The So Free Art Podcast, with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

Released EVERY SUNDAY, this is a lil PODCAST about ART and tings :)

Art has been very powerful in my life, so the show will cover some of the ways Art is helping to heal and improve my life, as well as drawing and painting tips, and fun things that help make me, and hopefully you, a better Artist and Human Being :)

EPISODE ARCHIVE newest first

72 – BOOK REVIEW – LUCID DREAMING: GATEWAY TO THE INNER SELF, BY ROBERT WAGGONER

For this weeks episode, I takes a look at the book Lucid Dreaming : Gateway to the Inner Self, by Robert Waggoner. It’s a book I recently finished, and found to be a very fascinating deep dive into the world of Lucid Dreaming. I also talk about this cat that keeps jumping in the window bringing me dead mice and birds, a Dream where I’m sure I Saw the Spirit of a Dead Bird pass over, and there’s a bit about Automatic Writing too. Hope you enjoy :)

71 – ILLNESS

What are Bogies? Just one of the questions I pose on this weeks episode, where I talk about Illness and tings like: How Lewis Hamilton having an illness inspired me, How even Monks get illness, The Universe is Always in Control, How we are Fragile Beings, I like Sneezing, You maybe Can’t Control illness, but you Can Control How You Respond to it. Being positive while being ill seems to come down to Awareness, everything seems to be about Awareness! Hope you enjoy this one :)

70 – CONNECTING THE DOTS

The So Free Art Podcast is heading in a new direction, where it will be more Art and Tings, less Tings and Art :) This episode’s about Focus, Discipline, Studying, Embracing Fears, Awareness, and Internal Burps lol Moving forward each episode will look at Courses, Art Books and Articles I’ve studied that week, and in the process it may allow me to Learn that I haven’t Learnt what I’m Learning :) Lucid Dreaming and stuff will still be on the show, but they’ll be squeezed into a single episode called ‘About The Tings’ every 8 weeks or so, allowing for a more focused podcast. I also give details about how you can win the Sketch with Asia Art Book, and lil Dennis has some friends show up! Hope you enjoy this one, and like the new direction.

69 – STUDYING CREATURES

Being with Nature Creates Memorable Experiences, and on this podcast, I talk about a few of the recent ones I’ve had Studying Creatures while Urban Sketching. Some of the tings I talk about include, How I’ve started to Fall in Love with the Simple Shapes of Boats, How Nature creates Perfect Shapes, and questions like, Would a Butterfly by Beautiful without Wings?, Why do we Find Spiders Scary?, Do Seagulls have Telepathic Abilities?, What’s life like for a Snail?, and Do Dragonflies look like Helicopters or do Helicopters look like Dragonflies? Studying Creatures is Super Fun, hope you find this Podcast Fun too :)

68 – CAN THINKING ABOUT DEATH MAKE YOU A BETTER ARTIST?

Death. On this one I talk about Why I think it’s good to think about Death from Time to Time, How it can Help You Appreciate People in your Life More, How it can Help You Face Fears, Achieve Goals and Lead to you becoming a Better Artist and Human Being. I also ask, Are we Dead already?, What Happens during the Death Process? and Are Dreams Linked to the Death Realm? Hope you like this one :)

67 – LUCID DREAMING : SOME OF MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES

This one’s about the Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Including: a Self Aware Taxi Driver who drove me into a Previous Dream, moving stone blocks with my Mind, becoming a Ghost in another Reality, getting Distracted by Naked Breasts, and a house I couldn’t Escape from, resulting in a string of False Awakenings … there’s even a lil story about a Purring cat who was sat on my bed. Hope you enjoy this one, Sweet Dreams :)

66 – 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE – WHAT I LEARNT FROM CATS OF JUNE

Inking, Sketching, Watercolouring and Digital Painting; I talk about all the tings I learnt from the Cats of June 30 Day Art Challenge. There was so much, like how Confidence really shows in your Lines when Inking, how Digital Painting leaves me Exhausted, and how Sketching is a great way to Study other Artists work. I recorded this one down Saltrum, the local woods, and not only were quite a few people were out walking their lil doggies which makes for some fun social moments, but I found a lil pebble which said “You Are Enough” … which is fitting for this episode, as I had all my camera settings wrong, so it’s not the prettiest episode to watch, but I hope you like it :)

65 – NATURE : FINDING BALANCE & FACING FEARS

Get outside with Nature, the voice in my head kept saying, so I did, and I took lil Dennis with me to record this podcast while walking through the woods of Saltrum, before doing a spot of Sunbathing :) It ends up being a discussion about Doing Too Much Stuff, how Nature helps in Finding Balance, and there’s a lot about Facing Fears. I tell a story about these pink sunglasses I started wearing in 2015 that changed my life, by helping me overcome some of my biggest fears. Fear seems to be the recurring topic this week, because I also tell how I went Wild Camping last weekend, and ended up walking 12 miles through the creepy woods in the dead of night. I also reveal how You Can Win some Art Books, woohoo. This is a bit of a different podcast than usual, but I hope you have fun with it :)

64 – PSYCHEDELICS AND LUCID DREAMING

‘ Talk About Psychedelics ‘ was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a right trippy episode talking about, Lucid Dreaming, Mushrooms vs Technology and how Fear appears to be Controlling Society. I also wonder, Are Our Memories Really Dreams?, Are Mushrooms Creating Our Dreams?, and Are Psychedelics Bad, or have we been lied to? I also talk about Why Sketching in Crappy Sketchbooks is a good idea, a Lucid Dreaming Stabilisation Technique Steve Job and I Created within a Lucid Dream lol, how Lucid Dreaming is like a Fear Playground, and there’s a bit about the Fear of Success. Hope you enjoy :)

63 – FROM ARSONIST TO ARTIST : ALL ABOUT CHANGE

From Arsonist to Artist, this one’s all about Change … ‘ Read one of your Blog Posts ‘ was this weeks lil topic, until I decided naa, can’t be bothered lol and pulled out another one … ‘ Talk About Change ‘ is what came up, and it ends up being a very random episode where I Break the Rules, Nearly Set Fire to lil Dennis and talk about how I used to be an Arsonist but changed into an Artist :) I discuss how Drawing is like life, in that it’s constantly changing, and share another Lucid Dream, and a bit about this odd experiment which will make you question reality. Hope you enjoy this explosive episode :)

62 – THE POWER OF AFFIRMATIONS

‘ Read one of your Diary Entries – Experiences ‘ was this weeks lil topic, and it ends up being a pretty Deep conversation about the Power of Affirmations. I talk about going to Art Class as me for the first time, how all Beliefs are both True and Lies at the same time, and a recent Negative Mental Relapse which strangely fits into the episode nicely, in order to highlight just how Important and Powerful Daily Affirmations are in helping you to Face Your Fears … there’s even a bit about the Cats of June Art Challenge too. Hope you enjoy this ‘I need a Drink’ episode :)

61 – DOING AN ART CHALLENGE

‘Read one of your Blog Posts – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge’ was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a talk about how Fun, Freeing and Messy Painting Is, How Art Challenges help make you more adaptable, confident and less of a Perfectionist, and how Writing while doing an Art Challenge is a good way to learn more about your art and yourself. Hope you like this one :)

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Thomas Merton