This weeks lil episode could be the last one before they put me in a Mental Asylum lol It starts out talking about Going Back to Basics with Art, before I bounce all over the place asking questions about Conflict like:
- What are we Doing here?
- Are Introverts Aliens?
- What is Rest?
- Is the Subconscious an External Source?
- Are some Thoughts other Peoples Feelings?
- What happens if a Positive and Negative Particle Combine?
I go all over the place really, and I didn’t know what to title this episode, but I thought Conflict was a good word to describe what I’m currently feeling. Even Inktober was a conflict, I enjoyed every second of it, yet was so happy for it to be over.
So I hope you enjoy this episode, which also talks about AI, Virtual Reality and Quantum Physics. I love talking about stuff like this, and I do think it’s art related, because Art is all about being Creative, and Creativity seems to be half of what reality is about, the other half being Destruction; Reality is, the Ultimate Conflict.
There’s also this weeks lil Art Tip which is :
lil ART TIP TIME
HOW TO GRID A DRAWING, WITHOUT GETTING LINES ON YOUR PAPER
Lee Hammond introduced me to gridding in her book, How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From photographs, but having lines left behind on my paper was something that frustrated me when I first started experimenting with it. I would draw the grid lines on the paper very lightly, but still be unable to fully remove them once I finished the Realistic Pencil Drawing.
It really bothered me, until I tried out a lightbox; it worked perfectly. This weeks lil ART TIP, is to use a lightbox to shine the grid lines through your paper, meaning you never actually draw any lines on your paper. The following blog post shows The Whole gridding process Step by Step, together with links to handy resources, but I highly recommend investing in a lil lightbox :)
At the end I talk about an Out of Body Experience I had last week, and how I think There is a Way to tell if you’re in a Lucid Dream or an Out of Body Experience. It also made me think about how all of these things, Lucid Dreaming etc, they all seem to require you to face fears before becoming available to you … why is that?
Hope you like this one :)
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This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Stephen Covey
” IF WE KEEP DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP GETTING WHAT WE’RE GETTING. “
– Stephen Covey
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Society of Visual Storytelling – I’ve recently signed up to this site / forum, and it seems like a really nice positive place to be :)
• How to Grid a Pencil Drawing – a lil step by step guide on gridding a pencil drawing, including a lightbox, which was this weeks lil Art Tip.
• How To Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs, by Lee Hammond – The Book I talk about on the episode by Lee Hammond, who introduced me to Gridding Pencil Drawings.
• Plain Graph Paper PDF Generator – a fantastically useful website for creating custom sized grids to print out for drawing :)
• What Happens when Positive and Negative Particles Combine – I asked this question on the podcast, and after reading this post, I’m still not 100% sure, but it seems they could either explode together or become something bigger. This following quote from the site sounds cool : “They are attracted to each other electromagnetically. If they are antiparticles, they will be annihilated when then meet, releasing a large amount of energy and other high speed particles if they were composite.”
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including lil Art Tips, episodes of this Podcast, Inspirational Artists and some of my Artwork :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post me 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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” IF YOU’RE NOT DOING ANY DRAWING, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO IMPROVE YOUR DRAWING. “
– Sophie Lawson
On this episode I talk about Thoughts … where do thoughts come from? How comes while I’m drawing thoughts sometimes try to put me off? How comes thoughts have the power to either negatively or positively impact reality? .., I have a theory that thoughts could be linked to the Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment, this one’s a bit bonkers :)
This lil episode is all about Crap Drawings, well, part of it is … this is my Spontaneous A to Z of Art, where I run through the alphabet and say the first art related word that springs to mind and talk about it. We have C is for Crap Drawings, B is for Boring Exercises, O is for Orange and I is for Inspiration, at one point K was for King Kong lol this one gets a bit nutty at times :)
This lil podcast’s about saying Thank You when things aren’t going so well, a new Fun 8 Minute Drawing Challenge I’ve found, and Sausages … this weeks lil Art Tip is actually a lil Sausage Tip :) There’s also the BOOK BOOK, which is a book called Feeling is the Secret, by Neville Goddard. Hope you like this sausage lol
This weeks lil podcast is all about Pencil vs Ink, and what I’ve noticed so far after 20 days of Inktober 2018. I talk about the Paradox of Inks, how they’re both similar and totally different to Pencils at the same time, there’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about Nipping Tings in the Bud, and there’s a teeny bit about Reality Checks and Lucid Dreaming at the end too. Hope you like this one :)
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 :)
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 :)
This lil episode is one of them brain dump ones, where I just talk about tings currently on my mind, like: Dealing with Burnout, Finding Balance, Playing Videogames, the link between Spirituality and Art, Meditation, Dreaming, Social Anxiety … I also talk about a couple of books, one called Discover Your Psychic Powers by Tara Ward and another called Daily Rituals by Mason Curry. 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 :)
A few days ago I had my first Lucid Dream … since than, my mind’s gone deep into the Lucid Dreaming Rabbit Hole. I’ve started asking myself: Is it possible to Manifest a Painting while Dreaming, than create it for real when you Wake up? Sounds Bonkers, but turns out there’s proof it can be done :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”