3 Exceptional Podcasts For Artists
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
Why am I overly fond of my tiny lavender laundry room?
It’s where I figured out how to save my own financial butt in late 2017; all while folding mounds of laundry and listening to acres of a certain financial podcast.
Time has rolled on and recently I realized 3 exceptional art-related podcasts are doing me an equally big favor. They are helping me survive and thrive as an artist and writer.
So I decided to share them here with you in case you too may need a few bright, fresh ideas for your art practice and art business on laundry day.
3 Awesome Artists’ Podcasts
1. SavvyPainter Podcast with painter Antrese Wood
Great for Inspiration, Information, and Community for Artists
The Savvy Painter is more than a podcast, it’s the basis for community.
If you feel isolated (and what creative doesn’t?) tune in on Thursdays.
You won’t regret it because The Savvy Painter is consistently high caliber.
Wood packs each episode with a single purpose. She drills down to the core of a specific issue every time with her painter guests.
You don’t have to be a painter to get a lot from Savvy Painter. I’m an assemblage artist but I learn something important every podcast.
Antrese is a warm, honest, intelligent authority on art and the business of art. Her enthusiasm and accessible style educates and invigorates listeners.
Wood’s show notes for each interview, (which often include videos) are an inimitable resource in and of themselves.
Here is a fun episode to jump in with: Interview with Daily Paintworks Founder, Carol Marine.
Or, this one: Luck Has Nothing To Do With It: The perseverance and stubbornness required to thrive as an artist.
2. How To Sell Art, The Abundant Artist Podcast with Digital Strategist Cory Huff
Great For Getting More Income from Your Art
Cory’s dream is to crush the myth of the starving artist. His passion is spreading the word about the business of art and what you can do to actually succeed financially.
Review: by Captain Red beard85 on Nov 09, 2015 “The Abundant artist is an amazing podcast! Huff brings artists the knowledge of the business and promoting side of the art universe. Something most artists fear and dread to face. I promise you won’t leave empty-handed.”
Here are two episodes to bookmark for laundry day:
3. Pro Blogger Podcast with Darren Rowse
Great For Building Up Online Fan Base for Your Art
This is hands down the BEST podcast for creative people of all kinds who are looking to launch a new blog, monetize your current blog, or get eyeballs on your art, writing, or product via a blog.
I don’t miss an episode of Aussie Darren Rowse’s weekly podcast. He’s been my smart, ethical guide through blog-land.
Check out Pro Blogger’s free “31 Days To Build A Better Blog” podcast course. It gave me the push I needed to launch my blog years back and I still go back to it to improve my blog today.
This month of daily podcasts will equip you with an insane amount of fabulous information — for free.
If you want to create an art blog look head over to The Charmed Studio’s How Do I Write an Art Blog post.
(Or if you want more one-on-one support in art blogging pop over to read about the mini-coaching session I created to help artists deal with the fear, doubt, and procrastination that hobbles many artists who want to blog more regularly.)
Why Listening To Information Changes Artist’s Lives Quickly
Audio companions us. The information soaks into our brains in a different way than information from a blog or video does . Especially if we multi-task.
We are being “productive.” Our interfering inner critic is foiled and our monkey minds are temporarily subdued by the action of our hands matching socks or scrubbing egg bits off a frying pan.
Maybe we relax and really hear a message because we don’t have to force ourselves to skim madly through a blog post (like this one) so we can get back to our to-do list.
We can let in the wisdom as we clean the beans.
We nod our head as we stack the boxer shorts and begin to believe maybe we can do the amazing things these hosts are suggesting.
Who knew spastic, multi-tasking could be part of a self-affirming, mindfulness practice that grows our art?
Got a podcasts for artists suggestion? Kindly leave it in the comments below.
P.S. As far as my financial education via podcasts goes I still don’t understand what a derivative swap is.
If you can explain it (preferably in simple stick figure drawings) please leave it in the comments.
P.P.S. I do understand how to help artists find their authentic writing voice, so if you need help launching your art blog or writing a special piece of web copy, pop on over to my Writing Coaching Page. 🙂
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