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
293: EAT YOUR CREATIVE VEGETABLES (w/ Danny Gregory)
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Danny Gregory is an artist, author, teacher and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool. He taught himself to draw in his mid-thirties after a tragic accident changed his life, bringing with it a new peace and perspective. One that informs his creative habit everyday. Danny has written nearly a dozen internationally best-selling books on art and creativity including Art Before Breakfast, Everyday Matters, The Creative License, Shut Your Monkey, An Illustrated Life and many more. Before starting Sketchbook Skool, he spent three decades as one of New York’s leading advertising creative directors and has created award-winning, global campaigns for such clients as Chase, JPMorgan, American Express, IBM, Burger King, Ford and Chevron amongst others. Danny resides in New York City. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/293 In this episode, Danny discusses: -The importance of your partner understanding your creative needs. -Creative postpartum depression that often occurs when we are finished with a project. -Why he left the advertising industry. -Meeting Koosje Koene and how Sketchbook Skool started. -The value in seeing how many different artists make art as well as seeing where they make it. -The role that community plays in developing as an artist. -The difference in motivation when you are paying for something as opposed to getting it for free. -Going to clown school. -Giving yourself constraints or challenges. -What it means to clear space in order to start new things (or finish old things). -How he got past imposter syndrome (and his advice for Youngman in getting past his). Danny's Final Push will inspire you to stop listening to podcasts and start creating something new! Quotes: “I think that having a partner that understands you and your creative needs is essential to be able to focus on your work.” “If you want to start something new, you need to clear some space for it to happen.” “Thinking you know yourself too well can be limiting. Sometimes you’ve got to just jump off the cliff and see what happens.” “I think it’s really important to have skin in the game. If it’s too easy to walk away from, you will.” “I always find that if I have that glimmer of an idea, if I have that grain of sand to put in the oyster, I’m on the way. I’m going to get to the end just by having a beginning.” “There are people out there waiting for your art. Give it to them.” “Every time you have the impulse to distract yourself, instead try to focus that energy into making something new.” Links mentioned: Sketchbook Skool (Use offer code SBSPUSH to get 10% off!) Danny Gregory on Your Creative Push Ep. 50 Connect with Danny: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Blog 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