Savvy Painter is the podcast for artists who mean business.
Antrese Wood talks about the business of art and how it gets created.
Artists spend enormous amounts of time alone in their studios. It's easy to believe their challenges are unique when in fact they are not. Fortunately, others have been there before, and by sharing our stories with other artists we all win.
The Stories We Tell About Our Art
Does your art practice feel limited? Is your mindset preventing you from achieving your full potential as an artist? Our possibilities are determined by the kinds of stories we tell about our art. On this episode, I’ll teach you how to notice the negative stories that keep you from the art practice you want.
Outline of This Episode [1:22] Why our stories matter and finding our super power [7:04] The power of awareness in changing our mindset [9:43] Exposing the false stories we tell ourselves [18:00] Choosing the story that serves you best Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Creating Ease in Your Studio
Is your art studio a place of peace or chaos? How do we intentionally create a sense of ease in our art practice? On this episode, I’ll take a deep dive into how you can bring that ease into the studio, why "hard" work is over rated, and the benefits of bringing fun, curiosity, and playfulness into our art practice.
Outline of This Episode [0:57] What does (and doesn’t) ease in our art studio look like? [3:09] Why hard work doesn’t automatically make good art [11:04] Why ease and black and white thinking don’t mix [14:29] The benefits of fun, letting go, and choosing ease over hardship Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Yes, You Can Create Flow On Purpose - EP 261 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram
How We Grow and Evolve as Artists
Is there a general path to success when it comes to our art? I’ve come to embrace that success is determined by how we grow and evolve as artists. On this episode, I’ll dive into what that looks like, the role each side of our brain plays in the process, and how to overcome the need for linear success.
Outline of This Episode [1:15] Why we think we need linear success [3:29] Bringing the right side of your brain into your art practice [8:28] The evolution of our art through trust [21:54] Cultivating curiosity, exploration, and wonder Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
When the Muppets in the Balcony Are Yammering Away
Get a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the Savvy Painter Community as I share a recent talk I gave during Mindset Monday all about our witness. We all have one! That inner critic sees everything we do and provides a running negative commentary like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets. Listen to this episode to learn how to shut those guys up and turn your mindset (and your witness) into a positive one!
Outline of This Episode [2:41] Can I get a positive witness? [5:48] Recapping the damage negative underlying beliefs can create [10:41] Asking your inner critic the right questions [16:27] Come back to yourself Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community The Artist Thermostat: Why It Can't Be That Easy – EP 273 The Messy Middle Is an Essential Part of the Art Journey - EP 271 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
The Artist Thermostat: Why It Can’t Be That Easy
Are limiting beliefs holding you back from being the artist and person you want to be? Many artists are not satisfied in their art practice but fail to see why they haven't reached the place they want to be. Is it external circumstances or something deeper? On this episode, I’m going to discuss how our underlying belief systems impact what happens in our art studio and how you can take control of your growth.
Outline of This Episode [0:54] The reason our feelings are so powerful and how beliefs shape actions [6:42] Why this episode probably applies to you too [10:11] What if being an artist was easy? [17:51] Exploring internal beliefs, limits, and expectations Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Episode artwork by Lisa Diebboll This Is How You Take Your Power Back - EP 266 Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter
Patience Is about More than Waiting
What do you do when it feels like things aren’t happening in your art practice fast enough? Maybe you’ve taken lots of workshops, established a consistent painting practice, and you show up and put in the work, but your painting is just not at the level you think you should be at by now. Should you double down or just be patient with yourself? On this episode, I’m going beyond the understanding that patience is simply having the ability to wait without complaining. I want to offer you a more nuanced definition as it applies to your art and career as well as help you cultivate patience within your art practice and with yourself as you create. Outline of This Episode [2:33] What is patience? [7:22] Signs you are running out of patience [16:53] Why patience goes beyond a simple character trait [18:32] The benefits of patience in your art practice Resources Mentioned on this episode The Savvy Painter Growth Studio The Savvy Painter Community Yes, You Can Create Flow On Purpose - EP 261 Jon Batiste Wins Album Of The Year For ‘WE ARE’ Connect With Antrese On Facebook On Pinterest On Instagram On Twitter