Susan Nethercote Studio Insider Art Podcast

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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.

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105. Abstract Painting and Dopamine Design with Maggi McDonald
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In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Sydney-based artist and surface designer Maggi McDonald. Known for her bold use of color and signature palette knife style, Maggi has always been creative.

But it wasn’t until her son started pre-school and she confronted a period of depression after suffering miscarriages, that Maggi discovered the healing power of art and she decided to study design. During her studies, Maggi discovered that painting was calling her and since that time she’s built a global art and surface pattern design business.

During this conversation, Maggi and I discovered that we share many parallels in our art journeys.  She is incredibly generous in sharing her journey and so many great tips for emerging artists in this beautiful conversation. I really hope enjoy the episode.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Maggi’s form of art
  • How did Maggi discover her love for painting
  • Does living in different countries impacted Maggi’s creative evolution?
  • Selling paintings on different platforms
  • Maggi’s painting workflow
  • The transition from a home studio to renting a little studio and storage space
  • More about ‘Creative Coaching Sessions’ with Maggi
  • Promoting mental health and how art has helped Maggi
  • Social media growth tips

Links:

Maggi McDonald:

@maggimcdonaldart

hello@maggimcdonald.com

Susan Nethercote:

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Aug 01, 2022
104. Navigating Collaborations
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Well, it feels like forever since I’ve released an episode! After being well whacked with influenza, I really needed some time off to recover, so thanks for your patience.

I’m so happy to be back with today’s episode where Steph and I are unpacking the subject of collaborations.  This can be a bit of a buzzword out there in the online world, but the reality is that collaboration can take on several different faces.

Join Steph and I as we walk through many of the different forms that collaboration can take.  We also dip into where collaborations cross over into the world of licensing and how the two can be very intertwined.

I really hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • traditional and digital art collaborations
  • how you can use collaboration with other artists to your advantage
  • artists collaborations on sharing ideas, feedback, and inspiration, which often leads to a more cohesive and innovative final product
  • Steph and I shared our collaborations with other artists
  • art brand licensing deals
  • cultural collaborations
  • and MUCH MORE!

Links:

Susan Nethercote:

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Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

Steph Wallace

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Steph’s Website

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Jul 18, 2022
103. Building a multifaceted art business with Anna Price
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In today’s episode, I’m chatting with fellow Aussie artist Anna Price. Anna is a Sydney-based artist who began painting full-time in 2019 after craving time away from her screen-based interior design career.

Growing up she was constantly drawing, and she’s circled back around to art as an adult and Mum of four. Anna paints intuitively, unscripted and untrained. She draws on her creative intelligence to come up with multiple styles of busy abstract expressionist and geometric style artworks. Her paintings are predominately large scale and involve huge amounts of bold colour. Her inspiration comes from repetition, scale, her surrounding environment and children’s literature.

Anna and I covered a lot of ground in this inspiring conversation, as she’s fit a lot into the past few years as her art career has rapidly blossomed.  We chat through her experience with commissions and why she doesn’t do them anymore and mounting her first exhibition in her own gallery space.  We also chat about her experience creating a repeat pattern shop and exploring making ‘art sweaters’. There is so much more in this fantastic conversation with Anna, who is incredibly generous with her information.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Ana’s kind of art
  • Ana’s journey to becoming an artist
  • Experience with commissions
  • The transition from having a home studio to a public studio - Shopfront in Sydney
  • How did Ana build her passive-income print business?
  • Ana’s first exhibition
  • And MUCH MORE!

Links:

brand new e-course ‘Be Like Water’ A watercolour e-course to soothe the soul.

I’m offering a discounted early-bird rate to the first 100 people to register, so be sure to pop on over to https://susan-nethercote-studio.teachable.com/p/be-like-water and use the coupon code EARLYBIRDWATER at the checkout to get 20% off.

I’m also offering free access to lesson 7 of ‘Be Like Water’ for a limited time. So if you’d like to take a look inside and get a feel for what the course is like, then pop on over to this form to get your free access code.

Ana Price

@annaprice_art

www.annapriceart.com

Susan Nethercote:

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May 30, 2022
102. Teaching what you know
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In today’s episode, Steph and I are talking about teaching what you know as an artist.  Steph talks about her experience teaching in-person workshops and delivering teaching for institutions. And I talk about my experience teaching in-person workshops, retreats and online courses.

We talk through how teaching can be an important income stream for artists seeking to generate a bit more of a regular payday.  We also talk through the pros and cons of each method of teaching and which we prefer best.

As timing would have it, I am also so excited to share with you, that my new e-course ‘Be Like Water- A Watercolour e-course to Soothe the Soul’ is here. This course teaches my unique approach to watercolor that is a unique blending of eastern and western techniques and als

I really hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Steph’s teaching experience in community workshops
  • Diversifying income as an artist
  • Why teaching and creating e-course is important in my income as an artist
  • My advice for those aspiring artist who wants to teach and create e-courses
  • Building networks and relationships through teaching
  • And MUCH MORE!

Links:

Link for Be like water early bird list:

https://view.flodesk.com/pages/61667a6c3bf41fcaed2739ef

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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May 16, 2022
101. Painting Australian Botanicals with Lizzie Alsop
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In today’s episode I have a lovely interview with fellow Aussie artist Lizzie Alsop. Lizzie is a full time contemporary artist who works from her home studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. She’s been creative all her life and launched into her full time art career after a move to the coast fourteen years ago.

Her artwork is a joyful and colorful mix of abstract and realism.  Lizzie loves to create and express the wonder of her natural environment with abstract layers of geometric shapes and botanicals which are mainly Australian Natives.  Much of her inspiration comes from spending time walking the coastal tracks, and ocean swimming close to her home.

Lizzie and I had a great chat about what it’s like to be an artist located in the country and coming from a country background. We talk through her process of finding her second career as a professional artist and navigating the way to success without a degree in art.

With lots of practical insights to how Lizzie has approached collaborations, created prints, tea-towels and also exhibited in a number of solo and group shows, this interview contains a wealth of information for emerging artists.  I really hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Lizzie shared her journey on how she became an artist and how it evolved over the years
  • Lizzie on how she became a professional without that training and validation
  • How living in a rural environment affected Lizzie’s art practice
  • Using digital social media platforms for selling artworks
  • How Lizzie balances her life as a mom of 3 and as an artist
  • Lizzie’s studio space
  • Lizzie’s upcoming exhibition: Where The Earth Meets The Sea

Links:

Lizzie Alsop

www.LizzieAlsopArt.com

Lizzie’s Instagram

FB: CreativeSquiggle

Susan Nethercote

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

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May 01, 2022
100. Unitasking vs Multitasking
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I can’t believe we’ve created 100 episodes of this little podcast.  It’s been such a joy to connect with you in this way over the past couple of years and I’m so grateful to each and every one of you for tuning and sharing the journey with me.

I love the connection with you and with creatives all over the world that I’m able to nurture thanks to the podcast.  It’s been the perfect way for this little introvert to deepen my connection with other artists and such a pleasure to be able to share it with you.

To celebrate 100 episodes and to say thank you to you for supporting the podcast, I’m having a flash sale on my e-courses from the 5-8th April 2022.  So if you’d like 20% off any of my e-courses or bundles, just use the coupon code 100, that’s the number 100 at the checkout. Simply follow the links over on www.susannethercotestudio.com/online-classes to find your course.

In today’s episode, Steph and I are chatting about unitasking vs. multitasking in our art practices and businesses.

We dive deep into what I have specifically discovered during my ‘painting as a practice’ months- that unitasking for extended periods of time is generally when I make my best work. I’ve also discovered similar benefits of having extended periods of focus on other tasks such as making e-courses.

We chat through different practical ways that I’ve been implementing to create a loose structure in the greater picture of my work life that best supports unitasking for extending periods. I do this so I can ride my hyperfocus to its greatest benefit.

In the end, we discover that when we truly accept who we are and how we are wired, therein lays the recipe for how to best approach our work style and rhythm.

This is also the final episode for season 8 of the podcast as we’re about to move into school holidays here. I’ll be back with some fab new interviews and chats with Steph on 3rd of May.

Episode Highlights:

  • How to work more productively through unitasking
  • The myth of “consistency” is the only way to achieve success
  • The challenges I had last February and how I discovered unitasking
  • How my ADHD medications affect me in my daily tasks
  • The importance of understanding own work style and how it can affect productivity
  • 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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Apr 04, 2022
99. Uncovering the deeper narrative of our artwork
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In today’s episode, Steph and I dive deep into the sometimes elusive question of what our art is truly about and what motivates its creation.

Anyone who has ever written an artist’s statement knows how tricky this question can be to answer, particularly when it comes to articulating it for the gatekeepers of the fine art world.

But this conversation goes so much deeper than that. We explore how excavating this information can help in binding together all the different avenues and mediums of our art practice.

We also explore how relating to this deep level of our ‘why’ as artists can provide fuel and nourishment for the journey of becoming more masterful practitioners and free us from the never-ending grind of focusing on product and profit.

I really hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Expressing feelings through art
  • What does our art say about what motivates its creation?
  • The continual art evolution and creative process
  • Steph shares her knowledge in ceramics and the difference between selling ceramics and selling artwork
  • The business model for Steph’s art business
  • Establishing self as a fine artist
  • And MUCH MORE!

Links:

Learn my Floral Abstract Style

Susan Nethercote:

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Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

Steph Wallace

Steph’s Instagram

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Mar 21, 2022
98. Some of my favorite books
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In today’s episode I’m on my own talking about some of my favourite books that I read over the summer holidays that have just passed here.  There is a pretty big range in breadth of the books that I read, but the ones I talk about in today’s episode are all ones with a focus on creative inspiration in one way or another.

Some relate directly to art, some to interiors and women, some on the Eastern approaches to painting, and one is soulfully reflective. I’ve listed all of them in the show notes with links, so you can get a closer look if you like to know more.

I really hope you enjoy my nerdy little deep dive into my favourite current books that are floating my creative boat.

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Mar 07, 2022
97. Exploring art prizes and grants
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In today’s episode, Steph and I are unpacking the world of art prizes and grants. We talk through various aspects of this world- such as how prizes and grants differ from each other and what the experience of applying for each is like.

We also talk about the exposure to the risk of failure in this process and how, for someone like me, this can be disabling.  But for Steph, she has found that she’s been able to move on from hearing no and find her way through this.

I was recently the recipient of an art prize, which surprised no one more than me, and it’s made me realize that it is actually worth the effort to apply for opportunities for art funding that are out there.

So if you’ve been thinking about applying for art prizes or grants, this is a great episode to help you build your bravery and learn about what to expect.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • The story on how I won the recent art prize from AGES (Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society)
  • My 3 upcoming paintings for AGES and its art prize’s marketing benefits
  • Advantages of offering discounts
  • Steph’s story on applying for the art grant
  • Handling rejection as an artist and how to move and be motivated
  • Where to look for art grants
  • Some tips and best practices to consider in applying for an art grant

Some useful resources for exploring what art prizes are available In Australia:

https://www.art-prizes.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Australian_art_awards

https://www.art-almanac.com.au/awards/

https://dawsonsframing.com.au/australias-comprehensive-list-of-art-awards-and-competitions/

For other parts of the world, try google ‘List of Art Prizes’ and your country.

Links:

www.susannethercote.com/challenge

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Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

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Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

Steph Wallace

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Steph’s Website

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Feb 21, 2022
96. Passion for Pigment: Interview with Steven Patterson CEO of Derivan Matisse
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Today's episode is a real treat for all the art supply nerds out there. Steven Patterson is the CEO of Derivan, a family-owned Sydney-based company that manufactures one of my favourite brands of acrylic paints: Derivan Matisse. Many of the Aussie artists out there would likely have used a Derivan product at one time or another as they were the first company to manufacture student grade acrylics back in the 1950s when his father started the company with a couple of partners.

Steven grew up at the factory and started off working in the lab in the day and studying chemistry at night. He's a multi-passionate creative and innovative CEO that has been involved with the creation of a number of unique products, many of which have been inspired by the requests coming from artists.

