Bastards of Art: Too polished for folk art, too punk for fine art.

Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the studio. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.

Bastards of Art: Episode 28

By mlhodel | August 28, 2017 |

Waiting for Inspiration Building habits and routines will help you to find inspiration. It really is amazing what a little bit of scheduling does for your productivity.  In this episode, Matt Hodel shares tips on how to get motivated and be ready to strike!  It is time to feel good and good about today!  …

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 27

By mlhodel | August 21, 2017 |

Another confessional style Podcast from Matt Hodel. In this podcast episode, Matt discusses his ideas for a St. Louis Tattoo Artist Meetup.  Its the Why, What and How of bring like minded people together. Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher

Bastards of Art : Episode 26

By mlhodel | August 14, 2017 |

Learning to Tattoo Recently I have been hanging out with Haram. She wants to learn how to tattoo. But first she must understand what it is she is asking for. Matt Hodel   Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher

Bastards of Art : Episode 25

By mlhodel | August 8, 2017 |

I’m Back!! Bastards of Art is ready to start a new chapter.  In the up coming months, the BOA will continue to release new episodes and new formats!  This is the beginning of the next step in expanding the Bastards of ART. In this Episode: Matt explains a way to break down large goals into…

Bastrards of Art : Episode 24

By mlhodel | August 4, 2017 |

The Lost Episode As the Bastards of Art movement moves forward Episodes 23 and 24 never made it to the editing station. Jon and I spent 6 months working on this project to get it off the ground. Our goal was 20 episodes. We actually made it past that. Jon is moving on to work…

Bastards of Art : Episode 23

By mlhodel | August 4, 2017 |

The Lost Episode As the Bastards of Art movement moves forward Episodes 23 and 24 never made it to the editing station.  Jon and I spent 6 months working on this project to get it off the ground.  Our goal was 20 episodes.  We actually made it past that. Jon is moving on to work…

Bastards of Art : Episode 22

By mlhodel | May 22, 2017 |

Are you an Artist? Jon and Jonathan and Matt Hodel Take the Test!  Are we artists? Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher

Bastards of Art : Episode 21

By mlhodel | May 8, 2017 |

Complete your Projects It is the 11th hour and you are very stressed. There is a deadline and it is coming quick.  How did you get here? What lead up to this very stressful and very avoidable conflict of time? An honest assessment can bring up a few key points that should have been addressed…

Bastards of Art : Episode 20

By mlhodel | May 1, 2017 |

Direction Being an Artist is a calling.  Somedays it is more of an obsession than a pursuit.  The question is, what do you wanna do with your artistic gift? Like all gifts, its a shame to shove it in the corner and ignore it.  You must learn how to appreciate what you have been given.…

Bastartds of Art : Episode 19

By mlhodel | April 25, 2017 |

The SketchBook The spearhead of our ego. The Sketchbook is an uncomfortable little book that hold our “could be’s” and “would have been’s”.   Truthfully, it is rare to see a sketch book filled form cover to cover in perfected art.  A sketch book is just what it is, a book for sketching. Sketch: a rough…

Bastrards of Art Podcast : Episode 18

By mlhodel | April 17, 2017 |

Travel. Its hard to see the world from one spot.  If we are truly a product of out environment, we must change our surroundings to change ourselves. It is important for an artist to have a keen and perspective. In this episode Matt and Jon discuss how travel has changed their life.  From there personal experience…

Bastrards of Art : Episode 17

By mlhodel | April 10, 2017 |

This the third and final episode dealing with the reproduction of your Art Work. Starting with Episode 15, We helped you discover how printing your art work was not as simple as Scan-Print.  It is not impossible to get the look you want with your reproductions.  We hope that this series of podcast takes some…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 16

By mlhodel | April 3, 2017 |

Print and Display As promised, Bastards of Art Podcast helps to explain in depth how your art work can be photographed or scanned for reproduction. This is single handedly the most frustrating part of distributing Art!  If it was only as simple as a “How to Video”. The common thread in the entire CAPTURE-DISPLAY-PRINT process…

Bastrds of Art Podcast : Episode 15

By mlhodel | March 27, 2017 |

Capture Display Print In this Episode you will get an overview of how to turn your art into a reproduction.  If you are looking to sell fine art prints or just wanting to display your work on a web page, there are a few concepts that have to be discovered to retain the visual intent…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 14

By mlhodel | March 20, 2017 |

Ritual vs. Routine. Switching our minds into work mode is not as simple as one, two, three.  We can get into an autopilot and set up our workspace but that doesn’t bring us into the moment.  Once you are set up, you can still not be in the right frame of mind to be creative.…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 13

By mlhodel | March 13, 2017 |

Relieving the Tension in Retention It is Business 101 to know that it is cheaper to keep an existing client than to make new ones.  In this episode of Bastards of Art, we discuss how to concentrate your efforts on retaining the clientele base that you already have. Do you still remember what it was…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 12

