Ross Ticknor grew up surrounded by art and artists, and studied 3D art and ceramics in college. He has worked as a commercial kiln operator, web designer, vineyard supervisor, and as an audiobook producer and voice talent. He is passionate about his various entrepreneurial ventures, including Northwoods Drink Stones and [Clear Water CBD](www.clearwater-cbd.com).
March 23rd, 2019 | 25 mins 35 secs
art, change, joan geary, rebecca crowell
The creative journey is never a straight path and all artists go through
times of change in their work. These are necessary but can also be frustrating and
painful as you head into the unknown. Today we’re going to talk about times of
change in your work and some of the challenges that artists face, including the
experiences of one Chicago painter who has shared her struggle with Rebecca.
March 16th, 2019 | 26 mins 8 secs
art, blocks, motivation, rebecca crowell, risk
Several listeners have asked us to talk about how to stay motivated and on track
with work in the studio. Maybe it is a reflection of the winter doldrums (which we
talked about last week) but blocks and down times can happen any time of year.
How do you cope with feelings of boredom and frustration that make it hard to
March 9th, 2019 | 25 mins 25 secs
art, rebecca crowell, winter
Rebecca and Ross discuss the difficulties of dealing with the extreme winter that many artists are experiencing.
February 23rd, 2019 | 33 mins 46 secs
art, business, rebecca crowell, self improvement
A lot of us are inclined to say yes to any art opportunity—always looking to advance our art careers and open up new pathways. But how can you keep your calendar clear enough to stay focused and do your best work?
February 16th, 2019 | 33 mins 44 secs
art, hobbies, influences, life, rebecca crowell
What activities, passions, or interests do you pursue outside your studio (art related or otherwise)? Do you think they feed your main work or focus? Rebecca and Ross discuss listener answers submitted on Facebook, as well as their own thoughts on the subject.
February 9th, 2019 | 30 mins 46 secs
art, business, pacing, rebecca crowell, self improvement
Rebecca and Ross talk about how to pace yourself to be efficient and avoid burnout... skills that they haven't actually mastered themselves.
February 2nd, 2019 | 49 mins 59 secs
art, exhibits, gallaries, rebecca crowell, shows
Rebecca is preparing for an upcoming exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia. She talks with Ross about her process and shares tips for artists preparing for a first show.
January 26th, 2019 | 38 mins 1 sec
art, business, cps, income, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross apply the Creative Problem Solving process to finding possibilities for increasing your art income.
January 20th, 2019 | 40 mins 19 secs
art, artist statements, rebecca crowell, writing
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to write a good artist statement and why they are important.
January 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 18 secs
art, rebecca crowell, writing
Every artist is expected to write about their work--including emails, artist statements, and proposals. Rebecca and Ross share some tips to improve your writing and also thoughts about more personal writing to enhance your creative process or as an art blog.
January 5th, 2019 | 35 mins 48 secs
art, rebecca crowell, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss choosing a workshop and how to get the most out of the workshop experience.
December 22nd, 2018 | 28 mins 42 secs
art, rebecca crowell, review, year 1
Rebecca and Ross review their first year of producing the Messy Studio Podcast and extend thanks to their listeners. It's been fun and successful! They discuss past guests and topics, and their goals and plans for the future.
December 15th, 2018 | 34 mins 1 sec
art, older work, rebecca crowell, technology
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to deal with older work, slides, and current technologies for storing and organizing images of older work.
November 24th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, titles
Rebecca and Ross discuss how and why to title your work.
November 17th, 2018 | 29 mins 30 secs
art, budget, money, rebecca crowell
This episode is a sneak peak at the new Messy Studio video series! Rebecca and Ross talk about creating art with a limited budget. Video will be available soon...
November 3rd, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
art, rebecca crowell, scams, schemes
Rebecca and Ross discuss common scams and schemes in the art world.