He also continues to strives to make the factory and the products he makes as environmentally friendly as possible. I really hope you enjoy learning more about this unique paint company and the man behind it.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Steven’s journey to becoming a paint maker and the CEO of Derivan
  • How the company has innovated to make products safer for the planet
  • Innovating packaging and recycling
  • What inspires Derivan's innovation
  • What inspired Steven to create "Coloured Gesso"
  • Suse's involvement in testing their new watercolour ground
  • The testing process before products reach the art stores shelves
  • Steven’s creative leanings and passions
  • The inside scoop on pigments and where they are sourced.

Links:

Check out Derivan’s new Watercolour ground

Check out Derivan’s Liquid Pencil

Check out the Matisse range

Derivan Recycling program

Connect with Steven

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Feb 07, 2022
BONUS EPISODE. The Importance Of Community
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Today Steph and I have a special little bonus episode for you. We’re talking all about the FREE painting challenge we run for our community every February and we’d love you to join us. In this studio chat we talk about the immense value we’ve both found after taking on this challenge, which we’ve done 3 times now and also how much we love the connection it gives us with you guys and the work that you’re making. Be sure to pop on over the challenge page on susannethercotestudio.com/challenge, or just click the link in the show notes to download all our free resources to help you to have a super-fruitful and fun painting month. 

And remember, this structure will work for you any time of the year, not just February. So if you’re listening to this at another time of the year, you can still access my freebies and make your own challenge. But February is when we gather is a community. It’s so special to connect with all of you during this month, so I hope you’ll consider coming along for the ride so we can get to know one another better. 

Join us as we chat about: 

  • What we have received from the challenge in past years.
  • How we intend to make the challenge work for us this month. 
  • Making the challenge structure work within our lives. 
  • How you can participate this time around. 

More shownotes and links at www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/community

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Jan 30, 2022
95. Hello 2022!
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It’s a fresh new year and new podcast season, so in today’s episode, Steph and I are talking about some of the big projects we have planned for 2022.

Neither of us is a big one for micro-managing our art businesses.  But each of us does have a couple of big projects coming up this year that we are excited to share.

Join us as we chat about:

  • Crowdfunding your next project
  • Creating e-courses that feel very ‘in the flow’
  • Relocating to another country
  • Creating a brilliant art database

Links:

Painting as a Practice FREE painting Challenge, find all the details at:

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/challenge

20% OFF ALL E-courses for February 2020 - Use CODE: FEB22  at the checkout 

View All E-courses on Teachable.

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

Marce King:

Website

Instagram

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Jan 24, 2022
94: The Advantages of being a Tangent Queen
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In today’s episode, Steph and I are discussing our mutual tendency to go off on unexpected tangents in our artwork.  In the world of art business, honing on one style that sells is what we are often encouraged to do.

But as this conversation unfolds, we realise how vitality important following these tangents is for our emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellbeing. We also realise that it is an essential component to building integrity and professionalism as an artist in the longer term.

This is also the final podcast episode for 2021.  The summer holidays are in full swing here in Australia, and now that we are free to travel, I’m going to be taking advantage of it and spending lots of time away from the studio with my family for most of January.  We’ll be back at some point in late January or early February with a brand new season.  I’m also going to be sticking to the fortnightly rhythm with episodes, as this shift has been a game changer for me and allowed me much more time in front of the easel.  And let’s face it, that’s what we’re all chasing right?

Thanks so much for all your support of the podcast for another great year.  We cherish you guys and love all your feedback, so keep it coming!

Take care until then and I hope you have a truly beautiful holiday season.

Episode Highlights:

  • The unexpected creative tangents both us have been enjoying
  • Importance tangents in building integrity as a creative professional
  • Artistic goals, what they are, and how to create them
  • The importance of freedom to artists
  • Engaging with the deeper mysteries of life and trying to understand them throughout artwork
  • Relating to natural elements in our work

Links:

The episode where we unpack art school

The Instagram post relating to my autumn leaf project

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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Dec 20, 2021
93. Managing Downturns in Sales
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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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Dec 06, 2021
92. The Art of Self-Publishing and Valuing Your Voice with Jules Ostara
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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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Nov 22, 2021
91. The reality of Instagram Reels
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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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Nov 08, 2021
90. Get to know your Creative Superpowers with Andrea Scher
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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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Oct 25, 2021
How the Podcast is changing. A love-note from Suse
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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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Oct 18, 2021
89. My Mental Health and ADHD Journey
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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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Oct 11, 2021
88. Resolving Mistakes And The Shame Spiral
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In this episode Steph shares a fresh and raw experience where she made  an expensive and painful mistake in her business. Although this wound is still fresh we step into the power of owning our mistakes and using them to propel us into protecting ourselves and our customers from them in the future.

As always we manage to find the humour in our struggles and use it to step out of the shame spiral and  into some solutions aligned with our hearts and neurological diversities.

  • How Steph managed to quickly exit the shame spiral and her epiphany around bringing in outside help.
  • We share about the shift in negative  self-talk that comes when you accept your own weaknesses without judgement.
  • How going through these hard lessons and owning your part in them allows you build things into your life that protect you from them in the future.
  • A random segue all about my cute puppy and her impact on my life in the studio.

I hope you enjoy this episode, full shownotes and links are available at: www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/mistakes

Suse ox

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Sep 07, 2021
87. Ship It, Ship It Good.
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As we come toward the end of a series on selling a collection of work, Steph and I are chatting through one of the very last processes in selling our work- packing and shipping it to its new home.

We chat through how we pack and ship works on paper and prints, stretched canvases, unstretched  canvases and also very large and framed paintings.

In this episode we discuss;

  • How we ship works to best preserve them.
  • The little extra details in a package that makes the experience of unpacking it special.
  • The nitty gritty details of supplies and providers.
  • How I’ve explored getting help with my shipping.

I hope you enjoy this episode and find it useful, you can find all the links in the shownotes at www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/shipping.

Suse ox

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Aug 31, 2021
86. Join Us In The Studio?
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To membership or not to membership, that is the question that Steph and I are asking in this weeks podcast episode.

We mean literally, we are asking you the question, would you like to have a membership with us? This idea has been inspired by the suggestion of one of our lovely listeners and the particular way she framed up what she would like, felt very resonant for both of us.

So listen in and let us know if it feels resonant for you too. If you like it, we’ll do it, if you don’t, no stress, we’ll just move on.

In this episode we discuss;

  • Why we’ve resisted a membership model up to this point.
  • A brainstorm of ideas as to what value dipping our toes into this world could bring to listeners.
  • A raw discussion around rejection and failure.
  • An open call for feedback and thoughts from you guys!

Don’t forget to connect with us so we can connect with you to get your thoughts on this concept! Click through here to access the form www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/membership


Suse ox

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Aug 24, 2021
85. Studio Hangs With Mati Rose McDonough.
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In today’s episode I’m chatting with my friend, and one of my earliest connections in the online art world, Mati Rose McDonough. Mati and I first met when I was a guest speaker in one of her courses many years ago when I was coaching, and before I knew it, I was a student in a few of her online art classes.

Mati has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and her illustrations grace all sorts of products from camera cases to giant elephant billboards as well as her own home decor line and dress line too. Mati says she still pinches herself after all these years that she is making her living as an artist.

Mati has also illustrated four children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by poet E.E. Cummings. Through her workshops, books, and popular online course, she has been such a massive source of inspiration and encouragement to artists worldwide.

It was such a joy to catch up with Mati, so this is a very informal and light conversation.  It also happened on the first day of our 6th lockdown here where I live and also when my new puppy Suki was being a bit of a rascal, so please be aware that there are a few distractions in this conversation.

I really hope you enjoy this chat with Mati Rose McDonough.

Some of the key moments include;

  • How Mati helped me birth my first art-babies.
  • How a dark time in Mati’s life prompted an exploration of her abstract painting practice.
  • Mati’s experiences creating international art retreats.
  • Thoughts on longevity as a professional artist.

More show notes and links are available at: www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/mati-rose

Suse ox

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Aug 16, 2021
84. Launches - Finding A Better Formula
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In today’s episode Steph and are unpacking the process of running a launch for selling a collection of paintings. We chat about the process that I went through recently with my own collection launch and also why I’m questioning if it is the right business model for me in selling my work in the future.

We also look at some alternative ways for selling your artwork that are far simpler and less stressful.

  • I step through the process I use to launch collections and why it’s so triggering for me.
  • We examine alternative ways to sell your art that don't require a huge launch strategy
  • How the big collection launch may not be the most effective way to sell art in Australia

I hope you enjoy the episode more shownotes and links are available at : www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/launching

Suse ox

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Aug 10, 2021
83. 'The Art Of Aliveness' With Flora Bowley
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Today’s podcast guest is a bit of a hero for me.  Flora Bowley is an artist, author, and gentle guide whose creative process and soulful approach to living have touched thousands of lives.

Blending over twenty-five years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, healer, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora’s intimate popular in-person retreats and online courses have empowered a global network of brave painters while creating a new holistic movement in the intuitive art world.

One of the earliest painting e-courses I took was with Flora. And her book ‘Brave intuitive painting’ and also ‘Creative Revolution’ rung very very true for me.

In her most recent book, The Art of Aliveness, Flora explores the vast ways in which the principles of creativity can serve as fuel for a more alive and awakened way of living in the world – no paintbrushes required.

I so hope you enjoy this deep and rich conversation with Flora Bowley about how the lessons derived from painting can inspire a more alive, awakened and embodied way of living.

Some of the key moments include;

  • Flora explains what she means by ‘fully committing yourself while remaining open to change’ and how it can help us develop as artists and people.
  • Why contrast in both life and painting is a powerful tool for growth.
  • How Flora processed profound grief to arrive in a beautiful place of peace, acceptance and growth.

Shownotes and links at : www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/flora-bowley

Suse ox

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Aug 02, 2021
82. Suse's ADHD Diagnosis
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Today on the podcast I’m unpacking finally getting a formal diagnosis for ADHD.  Join Steph and I as we walk through the impact of receiving a formal diagnosis and what has unfolded for me in relation to my art business and life as a result.

Steph also shares that she too believes she has ADHD, so we talk a bit about how she is navigating that realisation as well and also that this may be one of the reasons that we work so well together.

In this conversation we talk about the opportunity this has given each of us to focus on the unique strengths that also come along with being neurodiverse, and what a great opportunity we have as creatives to make the most of it.

  • How I feel about my diagnosis and what it means for my art practice and business moving forward.
  • The positives of having ADHD and it’s relationship with ‘flow’
  • How Steph and I ride the waves of hyper-focus.
  • How well we work together based on a mutual understanding of our neurodiversity.

We hope you enjoy this very intimate episode but please remember we aren’t doctors so disclaimer on all thoughts shared on this podcast.

Suse ox

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Jul 26, 2021
81. Turning Challenges Into Gold With Denise Gasser
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I’m chatting with US based artist Denise Gasser.  I first discovered Denise via her ‘Art After’ project which is all about reconciling art and motherhood in the most unique and inspiring way.  I then progressed to going down a rabbit hole of watching Denise’s IGTV’s and just knew that I HAD to have this inspiring woman on the podcast.

In this conversation Denise and I chat about Instagram and why it’s so important that we take charge of this very powerful marketing medium as artists and make it a place that supports us rather than shuts us down.  We dive deep into Denise’s journey of creating artwork for her ‘Art After’ project and how she worked her way through successive rejections from galleries to have her work exhibited, to finally mount her own hugely successful show.

We talk a lot about how to negotiate being and artist with being a Mum, embracing ordinariness and also negotiating neurodiversity.

This conversation with Denise was so inspiring to have and truly left me feeling like I had connected with a kindred sprit.

Some of the key moments include;

  • Making Instagram a positive, healthy environment for ourselves.
  • How she created an exhibition of work embracing the craziness of the season of raising small kids.
  • How after experiencing rejection after rejection she mustered the determination to host her own exhibition on her terms.

