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Episode 182: Creamer

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In 182, final thoughts on #justonemug, Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast, When David Lost His Voice, and more, lots more.

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5 thoughts on “Episode 182: Creamer

  1. great to hear your podcast and many thanks for your mug challenge which helped me through a drawing slump-

  2. Please don’t tell me CoffeeMate is the answer. You never said what works with your new diet (I love half and half), so please let it not be CoffeeMate!

    I remembered that you were the one who introduced me to Danny Gregory! I love his work and don’t read enough of it. I remember carrying Creative License around in my briefcase and reading it on BART, adding sketches and notes into my journal as I read. You also showed me the power of being inspired by the world around me. That has changed me in profound ways. You are quite the inspiration and I appreciate that!

    Regarding dieting/lifestyle changes: I think I would add to your list that tomorrow is a new day. If today doesn’t work in quite the way you expected, when you wake up tomorrow there will be a clean slate.

    Keeping a list of books is very important to me. I use Goodreads and try to write what I think about the book in a meaningful way *for me*. This helps ground me in my life. I can peg events and feelings to what I read if I know the title. I also have a straight list in my journal of titles and authors I have read. Sometimes I will write about the book in my journal, especially if I have something mean to say about it. I don’t want to put anymore nastiness out into the universe, but I also don’t want to keep it inside and the journal is a good place to dump. I also use Goodreads to keep track of books I hear about and want to read. I don’t always get to them, but at least I have some note somewhere of them. When I add them I made a note of where I heard about the book to help ground me with the book in time and space.

    Have you heard of Valerie Godwin’s quilt map book? I thought of that more than once as you mention your visual map episode notes. Perhaps taking a look at that book will encourage you further. The other thing I thought of is doing visual maps by topic rather than by episode, then you can work on a topic until it is done on its own page or two, then check it off and move on. Just a thought….

    1. No! Not Coffee Mate! What I found and love is an unsweetened almond milk creamer by Califia Farms. Valerie Goodwin’s book is wonderful. I have talked about her many times in map-oriented shows. Her work is simply amazing.

    2. I thought I had replied to this one last month… because I thought I had allayed your fears about the creamer :) What I have found that meets the needs I have now, is Califia Farms, Unsweetened Almondmilk Creamer. It is a bit difficult to find the unsweetened one. Luckily, somewhere near me has it. I am a HUGE fan of Valerie Godwin’s work, and I have talked about her map quilts many times in the past.

      I totally hear you on the way you are using Goodreads and tracking.

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