Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)

Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)

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Stories of making art in the margins, tracking inspiration, embracing the creative journey, and more.
266 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 21 • 26 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 266: a bit of an Inktober update… and an experiment in drawing together (or at least drawing the same thing as someone else). Show notes for Episode 266 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference…
265: Inktober Week 1 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 9 • 38 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 265: Inktober week 1… how things are going, what to remember, and how to stay in the game… see it through. Show notes for Episode 259 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
264: Quadrant Diary - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 7 • 26 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 264: Birds, seeing, and the quadranted diary format from Lynda Barry in Syllabus. Show notes for Episode 259 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
261: Sketchnote Selfie - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 1 • 32 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 261: More on friendship and virtual connections, creative journey, and a sketchnote selfie challenge for everyone!. Show notes for Episode 261 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this…
263: Inktober Shift - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 30 • 26 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 263: Getting in gear for Inktober’s October drawing challenge with a few drawings to ramp up and thinking about Inktober and the shift from ballpoint drawings back to black ink and fountain pen. Show notes for Episode…
260: Friendship - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 26 • 43 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 260: friendship, virtual and real-world connection, drawing, and listening to interviews with Maria Kalman. Show notes for Episode 260 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
262: Inktober - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 25 • 33 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 262: Inktober is a daily drawing challenge in October. You should do it! In this episode, a brief look at Inktober 2016 and suggestions for you as you think about doing this year’s Inktober. Show notes for Episode 260…
259: Dear Diary - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 17 • 55 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 259: diaries, journals, sketchnotes, and a graphic novel diary project and related prompt. No purple fuzzy lock-and-key diaries here, just lots of bold black and white paneled goodness and a determination to lock things…
254: Sketchnote Handbook - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 11 • 45 min
A Field Note-style Flipthrough! In this episode of the CMP, a hands-on flip through of the Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde (talked about in Episode 251: Sketchnote). This show is definitely a follow-up to the previous episode on the concept of…
258: Is it Done - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 8 • 64 min
Is it Done? No matter what kind of art you make, you have to decide at what point things are done. Shifting to WIP mentality has really brought this question to the forefront. Plus, a look at work created in August and how they are and are not fitting.…
257: Red Sun - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 5 • 50 min
Episode 257: Red Sun
256: Snoop - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 29 • 24 min
Talk about who you want to be, personal change, and a dog log finally comes into focus.
255: Setting Goals - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 28 • 50 min
Setting goals for September, reflecting on August goals, and plenty of talk about trackers and creative you.
253: Back to School (Field Note) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 22 • 28 min
Field Note-style show… Sunday coffee and some back-to-school supplies talk.
252: Doodle (Field Note) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 22 • 32 min
Episode 252: Doodle
251: Sketchnote - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 15 • 69 min
Episode 251: Sketchnote. Visual notes, doodles, stick figures, graphic novels… it all comes together on the page and in the “format” of sketchnotes.
250: Daily (WIP) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 7 • 52 min
Thoughts on “daily” and how the concept varies for each of us and affects how we view beginnings, endings, and transitions to something new. Plus, #WIP.
249: Bazooka Joe and Setting and Sharing Creative Goals - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 28 • 59 min
Episode 249: Personality profiles, Bazooka Joe bubblegum throwback, the “taking your to-dos and goals public” mindset, and creative goal setting for August.
248: Then and Now - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 25 • 62 min
A look back at an old episode of the CMP, thoughts on visual show notes, my current series of ballpoint women, and a book on pen and ink with a focus on process.
247: Field Note 1 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 20 • 35 min
Episode 247: a virtual, creative coffee date. Sit with me as I finish shading one of my drawings in the car. What will you work on while you listen?
246: Quotidian - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 17 • 50 min
Episode 246: Quotidian moments. Succulents in the morning light, ballpoint series, drawing family members, searching for creative community, and Page by Paige, a fantastic graphic novel about a young, coming-of-age, artist.
245: Thanks, Mom - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 11 • 34 min
Episode 245 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: rebounding after a creative trip home, in-flight drawing, portraits, index cards, rainbow hair, and more!
244: Love What You Do - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 2 • 34 min
Episode 244 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: daily challenges are different than works created over time, plus, a reminder to love what you do!
243: Take It or Leave It - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 5 • 30 min
In Episode 243 of the Creativity Matters Podcast, tune in as I reflect on the process of preparing to travel and deciding what art and creative tools to take. It is never easy for me.
