Charles and Elin

Charles and Elin

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By Charles & Elin
Are you a creative who want to make your passion your living? Then this show is for you! Charles and Elin are the French-Swedish artist-couple behind charlesandelin.com For the couple, to create art is not just a vocation, but a way of life. Listen to Charles and Elin discuss creativity, art and creative entrepreneurship. They also do frequent interviews with other professionals in the creative field about their journeys both as artists and business owners.

Follow them on Instagram: @_charleshenry_ and @petronella.art
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Embroidery as a meditative movement; Interview with @namaste_embroidery #34
 In this episode Elin had the chance to talk to embroidery artist  Jessica Long from @namaste_embroidery on Instagram. Jessica ventured  into embroidery as a way of expressing her creativity during maternity  leave, only to find herself building her own artistic dream life. Along  with arts, she also has a strong passion for Yoga, which she finds to be  closely related to her art practise with respect to the meditative  movement of the body and the needle respectively. She even gets into a  certain breathing rythm when she embroiders for longer periods of time,  which helps her stay concentrated. Today she has over 260k on Instagram  and closer to 500k unique monthly viewers on Pinterest. Make sure to  follow Jessica on: https://instagram.com/namaste_embroidery  Visit her website: https://namastehandembroidery.com  Follow the hosts:  https://instagram.com/petronella.art and https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_  Learn from Charles and Elin:  https://charlesandelinacademy.com
54:16
January 18, 2019
How to find your own style? Interview with Fiber artist @polalab #33
 In this episode we interview Polina, a Russian fiber artist that  shares her insights and experiences as a full time artist in the past  couple of years. She also explains how she managed to find her own style  and how she works to develop it on a continuous basis (and how you can  do it too!). Furthermore, Elin gives some behind the scenes tips on how  she does most of her video posts... It's a technique that you might not  have thought about at first but that can work for anyone who wants to  make a closeup video without an assistant.  Follow Pola on Instagram: https://instagram.com/polalab  Visit her beautiful website: https://www.polalab.com  Follow the hosts: https://instagram.com/petronella.art and https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_  Visit their website: https://charlesandelin.com Learn from them: https://charlesandelinacademy.com
1:00:07
January 11, 2019
Setting the intention for 2019 #32
 A New Year means a fresh start to get going on all the things  you've dream of. But to be able to know where to start and how to  continue, you must set your intentions straight. Use them as your  baseline with regards to decisions and actions that you will have to  take throughout the year. Does accepting a specific offer or opportunity  bring you closer or further away from where you intend and want to go?  In this episode we discuss our intention with Charles and Elin the  podcast, the brand and how we want to develop our artistry during 2019.  Follow us on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/petronella.art  https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_  See our website: https://charlesandelin.com  Learn from us: https://charlesandelinacademy.com
38:06
January 4, 2019
Rewind of Charles and Elin; One year in business #31
For the last episode of 2018, we are interviewing each other about  the past year's experiences. What was the biggest lesson? Best location  we lived? Best art piece? Things we would have done differently?  Resolutions for the New Year and much more... This was also the year  that we launched this podcast and thus want to send out a huge THANK YOU  to all of you that have been on this journey with us since the  beginning. It has been a joyful ride and we've got plenty of exciting  things coming up for 2019 and look forward to having you with us on the  road!  If you've enjoyed the show don't forget to subscribe and leave a review to help  Follow us on Instagram:  https://instagram.com/petronella.art  https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_  See our website: https://charlesandelin.com  Learn from us: https://charlesandelinacademy.com
30:18
December 28, 2018
Instagram colleagues: Interview with fiberartist Emillie Ferris #30
