The Laura Horn Art Podcast

Laura Horn

Known for their down-to-earth conversations, each week, artist Laura Horn and husband, Richie, share their experience of making art, running a business, and juggling family life. Join them as they talk about the hot topics facing artists today. From finding your style to navigating social media, this podcast is packed with relatable stories and practical strategies to help you grow as an artist.

  • 21 minutes 14 seconds
    169. Navigating the Ups and Downs of Creativity: Tips for Staying Inspired

    The ebb and flow of creativity is inevitable. There will be times when we are itching to paint and know exactly what we want to do, and there will be times when turning up feels hard. In this episode, I answer your questions on this topic and share the ways I stay inspired, build compassion for quieter periods, honour my own rhythms, and continue seeking self-discovery and self-expression, even in small acts. From finding colour palettes to compiling sketchbook prompts, tidying up the studio, and more, there are myriad ways to respect and support our creativity, no matter the season.


    Richie and I hope you enjoy this short and sweet season finale. We'll be taking a little break and returning in late July with a new season filled with fresh insights and inspiration.


    Mentioned:

    Episode 167: Is It Okay to Have Multiple Art Styles?

    1,500 Color Mixing Recipes Book by William F Powell

    Collecting Colour Palette Ideas (YT Video)


    Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you make a purchase through a link.


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠


    24 June 2024, 6:30 am
  • 36 minutes 59 seconds
    168. Blogging Is Not Dead - Getting Re-inspired by Artist Blogs

    Recently, I made a delightful discovery: artists are still blogging! I am not sure why I thought the blogging scene was all but forgotten, but it's not. It's a little different now, especially with so many social media platforms to contend with. However, many artists are still blogging in various ways—on their own websites, on Substack, via email newsletters, and more. In this episode, I share my own experience and discuss things to consider when choosing your approach, from SEO to community building, personal satisfaction, and fitting it all in. If you have a blog or are thinking of starting one, this episode is a must!


    Mentioned:

    IG Post about Blogging

    Substack

    Squarespace

    Flodesk

    Pinterest

    Laura's Blog

    Laura's Vlog

    Laura's Podcast

    Laura's Newsletter Sign-Up

    17 June 2024, 6:30 am
  • 36 minutes 49 seconds
    167. Is It Okay to Have Multiple Art Styles?

    There is a lot of pressure on artists to develop one strong style, but is this the only way? This week, Richie and I discuss my personal experience with having multiple art styles and share some of the benefits of embracing variety in your work. We explore how casting a wider creative net can be advantageous and talk about how, over time, your creative voice becomes stronger, making your work identifiable even as you move through different subjects and mediums. We hope this episode provides encouragement to find the balance between consistency and experimentation that works for you and your art goals.


    Mentioned:

    Signature Style Blog Post

    ⁠⁠The Creative Act by Rick Rubin⁠⁠

    Peter McKinnon


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    10 June 2024, 6:30 am
  • 37 minutes 47 seconds
    166. Taking Your Ideas Beyond the Sketchbook

    This week, we're answering a listener question about how to transition from your sketchbook to a canvas or alternative substrate. This topic is perfectly timed, as I've been in a sketchbook phase myself and am beginning to take the leap out. Join Richie and me as we discuss signs that you're ready, practical strategies to make the transition easier, ideas for setting up your space, and the importance of respecting cycles and revisiting sketchbooks as needed. It's an informative conversation about how to grow and develop your work.


    Mentioned:

    ⁠The Creative Act by Rick Rubin⁠

    Episode 163: Embracing Artistic Exploration Without Needing To Know “The Why”


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    3 June 2024, 6:30 am
  • 32 minutes 10 seconds
    165. Bucking Social Media Trends - Why Your Way Might Be Better!

    Do you miss the days of looking at gorgeous photographs of art on Instagram and zooming in on all the details? We sure do. That's why we've been bucking the trends and sharing more photos again, despite the platform's push towards reels. Is it the best thing for account growth? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a good decision. Tune in to hear more about our social media switch up and the benefits we’ve been experiencing. We also talk about breaking up with ChatGPT and gaining clarity with YouTube.


    Mentioned:

    Episode 157: 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Reels and What To Do Instead

    Peter McKinnon: Photography is Dead

    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    27 May 2024, 6:30 am
  • 37 minutes 58 seconds
    164. Studio Upgrades We've Made - Celebrating One Year in the Art Cottage!

    There are many ways to improve a creative space and make it feel like home. This week, Richie and I reflect back on the past year in our beloved art cottage and share the favorite updates and tweaks we've made to the space. We talk about everything from furniture, lighting, and decorating to our most recent trip to IKEA. Plus, there's plenty of laughs along the way. I'll admit I do need to stop sticking my nose into Richie's decorating! It's a fun one, but also a special conversation that goes beyond having an Instagram-worthy studio space, and instead focuses on finding space wherever you can that allows you to express your uniqueness. We hope you enjoy the conversation!


