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.
Crossroads (331) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 18 • 32 min
Episode 331 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of The Crossroads of Should and Must, an inspiring book by Elle Luna. Show notes for Episode 331 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Mad Libs (330) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 8 • 34 min
Episode 330 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a Mad Libs-style moment and creative talk to keep you company. Show notes for Episode 330 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Exhale (329) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 26 • 38 min
Episode 329 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: enneagram, documentation of creative work, and Inktober. Show notes for Episode 329 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Imagining a Week Off (328) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 18 • 27 min
Episode 328 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: imagining a week off. Show notes for Episode 328 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Salon Talk (327) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 15 • 22 min
Episode 327 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: salon talk, feeling on the outside, sketchnoting, icons, and more. Real talk about creative journey. Show notes for Episode 327 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this…
Updated! Beautiful, Ordinary Life (AKA In Between Matters) (Episode 325) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 10 • 29 min
Episode 325: problems with new glasses and a review of 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life from FLOW. Show notes for Episode 325 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Updated! Wrong Corner (Episode 326) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 10 • 18 min
Episode 326 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: sitting on the wrong corner without even knowing it. Show notes for Episode 326 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
Care Packages (Episode 324) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 29 • 29 min
Episode 324 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of a book about care packages. Show notes for Episode 324 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
323: Storybook Portraits - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 23 • 18 min
Episode 323 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of a collection of portraits of characters from literature. Show notes for Episode 323 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
322: Story - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 21 • 31 min
Episode 322 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: an oven story update and thoughts on story and the stories we tell… and how we order them. Show notes for Episode 322 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
321: Lag - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 14 • 24 min
Episode 321 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: the lag time after a big project or challenge and thoughts on what comes next. Show notes for Episode 321 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
320: Coffee, the Oven, and Duct Tape - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 13 • 26 min
Episode 320 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a story about an oven and thoughts on being practical. Show notes for Episode 320 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
319: Translucency - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 3 • 28 min
Episode 319 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of Here, a fantastic and thought-provoking graphic novel by Richard McGuire. Show notes for Episode 319 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
318: A Moment of Perfect - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 22 • 27 min
Episode 318 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a single moment that seemed to embody something content, whole, and perfect. Show notes for Episode 318 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
317: Underbelly of Habit - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 22 • 17 min
Episode 317 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: creative musings and philosophical thought about habit… and how easy it is to fall “out” of a habit. Show notes for Episode 317 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this…
316: Summer - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 19 • 28 min
Episode 316 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a check-in on the creative journey and a reminder that sometimes it takes practice to get where you want to go. (Most of the time.) Show notes for Episode 316 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes…
315: Two Visits to Japan - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 11 • 16 min
Episode 315 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: short reviews of two illustrated accounts of time spent in Japan. Show notes for Episode 315 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
314: Gearing Up for a Challenge (like ICAD) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 30 • 24 min
Episode 314 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: gearing up for a creative challenge like the Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) challenge. Show notes for Episode 314 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
313: Looping - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 28 • 29 min
Episode 313 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: exploring pop art and copic markers. Show notes for Episode 313 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
312: Gilmore Girls Cookbook - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 28 • 26 min
Episode 312 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of a Gilmore Girls cookbook, ICAD is coming, and random creative talk. Show notes for Episode 312 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
309: Doodle Dots - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 21 • 21 min
Episode 309 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint and a YA graphic novel worth checking out! Show notes for Episode 309 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
311: Tracking Time - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 14 • 29 min
Episode 311 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: the third in a series on better understanding the time you have… in order to find time for your creative pursuits. This show centers on memory, documentation, and planning—perfect for your bullet journal,…
