So Free Art Podcast Episode 30 - Why Do An Art Challenge? Facing Your Fears, Playing, Trying New Things and Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone, with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

30 – WHY DO AN ART CHALLENGE?

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“THESE CHALLENGES ARE QUITE ORGANIC REALLY; THEY HAVE A MIND OF THEIR OWN.

– Sophie Lawson

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