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Episode 188: The Noisy Paintbox

Amy Books | Creative Journey | Podcast

Preparations for ICAD, waffling about whether to use color or not to use color, thinking through the stuffed animal theme and whether or not it is even possible as a theme, and two storybooks about artists.

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5 thoughts on “Episode 188: The Noisy Paintbox

  1. I am guessing that you are off on your vacation already, but I had two thoughts about trying to prepare:
    1. set up a supply of art supplies at your mom’s. If you go there every year, perhaps you could store a crate of paints, chalk, fabric so you don’t have to haul it back and forth every year?
    2. Take one medium and have your theme be working with that medium.

    I was very concerned when I heard you say that there was pressure from the other people in the ICAD group. Please just do these challenges for yourself – to improve your work in some way. If you compare yourself to others all the time, you won’t do anything, show anything. Just do what you do an revel in what **you** have done. Who cares what anyone else has done? Your responses are about YOU.
    More later!

    1. Thanks, Jaye. Great suggestions. Don’t worry, I just talk out loud about things, knowing these kinds of struggles and concerns have resonance for others as well, even if not exactly the same.

  2. I am guessing that you are off on your vacation already, but I had two thoughts about trying to prepare:
    1. set up a supply of art supplies at your mom’s. If you go there every year, perhaps you could store a crate of paints, chalk, fabric so you don’t have to haul it back and forth every year?
    2. Take one medium and have your theme be working with that medium.

    I was very concerned when I heard you say that there was pressure from the other people in the ICAD group. Please just do these challenges for yourself – to improve your work in some way. If you compare yourself to others all the time, you won’t do anything, show anything. Just do what you do an revel in what **you** have done. Who cares what anyone else has done? Your responses are about YOU.

    I came back a few days later to finish listening. Life, you know.

    I think the problems you were having with the watercolor may have been the paper. Index cards aren’t the best quality paper. What about Inktense pencils, to which you can add water and make them more watercolory?

    I am constantly amazed at how much you do.

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