This is The Artistic Heart podcast, featuring Anna Meade and Jack Wallen.
How do you create in the face of darkness, confronting your fear and loathing to find the way forward on the artist's path? Join us for warm and comforting conversations about creativity and the arts, the challenges and delights.
This show is for people who want to create but feel hopeless, whether you have written forty books or never picked up your pen, whether you want to draw or paint or dance or sing, whether you consider yourself an artist or yearn for wonderland. We want to inspire, inform and empower. Come sit at our table.
Cause and Effect is Your Friend
Cause and effect is the artist's best friend. Not only can it help you
create in the moment, it can help you discover those "happy accidents"
that your muse most certainly intended for you all along. Listen in on
how our hosts discovered this style of creativity and how it can be
used to make you a better artist.
"Perfect" Characters and The Galatea Trap
Is the perfect character preventing your story from being believable?
The Galatea Trap (aka Mary Sue) is a real problem in fiction and film.
Characters' flaws are what make them compelling, so when can you use
the Galatea Trap to your advantage?
Active Listening is your Gateway to Great Work
Can you hear me? Can you REALLY hear me? Do you not only hear the
words I'm saying but the subtext beneath them? In this episode of The
Artistic Heart, your hosts not only explain the art of active
listening but how it can vastly improve your craft. This time around,
you best listen with your ears, your eyes, your heart, and your soul.
Medium Matters...But How?
Why stick with only one art form, when there's so much to learn from
venturing outside your comfort zone? Anna and Jack help you to realize there's a world of art (and mistakes) to learn from.
The Care & Feeding Of The Artistic Heart
Oscar Wilde said it best. "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." To do that, you must know yourself and how art (or the lack of art) affects you. This episode of Artistic Heart dives into those
moments where we, as artists, truly learn what makes us tick and prevents us from spiraling down the impostor syndrome drain.
Dead European Men - Is That All There Is?
Art does its best to evolve to either mirror the changes in
society or help society rise above its faults. But revering the same old white, male, European canon doesn't do us any favors. This episode of Artistic Heart challenges the idea of the patriarchy in art.
Deep Deep Need for Diversity
The Dead European episode is a good start to expand on the nuanced layers of privilege, power, creativity and influence in the art world globally.
However, perspectives cannot shared without black, brown and queer artists from Louisville highlighting or guiding the discourse. Privileges held by any host can block potentially significant insights about our art ecosystem and innovation.
Excited about this new beginning.