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Journal (405)

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Episode 405: Journal

Episode 405 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — some work in an illustrated journal as part of a short timed draw along on a Sunday morning

In this episode of the CMP, a short draw-along — 15 minutes. I was working in an illustrated journal, and in talking about the other things on the page and struggling to get the lines right for an odd cartoon-style scene, I didn’t make it very far in fifteen minutes! I hope you get farther with your own drawing while you listen.

For footholds later…. this show contains discussion of the bag and patches (and the Sktchy inspiration muse that has the fantastic, awesome, uber-cool jacket covered in patches – indulge your whimsy!) as well as talk about whether or not a drawing or piece of art is done. This conversation started because I’m at an impasse with a show I wanted to record a month ago, but when I look at my notes, I’m not quite done – and somehow I can’t seem to find the focus or mental headspace to finish. I parlayed this into talking about the stages of art and the point at which it “could be” done…. and then going on to do the next step. It could make it better and be exactly right, or it could be a step too far. (I deleted a lot of this discussion.)

This is one of those shows that got cut and cut and cut. Always an experiment. Always some degree of self-doubt after I record, and that gets worse if I don’t get the show edited and out in a day or so. The draw along is here though, and that’s what counts. I think that’s what counts right now…. drawing together and just comfortably chatting while we do so.

I hope you find some draw-time while listening or at some point in your day.


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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!)

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