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Episode 49: Not Sunscreen

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~ a few words on birds eggs and nests – and being open to “seeing”
~ a photo of messy art in progress and I struggle to decide what colors to use
~ ATCs, tube watercolor, sunscreen, and a three year-old
~ hot air balloons in mine and in his
~ a monoprint auction item update and brief tutorial [for a few monoprint books, see here]
~ hand-carved stamps from erasers [see Ryan’s awesome set]
~ a couple of winning books from the red bag (Chrysanthemum and Joseph Had a Little Overcoat)
~ book list is coming (standard recommendations: The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to be the Artist You Truly Are, Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos and Altered Books, The Dot, Ish)
~ ATC update – June assignments will go out June 1
~ thematic creative prompt: The Silver Lining
~ a promo for Lain’s fabulous new podcastScrapHappy
~ and more… Plus, as always, great podsafe music. (Length: 45 min)

    Note: I talk about the birds – and the eggs – in this show and in last week’s show. After I got done recording the show, I went and got books out of the bag to read to the little one from my last trip to the library, and I pulled out An Egg Is Quiet. When we laid down and I opened it up, I discovered a wonderful and fantastic and sweet and beautiful book full of beautiful (and I mean seriously beautiful) renderings of all kinds of eggs in all shapes and sizes and colors and patterns. It’s fantastic! I wanted to run in, plug everything back up, and tell you all about it. But, I didn’t. Still, I wanted to mention the book. I think someone, one of you, actually mentioned this to me a while back, and I didn’t ever grab it. When I saw the title on the “new books” shelf the other day, I grabbed it because the title rang a bell. But I had no idea what it “was” and how perfect for the “focus” on birds’ eggs!

Featured Podsafe Music:
Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
For Tomorrow ~ Happy Song [PMN]
Paul Castle – Hold Out for Summer [PNM]

creative license Visual Chronicles Journal Revolution

an egg is quiet nature journal a trailthrough leaves a life in hand

joseph had a little overcoat chrysanthemum the dot ish

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4 thoughts on “Episode 49: Not Sunscreen

  1. As I was listening to the podcast, I kept waiting for you to mention _An Egg is Quiet_. It is one of my new favorites. In fact, I just talked it up to a colleague while standing in the hallway yesterday! Check out my blog for our family’s reaction to this beautiful book.

  2. so. the watercolors. i love them. dick blick? there is a physical store 20 minutes from my house. i spent the afternoon there today. loved that, too.
    creative liscense arrived on friday…i needed to read that. thnx for the rec.
    just thought i’d weigh in with a thnx CMP . you’re doing wonders for my creativity levels..and discovering art. . if not so much for my wallet!

  3. Great show again! Thanks so much for taking the time. I found some quotes I thought you’d like:
    “A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” unknown
    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams
    Looking forward to next week!

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