This is a really tough topic for me, and it scares me a bit, because I have so much I want to share about my Transgender journey, about spiritual things like Lucid Dreaming and so many photos I want to add to the Transitioning section, but I can’t do everything.
We only have so much time, and time spent doing other things, is time not spent Focusing on One Passion.
Thing is, I know there’s a sweet spot, a place where I can focus on my Art, while still allowing myself to do the other things, just not feeling like I have to do all them to the same level of focus.
Enter lilSOPHIE, who I believe could be like a loophole that will allow me to focus on my Art, while finding balance by still being able to cover my Transgender tings and Spiritual stuff within her art.
lil ART TIP TIME
KEEP YOUR OLD DRAWINGS … There’s so many reasons why it’s worth hanging onto your old drawings:
They can act as inspiration and motivation in the future, Help Improve your Mindset while Drawing by showing that Your Mind Lies To You, and they even have this fun Nostalgic quality about them.
Keeping Your Old Drawings is something I highly recommend doing … especially the drawings you think are the worst :)
Hope you like this one. If you have any tips/ struggles about Focusing on One Passion, mindset while drawing, or if you have any questions/topics you’d like discussed in future episodes, please get in touch. You can message me down the bottom of this page, by leaving a comment on YouTube, or by SENDING AN EMAIL
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Sean McCabe
“YOU HAVE TO SAY NO TO A LOT OF GOOD THINGS, IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO SAY YES TO A LOT OF GREAT THINGS..“
– Sean McCabe
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• SeanWes – Home to Sean McCabe, who came up with the beautiful bonfire analogy I share during the podcast :)
• lilSOPHIE Affirmations – I talk about these briefly on the show, these are where I feel I may be able to find balance between my multiple passions, while still focusing on Art.
• Inktober Art Challenge – I’ll be taking part in the Inktober Art challenge for the first time this year, and it’s one of the things that triggered this weeks podcast topic :)
• LucidAdvice.com – Lucid Dream expert Robert Waggoner’s website, whose book I talk about during the episode.
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Sophie’s lil Art tips, episodes of this Podcast and some of my Pencil Drawings :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post random stuff on here :)
• INSTAGRAM @Sophie.Lawson – Pop along to my lil INSTAGRAM feed, where I plop out images from time to time lol
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“IT’S FUN TO SHARE THE THINGS YOU’RE LEARNING.“
– Sophie Lawson
‘ 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 :)
This lil episode is another one of those Art Focused Therapy Session ones, where I just empty the contents of my head into the microphone about the topic of Focusing on One Passion. I talk about the conflict of knowing I need to focus on Art, but feeling like I’m not able to … eventhough I know I am. I also talk about another Lucid Dream experience, Mindset while Drawing, Finding Balance, and this weeks lil Art Tip is all about the importance of Keeping Your Old Drawings :)
This lil episode covers a lot of topics, but mainly it’s about my early experience of using Lucid Dreaming to help heal from Child Abuse … I also talk about Virtual Reality with PSVR, are Videogames bad for you?, a Reiki Healing ‘Healing crisis’, Following Your Bliss, Genital Reassignment Surgery and how I think from time to time we all have to stop and ask ourselves … What do I really want From Life?
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This lil episode comes to you live from the astral planes lol I talk about Out Of Body Experiences on this one, and a theory I have where I wonder if the Earth is a school for us babies, created by the creator, with the ultimate goal of growing new creators; are we destined to be a Creator … aka, a God? There’s also the lil art tip, which this week is about how a craft knife can be used to fix inking errors. Hope you like this one :)
This lil episode is all about something I got hit with recently … Overwhelm. I talk about how I think I need videogames in my life for balance, how Transitioning takes up a lot of time, remembering why I started Drawing in the First place, Floatation Tanks, Swimming, Reiki Healing … I even talk about turning my Willy into a Fanny on this one lol
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 be the first of the new format, where I have 15 minutes to talk about a random topic :) The subject for this episode was … ‘Talk About My SVSLearn Creative Composition Study Notes’; it ends up mostly being about: The Importance of Thumbnails, How Nature Uses Fractals to Create Tings, and How Designing is just as much Fun As Drawing :) Hope you like it.
This lil one’s all about finding Focus and Balance by Waking Up Early, something I’ve just started doing, and so far, so good … it almost feels like I’ve magically created extra hours in the day :) I also talk about a couple Lucid Dreams and the lil art tip of the week is to do with pencil cases :)
In this lil episode I share some stories from my brief time throwing paint around, while trying Abstract Painting for the first time. As someone whose really only done pencil drawings before, this was a totally different experience … I found to be Fantastically Freeing, and Massively Messy :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”