Episode 18: Valuing the Creative Process

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This month, we go deeper into the idea that the process is more important than the outcome. We discuss why valuing, even honoring, the creative process is so important to our creativity. We explore the significance of practice, experimentation, and intention. Also, why it’s important to create our creative spaces and time.

For a creative: if time is money, then process is the currency and the outcome is what you’ve purchased.

Resources Mentioned

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

The Slowdown podcast

Episode 17: Not Really The Year In Review

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The last episode for the year was supposed to be a review of our favorite books about creativity. That didn’t work out so well. But we did look at what inspired us and what we’ll be doing in 2023.

Resources Mentioned

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Ezra Klein Show: This Conversation About the ‘Reading Mind’ Is a Gift

Episode 16: Finding Creativity

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This time, John and Kevin discuss finding creativity. Finding a creative path in the first place, or finding our way back to creativity. Recent years have been both a boon and a bane to creative work. We offer some thoughts and ideas for getting going or getting going again, and why you should.

Resources:

John is reading: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

The Science Behind Creativity

This article summarizes some of the science around creativity:
https://extension.sdstate.edu/mental-health-and-creativity

One article talks about the benefits of Expressive Writing.
https://www.psychreg.org/expressive-writing/
We might not think of journaling as creative, but it absolutely is.

So is knitting, for example:
https://www.mhanational.org/blog/mental-health-benefits-knitting

And, we discussed why creativity is important in Episode 1.

Episode 15: What Happens When Sharing Our Creative Work

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Episode 15: What Happens When Sharing Our Creative Work
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In this episode, John and Kevin discuss sharing our creativity. Not just posting a picture on social media or putting something up for sale, but sharing our process. Or even sharing the activity itself and discoveries we make along the way. How do you share creativity?

Resources Mentioned

Figuring by Maria Popova

Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

Venus Theory, Musician and Youtuber

Mary Spender, Musician and Youtuber

Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon

Inspired to Write, Instagram account by Amie McNee

Reading Glasses Podcast with Mallory O’Meara and Brea Grant.

Are you a creative with an interesting story about finding your way to a creative life? Would you like to share it through our podcast? If so, tell us about yourself here.

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