 In this episode we talk with UK based Emillie Ferris @emillieferris  on Instagram. She was one of the first embroidery artists on the  platform and has been working as a full-time embroiderer for the past 4  years. Being your own boss is both rewarding and challenging, which is  why Emillie is grateful to have her Instagram colleagues. She sees her  audience and friends as her colleagues that gives her continuous  encouragement and feedback on her work. Listen to the full episode to  hear about her journey and thoughts on how she has been growing her  artistry and creative business.  Follow Emillie on Instagram: @emillieferris  Her website: http://www.emillie-ferris.co.uk and Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmillieFerris  Follow the hosts: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_  Read the summary article at: https://charlesandelin.com/instagram-interview-emillieferris
1:17:59
December 21, 2018
The sky is the limit; Interview with embroidery artist Emily @salt_stitches #29
In the beginning of 2018, Emily learnt to embroider as a personal project and began sharing it on Instagram @salt_stitches to track her process. It didn't take long before her account went through the roof. She quickly realised that she had to be reactive and has now turned her artistry into a full-time business. Tune into the interview to hear her experiences in the past months and her reflections regarding creative entrepreneurship at large. Follow her: https://instagram.com/salt_stitches Shop from Emily: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaltStitches The hosts: https://instagram.com/petronella.art & https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_ Website: https://charlesandelin.com
1:12:46
December 14, 2018
Cyberbullying is real + BIG news for 2019 #28
This episode gives you a thorough update of what's going on in business, art and life of Charles and Elin. Hear the full story behind the Cyber attacks against Charles earlier this week, as well as our experiences on having lived nomadic for the past year. Of course we also celebrate Elin's 100k on Instagram and talk about the great action for the environment to Upcycle your clothes with modern hand embroidery instead of buying new ones. To finish off a good episode, there's a revelation at the end with some BIG changes for 2019. Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/petronella.art and https://instagram.com/_charleshenry_ Upcycle your clothes with modern handembroidery: https://charlesandelinacademy.com Visit our website: https://charlesandelin.com Music: @banjo_jimmy
46:22
December 7, 2018
From Conservation Educator to full time fiberartist; Interview with Dani Ives @begoodnatured #27
Life can sometimes take unexpected turns. For Dani, she went from biology and conservation to full time artistry. She always liked the arts, but didn't realise her passion and need to create until she entered the world of needlefelting. Today she is at the forefront of the needlefelting community with an Instagram audience of 114k and counting. Listen to the full episode to hear her journey on how she explores her artistry, while building a flourishing creative business. Follow her on Instagram @begoodnatured Visit her shop: https://daniives.com Try our online courses: https://charlesandelinacademy.com Follow us: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_ Music: @banjo_jimmy
1:07:31
November 30, 2018
How a passion for crafting turned into a successful online business, Interview with Nicole Twena #26
In this episode we are talking with Nicole Tweena, the woman behind Cloud Craft material shop about how she knew that she should start selling supplies, and how she went from storing stock under her couch to selling materials all over the world. We've been using materials from her shop since 2016 and couldn't be more thrilled to have partnered with CloudCraft to bring her supplies to your homes as well. To check it out please visit the following link: https://lekadre.com/recommends/cloud-craft-uk/ Follow Nicole on Instagram: @cloud.craft and her passion project to make embroidery available for kid: @stitch.pop Your hosts: @_charleshenry_ and @petronella.art Music: @banjo_jimmy
47:18
November 23, 2018
Even the smallest change can create a transformation in your mind, art and business #25
Today we talk about a recurring topic: Change. Change is scary both for the one making the change and for the surrounding. Change can be seen as an indication that something is wrong, but more often it is an indication that the person is trying to make things better. In order to take a step forward and advance on our goals we must make changes continuously. Moving to Lisbon is a big physical change, but it wasn't the big physical change that made the biggest impact: It was the small everyday actions since we came here that has led to a great transformation in our minds, art and business. Listen to the full episode and let us know your thoughts. Record a voice response via the anchor app: www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin or write us a message on social media. Learn embroidery from us: www.charlesandelinacademy.com Follow us on Instagram: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_ Value the show? Consider supporting us: www.patreon.com/charleselin Music: @banjo_jimmy
29:36
November 16, 2018
Why online courses have a great value #24
