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All things practical, magical and real when it comes to being an artist. Conversations with working artists and deep-dives with your host, Devon Walz, serving up actionable advice and honest stories re: all things being a creative in today's world.

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All things practical, magical and real when it comes to being an artist. Conversations with working artists and deep-dives with your host, Devon Walz, serving up actionable advice and honest stories re: all things being a creative in today's world.

    35. 10 Ways to Push Your Work Forward, Get New Ideas + Find Themes That Stick

    35. 10 Ways to Push Your Work Forward, Get New Ideas + Find Themes That Stick

    For this final episode in our mini series on style development, I wanted to talk about ways we might both: find new inspiration when we're feeling stuck *and* uncover substantial ideas that we'll actually be able to stick with (hi cohesion and consistency). I think pushing our work forward in unique ways requires a balance of playfulness and focused intention-- which I discuss in this episode. Where ever you're at in terms of finding your style, these 10 suggestions will surely bring you a lot closer to your next most honest and exciting work.


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    Enrollment close Friday, October 22nd at midnight PST



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    • 37 min
    34. Copying, Being Influenced and How to Weed Out What isn't Yours

    34. Copying, Being Influenced and How to Weed Out What isn't Yours

    In the age of social media, we're likely to experience either being copied, finding ourselves too influenced by other artists' work, or both. This is a sensitive topic on both ends. Being copied feels horrible (what do we do when it happens?), and trying to move away from the voices of other's when you're developing your own can be a big challenge. As part of our continued discussion on style development, I wanted to offer some nuanced thoughts for both positions with the hopes of validating the feelings those who have seen their work replicated and shine some light on how you can weed out any elements in your work that aren't really your own.

    I discuss...

    -- Thoughts on being copied, ways to handle it and possible perspectives

    -- The common things I see in work that is too influenced by others / how to tell if your work is too close to someone else's

    -- Ways to move away from your influences and make your work more your own (no shame here, just ideas)



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    • 31 min
    33. Struggling to Focus Your Style or Find Direction? This Episode is For You.

    33. Struggling to Focus Your Style or Find Direction? This Episode is For You.

    If you feel caught between multiple styles and you’re craving cohesion or to solidify your “thing,” you’re not alone.  As part of the next three weeks where we’ll be digging into style development, I wanted to specifically address what to do when we feel scattered and without direction. In this episode I discuss…

    -- The 3 stages of style development

    -- When multiple styles can work for you and when it might be time to rein it in

    -- Obstacles that the “scattered artist” often faces

    -- Ways to identifying your “umbrella” and cultivate your style beyond just how it looks


    -- Remedies and practical ways to focus your style

    -- And more!



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    • 28 min
    32. All About Murals: Pricing, Pitching, Getting Started + More | Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog of Pandr Design Co.

    32. All About Murals: Pricing, Pitching, Getting Started + More | Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog of Pandr Design Co.

    Muralists, aspiring muralists and any artist interested in doing client-based work: look no further than this episode with Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog of Pandr Design Co. and Ladies Who Paint.  These women have been my go-to resource for murals since I discovered them (and I WISH I would’ve known about them when I first started with murals). I really wanted to bring you a practical episode that got into the details of being a successful muralist and these ladies did not hold back one bit. We discussed getting your first mural, pricing, outreach, contracts, taking care of your body, the proper boots and equipment and SO much more. I love their perspectives on the abundance of work available in the mural world and their focus on empowering women muralists- so needed!

    We talked about….

    All about Ladies Who Paint and being women in the mural industry


    How to get break into murals if you’re itching to start
    The importance of outreach: finding who to email, how to present yourself and more
    Normalizing 5 and 6 figure mural jobs
    The biggest mistakes they’ve made and learned from in doing so many projects
    Taking care of your body as a muralist: everything from equipment to proper shoes
    What to consider in your pricing, and all about discussing rates
    Much more!



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    IG: @pandrdesignco

    @ladieswhopaint

    @phoebecornog

    @roxyprima

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    • 51 min
    31. Licensing, Claiming the Artist Title + Finding Your Own Path | K’era Morgan

    31. Licensing, Claiming the Artist Title + Finding Your Own Path | K’era Morgan

    I love stories that showcase versatility in how humans find their way to art and make it their job. K’era is definitely one of those stories! Considering art her “second act,” she started with a career PR and later found her way to fine art, design and textiles. We get into what that journey has entailed, the practical side of licensing and getting her products into stores, owning the title of artist for herself and much more. I highly recommend this episode for that always-needed dose of “there’s no one right way to do it, there’s only your way.” Not to mention, if you’re interested in textiles, home decor and/or making functional products--you’ll learn a TON from K’era.

    We talked about…


    Her winding road from working PR to becoming a working artist
    The power of PR, awareness and getting your work in front of people
    The practical steps K’era took to get her products into stores
    How K’era got into licensing and what she’s learned in the process
    Claiming ownership over the title of “artist” + and balancing design and fine art in her brand
    Advice for carving out your own artist route
    Much more!



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    www.k-apostrophe.com

    IG: @k_apostrophe

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    • 54 min
    30. Lessons Learned From My Most Challenging Body of Work

    30. Lessons Learned From My Most Challenging Body of Work

    As I'm just completing a series of paintings that has taken me the longest and challenged me the most, I'm reflecting on what I had to do differently over these past eight months, what I've learned and what I'll be holding on to for the future. There's all kinds of tips in here, from weathering the pre-release feels to how to keep a long-term body of work cohesive. These lessons are applicable no matter where you're at and might be the thing to help keep moving when the going gets tough. 

    You can preview the paintings from "Safe room" at www.devonwalz.com/safe-room-preview



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    • 39 min

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