The concept of storytelling is one of, if not the only, most important elements of creativity, the creative process, and even simply the human experience. Let’s talk about why.
Category: Archived Adventures in Creativity
I’m joined by a very special guest this week to talk about creativity from the perspective of a kid. Especially from the perspective of a kid with a parent that is a creative. My daughter Emma joins me as my co-host this week with some background appearances by my son, Orion as well!
Do you ever wonder if being an artist has somehow ruined your ability to just ENJOY the type of artwork you make? Let’s talk about this for just a moment.
As an artist it can be very tough to set aside the expectation of wanting everyone to love what you do. The fact is, not everyone will love what you do, and that is a good thing.
One of my long time favorite people to follow on social media has been the super talented artist from Calgary, Shelley Nutma. From paint to pen and ink there is something incredibly captivating about the worlds she creates and in this episode she’s stopped by the virtual studio to share her story with us!
As we wrap up our series on how and why focusing on creating deep connections to our audience when it comes to our creativity, we’re going to find a brilliant strategy in the most unlikely of places… Horror films and stories.
Let’s talk about the first strategy you can put in place to help shift your mindset from the “Gotta Catch ‘Em All Pokemon” mentality to a true appreciation of the fans of your art and creative pursuits that are already in your corner!
I’m kicking off a short multipart series of episodes about some thoughts on connecting with your audience, both how and why it’s important. To kick things off let me tell you about a story I heard about a boy and the starfish from friend of the show, Andy Pugh from Thoughts From The Tinkerage Podcast.
If you’re stress levels are high and creativity levels are low, check out the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku. Also known as Forest Bathing, it’s a great creativity recharging tool.
Oftentimes in the arts we find ourselves creating as a lone wolf, but sometimes it’s important to stretch those wings and actually collaborate with another artist to make something cool or even just to have a little fun!