Today we go behind the scenes of our new teaching platform charlesandelinacademy.com , where we discuss our motivation to create it as well as our personal experiences with online courses. It is a debated topic considering the massive amount of free content you can find on the internet, but does it really bring you the transformation you're looking for without wasting too much time and energy? Would love to know what you think! Leave a voice message on the anchor app www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin with your feedback. And don't forget to subscribe if you find our content valuable. New episode every Friday! If you are interest about teachable : https://mbsy.co/teachable/42133838 To check out our courses: www.charlesandelinacademy.com Our Instagram: @_charleshenry_ and @petronella.art Music: @banjo_jimmy
26:07
November 9, 2018
Motivation is the key to creative success; Interview with Danielle Clough @fiance_knowles #23
In this episode Elin talks with South African embroidery artist Danielle Clough, known on Instagram as @fiance_knowles. After only two years of launching her account she has already worked on incredible embroidery projects with the UN, Gucci, Adobe, Netflix, Nikee and more. She had to quit her job and shift to full-time embroidery only 3 months after releasing her work. What's the backstory? Hear her insights and experience on how to navigate as artists and creatives in this new space, why she thinks that inspiration is a worn out expression and that focus should be put on the energy you get from motivation to excel in your work and life. Find more about Danielle on her website: www.danielleclough.com Follow us on Instagram: @_charleshenry_ @petronella.art or our website: www.charlesandelin.com Music: @banjo_jimmy
1:11:01
November 2, 2018
Value of community: Conversation with embroidery artist Layla Ortiz @coricrafts #22
This week’s podcast episode is a conversation with Layla Ortiz from @coricrafts about the value of community and her own creative journey. Thanks to the internet you’re no longer limited to your physical location, but you’re able to connect with people that value your art from all over the world. Tune in when we share our experiences with each other of being in the middle of building and expanding our creative businesses. Find Layla on Instagram @coricrafts Support our podcast on: www.patreon.com/charlesaelin Music: @banjo_jimmy
1:03:51
October 26, 2018
"Just do it": Interview with sculpture artist Ian Edwards on how to put yourself out there #21
In this episode Ian Edwards shares his powerful advise and experience on how he managed to become a successful sculpture artist. For him, there is no such thing as waiting to be discovered. Get yourself out there, reach out to people, communicate, socialise and show up. There are no hidden secrets you just have to be prepared to do the work and it can benefit you tremendously in return. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/charleselin/overview Find him on Instagram: @ianedwardsstudios Visit his website: www.ianedwardsstudios.com Recommended books: Mastery - Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/2RYOANn Crushing it ! - Gary Vee - https://amzn.to/2NLK8y4 Music: @banjo_jimmy
1:34:42
October 19, 2018
Being an artblogger and artist; Interview with Sara Barnes from @brwnpaperbag #20
In this episode Sara shares her time and stress management tricks as a creative entrepreneur, how it is to be both an artist and artblogger, how to potentially make money with your blog and her tips on growing a large audience. Sara doesn't only run her own artblog but also gives us insight on her work with the known art magazine My Modern Met that receives million of views per month. You can find her on Instagram @brwnpaperbag and her website www.brwnpaperbag.com Monthly Pattern program: www.tipeee.com/charles-elin Time management app: Asana Recommended book: "Made of Stars", Podcast: "Design Matters" Music: banjo_jimmy
49:35
October 12, 2018
Our first Q&A session about artist things #19
In this episode we answer your questions on artistry such as "How to practise self care and stay positive?", "How do you manage work load to have time for creativity?" and even "How to know which University program to choose?!". We also share some behind the scenes of our current moving chaos and how is it to be a travelling artist? Video courses: www.vimeo.com/lekadre Learn French: www.patreon.com/charleshenry Music: @banjo_jimmy
40:52
October 5, 2018
Interview with embroidery artist Teresa Lim (@teeteeheehee) on her experiences working as a full time artist #18
Today's guest is an amazing embroidery and illustration artist from Singapore, Teresa Lim. This year she was awarded to be 1/50 on Singapore's list of brightest and most promising individuals that are innovators, creatives and leaders within their fields. Listen to her experiences thoughts on working as a full time artist. Learn French with Charly : https://www.patreon.com/charleshenry Her recommended books: "The pillow book" by Sei Shonagon and "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius Instagram: @teeteeheehee Website: www.teeteeheehee.com Music: @banjo_jimmy
