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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
    • 4.8, 38 Ratings

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.

    Money Matters: Freeing Financial Blocks [83]

    Money Matters: Freeing Financial Blocks [83]

    This week, we’re tackling that most sensitive of topics - money. We didn’t have much of a plan for this episode - we just decided to start talking and see what happened. And what happened was a fascinating conversation about how we view money and why. Where are we generous? Where do we hold back? How does upbringing show up in our current relationship with money? Why will Alice happily buy a new car, but haggle for a £2 discount on a canvas? Why is Louise perfectly happy spending money on other peoples’ stuff, but sometimes struggles to charge a fair price for her own art? And how are we working to change our relationship to money? We also get into the financial side of an art career- for those who want to make a living from art, we consider the questions to ask yourself and the conscious steps you can take in the right direction. 

    Mentioned

    Parasite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEUXfv87Wpk

    Reply All podcast https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all

    Book a personal session with Alice: https://bookme.name/alicesheridan



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    Credits

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

    • 59 min
    Art Breakthroughs (and what comes after) [82]

    Art Breakthroughs (and what comes after) [82]

    What does it feel like to have a breakthrough in your art? How do you know it’s actually a breakthrough and not just a fluke success? And how do you keep the momentum going once the initial serotonin rush has subsided and you realise there is a lot of work still to do? Last week Alice predicted that a breakthrough was on the way for Louise, and that turned out to be very prescient. In this episode she shares what happened, what she plans to do next and why power tools will play an important role. We also answer a listener question about whether it’s acceptable for a workshop leader to physically change a student’s work, sparking an interesting discussion about teaching styles and student boundaries.


    Books Mentioned: 

    No Night is Too Long - Barbara Vine https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Too-Long-Barbara-Vine/dp/0517799642
    Moon Tiger - Penelope Lively https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=moon+tiger&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
    The Pilot’s Wife - Anita Shreve https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pilots-Wife-Anita-Shreve/dp/0349110859
    How to Paint a Dead Man - Sarah Hall https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Paint-Dead-Sarah-Hall/dp/0571315631/

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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr 10 min
    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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    Alice @alicesheridanstudio

    Louise @louisefletcher_art

    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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    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

    • 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 

    Find us and sign up for our newsletters at:

    www.alicesheridan.com

    www.louisefletcherart.com

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    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

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

beaglenose ,

Informative and fun

So much to digest in this podcast. Worth holding on to for reviewing later. They may be UK based but so much of what they speak about applies no matter where you live.

loving the crative life ,

Happy Anniversary!

I have listened to each podcast and absolutely love your talks. You so often make my day a bit sweeter. Thank you for your honesty and vulnerability and support in continuing to live the creative life (and all its doubts). You have helped me understand that this creative process is happening exactly like it should. Embrace, enjoy and celebrate; be brave, be honest and create. Love to both of you wonderful women.

MonoArtist ,

Great podcast for creatives!

I really love listening to Louise and Alice. I learn something every time I listen.

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