40 episodes

How does creativity shape our lives?

Through interviews with artists, makers, creators and general lovers of life, we will explore how creativity has helped them to carve out a unique and fulfilling life.

This is a great resource for creatives in any field, of any ability, from professional to hobbyist. Ultimately though, this a life affirming podcast that we hope will inspire you to pursue your own ideas and dreams, whatever they may be!

We explore these peoples personal paths to where they are now, the decisions made along the way and how they made them. We delve in to their mindsets, as well as looking into the creative process, how and where ideas are born and how they are executed. The interaction between left and right brain is also a fascinating them that we hope will run through out.

We will also often cover life as an artist or creator, the many forms this takes and the business of making a living as an artist.

All of this and plenty more makes up this "Creative Perspectives" Podcast.

Creative Perspectives Podcas‪t‬ Tom Shepherd

    • Visual Arts

How does creativity shape our lives?

Through interviews with artists, makers, creators and general lovers of life, we will explore how creativity has helped them to carve out a unique and fulfilling life.

This is a great resource for creatives in any field, of any ability, from professional to hobbyist. Ultimately though, this a life affirming podcast that we hope will inspire you to pursue your own ideas and dreams, whatever they may be!

We explore these peoples personal paths to where they are now, the decisions made along the way and how they made them. We delve in to their mindsets, as well as looking into the creative process, how and where ideas are born and how they are executed. The interaction between left and right brain is also a fascinating them that we hope will run through out.

We will also often cover life as an artist or creator, the many forms this takes and the business of making a living as an artist.

All of this and plenty more makes up this "Creative Perspectives" Podcast.

    Income Streams

    Income Streams

    In this episode I cover a few of the different methods I use as income streams, whilst highlighting the importance of being flexible to suit your needs, as the artist.

    I begin by talking through the various ways of selling artwork, both through online avenues, as well as in person. Following this, I dive into the topic of teaching and the various paths available.

    I finish off the podcast by revisiting the importance of flexibility and mindset when planning out your income streams.

    • 45 min
    Moaner Lisa - The Three A's

    Moaner Lisa - The Three A's

    In this mini episode we briefly discuss how the digital media has affected communities before moving on to describing our own digital realities. We then dive headfirst into the three A’s of social media – authenticity, accessibility and addiction.

    • 31 min
    Moaner Lisa - Is Art Essential?

    Moaner Lisa - Is Art Essential?

    In this mini-episode we tackle one of the burning questions of the year… is art essential?

    Please note: this episode contains the occasional expletive.

    • 8 min
    Moaner Lisa - The Exposure Trap

    Moaner Lisa - The Exposure Trap

    In this short mini-episode we discuss the flip side of commission work, whilst dipping our toes into the topic of ‘should we do work for free?’ and the exposure trap!

    Please note: this episode contains the occasional expletive.

    • 17 min
    Moaner Lisa - Creative Blocks

    Moaner Lisa - Creative Blocks

    In this short episode I chat with fellow artist, and friend Martin Aveling. 

    Martin and I recently spent some time chatting about 'all things art' and have entitled the mini-series the 'Moaner Lisa'. 

    This episode focuses primarily on how to deal with creative blocks - what are they? and how do we deal with them?

    • 30 min
    Re-Invention

    Re-Invention

    In this episode I talk about what re-invention means and how it might look to artists and creatives alike.

    We begin the episode addressing some of the questions that came out of the ‘Instagram’ episode before moving onto re-invention itself.

    There are many different factors which can be a catalyst to re-inventing yourself (forced changes, circumstance, physical influence – to name a few). I explore a few of these through describing some of my own re-inventions over recent years.

    • 55 min

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