310: Blocking Time - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 14 • 27 min
Episode 310 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: the second in a series on better understanding the time you have… in order to find time for your creative pursuits. Show notes for Episode 310 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the…
308: Mapping Time - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 10 • 16 min
Episode 308 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: timers, time, mapping time, and more time. Part 1 in a multi-show series on mapping time.. Show notes for Episode 308 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
307: Make a List - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 25 • 32 min
Episode 307 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of Make a List by Marilyn McEntyre.ne. Show notes for Episode 307 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
306: Sequence - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 17 • 24 min
Episode 306 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a look at one of the many uses for listmaking, the creation and telling of story—maybe even stories you don’t know or don’t remember. Show notes for Episode 306 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes…
305: Doodlebug - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 15 • 23 min
Episode 305 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of Doodlebug, a YA graphic novel. Plus, a quick look at Create Your Life Book, by Tamara Laporte. Show notes for Episode 305 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for…
304: A ‘Sketch’ Book - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 2 • 29 min
Episode 304 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a review of Sketch! by France Belleville-Van Stone. Show notes for Episode 304 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
303: CMP Lists - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 25 • 20 min
Episode 303 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: the CMP List Challenge starts April 1. Sign up to receive the daily prompt for 30 days of listmaking. Show notes for Episode 303 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this…
302: Positive Intent - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 22 • 16 min
Episode 302 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: the value in assuming positive intent. You’ll be so much happier and more able to respond appropriately to comments and feedback. Show notes for Episode 302 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all…
301: Superstitious - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 18 • 38 min
Episode 301 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: are you superstitious about your creative routine? What happens when you get caught up in a way of working, a routine, and a mix of variables and are afraid to experiment? Show notes for Episode 301 Support…
300: Elephant - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 5 • 50 min
Episode 300 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: celebrating the 300th episode of the CMP. Show notes for Episode 300 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
297: Osmosis - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 27 • 24 min
Episode 297 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: mentors, teachers, and a graphic novel designed to teach you how to draw. Show notes for Episode 297 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
299: Verisimilitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 25 • 21 min
Episode 299 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: verisimilitude, realistic drawing, and a reminder that there is room for all of us, for all of our approaches. Show notes for Episode 299 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for…
298: Penny - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 18 • 18 min
Episode 298 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: A story… a walk, a smell, dogs, a penny, wishing wells, and the cascade of memory. Show notes for Episode 298 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
296: Making Time - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 12 • 36 min
Episode 296 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: making time for walking and making time for art. Plus, a sketchnoting project, a lonely bird, and library serendipity. Show notes for Episode 296 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the…
295: Monkey Brain - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 12 • 27 min
Episode 295 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: using art to slow down monkey brain, the benefits (for me) of drawing for quieting my brain. Do your creative projects rev you up or slow you down (in a good way)? Show notes for Episode 295 Support the CMP…
294: View-Master - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 4 • 22 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 294: Thoughts on story… the small moments in an ordinary day that are the underpinnings of story and creative journey. Show notes for Episode 294 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for…
293: Regroup - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 28 • 29 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 293: Wrapping up a month, the first of the new year, and reassessing creative goals and plans — regrouping. Show notes for Episode 293 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
292: Share - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 27 • 33 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 292: Share your work… think about why you are sharing and what you want… and then share some more. #share Show notes for Episode 292 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
291: An Overarching Focus - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 21 • 18 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 291 - when working on a big, long-term, or 365 projects… make sure it’s something you really, really, really enjoy! Plus, more than 29,000 smilies and an inspiring book of 200 everyday objects to draw. Show notes for…
290: Panning for Gold - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 20 • 26 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 290: Panning for gold, sifting, colanders… thinking about piling things in at the start of the year and seeing things drain away to leave what matters. Show notes for Episode 290 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support…
