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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 grow as an artist.

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    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

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.

    129. Christina Kwan - Finding Your Sense of Self as an Artist

    129. Christina Kwan - Finding Your Sense of Self as an Artist

    I’ve been itching to share this conversation! Today is the first interview in the ‘Redefining Success Series’ and I am chatting with Atlanta-based artist, Christina Kwan.

    Christina is well known for her abstract and floral works on paper as well as her large-scale murals. She has recently reached the point where art is her main career.

    In the episode, she talks about the winding road to becoming an artist, wanting to give up many times and how her view of success has changed since becoming a mother.

    This is a conversation about losing and finding yourself again and again. It’s about acceptance and letting go or as Christina’s says in the interview, it’s about something and nothing. You’ll have to tune in to find out more!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/129

    Find Christina on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/christina.kwan.art/

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 53 min
    128. Know Your Limits. Busy vs. Not Busy Enough!

    128. Know Your Limits. Busy vs. Not Busy Enough!

    Running a creative business is a lot like painting, sometimes you have to take things too far to know your limits. This week, Richie and I chat about this and why our 3-week break turned into 3 months. You'll hear our perspectives on burnout as well as the flipside - What happens when you slow down too much and become isolated and disengaged?

    We also talk about changes in the art community including the push towards more video content and the pros and cons of raw vs polished video production.

    Plus, we try not to gush or say too much about our upcoming artist interviews! This season we are focusing on artists that have a smaller social media following but are achieving success in different ways. We've called it the 'Redefining Success Series' and we can't wait to share it with you. The first interview will be out next week.

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/128

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 41 min
    127. Turning Things Around and Tapping Into Positivity

    127. Turning Things Around and Tapping Into Positivity

    In this week’s episode, I am sharing a few posts and podcast episodes from other artists that have helped me to get back on track after a bit of a slump in my creative practice. They say a problem shared is a problem halved and I certainly have to agree with that. I’ve been taking a lot of comfort from other artists in the community and I wanted to share some of that comfort and support with you.

    Richie and I also reflect on this season of the podcast and talk about the positives that have come out of 2021 along with our plans for the future.

    We hope you enjoy the episode. This is the last episode of the season. We will be back in early May!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/127

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 34 min
    126. How to Make a Time-Lapse Video

    126. How to Make a Time-Lapse Video

    I'll just make a quick video for Instagram. It'll be easy. 5 hours later and with much cursing, I had nothing. Well actually, I did have some footage of the back of my head and some interesting shadows!

    If this sounds all too familiar, stay tuned! This week, Richie is taking over the mic and sharing his skills and knowledge as a videographer. Don’t worry though, it’s not super techy!

    This is the Keep it Simple approach to making a time-lapse video. Richie takes you through every step including setting up your equipment, finding good light, taking high-quality footage and even how to edit the video once you are done.

    Speaking of video, Richie has also created a little video to accompany this podcast so you can really see what is going on. The video is linked in the show notes.

    Also, if you are interested in a more in-depth course on making videos, make sure you register your interest at www.laurahornart.com/video-for-artists.

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/126

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 20 min
    125. Balancing Making Art with Running a Business

    125. Balancing Making Art with Running a Business

    Sometimes the administration side of being an artist takes over to the point where you don’t feel like much of an artist at all! Too many hours behind the computer screen can leave you feeling tired, exhausted and full of self-doubt.

    When this happens something has to give! This week we chat about making painting a priority again. You’ll hear about the new collection I am working on, why I am laying low on social media and what happened when I took a break from my beloved online planner, Trello!

    We hope you enjoy the episode. Richie and I certainly had a good laugh about my amazing ability to overcomplicate things!

    If you also struggle with this balancing act and put way to much pressure on yourself, please know that you are not alone. Keeping things in balance is almost impossible but sometimes you do need to take a stand, rejig your schedule and claim those painting hours back!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/125

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    Email Richie with questions for his solo episodes at laurahornartinfo@gmail.com

    • 35 min
    124. What Makes an Artist Stand Out From the Crowd?

    124. What Makes an Artist Stand Out From the Crowd?

    Why are some artists so popular? And what about those artists that work really hard doing all the things (posting on social media, sending out newsletters, creating tutorials, exhibiting in galleries …) but barely see any growth in their audience year after year?

    That’s what we are chatting about this week. To help us answer this question, Richie and I took a look at who we follow on Instagram and why. What we noticed was that there are many different ways to stand out.

    From gimmicks to awe-inspiring talent, join us as we chat about what can make a difference when you are trying to be seen in a very crowded space.

    We also talk about how much time it can take to get attention and whether it is even worth it? Plus we hatch a plan to interview artists that are achieving success with smaller audiences and with less focus on social media. Stay tuned for that!

    We hope you enjoy the episode and it provides some food for thought on this tricky and often frustrating topic!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/124

    Find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/laurahornart/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

70 Ratings

artistissima ,

Episode 126

This was such an informative podcast! Thank you Richie and Laura.

Pamogirlblue ,

You're a mind reader- this is me

Hi Laura and Richie,
I have had some time out from listening to podcasts over the Christmas Holidays...tuned in this morning to my fav podcast (you and Richie) and you were talking about exactly what I had been thinking about. My husband gave me a beautiful moleskin art journal for Christmas and I'm scared to paint in it...after listening to you today I am going to be brave and paint in it today..if it doesn't work out I can always glue the pages together! BTW Richie...laughed out loud when you put that sneeky bit in at the end. Looking forward to hanging out with you both in 2021. Love your podcast

marnitk ,

Thank you!!!

Dear Laura and Richie.

Thank you greatly for sharing SO much helpful insights on the business side of art. I have binged your podcast over the last couple of months and have enjoyed every single episode! I have also been working through some of your online courses and they are fantastic!!

I have taken so many things away from all of your conversations and it has definitely given me a lot of confidence to build on my business. I was so overwhelmed by all the things that need to be done behind the scenes to grow as a professional artist and I cannot wait to put the things I’ve learned from you two into practice.

You are both such a joy to listen to and an absolute blessing to have in the arts community.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

- Marni Korneluk Artist

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