242: More Ballpoint - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 31 • 53 min
Episode 242: More Ballpoint
241: Ballpoint - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 29 • 44 min
Episode 241: Ballpoint
240: Considering Copic - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 24 • 39 min
Episode 240: Copic markers, ballpoint pen, and non-wandering
239: Sweet Spot - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 22 • 35 min
Episode 239: Sweet Spot
237: Bounce - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 17 • 38 min
Episode 237: Bounce
238: Goat (or Unicorn) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 14 • 46 min
Episode 238: Goat
236 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 11 • 27 min
Episode 236 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast
235 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 8 • 27 min
Episode 235 of the Creativity Matters Podcast. Watching Jane Eyre, filling an empty nest Saturday, sketching, and a book by Melissa Sweet.
227: Circles - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 28 • 29 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 227 - musings on life balance and creative time and energy, plus a look at a book illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
234: Syncopation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 25 • 37 min
Episode 234 of the Creativity Matters Podcast - Syncopation. Talk about the creative journey, listening to podcasts, lists, and a verse novel by Sharon Creech.
233 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 21 • 16 min
In Episode 233 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast… an impromptu discussion with a young artist, daily drawing, the Sktchy app, and more.
232: Wander - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 17 • 42 min
CMP Episode 232 - word of the year, a book on wandering, a deep-dive into a Keri Smith book on the Wander Society, and more creative talk and philosophy.
231: Listy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 8 • 36 min
A story of a random finding in the library and an update on the first week of the CMP List Challenge.
230: People - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 4 • 42 min
A focus on drawing people, using the Sktchy app, and a fantastic and inspiring book for anyone curious about drawing people or portraits.
229: Catchup - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 28 • 29 min
Some catchup and backfilling… random creative resources and findings to inspire you… a new-to-me podcast for readers to love, and a book for kids on Louis Braille.
228: Brain Dump - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 27 • 34 min
Get all those thoughts in your head under control by making a brain dump list. Plus, outliner apps, a rogue mind mapping app, a bit of creative angst, and more.
226: As a Child - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 28 • 28 min
In Episode 226: stories about our childhood and creative origins, and a book about William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
225: Surfaces - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 26 • 34 min
In Episode 225 of the CMP, the creative journey continues with confirmation of the flamingo, a coyote, a coffee, discussion of age-old questions like “If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book (or 10) would you want with you,
224: Flamingos and Footholds - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 21 • 23 min
A random plastic flamingo sighting, thoughts on the creative journey as horizontal wall climbing exercise, and a book about poetry for all ages.
223: Catfish Green - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 16 • 43 min
Thoughts on fountain pen inks, the mind-boggling amount of time it takes to run through a cartridge, the allure of a crazy green ink that may be my next fill, great resources for fountain pen inks and content, and tracking and documentation projects.
222: Curtains - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 14 • 36 min
Curtains, alarms, Mad World lyrics, data logging and tracking, the difficulty of turning a practice into a habit, a postcard prompt from Tammy of Daisy Yellow, and a great book from Keri Smith.
221: Goggles - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 6 • 29 min
Thoughts on seeing, on the baseline parameters and “tried and true” contours that help us understand who we are, on wearing black, and on really funky, Steampunk-inspired goggles… and the value of using some other kind of lens to help you see beyond …
220: Dabbling in Documentation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 1 • 36 min
A “documentation” project for February, just a toe in the water to do some more deliberate tracking of personal data… and at the end of it… to explore the process of visualizing that data and turning it into something creative. For the most part,
219: Evernote for Creative Types - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 31 • 25 min
An opening look at tips, tricks, and techniques for using Evernote to maximize and organize your creative life.
218: Spilltide - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 29 • 37 min
The importance of freeform journaling (freewriting) in helping make sense of a restless brain. Plus, a weaving-themed storybook biography of an artist.
217: Between Friends - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 25 • 38 min
Inspired by the “idea” of the 3191 Miles Apart projects, thoughts on the importance of creative friends, people with whom you can share daily creative work without explanation or justification. What did you draw/make/write/create today?
216: Branch - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 22 • 26 min
Another library trip, unexpected smells, noises, and a pig in a window. Follow along for thoughts on this year, my plan, the ways in which I am plotting a creative path through 2017.
215: A Too Much Day - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 16 • 28 min
Listening to podcasts… and thinking about the choices we make.
214: New Year, New Book - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 13 • 37 min
Thoughts on choosing a fresh blank for Day One and a nuts-and-bolts list of steps you can take to customize and personalize your new or current blank book, sketchbook, or journal.
213: By the Numbers - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 8 • 66 min
Meandering thoughts on words of and for the year, the process of looking back, taking stock, and wrapping up the year that was and using that data/information to move into the new year.
