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 on the topic of Focusing on One Passion. I talk about the conflict of knowing I NEED TO FOCUS ON MY ART, but feeling like I’m not able to … eventhough I know I am.
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.
It’s a hard one this, focusing on one passion, but as I type these show notes up, I have had a bit of an epiphany, which I’ll hopefully share on next weeks episode :) As for this episode, I also talk about Mindset while Drawing, share another Lucid Dream experience, where the Dream Characters made me Lucid and took me to previous Dream Locations, and there’s also this weeks lil ART TIP, which is
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
What are the Best Drawing Pencils for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? or Realistic Pencil Drawing? No idea lol but join me for episode Three of the So Free Art Podcast, to find what my personal favourite Drawing Pencils are, and why I prefer using Mechanical / Clutch pencils over traditional wooden pencils :)
I think this is the most out there lil episode I’ve done so far lol Something that’s always bothered me, is Why are some people born Transgender? I came up with a Theory this morning after a Lucid Dream, and it made me wonder, What if we’re inside of a Dream right now, and what if that’s got something to do with why some people are born Transgender. There’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about the fun of trying new things … and there’s even a bonus lil Art Challenge for you to do this week too :) Woohoo!
On this episode I dive into the topic of Spirituality … Automatic Writing is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with, what I like to call, the Universe. It’s life changing stuff, because in just two weeks I’ve managed to go from being scared of transitioning at the day job, to not only throwing away all my male clothes and being my true self at work, but also wearing a little swimsuit in public, and facing the fear of learning how to swim … I’m beginning to see a deep connection between Art and Spirituality.
This weeks lil episode is more about the tings, as I talk about Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing. There’s also the Book Book, which is Understanding Dreams by Keith Hearne and David Melbourne, and for a bit of arty tings, we have the lil Art Tip, which is a super easy way to create the effect of squinting when working digitally. Hope you like this one :)
This is the first unedited podcast I’ve ever done … well, there was a 5 second clip I cut out when I burped lol but apart from that, this was all done in one take. You know what, it felt Liberating :) I talk about Podcasting, Goals and a lil bit about Loneliness. The book book is Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe, and the lil Art Tip is how 30 minutes of practice before bed, can lead to big improvements over time. I hope you like this episode … one of my goals from now on, is to do all future podcasts live, with no editing :) Woohoo! Happy 2019 :)
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 :)
This lil episode’s all about planning, something I’ve been doing a lot of lately with my Passion Planner and Wunderlist App. I talk about some of the stuff that seems to be working, and tings that aren’t going quite according to plan. There’s also a new feature this episode, called the Fascinating Fact … where I share a fascinating fact about something to do with Art, Spirituality, Transitioning and Stuff like that. Hope you like this one :)
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 :)
This weeks lil podcast is all about Art Challenges, and some of the reasons why I believe doing an Art Challenge could be one of the best tings you ever do … even if it does feel a lil bit scary at first :) We also have this weeks lil Art Tip, which is to not waste time focusing on the details, by remembering to ZOOM OUT while Drawing Digitally and STEPPING BACK while Drawing Traditionally :)
It’s that time of year again … when the sun comes out to play, so do the drawing pencils :) It’s time to start sketching people in public, something I was terrified to do at first, but it’s one of the most fun ways to improve, and loosen up, both your drawing, and the mind :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”