By mlhodel | March 6, 2017 |

The Face of Networking What is a better feeling than going to your eatery and having the person serving you know your name and how you like your food? Today’s business world has been hidden behind social media. It’s easy to post the hell out of your paintings and illustrations.  I have a few people…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 11

By mlhodel | February 27, 2017 |

To Be an Entrepreneur Many people have great ideas for the next big thing.  Having an idea and seeing it to fruition takes that certain someone. I sat down with Bale from Albuquerque’s Por Vida Tattoo to talk about his latest endeavor, creating a magazine entitled “Tattoo Marque”. In this episode of Bastards of Art,…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 10

By mlhodel | February 20, 2017 |

Episode 10 Marketing NOT Advertising Turn your Likes into Gold! Actually, turn your Social Media apps and services into a productive tool. Jonathan and Matt explain how to understand how to funnel your online content into real world meetings.  It doesn’t have to feel so confusing.  Ever wonder what to post online to get people…

Bastards of Art Podcast : 9

By mlhodel | February 13, 2017 |

Episode 9 Hobby vs. Success In the book Devil in Paradise, author Henry Miller said something like “Eventually you will have to decide, what is your career and what is your hobby” In context Miller was discussing his life with writing asa a professional, but everyone with a passionate hobby will fantasize about how to turn…

Bastards of Art : Episode 8

By mlhodel | February 6, 2017 |

Episode 8 The Path to Digital Drawing It is inevitable that your art work will become digital.  If you have posted a picture on a social media outlet, it already has. It may have started as a tangible pencil drawing that could be smeared and torn but as soon as that picture was taken, it…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 7

By mlhodel | January 30, 2017 |

Episode 7 Time Managment Did you make time for your personal “Honey do list?”  If you are like most people, the end of the day comes at you faster than you expedted.  It can leave you feeling swamped and overwhelmed.  If only there was a few more hours before bed time! The “Bastards of Art…

Bastards of Art Interview : Carl Nappa

By mlhodel | January 24, 2017 |

Carl Nappa Producer/Engineer Carl Nappa is the poster child for talent infused with hard work.  He worked his way up from the bottom in an unforgiving music industry.  He has more than 30 million gold, platinum and multi-platnuim albums to his credit. It would be impossible for you to have never heard an album he…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 6

By mlhodel | January 23, 2017 |

Episode 6 Whats Your Style? Being and artist is about self expression and standing on the outside of the crowd.  The hunt is own to develop your personal style.  You stare at a blank canvas and wonder how to create imagery that be eye-catching.  Have you ever wondered just how your favorite artist get their…

Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 5

By mlhodel | January 16, 2017 |

Episode 5 Creativity Are you still creative?  Do you feel like a dull pencil when you sit down to work? Episode 5 of the Bastards of Art Podcast explores how to tap into your creative side.  Sometimes productivity is confused with creativity. After getting  your work done for the day, can you say that you…

Bastards of Art Podcast – Episode 4

By mlhodel | January 9, 2017 |

Episode 4 Practice Being a Student Welcome to Bastards of Art, Episode 4.  All artist want to get better. As artists, we set personal goals to achieve.  An easy thing to forget about is a continuous education in our chosen craft. In Episode 4, Matt and Jonathan discuss the importance of learning and resources. The…

Bastards of Art Podcast – Episode 3

By mlhodel | January 3, 2017 |

Episode 3 Positivity The number one killer of Artist Motivation is self doubt.  Keeping a positive attitude towards yourself and your goal as an artist is crucial to your career. The only roadblocks to success are the ones you make.  Jonathan Fournier and Matt Hodel share their personal experiences pushing through fear and self doubt.…

Bastards of Art Podcast – Episode 2

By mlhodel | January 3, 2017 |

Episode 2 Goals In this episode, Matt and Jonathan talk about setting goals.  Without out goals, we are just drifting. The Bastards share there experience with how they follow through with long and short term goals. We all day dream of great projects and awesome artwork.  You probably can relate to the most artist when…

Bastards of Art Podcast- Episode 1

By mlhodel | December 4, 2016 |

There are no Secrets. In the first episode of The Bastards of Art Podcast, Matt Hodel and Jonathan Fournier share some insight into being successful as an Artist.  What’s the big Secret to Success? There are no Secrets! Many Artist decide their fate earlier on by thinking there is a “special something” that they lack…

Launching Soon- The Bastards of Art Podcast!

By mlhodel | December 14, 2016 |

    Matt Hodel and Jonathan Fournier are working hard on starting the Bastards of Art Podcast.  Who are the Bastards behind the Art?  Anyone who practices in a Lowbrow creative outlet.  We are the children of art who are obsessed with our craft.  Obsessed artists who are passionate and driven.  We represent the unconventional…