212: The Velveteen Rabbit - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 21, 2016 • 28 min
Sit, knit, draw, sip a cup of tea while you listen to this simple classic about becoming “real.”
211: Favorite Things - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 17, 2016 • 45 min
Favorite things… mostly basic tools that come to the surface when I think through what I use day to day and most often.
210: Mojo - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 15, 2016 • 36 min
Finding renewed inspiration and “mojo” once the ornaments are up, plus a few projects and workshops for you to consider for the coming new year.
209: Winterfest - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 11, 2016 • 43 min
Tune in for a long and rambling retelling of a trip to get donuts and questions of who, what, where, why, when, and how. Plus, Tammy describes her Groovy Grunge workshop.
208: Almost the Same - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 4, 2016 • 31 min
A book on Wayne Thiebaud and thoughts on projects (and processes) that are similar… but different.
207: Snow White and Bamboo - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 26, 2016 • 41 min
Two new fosters for Thanksgiving, continuing with the November “gratitude” creative project, and a wonderful book to read aloud.
206: It’s a Noun - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 20, 2016 • 37 min
Mid-November check-in and thoughts on the Gratitude project as a creative project.
205: Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 29, 2016 • 36 min
Thoughts on a freeform, month-long November project centered around gratitude.
204: Mid-October - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 22, 2016 • 14 min
A super short check-in show… October, #Inktober, daily drawings…
203: Bon Appetit - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 20, 2016 • 27 min
A cookie, a crumpled wrapper, a series, a book about Julia Child, food art, and more. Prompt at the end.
202: Inktober - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 10, 2016 • 19 min
An off-the-cuff look at Inktober, a daily challenge in October. You should!
201: A to Z and Back Again - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 25, 2016 • 40 min
Memory, a freak fish tale, e.e. cummings for young readers, and two A to Z books you will want to check out from Maira Kalman.
200: Layers - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 18, 2016 • 36 min
Celebrating Episode 200 with layers, collage, and a couple of inspiring collage books/artists.
199: Griffin and Sabine, Again - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 10, 2016 • 18 min
Re-reading Griffin and Sabine. Their correspondence never gets old. Collage, multimedia, postage stamps, Nick Bantock, a Dina Wakley video, and more. Plus, a prompt for your own creative spirit that ties in with the Griffin and Sabine correspondence.
198: Art Journal Inspiration - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 30, 2016 • 27 min
Two books this week, a powerful pair of art journal inspiration titles from Dina Wakley.
197: The Moments within the Moments - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 25, 2016 • 21 min
A look at Maira Kalman, an inspiring writer and illustrator… and Beloved Dog.
196: Inspiration Book - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 16, 2016 • 27 min
Clip, tear, and glue your way to your own, creative reference and inspiration book.
195: Finding Photos - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 12, 2016 • 39 min
Finding photos, taking photos, and creating a reference book of photos or magazine clippings.
194: Color Code - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 7, 2016 • 19 min
A beautiful and inspiring color-coding project by Carrie Baldouf. Traipsing through Infinite Jest (and now Gravity’s Rainbow) with an eye towards color.
193: First Lines - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 2, 2016 • 18 min
Talking about first lines, blank pages, titles, first words, the creative process, and more. This one is for writers and non-writers and artists of all varieties.
192: Theme Song - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 24, 2016 • 18 min
Lyrics, language, theme songs, playlists, and a double-headed listening (and recording) prompt!
191: Bio - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 18, 2016
Thoughts on writing bios and introductions, the big question, “Am I still creative,” a bio 4 ways prompt, and a book of craft activities for kids.
190: IF - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 5, 2016 • 42 min
A poetry refresher, “Where I’m From” poems, and an inspiring book on mapmaking.
189: Raven - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 31, 2016 • 39 min
A raven on the street, thoughts on morning processes and late-night drawings, managing your creative time and routine. Plus, a guest visit from Tammy of Daisy Yellow about doing the Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) challenge.
188: The Noisy Paintbox - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 29, 2016 • 47 min
Preparations for ICAD, to use color or not to use color, thinking through the stuffed animal theme, and two storybooks about artists.
187: One Sentence - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 25, 2016 • 31 min
One-sentence journal, one-staple collage (a la Daisy Yellow), school dropoff/pickup conversations, inspiring podcasts, and more.
186: For the Love of Midori - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 23, 2016 • 52 min
Dive into the world of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook (MTN) system—the ultimate, flexible system for people who love notebooks.
185: Tracking Teddy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 19, 2016 • 32 min
A trip down memory lane, our own ability to narrate our pasts, and a book of teddy bear photos.
