The Life Creative

The Life Creative

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Discussing a life of creativity. Everything from Photography and Software Development to Blogging and Crafting. I offer suggestions to get the most from your creative life. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Use the MVP to start on your journey to creativity.
Apr 18 • 3 min
Use the MVP to remove excuses for starting on your journey to creativity. No not minimal viable product, I’m talking about something else. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Measuring up against others probably won’t help you.
Apr 11 • 1 min
Measurement is good, but only if you use the right statistics to test with. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
I hope you fail every so often. Here’s why.
Apr 4 • 2 min
Failing can be a great way to succeed next time, I think failing is a great way to improve. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Creative Minute: Run at your pace not others.
Mar 28 • 2 min
It is all too easy to compare yourself to others, maybe you feel slower or faster, maybe you feel they are doing better work. That’s a mistake, run at your pace to do your best work. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Hackathon Experience
Mar 24 • 5 min
This week I took part in a hackathon, I came away with some thoughts that I decided to share on the experience and how I feel it benefited my creativity to compromise down to a minimal shippable product. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Minute of Creativity: It is not the tools, it is you.
Mar 15 • 2 min
It is too easy to convince ourselves that the tools make the magic. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Minute of Creativity: Multiple projects are a good thing. Here’s why.
Feb 28 • 1 min
Multiple projects are a great way to not only stay on top of skills but to stop frustration and perhaps even burn out. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Minute of Creativity: Did you teach someone? What was the result?
Feb 21 • 2 min
In a previous episode I challenged you to try and teach some one something, did you do it? I did, this was the result. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Mid Week Minute of Creativity: Teach Someone Something
Feb 14 • 2 min
This week it is a mini challenge. I want you to see how well you know something, you may think that’s easy. Try teaching it to someone, it does not have to be anything massive, just try to convey your knowledge in a way that helps someone else. Become a…
Mid Week Minute of Creativity: Choices
Feb 7 • 1 min
This week I want you to think about the choices you make when creating. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Midweek minute of creativity
Jan 31 • 2 min
How to bring back that spark. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Mid week minute: Appreciate your skills and talents.
Jan 23 • 1 min
Take 5 minutes today to stop and appreciate what you can do and how it makes you feel. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Embrace Negative Reviews
Jan 22 • 6 min
Nobody likes to hear bad things said about their work. But I see this as an opportunity to turn them in to something positive and learn from them by asking why someone does not like it. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
2019 is upon us
Jan 14 • 6 min
With 2019 starting I thought we’d catch up a little and I’d lay out some plans and thoughts for what I’d like to do this year Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Take time out to recharge
Dec 29, 2018 • 3 min
It is important to take time out to recharge our creative batteries. We spend all year running down our creative energy and that needs replacing. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Forget perfection
Dec 18, 2018 • 7 min
Forget perfection, it is a moving target that is a waste of time. Here’s why. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Hardest Moments are our Greatest Achievements
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
We all have those moments that we think we took on more than we can handle. That realization that we just do not know how to solve the problem and want to give up. DON’T! That is the moment of our greatest achievement. Become a supporter of this podcast:…
Don’t trash yourself for bigger numbers
Dec 6, 2018 • 7 min
Making trash just to get a big audience is wrong. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Inspiration and creative expansion by studying the work of others.
Dec 5, 2018 • 4 min
One way you can expand your creative skills and understanding is by studying works that inspire you, you can take this a step further by trying to recreate those inspiring works. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support…
The Negative Why
Nov 17, 2018 • 5 min
Face head on those things you avoid. But first ask why you avoid them. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Prioritize to free yourself to be creative.
Sep 15, 2018 • 4 min
Prioritization is a great way to remove things from your brain that block you from being creative. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
10 Things Destroying Your Productivity. Part 2 of 2
Aug 31, 2018 • 9 min
Part 2 of my 10 things destroying your priductivity and creativity. You can find part 1 here https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/episodes/10-Things-Destroying-Your-Productivity—Part-1-of-2-e22rdd/a-a48kb6 Become a supporter of this podcast:…
10 Things Destroying Your Productivity. Part 1 of 2
Aug 21, 2018 • 7 min
I wrote a blog post recently that listed ten things killing productivity. The same applies for creativity. In this first part I talk about five of them, part two will be the remaining five. You can find the blog post at…
New and Old Design. Wins and Whines!
