96 episodes

An art podcast for painters, creatives and fine artists of all kinds. Susan Nethercote and her guests gives their perspective on what it takes to have a profitable art business and a nourishing art practice.

Susan Nethercote Studio Insider Art Podcast Susan Nethercote

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

An art podcast for painters, creatives and fine artists of all kinds. Susan Nethercote and her guests gives their perspective on what it takes to have a profitable art business and a nourishing art practice.

    93. Managing Downturns in Sales

    93. Managing Downturns in Sales

    Hi and welcome to episode 93 of the studio insider art podcast.  Have you been experiencing a downturn in art sales over the past few months?  It’s something that Steph and I have both been experiencing, so we’re wondering if other artists out there, particularly in Australia, are experiencing this too?

    In many ways, this is not surprising to us, given that we have only just come out of two years of lockdown where we live. Our capital Melbourne has been the most locked-down city in the world, and we can see how this has really affected mental health on a mass level in our state and consequently people’s desire and financial ability to buy art.

    As often happens to creatives, when our work stops selling, we can tend to take this a bit personally and start telling ourselves all kinds of stories, true and imagined, about why this may be the case. And for each of us, that has been a bit of a journey over the past few months. Join us as we dive deep into how we are managing these times when we find ourselves valuing our worth by how much we are, or are not, selling.

    In this episode, we talked about:


    How the pandemic has brought down sales to a halt for art business and artists
    Effects of the pandemic on my art business
    How we should pause and acknowledge that we are lucky to be alive and enjoy the small things - just be happy and not hustling all the time
    Lessons pandemic has given us
    How Steph and I cope up with the pandemic
    And MUCH MORE!

    Links:

    Susan Nethercote:

    Suse's Instagram

    Suse's Facebook

    Suse's education website

    Suse's art website

    Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

    Steph Wallace

    Steph’s Instagram

    Steph’s Website


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    • 37 min
    92. The Art of Self-Publishing and Valuing Your Voice with Jules Ostara

    92. The Art of Self-Publishing and Valuing Your Voice with Jules Ostara

    Hi and welcome to episode 92 of the studio insider art podcast.  In today’s episode, I’m chatting with the artist and author Jules Ostara.

    Julia Ostara, aka Jules, is a lifelong explorer, artist, author, and creator of 2 inspiring oracle card decks. Jules lives in the ancient Appalachian Mountains with twin boys, a guitar man, and a few feisty cats. Jules loves to see people shine from the inside out while discovering the depths of their wisdom and wonder. She encourages this through her books and fun creative courses. Making art helped mend her broken heart after her mom died from ovarian cancer in 2010. She hopes to carry on a legacy of love and zest for life.

    Jules and I first met many years ago in an online class and have stayed in touch over the years.  Recently Jules approached me about featuring a few of my paintings in a book that she was creating.  Of course, I said yes and today we’re talking about her beautiful new book ‘Born to Bloom Bright’ and the process she went through in putting it together and self-publishing.

    She also talks about how important she feels it is to value what you have to say and share as an artist, back yourself, and not wait for permission to bring your dreams to fruition.

    Jules is a bit of a veteran of self-publishing, not only books, but oracle card decks, so this conversation has lots of juicy tips about how to go about that process. I hope you enjoy the episode.          

    This week is our biggest sale of the year when ALL of my e-courses are on sale!

    So if you’ve been thinking about checking out or furthering your learning with my ‘Painting as a Practice’ e-courses, then THIS is the time to invest.

    From now until 30th November 2021, I’m offering:

    20% off single courses. Were $77 USD now $61.60 (save $15.40)

    Simply click on the course link and apply the coupon codes below at the checkout to claim your discount.

