23 episodes

Creativity Talks is a weekly podcast with artist, author and creative entrepreneur, Susan Yeates. Each week the show dives deep into the world of creativity and Susan’s fundamental belief that everyone is creative. Each week through mindset talks, listener questions and guest interviews Susan will help to inspire you and build creativity into your daily life. Topics include: how to find your style, fear of the blank page, how to start a regular creative practice, staying motivated to create, sources of inspiration and how to make a business out of something you love.

Creativity Talks Susan Yeates

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Creativity Talks is a weekly podcast with artist, author and creative entrepreneur, Susan Yeates. Each week the show dives deep into the world of creativity and Susan’s fundamental belief that everyone is creative. Each week through mindset talks, listener questions and guest interviews Susan will help to inspire you and build creativity into your daily life. Topics include: how to find your style, fear of the blank page, how to start a regular creative practice, staying motivated to create, sources of inspiration and how to make a business out of something you love.

    Let's Talk Creative Challenges

    Let's Talk Creative Challenges

    With my own creative challenge (The 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge) on the horizon in just a few week's time I wanted to dedicate the final episode of 2021 to talking about creative challenges such as this. 

    In this episode I explain briefly what the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge is BUT I delve deep into why creative challenges work, the benefits of undertaking a feat such as this and also provide some top tips for helping yourself to make it to the end of one. This is beneficial to all creatives, not just those taking part in my own challenge. 

    Creative challenges are really unique beasts when it comes to creativity and for me are like a special boost that can provide so many more benefits that can be discussed in a single podcast episode... but I give it a good try. 

    This is the last episode of 2021, so I will be having a few week's break before I join you again for more episodes in 2022. 

    If you are interested in finding out more about the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge please go to my website here:

    www.susanyeates.co.uk/sketchbookchallenge

    Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast in 2021.

    More Information

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 44 min
    Guest Interview: Laura Pashby

    Guest Interview: Laura Pashby

    This week in Creativity Talks I speak to writer and photographer Laura Pashby. We had a wonderful conversation about her recent book, her creative process and about the little details. Listen in as we discuss why those tiny details can be so important to the creative process and what she lines up on her stairs and why... and lighting, foggy mornings and lighting! 

    This is the final guest interview of 2021 on the shoe and I hope you enjoy listening. In the next episode I will speak about creative challenges such as the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge and why they can be beneficial for kick-staring a creative practice. 

    See you next time. 

    About Laura

    Laura Pashby is a writer and a photographer. She tells stories using words and photographs on her blog, to her Instagram audience, for brands, and in magazines. Laura spent three years as the deputy editor of 91 Magazine – an independent magazine that covers all aspects of creative living. Across social media, but particularly on Instagram, she has an established and engaged following with an interest in her atmospheric imagery and soulful storytelling.
    Laura’s first book Little Stories of Your Life combines the wellbeing benefits of mindfulness, creativity and daily photography, showing you how to use words and photographs to capture moments, and how to share your stories in order to connect with others. Little Stories of Your Life is published by Quadrille and is available in bookshops now.

    You can find Laura online here:

    http://www.laurapashby.com
    http://www.smarturl.it/littlestories
    http://www.instagram.com/circleofpines
    http://www.twitter.com/circleofpines

    More Information 

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 39 min
    Guest Interview: Kolbie Blume

    Guest Interview: Kolbie Blume

    In this episode of Creativity talks I have a wonderful in-depth discussion about watercolour and creativity with artist and educator Kolbie Blume. This episode is packed full of inspiring quotes, thoughts and advice for any creative and especially for any 'recovering perfectionists.'

    Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax as Kolbie and I discuss all things creativity for your listening pleasure. 

    About Kolbie

    Kolbie Blume is a self-taught watercolor artist, author, and online educator. A "recovering perfectionist" herself, her main teaching philosophy centers on helping hesitant artists discover and explore their infinite creative potential and joy, emphasizing courage over perfection. Through her simple and encouraging teaching methods, she has taught more than 21,000 students worldwide to love watercolor and art just as much as she does. You can find her first book, Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes, wherever books are sold, and her second, Stunning Watercolor Seascapes, is now available for preorder.

