179 episodes

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

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    • 4.9 • 101 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.

    The Blank Canvas: Starting New Work [178]

    The Blank Canvas: Starting New Work [178]

    This week, Louise is joined by best-selling novelist (and good friend) Jonathan Hall, who writes under the name JM Hall. Louise is making a start on a new series of abstract paintings and Jonathan is beginning his third novel. In this conversation, we explore the challenges of starting again, or perhaps it's more a case of building on what went before? After all, Jonathan is writing about the same characters and Louise is bringing in elements of previous work, so are we ever really starting with a blank canvas? As we chat, we uncover many similarities between writing and painting, share our thoughts on imposter syndrome, discuss the value of taking creative detours, and agree on the importance of an underlying message or theme to our work. Sometimes it helps to step back and see our situation in a whole new light and we hope this comparison with writing makes that possible for you. 

    Mentioned

    Find Jonathan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jm_hall_writer/

    Jonathan's first novel: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09F5N8FR8/

    Jonathan's Radio 4 Play 'Trust:' https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mb2k

    Find Alice and Louise at:

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 48 min
    The Final Countdown [177]

    The Final Countdown [177]

    Welcome back! You'll notice it's been a longer break than we anticipated and today we are spilling the beans and talking about making decisions in your art life to suit you ... and why it's OK to want something that is different to the things other people want or expect from you. 

    This was not the episode we were expecting to record today but we hope it encourages you that there is always a way through to finding the fun AND the freedom in what you do...

    Mentioned

    Get your free Human Design chart here:  https://www.ihdschool.com/get-your-chart



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    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 43 min
    Are you Tired of Social Media? [176]

    Are you Tired of Social Media? [176]

    Recently we've noticed a trend among the artists we know online; there seem to be more and more complaints about social media. Some artists have left Facebook on principle, many are disillusioned with Instagram's shift to bite-sized video content, and most of us haven't even tried Tik Tok. The dissatisfaction runs the gamut - if you have used social media for years, you might be finding it less effective than before. And if you are only just starting online, you might be struggling against the algorithm, and wondering how anyone ever built up a sizeable following. But have we lost our perspective? Social media platforms still allow us to share our art with the world, completely free of charge and surely that has greatly levelled the playing field for contemporary artists? As you may be able to tell, we have more questions than answers, -and we may have done a bit more moaning than usual - but we hope our discussion offers food for thought in an ever-changing world.

    This is our last episode for a month, as we'll be taking a short break. Do make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss us when we return.

    Mentioned

    The Wittering Whitehalls podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wittering-whitehalls/id1630153508

    The Muse https://www.amazon.co.uk/Muse-Jessie-Burton/dp/1447250974/

    Night Music https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Music-Jojo-Moyes/dp/0340895969/

    The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Casebook-Victor-Frankenstein-Peter-Ackroyd/dp/0701182954

    Find our websites and sign up for our newsletters at:

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 50 min
    Creative Exploration with Jane Davies [175]

    Creative Exploration with Jane Davies [175]

    This week Louise is joined by American artist Jane Davies for a wide-ranging conversation around the topic of exploration. Jane is a true explorer, always experimenting and seeking new ways to access her creative instincts, resulting in fresh and exciting work that never stands still.  In this candid conversation, we discuss the role of intuition and the value of constant experimentation but we also admit to going off track sometimes and getting stuck in conventional ways of thinking or working. This isn't just a philosophical conversation - we also share some of our own ways of getting unstuck, including two different very practical collage exercises. If you are feeling stuck or bored, we hope this lively conversation helps you to shake things up again - after all, what's the worst that could happen!? 

    Mentioned

    Jane Davies website https://www.janedaviesstudios.com/

    Jane on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/janedaviesart/

    Jane on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/jdaviesVT

    Find our websites and sign up for our newsletters at:

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 1 hr
    Body Based guidance with Tamsin Crimmens [174]

    Body Based guidance with Tamsin Crimmens [174]

    Making art is demanding. It's a creative and personal challenge and ultimately deeply personal. Today Alice talks to somatic coach Tamsin Crimmens about recognising ways our bodies show us things may not always be right... anxiety, frustration, procrastinating - all can be signs to listen...

    When we're not trying to escape the moment, but BE with it, this is where we build our capacity.

    In this episode we talk about how to be more present so that instead of bouncing between different states of stress we can turn towards ourselves more deeply ... that can only be good for any artist!

    Mentioned

    Follow Tamsin on Instagram @tamsincrimmens

    Grab your gifted Creatrix Activation here: https://www.tamsincrimmens.co.uk/freebies

    www.tamsincrimmens.co.uk



    Find our websites and sign up for our newsletters at:

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 47 min
    When Real Life Interrupts [173]

    When Real Life Interrupts [173]

    Does making your own art sometimes feel insignificant in the face of world circumstances? If so, you are not alone. But it's not only the BIG things which can get in the way; what about when "just life" keeps you away? 

    In this episode we talk about:
    • how art can be a beneficial and restorative practice
    • recognising your own capacity and making allowances for other life events
    • the relationship of our own emotional state and how this relates to the art we make
    • and when you run out of steam, what is it that ultimately keeps pulling you back?



    Mentioned 

    Please continue to use the hashtag #artjuicedrawing 

    Daisy Fawcett https://www.instagram.com/thenorthernpotter/

    Paul McCartney at Glastonbury with Dave Grohl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZuCgyqLDs

    Episode 36 Art2Life podcast
    https://www.art2life.com/2022/06/29/becoming-more-alive-brandi-stanely-ep-36/

    Find our websites and sign up for our newsletters at:

    www.alicesheridan.com 

    www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow us on Instagram:

    @alicesheridanstudio

    @louisefletcher_art

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

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

WineforBreakfast ,

I have found my people!!!! ☺️☺️☺️

Literally stumbled upon your podcast and then discovered you both on IG … websites etc.
oh my goodness … where to begin?! I so love your different perspectives and approaches; your down to earth discussions; your generous sharing of tips and tricks AND your laugh-out-loud humour.
New to Art Juice means that I have all of your past episodes to enjoy - and I so enjoy them. I listen to podcasts whilst walking my doggo so am delighted that I have hours and hours of listening ahead of me. Enjoy your summer break - although sounds like you’ll both fill the void with lots of activities.
Louise, loved your book recommendation “Holding” by Graham Norton 👍

the Oliphant Sketcher ,

Love Art Juice!

This is a great podcast chucked full of experience and wisdom. Love the music or their intro and close, certainly gave me a chuckle when they started including what could be called the audio equivalent of bloopers at the end. Great, informative podcast that often addresses questions that had just been going through my mind.

Gibsons Studio ,

Just the best!

I could listen to Alice and Louise all day, and sometimes almost do 😁. They have achieved a wonderful balance in their conversations that inform and educate the listener in the most relaxed, delightful way. And their senses of humour often make me giggle as I’m painting away, listening to their stories. They make me feel as though I’m sitting in their studios with them, sharing experiences, lessons and expertise. A highlight of my week, thanks so much for all you do!

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