Instagram and mental health snippet from a Q&A video from the Happy Artist Studio

One of the things you’ll find inside the Happy Artist Studio is a growing library of Q&A videos.

Although I’ve been around the interwebs a long time, making face to camera video is relatively new for me, and it took me a long time to build up the courage to start sharing in this way.

It’s turned out to be a lovely way to connect with members as someone for whom live video {or live anything} is still a step too far!

But I know as a student and ‘consumer’ of information myself how videos can create a more personal connection. As one member put it:

“It feels like having a personal one to one conversation with you while I sit in my comfy chair at home and I really resonate with your thoughts about things.”

How the Q&A videos work

I send out an email and put a post in our private community asking for questions about your art practice, particular courses you may be working through inside the Studio, or art in general.

Then I gather the questions, do some pondering and research, and put together a video response that then lives inside the community for revisiting any time.

This is only for members, but I thought you might like to see a little sample from one of our recent Q&As, to get a feel for what it’s like and whether joining the Studio might be right for you.

Instagram and mental health

This particular section makes me laugh because I went off on a bit of a rant about Instagram, and maybe you can relate! Or maybe it’ll just make you feel better about it if you’re finding it challenging.

The question in this instance was about Instagram and mental health. Apparently I have some quite strong feelings about this!

Not everyone will agree with me I’m sure, but I hope if you’ve been struggling with it, it will offer some fresh perspectives.

And just FYI, this is not your polished, fancy internet video. This is me in my study with a mess behind me, some lighting shifts, and a bit of rustling of papers now and then. And I could probably have done something about the camera angle. πŸ˜‰ #keepingitreal

Erk, this feels very vulnerable, but here goes!

If this little video about Instagram and mental health got you curious about what else you’ll find in the Happy Artist Studio, you can find out more about it here, and let me know if you have any questions; I’m happy to help you decide either way!

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