I really hope you enjoy this grounding and uplifting conversation with Denise Gasser. More shownotes and links are available here: www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/denise-gasser

Suse ox

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Jul 20, 2021
80. Setting Up Shop - How We Sell Our Art Online.
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In today's episode Steph and I are continuing our deep dive into the steps to launching a collection of art for sale. We focus in on the process of putting our art online for sale and our different workflows within this process.

We share some nifty shortcuts on collating information to catalogue your art and how you can make your spreadsheets talk to your website.

We also talk through some of the pain points that each of us have had with this aspect of our art businesses and what has worked best for us

If tech is not your favourite thing, then you'll be glad to hear that it's not for us either, but we have found ways that may make this road easier to navigate for you.

Some of the topics we cover include;

  • Cataloguing our art for our records in intuitive ways.
  • Our systems and methods for popping our works up for sale.
  • How knowing ourselves informs our workflows.
  • Some fantastic hacks we use to make recordkeeping more intuitive.
  • How listing your art online makes it easier for your customers to purchase from you.
  • How to hold a simple studio sale.

Be sure to check the shownotes for the links to tutorials on our tech hacks. www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/selling-online

I hope you enjoy the episode!
Suse ox

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Jul 12, 2021
'Holiday Replay' Do you have to stick to one style?
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Welcome to a special episode of the podcast which we’re calling the ‘holiday replay’.  Steph and are taking a break for a couple of weeks while our kiddos are home holidays, so this week we-re airing one of our favourite episodes- How to tackle style diversity in your art brand’. So if you missed that one, be sure to listen in as this was one of our most popular episodes ever! And if you caught it the first time around, we think it’s definitely worth a second listen.

This week  we’re talking about something that comes up often out there in the art world- which is the idea of having to stick with a particular style to establish yourself as an artist and a brand.  Steph and I sat  down and had a great conversation about the advantages and pitfalls of taking this approach when seeking direction for your art.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Some of this episodes key insights;

  • That it is possible to find threads of consistency in amongst a variety of stylistic directions in your work
  • Ways that I personally manage having diverse styles in my own art practice and in putting forward my brand.
  • How the history of art teaches us that it is indeed ‘part of the job’ for artists to venture through different stylistic periods in their work throughout their lifetime.
  • How the ‘Instagram grid’ mentality can keep us hemmed into a narrow perception of our stylistic output.

We'd love to hear from you about your own experience of navigating this ‘having a defined style’ road so please reach out!

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

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Jul 06, 2021
'Holiday Replay' With Rach Jackson
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Welcome to a special episode of the podcast which we’re calling the ‘holiday replay’.

Steph and are taking a break for the next couple of weeks while our kiddos are home on school holidays, so this week we-re airing one of our favourite episodes- the interview with Rach Jackson. If you missed the episode first aired ion Season 3, be sure to listen in this week as it’s so inspiring! If you caught it the first time around, we think it’s definitely worth a second listen.

I also just wanted to give you a quick reminder that my Solstice e-course sale is just about to end.  You have until midnight on 30th June 2021 to get 20% off chapter 2 of Painting as a Practice or the chapters 2 & 3 bundle.  So if you’d like to jump on this offer before it ends, then pop on over to www.susannethercotestudio.com/online-classes for all the details.  We’ll also leave all the links in the show notes.

Suse ox

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Jun 29, 2021
79. Product Photography For Artists
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In today's conversation with Steph, we're continuing our series on steps to prepare a collection for launch with a chat about product photography for art.

This has been a bit of a pain point for me personally as, no matter how hard I try, I'm just really not very good at taking photos of my art and I really really dislike photo editing. Therefore this is an area of my business where I have brought in help. Inversely for Steph, it's a strength area, so she does it herself.

We talk through the pros and cons of using a professional photographer and also what kinds of photos you need to sell your art.

Some of the key moments include;

  • Different product  images that you can use to sell your art.
  • Giving yourself permission to invest in help with areas of your art biz that are a struggle.
  • How combining product photography with lifestyle images is a powerful combination.
  • To start where you’re at and use the tools that you have.

I hope you enjoy the episode. More shownotes and links are over at www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/product-photos

Suse ox

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Jun 22, 2021
78. Business Planning With Heart and Soul - Lara Cornell
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Lara Cornell is a published artist, as well as a brand strategist and business coach specializing in supporting artisans and creative entrepreneurs. She runs and participates in lots of art retreats all around the globe. And very recently she’s added best selling author to the list of her accomplishments with her gorgeous book Maker's Mark: Make a Living and an Impact with your Artisan Business.

In our conversation Lara and I dig deep into this fabulous book which breaks down for creatives how to create a legacy blueprint for your creative business to set yourself up not just for financial growth, but for building a business that is truly nourishing all levels and aligns with deeper purpose.

If you ever wondered if there was a way to approach business planning specifically as a creative and someone who cares deeply about the world, you’re going to find this episode full of nuggets.

Make sure you stay tuned until the very end as Lara is offering an amazing gift to all of you that I really hope you’re going to take advantage of.

I really hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation with Lara Cornell and all it’s nuggets of gold including;

  • Lara’s process in creating her new book
  • How she began to delving into learning from Fortune 500 businesses and applied that learning to her artisan business.
  • The value of a Legacy Blueprint and how to create one.
  • How gaining clarity on the vision of an artisan business  allows us to pivot alongside our creative urges in a way that resonates with our clients.

Here’s the information for the special offer at the end of this episode ; lara @laracornell.com

I hope you enjoy the episode. More shownotes and links are available at : www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/lara-cornell


x Suse

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Jun 14, 2021
77. Lifestyle Photography For Artists
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In this episode, Steph and I continue to dissect the process of selling a collection of work. We go into detail at why you may want to consider having a lifestyle photography shoot done for your art business.

Now this isn't something that you have to do in order to have an art business, but it is something that can go a long way into helping you capture your brand essence and elevate your artwork. It can mean the difference between someone purchasing your art, or simply remaining an admirer.

It's also a pretty helpful thing to have if you primarily market your work online. So join us as we walk through the process of what a recent lifestyle photography shoot looks like in my studio.

Key takeaways include;

  • How investing in a lifestyle shoot can help elevate your art brand and make it feel special.
  • How collaborating with other local businesses took my photoshoot to a whole new level.
  • Some things you can do to help you feel amazing about yourself before stepping in front of the camera.
  • How choosing the right photographer can hold space for you in all the ways you need to shine.
  • Prepping a shot list to be sure you capture all the images you’re going to need.

I hope you enjoy the episode. You can find more shownotes and links here; https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/photography

Suse ox

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Jun 07, 2021
76. Expressing Your Authentic Self With Sarah Coey
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In today’s conversation I’m chatting with Scottish abstract artist Sarah Coey.  Sarah is perhaps best known for her bright and colourful rainbow paintings and for being one of the most joyful places to be on Instagram.

In this interview Sarah walks us through her early days at art school, graduating into a global financial crisis and eventually to finding her way to becoming a successful commercial artist.

She’s the Mother of a 3 year old and 5 month old boys, so we also chatted about making it work when you have little ones around and how she finds time during maternity leave to keep her art business running.

Sarah and I also chat about her passion for being authentic on social media and all your business interactions and how this can help you to connect with your audience and inspire sales.  She also shares with us her views on affordable art.

Sarah and I also dig deep into the issue of copying.  We share on different ways we have had our artwork blatantly stolen by companies, and also how tricky it can be to navigate your feelings and all the grey areas when confronted with being copied by other artists.

We touch on so many interesting areas in this conversation and I really hope you enjoy the episode.

  • Her relationship with colour and how she uses it to express herself.
  • Why she’s not afraid to share the bad along with the good when it comes to social media.
  • How she mindfully chooses to build her business on deep relationships with her clients.
  • Why she priorities the concept of affordable art.
  • How she dealt with the confronting situation of having her work replicated.

    More shownotes and links here; https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/authentic-self

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

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May 31, 2021
75. Preparing To Sell A Collection
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In today’s episode Steph and I are talking about the different steps each of us go through when preparing our work to sell.  This is different for both of us because we each sell our work in different ways.  I sell mine directly to customers via my newsletter and website.  Whereas Steph sells through retailers.

In our conversation we zone in on some of the challenging parts of the process which for me includes, lots photo editing and time on  the computer and also those first moments just after hitting publish. For Steph its deciding when her works are ready to let go and actually packaging and sending them off.

I think each of us has these moments with different aspects of the journey. I really hope you enjoy the episode!

  • How I’m re-framing the ‘drudgery’ work of your art biz
  • Switching modalities from creation to sales.
  • Why we both work in collections.
  • Caring for yourself emotionally while in sales mode.

I hope you enjoy the episode. For more shownotes and links visit https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/sell-collection

Suse ox

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May 24, 2021
74. Transforming Art Education - Artist Interview With Ange Miller
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In today’s episode I’m chatting with fellow Australian artist Ange Miller. Ange is a Multi impassioned artist, currently working on large-scale organic acrylic and oil abstracts on canvas.

She also teaches masterclasses both online and offline, is a creativity coach and is passionate about sharing her perspective on the traditional art education system that she taught within for many years.

Ange has observed first hand the blocks that can happen as a result of this kind of education. In her own educational offerings, she’s constantly evolving new ways for her students to discover and work from their own unique creative identity.

I really loved digging deep into so many topics with Ange throughout this conversation and I hope you enjoy the episode.

  • How her experiences teaching within the Art School system has given her a unique insight into the values of traditional education and how they are misaligned with the creative brain.
  • How she’s launched a membership group to help people re-landscape their art-brain.
  • Keeping the flame of creativity alive within ourselves and our children.

I hope you enjoy the episode. More shownotes and links here: https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/art-education

Suse ox

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May 17, 2021
73. Embracing A Feminine Approach To Your Art Biz
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Sometimes in our creative journey we get drawn into divergent creative paths that don’t always make sense in terms of our existing work or the core money earners in our business.

In todays episode steph and I explore our own experiences with recently exploring work that we felt drawn to make and why we feel it’s so important to follow the creative threads and compulsions in our creative practice- because you just never know where they might be leading. We also talk about our experience with working within our own feminine cycles and how we feel that working cyclically is a much better way for us to develop our businesses when compared to the traditional patriarchal business model. 

  • How exploring new creative threads can inform your current art practice.
  • Shifting between new explorative work and the safety of the familiar.
  • What it means to reject the masculine paradigm of making money and step into the feminine.
  • How exploration phases can uncover ‘full body YES’ moments that propel us forward.

Further shownotes and links can be found at: www.susannethercotestudio.com/podcast/cycles

I hope you enjoy the episode. Suse ox

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May 10, 2021
72. Selling Art Through Retail With Jessie Rigby
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This week I’m chatting with contemporary artist Jessie Rigby. I fell in with Jessie’s beautiful abstract landscape paintings long ago and she lives not too far from me in the Macedon ranges of Victoria, so I’ve been wanting to have her on the podcast for a while.

Jessie and I share a lot of parallels in our careers, both of us starting out in the fashion industry before finding our art path.  But Jessie has taken a different road with selling her work,- pursuing a more commercial avenue of  working with boutique homewares outlets and galleries.  So we chatted through some of the advantages and disadvantages of working this way.

We also talk through lots of practical tips such as how she works on pre-fabricated framed canvases, who her fave stockists and suppliers are, and of course her amazing new, customised and removable art studio.

I really hope you enjoy this conversation with the gorgeous Jessie as much as I enjoyed having it.

  • Paying attention to the scale of work our bodies call for.
  • Jessie’s unique, moveable studio space
  • Building relationships with retail store owners to sell her art and tips for you to do the same.
  • Her experiences with pricing.
  • How support from her studio assistant Beth has streamlined all her processes to relive stress and free up time.
  • How leaning into her artists community has helped her feel held in her solo pursuit.

More shownotes and links at 72. Selling Art Through Retail With Jessie Rigby — Susan Nethercote Studio
 

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

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May 03, 2021
71. Getting The Support You Deserve Within Your Art Business
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There comes a time in every business when there is just too much to do for one person.  In todays episode, Steph and I are chatting about out-sourcing in your art business as this is something we’ve both done to keep the wheels turning in our enterprises.  But where do you start if you’re thinking about ways to bring in some help into the studio?

