Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, 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!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
297: How to balance the creative scales (w/ Cassie Stephens)
5 days ago
Cassie Stephens teaches art at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. She spends a lot of her free time sewing wacky outfits to accompany art lessons, thrift shopping and just making stuff. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Everyday Art Room, a podcast that offers a glimpse into the world of elementary art and offers advice, stories and ideas to improve your teaching. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/cassiestephens In this episode, Cassie discusses: -Going from a comfortable identity as the “weird artsy kid” in high school to an uncomfortable self-conscious lack of identity in college. -The difference in mentality between her fine art classes and her art education classes and classmates. -The biggest lie she was ever told and how it stayed with her for years. -How she put so much effort into teaching art that she let go of creating for herself for seven years. -The ways in which she got back to her personal creative side. -The ways she tries to align her DIY creative side with her teaching side. -How she balances her time. -The logic and emotion behind her decision to stop pursuing painting. -Why we should never create from a place of obligation or guilt, because the work will always reflect those emotions. -Why we lose our childlike excitement for creativity. Cassie's Final Push will remind and inspire you to LOVE the creative person inside of you! Quotes: “I had to decide – did I want to be an artist? Or did I want to be an art teacher? Because I was led to believe that I couldn’t be both.” “Because I spent so much of my time figuring out how to teach art and trying to do the best job that I could, I completely let go of the idea of creating.” “It’s like a vitamin deficiency. When you’re a creative person and you’re not creating, then something feels off and wrong. You’re not taking your vitamins.” “I am still an epic poor manager of time but somehow I force myself to find time and to make time.” “I spent so much time letting my professors in my head and losing track of who I was and why I loved painting.” Links mentioned: Everyday Art Room Podcast YCP Morning Motivation: Facebook / Discord Connect with Cassie: Blog / Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Twitter On the next episode: Koosje Koene: Website / Instagram Join the discussion in the Facebook group!Read more »
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