Creative Drive Podcast #25: When Pretty Plans Break.

Hi folks!

I didn’t get to come home for lunch today so this episode had to happen on the go! This is Take 2 of a conversation with myself about patience, as the plans are reinvented.

It was a pretty long day, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Much love,

j

Are you a working class creative? I’d love to know how you make creativity work with a dayjob!

CD24 – Two Steps to Start Making Art + Courage to Share Your Creativity

Some stream of consciousness musings and conclusions:

Step 1. Produce and create unashamedly. Step 2. Collaboration fuels and accelerates creative improvement.

I’d also like to share an anecdote about talented friends bailing out my art. It happens.

Have you ever had a project completely transform for the better through tough collaboration? I would love to hear your story. Let me know here: https://idlewy.blog/you/

Much love,

j

CD21 – 10 minute creativity: can you make art like that?

Status report. Health stuff. And what happens after you prioritize.

After several weeks of bullet journaling, I am seeing some changes for the better. But here’s the question: Can I use my ten-minute breaks to get my creative fill for the day? I’ve been working on that this week! Also, here’s the dilemma: Is it possible to be rewarded by the short term if the long term is lacking? Can a short term strategy help consolidate and focus your creativity toward the things that matter?

If you’re a creative with a dayjob, come see if this can work for you!

Make art. Make haste.

j

If you’re a creative with a dayjob, I’d love to know how you’re balancing work/life/creativity!

CD20 – The Pendulum of Responsibility & Projects with Purpose

Here we go, podcast day!

On this lunchtime podcast recording, I go over the recent surprises that responsibility throws at you, Lucky for us, that work/life pendulum swings just right for us to make the push for creativity. There is time to be fulfilled, there is time for art.

This status report is an overview of what I’m up to, and how I intend to use my upcoming short-form projects to provide avenues for creative collaboration in my community. A bunch of theories on the verge of practical application. Come along!

Much love,

j

CD19 – An Anecdote about Fatherhood, Handing Down Creativity, and Status Report

You don’t know how much you keep from people until you start speaking clearly and honestly, out in the open. Podcasting is teaching me to reach out and communicate the way I have always wanted to do. Listening back to this episode I recorded prior to the holiday, I saw myself turning a corner.

  • I wanted to share with you the moment I knew I would be an artist, like my dad.
  • I wanted to share with you my thoughts on handing down creativity to our children, like an inheritance.
  • I want to share with you some things I’ve been up to creatively, and what’s around the riverbend (without the Disney Princess song and dance, or maybe there will be a song and dance: I was a theater major, after all…).

This was another breakthrough episode for me and the cats during lunchtime podcasting. I hope you enjoy it.

Much love,

j

CD18 – My Creative Streamlining Begins, My Cats, and Acceptance

Thursday Lunch is for Podcasting! What’s working so far!

Some things that are working in my quest to be a better working-class creative, and how I was able to make progress on short-form content. Priorities, priorities, priorities.

Learning to be upfront about where I’m falling short, and seeing results from Bullet Journaling.

And noisy cats that I love so much. Make art, make haste.

j