We chat through lots of options such as employees vs. contractors.  From how to break down what you can hand off to others, while keeping yourself on the tasks that really matter, to different ways to find the right people.  We also talk about how both Steph and Laura help me in my art biz and how that fits into their own businesses.  I really hope you enjoy this deep dive into out-sourcing.

In this episode Steph and I reveal the inner workings of our professional relationship and the shifting nature of getting help within the art business.

  • How at it’s core getting help can be as good for your soul as for the business.
  • Different ways to find the right people.
  • How to break down what you can hand off to others, while keeping yourself on the tasks that really matter
  • Identifying our barriers around asking for help.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

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Apr 27, 2021
70. Discovering A Greater Calling - Artist Interview With Melissa Brennan
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Melissa Brennan's superpower is her unwavering confidence. In this artist interview we explore how this photographer shares that gift to uplift and support the the women she works with and the deeper calling her work has uncovered.

In today’s episode Steph and I are chatting with another creative that we have had the pleasure of working with. Melissa Brennan is quite well known in Ballarat as the go-to photographer for women.  She’s taken some gorgeous photos for me last year and I also consulted with her business her golden point to create me some branding assets such as a logo and defining my brand colours.

She’s achieved a lot for someone still in her 20’s, so it was just wonderful to sit down with Melissa and discover that there is so much more to this  woman than just photography and branding. Melissa also has a huge passion for supporting and uplifting women and we loved talking to her about the deeper motivations behind the work that she does with a camera lens.

I really hope you enjoy this interview with Melissa Brennan, some of the juicy bits include;

  • How a mental health project blossomed into her full time creative career.
  • How Melissa recognised that her business has a greater calling than it’s starting point as a photographer.
  • How identifying a fear of success has propelled her to take more risks and try new things within her business.
  • How rejecting perfectionism encourages true growth and exploration.
  • That her full-time employee is her Dad!

I hope you enjoy the episode. More shownotes and links here: 70. Discovering A Greater Calling - Artist Interview With Melissa Brennan — Susan Nethercote Studio

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Apr 20, 2021
69. Managing Commissions - A Listener Question Answered
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In today’s conversation Steph and I go deep on the topic of how we go about undertaking commissions in our art businesses. From how we got those first commissions, to strategies for pricing them, to ways of managing the inquiry process, we go deep in this one. So if you’ve every wondered how to go about creating a commissions process that is streamlined and works time and time again, grab yourself a cuppa and lets unpack the subject of commissions.

This highly practical episode includes:

  • Where commission requests come from.
  • How Suse automates some of her processes.
  • Some structures to protect yourself as an artist.
  • Pricing and deposits

I hope you enjoy the episode.

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Mar 29, 2021
68. How To Trust In Your Creative Force With Myree Morsi
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Hi and welcome to episode 68 of the studio insider art podcast.  Today I have a very special guest on the podcast for a second time.

Myree Morsi is an amazing therapist, spiritual healer and coach and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her for many years.  We had her on a while ago and there was so much love for that episode that we are having her back for a second time.

Today we are tackling  a big juicy topic- trust.  It seems as an artist we are constantly  being called upon to trust- whether it be in the our own art process, or finding our way in our art business.

But how do you continue to trust in the unfolding of your art journey in the face of difficult times and the many disappointments that can come along the way on this crazy path of being an artist?

This is just one of the juicy questions I’m asking this very wise woman today. There are also a couple of really beautiful invitations for you to contemplate deeply during this unique episode, so I really hope you engage with those. I really hope you enjoy this very special episode.

Some insights include:

  • How artists are always on the edge of the unknown
  • A couple of beautiful visualisations you can use at home.
  • Saying ‘yes’ to our creative compulsions.
  • How to recover our trust after a big disappointment

I hope you enjoy the episode. You can get further shownotes and links at: 68. How To Trust In Your Creative Force With Myree Morsi — Susan Nethercote Studio

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Mar 22, 2021
67. Comparisonitis and the Hungry Ghost
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In today’s episode Steph and I are delving deep into something that we both find ourselves overcome by at times- comparison!  In this very intimate episode, Steph and I both share about our own journeys with comparisonitis and the disabling effect that it’s had on us at times.

We also look at ways that we deal with it when it arises, and some strategies we’ve learnt to use when overcome by the beast that is comparing ourselves with others.  I really hope you enjoy this intimate episode.

Some insights include:

  • How comparison shows up in different ways for myself and Steph
  • The link between the inner critic and comparing yourself to others.
  • Methods we use to manage the destructive responses triggered when we compare ourselves to others.
  • How zoning in on the WHY of your practice re-focuses your energies.

I just love this time of year- autumn equinox here in Australia and Spring equinox in the northern hemisphere.  Its always a time of year that feels like my creative juices really switch on and I can settle in for a good long stretch of art making.  So if you’re feeling that creative flow coming on too, then now is the perfect time to take advantage of my Equinox e-course sale starting on starting on 20th March 2021.

You can get 20% off Chapter 1 of my painting as a practice e-course when you use the coupon code EQ1 at the checkout and also 20% off the chapters 1 & 2 Bundle when you use the code EQ2 at the checkout.  But it’s only until midnight on 30th March 2021. Check out www.susannethercotestudio.com/online-classes for more info.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

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Mar 16, 2021
66. Embracing Neurodiversity With Phoebe Gander
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My guest this episode is Phoebe Gander, Phoebe is an abstract artist inspired by the beautiful ocean and mountains near where she lives in New Zealand. After coming across Phoebe on Instagram it wasn’t long before I fell in love with this fun loving artist whos feed is filled with so much richness.

Whether it be a hilarious reel, an education and reflection on living with ADHD or simply a photo of her beautiful art, the way Phoebe tells her story is always hugely engaging. But what I’ve enjoyed most has bee the connection and discussion we’ve had over the subject of having children with ADHD and in the process figuring out that we are both neurodiverse ourselves.

I really enjoyed digging deep into this topic during our conversation.

In this episode Phoebe shares:

  • How she came back to art as an act of self care during a dark time of her life.
  • Educating herself about ADHD after a diagnoses for her child.
  • How a formal diagnosis has helped her change the narrative of her own self talk.
  • How she is leaning into her neurodiversity to create a 100 day challenge and body of works for sale.
  • How she uses her platform as a voice to advocate and educate .

I hope you enjoy the episode.

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Mar 09, 2021
65. A Solo Exhibition- Second Time Around.
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This week I’m catching up with my studio assistant Laura. For those of you who haven’t been with me for every episode the whole first season of this podcast is dedicated to me coaching Laura through the process of creating her first solo exhibition. Fast forward 18 months and Laura is about to hang her second solo show. So in what appears to be a bit of a theme this year in checking in on the progress of my two emerging art-superstar studio assistant, this conversation focuses in on some of the key things that Laura has learnt from her first exhibition experience and how that is informing her second show. In this episode we share: How Laura has been following the threads of techniques you enjoy to evolve a body of work. What it means to take brave steps to share the exploration phase of the development of artwork. Laura shares some tools that help her start creating each day and overcome any resistance she feels towards her studio practice. A reflection on Laura’s past art show and the experience she’s taking forward into this next exhibition. Further shownotes and links at 65. Second Time Around - Laura's New Exhibition — Susan Nethercote Studio I hope you enjoy the episode. Suse ox --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/susan-nethercote/message
Mar 02, 2021
64. Art and Spirituality - Reprise
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This episode we re-air one of our most loved interviews, that with Myree Morsi on art and spirituality.

Myree is going to be returning for a chat in a couple of weeks time so we thought it might be an opportunity for those of you who are not familiar with Myree to listen and get to know her. If you’ve listened before there’s enough juiciness in this episode to make it worth revisiting.

Myree has been my personal teacher and therapist for many years. She has done more than anyone to help me develop as a person, an artist and and entrepreneur.

In this interview I’m taking you behind closed doors to reveal the evolution of my spiritual practice in relationship to my art and business and how it’s helped me heal past traumas.  My work with Myree has been incredibly powerful and I can’t wait to share her with you.

In this heartfelt episode Myree shares with us;

  • How her unique gifts allows her to guide artists through difficult moments within their practice.
  • How she has used art to process trauma and helps others do the same.
  • How to navigate being on the edge of your comfort zone to move forward into a new, powerful place within your work.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

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Links for this episose at : 

64. Art and Spirituality Revisited — Susan Nethercote Studio

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Feb 23, 2021
63. Designing a Studio That Flows And Inspires
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In todays episode we’re talking all things studio set up. As Steph’s art business grows she’s expanding her studio and renovating a garage space into her dream studio. As she prepares to makeover this under utilised space we are nerding out on all our best tips for a studio that’s ergonomic, efficient and environmentally aware.

We all know that a studio is not just a place to create but a place to contemplate, plan, reflect and inspire so whether your studio is the corner of a room or a space external to your home there's something here that can help support you to create your best work.

Check out the audio to hear about:

  • Zoning a studio for different tasks.
  • Why all your furniture should be on wheels.
  • Options for storage that work best for your practice.
  • To easel or not to easel?
  • Designing your space for taking care of your body.
  • Lighting that doesn’t distort colour.
  • Elements that inspire your practice and refresh your heart and soul.

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Feb 15, 2021
62. What A Difference A Year Makes - How Steph's Solid Art Practice Has Blossomed Into A Thriving Business
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This week marks exactly one year since Steph picked up a paintbrush again and said ‘YES’ to her strong urge to paint and since then she has gone from strength to strength. I thought it was about time I sat down and reflected on her past year of journeying with her creativity and building a super smart business model for selling her art.

Steph really is the poster child for taking a solid art practice and turning it into a thriving enterprise. I know you’re going to get really inspired by this episode and by everything she’s achieved on her art journey.

We share:

  • How the ‘hot and heavy’ phase of Steph’s romance with painting propelled her headfirst into a rigorous painting practice.
  • How clarity on what you DON’T want your art business to look like can help you choose the right path for you.
  • How long, and more importantly how many paintings it took for Steph to find her current style.
  • How she’s leveraged retail stores to sell her work.


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Feb 09, 2021
61. Letting Go Of Shame When Selling Your Art - Interview With Megan Auman
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There is A LOT going on in this interview with artist and educator Megan Auman, from why selling your art isn’t ‘selling out’ all the way through to using self-portraits to sell your work and learning to love yourself even more.

There are so many pieces of wisdom that artists of any experience need to hear and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Before we jump in I want to give a big shout-out to all the folks who are here for the first time, I’ve had over a thousand people sign up to my free e-course and it’s so lovely to welcome all the new faces at Susan Nethercote Studio and see all the new work popping up in my feed under the hastag #PaintingAsAPractice over on Instagram.

Now back to the episode, some of the juicy bits include;

  • How the internet has democratised the fine art world.
  • Overcoming the feeling of shame around selling your art.
  • The many compounding reasons why artists are so uncomfortable pricing their work sustainably and some of the tools to overcome that resistance.
  • How photographing your self with your work is the best way to not only sell your work but gain self confidence.
  • Why thinking of your art practice as a job can be very freeing.
  • Some nifty Pinterest and SEO tips.

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Feb 01, 2021
60. Finding Your Style and Painting Large
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Things are a-buzz here in the studio as we welcome so many new faces to my  free mini e-course !

You need to be on my email list to gain free access so if you’re already getting my weekly education newsletter there’s nothing more to do than find me free access code in my next newsletter.

And if you’re not on that list then you can sign up HERE .

The other big news is that my brand new e-course which is the final chapter of the Painting As A Practice trilogy is now available. Chapter 3; Finding Your Style And Painting Large I go into a lot of detail on how to take your practice and hone it into your unique style.

In this episode I talk Steph through the steps toward achieving the second step of evolving smaller studies into larger works on canvas.

Some of the key moments in this episode are;

  • A gathering anticipation as we gear up for the Feb #paintingasapractice challenge.
  • Scaling up your creative exploration's to create larger works.
  • How to take art that has been created in the spirit of play and apply critical thinking to create resolution and art that shines.
  • How the phases of creativity reflect the seasons.

Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 26, 2021
59. How To Prepare For A Sustained Period Of Creativity
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Oh my goodness it’s good to be back for our first episode of 2021! This week on the podcast I sat down and caught up with my gorgeous studio assistant Steph about all the gorgeous inspiration that has come about from the break that we both took over the past few weeks.

With our creative wells feeling full and nourished we are both looking forward to the month long painting challenge that I run here at Susan Nethercote Studio every February. Are you joining us this year? I really hope so because I adore the community that gathers for this challenge. And this year I have created something really, really special for those who would like to establish a dedicated painting practice.

I’ve just hit ‘publish’ on a new free mini e-course called ‘How To Paint As A Practice’  You need to be on my email list to gain free access so if you’re already getting my weekly education newsletter there’s noything more to do than find me free access code in my next newsletter.

And if you’re not on that list then you can sign up HERE .

Some of the key moments in this episode are;

  • How we’ve both taken time to fill our creative wells with inspiration by spending time in nature
  • How a shifting world has created possibility from hardship.
  • Why we’re starting 2021 in a spirit of play and exploration through the Feb #paintingasapractice challenge.
  • How we are choosing rhythms of creativity that work for us and our lives and families.
  • What to expect from my new FREE mini e-course and how to get access.

Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 18, 2021
58. Filling Your Creative Cup During Times Of Rest
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As we draw to the close of this crazy year of 2020 and prepare for a break over the holidays, I sat down with my studio assistant Steph for a chat about why it’s so important to take regular, solid breaks from both our art practice and business.  Having said that, this will be the final podcast episode for 2020 and we’ll be returning with a fresh new season on 19th January 2021 so we can all enjoy a few weeks of summer holidays here in Australia.

So settle in as we chat about different ways to fill our creative cup during times of rest, family and summer.  And also hear a little bit about a new a FREE mini course I have coming up on our return on January 19th.

Wishing you all an absolutely beautiful holiday season, wherever you find yourself in the world.  Thanks so much for being here and for your support of the podcast.  I look forward to bringing you many new creative adventures in the new year.

Some of the key moments in this episode are;

  • A new FREE e-course!
  • Taking a break until Jan 19th for rest and creative recharge.
  • Feb painting as a practice challenge.
  • Plans for the Podcast in 2021.
  • How to maintain a creative practice whilst full-time parenting.
  • How working in sketchbooks can bring a new approach to your art.

Enjoy the episode!

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Dec 15, 2020
57. A Young Artist Success Story - How Gen Z Artist Talia Stanton Has Created Wild Success In Her Art Biz
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In today’s interview I have a younger artist joining me in the studio for a chat.  Tahlia Stanton and I have followed one another on Instagram for a few years now and have always cheered each other on. We live quite close to each other, and I’ve loved watching Tahlia and her art grow, as she is just 21 years old.

This year, it seems all her dedication and single-minded focus on manifesting her dream to become a wildly successful artist without going to art school has come true! In 2020 Tahlia has built a massive following in Tiktok which has led to a global fan following of her art and a booming art print business.

A little way through this interview, it dawned on me that I am around the age of Tahlia’s mother and got me to thinking, how I parent my own kids and how important it is to support the youthful dreams of our kids, even though sometimes we might feel like their dreams are unreachable.

The art world Tahlia is bringing her art into is quite a different to the art world I, and probably many of us, grew up with.  So I hope you enjoy this high energy  insight into how their generation can take true ownership and create incredible success by using the technology native to them.

Some of the key moments in this episode are;

  • Talia’s meteoric rise on TikTok.
  • How she separates the business mindset from her creative process to allow for better creative expression.
  • The huge role that prints play in her business.
  • How her mothers values supported her to become a professional artist straight out of school.
  • Learning technical skills online rather than through formal study.
  • The tender line between inspiration and copying artwork and how to stand up for yourself when that line is crossed.

Enjoy the episode!

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Talia Stanton:

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‘The War Of Art’ - Steven Pressfield

Dahlia Raz

Lauchri Fine Art - Youtube


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Dec 08, 2020
56. How To Work Through Creative Resistance
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If you’ve ever had trouble getting motivated to do the creative work you’re not alone! In this week’s episode I’m guiding Laura through this very common problem as she prepares for her second solo show.

As I get to grips with the challenges facing Laura, I give her some tips as well as kindly calling her out on some of the patterns that I’ve witnessed since mentoring Laura through her first exhibition in season 1 of the podcast.  Breaking patterns is never easy for any of us, so listen in as I nurture Laura toward taking the steps to overcome this resistance.

Some of the key moments in this episode are;

  • Setting parameters to induce creative freedom
  • Not rushing to the finish line  and leaning into the ‘dreamy’ phase of creating without pressure.
  • Giving yourself permission to create bad art and forgive yourself again and again.
  • Recovering from perfectionism by working on a volume of work at once.

Enjoy the episode!

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Bird By Bird - Anne Lamont

The Artists Way - Julia Cameron

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Dec 01, 2020
55. Keep Chasing The Dream - A Studio Chat With Abstract Artist Rach Jackson
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Today we chat with abstract artist Rach Jackson. Rach’s career has exploded in 2020 and she is now a prolific full time painter. We chat about how she took the leap into making her long-time dream of becoming a professional artist once she became an empty nester and how she’s sold over 200 paintings this year through retail.

  • How different stages of life bring different challenges and opportunities.
  • How a ‘fluke’ propelled her toward selling over 200 paintings via retail.
  • Pricing for retail and raising prices in line with costs.
  • Streamlining supplies and materials to save time for the painting.
  • Working with family and bringing them along on the journey
  • How a challenge that could have shut down her creativity prompted reflection and educating herself resulting in an evolution of style.
  • Advice for artists working toward making the dream a reality.
  • The myth of an overnight success!

Enjoy the episode!

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Nov 24, 2020
54. The Power Of Saying 'No' To Tempting Opportunities
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This episode is a studio chat with Steph and Laura about the power of saying ‘no’. In the early stages of developing any business it’s pretty common to say yes to a lot of different opportunities while you’re figuring things out.

But as I’ve learned recently there comes a times when it’s appropriate to zone in on certain aspects and to start saying no to some of the opportunities that might come our way.

Saying no has been a learned skill for Suse and is a continued struggle. This episode digs into this topic and includes some key insights including;

  • How saying ‘No’ to an opportunity can propel you forward and creates freedom and flow in other areas of your practice.
  • How sometimes you need to say ‘Yes’ before you can say ‘No’.
  • How to navigate pulling out of an opportunity through heartfelt communication.
  • How to identify when an opportunity is wrong for you.
  • How exploring opportunities in the spirit of experimentation reveals valuable information for future decisions.

Enjoy the episode!

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Nov 17, 2020
53. Peta Mawby - Artist Interview
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In today’s conversation I’m talking with Peta Mawby who is a botanical painter working out of her studio in the renowned artist town of Castlemaine here in Australia. Peta came to one of my workshops last year and since then has really hit her stride, selling out collections of her hyper realistic painting collections. Some of the things I discover in this conversation are; How setting structure within her practice pushes her towards excellence. Why she uses a mailing list as her primary sales method The Planning process behind her collections. How releasing work for sale in real time gives her energy for the next piece. How finding beauty in a harsh Australian climate helped her paint her way back to falling in love with the landscape and indigenous history of the land. I loved hearing how her process is so totally different to my own but so perfect for her personality type. I hope you enjoy the episode! Suse ox Suse's new course Susan Nethercote: Suse's Instagram Suse's Facebook Suse's education website Suse's art website Peta Mawby; Peta’s Website Peta’s Instagram Other Links Frames Ready Made LEAVE US A VOICE MESSAGE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/susan-nethercote/message
Nov 09, 2020
52. It's The Podcast's Birthday
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Today we are celebrating the birthday of the podcast! All three of Team ’Susan Nethercote Studio’ get together to celebrate the milestone and reflect on a year past.

Join us as we share;

  • Where the podcast began with Suse mentoring Laura through her first exhibition
  • How starting a podcast is so much like being an artist… figuring the creative process out as we go.
  • What the podcast means to each of us in terms of our own personal growth and what we are looking forward to exploring in the future.

Be sure to listen right to the end where Laura and Suse both drop a bomb about what’s coming in the next year.

To help us celebrate we would love the gift of an Apple Podcast review! If you’re listening on the platform could you do us a huge favour and leave your thoughts in a review so we can help even more emerging artists through this podcast.

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Episode 1. Bringing A Body Of Artwork To Completion

Episode 42. Myree Morsi - Creativity And Spirituality

Episode 16. Healing Through Art

Episode 28. Q&A With Laura Horn

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Nov 03, 2020
51. How To Choose Your Learning Path As An Artist
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In this episode Steph and I explore the question ’how important is art school when wanting to pursue a career as an artist?’ We talk through many of the pro’s and con’s of this question as I did not go to art school and Steph did.

what we have in common is that both of us have found huge value in who we learn from online. Join us as we explore all the different avenues that you can choose from to learn as an artist.

Some of this episodes key insights;

  • That learning is essential to gaining the skills and knowledge to elevate your art and career.
  • The pro’s and con’s of a formal education including expense, mindset, accountability and future career path.
  • How choosing your own learning journey can be immensely enriching especially when paired with a teacher with whom you feel a connection.
  • How educating yourself never ends and the value of maintaining a life-long learning mentality.

We'd love to hear from you about your own learning journey, are you ‘self taught’ or feel damaged by your formal education? If so please reach out and share your experience with us!

Enjoy the episode!

Suse xo

"I had a really great education in the history of art and artists which has helped me to identify that all the greatest artists were people that basically said 'screw you' to the system and did it their own way"

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Oct 27, 2020
50. How to Tackle Style Diversity in your Art Brand
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This week  we’re talking about something that comes up often out there in the art world- which is the idea of having to stick with a particular style to establish yourself as an artist and a brand.  Steph and I sat  down and had a great conversation about the advantages and pitfalls of taking this approach when seeking direction for your art.  I hope you enjoy the episode.

Some of this episodes key insights;

  • That it is possible to find threads of consistency in amongst a variety of stylistic directions in your work
  • Ways that I personally manage having diverse styles in my own art practice and in putting forward my brand.
  • How the history of art teaches us that it is indeed ‘part of the job’ for artists to venture through different stylistic periods in their work throughout their lifetime.
  • How the ‘Instagram grid’ mentality can keep us hemmed into a narrow perception of our stylistic output.

We'd love to hear from you about your own experience of navigating this ‘having a defined style’ road so please reach out!

Enjoy the episode!

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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

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Susan Nethercote:

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Oct 20, 2020
49. Finding Courage
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This weeks episode follows on from last week when Steph had a little meltdown. After giving her my best advice on overcoming her feelings of putting herself out there, in true human spirit I went ahead the next week and had pretty much the exact same meltdown.

Yep, we’re keeping it real on this weeks podcast!

In this conversation I come clean on what it means to take your own advice and we zone in on the notion of courage and why it’s so important to cultivate this quality as an artist.

Some of this episodes key insights;

  • Suse’s experience in regards to her own emotional spiral.
  • How courage is a cycle.
  • A wonderful story of opportunity coming from a courageous moment.
  • Planning to take courage in the future.

We'd love to hear from you if you're experiencing an 'edge' moment of your own so please reach out!

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Other Links

Her Golden Point Photography

Steph’s Retailer Bungalow Trading Co.

Debbie Millman 

Lisa Congdon’s ‘A Glorious Freedom’

Quotes from this episode :

“When you’re in the throes of the emotion of the courage moment you had to take to make something exciting happen for yourself it’s so hard to see that that is will occur again and again on the road of creative business.”

“The bit where artists doubt themselves and feel crippled by the idea of putting themselves out there in the world is not going away any time soon. It is a problem that we all share but we can all get better and better at it over time.”

“People have a word of the year, I don’t have that practice but I find do that a word or a theme reveals it’s self. And now I wonder at the tail end of a very difficult 2020 for the world if ‘courage’ is what’s emerged from that?" - Steph

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Oct 13, 2020
48. Steph Has A Meltdown
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Steph is exploring a new opportunity and it's causing some major emotions to surface. It's something many other artists experience as they make their way through the world professionally. Listen in as Suse shares her wisdom and gives Steph a powerful pep talk around navigating these moments and shares some of her own vulnerable experiences within her career.