289: Finding Word - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 13 • 42 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 289: Finding your word of the year. Thoughts on the challenge, process, significance, and beauty of WOTY. Show notes for Episode 289 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
288: 365 Days in a Year - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 6 • 46 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 288: goals for a new year, 365 projects, both daily and quantitative, thoughts on brain dumps and planning, and setting yourself up for creative success in 2018. Show notes for Episode 288 Support the CMP at Patreon!…
287: All But One - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 31, 2017 • 41 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 287 - the final show of 2017 with plenty of year-end reflection, thoughts on 365 challenges, daily drawing, lots of podcasting, sketchnotes, and more! Show notes for Episode 287 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support…
286: Holiday Light – and Showing Up - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 25, 2017 • 27 min
Episode 286: Showing up for daily creative you, appreciating holiday light, and more December reflection. Show notes for Episode 286 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
285: Gift of the Magi–CORRECTED - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 23, 2017 • 21 min
Episode 285: A reading of Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. Show notes for Episode 285 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
284: Favorite Things - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 21, 2017 • 25 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 284: End-of-year reflection on favorite creative tools and materials. Show notes for Episode 284 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
283: Final Spark - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 14, 2017 • 42 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 283: The final Spark show from the November 2017 daily Spark series. Show notes for Episode 283 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
282: Gratitude Compilation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 14, 2017 • 48 min
Episode 282: A compilation of daily Spark shows focused on gratitude (and light) in November. This episode contains Sparks 26-29. Show notes for Episode 282 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
281: Not Lazy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 10, 2017 • 33 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 281: The stories we tell about why we do certain things. I love multimedia to look at, but I prefer to draw. Is it lazy? Dig in as I explore why “lazy” is only part of the reality. There’s a lot more going on. Plus, a…
280: Gratitude Compilation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 10, 2017 • 40 min
Episode 280: A compilation of daily Spark shows focused on gratitude (and light) in November. This episode contains Sparks 22-25. Show notes for Episode 280 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
279: What If - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 2, 2017 • 22 min
Episode 279: Back to regular creative meandering now that November is over. Sometimes the universe speaks. Show notes for Episode 279 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
277: Gratitude Compilation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 1, 2017 • 60 min
Episode 277: A compilation of daily Spark shows focused on gratitude (and light) in November. This episode contains Sparks 19-21. Show notes for Episode 277 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
276: Gratitude Compilation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 26, 2017 • 51 min
Episode 276: A compilation of daily Spark shows focused on gratitude (and light) in November. This episode contains Sparks 16-18. Show notes for Episode 276 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
278: Art Journal Inspiration - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 26, 2017 • 28 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 278: Art journal pages from two books that highlight the exciting diversity and range of approaches in art journaling. These are wonderful and inspiring to flip through! These are NOT how-to books; these are simply books…
275: Thanksgiving Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 23, 2017 • 58 min
Episode 275: Compilation of Sparks 12-15 from November 2017. Gratitude talk and a gratitude project that involves drawing lots of people. Show notes for Episode 275 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
274: Continued Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 17, 2017 • 58 min
Episode 274: Compilation of Sparks 6-10 from November 2017. Lots of gratitude talk and gratitude ideas for the month. Show notes for Episode 274 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
273: Approaching Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 10, 2017 • 73 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 273: A compilation of CMP Spark shows Nov 1-5. Show notes for Episode 273 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
272: Art Saves - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Nov 8, 2017 • 17 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 272: the #artsaves thread in creative social communities and the Art Saves book. Show notes for Episode 272 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
271: Podcasts in November - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 31, 2017 • 13 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 271: Setting the stage for podcasting daily in November as part of NaPodPoMo. Show notes for Episode 271 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
270: Habits, habits, habits - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 30, 2017 • 13 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 270: suggestions for habits and personal data you can track using a monthly tracker! Show notes for Episode 270 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
269: Coloring Habits - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 30, 2017 • 9 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 269: habit trackers that are coloring pages and the value in splitting out daily habits and areas of creative energy. Show notes for Episode 269 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this…
268: With Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 29, 2017 • 28 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 268: kickstart November by deciding upon and committing to a month-long gratitude project. Show notes for Episode 268 Support the CMP at Patreon! (Your support makes all the difference for this show.)