    Use coupon SINGLE1 for chapter 1 of ‘Painting as a Practice’

    Use coupon SINGLE2 for chapter 2 ‘Painting as a Practice’

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    30% off two course bundles were $149 USD now $104.30 (save $44.70)

    Use coupon DOUBLE12 for courses 1 &2 bundle

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    40% off all courses bundle. Was $219 USD now $131.40 (save $87.60)

    Use coupon ALL123 for the complete trilogy.

    Go to https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/black-friday for more information.



    Check out the full show notes and Julia's links here: https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/the-art-of-self-publishing-and-valuing-your-voice-with-jules-ostara 






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    • 50 min
    91. The reality of Instagram Reels

    91. The reality of Instagram Reels

    Hi and welcome to episode 91 of the studio insider art podcast.

    Ahhh, social media.  It’s both a blessing and a curse.  And with the shift to Instagram becoming a video-based platform with reels recently, Steph and I sat down and had a chat about how we are navigating the new world of video on Insta.

    In this rather meandering episode, we explore quite a few things such as the question of if selling art on Instagram has improved or declined with the introduction of reels.

    We also chat about turning up videos on socials while navigating the aging process. And then have a conversation about and how the natural slowing down that comes with age is impacting how we are going about our businesses in general and the pressure we put on ourselves as creative earners.

    There’s a lot going on in this studio chat, so grab a cuppa and let’s dive in.

    In this episode, we talked about:


    How Instagram Reels affects my painting
    The things I hate about the new feature
    Keeping up with social media and technology as we age
    Cultural pressure on social media
    Do videos on social media help to showcase our artwork and promote it to a broader range of audiences?
    Should we consider using Instagram reels when promoting our brand?

    Links:



    Suse's art website

    Suse's Education website

    Suse's online classes on Teachable

    Suse's Instagram

    Suse's Facebook


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    • 39 min
    90. Get to know your Creative Superpowers with Andrea Scher

    90. Get to know your Creative Superpowers with Andrea Scher

    Hi and welcome to episode 90 of the studio insider art podcast.  This week I’m connecting with US-based author, artist and life coach Andrea Scher. Andrea guides women to feel more brave, joyful, and vibrant through her innovative use of creativity as a springboard for self-empowerment.

    Her new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy straddles the world of creativity and mindfulness - playfully inspiring readers to live more vibrant lives full of presence, joy and connection.

    Andrea and I discovered that we have many parallels in our lives and our conversation ranged wide and deep through mental health, fertility challenges and how she got her book deal with Harper Collins.

    I hope you enjoy this super-inspiring conversation with a truly generous spirit.

    Short bio:

    Andrea Scher is an artist, author and life coach whose work is driven by her belief in the transformative power of creativity. She guides women to feel more brave, joyful, and vibrant through her innovative use of creativity as a springboard for self-empowerment. Her new book, Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy (HarperCollins) straddles the world of creativity and mindfulness - playfully inspiring readers to live more vibrant lives full of presence, joy and connection.

    In this episode, we talk about:


    How Andrea started as an artist
    How SARK, an American author and illustrator of self-help books benefited Andrea’s life and career
    Andrea’s award-winning blog - Superhero Journal and how it helped her in building her creative business
    Podcast VS Writing blogs
    Andrea’s personal challenges that helped her personal growth
    Andrea’s upcoming book - Wonder Seeker

    Links:

    http://www.andreascher.com

    https://www.instagram.com/andreascher/

    Email:

    andrea@andreascher.com

    Skype: @andreascher

    Links Mentioned in the show Sark  https://planetsark.com


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    • 45 min
    How the Podcast is changing. A love-note from Suse

    How the Podcast is changing. A love-note from Suse

    Hey friends, today’s podcast is really just a short 5-minute chat explaining that until the end of 2021 you will be receiving a podcast every two weeks instead of every week.

    As I explain in the audio, the past few months of being in and out of more lockdowns that I can count has taken a toll on Steph and I and we need to slow things down a bit while we regain our equilibrium.

    I also have a loved one who is very unwell just now and I need a bit more space to be present with that situation as it unfolds.