Some of this episodes key insights;

  • Identifying the feeling and holding space for it.
  • Becoming friends with the 'edge' of a new experience and becoming more fluent with it over time.
  • Seeking subtle shifts in our recognition that make all the difference.

We'd love to hear from you if you're experiencing an 'edge' moment of your own so please reach out!

"One of the most helpful things I've heard said about emotions is that they are like clouds. At the time that they're above you it's blocking out the Sun and you cannot see anything but the darkness. But they're clouds, and they move, and the next day it's sunny."

"As we know as painters there are all these colours between the colours That's like our emotional landscape, the more we can sit with it and be with it the more subtleties that we can see. its almost like applying your artists eye to your emotional landscape"

"The Monsters are in the shadows and the longer that you actually sit with them and be with them, the more you realise they're shadows. And what you thought had substance and weight doesn't have as much as you thought. And you get that through being with it, through being present with the emotion that's happening."

Suse's new course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace:

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Other Useful Links:

Rach Jackson Art

Rejection episode

Myree's episode

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Oct 07, 2020
47. Tamara Laporte - Artist Interview
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In today’s episode I have another artist interview for you. Tamara Laporte is a mixed media artist, art teacher and a catalyst of creative people world wide. She is the author and inventor of ‘Life Book’ a year long art course that includes some of the most celebrated mixed media and personal development teachers out there.

Next year in 2021 I’m delighted and honoured to be a guest teacher. Since it’s inception Lifebook has been joined by over 20,000 people who’ve gained tremendous artistic and personal skills through it.

From the 20th September 2020 to the 11th of October 2020 you can get access to free art classes by myself and all the other teachers involved in the 2021 Lifebook program in the ‘Taster Sessions’

I really hope you enjoy my beautiful conversation with Tamara Laporte.

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

Tamara’s Links

Taster Sessions

Life Book 2021

Tam’s books

Other Links

Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

Suse's new course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

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Sep 29, 2020
46. Faith Evans - Sills Artist Interview
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In today’s episode I’m having a beautiful chat with my friend and fellow artist in the US Faith Evans Sills.  Faith and I first met when I was a student in one of her first e-courses many moons ago. We discovered that we had a lot in common back then and still do! So it was just lovely to catch up with Faith and hear all about what she’s been up to. I really hope your enjoy our conversation.

  • The impact of motherhood on a creative practice.
  • The development of her book ‘Painting The Sacred Within’.
  • Using rituals to connect her creative and spiritual life.
  • How running retreats has enhanced her creative flow and how she pivoted during COVID-19
  • Her advice to emerging artists seeking a career as a professional artist.
  • The experience of having an artist partner.

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox


LINKS

Suse's new course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Faith Evans-Sills

Faiths's Website

Faith’s Instagram

Faith’s Book


More About Faith

Faith is a painter, author, retreat leader, teacher and mentor with over 25 years of personal painting experience. In her work, Faith draws inspiration from the unseen order of things within nature’s wild and small moments; from love, textiles and most importantly, the relationships that shape her. Classically trained in painting with a BFA from Skidmore College and an MFA from Parsons School of Design, Faith enjoys inspiring women to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art.

Her first book, Painting the Sacred Within, a co-authored guide to art techniques for expressing your authentic inner voice, was published in 2017 by North Light Press and has become a beloved resource of inspiration for women world wide as they explore their creative and art making dreams. She is a well-loved teacher both online, across the United States and internationally at her annual art retreats in Morocco, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Faith’s paintings have been exhibited widely and included in numerous books and publications including Painted Blossoms, Paint Lab, Color Lab, Seventeen, Calm, Happinez and Mabel Magazine. Her art has also been featured on designs for Anne Taylor Company Lou & Grey. Faith lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband Francis and their 3 children.

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Sep 22, 2020
45. The Healing Power Of Colour
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I have some exciting news, Chapter 2 of my Painting As A Practice e-course is ready! You can find out all about it here.
This chapter is all about colour play and using mediums that pop so today’s conversation explores using colour as a pathway toward healing.
I hope you enjoy the episode.

  • My experience with colour in a difficult time in my life.
  • Following the flashes of inspiration and tools to encourage that to flow.
  • The dance between technical skill and intuitive choices in painting.

“It is like medicine to my whole system when I paint with really bright beautiful vibrant colour.”

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

EPISODE LINKS

Suse's new course!

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace:

Steph's Website

Steph's Instagram

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Sep 15, 2020
44. Art Supply Nerd-Out
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This week Steph and I nerd out on some of our fave art supplies. From yummy paints to buttery pastels you can grab my full list here.

Join us as we share;

  • Our fave supplies brands and colours.
  • How to up-level your work with professional supplies.
  • How and Suse uses different supplies within her work to achieve her signature style.
  • Some art history-geek stories of beautiful French art stores.

We also share a listener review and would love if you leave us a review over on your chosen platform too!

Enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

EPISODE LINKS

Suse's Supplies List

The Sydney Art Store

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website


Steph Wallace

Steph's Website

Steph's Instagram

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Sep 08, 2020
43. Charging Your Worth - Listener Question Answered
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This week we are doing something new on the podcast and addressing a question from a beautiful listener. It's the relatable issue of struggling with the expectation from friends and family to give creative work for free. Sound familiar? We unpack this problem and address it's underlying core; how to charge what you're worth!

In this episode we look at ways to;

  • Challenging culturally held beliefs in the value of creativity in society.
  • Setting boundaries with love and respect.
  • Shifting the bar from a place of an underlying belief in the value of your creative work.

You can submit your own question here so please reach out if you have a problem you'd like me to weigh in on.

I hope you enjoy the episode, 

Suse ox

Quote:  "The main thing is to shift that around to a mindset of; this is actually an act of love for myself and an acknowledgement and a confirmation of the value of the work that I do and that I deserve to be paid for that. "

Quote: "If you continually deny a voice inside of you that's telling you something is wrong for you then you are continually betraying yourself"

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

Episode 42 with Myree Morsi

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Sep 01, 2020
42. Myree Morsi - Art and Spirituality
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Today’s episode is a truly special one, I'm talking with one of my fave people on the planet Myree Morsi. Myree has been my personal teacher and therapist for many years. She has done more than anyone to help me develop as a person, an artist and and entrepreneur.

In this interview I’m taking you behind closed doors to reveal the evolution of my spiritual practice in relationship to my art and business and how it’s helped me heal past traumas.

My work with Myree has been incredibly powerful and I can’t wait to share a her with you. In this heartfelt episode Myree shares with us;

  • How her unique gifts allows her to guide artists through difficult moments within their practice.
  • How she has used art to process Trauma and helps others do the same.
  • How to navigate being on the edge of your comfort zone to move forward into a new, powerful place within your work.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox


Myree’s Links

Sacred Senstivity Online Transformational Program (Starts September 19, 2020)

Myree’s Website

Myree’s free Monthly Community Healing Class 

Myree on Instagram

Myree’s free gifts: Centering and Healing Meditation


Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

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Aug 25, 2020
41. Sharon Hughes - Artist Interview
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Welcome to season 3 of my podcast. I can't believe we are here already!

I'm celebrating this milestone by bringing you my first artist interview. Sharon Hughes is a past student of mine and creates the most beautiful, calming abstract paintings.

In our chat Sharon shares a moment of creative breakthrough and in contrast a dark moment in her journey towards finding her authentic style.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

  • A breakthrough moment in her painting
  • How she navigated an emotionally tough moment within her art practice.
  • How 'marinating' in learning allows space to find a visual language unique and true to ones self.

"For me the biggest breakthrough is being able to explore. Being able to play with your paints without pressure and without feeling like there needs to be an outcome because its costing you a lot of money."

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox


Check out Suse’s e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles

Sharon Hughes

Sharon's website

Sharon's Instagram

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Aug 18, 2020
40. Pinterest For Artists
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In this weeks episode we get super practical as Steph shares all the strategies shes been using to increase engagement with my art via Pinterest. Join me as I discover why the platform is so powerful and how to use it in a way that really fits with my values.

Steph has even created a follow-up e-course to walk you through how to do this withing your own art business,

Listen on as I learn about:

  • Understanding how to organise and build boards
  • Using generosity to add value to my own brand
  • What to pin and why
  • How to do the work without it becoming a time-suck

I hope you enjoy the episode,

Suse ox

Check out Stephs e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Useful links

Megan Auman

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Aug 11, 2020
39. Making An Art Dream A Reality
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This episode we have a much needed catch-up with Laura Day, part of my studio team. In season 1 I coached Laura toward her first solo exhibition and so much has changed for her since then. Laura shares how her vision for her arts practice and coaching business has sprung to life and how manifesting that vision has propelled her forwards.

This rich conversation explores so many exciting themes including;

  • The power of investing in yourself
  • trying commissions on for size
  • the gift of online teaching
  • manifesting the vision for your art business
  • noticing when you're straying from the right path
  • how discomfort can be a sign of growth

It was wonderful to be part of this conversation so take a listen to catch up on all Laura's exciting news.

Suse ox

Links

Laura Day

Laura’s website

Laura’s Instagram

Useful links

Her Golden Point - Melissa Brennan

Squarespace

Check out Suse’s e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

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Aug 05, 2020
38. Overcoming The Hump Of Resistance
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In this week's episode we explore what to do with the bits of our art businesses that we dread. Be it shipping or doing book-keeping, I share some wisdom on overcoming the humps of resistance and finding alignment and flow. Listen on for all this and a major mic-drop moment when I reveal why using rewards as a driver isn't sustainable or healthy.

Our conversation includes:

  • Investing in equipment and platforms that makes the job simple.
  • Permission to use things that come easily.
  • Keeping things simple.
  • Turning 'taps' on and off within your art business.
  • Choosing what to outsource.
  • Letting go of the 'busy work'.
  • Overcoming the hump of resistance. 

I hope you find this episode helpful!

Suse ox

"Part of what 2020 is all about for me is actually undoing all the damage I've been doing to myself all these years of my working life by being addicted to my own productivity and measuring my own worth from that."


Check out Suse’s e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Useful links

Flodesk

Squarespace

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Jul 28, 2020
37. Following The Flow
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In this weeks podcast Steph and I talk about how to find a state of flow and ease within creative projects and how she can apply it to her new idea.

 I reveal how letting go of the traditional planning and launch strategies allows me to become propelled by the natural force of flow and gratitude in bringing my ideas to life. I also reveal how fully allowing ideas to gestate lets you be fully behind it when it's released into the world.

Some of the key take-aways from this episode include:

  • Clear and authentic communication with community and customers
  • Stripping away elements that cause stress and anxiety.
  • Riding the multiple waves of Flow as they arrive.
  • How Covid has shifted my perspective on my business.
  • How to tell the difference between waiting to be in flow and procrastination.
  • Waiting for an alignment of an idea so you can be fully behind it.

"I moved out of  a spirit of expectation about what I thought I had to achieve,  to a state of sheer gratitude for whatever the universe was still willing to give me" 

Suse ox

Links

Check out Suse’s e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Suse’s jigsaw puzzles


Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram


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Jul 21, 2020
36. The Power Of Rest To Recharge Creativity
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We are back with a brand new episode on the power of rest and it's relationship with creativity. After a couple of weeks break we explore what's evolved for Steph and I since intentionally stepping away from the paintbrushes, and the creative projects emerging from the energy of rejuvenation.

Listen on to find out what we discovered through intentional rest including some key takeaways;

  • How scheduled breaks are so much more powerful than resting after burnout.
  • How leaning-in to your bodies need for rest allows for quicker rejuvenation than fighting it.
  • Pressing pause doesn't always have the negative effect on your art-biz that you might think.
  • The power of reading, colour and nature to replenish our creative well.

"You don't have to be continually grinding for there to be growth!"

