This weeks random topic was …
As you can see from Dennis the Doggy chillin in the sun, there wasn’t one this week.
Get Outside With Nature, the voice in my head kept saying, so I did, and I took lil Dennis with me to record this podcast while walking through the woods of Saltrum … before doing a spot of Sunbathing :)
It ends up being a discussion about
- Doing Too Much Stuff,
- How Nature Helps in Finding Balance,
- and there’s a lot about Facing Fears.
I tell a story about these Pink Sunglasses I started wearing in 2015 that changed my life, by helping me overcome some of my biggest fears.
Fear seems to be the recurring topic this week, because I also tell how I went Wild Camping last weekend, and ended up walking 12 miles through the Creepy Woods in the Dead of Night.
I also reveal how You Can Win Some Art Books, woohoo!
This is a bit of a different podcast than usual, but I hope you have fun with it :)
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• lilNEWSLETTER – this is the place I’ll be giving away the three Art Books linked to below, which I briefly talk about on the episode
• BOOK 2 : SKETCHING FROM THE IMAGINATION : CREATURES & MONSTERS – this is the sixth in a series of ‘Sketching From The Imagination’ books that brings together the sketches of 50 different artists … so inspiring! Quick Look coming soon :)
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Art Books and Art Tool Reviews, Sketching Sessions, lil Art Tips, Podcast Episodes and a bunch of other tings :)
• 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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” IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL, IT JUST HAS TO EXIST “
– Jake Parker
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“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”