So you’ve just returned to the studio from a workshop or class… What happens next? The way we integrate new ideas and techniques for our art-making matters. In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle discuss Michelle’s recent week-long art retreat, the importance of her studio sketchbook for capturing the ideas and how she approaches the workshop integration process after the class is finished.

Artists and inspirations mentioned in this podcast include: Donald James Waters and Michelle’s working with charcoal on canvas video.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

Developing an idea from the creative spark through to a finished product has a certain ‘arc’. In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle talk about what’s involved for their music / song-writing and painting / jewellery design fields. In particular, how it is experienced from a head and heart level as well as the role of control and surrender.

Inspirational people and resources mentioned in this podcast include: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (books: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience and Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention; TED Talk); and the book Anna: The Voice of the Magdalenes.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

It's September, which is a special month for Michelle - she is celebrating the release of her Spring 2021 Collection of enamel jewellery, her 10th wedding anniversary with Ian and her 56th spin around the sun. In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle talk about marking and celebrating milestones and what it looks like when we have big achievements or bodies of work come to a close. Michelle also talks about her new project, #mark180, where she is celebrating each of her last 180 days at her beloved farm with mindful art out in the paddock. You can follow that on her Instagram feed.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

September 3, 2021

The One Piece of Advice

Many creatives love sharing what they’ve learned along their creative journey, but sometimes receiving one piece of advice can have a profound impact. In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle discuss the key pieces of advice they have received that have made a huge difference for them in their creative practice.

Artists and inspirational people mentioned in this podcast include: Dick Grove School of Music, Jane Davies, Helen Douglass and Jessica Sala.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

 

August 20, 2021

Navigating a New Direction

Interested in how to navigate big changes in your creative practice? This episode focuses on what happens for artists when they release a new product, embrace a new practice or are working from new motivations. Jennifer and Michelle talk through the anxiety that might arise if an artist fears losing their existing fan base and how to talk about the new direction to maintain the connection and attract new fans.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

 

August 6, 2021

The Road to Mastery

In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle talk about the road to mastery, what it entails, and how this concept relates to their practice. It’s a journey towards excellence and level of accomplishment and happens in levels and stages, as an artist progresses in learning their craft. Artists, inspirational people and resources mentioned in this podcast include: Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers – The Story of success, Jane Davies, The Mandalorian, Martha Graham, Ira Glass on The Creative Gap (Storytelling 3) and Rev. Michael Beckwith.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

 

So you've lost 'the groove' in your art-making? What you do next matters. In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle discuss the difference they've found between short-term stuckness and a longer term drought in their creative practice. Tips and ideas to reconnect and regain the flow as well as managing expectations about producing are all covered.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

 

In this episode, Jennifer and Michelle talk about a topic that plagues many creatives and that's the big subject of money! Earning enough, getting paid what you are worth and wrangling with cash flow. Diving into the stories around money that they learnt at the family kitchen table, Jennifer and Michelle compare growing up in east Africa and in Australia and how that influenced their thoughts about money as grown ups and artists!

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

Calling ourselves an 'artist' can be a hurdle for many. In this episode, Michelle and Jennifer talk about the barriers they have experienced and those they've witnessed their artistic friends wrangling with... Blocks like needing outside acknowledgement, comparing ourselves to others or fear of doing work that is sh*t only we don't know it!

Artists and inspirational people mentioned in this podcast include: Tracey Moffatt, Maya Angelou, Brené Brown, The Artist's Way (book by Julia Cameron) and Emma Curtis Hopkins.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

Charting your creative path in life can reveal insights into where your inspiration comes from and what form your creativity takes. In this episode, Michelle and Jennifer talk about their own creative journeys. They delve into what's influenced them, what have been the big turning points and insights, and how they see their creativity in the broader perspective of living life with joy and happiness.

You can find your hosts at these places:

Michelle’s website | on Instagram | on YouTube

Jennifer’s website | on Patreon

 

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