I also spill the beans on the next chapter of my online course and spoiler alert.... It's all about colour-play and mediums that pop! The secret sauce in how I create my highly saturated colourful paintings. I can't wait to share more as I record and will keep you in the loop.

I hope you enjoy the episode, 

Suse ox


LINKS

Check out my e-course 

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Julia Cameron's Artists Way

Danielle La Porte

Lucy Treloar - Wolfe Island

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life

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Jul 14, 2020
35. Pricing Your Work As An Emerging Artist - Revisited
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Once again we are revisiting a listener favourite from the archives and ride the emotional roller coaster of pricing art as an emerging artist. As much as we would all love a magic bullet for this process there’s no simple answer to the question ‘How Much?’ when it’s time to price your work.

Join me as I help Laura along this tricky path and share some of my guiding principles.

  • Be clear on your pricing purpose
  • Pricing structures and thresholds
  • The power of a sale, confidence and social proof.
  • The cost of framing work and how that influences your pricing
  • Feel the priceless confidence of selling your work
  • Following your intuition
  • Knowing which pieces, you want to let go of and what you're happy to have around longer
  • Finding the balance between what the market demands and what you know you are worth

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Jul 08, 2020
34. How To Find Your Style When Learning From Others - Revisited
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This episode first aired in Season 1 of my podcast but it is even more relevant now than ever. As we end a month of my Painting As A Practice challenge and my very first e-course now is an excellent time to think about how to integrate that learning into a style that is uniquely yours and authentic in every way.

In this episode Laura and I talk through the process of taking online or in-person classes and then translating that experience into your own artistic language.

We talk through several aspects of this process including:

  • Absorbing what's right for you and progress onward seeking your own style
  • Being present in your body and paying attention to what feels good, bringing an element of mindfulness to your practice
  • The Magnetism that occurs when your work is truly coming from you
  • Not intellectulising the process too much.
  • Accepting that there are no shortcuts and that you need to make a lot of work to allow the process to happen
  • Leaning-in to the experience and embracing the elements that are yours wherever you are at in the process

I hope you enjoy the episode!

“The goal is always to absorb what feels right for you and your process... and then progress onward always seeking your own expression of that”

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Jun 30, 2020
33. The Low-Down On How To Make Art Prints
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 Figuring out how to make prints of your art can be a minefield! In this episode we talk through Susan's experiences of how she creates her prints and she helps Steph figure out the different steps of the process. From digitising your artwork to the highest level to the strategy of selling reproductions within your art business we dig in deep.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

LINKS

Check out my new e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram


Prism Imaging

Printful



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Jun 23, 2020
32. How To Embrace Rejection
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This episode we talk about the monster in the closet.... The fear of rejection!

I coach my studio assistant Steph through a recent experience and give her some solid tools to navigate the process into the future.

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

LINKS

Check out my new e-course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website


Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram


The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

Tiffany Hahn

Tara Mohr

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Jun 16, 2020
31. How to Create The 'Perfect' Studio Space
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Hi everyone,  this week Steph and I are chatting about creative space. We dig into some myths around what you 'need' to create your best work and how packing away an old venture clears the way energetically for the new. If you've ever felt dissatisfied with your studio, or lack of it, then this episode is really going to help.

Enjoy the episode. 

Suse xo

LINKS

Check out my new e-course

Laura Horn

website

Instagram

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

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Jun 09, 2020
30. Q & A with Laura Horn And Susan Nethercote - Part 2
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This week I'm sharing the second part of my chat with fellow Australian artist Laura Horn. We continue our Q & A and share our mutual love of learning, our multiple art personalities as well as our favourite materials.

I hope you enjoy the conversation. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. Also, don’t forget to hop over and check out Laura's Website and Instagram

Suse ox

LINKS

Check out my new e-course

Laura Horn

website

Instagram

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

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Jun 03, 2020
29. How To Make Great Art - Join Me For A Free Challenge.
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This episode is all about getting ready for a month of painting every day with the 'soft' challenge 'Painting As A Practice'. I chat with Steph about how we are preparing for the free challenge and what we hope to get out of painting every day for the month of June 2020.

I'd love for you to join us and in doing so give yourself permission to feed your creativity without pressure and in a spirit of play... The magic formula to making great art!

Suse ox

LINKS

Get the free creative prompts

Check out the course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace:

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Resources

Susan's free education resources

Susan's art website 

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May 30, 2020
28. Q&A With Laura Horn and Susan Nethercote Part 1
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This week I have something a little different for you, I chat with fellow artist and educator Laura Horn in a Q&A answering each others questions on different aspects of our lives and businesses. It's such a meaty conversation that we've split it into 2 juicy episodes so listen out for part 2 next week.

We cover so many topics from juggling motherhood and art businesses to recovering from burn-out. I know you're going to get a lot out of this episode so enjoy!

Suse ox

LINKS

Check out my new e-course

Laura Horn

website

Instagram

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

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May 27, 2020
27. Hear All About Our Free New Painting Challenge
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We are SO excited to be recording this episode. Not only are we face-to-face as COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Australia, but Suse has finally launched her very first e-course! - ‘Painting As a Practice – Playful Classes in Mixed Media Painting Designed to Nurture You Authentic Style’ 

In Chapter 1 of this 3 part course (Chapters 2 and 3 are coming soon) you will learn all about Susan's personal approach to establishing a mixed media art practice. 

This course launches on 1st June 2020 and IS NOW OPEN FOR PRE-SALE WITH THE 20% OFF CODE: PRACTICE20 UNITL 30TH MAY 2020

Suse ox


LINKS

Check out the course

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Resources

Susan's free education resources

Susan's art website 

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May 19, 2020
26. Putting Yourself Out There When You're Starting Out
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So you've released your first collection of art, now what? This show explores some of the avenues to getting you're art seen by collectors, media and gallery reps.

I give my studio assistant Steph Wallace some tips including :

  • Making the most of her Instagram link
  • Building her bank of story telling imagery
  • When connecting with media would be most powerful
  • To exhibit or not to exhibit

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse ox


LINKS

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website


Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram


Resources

Susan's free education resources

Susan's art website 

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May 12, 2020
25. Tips For Launching A Debut Painting Collection
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This week we get specific on sharing our experiences from pricing and sizing artwork and the mindset to embrace the challenges.

Launching a first collection of work for sale can be pretty daunting, we touch on: 

  • 'Soft' launching
  • Selling to friends and family
  • Sizes and prices that resonate
  • Embracing the wins

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse ox

People

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website

Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram

Bree Morrison

Bree's Instagram


Resources

Susan's free education resources

Susan's art website  

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May 05, 2020
24. Selling Artwork For The First Time
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This episode I catch up with my studio assistant Steph Wallace who has just released her first collections of paintings for sale. 

We talk about the hot topic of her pricing model, options as to how and where to sell artwork as well as an update on my upcoming online course 'Painting As A Practice'.

I hope you're safe and well!

Suse xo


People

Susan Nethercote:

Suse's Instagram

Suse's Facebook

Suse's education website

Suse's art website


Steph Wallace

www.stephwallaceart.com

Steph's Instagram


Resources

Susan's free education resources

Susan's art website 


Mentioned in This podcast:

The Jealous Curator Podcast

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Apr 28, 2020
23. Technology I Use In My Art Business
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This week's solo episode de-mystifies the tech tools I use in my business. 

Technology has been one of the biggest challenges I've had to conquer in my business and it hasn't always been an easy journey. Hopefully I can spare you some of the tech-headaches (and sometimes melt-downs!) by sharing what has (and hasn't) worked for me.

It's a link-heavy episode so you can find everything I've mentioned in the show notes.

I hope you're safe and well and if you're listening as this episode goes live I hope you're staying home.

Suse xo

Mentioned in This podcast:

Flodesk + discount code

Squarespace

Convertkit

Mailchimp

Retro Events And Marketing

Canon EOS 80D

Istock Photo

Prism Imaging

Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator

Canva

Blue Yeti

Garage Band

Audacity

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com


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Apr 21, 2020
22. Fostering Creative Connection Through Technology
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This episode contains  a remote catch up with Laura Day my studio assistant. In this time of isolation we chat about how we've both taken our open studio events online. From a virtual tour of Suse's studio to a delivering workshops via Zoom we are embracing how technology can keep us connected, learning and inspired.

I also share the magic bullet to my mail provider headache: Spolier alert, it's Flodesk!

I hope you enjoy the episode.

Suse ox

Mentioned in This podcast:

Suse's playlist

Flodesk

Danielle La Port meditations

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com


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Apr 14, 2020
21. Navigating The Transition To A New Creative Dream
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Hi, this is Susan Nethercote and welcome to episode 21 of the Studio Insider Art Podcast.

This week Steph and I talk about transitions, what happens when you’ve built a business around your creativity and want to shift lanes into a new creative dream? This is a juicy one for all the multi-passionate's out there

If you have a topic you’d like me to talk about or a question you’d like me to answer then head on over to my website www.susannethercote.com/podcast to let me know. I so look forward to receiving your episode ideas.

Enjoy the episode.

Suse ox


People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Apr 08, 2020
20. Art School Baggage Unpacked
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This episode we are hearing how my studio assistant Steph has started a new painting practice and it's bringing up some emotional obstacles courtesy of her formal art training.

Whether formally trained or not, most of us have some preconceived ideas about what makes 'good' art. Listen on as I unpack this baggage and dispel some 'fine art' myths that hold us back from expressing ourselves freely as artists.

I hope you enjoy the episode and are staying safe and well,

Suse ox

 Links:

Painting As A Practice on Instagram

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Mar 31, 2020
19. Thriving Creatively Through Corona
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At the time of recording there's a lot of uncertainty in the world and many of us are in COVID19 lock down. In this episode we explore the creative possibilities in what may lie ahead in the coming weeks.

As we all attempt to make sense of what a rapidly changing world for us an our creativity and art businesses, Suse and Steph chat about the opportunities that have arisen by being forced to slow down. Including shifting focus to work on Suse's long awaited online classes and experiences.

Here's a taste of what the conversation includes.

  • Home schooling challenges and finding a new normal.
  • Taking open studio experiences online.
  • Tackling tech challenges.
  • Leaning-in to time at home and making painting a part of everyday life.
  • Fostering connection when we need it the most.

LINKS

Painting As A Practice on Instagram

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/

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Mar 25, 2020
18. The Power Of Painting As A Practice Through Tough Times
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If you're tuning in when this episode goes live then we are in the midst of COVID 19 and the landscape looks significantly different to when this episode was recorded in Feb 2020.

Now more than ever we need art and joy in our lives. I hope this jovial episode and the Painting As A Practice movement brings that to you. 

Listen on to find out more.

Suse ox

Links:

Painting As A Practice on Instagram

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/


Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/


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Mar 18, 2020
17. Preparing For An Open Studio
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Welcome to season! 2 We are launching straight into this fresh season without missing a beat with a round-table conversation about preparing for hosting an open studio.

Team Susan Nethercote are all hosting as part of the Ballarat Open Studios program in April 2020. Suse, Steph and Laura share what events they are hosting and the logistics in preparing for a successful event.

We talk about:

  • Prepping your space
  • presenting work for sale
  • Pricing
  • Insurance
  • running workshops
  • asking for help

If you are listening before the event runs we would love to meet you in person so come along!

Links: 

The full program of events

Booking page for Laura's Soul Medicine Painting workshop

Booking page for Steph's learn to lasercut workshop

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Mar 09, 2020
16. Healing Through Art
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This is the final episode of season 1 and it’s a deeply personal one. Laura and I finally open up about our respective healing journeys and the role that our art has played for both of us on the road to recovery. Please be aware that this episode deals with themes of mental health and childhood trauma that may be triggering for some listeners Listen as we have a rich conversation about: Art as a spiritual medium The power of colour to heal That things are not always as they seem

 “The thing that I’ve found with art is it’s like an alchemical way for me to transition through really tough times.” 

Thank you so much for joining us in season 1. We had such a good time recording this show that we are rolling straight into season 2 without skipping a beat. I hope you enjoy the episode.

