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An Artist's Journey Podcast
50 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Small Business Worries? Learn How to Master Your Finances Easily
Are you a creative entrepreneur needing help with your finances, bookkeeping or tax preparation? Yes, me too! My guest in Episode 46 of An Artist’s Journey Podcast will help you. Morgan de Klerk is an accountant working with small businesses and digital nomads to help them master their finances. Morgan’s business, Master Your Finances Today, has free information and resources plus premium courses to help anyone master their finances. Find out more by listening to the podcast. Learn more about Morgan's Free training at: https://social.malcolmdewey.com/FreeFinance Timestamps: 00.06 Welcome 01:21 Who is Morgan de Klerk? 04:32 First Steps for Entrepreneurs 06:08 What Business Structure 09:32 Accounting Software 12:08 Risks of Software? 13:08 One Year’s Bookkeeping in One Hour 15:55 Start Up Traps 17:15 No Enough Capital? 21:37 Take Profit First 23:17 Mental Blocks to Finances 26:47 First Steps to Tax Records 30:03 Rgister to File Taxes 30:38 Do Your Own Books or Use a Bookkeeper? 32:00 Negotiate Fees 34:34 How Good Records Makes More Money 38:25 Start a Business or Keep Your Job? 41:49 Keeping Life Balance 44:31 Resources and Accounting courses for Beginners 46:34 Morgan’s Instagram Start a Free Course with Morgan de Klerk: https://social.malcolmdewey.com/FreeFinance
52 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Army Vet Talks About the Benefits of Art Therapy for PTSD (#45)
Meet my special guest, Shawn Auguston, who is an wonderful artist and advocate for art therapy. Shawn discusses his own struggle as an army veteran with PTSD. His successful treatment through art therapy and how this lead to his own art career success. An inspirational story and one of hope for others suffering from mental health issues. Find out more and view Shawn's art on my blog at https://www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com/blog.html
48 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Find Your Focus and Art Business Success with Sonja Smalheer (An Interview) #44
My special guest Sonja Smalheer has found her purpose helping other artists achieve focus and success in their businesses. Sonja Smalheer discusses: Her aims and motivations with her courses, coaching and podcasts. We discuss what is the Number One issue holding artists back today. Also what successful artists do that struggling artists miss. Why communication is critical for creatives How to find focus and thrive despite world uncertainty Visit my blog to secure your FREE artist's survival guide PDF download.
57 minutes | May 10, 2020
The Swarez Art Interview (#43)
Meet the artist behind Swarez Art in the United Kingdom. Swarez Art incorporates modern abstract art, a vibrant website, YouTube channel and a gallery. Ed from Swarez art is a self taught artist who unexpectedly discovered his hidden talent for creativity and entrepreneurship. This interview will show you why Swarez Art has rapidly grown in popularity with collectors and artists all over the world. Be inspired by Ed's story and the building of a thriving art business too. Find out more about Swarez art at www.swarez.co.uk Join me, Malcolm Dewey, for more podcasts by subscribing to this show on your favorite podcast service. See my art and paintings courses at www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com
13 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Do You Need a Unique Artist's Style to Succeed? (#42)
How important is your style to success as an artist? Has everything been done already? In this episode I take a look at this phenomenon that troubles so many artist's starting out. Find out more on this topic on my blog.
20 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Artist's Tips for Marketing and Creativity in 2020 (What Works?) #41
What top struggles are artist's having? What has been working for me in marketing, sales and creativity as a full time artist? I chat about these and share a few tips, thoughts and ideas for going forward in 2020.
24 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
An Interview with Strokes of Hope Founder Kristy-Lea Tritz (#40)
How can art be used for healing and finding purpose? Kristy-Lea Tritz of Strokes of Hope tells us about how her community does just that. Find out how she got started, what motivates her to teach and how you can join too.
44 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Art Bundles for Good with John Bardos (An Interview) #39
John Bardos is the man behind Bundles for Good. This initiative helps artists to publish their courses in a huge bundle. A large part of the proceeds goes to support charity. John talks about how artists can join the project. We also hear about how John and his family have simplified their life to escape from materialism and the nine-to-five life. Not to be missed. Find out more details about Bundles for Good on my website at malcolmdeweyfineart.com. Also contact John at Art.Bundlesforgood.com.