184: Idea Books - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 7, 2016 • 28 min
High school art show, drawing from life, and two book reviews: Art Lab for Kids and Journal It!
183: It Matters - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 3, 2016 • 42 min
A random comment about my journals leads to a philosophical quandry. Does it matter?
182: Creamer - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 13, 2016 • 49 min
In 182, final thoughts on #justonemug, Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast, When David Lost His Voice, and more, lots more.
181: Flip-Through - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 19, 2016 • 42 min
Grab your coffee or tea, your sketchbook and pen or knitting, and settle in… this one is on the longer side — but this discussion of doing your own flip-throughs… is important.
180: A Planter - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 11, 2016 • 26 min
Back with another short show. Cleaning the cup cabinet.
179: Cup Board (B) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 6, 2016 • 20 min
Version B… same as version A of Episode 179: Cup Board, but different.
179: Cup Board (A) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 6, 2016 • 14 min
Continuing with the cup a day theme, a story about a cup board from my childhood, and encouragement to join in with this challenge. You only need one cup, not dozens…. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (or whatever), your sketchbook, a pen…
178: Just One Cup - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 1, 2016 • 15 min
A challenge for the month (or whenever you join us)… in words, in line, in thread… a simple challenge to help us make time each day for our creative selves.
177: What You See - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 29, 2016 • 15 min
The first in a new series of short episodes, looser in feel, but the same spirit an energy of the CMP. This is the grown up version of the CMP. - Challenge: Try the daily journal page described, inspired by Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: Notes from an Accide…
176: Personal Big Data - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 27, 2015 • 51 min
In Episode 176: personal big data, an amazing personal data postcard project, charming books on engineering and girls to read aloud, a great cookbook full of muffins, a prompt from Tammy of Daisy Yellow, and more creative talk.
175: Finding My Way - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 12, 2015 • 34 min
My focus this week is not on the blog, on the show notes, on getting everything cleaned up and dusted off. There is a LOT to do. I could have made a big production of these steps and launched a real “rebirth” of the show …
174: Day by Day - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 24, 2013 • 59 min
A birthday podcast and thoughts on going “daily” in May. Plus, duct tape, Danny Gregory’s podcast (from a while back), book reviews, and more. - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Today ~ Amy Dalley
173: Wonder and Whimsy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 1, 2013 • 47 min
Wonder, whimsy, floor plans, a few creative nudges, a “map” quilt that doesn’t know where it is headed, and more. This one is very loosely strung together! Wonder Artists sketch floorplan of Friends apartments and other famous TV shows
172: A Morning Poem - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 4, 2013 • 41 min
Random thoughts on mornings, “Warning to the Children” by Robert Graves, blue jeans planters, a white on white painting, and more. Prompt: boxes. - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
171: Five Minutes and an Island - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 3, 2013 • 47 min
Catching up on a year started and a year gone buy. - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] David Alter ~ Live for Today [Ariel Publicity] Jennifer Richman ~ Home Inside [Ariel Publicity]
170: At the Beach - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 20, 2012 • 37 min
~ Heart rocks at the beach, sea glass, and perspective and perception - ~ Heart rocks @ Kelly Rae Roberts - ~ DIY Stone Photo Holders at PhotoJojo - ~ Gennine’s painted rocks [1 | 2] - ~ San Francisco Library: In Its Own Words by Wendy MacNaughton …
169: Vignettes - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 11, 2012 • 49 min
It’s taken more than a week since recording to edit and push this live. Much changes in a week! Even so, here it is, 169, and the first of 2012. Gonna get faster. As I type in these show notes, knowing I’ll have to come back later and fill in what’s mi…
168: A Story - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 21, 2011 • 33 min
(Photo from 2010.) - In Episode 168: - ~ 2011 draws to a close ~ a story for the holidays, and preparing for a new year (and a new “word” for 2012) ~ Length: 34 min - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
167: Half-Baked - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 10, 2011 • 34 min
~ random food thoughts after finishing The School of Essential Ingredients, food titles, illustrated recipes and pulling together recipe collections, and more ~ Length: 34 min - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [P…