    I have such massive appreciation for you all who are all so kind-hearted that I know you will understand our need to slow things down. We will still be here, just a little less.

    Thanks so much for your ongoing support.

    Suse xo


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    • 5 min
    89. My Mental Health and ADHD Journey

    89. My Mental Health and ADHD Journey

    Hi and welcome to episode 89 of the studio insider art podcast.  It’s a new season and it’s also ADHD awareness month, so I’m kicking off with something that I haven’t done for a really long time- a solo episode.

    I’ve been pretty open about my journey with ADHD of late, but what I’ve not talked about much on the podcast is my journey with other aspects of my mental health such as anxiety, insomnia and depression.  And the truth is, that the two are very related and intertwined.

    So, I’m sharing really transparently with you today about what my mental health journey has looked like, the treatments I’ve explored, and how my recent diagnosis of ADHD has brought a tonne of clarity to my overall mental health picture.

    I feel really nervous about sharing this so openly with you, but I know it’s this kind of transparency that can help others the most. This episode won’t be for everyone, but I know that there will be a few people out there that will probably hear something they really needed to.

    I also just need to say, this is a personal story. I’m not a medical professional and this episode is not medical advice.  I hope it’s helpful.

    In this episode, I talk about:


    what it's like to find out you have ADHD at the age of 46 and how it's changed my life
    most common misconceptions about taking medication for depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.
    what these symptoms looked like and how they impacted me in my university years
    the therapy and medication that has worked for me and contributed to my overall health and wellbeing

    Links:

    Two excellent and informative podcast interviews with Dr. Russel Barkley who is an authority on adult ADHD.

    https://ihaveadhd.com/podcast-episode-120-adhd-medications/

    https://ihaveadhd.com/podcast-episode-119-interview-with-dr-russell-barkley/

    Learn more about V.A.S.T and also the most up do date science on the ADHD brain in this wonderful book: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/53231680-adhd-2-0

    Another great book that I didn’t talk about but has really helped me as a woman is this one: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/A-Radical-Guide-for-Women-with-ADHD-Audiobook/1705297447?source_code=M2MORSH051016002X&ipRedirectOverride=true&gclid=CjwKCAjwtfqKBhBoEiwAZuesiGxFoAhf0jlmEnQP955rpsuJsxb-G5eUIAuTpoxP-Nnvf8cc7bL01hoC9PgQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    My fave podcasts so far on ADHD:

    ADHD for Smart Ass Women

    I have ADHD


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Suezart ,

A breath of fresh air

I enjoy listening to Susan's podcast. Her kind personality shines through. I love that she is open and authentic when she speaks about complex topics and issues many artists struggle with. Her honesty is refreshing. She offers plenty of tips for artists, whether they are new to creating art or have been in the business a long time. I also adore Steph, who is often on the podcast; the chemistry between her and Suse is fabulous!

create__d ,

Helpful and inspiring podcast

Suse's podcast is really helpful for an emerging artist like me. I started painting recently and this podcast has been able very helpful... From learning about how to tackle diversity in your art to whether to call myself an artist (since I didn't go to an art school). I listen to her podcast when driving to and from work. I love listening to her calm, soothing and beautiful voice! Her voice makes me forget my stress❤️❤️❤️ Thank you Suse for the beautiful voice message on IG❤️

positivley4thst ,

Helpful for Artists at All Stages!

This podcast provides an incredible wealth of information and advice for artists at all stages! I’m a few years out of art undergrad and lost my job at the start of the 2020 pandemic. I took it as an opportunity to turn my attention back to my art practice full time and stumbled upon this absolute gem. This podcast has been my guiding light and mentor at a time when I can’t afford a coach or even see my artist friends. Susan’s mindful and gentle approach to mentorship leaves me feeling motivated and inspired. Can’t say thank you enough! Highly recommend! -Ellen VanderMyde

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