Episode 237 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast
In this episode of the CMP, the lowdown on recent equipment failure (oh no!) and the total spiral it caused. The upshot is that I had to admit that there was no way, at all, that I could fathom not having a way to talk and tell these stories and unravel this creative journey via the Creativity Matters Podcast. It was a long few hours while I stewed about what to do. Mixers don’t grow on trees though, and I ultimately did what I had to do. Now I’m all discombobulated about a possible summer setup… one that would give me flexibility down the road… At least the immediate problem was solved! But the overall tenor of that weekend was one of feeling trapped (by being unable to record) and then feeling disenchanted (by the crush of all of us vying to be heard). And then I bounced. We bounce, and that is a good thing. The bounce keeps us upright and moving forward. Plus, I take a look at a book on drawing simple, but happy, people.
The Flow of Episode 237 (and relevant links):
- What happened when my equipment suddenly broke (after more than 10 years but with no warning)
- Reading Station Eleven (which I have now finished and absolutely loved)
- 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Morning Routine
- How to Bullet Journal (Ryder Caroll, overview video – it’s a great refresher and reaffirming to watch)
- Getting Things Done, Deep Work and Bullet Journals (Liz Steele)
- Illustration School: Let’s Draw Happy People (by Sachiko Umoto)
- Ed Emberley comes to mind
- Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice comes to mind
- Be inspired by Brunetti’s history of New Yorker covers
- Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor heavily references Brunetti’s work (it’s required reading in the class)
- Index-Card-a-Day Challenge – my overview/roundup
- Index-Card-a-Day Challenge in Episode 238
- Index-Card-a-Day Challenge info and signup at Daisy Yellow
- Guitar music: Nicholai Heidlas on SoundCloud
- Music: Josh Woodward – “I’m Letting Go”
- Creativity Matters Group at Facebook
- Patreon page – Please consider supporting the Creativity Matters Podcast. Is the show worth $1 a month?
- Leave a review at Apple Podcasts!