146 episodes

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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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 42 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.

    146. Making Art Fun Again + Podcast Changes

    146. Making Art Fun Again + Podcast Changes

    I’ve been quiet on social media lately but I have been working on something really important - making art fun again! The studio has had a makeover, new art supplies have been ordered and ALL my sketchbooks are out!! Plus, Richie and I have been having some BIG ol' chats about the future direction of the podcast and art biz in general.

    With a new year coming, it’s time for a change. In this week’s episode, we look back on the last year and talk about the changes we are making to bring more creativity and fun into our lives as we head into 2022. This includes a change in the way that we approach the podcast.

    As it’s the last episode of the year, we also want to thank you for your support and wish you a happy festive season!

    Laura & Richie

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/146

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

    • 28 min
    145. Juggling Art, Business and Family (Q&A Session)

    145. Juggling Art, Business and Family (Q&A Session)

    This week, Richie and I answer your questions. You’ll hear personal stories including how we met, whether we always wanted children and what’s been the hardest part of our journey so far. We also share business tips on areas such as Facebook advertising and getting started with teaching.

    One thing you’ll notice is that things are always changing. Being a creative couple is a juggling act that requires plenty of communication and adjustment!

    There are times when we focus on creative work and feel like we are not being good parents and then there are times when we are very hands-on with our family but lack creative purpose.

    It’s not all doom and gloom though! We chat about how we have learned to deal with this ebb and flow and what we are loving in this current phase.

    We hope that the episode is informative and encouraging!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/145

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

    • 49 min
    144. How to Make an Income From Your Art - 5 Key Stages

    144. How to Make an Income From Your Art - 5 Key Stages

    Can you still grow on Instagram? Is it worth starting a YouTube Channel? When should you leave your day job? Is your art biz covid-proof? Just a few things that come up in today’s chat about making an income from your art.

    We have talked about this topic many times but these are our latest thoughts and tips taking into account how the world and social media platforms have changed.

    Plus we talk about the realities of making money from selling art and why teaching is such an important income source for many artists.

    It’s a juicy one and it’s not just for artists that are starting out. At the end of the podcast, we talk about longevity and how your approach will shift as you become more established.

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/144

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

    • 55 min
    143. Living a Well Rounded Creative Life

    143. Living a Well Rounded Creative Life

    I wasn’t sure what to call this week’s episode as we chat about so many things. Yoga, social anxiety, the progress I have been making on my paintings, accounting, books, Netflix - it’s a mixed bag!

    Then it came to me. While I haven’t been painting as much lately, my life has felt rich with creativity. I’ve had time to discover new passions and I have finally learned how to take breaks and tackle tasks in short bursts.

    Could it be that I am living a well rounded creative life and finding balance in this busy world?

    It’s not perfect but it feels like I am on the right path. Or at least the right path for now!

    Richie and I muse on this in today’s episode and share plenty of laughs along the way. We hope the episode provides inspiration for your own multi-faceted creative life!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/143

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

    • 46 min
    142. It's Okay To Feel Confused About Your Art

    142. It's Okay To Feel Confused About Your Art

    This week, Richie and I are chatting about creative confusion. Sometimes you can think you have your art figured out and then lo and behold you are back at square one, uncertain about where you are heading and what direction you want to take.

    I have been experiencing this over the past week or two, so it was good to unpack it with Richie.

    We talk about why my art is changing, the negative impacts of social media on creativity and the advantages of lingering in the experimental phase.

    At the end of the episode, I share a few ideas that are less about resolving confusion and more about embracing it.

    I hope you enjoy the episode and it alleviates some of the pressure to have your art style boxed off and fully resolved!

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/142

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

    • 39 min
    141. Showing Up & Embracing Your Personality

    141. Showing Up & Embracing Your Personality

    In today’s episode, Richie and I chat about showing up when you don’t feel like it. This topic came about because I really didn’t feel like recording a podcast!

    We also talk about our very different personalities and how they gel in our business as well as our relationship.

    It’s a short episode but a good one! I hope you really enjoy it.

    Find the show notes for this episode with all the links at https://www.laurahornart.com/thepodcast/141

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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

holmwoodblooms ,

Episode 144.

I’ve been listening to your podcast for a quite a while but had to comment on this episode which i have found so honest and useful. Particularly for myself who has long aspired to lead a creative life. I constantly fill notebooks with ideas but do find myself too concerned with an end product / outcome to even begin! Your advice is so relevant and I know will be useful to so many including myself . Thanks again, Helen x

Sarahcoveneyevansartist ,

Thank you, moving and wonderful

Knowing both the extremes you talk about this really resonated. I have come back to art over the last couple of years after about 10 years away. Previously I had a very busy and successful art practice working with glass for over a decade but after the break I’m now making my way finding a new voice through painting, a lifelong desire! I have found the art world now to be both unrecognisable and daunting. So much so that I have even considered giving it all up as I just don’t feel that I ‘fit-in’ and can’t be myself. I find the whirlwind polish of social media so stressful. I found the honesty and openness of your story and the podcast so helpful and moving. It has given me hope and new focus. Thank you. I can’t wait to hear the upcoming series.

ArtyEm.UK ,

Emmeline UK

I can’t believe just over a year ago (before lockdown 1 in UK) I had never listened to a podcast before. I am now completely hooked!
Laura & Richies honest, open and warm approach to art, life, working together & juggling family life continues to inspire me.
I’m so thankful I found them.
Their conversations have helped me through the trickiest of years to be running an art business. Taking away some of the anxiety that comes with working in solitude and isolation too, they are my new studio buddies! 😁
Highly recommend 🤩

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