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Kick in the Creatives is a podcast for artists and writers. We want to help you build a creative habit and spend more time creating the art you love. There will be discussions about the everyday problems that artists and writers face, plus interviews with inspiring creatives
||CleanEp 26 Get Creative in 2019||Happy New Year (that sounds so weird when I’m writing this in December) Today’s episode is a round-up of the arty things we’ve loved and what we learned in 2018, plus a look at what we’ve got coming up for 2019. We want to start by saying that h||7 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 25 Why Creative New Year Resolutions are Not Always a Good Idea.||Today’s episode is all about New Years Resolutions. Don’t you just love them? Why is it that after chugging down a load of wine and eating too much chocolate we feel that we need to make a resolution? Oh yeah, maybe it’s just that we’ve chugged||10 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24 Why Too Much Social Media Can Kill Your Creative Confidence||Today’s episode is all about why too much social media can kill your creative confidence. Of course, social media can be a great place to share your work and meet like-minded people. However, along with the good side of social media, scrolling through||26 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23 Time Management for Creatives||Today’s episode is all about how time management for creatives. One of the common things we hear that creatives struggle with is finding the time to create something, whether it’s finding time to write each day, or time to draw or paint. In this pod||14 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22 Creative Chat with Artist Jon Burgerman||This week’s guest is artist Jon Burgerman. I think we’ve mentioned Jon in nearly every joint podcast episode we’ve done so far. But if you haven’t heard of him you should definitely check out some of his work. Jon was born in the UK but moved to||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21 Recognising and Dealing With a Creative Block||In today’s episode, we talk about how to recognise and deal with a creative block. And, more importantly, why do we even have them? And it comes at a good time because both myself and Sandra have been through one quite recently. It seems that just abo||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20 Creative Chat with Joanna Penn - Writer and Award Winning Creative Entrepreneur.||This weeks guest is Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn. Joanna is an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She’s an independent (indie) author and has written 27 books and sold over 500,000 books in 84 countries and 5 langu||1 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19 Painting Commissioned Artwork vs Painting for Joy||In today’s episode, we are talking about painting/drawing for commissions versus painting for joy. Within the idea of paid commissions, we are also including those “jobs” where friends or family ask you to create things for them (we’ve all been||17 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 Creative Chat with Artist and Illustrator Jake Parker - Creator of Inktober||This week's guest is Jake Parker. Jake is an illustrator, writer, and teacher based in Utah. Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books since 1999. He’s lived in six states, working at the best studios with some of th||3 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17 General Art Tips for Artists||Today’s episode is all about general tips for artists. It’s a bit of a follow on from Episode 15 about making the best of your creative space. We cover a lot in this episode. Just in case you’re not aware, Sandra is an experienced oil painter who||20 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16 Creative Chat with Koosje Koene from Sketchbook Skool||We are delighted to have the incredibly talented artist and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, Koosje Koene on the podcast today. Koosje was born in the Netherlands and lives in Amsterdam. She studied Graphic Design but later went on to become an award-win||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15 How to Make the Best of your Creative Space||Today’s episode is all about making the best of your creative space. Now that includes keeping your stuff organised and tidy. Anyone that knows me well, will know that tidiness is definitely not my forte. In fact, my partner (who never stops hoovering||23 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14 Creative Chat with Danny Gregory from Sketchbook Skool||This week we are delighted to have Danny Gregory from Sketchbook Skool on the podcast. In fact, delighted is pretty much an understatement, especially for Sandra who had to decide what outfit she would wear for our voice-only podcast. I'm sure if you lo||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp13 Creative Chat with Callum Stephen from The BBC Big Painting Challenge||Our guest for this episode is realist artist Callum Stephen, who you may remember from the BBC Big Painting Challenge. Sandra takes the reins today as she interviews Callum while I’m off on holiday in France, which funnily enough is where Callum is no||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 12 How to Generate Ideas for Your Creative Project||Today's episode is all about idea generation, a topic we love. I have to try and keep Sandra under control otherwise she comes up with bizarre ideas like inflatable knickers (don't ask!). If you have ever sat with a blank sheet of paper