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Episode 237: Bounce

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 CMP Episode 237: Bounce
Above: one of my nightly drawings (based on a photo at Sktchy) and a glimpse of the Let’s Draw Happy People (mentioned in this show) book.

Episode 237 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast

In this episode of the CMP, the lowdown on recent equipment failure (oh no!) and the total spiral it caused. The upshot is that I had to admit that there was no way, at all, that I could fathom not having a way to talk and tell these stories and unravel this creative journey via the Creativity Matters Podcast. It was a long few hours while I stewed about what to do. Mixers don’t grow on trees though, and I ultimately did what I had to do. Now I’m all discombobulated about a possible summer setup… one that would give me flexibility down the road… At least the immediate problem was solved! But the overall tenor of that weekend was one of feeling trapped (by being unable to record) and then feeling disenchanted (by the crush of all of us vying to be heard). And then I bounced. We bounce, and that is a good thing. The bounce keeps us upright and moving forward. Plus, I take a look at a book on drawing simple, but happy, people.

“This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea, and there neither dive nor swim nor float, but only dabble and splash, careful not to get out of my depth and holding on to the lifeline which connects me with my things temporal. ~C. S. Lewis – A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works

The Flow of Episode 237 (and relevant links):

“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~Diane Setterfield “
Note: links provided to books, tools, and other resources on the Creativity Matters Podcast website may be affiliate links for which the podcast would make a (very) small amount of money if the item was purchased. The Creativity Matters Podcast is an affiliate. Links are provided for convenience to help you find/see/explore the books, tools, and resources I talk about. Using the library, when possible, is always my first recommendation for reviewing books firsthand.

2 thoughts on “Episode 237: Bounce

  1. Such a good show with a range of listening tidbits to savor. I loved the narrative of your ‘bounce’…so perfectly described that anyone listening could relate to that moment. The flow from one to the next thought was seamless. Thank you for taking me along and sharing these moments with all of us.

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