An Artist's Journey Podcast

An Artist's Journey Podcast

Making it in the art business from creating to marketing your art. We look at how to grow your creative life, make a living and the journey each artist has to follow. Learning from each other and experts in the world of art.... Show More

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December 15, 2019 19 min
What top struggles are artist's having? What has been working for me in marketing, sales and creativity as a full time artist? I chat about these and share a few tips, thoughts and ideas for going forward in 2020.
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How can art be used for healing and finding purpose? Kristy-Lea Tritz of Strokes of Hope tells us about how her community does just that. Find out how she got started, what motivates her to teach and how you can join too.
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John Bardos is the man behind Bundles for Good. This initiative helps artists to publish their courses in a huge bundle. A large part of the proceeds goes to support charity. John talks about how artists can join the project. We also hear about how John and his family have simplified their life to escape from materialism and the nine-to-five life. Not to be missed. Find out more details about Bundles for Good on my website at malco...
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Is an art degree, or any college degree, worth the outlay? Are skills more important than a fine art degree? Plus I take a look at recent findings on Instagram marketing engagement, or lack thereof. Plus what channel is challenging for first prize as online marketing's most effective platform.
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Marketing your art in 2019? This episode follows on episode 36 to see what marketing channels are still doing great things. Is video getting bigger? What social media is rocking right now? These are my experiences so yours may differ. But maybe there are a few marketing tips you can use too.
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February 28, 2019 18 min
What are the first steps to taking your art from hobby to professional? Especially as a new career move or side-project? A few thoughts based on my own experiences. There is not perfect road and everyone faces different challenges. These tips and ideas are more universal and can help beginners take the next step in their art journey.
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What marketing works and what failed for me in 2018? What I will take forward into 2019 and why? This review may help you decide on what tactics and strategy to use for your creative business marketing. A few social media fails. A few social media successes. There are big changes coming in 2019 and I will not be surprised to see a giant or two falling. Is blogging still a factor? What about influencer opportunities? You can also re...
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Sebastiaan Theart is an emerging South African artist of tremendous talent. His painting and drawing is inspired by the Old Masters, but with his own modern twist. I chat to him about his journey to professional artist, his approach to work and reveal his favorite movie stars.
Read more about this artist at www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com nnVz7IYke5H6yVnUzpsc
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The Copyright Amendment Bill has been described in many ways. Mostly in unflattering terms. Vital for protecting the interests of all artists and their work. Why does the Bill fall short? I talk to copyright expert Andre Myburgh about this. Who better to shed light on this topic than an expert appointed by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on the Copyright Bill itself. More on this topic at www.malcolmdewefineart.com
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Artists can find happiness in the process of creating. But attachment to the outcome can bring disappointment. Artists who are afraid of showing their art are also placing control in another's hands. How can artists remain free from from these fears and expectations?
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October 11, 2018 33 min
Is art pricing out of line with what collectors are looking for? Do artists need to drop prices to sell art? Or are there other factors that are leading to less sales of art? I take a closer look at pricing art, society and how we value art today.
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September 29, 2018 22 min
Does lack of time get in the way of your art? What is the cause of this? How to spot the time bandits that steal your creative time? We also look at ways to get more time for art. Do you know how much time it takes to make art? You may be surprised by the answer.
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South African artist Joe Joubert is making the finest quality artist's paints in the Old Master tradition. Find out how Joe started this quest for affordable artist quality paint. His inspirational story against the odds to unravel the paint maker's secrets. Joe Joubert lifts the lid on the artist paint industry and finds much that can be improved to benefit artists.
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Some creatives still fear teaching and sharing their knowledge to competitors. Their art may be copied, photographed and this could undermine their business. In time past this was an issue, but is it still relevant today? Has the sharing of knowledge become expected and should we give freely?
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Ten tips to help you identify your work, get started and push on through to completion despite fear and anxiety. Why this is important for you and the challenges you will have to overcome. I cover many issues that we all face as creatives, but for each there is a way to get the work done. You owe it to yourself.
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Are artists getting the education they need to make it as a business? It seems not. The opportunity for artists to educate themselves and take control of their careers has never been greater. Why is this more important now than ever before? I also chat about why you should start now.
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How to diversify your art business through art coaching. I chat about my art coaching program and how this has helped artists and me grow. Plus we help solve an artist's dilemma. If you are stuck painting reproductions how do you break out of this cycle to produce your own unique work? Not as easy as you may think at first.
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In this interview we meet Art Savings Club owner Andre Ruthven. Art Savings Club aims to bring the best art supplies to South African artists at reasonable prices. Their online approach to fast service and an ever growing line of art supplies enables them to reach this goal. Find out more about their approach and plans for the future.
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Episode 23 covers my main social media services. What works and what doesn't. Special focus is on Pinterest and how this service has exploded my artist website traffic. Tips on how to use Pinterest for your social media strategy.
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Tired of the materialism of this time of year? Here is how to have a mindful holiday season filled with creativity, fun and more meaningful family time. You will also save a fortune and feel more calm. Plus I want to thank you for supporting this new podcast. Enjoy the season.
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