    You can find Kolbie online here:

    www.thiswritingdesk.com
    www.instagram.com/thiswritingdesk
    youtube.com/thiswritingdesk
    tiktok: @thiswritingdesk

    More Information

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 53 min
    Taking Risks and Making Mistakes

    Taking Risks and Making Mistakes

    Welcome to Episode 20 of Creativity Talks. In this episode I delve deep into why we should take risks and make mistakes in our creative practice. I talk about pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and embracing the mess that is our own creative journeys. This episode should help you to break through mental barriers and make big mindset shifts when it comes to overcoming perfectionism and the fear of going wrong. 

    I really hope you enjoy this episode and that this helps you in your own personal creative journey. 

    More Information

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 26 min
    Guest Interview: Stacie Bloomfield

    Guest Interview: Stacie Bloomfield

    In this episode I chat to illustrator and creative, Stacie Bloomfield. We had a wonderful (nearly hour-long) chat about all things creative including her thoughts on why you need to give yourself margin in your creative pursuits. 

    Stacie talks about her illustration business, why she takes herself off on creative retreats and shares some truly inspiring quotes on creativity too. 

    This really was an inspiring conversation for me and I hope you find it does the same to you too. 

    About Stacie

    Acclaimed Surface Designer, Author, Entrepreneur and Sought After Teacher.

    Spend 5 minutes with Stacie Bloomfield, and you will immediately be ignited by her ENTHUSIASM and PASSION for helping creative entrepreneurs. She is a living idea factory. Her energy is contagious. Best of all, she practices what she preaches: that we were MADE TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER.

    Stacie has been creating artwork for brands and products around the world since 2009.

    Over the past several years, Stacie has traveled and taught to hundreds of students around the country, sharing her passion for design, making, and business growth.

    Her journey of being an illustrator began out of necessity: to financially support her husband who was a graduate student and to take care of her growing family. Through hard work, determination, and A LOT of trial and error, Stacie has become a force in the creative world, earning respect from her peers with her transparency, vulnerability, and dedication to the industry.

    Her illustration business, Gingiber, is now a thriving company with products sold in over 800 stores and has licensing deals with major brands.

    Monthly Membership: Creative Powerhouse Society (enrollment reopens in October) https://www.leverageyourart.com/membership

    Products at Gingiber www.gingiber.com

    Book: Give Yourself Margin: https://gingiber.com/products/a-give-yourself-margin-book-lya?variant=39433349070936

    Free Income Stream Guide: https://learn.staciebloomfield.com/guide

    More Information

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 1 hr
    Writing an Art Book: Tackling a Large Creative Project

    Writing an Art Book: Tackling a Large Creative Project

    In this episode of Creativity Talks I want to discuss a little 'behind-the-scenes' of my forthcoming book: Sketchbook Challenge. I have literally just delivered a stack of sketchbooks to the publisher along with a large text file. So today I wanted to discuss this long process of writing an art book and all the stages I have gone through so far and what is coming up next. I also go through some advice on tackling any long and lengthy creative project. For example working with the ebb and flow of creativity, carving out blocks of free time and recharging the batteries in between. Also the iceberg - tune in to find out about the iceberg! 

    This episode is perfect for anyone that wants to tackle and achieve a big creative goal or anyone curious to find out about the process behind writing an art book. 

    More Information

    For more information about this podcast please visit the Creativity Talks webpage here:

    www.creativitytalkspodcast.co.uk

    If you have enjoyed this podcast you can support me on KoFi here: https://ko-fi.com/susanyeates

    You can also find me online at www.susanyeates.co.uk or on Instagram @learninglinocut

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Cathyjay ,

Love the subject

I first found Susan when I followed a friend to her 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge this past January. She’s wonderfully encouraging in every instance I have encountered her and this podcast is the same. I have been listening in the mornings as I work at setting some creative/expressive habits. I hope she gets back to creating new episodes by the time I finish binging!

20somethingfierce ,

Amazing Show

Susan has provided such a resource with this show! Thank you, Susan!

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