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#79: Artist: Allison Poprocks: Get Out to Nature
Sometimes I wonder if this entire podcast is just me getting people together to overthink creativity. Because I love how today's creative person, Allison Poprocks, approaches her work, she doesn’t worry about it. I really enjoy it when people like Allison are on the pod – balance all this overthinking out.
Allison is a Kitchener Artist currently residing in her home away from home, Dawson City, Yukon. I love Allison's artwork. For me, it captures the proverbial forest and the beauty of the proverbial trees.
Allison tells me about her connection to places, mummified toes, and how she doesn't overthink her creativity. Great one.
Check out Allison's artwork
Music by Jobii
#78: Illustrator: Mel Milton: Buckle Up, here goes Mel
When Mel Milton talks about his love for art, he means the love you have for your family. They can piss you off, but you love them, and you're in this thing together.
This week's creative person is illustrator Mel Milton - He is an illustrator from Utah who has worked for Disney and Marvel and 2 volumes of his own "dooks" (listen to find out what that means... haha)
Mel and I had a fantastic evening chatting about his long journey to liking himself and how that was the key to finding his artistic voice. He tells me about being homeless and how money and some fame are essential if you want to help other people. Great one. Do it up.
Go check out Mel's work
Music by Iso Indies
#77: Podcasters: Dharma & Mikayla: "Sexy Books"
This week's creative people, Dharma & Mikayla come from the world of theatre. An industry that has been on pause longer than almost every other. So where did these two turn for creative expression? To the strange comforts of smutty books and podcasting.
Not Your Mother's Bookclub is a sexy book podcast made by Dharma & Mikayla, and these two are a blast together. Their podcast is like overhearing a hilarious and oddly insightful, inappropriate conversation. Delightful.
We had the best time. They tell me how their podcast began, what their parents think, and what they miss about being on stage.
Listen to Not Your Mother’s Bookclub
Not Your Mother’s Bookclub on Instagram
Music by Yomoti
#76: Creativity Coach: Krista Kankula: BOOKCLUB SPECIAL: Seth Godin's The Practice
I had an idea a couple of months ago, I was listening to the book “The Practice” by Seth Godin, and I thought - talking about this book with a fellow creative would make for some fantastic conversation. About that same time, today’s creative person, Krista Kankula was on my radar. She is an artist and creativity coach. The exact kind of person that you’d want to get into a deep conversation about creativity with. I pitched the idea to Krista and we set it up.
Today on the podcast Krista and I are sharing our 5 main takeaways from The Practice. How we used them in our creative practice and we get to know Krista a little bit.
I love what Krista is up to, creativity coaching is a great idea especially if you want to fastrack your creative output. I have included a link to her website below.
Have a good week creative people.
Revel in the Mess - Creative Coaching with Krista
Music by Snake City
#75: Musician: Densil McFarlane: "Different things coming out of my body"
We're 75 episodes into this exploration of creativity and there is no better guest for this little milestone than OBGM's frontman, Densil McFarlane. The OBGM's are a genre-defying punk band out of Toronto, and I'm so glad I got the chance to chat with Dens. This guy knows what's up.
We chat about his approach to rock music, branching from his refreshing take on being respectful but not projecting too much of what you love. He tells me how he completely changed his creative approach 2 years ago, and how he's creatively strong now. I love it. great chat.
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Music for this episode by Bonker Beat Club
#74: Marketer & Coach: Joshua Harris: "The Full Spectrum of Color"
This week on the pod I'm talking creativity, leaving Christianity, and marketing with Joshua Harris.
Josh has a very interesting story, regardless of your views of Christianity. He was 21 when he published "I Kissed Dating Goodbye", a book that exploded and became a literal "Tipping Point" in Christian culture. Fast forward 20+ years - Josh has self unpublished all of his books, left Pastoring and Christianity, and now runs a marketing agency and coaches. What happened in those 20 years and what was it like for him to wrestle his own creations?
Josh's books filtered down to me and had a pretty major effect on me then, in ways that I'm still sorting out now. We get into that a bit in our convo, at least in the ways that it overlaps with creativity.
I really admire Josh's commitment to authenticity and being true to his convictions. The ways that his journey has affected his creativity and I love how he has dissected not only "his why", but how the culture he grew up in influenced his work.
Music by Iso Indie
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