73 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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 103 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.

    Three questions artists should probably never ask [72]

    Three questions artists should probably never ask [72]

    This week, we share 3 of the questions that we are most often asked, and discuss why they're really not helpful. Often, especially when we are starting out or when we are switching to a new medium, we ask questions as a kind of shortcut ... it feels easier to ask than to work it out for ourselves. But the truth is that the answers to these questions are unique for each of us. Only you can find the answer that works for you. That said, we do have some suggestions that we hope are helpful. This week we are also moving back to working on larger paintings, which feels really good, and we are both working hard on our membership groups. As an added bonus, Alice shares her lockdown TV recommendations!

    Mentioned

    Last chance to join Louise's Art Tribe at the founder's discount rate: https://thispaintinglife.mykajabi.com/art-tribe

    Sally Hirst free courses on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewJ2YXT8hN8Gb3g7LMkQKw

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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Should Artists Work for Free? [71]

    Should Artists Work for Free? [71]

    This week's main topic was prompted by Alice's decision to lend a painting to a leading home decor magazine. The painting appears on the front cover this month, but some people were critical of her decision to loan the piece free of charge.  So in this episode, we discuss whether it's OK to work for free and what criteria you might apply when deciding. We cover loans like the one Alice made as well as charitable donations, fundraising events, speeches and workshops, and we weigh up long-term brand benefits versus short-term financial gains. In the end, each artist has to decide where he or she draws the line, but we hope this conversation helps you determine what might be right for you.

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    Sign up for the Connected Artist Wait List here:  https://alicesheridan.com/artists/

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    Credits

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

    • 50 min
    Art and Motherhood (or just a busy life) with Marissa Huber [70]

    Art and Motherhood (or just a busy life) with Marissa Huber [70]

    Ever felt that the odds of making art were stacked against you? Busting this myth was what prompted today's guest Marissa Huber to start a series of interviews with other artists. She wasn't prepared to sit back and be told there was no longer time in her life to do what was important for her.

    Two children later and still with a full time job she has just published 'The Motherhood of Art' with Heather Kirtland and we talk about when self-care came into existence, following the natural flow of any creative project and the reality of current situations vs. your dreams. 

    We also touch on boundaries of sharing online and how collaborations with others can help propel you forward. Whether you are a mother or not there will be ideas here to encourage you. The book is beautiful, but real,  and would make an amazing gift for any woman balancing her own creativity along with raising a family. Do take a look ...

    Mentioned:

    Read Interviews and Find the book: http://www.carveouttimeforart.com/the-motherhood-of-art

    Carve Out time for Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carveouttimeforart/

    Find Marissa Huber on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marissahuber/

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

    • 54 min
    Frayed nerves, broken glass, and really ... what's the point? [69]

    Frayed nerves, broken glass, and really ... what's the point? [69]

    This week, we address an email from a listener who writes “Could you and Alice address the “what’s the point of art”, “what do I do with all this crap” sort of issues? I’ve not listened to the news for a while now, but am actually listening to very little at all. Sometimes I find people too jolly, too positive, so I guess I’m looking for gentle, encouraging, empathetic. I can’t seem to pull myself up at the moment.”

    In response, we discuss how much it is our responsibility to change our mental state ... and how can do it. We also suggest that the question should be 'what is the point of art for ME?' Understanding this gives you motivation to show up even when you don't feel like it. Interestingly, we feel differently about this question and have different solutions, so hopefully you will resonate with one of us. We also discuss the 'butterfly effect' and why it might be a good thing and we share the ways in which we change our own moods (including a rather drastic strategy Alice recently employed - and is not recommending to others!)

    Mentioned:

    Extras outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_thjUPE1i4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMg8Ve1Gy0

    Abraham Hicks: https://youtu.be/1ddJyJoSOrg

    Art in Isolation episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoqTM4IljJM

    Gretchen Rubin Four Tendencies Quiz HERE

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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Can You Sell Art During a Crisis? [68]

    Can You Sell Art During a Crisis? [68]

    You can't sell luxury items like art during a global pandemic. This seems to be a widely held belief and yet artists all over the world are discovering that it's not true. In fact, many artists are now selling online for the first time and finding more success than they ever expected. Indeed, we both  posted work for sale recently as part of the #artistsupportpledge initiative, and we were both pleasantly surprised by our results. In this episode, we share our experiences and tips for succeeding with online sales during this crisis, discuss the importance of finding marketing strategies that work for you, and chat about ways we can use our art to raise funds for our favourite causes. We also discuss the ways in which this initiative might change how we market our own paintings in the future, and offer advice on what to do if you post work and it doesn't sell right away (spoiler alert: we don't think it's anything to worry about!) And finally, we say goodbye to Louise's (slightly surprising) childhood hero.

    Mentioned

    #artistsupportpledge on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/artistsupportpledge/?hl=en

    Alice's small paintings - sorry - all sold out!

    Louise's small paintings: https://www.louisefletcherart.com/small-works/

    Norman Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awoxabZSS9c

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

    • 52 min
    How to Fall in Love with Your Art [67]

    How to Fall in Love with Your Art [67]

    This week's episode was prompted by a question from Kate, an Australian artist who asked: "Should you like your own work? Do you ever stop fighting that inner critic (and external critics) and just start enjoying the process?" We both believe that loving your own work is crucial, touch on how we evaluate our work (and the importance of doing so) and share our feelings about where we find ourselves currently. We also ask whether  what we love changes,  whether this is an issue, and what to do with those older pieces that no longer make us feel excited. As for the inner critic ... Alice suggests there is a difference between criticism and critique. Can we analyse/assess our work without ever allowing that self-critique to stray into negative thoughts about ourselves or our level of talent? Finally, we each offer concrete steps that we believe artists can take to begin making work that they love.

    Mentioned:

    Alice's Connected Artist Club: https://alicesheridanstudio.mykajabi.com/connected-interest

    Louise's Art Tribe: https://thispaintinglife.mykajabi.com/art-tribe

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    Credits

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

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Claire Hankey ,

Amazing

I cannot tell you how much I am enjoying listening to all the back episodes of this podcast. I didn’t even know it existed until last week when I stumbled across it. I’ve now joined mailing lists for both artists. Oh how I wish I had listened to the CVP episode as I could have used it as ammunition to help persuade my husband to let me go on the course art2life!
I’m a primary school teacher and aspiring artist...Instagram clairehankeyart. Can’t recommend this podcast enough.

Sculptor 43 ,

A weekly creative, inspirational boost!

Now in its second year, Art Juice podcast was recommended to me shortly after it launched and it's been an essential listen in my schedule every week for a boost of energy and ideas. I'm a sculptor, and the points covered cross sectors and skill levels. It feels like Louise and Alice know what I need to hear to move my practice and my mindset forward. And the show notes and support outside of the podcast are fantastic!

Indy1410 ,

Love this!

Only just discovered Art Juice, completely by chance , but what a lovely listen it is!
Breezy, chatty yet informative- it’s like eavesdropping on the conversations of a couple of creatives’ and that’s wonderful. Feel like I’m going to learn lots of insider tips and tricks ... thankyou ladies 🙌🏼

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