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S2 Ep 2: How does creativity impact our health?

What is the link between wellness and creativity?

There are so many health benefits to being consciously creative, not the least of which is healing – both mentally and physically. For some, COVID shone a spotlight on the healing benefits of creativity. Many creatives have turned to creating in times of stress and know the true impact of creativity from personal or community experiences. In this episode, we discuss some of the research behind leading a more creative life and its impact on our well-being.

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S2 Ep 1: What We Did On Our (Creative) Summer Vacation

What did you create this summer?

We’ve missed you! We’ve missed each other. We begin Season 2 by catching up just like we did as kids in September by asking “What did you do on your summer vacation?”  What was easy? What was harder? Were you able to connect with other creatives? Join us we launch Season 2!

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Episode 017: Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”

How can this program open up creativity and process?

This book has been a major influence in our creative journeys and we wanted to share it with you, both the book and the journey. We talk about how this book changed us creatively and some of the concepts and core truths that stand out for us. 

We’d love to hear from you, too. Leave us a message and share your experience with The Artist’s Way or tell us about another book that had a major impact on you.

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Episode 016: How can we use metaphor to better understand our creative practice?

First, what is metaphor?

In this episode we look at creativity and process through the lens of metaphor. Using quotations, we explore how metaphor can enrich our creative process and projects looking at some big questions. How can metaphors inspire how we create? How can artists and writers use metaphor to make something new? Metaphor can help us to go deeper and understand our own creative process in simple but powerful ways. You’ll even hear a few “aha’s” that Aprille and Jessica experience as they discuss this topic. 

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Episode 015: How can we use the power of story?

What can we learn from Pixar?

What people, places, arts, and things inspire you? What is the magic that happens when we let it How can we use story and story structure in our arts? In this episode we explore this big question by looking at through the lens of Pixar’s ‘rules’ for great storytelling. We realize that story connects to all aspects of our creativity during the process and in the product. Aprille shares how she uses story to inspire her artwork and Jessica shares how she uses story to prepare a song for performance.

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Creativity Profiles

Episode 013: Our Creative Genealogy

What can we learn from those who inspire us?

What can we learn from those who inspire us? Then what happens when we take it a step further by looking at who inspired them? Climb your creative family tree and see who’s hanging out in the branches. You might be surprised. In this episode, we explore this idea from Austin Kleon’s book ‘Steal Like an Artist.’ We talk about who inspires us and then who inspired them. This is an invitation for you to look at your own creative genealogy. 

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Episode 012: Steal Like an Artist

What can we learn from Austin Kleon?

We had so much fun talking about the ideas in Austin Kleon’s book ‘Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative.’ From our first impressions to a detailed discussion of each big idea, we ‘steal’ what we can to refine our creative processes. 

Warning: Don’t read this book unless you’re prepared to be inspired.

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Episode 011: What inspires your creativity?

Where do life and creativity meet?

What people, places, arts, and things inspire you? What is the magic that happens when we let it get personal? What are some examples of our work and what inspired it? Join us as we reflect on inspiration, the source of ideas, and creative process. Aprille reflects on a fabric piece she is working on that started as a test piece. Jessica reflects on writing and staging a play inspired by the women in her family. 

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