Episode 399 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — another draw along show
In this episode of the CMP, another field note-style draw along. As you’ve correctly guessed, we’re going to breeze through 400 with “draw along” shows. I’ve always enjoyed these casual shows in the past, but I always did them in the car. Drawing was harder to do. It’s often hot. Street noise is even more of an issue. So they were fun, but they never sucked me in the way this current set is doing. This quasi-field-note-style is really compelling, and it works fantastically with the current drawings I am doing for ICAD (Index-Card-a-Day) and with the summer/pandemic schedules. With everyone sleeping so much later, morning time is nice and quiet.
I think it might be a little too enjoyable, really. I now wake up and think, maybe I should do a “draw along” show…. with my first cup of coffee. That I don’t even have the coffee first seems really, really notable! I think what we’re really seeing is that I really like to draw with people — or draw while talking to people (even if they aren’t there in the moment).
Today…. a big reminder to be gentle with yourself and quiet that inner critic as much as you can. Draw because you love to draw. (Or paint because you love to paint. Or collage because you love to collage. You get the idea.)
I hope you grab your work in progress or a blank card or page for your “next” drawing and join me. Today’s show is about 30 minutes, with a 15 minute timed drawing in the middle. If you start drawing at the start, you’ve got close to a half-hour of solid draw time.
We are still in a pandemic
It can be easy to get weighed down by everything going on, by the anxiety and the uncertainty. But there are silver linings and gifts. I encourage you to look for them.
(The looking, in and of itself, offers a different mindset. You might find that the act of seeking and discovering helps shift your perspective in meaningful ways.)
Mentioned in this Episode (or Related)
- 50 Before 50
- Draw Along 1
- Draw Along 2
- Currently List
- Erasers (don’t leave home without ’em)
- Micron pens
- Preppy .02
- Thick white index cards
- Guitar music: Nicholai Heidlas on SoundCloud
- Creativity Matters Group at Facebook
- Patreon page
- oamyoamy at Instagram
- Try Creative Bug with the Living a More Creative Life: 30 Ways in 30 Days class
- Try Trello
- Buy me a Coffee with Ko-Fi
- Amazon wishlist
A note about Trello: I’m feeling really productive with my reading and my “To Read” list this year using Trello. I use Trello for other things, including tracking my 50 Before 50 list, but I am finding new book lover’s peace this year with Trello boards set up to help me keep track of books I want to read, Kindle books I snag on a deal, books I hear about in groups or on other podcasts, and then the books I actually am reading or listening to. If you haven’t tried Trello, you should! (It’s free!)