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The Common Creative - But Never Ordinary A podcast series with Paul Fairweather and Chris Meredith
The worlds of business, home and play are all starved of creativity.  From an early age, we’re taught how to analyse, critique and simplify but the tools for exploring, ideating and creating are assumed to be instinctive.  The Common Creative is all about bringing creativity back into everyday life - understanding the essence of creativity and making creativity a common as a loaf of bread and as well understood as a common language.
Hosts Paul Fairweather and Chris Meredith are both creative thought-leaders and have been bonded by a common passion for creating and sharing something new and inspiring every day. Paul paints a watercolour of the household object and posts the image on IG “@everythink”, Chris photographs the same beach each and every day and posts the image on IG “@thisisbalmoral”
By day, Paul Fairweather is a Brisbane-based, speaker, author,  mentor,  architect and artist. Chris Meredith is a Sydney-based, business coach, innovation consultant, and award-winning photo-artist.
Each podcast explores a different aspect of creativity. Recent topics have included: Energy, Time, Constraints and even the Impact of Covid-19 (why not?!) 
The podcasts are ideal for anyone looking to get out of a rut and deliver stuff that goes beyond the norm.
Join us for our conversations and surprising guests to unlock your own creativity. 

 

https://thecommoncreative.co/

https://www.paulfairweather.com/

https://chrismeredith.com.au/

The Common Creative Paul Fairweather and Chris Meredith

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The Common Creative - But Never Ordinary A podcast series with Paul Fairweather and Chris Meredith
The worlds of business, home and play are all starved of creativity.  From an early age, we’re taught how to analyse, critique and simplify but the tools for exploring, ideating and creating are assumed to be instinctive.  The Common Creative is all about bringing creativity back into everyday life - understanding the essence of creativity and making creativity a common as a loaf of bread and as well understood as a common language.
Hosts Paul Fairweather and Chris Meredith are both creative thought-leaders and have been bonded by a common passion for creating and sharing something new and inspiring every day. Paul paints a watercolour of the household object and posts the image on IG “@everythink”, Chris photographs the same beach each and every day and posts the image on IG “@thisisbalmoral”
By day, Paul Fairweather is a Brisbane-based, speaker, author,  mentor,  architect and artist. Chris Meredith is a Sydney-based, business coach, innovation consultant, and award-winning photo-artist.
Each podcast explores a different aspect of creativity. Recent topics have included: Energy, Time, Constraints and even the Impact of Covid-19 (why not?!) 
The podcasts are ideal for anyone looking to get out of a rut and deliver stuff that goes beyond the norm.
Join us for our conversations and surprising guests to unlock your own creativity. 

 

https://thecommoncreative.co/

https://www.paulfairweather.com/

https://chrismeredith.com.au/

    Episode 1 - What is Creative Energy?

    Episode 1 - What is Creative Energy?

    In this episode, Paul and Chris draw on their personal experiences of daily acts of creativity (daily watercolour and a daily photograph) to understand what creative energy is and how to maintain it.
    The big theme that Chris and Paul draw out are that creative energy is like a rechargeable battery that has to be used regularly to keep it working well but which also needs to be re-charged (through rest and reflection) in-between uses. 
    Even though they are each known for their one daily act of creativity, they agree that creativity is a life’s work and that they are in fact 24/7 creatives who will struggle to ‘retire’.
    More detailed notes/learnings from this episode:
    Lots of practical factors affect creative energy - Physical fitness, avoiding alcohol/caffeine, being in the right  physical environment  and with the right people all affect creativity
    Rest and reflection are a vital part of the process - it sparks new ideas and as creativity is physically and mentally draining, so rest a vital phase to enable new energy to flow
    Barriers to creative energy are fear (of being judged/ridiculed  by  others) and ignorance (some people don’t know or acknowledge how creative they are.
    Creativity is a life’s work - real creatives never retire.

    Links/References

    Jackson Pollak (Artist)

    Lloyd Rees (Artist)

    Michael Fairweather (Paul's Brother)

    Pro Hart (Artist)

    Flow (Psychology Concept)

    Paul Fairweather (Co-Host)

    Chris Meredith (Co-Host)

    The Common Creative (Podcast)

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    The Common Creative Tailer

    The Common Creative Tailer

    What happens when two obsessed creatives and their guests get together to share the secrets of making creativity as everyday as brushing your teeth?

    • 1 min

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