267: Plan Ahead - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 28, 2017 • 12 min
Creativity Matters Podcast Episode 267: Pre-planning for the coming month. It’s time to set up your tracker! Today’s show is a “Spark” experiment — a very short show but not as short as expected! Circular trackers, square trackers, colorful trackers, what…
266 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 21, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode of the CMP, a pair of books by SF-based Paul Madonna, All Over Coffee and Everything Is Its Own Reward, some library #wander talk, urban sketching, and an unexpected heat wave puts philosophical thinking in overdrive. Find the show notes…
256: Snoop - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 29, 2017 • 24 min
Episode 256 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — Personal Change and a Dog Log In this episode of the CMP, talk about who you want to be, personal change, and a dog log finally comes into focus. Things get a bit choked up in this show because the…
255: Setting Goals - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 28, 2017 • 50 min
Above: I experimented with a color-coded tracker in August. Episode 255 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — Setting Goals In this episode of the CMP, it’s time to set creative goals for September! Looking back on August goals… what worked, what…
253: Back to School (Field Note) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 22, 2017 • 28 min
Above: Back to school shopping for ballpoint pens (for me) was a bust! Episode 253 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this Field Note-style episode of the CMP, join me for Sunday morning coffee while I ink some lines in my daily visual journal…
252: Doodle (Field Note) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 22, 2017 • 32 min
Above: a glimpse of a doodle exercise featured in the Craft-a-Doodle book reviewed in this show. Episode 252 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this Field Note-style episode of the CMP, some talk about the duality of the word “doodle” as it is…
251: Sketchnote - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 15, 2017 • 69 min
Above: current exploration is a form of visual notetaking. Visual Sketchnote Handbook (seen partially here) is an excellent resource and formatted “sketchnote style” itself, which is wonderful. Episode 251 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this…
250: Daily (WIP) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 7, 2017 • 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. View the show notes for links and additional information. Do you enjoy the CMP? Please consider…
249: Bazooka Joe and Setting and Sharing Creative Goals - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 28, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 62 min
Episode 248: A look back at an old episode of the CMP (EP53: Rainbow Hair), visual show notes, my series of ballpoint women, Jane Eyre, Anne with an E, and the Reign. Plus, a book on Pen and Ink with a focus on process.
247: Field Note 1 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 20, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 34 min
Above: one of my daily index card and mixed paper ballpoint pen drawings from summer 2017 (based on a photo at Sktchy) and a partial view of the book mentioned in this episode. Episode 245 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the…
244: Love What You Do - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jul 2, 2017 • 34 min
Above: the cover art for Episode 244 features one of my 2017 ICAD drawings in ballpoint (based on a photo at Sktchy). My ICAD series this year is in ballpoint on mixed paper on index card. So far, I am focusing on portraits. Episode 244 of the CMP, a…
243: Take It or Leave It - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jun 5, 2017 • 30 min
Above: “some” of the pens in the pile during the chaotic “take it or leave it” packing saga as I got ready to travel. Episode 243 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, the chaos of getting ready to travel and sorting out…
242: More Ballpoint - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 31, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode of the Creativity Matters Podcast, want and need, vaguely getting ready to travel, continued exploration of ballpoint pens, and a set of 10 tips for working with ballpoint ink. My thoughts about ICAD begin to clarify, what I am reading,…
241: Ballpoint - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 29, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode of the Creativity Matters Podcast, more about ballpoint, rummaging in the random pen jars for old ballpoint pens to try, videos on ballpoint art, the quest for a classic blue Bic, black and blue ink, and three inspiring books on ballpoint…
240: Considering Copic - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 24, 2017 • 39 min
In Episode 240 of the Creativity Matters Podcast, a funny podcast meme about listening to podcasts, the Copic marker rabbit hole and considering “color,” an unexpected switch to ballpoint pen, and an illustrated journal that is a beautiful mix of diary…
239: Sweet Spot - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 22, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of the CMP, my noisy house, listening to Mad World, a Holiday Inn pen, a bit about working with ballpoint, a book of lists for teens, and thoughts on the sweet spot. “…and I smiled at the sweet spot. These are the moments that get lost……
237: Bounce - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 17, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode of the CMP, the lowdown on recent equipment failure and how it felt to suddenly be without a voice. A bullet journaling refresh, a book on drawing simple people, and a general reminder about the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge that starts June…
238: Goat (or Unicorn) - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 14, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode of the CMP, a strange goat sighting (or was it a unicorn?), plans for a streak of color, and a rundown on the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge (ICAD). Get your cards, get inspired, and sign up now! (Challenge starts June 1.) Thank you for…
