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A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

Art Juice: A podcast for artists, creatives and art lovers Louise Fletcher/Alice Sheridan

    • Visual Arts

A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

    Help - why is my art going so wrong? [81]

    Help - why is my art going so wrong? [81]

    This week, we discuss how to handle a slump... those times when you turn up to work, and put in the hours, and yet nothing goes right; somehow the well has run dry, When this happens it's so easy for us to start berating ourselves, but actually we both believe this is a natural part of the process. Alice has always believed in taking breaks, but Louise finds that difficult since painting is the most joyful thing she does. So we brainstorm solutions and offer tips and strategies for anyone experiencing the same thing. Alice's suggestions include stepping back to assess what has been working and what hasn't. Louise thinks getting outside input might be one solution.  Whatever the solution turns out to be, Alice believes this is a breakthrough moment and so we end our discussion with a challenge for Louise - go explore her newest idea and just see where it leads. This is an honest and open look at one artist's process - the good and the bad - and we hope it encourages you if you ever feel down about your work.

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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr
    Expectations, disappointments, and emotional (over)reactions [80]

    Expectations, disappointments, and emotional (over)reactions [80]

    Do you find it difficult to keep emotions out of business - especially when you feel let down? Many of us do it, but is it the best way to make decisions?  This week we discuss the issue of disappointment and how we deal with it (or don’t!). Our conversation leads into the idea that disappointment is always closely related to expectations - when we expect something specific of a person or situation, we can feel hurt, angry or extremely disappointed when those expectations are not met.  We have recently experienced a number of situations where we have either witnessed disappointment, caused disappointment, or felt disappointment and we examine this issue from each of these 3 perspectives. In this episode, we also discuss egotistical gurus, inspiring leaders, and the power of starting the week in creative flow.

    Mentioned 

    Kyle Cease https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nDqMhZoEq8

    Mahamed Hashi  on Four Thought  https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ktq6



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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr
    Improve your creativity with flexible thinking [79]

    Improve your creativity with flexible thinking [79]

    The idea for this episode was sparked by the book "Coaching the Artist Within" by Eric Maisel which Alice has been revisiting. If you've ever caught yourself thinking you must be 'this' or 'that' in order to be a creative success this might help you shift your ideas.

    We talk about the author's ideas on dualistic thinking. Too often, Maisel suggests, we feel we must choose one way or another, without allowing for the possibility that we could actually be both.  In fact, he argues, a truly creative life requires us to allow in one more than one possibility.  We discuss this idea in the context of self-judgment, defining our art style, and the rules we place on our work.

    We also debate the idea of doing 'meaningful work' and answer a listener question about selling prints. We both believe that prints can be a valuable addition to your business, but as with anything their success will depend on the time and energy you put into them. 

    Mentioned: 

    "Coaching the Artist Within" - Eric Maisel



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    Credits

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

    • 58 min
    The Value of Your Artist Network [78]

    The Value of Your Artist Network [78]

    Do you ever find yourself wishing you had fewer artist followers on Instagram? Do you worry that you're not reaching enough buyers? Do you strive only for gallery owners and interior designers? This week, we're flipping this issue on it's head to highlight the positive aspects of a strong artist network.  As we discuss this issue, we share our own experiences and the benefits we've gained from building relationships with our peers. These benefits include painting sales, business advice, collaborations, and surprising opportunities - not to mention the fun we've had! We also answer a listener question about framing, share the inspiring story of an American singer-songwriter, and touch on the cycle of expansion and contraction in our work.

    Mentioned:

    Jason Isbell's Youtube concert

    Shilpe Agash on Instagram

    Tara Leaver's IG story highlights 

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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr 11 min
    New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

    New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

    Alice just held a virtual open studios and it sparked so many ideas for both of us.  It turns out that when galleries close, and art fairs cancel, and open studios can't happen, we are forced to come up with new ways to market our work. The possibilities are infinite - each of us just need to find our own unique way. Don't feel it all has to be polished and perfect. In this episode, we discuss ways to create a personal connection over the internet, how an edited video differs from a live presentation, and how the approach Alice took might translate into other online exhibiting opportunities such as how Janette Phillips is creating unique flower paintings. 

    We close with a call to action ... how might you make the most of this exciting time?

    If you enjoy the Art Juice podcast please vote for us in the Listener's Choice section! https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote


    Mentioned

    See what Alice created for a virtual Open Studio event here: https://alicesheridan.com/artistsathome/

    See Janette Phillips idea for unique flower paintings here: https://www.janettephillips.com/workshops/

    Gabriel Lipper's free video workshop has started but you can still catch up and see more here: https://artofgabriel.com/



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    Alice @alicesheridanstudio

    Louise @louisefletcher_art

    Credits

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

    • 58 min
    Growing Pains [76]

    Growing Pains [76]

    This week's topic was inspired by a busy and stressful week for both of us - a week in which we had to learn, adapt, and employ what Alice calls "just-in-time" learning. Our discussion covers growing pains in both our art and our business. We discuss the importance of failure or mistakes (and how we learn from them) and debate Seth Godin's idea that sometimes we are struggling because we are in a dip and will soon start to come up out of it, while at other times we are struggling because we actually went into a cul-de-sac, from which we can never emerge. In this case, he suggests, the best course of action is to give up and find something else to do. In the end, we both lean towards the idea that learning and growing are essential, which makes growing pains not only inevitable but actually desirable. If you've ever send a marketing email with a dead link, started a project with no idea how to manage it, or spent years trying to make the wrong thing work, this episode is for you!

    Mentioned

    Louise's Find Your Joy course opens at 6pm GMT on June 23rd - join at www.alicesheridan.com
    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Submit a question at bit.ly/artjuicepodcast
    Buy us a coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/artjuice

    Follow us on Instagram:
    Alice @alicesheridanstudio
    Louise @louisefletcher_art

    Credits
    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    ">https://www.louisefletcherart.com

    Amanda Pickles website

    Seth Godin - The Dip

    See what Alice created for a virtual Open Studio event here: https://alicesheridan.com/artistsathome/

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     Sign up for our newsletters at:

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    Alice @alicesheridanstudio

    Louise @louisefletcher_art



    Credits

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

    • 59 min

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