This week’s episode is an honest discussion between embroidery artists on how a supportive community is the game changer in your artistry. In Layla’s (@coricrafts) daily life “People don’t care”, she says. She works in science during the day and as an artist at night and she feels it as if they are two distinct worlds. When she enters one of them she has to close the other. Imagine if there would be a way to build bridges between those worlds.
“Do it”, is sculpture artist Ian Edward’s advice for anyone who is hesitating in their choice of an artist life. If you don’t do you will not know if it was the right thing. And if it wasn’t, congratulations, you’ve just gained valuable experience from your mistake and you’re able to make better actions and decisions in the future.
One area where many people are especially hesitant is when it comes to reaching out. “You don’t meet anyone in your bedroom, so get out of there!”, says Ian in the interview. To grow your network is the most important in any profession. You could even argue that creative success comes down to who you know, where and when; I.e. Your network.
In this podcast episode we had a great conversation with American artblogger and artist Sara Barnes. She is the curator of the artblog brwnpaperbag.com and the Instagram account with the same name @brwnpaperbag. If you’re a lover of skilful illustration and embroidery, her blog is a must visit. Over the years she has developed a distinct style and as she states in the interview; “A carefully curated feed with her audience’s interest in mind.”