Last week, I spoke about all the projects getting my attention—the art, the newsletter, and this podcast. This time I go deep on how I plan on making all the things work together, in concert with one another, to help propel all things forward. At least that’s the plan.
In this episode, Adam and I talk about print on demand and whether it's feasible as an income opportunity. We also get deep into a conversation about what happens in the future when so many things are automated, easily created by anyone, and nothing has the value that it once did.
Another solo episode because sometimes there just isn't enough time to do all the things we want to do. Adam wanted to be here but life gets in the way. And it's with that idea that I'm talking about all of us being enough for all we are trying to accomplish.
This one gets heavy. This one gets real. If you've been paying attention, you'll know that I had a pretty traumatic week, and Adam also had some remarkable stuff happen, so we get into that stuff early, and it's a much different conversation this time around.
Today I’m proud to chat with my friend Julie Richardson of Unblushing.com about her recent branding overhaul. Formerly in business as Julie Ann Art, she decided it was time to look beyond her namesake, and establish a new brand name that provided an opportunity to grow beyond her own self.
This is definitely the longest Adam & Dave episode to date. It’s been a few weeks since we got to hang out, so we had a lot to talk about, both from a catching up point of view, but also just to hash out ideas that have been percolating in our heads since before Christmas.
Adam is back and we talk about a variety of things, such as alternate selling platforms, social media strategy, small business mindset and the problem of comparison with our contemporaries. There's also a bit on self-expression through follicle expansion.
I just finished watching a few different documentaries about the art market, and the one pervasive thought I took away is that the cards are stacked so heavily against any artists outside the most intimate of circles, we might as well not even try... or not.
So Adam’s back again, and as usual, our conversation is strictly on topic, discussing all the finer points of what it means to be an artist in today’s environment. That would be true if it was exactly the opposite statement.
Our good buddy, Adam “Old Man” Leudicke is back in the co-host seat. As usual, we have some stories and experiences to share, and at some point we try to wrangle it into something creative, but sometimes the creativity comes from what you experience in life.
On today’s episode, I speak with artist, designer, and long time friend, Stephanie Han. I’ve known Stephanie for almost 30 years now, and I can say with complete pride and confidence that she is one of the most influential forces in my own creative career.
Adam and Dave go long in this episode, and dive deep into some big ideas around the tenacity of running a small, creative business, whether you're just starting out, or working through on more established company.