166: Buckets - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 25, 2011 • 38 min
~ mosaic stairs, mosaics and stairways in the city, projects for beginning with mosaics, trying a few new coffee shops, lists and map overlays - ways to explore ~ A Guide to Mosaic Sites: San Francisco ~ More Mosaic Sites in San Francisco (with Hux…
165: Tea for One - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 19, 2011 • 42 min
~ folding cranes, a special morning of tea for one, drawing in public, knitting in public, and more ~ Length: 42 min - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Joshua Kadison ~ Illuminated Soul [PMN]
164: From June to June - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 23, 2011 • 66 min
~ thoughts on year projects and finishing the ‘41’ quilt (a symbolic year project)… ~ musings on process and aesthetic… ~ mosaics… ~ a pocket park and a glittering serpent… ~ and more ~ plus lots of podsafe music ~ Length: 1 hr, 6 min
163: A Hike - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 24, 2011 • 34 min
~ a hike (or two), thoughts on getting and being lost and exploring the unknown, and more. ~ Length: 34 min, 21 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] - Charlotte Sabina ~ Green [Ariel Publicity] -
162: Windows - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 10, 2011 • 30 min
~ buying glasses ~ Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers ~ windows ~ stories of all sizes, channeling times, a depressing read,
161: Piles - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 14, 2011 • 43 min
~ thoughts on piles, 52 or one a month or one a week… or disciplined approaches to making art… Life is a Verb… Drawing Lab… and more. ~ Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally
160: Binding - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 25, 2011 • 40 min
~ holiday recap, finishing two boy quilts, projects for a year, year-end (and year-start) traditions, circle vest, linen stitch scarf, and more ~ Length: 40 min, 55 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] De…
159: Year End - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 23, 2010 • 35 min
~ a few thoughts on going ‘daily’ in December, words of thanks, and podsafe holiday music. ~ Length: 35 min, 48 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Gilli Moon ~ Merry Xmas My LoveJanyse ~ Blessed is This…
158: Tangled - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 15, 2010 • 54 min
~ pre-holiday thoughts, Zentangling, the story of a goldfinch and a chicken, doodling, and more ~ official Zentangle site ~ Zentangle “Getting Started” kit ~ Sandy’s BEEZ in the Belfry Blog ~ TanglePatterns.com ~ Length: 54 min, 18 sec -
157: Thankful - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 8, 2010 • 21 min
~ PRE-Thanksgiving thoughts… well after the fact ~ Length: 21 min, 31 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Danika Homes ~ Pockets Full of Gold Annie Fitzgerald ~ Watch the World Go By [Ariel Publicity]
156: Making Soup - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 9, 2010 • 45 min
~ soup, spaghetti squash, “I don’t cook,” Mouseguard, and more… ~ Length: 45 min, 40 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Marina V ~ I’ll Stand Up for You Shelley and Cal ~ You Will Never Change [Arie…
155: Nice Light - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 13, 2010 • 27 min
~ random instances of “light” in recent weeks, 21 days to form a habit, an innovative ice cream vendor (seen in an artist’s rendering), and more… ~ Length: 27 min, 05 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN…
153: Zest - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 2, 2010 • 40 min
~ zest… the pile of shavings, a trip home, Kentucky tea, knitting and the communal aspect of craft, entrelac, a hat, a bit of applique, and more ~ Length: 40 min, 38 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]…
152: Tumble of Routine - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 19, 2010 • 46 min
~ back from vacation… a sculpture of blocks and thoughts on routine ~ graphic novel selections for kids ~ Length: 46 min, 34 sec - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Maree McRae ~ Let Go [Ariel Publicity]L…
151: Showing Up - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 6, 2010 • 34 min
~ thoughts on getting ready for vacation ~ thoughts on showing up, doing the best you can, and finding voice ~Elizabeth Gilbert video ~ They Draw and Cook blog ~ C-lyn Studio ~ Length: 34 min, 20 sec - Featured Podsafe Music:
150: Another Year - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 2, 2010 • 44 min
~ paper airplanes, felt dolls in 3rd grade, and an “Art Saves” project in fiber ~ City Quilts: 12 Dramatic Projects Inspired By Urban Views ~ Length: 44 min, 19 sec Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
149: Circling Back - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 7, 2010 • 37 min
~ Two sort-of intros… a preface and an intro… the free-wheeling, not-tidied-up-and-tucked-in-around-the-edges sort. I’ll be back to add in all the links for books. In short, it’s an Elm Creek episode of the CMP.
