56 episodes

Hosted by photographer, author, and former comedian David duChemin, A Beautiful Anarchy is a deeply human, honest, and insightful mostly-weekly kick in the pants for anyone who longs to create anything with soul and too often finds themselves mud-wrestling with the muse to do so. A Beautiful Anarchy is a candid ongoing exploration of what it means to be an everyday creator, whether you're a writer, photographer, sculptor, or a puppeteer who works exclusively with vintage macrame owls. The struggles and rewards of bringing something new into the world are universal, and you’re not alone. Let's talk about it.

A Beautiful Anarchy David duChemin

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Hosted by photographer, author, and former comedian David duChemin, A Beautiful Anarchy is a deeply human, honest, and insightful mostly-weekly kick in the pants for anyone who longs to create anything with soul and too often finds themselves mud-wrestling with the muse to do so. A Beautiful Anarchy is a candid ongoing exploration of what it means to be an everyday creator, whether you're a writer, photographer, sculptor, or a puppeteer who works exclusively with vintage macrame owls. The struggles and rewards of bringing something new into the world are universal, and you’re not alone. Let's talk about it.

    Episode 55: Curious, George?

    Episode 55: Curious, George?

    Einstein's brain was stolen, and subsequently studied. What did it reveal about his genius and creativity? Not much. Certainly not as much as Einstein himself did when he said, "I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious." What has curiosity got to do with your creativity and how can it be honed or nurtured? Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-055

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 16 min
    Episode 54: Adapting to the Paintbox

    Episode 54: Adapting to the Paintbox

    While 'thinking outside the box' is short-hand for 'let's be really creative!' It is thinking inside the box, within our constraints and limitations, that gets our best work started. What do painter Paul Klee and a heavy-metal band called Okilly Dokilly have to do with this? let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-054

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 15 min
    Episode 53: Over Time

    Episode 53: Over Time

    There are two narratives competing for the attention of creative people trying to unlock the so-called secret to success. One relies on natural talent, the other on super-natural perseverance. I think the truth–as it so often does–lies somewhere in the messy middle, let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-053

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 14 min
    Episode 52: Plenty In The Fridge

    Episode 52: Plenty In The Fridge

    Where do you get your ideas? If you're like me, sometimes they appear out of the blue, but most often it's the result of a catalyst bringing together all the half-formed notions and influences floating around in your mind. Consistently the one catalyst that exposes me to new ideas, and makes new possibilities of those I already had (but often didn't know I had) is conversation. One mind being exposed to another mind. So, speaking of conversation, since where we get our ideas is so important to everyday creativity, let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-052

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 14 min
    Episode 51: No One Needs a Juggler

    Episode 51: No One Needs a Juggler

    When you're selling juggling to the world, as I did for a dozen years, you can't afford to let your marketing slip. It's easy to get lazy with marketing, to believe that "social media" is a two-word marketing plan. But to relegate your marketing efforts mostly to social is to miss out out on a wider gamut of real-world marketing and connection. Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-051

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 22 min
    Episode 50: What's Your Fight?

    Episode 50: What's Your Fight?

    A friend asked me a question recently that brought me a series of revelations that have pulled me once again, from my funk and my boredom. That question was this: what's your fight? Life is always a bit of a struggle but the specific fight we choose to be part of is what gives us the kind of focus and challenge we most need to get to Flow Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-050

    A Beautiful Anarchy is posted 3 out of every 4 weeks. On those 4th weeks you can get your fix by subscribing to On The Make, my monthly missive about the creative life sent straight to your Inbox. Click the link below to subscribe and we’ll send you the next issue we publish, as well as a PDF of my short book, Escape Your Creative Rut, 5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back: http://eepurl.com/gCkNYn

    You can find me elsewhere at:

    My blog: https://davidduchemin.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionisbetter

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchemin

    Thanks so much for being part of this. It would mean the world to me if you'd tell others where to find this podcast, leave a rating or review, or drop me a line at talkback@aBeautifulAnarchy.com.

    • 14 min

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