We are all in this together! Let’s remember that first and foremost. And as we each hunker down and work to stay healthy during this challenging time, let’s also work to stay positive.
Now that I am avoiding people and places, I’m planning to listen to more podcasts and watch more films that inspire me. I wanted to share some of my discoveries with you.
Let’s make this a conversation. Send me links to your favorite shows. Tell me what you’re listening to and watching that’s related to living and working as an artist.
And if you don’t yet listen to podcasts, consider this an introduction to the genre.
Here’s a few recommendations to get you started:
1. PleinAir Podcast is hosted by Eric Rhoads, publisher of Plein Air Magazine. In this program, he interviews artists who paint outdoors. He also ends each episode with a helpful Marketing Minute, answering audience questions.
I’m not an outdoor painter but I was interested in this episode on How Plein Air Painting Influences the Movie Industry.
Also, this interview with my friend Joe Gyurcsak was excellent. Joe’s more than a successful artist, he’s a teacher and for years has been the Resident Artist for Blick/Utrecht Art Supplies. He gives some wonderful advice here about approaching galleries and building a body of work.
2. I was thrilled to discover another interview with Joe Gyurcsak on Antrese Wood’s podcast The Savvy Painter. In this episode, Joe goes even deeper into his own story and shares advice about mentors, the creative process and much more. It’s a great one.
Another artist I know, Maggie Siner, also gave an interview and her story, as well as her relationship with her own work, will truly inspire you. The art world is a small world!
And you might also want to check out this episode about defining success. How do you define success as an artist?
3. Brooks Jensen, publisher of the beautiful Lenswork Magazine, produces a daily podcast with each episode lasting about ten minutes. Though this show is aimed primarily at photographers, I think we can all find benefit from his episodes on How to Title a Project and also How to Receive a Review. Check them out.
4. Beats and Measures is a cool new podcast that I’m really excited about. If you like music as much as I do, or stories as much as I do, you’ll enjoy this episode with stories about the buskers of San Francisco.
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