148: A Light Within - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 6, 2010 • 28 min
A short show… an a bit of winding in and out of days… ~ following the appearance and rendering of the light within, a bit of sketching, a good bit of sewing (and non-sewing), thoughts on quilt drawings, and more
147: Sammurai - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 14, 2010 • 39 min
~ a class at the cartoon museum; drawing manga; maybe it’s not so easy to have a mom who draws, and more ~ beautiful book - [Deborah DeWit Marchant: In the Presence of Books] ~ Length: 39 min, 18 sec - Featured Podsafe Music:
146: Simmer - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 21, 2010 • 42 min
~ soup, kitchen gadgets, chili ~ in love with A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table (she blogs at Orangette) ~ ATC exchange on hold ~ The Technical Pen ~ new series… quilts in ink ~ Length: 42 min, 44 sec -
145: In Hand - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 27, 2010 • 36 min
~ thoughts on the show title and spoofs on it a la two boys ~ a nudge to “draw your hands” ~ wish for the perfect nudge ~ a recent piece of art (with hands) ~ a half-voice from a cold. Bear with me! Length: 36 min, 05 sec
144: Something New - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 12, 2010 • 34 min
~ Old Year / New Year, wishes, resolutions, goals, starting and ending ~ Word of the Year (a la Ali Edwards) ~ The North Star ~ Update on ATC exchange Length: 34 min, 50 secFeatured Podsafe Music:Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Lisa …
143: A Sliver - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 22, 2009 • 53 min
~ Holiday wishes, holiday art, wishes for the season, boy voices then and now, and holiday podsafe music Length: 53 min, 45 sec Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Tom Shad ~ A Podcast Christmas Theme [PNM] Chaz …
142: The Unexpected - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 17, 2009 • 37 min
~ a set of boy pillows take unexpected shape; a small pillow to make; parrots and robins; and more ~ The Turtle (Lighthouse Family) (Length: 37 min, 08 sec )Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Adrienne Pierce ~ Ma…
141: Conversation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 11, 2009 • 37 min
~ testing fate… the orchid and the roses ~ conversations within and around art ~ Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World (Length: 37 min, 26 sec )Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Matthew Ebel ~ Walk a Thousand…
140: Finding Bloom - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 30, 2009 • 32 min
~ things are growing in the kitchen ~ woodcuts and journal-style history in: Stranded at Plimoth Plantation 1626 ~ a roundup of books, including: Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life ~ a hopeful tree and a wishing wall (Length: 32 min,
139: The Cobbler’s Children - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 11, 2009 • 40 min
~ unfinished chairs, projects to keep, and a chair in the library ~ atc theme for November/December: “Hope” ~ You Can’t Take a Balloon into the National Gallery (Length: 40 min, 57 sec )Featured Podsafe Music:Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wante…
138: Growing Up - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 13, 2009 • 40 min
~ seeing myself… growing up ~ not only an artist ~ time spent in kindergarten ~ graphic novel art for Creative Therapy web site ~ “Mama’s Gift” pillows in ink… for posterity ~ A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams (title was c…
137: Filling In - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 1, 2009 • 29 min
~ mandalas, quilt bindings and quilting lines ~ mandalas by Tammy from Dasiy Yellow ~ Birds by Jeffrey Fisher (Length: 29 min, 34 sec ) Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
136: Form and Function - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 17, 2009 • 35 min
~ Form, function, train tracks, graphic novels, and more ~ Tales from Outer Suburbia ~ ATC theme for Sept/Oct (due Oct 31) - “Favorite Quote” (Length: 35 min, 29 sec ) Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] …
135: A Simple Life - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 9, 2009 • 31 min
~ thoughts on living a simple life ~ the process of a graphic novel response to “A Day to Be Repeated” ~ I run into “cooking”-related books: [A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table / Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes,
134: Plans - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 27, 2009 • 31 min
~ time at Gramma’s ~ sketching without a favorite reference book ~ a plan to make a plan (Length: 31 min, 38 sec ) Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Janyse ~ This Day is Mine [Ariel Publicity]
133: Freeform - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 29, 2009 • 40 min
~ a bit of reflection on trip to Oregon ~ time away from sewing machine and newfound love of applique ~ Applique Outside the Lines with Piece O’Cake Designs: No Rules-No Ruler (Length: 40 min, 23 sec )
131: Me, Today - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 15, 2009 • 38 min
~ thoughts on self-portraiture in June ~ self-portrait grid by SketchBookButtons ~ Mixed-Media Self-Portraits: Inspiration & Techniques ~ atc advice from one who is 8 ~ Photoshop course for one who is 8 ~ odds and ends (Length: 38 min,
130: Filters - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 3, 2009 • 33 min
~ filters - in life and in art ~ Loose Threads ~ I Hope You Dance (Length: 33 min, 01 sec ) - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Brian McRae ~ Perfect Life [PMN]Caren Kennedy ~ Fly Away [PMN]
129: Making Moments - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 27, 2009 • 34 min
~ “making moments” - a philosophy of taking an active role in what happens day to day ~ “making moments” - as an artist ~ trip to Stowe Lake ~ The Cuckoo’s Haiku: and Other Birding Poems ~ ATC theme for JUNE: INGREDIENTS
128: Art that Matters - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 13, 2009 • 34 min
~ Fiber collage roses for the Creative Therapy site, the growing mantra of “art that matters (for me)” ~ ATCs update - May theme: Choices ~ All in a Day (illustrated by Nikki Mclure) ~ Twitter and Facebook (Length: 34 min, 14 sec )
127: Nudge - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 20, 2009 • 33 min
~ A nudge to sketch… and the concept of creative nudging ~ A Year in Japan (visual journal) ~ Twitter and Facebook (Length: 33 min, 01 sec ) - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Jon Schmidt ~ I Do [PMN]She…
126: Priceless - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 1, 2009 • 35 min
~ Mostly… an intro… the school auction, the monoprint, and years at the co-op begin winding down. (Length: 35 min, 08 sec ) - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Jan Linder-Koda ~ Still Touching Me [PMN]Josh…
125: Collaborate - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 20, 2009 • 46 min
~ a week of collaborative art, Tea Garden, 1000 Journals at SF MoMa, SF Quilt Guild show, and more ~ theme for April ATC exchange: BURSTING ~ Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs (Old! But great to look through.)