236 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 11, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode of the CMP, we take a look around the libary, celebrating the art of close looking, of really tuning in, of noticing the details. There is an art kid story and a magical and mystical book for middle (or younger) readers. This one might…
235 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 8, 2017 • 27 min
Above: one of my nightly drawings (based on a photo at Sktchy). Episode 235 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, an unusual Saturday, which felt like foreshadowing of the empty nest to come. Feeling out of place in my day…
227: Circles - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 28, 2017 • 29 min
Episode 227 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, musings on life balance and creative time and energy, plus a look at a book on Horace Pippin, written by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet. I held this episode for…
234: Syncopation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 25, 2017 • 37 min
Episode 234 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, some random podcast listening and thoughts on the beauty of writerly podcasts, Ready Player One, an update on the CMP List Challenge, and a review of another great novel in…
233 - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 21, 2017 • 16 min
Episode 233 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast This episode of the CMP doesn’t even have a title! In this episode, an unplanned conversation with Matthew, a high school art student who has started exploring Sktchy. We talk about daily drawing, being…
232: Wander - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 17, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 232 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — Note: I was sick when I recorded… hopefully you can’t tell. I really wanted to go ahead and clear the slate and get this show out of my head and into the ethos (or your podcast player). — In this…
231: Listy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 8, 2017 • 36 min
Episode 231 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, a story of a random/chance/surreal discovery of a book at the library and a forgetful moment regarding the Modern Mrs. Darcy blog. Plus, an update on the CMP List Challenge…
230: People - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Apr 4, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 230 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, a focus on people drawing. I talk about my journey with people drawing, the Sktchy app, and two books on drawing people. This is a “People: Part 1” show because there is a…
229: Catchup - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 28, 2017 • 29 min
Episode 229 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, 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. The Flow…
228: Brain Dump - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 27, 2017 • 34 min
Episode 228 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, the brain dump strategy and how to get all those thoughts in your head under control by writing them down on one mammoth list. Plus, outliner apps, a rogue mind mapping app,…
226: As a Child - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 28, 2017 • 28 min
Episode 226 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast In this episode of the CMP, thoughts on the stories of our childhoods, our creative origins, and recording the same stories and details for our children. Plus, a book about William Carlos Williams,…
225: Surfaces - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 26, 2017 • 34 min
Photo: This book by Sabrina Ward Harrison is reviewed in this episode of the CMP and a drawing, one of my nightly sketches. This one is based on an inspiration photo from Sktchy. I love the juxtaposition of this photo (and expression) with the journal. It…
224: Flamingos and Footholds - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 21, 2017 • 23 min
A random plastic flamingo sighting, a touch of whimsy on a very grey day, thoughts on the creative journey as a horizontal wall climbing exercise, and a book about poetry for all ages. Mentioned in Episode 224 of the CMP: * Names of Indoor Rock Climbing…
223: Catfish Green - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 16, 2017 • 43 min
Episode 223 of the CMP: Thoughts on fountain pen inks, the mind-boggling amount of time it takes to use up a cartridge, the allure of a crazy green ink, great resources for fountain pen inks and content, and tracking and documentation projects. Plus, a…
222: Curtains - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 14, 2017 • 36 min
Curtains, alarms, data logging and tracking, repeat documentation being easier to forget rather than more ingrained, and a great book from Keri Smith, perfect for first-time creative explorers and wanderers as well as repeat visitors. No matter when you…
221: Goggles - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 6, 2017 • 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 what…
220: Dabbling in Documentation - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Feb 1, 2017 • 36 min
Squeaking this show in just under the wire for February 1… I like to meet those little milestones and deadlines… and this is a project I am starting today, with the “Day 1” for this month. But you can start whenever you want! I am going to dabble in a…
219: Evernote for Creative Types - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 31, 2017 • 25 min
An opening look at tips, tricks, and techniques for using Evernote to maximize and organize your creative life, including context-specific use of the Web Clipper, a great IFTTT recipe for archiving Instagram photos, and more. [For some reason, when…
218: Spilltide - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 29, 2017 • 37 min
The importance of freeform journaling (freewriting) in helping make sense of a restless brain—alternatively known as an intimate look at a midlife crisis-laden morning. (Warning - this is NOT a typical show.) * On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of…