50:10
September 28, 2018
How is it like to grow up, live and go to art school in Paris? #17
This is a very personal episode, where Charles shares his experiences growing up in Paris and going to art school in the artistic centre. They also explore questions of how your environment influences what inspires you and how you express and think about art. What is the difference growing up in Paris vs. in a small village in Sweden for example? And what are some valuable tools that you can learn in art school and how can you use and apply them if you never studied art? If you want to join "Learning French with Charly" head over to: https://www.patreon.com/charleshenry Music: www.instagram.com/banjo_jimmy
36:39
September 21, 2018
What is Self-promotion and why is it important? #16
This is a big debate within the arts sphere, where there is still somewhat of a tabou around self-promotion. But the playing field has changed, with social media you are able to take your career in your own hands. Share your process, reflections and persona as an artist that will make people want to buy from you. Patreon: www.patreon.com/petronellaart Music: @banjo_jimmy
31:32
September 14, 2018
Just married! + announcement on changed plans #15
This is our first episode as husband and wife, which means the beginning of a new chapter. But how can you know who is the one? Intuition? And what about preserving your freedom? Listen to Charles and Elin discuss their take on the above questions as well as the internal struggles of making a big change of plan with regards to their trip to Asia links: http://www.patreon.com/petronellaart Website: http://www.lekadre.com Music: http://www.instagram.com/banjo_jimmy
29:51
September 7, 2018
How Did We Know That We Wanted To Become Artists ? #14
This episodes goes back to the basics: How did it all start? How did we know that we wanted to be artists? And how did we break the news to our surroundings? "Coming out" with your artistic vision can be the most difficult step in your art career. Patreon: www.patreon.com/petronellaart Website: www.lekadre.com Get the book Crush it by Gary V. : https://goo.gl/q8MUPV Music: @banjo_jimmy
38:02
August 24, 2018
Artists better together - Interview with British artist couple and textile designers Davinder and Caroline Madaher #13
We all have dreams and the only thing that will make them come true is if you act on it. "Just do it", as Davinder says in our conversation. The couple share their stories on how they met worked as textile designers in New York and later moved back to the UK, where they went between working with design for larger companies, lecturing and freelancing as designers and artists. This is the first of many interviews to come with other artists. The goal with this podcast as well as with our upcoming platform charlesandelin.com is to be a go-to source for artists and creatives who aim to make their passion their living. To be a part of the content creating process of valuable information for creative business owners, head over to http://www.patreon.com/petronellaart To find out more about Caroline and Davinder check out: www.madfuncreative.comwww.davindermadaher.com @davindermadaher @carolinemadaher www.facebook.com/madfuncreative music: @banjo_jimmy
1:01:49
August 17, 2018
Fear of Not Making It #12
As creators we all ask ourselves if what we do is good enough. Even more so when we don't experience an immediate engagement or response to our creations. The fear of not making it, or of not being good enough can be a great hinder in the creativity of any artist - Listen to Charles and Elin's experiences on the matter and learn how they deal with times of fear and creator's anxiety Materials: https://www.lekadre.com/materials Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_charleshenry_ https://www.instagram.com/petronella.art music by: https://www.instagram.com/banjo_jimmy
30:45
August 3, 2018
How does Comparison and Competition affect your creative business? #11
In this episode we discuss the realities of comparison and competition and give some concrete tips on how to get out of a negative spiral as a result of comparing or competing with others. With personal examples and stories, we also give our experiences being in the creative field and how it’s almost impossible to never compare your work to your neighbour. If you’re looking for high quality handcraft and embroidery materials check out: https://www.charlesandelin.com/materials A useful article on the topic of comparison: https://lekadre.com/triggering-point/ Podcast episode regarding disruption to create change: https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/podcasts/disrupt-yourself-with-whitney-johnson/
36:03
July 27, 2018
How Hosting Workshops Can Be The Greatest Motivation For Your Own Artistry #10