Jul 9, 2018 • 6 min
As designs change over time, there are those that make creating easier and those that make it harder. Here’s one of each. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Problem of Over Learning
Jul 6, 2018 • 3 min
Learning is great, but do you actually practice what you learn or do you just keep learning? Practice is an important part of learning. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Do not apologize for your art!
Jul 3, 2018 • 3 min
You should not feel like you need to apologize for your art when someone does not like it. Some thoughts. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Step up and Just Do It
Jun 25, 2018 • 5 min
This is me trying something new. This is the audio track to a video podcast that I decided to do. That’s what this episode is about, stepping up and just doing it. Put quality second to actually getting something done and out in to the World. Video…
New Hardware is Not The Answer
May 11, 2018 • 4 min
We all do it, we think getting something new will solve our creative rut or problem. Time for some tough love on ourselves. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Is it OK to let software solve your problems?
May 6, 2018 • 3 min
Some thoughts on whether letting automation is good or bad for creativity. I’m not spoiling it by answering here, you’ll just have to listen! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Respect the burnout
Apr 18, 2018 • 4 min
Creative burnout is a real thing. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Draw the line and ship it
Apr 4, 2018 • 6 min
Stop picking at it and ship it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Sound Passionate About Your Creative Pursuits.
Apr 2, 2018 • 5 min
You love creating and are passionate about your work. But does that come across to others? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Social Media as a support or burden?
Mar 30, 2018 • 8 min
The benefits and cost of social media. Is it worth the sacrifice? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Starting season 2 very soon
Feb 26, 2018 • 1 min
New discussions and ideas on leading a creative life and in 2018, coming soon. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Price of a Sale
Nov 30, 2017 • 2 min
At what cost will you make a sale? Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
The importance of communities
Nov 21, 2017 • 4 min
How community helps feed creativity Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Believe in you
Oct 31, 2017 • 2 min
Without self belief, we are lost. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Power of Self Motivation
Oct 21, 2017 • 3 min
This week I took a staycation and produced a massive amount of creative content. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Hidden Creative Block
Oct 17, 2017 • 3 min
Creative block can sometimes be caused by the decisions and patterns we create. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Creativity can open options.
Oct 5, 2017 • 3 min
Allow your creativity to present new opportunities. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Enjoy The Medium
Sep 26, 2017 • 4 min
Take time to appreciate and explore your medium of choice when creating. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
The Multitasking Myth
Sep 14, 2017 • 3 min
Why Multitasking is not as good for you as you might think. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Expanding Skills
Sep 13, 2017 • 3 min
Expanding Skills Through Restriction, set yourself some temporary limitations to really fine tune those skills. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Share your love of creativity
Sep 9, 2017 • 2 min
It is important to appreciate other artists, so be sure to tell them with these ideas. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Creative Journaling
Sep 4, 2017 • 4 min
A couple of ideas to keep those journals interesting. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
My iPad Creative Writing
Sep 2, 2017 • 2 min
I wrote up this week my creative writing process for blogging on the iPad Pro. https://peterwitham.com/development-notes/ipad-pro-workflow-blogging-and-writing/ Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is…
Backup offsite to prevent lose
Aug 31, 2017 • 2 min
Tragedy can strike at any time, protect what memories you can now. It is all to easy to leave it until it is too late. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Eclipsed by the moment
Aug 22, 2017 • 2 min
Sometimes we should just live in the moment and appreciate it rather than try and capture it. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Inspired by print
Aug 19, 2017 • 3 min
A new print inspires new works. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Community for creativity
Aug 15, 2017 • 3 min
Community for creativity Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Always review old work.
Aug 14, 2017 • 2 min
Always review old work with a new viewpoint. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
When should you create?
Aug 10, 2017 • 5 min
Knowing when to create is a personal answer, some thoughts on how to find the answer for you. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
How I live a creative life.
Aug 9, 2017 • 5 min
My Creative Life by Example Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support This podcast is sponsored by Anchor