What does a man born in the Kalahari, Leonardo da Vinci and aloe vera have in common? As it happens quite a lot actually. Especially if you are an artist. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing someone truly inspirational. A man who is not only an excellent artist, but is busy giving South African artists something they need.
In this article and podcast you will get to meet Joe Joubert. South Africa's paint maker.
Are you struggling to get more viewers to your art, website or blog? Perhaps you are using social media, like most people, and feeling frustrated with results. Have you tried to focus on Pinterest? Most people are putting energy and money into the top social media giants and ignoring Pinterest. A big mistake in my opinion.
In episode 23 of An Artist's Journey Podcast I look into the phenomenal growth that a Pinterest strategy can generate for you.
Talk to any artist about art materials and three topics always come up: Price, quality and availability. One art materials retailer promises to quickly improve all of those issues. Art Savings Club is a South African art supply store that is using its online presence to bring affordable and top quality art supplies to local artists.
I talk to Andre Ruthven, owner of Art Savings Club, about this welcome initiative.
Be careful what you wish for. It may come true, but not quite as you hoped for. This ancient moral is explored in the spooky story, The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs. Even if Halloween is not your thing you may enjoy this fun, but chilling tale. I certainly had fun putting a reading together for my Artist's Journey Podcast. So turn the lights down and listen to this classic story.
As I write this the rain has stopped and a stunning blue sky has emerged. The Spring sunshine is bright and welcome. The dust has been washed away. You can sense the grass growing and the sounds of bird-life suggest vibrant activity. Nature is taking full advantage of this moment. Are you? Evidence suggests that most people are not. They prefer to live in the past or the future. This leads to suffering at many levels. But there is a way to solve this problem.
South African artists seeking the best fine art supplies from around the world are raving about The Italian Artshop. Situated in Rondebosch, Cape Town, The Italian Artshop stocks some of the top international fine art brands. In this episode of An Artist's Journey Podcast I talk to the owner of the store, Skye Kennedy.
The South African Artist Magazine is South Africa's most popular art enthusiast magazine. In this episode of An Artist's Journey Podcast I interview the Managing Editor Linda Hodnett. Established in 2011 The South African Artist Magazine fills an important niche for artists in South Africa. It is also popular overseas and continues to grow its circulation. But it was not all smooth sailing as you fill find out in this interview.
Have you heard of Lord Alan Sugar? Probably if you watched the UK version of The Apprentice. Almost certainly if you live in the UK. I recently completed his autobiography What You See is What You Get and rather surprisingly I loved it. Why was this a surprise?
In Episode 12 of An Artist's Journey Podcast my special guest is Gavin Van Winsen of Winsen's Canvases. Listen to this episode and find out:
At long last my podcast has been launched. An Artist's Journey is about the trials and successes of an artist's life. The intention is to include interviews with artists, galleries, entrepreneurs and people in the art business who can provide helpful insights.
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