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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.

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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 63: How Do I...?

    Episode 63: How Do I...?

    The time has never been better to be a self-teacher. Learning how to do new things is as simple as asking Google, YouTube, or the million blogs and articles online. But this will only take you part way. It'll help you understand how others do things, but answering the bigger question is harder: How do YOU do something? It's less important that you learn the way to do something than it is that you discover the way YOU do something. Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-063

    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.

    • 13 min
    Episode 62: The Freedom Of Being Wrong

    Episode 62: The Freedom Of Being Wrong

    Joseph Chilton Pearce said, "to live a creative life we must lose the fear of being wrong." And yet we live in a culture where the need to prove ourselves right has never been more easily satisfied. Many of us spent the formative years of our lives in schools that were built not around learning, discovery, or exploration of new ideas, but remembering the one right answer. Is there freedom to be found in a willingness to be wrong? Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-062

    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 61: The Play's The Thing

    Episode 61: The Play's The Thing

    Somewhere along the way we decided play and work were necessarily different from each other. Maybe it happened without our noticing it on the way to becoming adults, when play became frivolous and work became serious. But what if the opposite of play is actually boredom, or non-play, and our best work was done playfully? What if play is just Flow? Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-061

    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.

    • 19 min
    Episode 60: Dig!

    Episode 60: Dig!

    Pablo Picasso was once asked whether he knew, when he started it, what a painting was going to look like when it was finished. "No, of course not," he replied.  "If I knew, I wouldn't bother doing it." What Picasso was implying was that the act of painting was the way he discovered what the painting itself would become, that putting his brush to the canvas was an act of exploration before it was ever an act of expression. He was also, I think, implying that the act of exploration was the very reason he painted to begin with. And that should give hope to all of us who are intent on making new things but so often have barely an inkling of what that new thing might look like when we start.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-060

    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 59: Memento Mori

    Episode 59: Memento Mori

    The Roman stoic philosopher, Seneca, in the years before Nero went crazy and ordered the poor guy to off himself, was relentless in reminding those around him that life was short and that far from being morbid, the daily reminder to memento mori, or remember we will die, is an invitation to live that life fully and to make the most of it. And since this is a podcast about making, I thought maybe we should talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-059

    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 58: Getting Off The Nail

    Episode 58: Getting Off The Nail

    Only 2 months ago about 190 million Americans made New Year's resolutions in hopes of introducing changes to their lives. Only 8% will accomplish these changes and most of us will have quit the effort by January 08, designated Quitter's Day. This does not mean change is impossible, it means we might not want it badly enough, and are probably going about it the wrong way when we do. Let's talk about it.

    Click here for a full transcript of this episode: https://www.abeautifulanarchy.com/podcast/episode-058

    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.

    • 17 min

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