This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Joseph Campbell, who you can find more about at the Joseph Campbell Foundation
“WE MUST LET GO OF THE LIFE WE HAVE PLANNED,
SO AS TO EXCEPT THE ONE THAT IS WAITING FOR US.”
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“IT’S AMAZING HOW DIFFERENT PAPER, CAN CHANGE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF A DRAWING.“
– Sophie Lawson
On this episode I talk about Self Doubt, and how I’m starting to realise, with the help of Lucid Dreaming and Automatic Writing, that Self Doubt is a fear that shouldn’t be something to run away from, but instead embraced, with the Loving arms of Action.
This one’s about Iterating in Public, and how I’m going to try a new format for the show. I also talk a lil about my time at a recent Life Drawing class with the amazing Ian Barlow, and a few other bits and bobs. Hope you enjoy it :)
Another Beautfully Inspiring lil Art Book, this one’s Show Your Work by Austin Kleon! Just like last weeks book, Steal Like An Artist also by Austin Kleon, I’m thinking this is going into my list of my all time favourite art books … Super Fun and Inspiring it is. The bright yellow cover’s sexy too :) But the thing is, I’ve always struggled with sharing my stuff on social media for various reasons, and this book’s already helping me. I’m going to reread this one many times I think, because it’s full of so much practical knowledge. Hope you have fun with this one :)
On this lil episode, I start by sharing an embarrassing story, before jumping into the main topic of the drawing exercise Automatic Drawing. I also revisit a book I read in 2017 called Feel The Fear and Do It Away, by Susan Jeffers, talk about the subconscious and how 95% of the time we don’t even know we’re doing, and finally … the lil art tip looks at the benefits of taking a break :) Hope you like this one.
On this lil tiny episode, I talk about a strange experience I had last night while meditating with my eyes open for the first time. I saw something that sent shivers down my whole body … I saw the light bulb on my ceiling flash on and off. No idea what happened there, but it left me in a strange conflicting state of awe and argh … oh, and I also briefly talk about my time with clip studio paint pro, drawing on the Surface Pro 2 :)
‘What are you currently Struggling with?’, is this weeks random topic … and it ends up being an episode about the Struggles of trying to Curate and Focus an Instagram feed: How do you decide what to focus on, when multiple Passions seem right? Do you even need to curate an Instagram Feed? Why is Focus so bleeding hard? lol This one’s a bit like being a pinball bouncing around inside my brain as I try to work out what to do. Hope you like this one :)
In this lil episode I talk about an experience I had on the bus today that was both funny, and awkward at the same time … but it made me realise how Social Anxiety, Fears and everything in life can be viewed either positively or negatively. I share some Art, Transgender and even Lucid Dreaming experiences too, that prove we really are in control of our thoughts.
What’s the Best Drawing Paper for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? and Realistic Pencil Drawing? Join me for episode One of the So Free Art Podcast, to find out :)
What’s it like to not eat anything for over 2 days? Time to find out, as I record my thoughts during a 48 hour fast. This was something I’ve wanted to try for ages, but it ended up being totally different to what I expected. I also talk about Realistic Pencil blending with Tortillions, Dreams, The Twits by Roald Dahl, and I share a tasty Hot Chocolate tip you won’t want to miss lol Hope you like this belly rumbling episode :)
This lil episode’s more like a therapy session about my struggles of finding balance between work and play. I talk about sacrificing Videogames, how the Discipline of saying no to chocolate bars is helping me say NO to bigger temptations, and how you need to work out what to stop completely vs cut down on; this ones all about Finding Balance … oh, and I also share another healing Lucid Dream I experienced during the week :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”