It’s never easy to put yourself out there and to step out of your comfort zone, but the reward of doing so can be greater than you even imagine. Hosting workshops already at an early stage helped us to realise our potential and to motivate us to continue in our work. www.charlesandelin.com Follow us on Instagram: @_charleshenry_ @petronella.art
18:07
July 22, 2018
Why having your own website and keeping it updated is essential. #09
The online world is constantly updating, which forces you to at least take note and reflect on how you can adapt to the new updates. This is especially important when you are dependent on big platforms such as Instagram or Etsy. In this episode we discuss why it is essential to have an updated homebase in the form of a website to able to be less dependent on big media, to better control your online presence and your business endeavours. https://www.charlesandelin.com Follow us on Instagram: _charleshenry_ petronella.art Websites we talked in this episode https://www.shopify.com/ https://www.squarespace.com/
41:50
July 13, 2018
How much should I charge ? #08
This week we are touching on a sensitive topic: Pricing. As a creative it is always difficult to know what to base our pricing on. How much to charge? What is too much, what is too little? How does the market look like? We also discuss our new support service, where you are able to book a private idea-session with us. Pitch us your business plan and process and we are able to give you tricks and tools on how to develop further. Sometimes we all need someone who has experience from the field to bounce our ideas with, whether it be ways to increase passive income, improve social media marketing or perhaps build a good-looking website. If this sounds like something for you email: hello@lekadre.com It is also the first week that we're introducing our amazing theme intro made by James Hawthorne https://www.instagram.com/banjo_jimmy/ Mrs Fischer : @thismrsfisher
40:08
July 6, 2018
What Do You Expect ? #07
In today's episode we are reflecting on expectations of all sorts. What could you expect from yourself and others? And how can expectations change the way we do (or don't do) things? We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how you deal with expectations as voice messages via the Anchor application at www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin Our e-course : https://vimeo.com/ondemand/threadpainting The Kit : https://lekadre.com/recommends/placa-reial-pattern-kit/ Follow Charles & Elin on instagram : @_charleshenry_ @petronella.art
29:41
June 29, 2018
Who influences who? #06
This episode is dedicated to a reflective discussion around the idea and concept of influence. What is influence? What role does social media play and who is actually influencing who? To be an influencer is a popular title, but we rarely discuss what it entails and how those that aim to influence many times are being influenced the most… What do you think? We would love to hear your ideas on voice messages via the Anchor application at https://www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin Folloz Charles & Elin on instagram : @_charleshenry_ @petronella.art
34:15
June 22, 2018
Get a Real Job ? #05
In this episode we discuss the question so many want to ask (and often do ask) "when will you get a real job". We challenge each other to talk about our art and work in a concrete way and give tips and insights into communication strategies and having an 'artist plan' To follow us in Instagram: @_charleshenry_ @petronella.art Learn a new craft or style and try our e-course: www.lekadre.com/e-course
47:05
June 15, 2018
Time Management + Artists = ? #04
In today's episode we are talking about how we manage (and not manage) our time. Patt Flynn, Smart Passive Income : https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/ If you want to leave feedback or ask a question, DM us on instagram @_charleshenry_ / @petronella.art or leave a voice message in the Anchor app: www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin
38:08
June 8, 2018
Reasons Why We Travel #03
We decided to travel full-time, it's exciting but not always easy. In this episode we share you, our feelings about travel and creating art while travelling. workshops : https://lekadre.com/workshops/ If you want to leave feedback or ask a question, DM us on instagram @_charleshenry_ / @petronella.art or leave a voice message in the Anchor app: www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin
43:44
June 1, 2018
Partners in Life and Business #02
Today we are talking about the challenges and the good things about working as a couple. If you want to leave feedback or ask a question, DM us on instagram @_charleshenry_ / @petronella.art or leave a voice message in the Anchor app: www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin
38:36
May 25, 2018
Our First Talk With You #01
Today we talk about why we're making this podcast, our journey in the art and also about our couple. If you want to leave feedback or ask a question, DM us on instagram or leave a voice message in the Anchor app: www.anchor.fm/charlesandelin
33:14
May 18, 2018
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