Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Every day, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
Most Recent Episode
190: Your Creative Exorcism (w/ Courtney Brooke Hall)
2 days ago
Courtney Brooke is a photographer and conceptual artist who explores the ties of the feminine to nature and spirituality through the lens of nostalgia. Her works focus on the concrete questions that grapple with our existence and by emphasizing aesthetics, she creates work through the labor-intensive processes as a personal exorcism ritual. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/courtneybrooke In this episode, Courtney discusses: -What she means when she says that her art and photography is like a personal exorcism. -How she ended up sharing her photographic work and building an audience accidentally. -How her Instagram started as a personal account, and then eventually she started sharing her work on there. -The importance of having your own website or your own “domain” where you make the rules. -The notion of separate identities as an artist and as a person. -Having an “elevator pitch” prepared so that you can describe to people what it is that you do. -The importance of being selfish and making sure to get back to personal work that you care about. -Her view on what it is to be a human being. -Dealing with negative feedback. -Some of the Resistances that she has had to deal with in her creative career. -The hesitancy to be a subject in her own photographs. -Being a “copycat” of other artists and then also dealing with your own “copycats.” Courtney's Final Push will inspire you to not hesitate and reevaluate the things that you are spending your time on every single day. Quotes: “When I am creating an image, it is like I am exercising out of myself all of that toxic energy. Creating is therapeutic for me.” “There’s a lot of work that I just don’t post online. It’s not for everyone, it’s just for me. I’m real selfish sometimes.” “For me, being human is being in touch with nature. Being in touch with my own frailty and my own fragility. Being in touch then is empowering, knowing that death is on my shoulder, whispering in my ear, tellin
Rated 4 out of
Do creative types need daily inspiration?
My first thought was- maybe not. I am a painter, my husband is a writer. We both have full time jobs, and was interested to see what's new with this new podcast. Curiously enough, the good mix of guests so far has made me wonder... do we need daily inspiration? I still think not, but this is a podcast I would like to catch up with every once in a while to see what the guests have to share.
Date published: 2016-01-22