website some love? With many people being at home, now is a great time to dust off your little corner of cyberspace and give it a spring clean. Over the past week or two, I have been doing exactly that. Checking links,…
84. Our New Normal - Homeschooling While Running an Art Business
Mar 31 • 30 min
The Coronavirus conversation continues. Last week was a short one as, to be honest, we were in a bit of shock with everything that is going on. Since then, we’ve had a bit of time to calm down and gather our thoughts. I have also stopped thinking that I…
83. Purpose without Pressure - Navigating Challenging Times
Mar 25 • 21 min
We stumbled and fumbled as we recorded this podcast, not knowing what to say, given everything that is happening with the Coronavirus. In the end, we decided to chat about living under lockdown, the anxiety that comes with that and how creativity can play…
82. Ivy Newport - Creating Classes and Building an Online Art Community
Mar 18 • 48 min
When artist, Ivy Newport, shared her latest abstract creation on Instagram, I knew I had to have her on the podcast! I’ve been following Ivy’s work for a long time and have watched her online community grow and grow. With thousands of students and a class…
81. Swatching, Making Mud & All Things Colour!
Mar 11 • 36 min
Are muddy colours bad? What about colours that you squeeze straight out of the tube? And do you need to have a signature colour palette? These are just a few of the colour conundrums we are chatting about this week. And wow, I have to say it brings up…
80. Tips for Finishing a Painting
Mar 3 • 36 min
Are you surrounded by unfinished paintings? Is the situation causing you stress? If you answered yes, stay tuned. In this episode, I am sharing tips and ideas to bring more closure and completion to your art practice. First up, I want to say - this is not…
79. Tips for Starting a New Painting
Feb 26 • 28 min
This week I am chatting about how I get started with a painting. It’s a fitting topic as I’ve just started a commission piece. The first commission in a long time. My commission process in the early days was … well, let’s just say that it was less than…
78. There’s Something About Mixed Media
Feb 18 • 28 min
Today we are in our new studio space. Wow! There’s still a lot of organising to do but I am loving the process of making it feel like home. Meanwhile, Richie has been watching me bring in all my art supplies and wondering if there could possibly be any…
77. Dealing with Exhaustion and Burnout
Feb 12 • 27 min
Is it a funk, is it exhaustion, is it burnout? What’s happening here? Why am I still in bed at lunchtime? Just a few of the things that have been going through my head this past week. I had another podcast episode planned for today but it didn’t feel…
76. Dina Wakley - Why It’s Okay to Make Bad Art
Feb 5 • 50 min
If like me, you are a perfectionist and sometimes feel like your art isn’t good enough - you are going to love this episode. I am chatting with mixed media artist and teacher Dina Wakley. In this conversation, Dina reminds us that art is supposed to be…
75. How to Create an Engaging Instagram Post
Jan 29 • 36 min
We know that engagement is the holy grail of Instagram but how do you encourage more interaction on your account? Do you ask a question on every post? That seems a bit much. What about posting more video? Or maybe it’s time to master the fancy flat-lay?…
74. Betty Krause - Becoming an Abstract Artist Later in Life
Jan 22 • 47 min
Today I am joined by abstract artist, Betty Krause. Betty started painting when she turned 50 and has built up a thriving art business in a short space of time. How did she do it? Well, it started with a very deliberate decision to put her mixed media art…
73. Setting Intentions for 2020
Jan 14 • 41 min
Do you set intentions for the year ahead? I love to take a bit of time to dream and visualise what I want for my creative life. Richie is more of a take each day as it comes type so this process is quite new for him! In this episode, we talk about how we…
