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  • 43. Reflecting Back On The Year

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    In this episode we reflect back on 2023 and chat about the biggest things that we’ve learnt through all the ups and downs.Thanks for sticking with us this year! we’re not entirely sure how our Christmas/New Year scheduling will go, but we’ll get you the next episode as oon as we can!xx JB & PGFind Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word…Keep Failing!

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  • 42. Perceptions Around Instagram

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    This week we are chatting about perceptions. Phoebe recently reached a milestone and tipped over 100,000 Instagram followers, so we chat about how this came about after a long time little growth. We discuss how this number is a bit like being ‘rich in Monopoly’ and doesn’t mean instant sales or success. We delve into how it is impossible to predict when a reel will go viral, and also how follower count can impact people’s expectations and perceptions. We both have different ways of communicating using Instagram, but the one key similarity is that we never stray from being ourselves - sharing in a way that comes most naturally to us - and we both agree that using it to keep an up-to-date portfolio of work and building a genuine connection with your audience is far more important than follower count number. We also talk about what to do when you feel like there’s “no point” in posting because of the algorithm, and what holds artists (ourselves included) back from posting, such as worrying about how others perceive you and your art.We hope you found this week’s episode interesting, please let us know your thoughts and any questions it raised.PG & JBFind Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word…Keep Failing!
  • 41. Failing Forward - Learning To Pause Before You Start

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    This week we are chatting about how we reboot or start new artworks and art projects. We discuss the ways that we have failed at this in the past, by jumping in too quickly and not fully allowing ideas to develop, and how we both want to get better at pausing before rushing ahead. When thinking about planning, it’s no surprise that Julie is more of a spreadsheet user and Phoebe tends to use her less reliable ‘mind map’ system… We also discover the ‘interesting’ way that Phoebe visualises a year.We hope you enjoy this chat, please share with us how you like to plan and restart!PG & JBMentioned:Sarah Tasker - Letters To A Hopeful Creative Episode hereListener Fail: Sierra Roberts @sierrarobertspaintFind Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word…Keep Failing!Julie & Phoebe xx
  • 40. Exhibition debrief & general catch up

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    It’s been a minute since we sat down to record, and we just about forgot how to do it! This episode sees us catching up with the big life events that have been the reason for our absence. Phoebe’s trip to the UK and Julie’s visit back to Australia for her solo exhibition. We chat about the highs and lows of the past couple of months, barely scratching the surface, but at least we know there will be more episodes to come!That you for sticking with us whilst we took a pause… We hope you enjoyed this episode!PG & JBMentioned:Julie’s exhibition: Above & BelowListener Fail: Charlotte Buskin @charlottebuskinartistFind Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word…Keep Failing!Julie & Phoebe xx
  • 39. Interview with Alice Sheridan

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    This week we chat with Alice Sheridan, a London based artist, one half of the popular art podcast ‘Art Juice’, and creator of the ‘Connected Artist Club’, a supportive art community full of advice, resources and workshops.Alice spoke really honestly about her failures, what struck us most how insightful she is when she looks back onto past and recent failures. There’s so much to learn from Alice’s thoughtful approach to her art making, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!Alice’s WebsiteConnected Artist Club:Art JuiceFind Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word…Keep Failing!Julie & Phoebe xx
  • 38. Interview with Amber Creswell Bell

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    After our ‘Finding gallery representation’ episode we had a bunch of interesting questions from you lovely folks that we definitely wanted to dig into deeper and answer, but we also weren’t sure we were the best people to answer them which is where the idea for this episode came from! We wanted to interview a curator and ask her your questions. We feel we were incredibly lucky that Amber said yes as she was so generous and helpful with the information she gave, we felt we learnt a lot, and we hope you do too! Find out more about Amber Creswell Bell Find out more about Michael Reid galleriesMentioned in the show:Willy Russo’s interview with Amber on ‘Interview with an Artist’Art W**k’s interview wtih AmberVisit the Fail Like An Artist  newsletter for more info on Amber plus a summary of what we talked about- too many to fit in the show notes!Find Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com or @juliebattisti Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com or @phoebeganderart Phoebe’s newsletter:Buy us a Ko-fi! Please don’t forget to rate and review! And take a screenshot and tag us in your stories to help spread the word.And remember… keep failing!JB & PG xx
  • 37. Slightly Crunchy Deadlines

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    Julie & Phoebe catch up about their weeks, looming deadlines and trips. They talk about the hurdles of buying art supplies and their many abandoned carts. There will be a short break in these "catch up "episodes while Phoebe is away! Stick with us though and make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss us when we're back!Newsletter: (published each week with Tuesdays episode)Facebook Group:Find Julie here: www.juliebattisti.com , @juliebattisti & Julie’s newsletterFind Phoebe here: www.phoebegander.com , @phoebeganderart  & Phoebe’s newsletter:Podcast Website:Submit a question or fail hereBuy us a Ko-fi!