26 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Is an Art Degree Worth It? (Plus Social Media Marketing Update) #38
Is an art degree, or any college degree, worth the outlay? Are skills more important than a fine art degree? Plus I take a look at recent findings on Instagram marketing engagement, or lack thereof. Plus what channel is challenging for first prize as online marketing's most effective platform.
18 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
What Art Marketing is Working for Me in 2019? (#37)
Marketing your art in 2019? This episode follows on episode 36 to see what marketing channels are still doing great things. Is video getting bigger? What social media is rocking right now? These are my experiences so yours may differ. But maybe there are a few marketing tips you can use too.
18 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
How to Take Your Art to the Next Level (#36)
What are the first steps to taking your art from hobby to professional? Especially as a new career move or side-project? A few thoughts based on my own experiences. There is not perfect road and everyone faces different challenges. These tips and ideas are more universal and can help beginners take the next step in their art journey.
35 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
What Excellent Art Marketing Tactics to Focus on in 2019 (#35)
What marketing works and what failed for me in 2018? What I will take forward into 2019 and why? This review may help you decide on what tactics and strategy to use for your creative business marketing. A few social media fails. A few social media successes. There are big changes coming in 2019 and I will not be surprised to see a giant or two falling. Is blogging still a factor? What about influencer opportunities? You can also read more about this in the related article on my blog at www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com/blog.html
47 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Meet a Rising Star in South African Art: Sebastiaan Theart
Sebastiaan Theart is an emerging South African artist of tremendous talent. His painting and drawing is inspired by the Old Masters, but with his own modern twist. I chat to him about his journey to professional artist, his approach to work and reveal his favorite movie stars. Read more about this artist at www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com
68 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
What the South African Copyright Shambles Means for Artists
The Copyright Amendment Bill has been described in many ways. Mostly in unflattering terms. Vital for protecting the interests of all artists and their work. Why does the Bill fall short? I talk to copyright expert Andre Myburgh about this. Who better to shed light on this topic than an expert appointed by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on the Copyright Bill itself. More on this topic at www.malcolmdewefineart.com
19 minutes | Oct 20, 2018
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - Halloween Special
The Tell-Tale Heart is a classic spooky story by Edgar Allan Poe. Part of Poe's Gothic series. Perfect for Halloween of course. In this Artist's Journey Podcast Halloween Special I have adapted the story. I hope that you enjoy listening to this one.
22 minutes | Oct 17, 2018
How Artists Can Find True Peace in the Creative Process (#32)
Artists can find happiness in the process of creating. But attachment to the outcome can bring disappointment. Artists who are afraid of showing their art are also placing control in another's hands. How can artists remain free from from these fears and expectations?
33 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
Why is Art So Expensive? (#31)
Is art pricing out of line with what collectors are looking for? Do artists need to drop prices to sell art? Or are there other factors that are leading to less sales of art? I take a closer look at pricing art, society and how we value art today.
26 minutes | Sep 29, 2018
Your Art and the Time Bandits (#30)
Does lack of time get in the way of your art? What is the cause of this? How to spot the time bandits that steal your creative time? We also look at ways to get more time for art. Do you know how much time it takes to make art? You may be surprised by the answer.
74 minutes | Aug 20, 2018
Meet Joe Joubert Artist's Paint Maker (#29)
South African artist Joe Joubert is making the finest quality artist's paints in the Old Master tradition. Find out how Joe started this quest for affordable artist quality paint. His inspirational story against the odds to unravel the paint maker's secrets. Joe Joubert lifts the lid on the artist paint industry and finds much that can be improved to benefit artists.
21 minutes | Aug 11, 2018
Are You Afraid of Giving Away Your Art Secrets? (#28)
Some creatives still fear teaching and sharing their knowledge to competitors. Their art may be copied, photographed and this could undermine their business. In time past this was an issue, but is it still relevant today? Has the sharing of knowledge become expected and should we give freely?
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