72. How Do You Find Your Creative Mojo?
Dec 18, 2019 • 31 min
How good is it when your creativity flows? But why does it happen some days but not others? Recently, I had the most amazing soul-satisfying burst of painting. Four days of creative bliss. Talk about a confidence boost! It was so good that I didn’t want…
71. 10 Questions to Get Your Creative Biz Ready for 2020
Dec 11, 2019 • 42 min
2020 in nearly upon us, are you ready? Have you thought about your vision for next year, set yourself goals, decided on your social media strategy, pulled out your planner? Before you panic, don’t worry we haven’t either but we are starting to think about…
70. Alexandra Plim - A Very DIY Situation
Dec 4, 2019 • 68 min
My guest today is Australian artist, Alexandra Plim. Alexandra paints energetic and intuitive abstract landscapes from her home studio in the inner west of Sydney. She describes her creative journey as a ‘Very DIY Situation’. From having an open studio…
69. 5 A-ha Moments of 2019
Nov 27, 2019 • 31 min
2019 has certainly delivered many a-ha moments. From finding my social media sweet spot to figuring out what my art is about (well kinda)!!! This is an honest chat about the lessons and discoveries of 2019! Speaking of walking down memory lane, over the…
68. Carrie Schmitt - Being Brave Enough to Listen
Nov 20, 2019 • 54 min
This week I have the most incredible guest. I am chatting with Carrie Schmitt! Carrie paints gorgeous expressive floral paintings. If you haven’t seen her work, be sure to check it out over on Instagram (@carrieschmitt). Without saying too much (trust me…
67. Can Creativity Be Scheduled?
Nov 13, 2019 • 31 min
I’ve got nothing! That’s how this week’s episode starts. A creative block leaves me wondering if I need to return to a more rigid schedule. Maybe I’ve slowed down too much? This leads to an interesting chat with Richie about the pros and cons of…
66. Pamela Bates - The Magic Resides in the Letting Go
Nov 6, 2019 • 57 min
If you know that you want to make art but often find yourself making excuses, this is the episode for you. I am joined today by abstract artist, Pamela Bates. Pamela worked in marketing and design for 22 years until a visit to the Gardner Art Museum in…
65. Answering Your Questions on Art, Business and Mindset
Oct 30, 2019 • 38 min
What art products can you not live without? What is the best way to protect your finished paintings? How do you get over the pressure to create something great every time? Just a few of the questions I am answering in today’s Q&A style episode. Thank you…
64. Mary Price - Making the Shift from Hobbyist to Professional Artist
Oct 23, 2019 • 58 min
My guest today is UK artist, Mary Price, who is also known over on Instagram as the Artist In the Shed! I absolutely love Mary’s colourful and vibrant work. In this episode, she talks about transitioning from making art as a hobby to selling her work and…
63. 5 Tips for Making Abstract Art
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
Abstract art. I LOVE it so much and this week I am chatting about why! I am also sharing 5 tips for making abstract art. From feeling your feelings to using techniques that help you to let go of control. This episode will bring out your inner abstract…
62. Amica Whincop - Getting Back to What Is Important
Oct 9, 2019 • 43 min
Imagine giving yourself 6 months to find your style and become a ‘real artist’. On the one hand, it sounds dreamy, painting every day, but when you dig into it, that’s a whole lot of pressure! In this episode, Australian artist, Amica Whincop shares her…
