Topics and practices to explore creativity as a life enriching force. Artist and educator Amy Markham explores development in creative thinking meant to encourage personal growth and progress in all artistic endeavors. Join in as she discusses how an artistic practice can deepen and enrich our personal life experience. These discussions & exercise will engage your creative spirit and direct you towards finding your authentic expressive voice.
Enjoying The Process, Marketing & All
In this episode I share a little about my own process and what I have been up to since the last episode, almost a year ago. Hint, I have been focused on my work as an artist and preparing a path for my art to be shared. I invited my friend and marketing expert, Michelle Mercurio, on to discuss why generic marketing does not work for artists, or anyone really. We also talk about how I am working to reconcile my own issues with selling, sharing and overall offering my artwork to the marketplace.
I also announced that my new art shop is open at www.amymakesart.com and how I am hoping to find peace in the process of releasing these current works into the world.
Can Art Return Us To Ourselves?
Is society's relationship to individuals reflected in the way art is received in society? Is the group more important than the individual. This one dives into how the individual artistic process could help us all restore a sense of balance to the groups we function in.
Gift Economy & Experiences
In this episode we look at the powerful book The Gift by Lewis Hyde. I share a personal experience of gift economy at work that happened in New Orleans, a city that has offered me many lessons over the years.
I know it has been a while so I also share a bit about my thoughts on the podcast and my approach to content creation. Please check out this link for show notes with all the stuff I discuss in this episode, and more....
If you wish to connect with me you can find me on instagram @thestarlingcreative or just email me @firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Is Magic: More On The Divine Imagination
Not that I have managed to actually hide that I believe art is a magical practice and spiritual tradition but in this episode I am more honest about that and share a bit about moving into alignment with the realm of Imagination. And how we are making so much more than a painting and stories when we are working from Imagination.
I also share that I am restarting my Creative Mediation Group in 2022 with an effort to cover more esoteric concepts with artistic exploration. To learn more email me (email@example.com), follow me @thestarlingcreative or visit starlingartstudios.com
Burtonesque: The Influence of Tim Burton
It's been a while. After a 6th month hiatus, I return with an episode on artist and director Tim Burton. Learn about the life ofTim Burton, his work and consider how making a connection with a living artist gives us touchstones in our own life process. I share my own relationship to his work and give some takeaways for you to consider in your own creative practice. For all the links and more info follow THE SHOWNOTES LINK.
Art, Science & Influence
Many people feel like the arts and the sciences are completely different fields that don't have much in common. But, that is just a lie we have been told. The Prussian scientist Alexander Von Humboldt understood how interconnected everything really is and in this episode we look at his influence on American art and so much more.
I feel like I was missed out on not learning about Humboldt earlier and hope you enjoy learning a bit this amazing naturalist, explorer, inventor, inspiritor and scientist. Follow THIS LINK for content discussed in the episode and a recap of practices discussed.
Amy has this beautiful way of reminding us that life is best lived creatively. She calls us to dig deeper and search for what’s beautiful, while leaning into the mysterious and exploring ourselves and our art. Such a lovely podcast for all creatives.
Truly brilliant podcast!
Every week I am blown away by the insights on creative practice that Amy offers in this engaging show. The methodologies that she discusses are worthy of an MFA program, yet she delivers them in fun, easy-to-comprehend ways. Whether you are an experienced creative professional, or someone who is just looking to inject creativity in your daily life, this is a rare gem of a show that you don’t want to miss!