“busting creative myths, 2.0”

Aloha! Yep, I’m back from Hawaii feeling refreshed, and I’m excited to bust some more creative myths with my friend, and creative guru, Andy J. Pizza. Before we get to the myth-busting though, I am doing a bit of reading… off the top, I’m sharing an email I received from an artist and podcast listener named Sally Podmore re: the idea of “labeling” ourselves as one thing, and one thing only. Her email immediately reminded me of a chapter I wrote in one of my books, so I read that too! Grab yourself a coffee, or settle into the studio because it’s storytime! You can listen right up there under Andy and all of his magical friends, or subscribe to the podcast right here.

First up, a peek at Andy’s super inspiring class that he recently did with Skillshare…

 

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Gah! It’s all just so, so, so good. He’s one smart cookie, that Mr. Pizza.

So, last time Andy was on the podcast, we started a series called “Creative Myth Busters”! It was so much fun that we decided to keep it going…

Yep, we busted three myths on today’s episode, all of which were sent in by you guys: 1. “The only art worth making is the art that flows through you instantly”, 2. “You’re not legit if you’re self taught”, and 3. “Everything’s been said/done, so there’s no point in trying.” Ooof. Big ones. Okay, so what’s the best way to bust myths? Analogies! Here is one of the many we used, actually illustrated by Andy…

Ah, it’s funny cuz it’s true.

And finally, I’d like to leave you with this…

YES, let’s go do that! Thanks so much to Andy for busting more myths with me; thanks to art consultant Alissa Sexton for supporting the episode; and thanks to YOU for listening. There will be more ART FOR YOUR EAR next weekend. ps. I hope you’re about to start rewriting your labels the second this episode finishes!!! 

Other links:

  1. Alissa Sexton, Art Consultant : Website Services
  2. Andy’s Skillshare class
  3. Emily Henderson’s design Skillshare class
  4. Me at TEDx Nashville, March 20-21 I think I talked about this, right? If not, I should have! Tickets on sale now
  5. Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk book
  6. The list of 30 subjects for an Instagram/day challenge so you don’t even have to think of them yourself… ie., no excuses:
  1. water
  2. circle
  3. texture
  4. fly
  5. five
  6. new
  7. upside down
  8. horizon
  9. open
  10. vintage
  11. blue
  12. mirror
  13. cold
  14. lines
  15. noisy
  16. boat
  17. pattern
  18. fur
  19. bright
  20. sweetness
  21. balance
  22. cold yep, accidentally included it twice?!
  23. intersection
  24. peak
  25. grow
  26. red
  27. twins
  28. simple
  29. delicious
  30. twilight

Have fun!

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