    Mentioned:

    Art Table Video

    Studio Tour Video Playlist

    Mabef Easel

    Mountain Cabins FB Page

    Home Decoration Idea FB Page

    Ikea FLÖNSA Cork Board

    Ikea SKÅDIS Peg Board

    Ikea FÖRHÖJA Kitchen Trolley

    Ikea HOVSTA Frames

    Ikea Torared Lamp Shade


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠⁠

    20 May 2024, 6:45 am
  • 37 minutes 40 seconds
    163. Embracing Artistic Exploration Without Needing To Know “The Why”

    Feeling the pressure to figure out and define your art? This conversation might get you thinking differently. What if you allowed yourself to play a little longer, to explore without constraints, and to gather inspiration from far and wide? That's exactly what I've been doing.


    Inspired by Rick Rubin's book "The Creative Act," I've discovered a fresh enthusiasm, confidence, and sense of wonder in my creative practice.


    It's made me realize that if we're always in a rush to reach the finish line, there's a good chance we'll miss something even more interesting and beautiful along the way. With this in mind, I've been retreating into my sketchbooks and exploring many tangents. This week, I chatted all about it with Richie. I hope the conversation leaves you as excited and inspired as it left me!


    Mentioned:

    The Creative Act by Rick Rubin


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠


    13 May 2024, 6:52 am
  • 32 minutes 16 seconds
    162. Persist, Pivot, or Pack It In?

    How long should you persist with a creative pursuit, art style, or medium if you are not enjoying it? This episode could also have been titled: I really want to love acrylics, but I am not sure if I do? It's a personal conversation about the confusion I sometimes experience when choosing materials and processes as a mixed-media artist, but of course, it goes beyond this! If you've ever found yourself questioning whether you're on the right path creatively, or if you simply seek some encouragement in navigating your own creative decisions, this episode offers a soothing balm for your soul. I hope you enjoy the discussion!



    Mentioned:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Episode 137: Angela Terris - It's Never Too Late To Piviot and Change Your Path

    Alex Ferguson (football manager) "bouncebackability"

    Marie Forleo (entrepreneur) "everything is figureoutable"


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    6 May 2024, 6:40 am
  • 38 minutes 11 seconds
    161. Taking a Step Back To Inspire My Art and YouTube Channel

    This week, Richie and I chat about why it can be helpful to revisit previous art styles or processes in your art practice or business. This idea emerged as I've rediscovered and fallen back in love with the playful style of art from my very first online class, The Melting Pot.

    We also discuss the challenges we've faced in defining a style and approach for our YouTube channel and why we're returning to simple, short videos like we used to share when we first got started.

    We hope you enjoy the episode! Remember, the creative path is anything but linear—it's okay to shed things that aren't serving you well and return to something that you loved or something that was working well and maybe didn't need to be changed in the first place!

    Visit my ⁠resources page⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram ⁠@laurahornart

    29 April 2024, 7:25 am
  • 48 minutes 49 seconds
    160. How To Find Your Creative Flow Again After a Break

    Breaks are wonderful and necessary, but they can also make it hard to get back into your artistic groove. This week, Richie and I discuss this challenge and offer practical guidance and encouragement to help you turn your creative drought into a fresh, exciting chapter. Discover the importance of taking that first step, embracing risk-taking, optimising your workspace, and selecting a project that challenges but doesn't overwhelm. If you've been struggling to find your creative flow, you won't want to miss this one!


    Mentioned:

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠Episode 153: Making Time for Art and Protecting Your Creative Energy!

    Episode: 154: Old Art: Should You Keep, Transform, or Set Free?

    Sandi Hester YouTube Channel

    Helen Wells YouTube Channel


    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    22 April 2024, 6:30 am
  • 32 minutes 40 seconds
    159. Nostalgic Musings: Rediscovering the Joy of Being an Artist

    Is it nostalgia? Maybe I've got those rose-tinted glasses on again. Do you ever get the feeling that being an artist was more enjoyable before? Is all this pressure to do more and be on multiple social media platforms accumulating, taking away the joy of making art? Join me and Richie as we delve into these questions and explore how I am combating these feelings by immersing myself in my studio and 'painting it out.' If you've been feeling weary lately, we hope this episode gives you a little comfort and encouragement to keep showing up and making art. It's more important than ever!

    P.S. The paintings I mention in this episode are now available in my online shop.

    Visit my ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠resources page⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for more details on my classes, YouTube videos, free guides, and more!

    Find me on Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@laurahornart⁠

    15 April 2024, 6:30 am
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