124: A Red Bird and Tea - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 25, 2009 • 37 min
~ working through ATCs for February… Red ~ tracking birds, reading In Hovering Flight, a trip to the Academy of Sciences ~ theme for March ATC exchange: Luck ~ a great resource for science project ideas ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music.
123: A Valentine - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 9, 2009 • 36 min
[Updated: 2/12/09 - Problem with RSS file for iTunes… hopefully you’ll all get the right show now. Sorry!] ~ a Valentine is drawn ~ claiming of medium ~ Creative Therapy ~ The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude ~ and more… Plus,
122: Promise - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 26, 2009 • 49 min
~ choosing a “word of the year” (a la Ali Edwards) ~ creating “Promise”… ~ the joys of a quilter’s design wall ~ Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings ~ Kelly Rae Roberts’ Blog
120: Warm Wishes - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 22, 2008 • 63 min
~ wishes for the holidays, end-of-year talk about pillows and the state of the “list”… and a good mix of podsafe holiday music. ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 1 hr, 3 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music:
119: A Mama’s Gift - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 17, 2008 • 41 min
~ thoughts on making a “Mama’s Gift” for each boy for the holidays ~ A Christmas Memory ~ Episode 255 of This American Life w/ Truman Capote reading “A Christmas Memory” ~ The Gift of the Magi ~ Merry Un-Christmas ~ and more… Plus,
118: Only Two a Day - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 6, 2008 • 34 min
~ Gooma8x makes art with the little one ~ laser-cut Moleskines from Modofly ~ Kreativlink journals at Etsy ~ Zany Hoopla at Etsy ~ The Opposite ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 34:26 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music:
117: Sunflowers - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 25, 2008 • 43 min
~ thoughts on memory and story and framed art and the way they are (or it is) “now” ~ Keeping the World Away: A Novel ~ The Language of Light: A Novel ~ Care and Feeding of Sprites (Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles)
116: Click - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 9, 2008 • 22 min
~ unexpected art from shapes and the alphabet ~ Baby Newton ~ NurseryLove’s storybook blocks at Etsy ~ The Dumpster Diver ~ I Spy Colors in Art ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 22:58 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music:
115: Blank - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 29, 2008 • 27 min
~ thoughts on feeling “blank” - when every surface in the house is full of projects in progress ~ custom SLR camera straps at Etsy: - Phat Straps Priddy Creations V M Jess em Falconbridge - ~ coffee sleeves at Etsy: -
114: Transitions - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 17, 2008 • 30 min
~ thoughts on transitions and a story of a blue fan ~ Gypsy999’s Doodle Art [Daisy Yellow] ~ JamTartBaby at Etsy ~ ArtOfAndrewDaniel ~ Drenched in White ~ Letters to a Young Artist: Building a Life in Art ~ The Writing Life ~ Here2There Blog
113: Surface - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 7, 2008 • 30 min
~ a Moleskine journal gets a painted backdrop ~ Robot Dreams ~ the Owly series (and #5 coming out) ~ Here2There at Etsy and OAmyOAmy at Etsy, and I admit to spending a lot of time at Etsy ~ the ATC theme for October is A Song ~ and more… Plus,
112: Tracing Paper - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 23, 2008 • 20 min
~ tracing paper and a comic at home and one at school, too ~ Genninne’s bird art and new small books of her bird prints ~ Genninne’s bubble magnets ~ bubble magnet tutorial ~ Starbuck’s card bracelet at Oh So Crafty ~ Little Birdie Secrets blog
111: Slippage - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 14, 2008 • 30 min
~ my daily series slips ~ thoughts on last year’s “Be Gentle” show ~ SixSentences blog ~ Dara Weinberg’s blog ~ Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide ~ Half of an Elephant ~ extension of Creative License giveaway… through Sept 21…
110: Unfolding - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 4, 2008 • 36 min