not knowing what||11 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11 Creative Chat with Youngman Brown from Your Creative Push.mp3||This week we are delighted to have a guest on the show and that's Mike Young, better known as Youngman Brown creator of the popular podcast Your Creative Push. Now Mike has a lot to answer for, in fact, he is the reason that this podcast even exists. He||28 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp10 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome||As a follow up to our episode about dealing with negative feedback, today's episode is about imposter syndrome. If you haven't heard the term before, it doesn't mean you have to disguise yourself with a pair of googly eyes and fake moustache. Instead, i||14 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9 Dealing with Negative Feedback||Today we are talking about dealing with negative feedback and we'll be sharing some of our personal experiences. Now, I am sure if you have listened to the show before you're thinking, ...but Sandra and Tara are way too fabulous to have ever had any neg||30 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8 How to Make Your Sketchbook More Interesting||Today we share some tips on how to make your sketchbook more interesting. Plus, as usual, we go on a few tangents and talk about other things that pop into our heads, usually art related, but we can’t completely promise that!||16 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 7 The Benefits of Having a Creative Mentor||In today's episode we talk about the benefits of having a creative mentor and where you can find them. We are also encompassing the idea of having creative friends or allies. These are the people who help encourage you to create and improve. We also t||2 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6 How to find your creative style||Hello again and welcome to another podcast episode. Today we are talking about how to find your style and of course there’s a bit of arty chat thrown in for good measure. We also mention some of the fantastic work we have been seeing for our two March||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5 Do You Have to Go To Art School to Be an Artist?||In today’s episode, we’re discussing whether or not you have to go to art school in order to become an artist. There is no right or wrong path to follow here. We're all different and where some of us will benefit hugely from going to art school, oth||5 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 4 Tracey Fletcher King Artist, Illustrator Printmaker and Teacher||Today’s guest is Tracey Fletcher King, an artist, illustrator, printmaker and teacher from Queensland, Australia. This is an inspiring interview about following your passion, doing what you love and making time for your art, no matter what the obstacl||19 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3 Kick Your Inner Critic's Butt||That niggly voice of your inner critic In this episode, we talk about that niggly voice in the back of our heads, our "inner critic”. It's the voice that questions everything we do and whether it’s good enough. As creatives, we can spend a lot of ti||5 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 2 Interview With Art Journaller Megan Jeffery||Megan is an illustrator, maker and teaching artist who lives in Connecticut. She is an amazing art journaller who tries to art journal every day. In this episodes she offers tips on journalling and creativity||21 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1 Kick Your Fear of Sketching||This week is all about how you can kick the fear of sketching. We make suggestions on ways you can be more confident sketching and drawing and enjoy the process rather than worrying about the results. Plus we talk about some of the Creative Challenges t||8 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp0 Welcome to Kick in The Creatives||An introduction to the Kick in the Creatives Podcast||31 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Engaging, inspiring and relevant
I find this podcast so helpful. It recognises that we have many other plates to spin as well as our art and is practical, realistic and reassuring. I normally listen while doing the ironing and come away fired up and ready to create. The two episodes that I keep coming back to are on time management and social media. The latter turned up hours after I’d deactivated my Facebook and helped me maintain the will not to switch it back on. Good stuff, thank you.
Fun, funny, and motivational!
After working my way through some other art related podcasts, I was happy to have stumbled across this! Sandra and Tara have a really good rapport and are easy to listen to. The podcast offers lots of tips and advice to artists of all levels and is a useful repository of inspirational and motivational ideas to get the creative juices flowing. The audio and editing quality is good, something which makes a big difference as I've tried listening to a few other art podcasts that aren't great quality so have had to bail on them. The format is nice, two arty friends chatting, with occasional interviews of other creatives thrown in too. I really enjoy listening to these two ladies, and Sandra has an addictive laugh that never fails to raise a smile on my face!
Great Podcast for Creatives
If you need some encouragement to get creative then this podcast is for you! Tara and Sandra are funny and down to earth, and they share ideas that all creatives will love! A great listen and a super engaged community on facebook where people can take part in monthly challenges. I highly recommend!