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It's a social media breakdown

10/15/2019
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Adam is back in the open-air studio, absent of squirrels and helicopters, but chock full of hot content about social media, selling product, and much more.

Duration:01:36:13

Do NOT Sleep on Tik Tok

10/1/2019
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You may or may not know what Tik Tok is, but you should definitely get educated. Maybe you shy away from social media in general, but I can assure you that this platform is the most important thing that's happened in social since Instagram, and I explain my point of view completely in this episode. Find me on Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@davemakesthings

Duration:00:18:55

Sometimes the planets don't align

9/24/2019
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Sorry folks, this is not your regularly scheduled program. Adam and I wanted to bang out a new episode, but things didn't work out that way.

Duration:00:02:31

Top 10 Creative Cowboys That Changed My Career

9/17/2019
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My heroes have always been cowboys! No, that's not just a Waylon Jenning's song—it's an ideology, a continuous strain of a methodology that is found in a certain subset of creative individuals. This episode is a list of the Top 10 Creative Cowboys who have influenced me throughout my career. Design Cowboys Jeff Kleinsmith Ed Fella Art Chantry Rudy Vanderlans / Emigre David Carson Art Cowboys Vincent Van Gogh Cy Twombly Shepard Fairey Andy Warhol ???

Duration:00:42:05

Artist Stephanie Han talks art scene, coffee, and mosquitoes

9/10/2019
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Today I have one of our very own, Stephanie Han back on the show after about a year. Last time we talked about how we got where we are today. This time we talk about where to go from here with our art. Links: Steph's WebsiteSteph on InstagramCool School - Documentary about art scenes in post-war Los AngelesSee what Dave's up to nowFind Dave on InstagramSupport the showRate and review the show on iTunes

Duration:01:45:20

Why I moved my online store back to Shopify

9/3/2019
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First there was WooCommerce. Then there was Shopify. That lead to Squarespace, but now I'm back to Shopify and here's why. Notable Links Julie of UnblushingLizzi of Forgotten CottonSupport the channel on PatreonSubscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunesSocial Links InstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn

Duration:00:37:04

Instagram, Facebook, Patreon, and PUGS!

8/27/2019
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We're back from hiatus. This time we get deep on hard vs. soft selling, Instagram advertising, when to charge vs. giving away things for free, AND why Adam's dogs keep licking my feet. LINKS: Join the PatreonGaryVee videoAdam's SiteInstaDave's SiteInsta

Duration:01:32:31

10 Ways to Measure Success in Your Creative Work

7/30/2019
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The other day I found myself looking through the Instagram profiles of a couple more popular artists, and wondering how they had such a significant amount more followers than I do.

Duration:01:05:12

Adam drinks my coffee and drops knowledge bombs

7/23/2019
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Stop making the art business so much more complicated that it needs to be, Dave. That’s the voice in my head when I hear some of the reality checks that Adam drops on me this time around. It’s another rousing conversation about selling success tips.

Duration:00:47:56

5 Ways to Fight Mercury Retrograde

7/16/2019
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Let me be clear, I do not support the idea of Mercury's path through the universe having any control over what happens to us here on Earth, but some people do. This podcast is for them, and maybe fore you too.

Duration:00:20:46

REPLAY - The crossroads of art and commerce

7/9/2019
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I’m sharing an older episode, one of the first of Adam and i talking, and one of my favorite chats about art and commerce. There’s plenty of new folks here who may have not heard this one, and I think you all will enjoy it again.

Duration:01:29:07

First Time Art Show Recap

7/2/2019
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In this episode I take the content of my most recent YouTube video (link below), where I talk about all the lessons learned from my first time back on the art show circuit, and I expand on them.

Duration:01:04:00

Jason Reece of Trail of Dead talks music, art, and business

6/25/2019
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Today is a little different because I’ve invited Jason Reece of And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead to come talk about how music and art go hand in hand.

Duration:01:40:16

No business like show business - Part II

6/18/2019
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Here's the much anticipated continuation of my conversation with Adam and his thoughts on how to run a successful handmade art show.

Duration:00:59:17

No business like show business

6/11/2019
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It wasn’t without some serious wrangling that I finally got Adam back into the Open Air Studio to talk about work and stuff. Of course, knowing us, there’s a lot of “stuff” before we get into the work, but I promise you, there’s a lot of valuable creative business conversation.

Duration:01:15:54

Presence and Being Present

6/4/2019
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YES! It’s back. Art Lessons returns from hiatus, and in this episode, I talk about all the things that I discovered about myself and my work while on break. There’s a lot of good things to discuss, so let’s get into it.

Duration:00:35:54

Season 4 Finale

5/7/2019
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I'm declaring this month Make Stuff May, and will be putting the podcast and YouTube videos aside for the reminder of the month, but not before I go on a rant about a few things that I've been thinking about lately.

Duration:00:32:12

When Squirrels Attack

4/23/2019
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He’s back folks, Adam Luedicke of ThePosterList.com is back to chat with us, and we get into a laundry list of different topics.

Duration:01:06:22

Art collector kills artists

4/16/2019
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In this week's episode, I'm flying solo again, and discussing what I feel is one of the biggest problems with creative world, and it has to do with what we do and don't do for other creative people. What might happen, I imagine, if we stopped only streaming our music and actually bought from the ones we admired most?

Duration:00:18:52

She's reinventing herself as an artist

4/9/2019
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Today on the pod, I have a very special guest, and this episode is a different than anything else I've done here. This time I'm in the mentor chair, which is kinda weird, once you find out who I'm talking with. Say hello to artist and designer, Michele Morgan.

Duration:01:06:15