 Suse xo 

People 

Susan Nethercote: https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/ 

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/ 

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/ 

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/ 

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594 

Resources For Susan's free education resources:  

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free 

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Mar 03, 2020
15. BONUS EPISODE Paint In Paris With Suse
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This is a special bonus episode to share with you all the excitement of my Paris painting retreat which is coming up in May 2020

I talk with Steph about how it manifested it’s self and all the luscious experiences it contains.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse xo


Find out more about Paris


People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Feb 27, 2020
14. Finding The Balance Between Art That Sells And Art That Fills Your Creative Cup
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In this week's conversation you’ll discover that Laura’s exhibition opening has been and gone. We discuss various aspects of what her first solo exhibition experience revealed. We also talk about what to do when what your audience wants isn’t always what you’re yearning to create.

There’s also a quick dip into how to open yourself up for commissions.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse XO

“our job as artists is to continue following those threads and allowing ourselves to explore.”


Blossoming 1. https://www.instagram.com/p/B38J-rrB3aC/

Hidden treasures. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3q9dTOhFLZ/


People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Feb 24, 2020
13. Exhibition Hanging Tips From A Gallery Owner
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This week I’m introducing a new guest and team member Steph Wallace. Not only is Steph the owner of the amazing brand Mostly Miniature. But she also used to own an art gallery. She also happens to be the gorgeous woman editing this podcast, hi Steph, thank you!

Join us as we draw on Steph’s extensive knowledge to guide Laura through all the options as she plans the hanging  of her exhibition. You’ll learn some hot-tips for presenting works on paper!

I hope you enjoy the episode!

xo Suse.

Hanging supplies

Sticky Velcro dots

Mini binder clips

3M adhesive tape

Photos from Lauras Exhibition


People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Steph Wallace:

https://www.instagram.com/mostlyminiature/

https://www.mostlyminiature.com/


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Feb 17, 2020
12. Naming and Digitizing Artwork
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In this episode I share my systems for digitally storing your work with some tried and tested tools for making this process easier. Laura and I also talk about naming paintings and collections. 

I hope you enjoy the episode, Xo Suse.

 Mentioned in this episode: 

Lisa Congdon Art Inc  

Dropbox  

Prism Imaging  

Artwork stock photography mock up example

 Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom  

Squarespace 

 Fantasie Floral work & Botanical Abstract work  

People 

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Laura Day: 

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

For Susan's free education resources:  

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free 

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Feb 11, 2020
11. Pricing Your Work As An Emerging Artist
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This episode we ride the emotional roller coaster of pricing your work. As much as we would all love a magic bullet for this process there’s no simple answer to the question ‘How Much?’ when it’s time to price your work.

Join me as I help Laura along this tricky path and share some of my guiding principles.

  • Be clear on your pricing purpose
  • Pricing structures and thresholds
  • The power of a sale, confidence and social proof.
  • The cost of framing work and how that influences your pricing
  • Feel the priceless confidence of selling your work
  • Following your intuition
  • Knowing which pieces, you want to let go of and what you're happy to have around longer
  • Finding the balance between what the market demands and what you know you are worth

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Feb 04, 2020
10. Technical Questions Answered
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This episode we are getting technical and into the nerdy nitty-gritty of all aspects of finishing our work. From varnishing to questioning the conventions of signing and dating our work I spill the beans on all things practical for getting those finishing touches just right.

I've tried a lot of artists products for this process and I have shared some of my faves.

I hope you enjoy the episode,

XO Suze

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

Supplies

3M mask

Golden varnishes

 Liquitex varnishes

Golden isolation coat

Artists masking tape 

ARCHES® Aquarelle 300gsm paper

Fabriano brand paper


People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Laura Day:

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Jan 28, 2020
9. Let's Talk About Self-Sabotage.
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This week’s conversation examines self-sabotage and it’s attempts to derail our art practice.

We dive in to how it presents and how you can set up your creative space with the ambiance to nurture creative flow.

  • Leaning on your support network, including professional help when you’re feeling all the feelings
  • Having compassion for yourself when the going gets tough
  • Laura’s strategy for managing negative self-talk
  • Identifying where you’re self-sabotaging your art practice.
  • Using self-care practices to create structure.

I hope you enjoy the episode, 

X Suze

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

Laura’s artwork discussed in this episode: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3q9dTOhFLZ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

People

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Laura Day: 

https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Dec 24, 2019
8. 6 Tips For Overcoming Artist's Anxiety
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In today's solo episode I talk about that particular brand of artists anxiety that we all experience from time to time. I'm sharing my top 6 tips for managing the unique challenges of being a professional artist and spoiler alert: They're all centered around having more compassion for yourself.


LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/


Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com


Guided meditations -

*Please note that the Danielle La Porte meditation that I was intending to reference in this episode was ‘The Embrace’ Meditation.  I mistakenly mention ‘Love and Radiance’ meditation, which is still a beautiful one, but not the one I am talking about in the episode. Sorry for the confusion!

Danielle LaPort "The Creation Space" + "Love and Radiance" 

Jo Dispenza 'Becoming Supernatural'

 Julia Cameron 'The Artists Way'


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Dec 16, 2019
7. Tackling the Challenging 'Mid-zone' of a painting
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In this episode we reveal how a time-lapse video can bring clarity, clues and mindfulness to the mid-zone of a painting process.

I share my feedback on one of Laura’s paintings and my strategies to help her move forward from a ‘thinking’ to ‘feeling’ space.

We talk about:

· Shifting the goal posts and learning how to loosen up when you’re used to creating more resolved art pieces.

· Trusting that the ‘history’ of the canvas will shine through and how to keep going even when you think you’ve stuffed it up.

· Finding the clues in your work for future paintings

· Using time-lapse video as a tool to gain a fresh perspective on your art.

Link to Laura’s painting video: https://www.instagram.com/p/B10UKnIhOHi/

Mati Rose McDonough : http://www.matirose.com/

Faith Evans-Sills : https://www.faithevanssills.com/

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Dec 09, 2019
6. Navigating Fear When You’re Feeling ‘Stuck’ In Your Art Practice.
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This episode is a juicy one! With her deadline looming, Laura shares how as she steps into the reality of her dream of becoming a professional artist it's beginning to feel uncomfortable.

I share my experiences with these feelings and dive into the paradigm shift I call the ‘up-leveling freak-out'.

I unleash my inner woo-woo and open up on my art as a spiritual practice. I share how painting with intuition has allowed me to trust the process and move through the fear. I also discuss how to take micro-actions when flashes of insight present themselves.

If you're liking what you hear in this podcast you can get more creative magic from me each week in your email inbox. Just head over to www.susannethercotestudio.com to subscribe.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse xo

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

For a documentary on Joseph Campbell 'The Power of Myth' https://www.netflix.com/title/70281117


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Dec 03, 2019
5. Respecting The Ebb And Flow In Your Art Practice
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This week I share some of the hard lessons I’ve learned along the way of my life and business, including how to respect the ebb and flow and why we shouldn’t ‘push through’ the hard parts.

Laura, my studio assistant, updates us on how ‘life happened’ and got in the way of her best laid creative plans to continue painting for her exhibition. We talk about re-framing the pressures around creating art and strategies to get the most out of your creative time..

  • The power of a deadline and why we should avoid putting them on ourselves unnecessarily.
  • The necessity to the creative process of stepping back and allowing yourself to recharge.
  • The downsides of having large chunks of time within your practice.
  • Why mapping out your processes helps us navigate future road blocks.
  • Using rewards within your art practice for long term success.

If you're liking what you hear in this podcast you can get more creative magic from me each week in your email inbox. Just head over to www.susannethercotestudio.com to subscribe.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse xo

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Nov 26, 2019
4. Conquering The White Space Of The Canvas + Strategies For Self-Care when on a Deadline
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Today we're checking in with Laura on her progress using Suse's tips from episode 1. We discuss how creating parameters around our work allows the creative spirit to enter a free-flowing zone.

You can also hear how an abundance mindset around our art supplies allows us the freedom to let loose.

I also touch on the physical health challenges faced by both Laura and I and share my strategies for looking after yourself when your body feels the strain of intensive creative output.

These include:

  • Changing up the physical position of your work.
  • Getting your runners on.
  • The magic of magnesium for sore muscles
  • Getting into nature.
  • Changing up the tasks on your to-do list when it all gets a bit overwhelming.

I hope you stick with this one right through until the end, as there are a lot of gems in the last few minutes.

If you're liking what you hear in this podcast you can get more creative magic from me each week in your email inbox. Just head over to www.susannethercotestudio.com to subscribe.

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse xo

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Nov 19, 2019
3. How To 'Find Your Style' When Learning From Others
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In this episode Laura and I talk through the process of taking online or in-person classes and then translating that experience into your own artistic language.

We talk through several aspects of this process including:

  • Absorbing what's right for you and progress onward seeking your own style
  • Being present in your body and paying attention to what feels good, bringing an element of mindfulness to your practice
  • The Magnetism that occurs when your work is truly coming from you
  • Not intellectulising the process too much.
  • Accepting that there are no shortcuts and that you need to make a lot of work to allow the process to happen
  • Leaning-in to the experience and embracing the elements that are yours wherever you are at in the process

I hope you enjoy the episode!

Suse xo

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day: https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Nov 11, 2019
2. From Fashion Designer To Professional Artist - My Creative Journey
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In this episode Laura asks me about where it all began for me on my art journey. I talk about the winding road that led me to being a painter- from art history academic to fashion designer, to creative business consultant and and finally professional artist. 

We also talk about how to maintain momentum as an artist and how to develop a consistent practice. 

Laura also asks me about some book recommendations for emerging artists and I talk about three of my favourites. You’ll also learn about my philosophy on the value of a consistent art practice and what that means. We also chat about why being productive is so important to the evolution of your style and the value of allowing art making to also be a healing journey 

Thanks so much for joining us this episode, to become a Susan Nethercote studio-insider, receive our newsletter and loads of FREE goodies to help you in your art business:

www.susannethercotestudio.com/free-resources 

People 

Laura Day: 

laurajaneday.com

Instagram

Facebook

Susan Nethercote: 

Instagram 

Facebook 

susannethercote.com

For Susan's free education resources:  

https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free 

For Susan's art website: 

https://www.susannethercote.com 

Books 

Julia Cameron- ‘The Artist’s Way’

Lisa Congdon- ‘Art Inc’ 

Jo Dispenza ‘Becoming Supernatural’, ‘Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself’ and ‘You are the Placebo’

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Nov 05, 2019
1. Bringing a Body of Artwork to Completion.
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We're off and running with the Susan Nethercote Studio Insiders Art Podcast!  So let's dive straight in.

In this episode I introduce artist Laura Day, an emerging abstract artist preparing for her first solo exhibition.  Laura also happens to be my studio assistant and all-round beautiful human.  Listen in as we delve into the questions this process raises and I guide her along this path of becoming a professional artist.

You can be sure we are tackling some of the big stuff in this podcast and we’re diving straight in to a big, multifaceted question- how to bring a body of work to completion. I share my insights and strategies of how to go about things like: 

⦁Learning what finished ‘feels’ like for you 

⦁How to divide up a large body of work into ‘families’ and identify the different styles that are emerging. 

⦁Allowing yourself to learn and grow as an emerging artist within the context of an exhibition. 

⦁Using social media as a testing ground for what’s working and what isn’t. 

⦁Utilising an exhibition as a marketing research tool. 

I’m so excited to hear your thoughts on this episode and you can join the conversation over on my Instagram @susan.nethercote.  I’d love to hear if bringing your art to completion is one of your struggles?  Or maybe you have some of your own tips for this process?

Of course, please rate and review this Podcast to help others find it and sign up for my Studio Insider emails so you never miss an episode, you'll receive loads of FREE goodies to help you in your art. 

LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

People

Laura Day:

https://laurajaneday.com

 https://www.instagram.com/laurajaneday/

https://www.facebook.com/laura.day.73594

Susan Nethercote:

https://www.instagram.com/susan.nethercote/

https://www.facebook.com/susannethercoteart/

Resources

For Susan's free education resources:  https://www.susannethercotestudio.com/free

For Susan's art website: https://www.susannethercote.com

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Oct 22, 2019