We talk about our year and what we’ve maybe learned. Sort of.
CW: This episode contains some discussion of mental health.
It can be hard to get over the feeling that you’re cheating somehow, if you’re not doing Art exactly the way you think it ought to be done. Why is that?
Studiomate Jamie is back to talk about her year of boldness and about vulnerability. Also: Borrow other people’s stuff!
It’s time to put on comfy slippers and do some nice, cosy, undemanding crafts. (Or is it?)
Tiff gets to turn the questions back on Julia, for a discussion about journalism and pottery as careers.
After a quick Inktober chat, we get deep into Tiff’s not-that-seedy past at a Broadway costume shop. And yes, it is just as cool as you imagine.
We need to work out some feelings. Insecurity, overenthusiasm and overexertion, joy, worry. They’re all there.
Tiff is back in the studio, and Julia is itching to get back to hers after a month on the road. What have we learned from having to, well, make do with what we had? Also, a big reveal!
We watch the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting and ponder what makes an artist great, and how the sound of paint shmooshing and scraping makes us feel.
We answer some listener questions, from suggestions for specific pens to more philosophical musings about productivity and profitability.