217: Between Friends - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 25, 2017 • 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? * 3191 Miles Apart…
216: Branch - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 22, 2017 • 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. * Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi: More Than 40 Itty-Bitty Minis to Knit, Wear,…
215: A Too Much Day - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 16, 2017 • 28 min
Listening to podcasts… and thinking about the choices we make. * Paint your word on a rock (tutorial/inspiration/more inspiration) * Painting on Stones Is a Craft That Rocks! * The Moth (podcast) * Good Life Project (podcast) * How to Live a Good Life:…
214: New Year, New Book - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 13, 2017 • 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. * Daisy Yellow tutorial for eraser stamp carving * Hobonichi | Leuchtturm |…
213: By the Numbers - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Jan 8, 2017 • 66 min
Happy New Year! Catching up after the holidays… We watched The OA. (I note in the podcast that the series is not for kids. I edited out some of this discussion, which may be confusing. The show is not for kids, but, yes, my kids did see all the…
212: The Velveteen Rabbit - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 21, 2016 • 28 min
Sit, knit, draw, collage, stitch, or sip a cup of tea while you listen to this simple classic about becoming “real.”* The Velveteen Rabbit by Marjorie Williams, part of the Project Gutenberg * The Velveteen Rabbit (the copy we have on our shelves)* The…
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. My list ended up surprisingly lacking in color! Some years, I think other things would make the list. But when I sat down and made this…
210: Mojo - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 15, 2016 • 36 min
Finding renewed inspiration and “mojo” once the ornaments are up and a broken giraffe ornament to draw. Plus a few projects and workshops for you to consider for the coming new year.* Tammy Garcia’s Groovy Grunge art journalling workshop (with private…
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. Simple moments have more substance (and more story) than you think. This show has a prompt, a bit of “First or Final” story from the…
208: Almost the Same - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Dec 4, 2016 • 31 min
It’s December, a time that brings to mind tea and pastries and beautiful, magazine-worthy table spreads. There aren’t a lot of pastries (or any) making their way into my days right now, but the more I study Wayne Thiebaud’s work, the more I want a scone…
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. * Extra Yarn * Stone Soup (from way back in Episode 38)
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. * Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
205: Gratitude - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 29, 2016 • 36 min
Thoughts on a freeform, month-long November project centered around gratitude. * Jennifer Lawson’s set of gratitude sketches (which sparked my thinking about this month’s project) * Jennifer Lawson: Instagram | blog * What Oprah Knows for Sure About…
204: Mid-October - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 22, 2016 • 14 min
A very short check-in show… October, #Inktober, daily drawings, what I am seeing in my own work… and where I am headed, musings on a November challenge/framework, and more.
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. * Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child (Jessie Hartland) * Jessie Hartland - Bon Appetit (illustrator website) * Wayne Thiebaud Is Not a Pop…
202: Inktober - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Oct 10, 2016 • 19 min
Episode 202: An off-the-cuff look at Inktober, a daily challenge in October. You should!I have been doing and posting quick daily sketches each day in keeping with #Inktober. There are many ways to “do” Inktober, which is partly what I talk about in this…
201: A to Z and Back Again - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 25, 2016 • 40 min
In Episode 201, random moments that may or may not be related, a loosely recurring theme of memory, and a bizarre moment with the household fish. Plus, three books for young readers that you will want to read aloud and then spend time admiring and sharing…
200: Layers - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 18, 2016 • 36 min
A milestone episode — 200. Thoughts on collage, on layers, on the freedom of the process, and two collage books for you to check.* Collage Workbook (Randel Plowman)* Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork (Jane Davies)* 4x4 (Jane…
199: Griffin and Sabine, Again - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Sep 10, 2016 • 18 min
A summer of art and collage prompted a re-reading of the Griffin and Sabine series. Once I immersed myself again in the epistolary correspondence, I was subsumed by the mystery and surreal feeling of their relationship and the arc of the story. There is…
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.Whether you are an art journaler or a visual journal keeper or just a sketchbook keeper, these books are inspiring to look at. If you are interested in sampling…
197: The Moments within the Moments - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 25, 2016 • 21 min
* Portraits in Creativity: Maira Kalman * Maira Kalman: What I choose to illustrate and why * Maira Kalman: Art and the Power of Not Knowing * All Great Ideas Start with an Empty Brain, with Artist Maira Kalman * Maira Kalman * True Love (by Maira Kalman,…
196: Inspiration Book - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 16, 2016 • 27 min
This week on the CMP, a continuation of the discussion started in Episode 195 about finding photos. But this week, we branch out to the clipping and tearing and stashing and saving and, ultimately, compiling in a single, handy, accessible, functional…
195: Finding Photos - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 12, 2016 • 39 min
Finding photos —the perfect photos, the ones that match what you have in your head— can be a real challenge! This summer, I have spent lots of time searching online for photos to match certain prompts, subjects, moods, and tones for drawings I have done.…