61. Podcasts, Vlogs and Classes - How do we find the time?
Oct 2, 2019 • 23 min
Recording podcasts. Filming vlogs. Making online classes. Just a few of the things that you’ll find us doing on any given week. In this episode, we chat about why we love taking on these kinds of creative endeavours. We also talk about the different ways…
60. Julie Hamilton - A Passion for Paper, Paint and Pattern
Sep 25, 2019 • 43 min
My guest today is surface pattern designer, Julie Hamilton! In this episode, Julie chats about her love of learning, how she got started with art licensing and what it has been like to participate in the 100-day project for four years in a row. And of…
59. Tracy Verdugo - Having Faith in Your Creative Journey
Sep 18, 2019 • 61 min
My guest today is Australian artist, teacher and best-selling author, Tracy Verdugo. In this episode, Tracy shares her story and talks about having faith in your creative journey, even when the path isn’t clear. We also chat about art supplies, balancing…
58. Bringing Joy to Your Creative Practice
Sep 11, 2019 • 29 min
Where is the joy? That’s what I found myself saying recently. This week on the podcast you can hear what I am doing about it. Find out what new gadget I have in the studio, which books are keeping me inspired and how I have set up my supplies and space to…
57. Susan Nethercote - Why You Need to Make More Art
Sep 4, 2019 • 61 min
This week’s conversation with Australian artist, Susan Nethercote, motivated me to get my paints out and start playing on a daily basis again! Susan talks about the importance of ‘volume’ when it comes to art and the magic that happens when you work…
56. Overcoming Procrastination and Self-sabotage
Aug 28, 2019 • 22 min
Procrastination almost got the better of me last week. My schedule was clear, we were all set to film an online class but suddenly I felt compelled to vacuum. I also decided that my hair wasn’t quite right and my accounting couldn’t possibly wait. When…
55. Tips for Making Art on a Budget
Aug 21, 2019 • 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,…
54. Kellee Wynne Conrad - A Lifelong Habit of Making Art
Aug 14, 2019 • 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…
53. From Chaos to Calm - My Reset Routine
Aug 7, 2019 • 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…
52. Behind the Scenes of My SALA Exhibition
Jul 31, 2019 • 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…
51. Do Instagram Likes Really Matter?
Jul 24, 2019 • 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…
50. How to Get Started with Email Marketing
Jul 17, 2019 • 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…
49. Kelly Berghella - Becoming a Full-time Artist
Jul 9, 2019 • 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…
48. Braver Things
Jul 3, 2019 • 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…
47. Staying Motivated When Your Energy is Low
Jun 26, 2019 • 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…
46. Wendy Solganik - When the Art is Piling Up
Jun 19, 2019 • 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…
45. Marketing with a ‘Less is More’ Mindset
Jun 12, 2019 • 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…
44. Ange Miller - Listening to the Cry of Your Heart
Jun 5, 2019 • 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…
43. 10 Tips to Improve Your Painting
May 29, 2019 • 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…
42. Staying Healthy While Growing Your Creative Business
May 22, 2019 • 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…
41. Andrea Soos - A Playful Process
May 15, 2019 • 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…
40. 5 Strategies for Selling Art Online
May 8, 2019 • 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…
39. The Real Deal on Working Together
May 1, 2019 • 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…
38. 10 Tips for Painting a Big Canvas
Apr 24, 2019 • 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…
37. Face Your Fears & Grow as an Artist (Part 2)
Apr 17, 2019 • 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…
36. Face Your Fears & Grow as an Artist (Part 1)
Apr 10, 2019 • 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…
35. 7 Tips for a Website that Works!
Apr 3, 2019 • 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…
34. Building Your Brand as an Artist
Mar 27, 2019 • 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…
33. Cultivating a Healthy Creative Practice (Part 2)
Mar 20, 2019 • 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 ……
32. Cultivating a Healthy Creative Practice (Part 1)
Mar 13, 2019 • 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…
31. How to Run a Workshop
Mar 6, 2019 • 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,…
30. Tips for Organising Your Studio
Feb 27, 2019 • 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…
29. Lessons in Art & Life
Feb 21, 2019 • 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)…
28. Three Questions to Find Your Focus
Feb 13, 2019 • 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…
27. Done is Better than Perfect (or is it)?
Feb 6, 2019 • 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…
26. How to Launch Your Next Creative Project
Feb 2, 2019 • 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…
25. 5 Instagram Strategies for 2019
Jan 25, 2019 • 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…
24. Books & Podcasts to Stay Inspired
Jan 17, 2019 • 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…
23. 10 Organisational Tips for Your Creative Business
Jan 11, 2019 • 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…
22. Finding Your Unique Artistic Style
Jan 4, 2019 • 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’…
21. 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…
20. 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…
19. 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…
18. 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…
17. 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…
16. 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…
15. 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…
14. 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…
13. 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…
12. 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…
11. 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…
10. 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…
9. 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…
8. 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…
7. 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…
6. 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.
5. 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…
4. 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.
3. Making Space for Creativity
Aug 28, 2018 • 37 min
How do you get your creative juices flowing and keep showing up for your craft?
2. 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?
1. 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!