~ What do you want to be when you grow up? ~ A story from the balcony last year… “Are you a writer?” ~ Life unfolding… ~ Gooma8x gives CMP a copy of Creative License, The: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are to give away……
109: Coffee - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 27, 2008 • 55 min
~ I meet Gooma8x… and we talk about bird art, quilting, and the creative process ~ Gooma8’x Etsy store ~ Gooma8x’s “Littles” at Flickr ~ “Beacon” Little (referenced in interview) ~ “Clarity” Little (referenced in interview)
108: Winds of Change - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 19, 2008 • 32 min
~ change… all around me ~ a trip to Stowe Lake to feed the ducks ~ Strathmore ATC packs ~ Otto’s Orange Day (Toon Books) ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 32:19 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music:
107: Black and White - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 10, 2008 • 31 min
~ sketchbook on vacation; black and white ~ Dan Price’s Moonlight Chronicles (Issue 59 features Ryan!) ~ funny “raffle” story ~ considering a “zine”… ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 31:45 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music:
106: Familiar - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 31, 2008 • 34 min
~ the “familiar” on vacation ~ Dragonology: Field Guide to Dragons (Ologies) ~ Frederick and the Flute Maker: A Haystack Rock Story ~ Birds of Oregon ~ square pin cushion ~ Heather Bailey’s Blog ~ knitting with Noro Silk Garden Lite
105: Attached - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 22, 2008 • 44 min
~ more about the “pink” pillow… which may not be “my” pillow ~ mom comes to visit ~ fabric strip knitted bag ~ a story of a “magic” sweater ~ thoughts on making something that will “someday” be sentimental
104: Patchwork - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 30, 2008 • 50 min
~ patchwork… sewing… a pillow… and Kathy’s Rubblework Scarf ~ reviews of some favorite books from past shows ~ Creative License, The: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are ~ Ish
103: Kaleidoscope - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 23, 2008 • 48 min
~ a bit from years past ~ thoughts on self-portraits and a month of shipping tags ~ Drawing Birds and C.F. Tunnicliffe’s Sketchbook of Birds ~ ATC theme for July: HERE TO THERE ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 48:36 min ) -
101: A Counting Rope - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 10, 2008 • 32 min
~ Author’s Morning and the end of first grade ~ idea of a “Counting Rope” ~ Knots on a Counting Rope/a> ~ Pencil Roll at Pink Chalk Studio [1 | 2] (and in Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts or SouleMama’s The Creative Family: How to Encourage Ima…
100: Special - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 4, 2008 • 53 min
~ CMP turns 2 and the start of year 3 ~ self-portraits in June ~ Who Needs Donuts? ~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music. (Length: 53:28 min ) - Featured Podsafe Music: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN] Joshua Kadison ~ One Song…
99: Mix Issues - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 21, 2008 • 36 min
~ stories of mixing ~ free-form quilting ~ focus on houses and drawing architecture ~ Watercolor triads at Daniel Smith… (and sets) ~ Nita Leland’s Exploring Color ~ ATC theme for June: MUSE ~ Reminder: CMP Postal Letterbox Ring starts June 1 (…
98: Learning Curve - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 15, 2008 • 31 min
~ Mother’s Day… 2 years later ~ Digital SLR… 1 year later ~ broken lens, kid photographers ~ SF Girl by Bay (blog) ~ And Sew It Goes (blog) ~ Dutch Quilter (blog) ~ Toast (Mill Valley) ~ Nellie’s Needles (blog) ~ Selvage Scarf
97: Pillow Talk - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 8, 2008 • 31 min
~ pillows… guinea pigs… and Moms ~ book: The Bird House ~ bird houses and Brushed By Feathers: A Year Of Birdwatching In The West ~ check out Kritty.com ~ Reminder: CMP Postal Letterbox Ring (invitation required - if you are interested in joini…
83: Have Mug, Will Remember - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 22, 2008 • 43 min
~ coffee mugs to celebrate your “word of the year” (mug idea a la BurbMama | “word of the year” a la Ali Edwards) ~ photography projects/series from Ali Edwards and SouleMama ~ birds find a home ~ personal symbols and themes (from Kaleidoscope: Idea…