13 episodes

Welcome to Hatchling, the show for artists who want to earn a living. Each episode I'll answer questions from people around the world on topics including creativity, social media, mental health, finances, and more. I know from experience what it takes to succeed in this field and I'll share honest advice on how to get there. Hatchling will awaken the go-getter in you and leave you feeling inspired, encouraged, and a little less alone.

Hatchling August Lamm

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 68 Ratings

Welcome to Hatchling, the show for artists who want to earn a living. Each episode I'll answer questions from people around the world on topics including creativity, social media, mental health, finances, and more. I know from experience what it takes to succeed in this field and I'll share honest advice on how to get there. Hatchling will awaken the go-getter in you and leave you feeling inspired, encouraged, and a little less alone.

    The Influencer's Dilemma (Part 2)

    The Influencer's Dilemma (Part 2)

    Chapter two of a mini-series about my relationship with the internet. This episode describes the moment when I first realized that everything had gone wrong, and that something would have to change. The second half of the episode is a wonderful listener response from Kathlyn Pagador about how to get the most out of social media without losing yourself in it.

    Hosted by August Lamm

    Music is by your host! Find more of it here.

    Email me your questions: augustbryanlamm@gmail.com

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    • 15 min
    The Influencer's Dilemma (Part 1)

    The Influencer's Dilemma (Part 1)

    This is chapter one of a new mini-series about my relationship with the internet. It begins with my very first smartphone, then follows my path to success on social media, and ends with a philosophical crisis. Join me as I investigate how technology affects artists, and work toward a healthier and more balanced life.

    Email me your questions and responses: augustbryanlamm@gmail.com

    Follow Hatchling on Instagram

    Hosted by August Lamm

    • 11 min
    Leaving Instagram: An Audio Diary

    Leaving Instagram: An Audio Diary

    After spending my entire adult life building a career on social media, I decided to step away from it all to see what would happen. In the virtual world I was thriving but in reality I was more isolated and insecure than ever. I needed to see for myself if the cycle of internet attention and rejection had anything to do with it.   

    I recorded a series of diary entries over the ensuing weeks to track my progress. My hope here is to start a dialogue about social media and its damaging effects on mental health and the creative process. These things are not easy to talk about, especially when your income depends on maintaining your popularity. But this is something that I have to put out there. I look forward to hearing your own thoughts and experiences.

    Get in touch with me by email at augustbryanlamm@gmail.com

    • 32 min
    You are not an art machine!

    You are not an art machine!

    What do you do when you've got limited time and limitless ideas? You'll need to pick and choose your projects, especially if you want to have a consistent output. But don't get too caught up in the end results—you're an artist, not a machine! It's important to keep exploring and experimenting throughout your career, even if it doesn't pay.

    Question from @alejandra_erica_santillan

    Find Hatchling on Instagram @hatchlingpod

    Hosted by Bryan the Girl

    Email bryan@bryanthegirl.com to be featured on the show!

    • 8 min
    Boundaries & Bad Clients

    Boundaries & Bad Clients

    Artists get taken advantage of all the time! I explain why this might be happening to you and how to avoid it in the future. The second half of the show is an interview with artist Xan Peters about workshops, day jobs, and finding the courage to ask for help.

    Find Hatchling on Instagram @hatchlingpod

    Hosted by Bryan the Girl

    Email me at bryan@bryanthegirl.com to be featured on the show!

    • 24 min
    Conversation with Heather Ihn Martin

    Conversation with Heather Ihn Martin

    My very first interview! I talk to my internet friend Heather Ihn Martin about how she decided to go full-time with her painting a year ago and how her life has changed since then.

    Check out Heather’s upcoming shows

    Find Hatchling on Instagram @hatchlingpod

    Hosted by Bryan the Girl

    Email me at bryan@bryanthegirl.com to be featured on the show

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

ch33si3 ,

Really wish there was more!

I’ve listened to this podcast through and through several times since I first heard it when it came out. I listen to it when I’m in doubt about pursuing art, and it brings me back to feeling motivated, every single time. This podcast makes me feel like life as an artist is actually tangible, which is something that has never even crossed my mind before. August you are truly inspiring and real, and I hope you continue with this podcast or write a book about your experiences!

cynscha ,

So excellent!

I’m enjoying this podcast so much! Love the content you’re sharing and look forward to more!! 🥂

LaRueLa ,

An honest look at being an independent artist

Any artist who is contemplating quitting their day job to do art full time needs to listen to this podcast. I’ve listened to so many podcasts on this subject and none of them really tell you about the little details except this one! I just started listening and I’m already caught up. Bryan is honest, articulate and to the point with a quirky personality. The perfect podcast to listen to in the car as I’m driving to my day job to contemplate quitting!

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