In Episode 226: stories about our childhood and creative origins, and a book about William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
In Episode 225 of the CMP, the creative journey continues with confirmation of the flamingo, a coyote, a coffee, discussion of age-old questions like “If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book (or 10) would you want with you,” and a close-up look at a journal from artist Sabrina Ward Harrison. I love this journal as a collected look at her art as well as an inspiring workbook someone could inhabit and “fill in.” I have talked about Sabrina Ward Harrison’s books in previous CMP shows (long, long ago), and it was incredibly inspiring and exciting to look at this book with fresh eyes and in the context of “now.”
A random plastic flamingo sighting, thoughts on the creative journey as horizontal wall climbing exercise, and a book about poetry for all ages.
Thoughts on fountain pen inks, the mind-boggling amount of time it takes to run through a cartridge, the allure of a crazy green ink that may be my next fill, great resources for fountain pen inks and content, and tracking and documentation projects. Plus, a book on embroidery and one on mindfulness.
Curtains, alarms, Mad World lyrics, data logging and tracking, the difficulty of turning a practice into a habit, a postcard prompt from Tammy of Daisy Yellow, and a great book from Keri Smith.
Thoughts on seeing, on the baseline parameters and “tried and true” contours that help us understand who we are, on wearing black, and on really funky, Steampunk-inspired goggles… and the value of using some other kind of lens to help you see beyond what you already know and believe.
A “documentation” project for February, just a toe in the water to do some more deliberate tracking of personal data… and at the end of it… to explore the process of visualizing that data and turning it into something creative. For the most part, I plan to track creative-oriented data… data that will help me see larger patterns in my day to day, creative energies, and creative journey.
An opening look at tips, tricks, and techniques for using Evernote to maximize and organize your creative life.
The importance of freeform journaling (freewriting) in helping make sense of a restless brain. Plus, a weaving-themed storybook biography of an artist.
Inspired by the “idea” of the 3191 Miles Apart projects, thoughts on the importance of creative friends, people with whom you can share daily creative work without explanation or justification. What did you draw/make/write/create today?
Another library trip, unexpected smells, noises, and a pig in a window. Follow along for thoughts on this year, my plan, the ways in which I am plotting a creative path through 2017.
Listening to podcasts… and thinking about the choices we make.
Thoughts on choosing a fresh blank for Day One and a nuts-and-bolts list of steps you can take to customize and personalize your new or current blank book, sketchbook, or journal.
Meandering thoughts on words of and for the year, the process of looking back, taking stock, and wrapping up the year that was and using that data/information to move into the new year.
Sit, knit, draw, sip a cup of tea while you listen to this simple classic about becoming “real.”
Favorite things… mostly basic tools that come to the surface when I think through what I use day to day and most often.
Finding renewed inspiration and “mojo” once the ornaments are up, plus a few projects and workshops for you to consider for the coming new year.
Tune in for a long and rambling retelling of a trip to get donuts and questions of who, what, where, why, when, and how. Plus, Tammy describes her Groovy Grunge workshop.
A book on Wayne Thiebaud and thoughts on projects (and processes) that are similar… but different.
Two new fosters for Thanksgiving, continuing with the November “gratitude” creative project, and a wonderful book to read aloud.