I’m on the new episode of the Inspiration Place podcast.
I am on a new episode of the great podcast, The Savvy Painter.
I’ve had a bunch of ideas and projects simmering on the stovetop of my mind and, because most or all of them may never get out of the kitchen, I thought I’d serve them up here and see what you think.
Mike Lowery just sent me a little book he made and had printed (How to Keep a Travel Sketchbook ). I loved the book but was also curious about how he’d had it made which turned out to be a company called Scout https://scoutbooks.com/ that makes little books of a certain size and length, and the cuteness of these little books, essentially pocket-sized pamphlets with kraftboard covers, reminded me of the books I used to love to make as a kid and I badly wanted to make one again. A similar impulse happened when I came across the Newspaper Club, a company that prints small-run newspapers, and I was obsessed with the idea of making an issue or two, but which, like my fantasies of letterpressing and screenprinting, died under a bleak vision of exhausted cardboard boxfuls of unwanted printed matter stacked to the ceiling of Jack’s former bedroom, sort of like the warehouse scene at the end of Citizen Kane but more ramshackle and sad. Anyway, the idea of making my own little books has haunted me since I was six and the fact that you can make them more easily and more professionally than ever keeps that flame alive.Continue reading “How to dabble.”
This week I interview best-selling author Austin Kleon on the creative process.
Austin is one of my favorite writers and thinkers about the creative process. He is a poet, a collage artist, a blogger, an author, a diarist, and a writer who draws.
Mentioned in this episode:
- Our new kourse, Watercolor Rules! and how to break them New kourse at Sketchbook Skool
- SketchKon Our first ever drawing, painting and creativity convention. Pasadena, 11/2-4
- Restaurant only accepts reservation requests via postcard. Article and video.
- Steal Like an Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative
- Show Your Work: 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered
COMPLETE EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Continue reading “Podcast 11: Austin Kleon”
Please listen and let me know what you think. And please subscribe on your favorite podcast app so I may gall you further in the weeks ahead.
This week on art for all, I am bringing in an expert to discuss one of the most powerful productivity tools in the creative’s arsenal. How to give yourself assignments to focus your work, improve your skills, and really move things along.
Roz Stendahl is an old pal of mine and a teacher at Sketchbook Skool since Day One. She is a real treasure, full of knowledge on drawing, painting. bookbinding, and life.
If you haven’t yet, please subscribe to art for all on your favorite podcasting app.
- Sketchbook Skool.
- Beginning: the kourse.
- Coupon code for a discount on Beginning: ARTFORALL
- Roz at Sketchbook Skool
- Roz’s blog.
EPISODE TRANSCRIPT: Continue reading “Podcast 04: How projects can kickstart your creativity”
Amazingly, there are so many wonderful creative people who make all sorts of amazing things — but are afraid to draw.
In this week’s episode of my new podcast, art for all, I tell the story of one and how he overcame his fear.
You can listen to it here but please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
Episode transcript: Continue reading “Podcast 03: The artist who couldn’t…”