194: Color Code - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Aug 7, 2016 • 19 min
I have listened to, watched, and read so many interviews and resources that are related to this show since recording this… I almost feel I should totally redo it. After thinking about it, I am leaving it… moving forward… and hoping this inspires you to…
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. Note: This is the final show recorded before I left in early June, so the sound is not balanced between the…
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. * “This Is Just to Say” (William Carlos Williams) * “If” (Rudyard Kipling) * Poetryoutloud.org * “Where I’m From” (George Ella Lyon) * Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art…
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, reminder about the one-sentence journal idea (check Episode 187). Plus, a special guest visit from Tammy of Daisy Yellow about doing the…
188: The Noisy Paintbox - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 29, 2016 • 47 min
Preparations for ICAD, waffling about whether to use color or not to use color, thinking through the stuffed animal theme and whether or not it is even possible as a theme, and two storybooks about artists. * The Noisy Paintbox * Iridescence of Birds: A…
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. Mentioned in this episode: * Happier with Gretchen Rubin (podcast) * Dear Sugar Radio (podcast) * Cheryl Strayed: The Humble…
186: For the Love of Midori - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 23, 2016 • 52 min
A longgggggg show that delves into the world of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook (MTN) system. This show has been waiting for more than a year to be shared, so grab your tea and settle in. The world of traveler’s notebooks is vast! Groups, Etsy sellers, and…
185: Tracking Teddy - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
May 19, 2016 • 32 min
(It’s a poor title. I turned the mic on and didn’t have a title! But it gets the point across.) A trip down memory lane (yes, another one) prompted by questions asked (and correct answers forgotten) and a book of teddy bear photos. Find your favorite…
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? * Book lists (what’s on the nearest stack/shelf you see?) * All 339 Books Referenced In “Gilmore Girls” * 10 Books For Adults That Are Just As Magical As The Harry Potter…
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. * Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast * Danny’s Art of Breakfast Video * When David Lost His Voice * Tracey Fletcher King’s…
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. In today’s show: * Flip-Through (for you) * Brief mention of an experiment with compositions notebooks (going really old school!) * Mail art book:…
180: A Planter - Creativity Matters Podcast (CMP)
Mar 11, 2016 • 26 min
Back with another short show. This ones gets a bit of A and a bit of B. Moving forward. Continuing with the cup theme, and then one strange tale from the library.
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. Each version, in the end, contains slightly different stories while still sharing the same story of a childhood cup board and encouragement for you to take this cup a day challenge…
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… and make time. You…
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 Accidental…
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. * Dear Data (fantastic…
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 … but the risk is that would have…
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 Love Will Rule the…
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 * Iñaki Aliste…
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] David Alter ~ Never Look Back…
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 (images at the…
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…
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] Adrienne Pierce ~…
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 [PMN]…
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 Huxley) ~…
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] Joshua Kadison ~…
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 Note: I will update…
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] Summerfield ~ Point…
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, ~ a wonderful botanical book [Botanical…
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 ~ Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52…
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] Deborah…
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 Holy…
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 Featured Podsafe…
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 [Ariel Publicity]
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] Danni…
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] Gabe Hizer…
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]Lisa Redford…
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: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I…
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] Allison Crowe ~…
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. ~ Material Obsession (quilt book) Enjoy!…
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 ~ Rare Treasure: Mary Anning and Her…
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: Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I…
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 Featured Podsafe Music: Intro…
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 Featured Podsafe Music: Intro…
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 ~…
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, 57 sec )Featured…
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 Wanted…
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 cut off in…
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] Lisa Redford ~ Hope Never Dies [PMN] Bari…
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] Linda Finkle…
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, 1 Tiny…
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] Phil Putnam ~ One…
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, 53 sec ) Featured…