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The New Normal // The Summer of 2022 // Part 3

This episode aired on Wed. Sept 28, 2022. It is episode 417. Last week I took care of my mom, who had oral surgery. She did amazing and must have a high tolerance for pain because she never complained.  The internet at their house was not great (but it is the best they can get, …

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The Messy Middle Summer of 2022

Episode 416 Aired Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022 Last week I shared what led me to having to step back from so many things this past summer. I shared what I said no to and what doing that did to me.  I made it a point to reconnect with making art. This was something I had …

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The Summer 2022 Recap // Part 1

This is episode 415. It aired live on Sept 7, 2022. Maybe you thought I made it to 10 years and gave up.  I didn’t give up. I was really not in a great place at the end of April this year. I want to tell you about what this summer was for me. What …

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Certainty Kills Curiosity with Paul Nylander

Paul makes pivoting look easy. He has pursued business opportunities and pursued his passions. I am excited to interview my good friend Paul Nylander this week. Paul loves collage, photography, design, and helping people tell their story in the best way possible. He is amazing at custom book designs. And I mean custom. If you …

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The Life of an Illustrator with Tom Froese

Episode 410, Aired April 20, 2022. Season 4.1 Or Listen here Super stoked to interview one of my favorite illustrators and one of my absolute favorite Skillshare teachers. I love Tom’s style, his detail, his simple shapes, his shading, really it is super super exciting for me to meet Tom. I literally ripped out some …

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From Designer to Strategist to Artist with Joanna Paola

Season 3.4: Episode 409.Aired LIVE on March 30, 2022 Joanna Paola has been a designer then pivoted to brand strategy, and now is pursuing her fine art. We will talk about her journey and how she is seeing growth. Many of us went to art school for design, but taking drawing classes isn’t always part …

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Reflecting on Markers of Growth a Rapid Recharge

When was the last time you looked through some of your old journals or sketchbooks?  I ask because I have been doing a lot of looking at old sketchbooks recently. One reason is I’ve gotten to teach a class I have never taught before, Conceptual Drawing. I LOVE THIS CLASS!!!! It has given me more …

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Making Messes: A Rapid Recharge

Episode 403. Aired on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Love on Designers rolls on this week as I talk about making messes. Being willing to step out and get better, but willing to do the growing out in public. IT IS SCARY!! But when I simply show up to try and make, I get frustrated but …

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Is Balance a Realistic Pursuit?

Episode 401, Aired January 26, 2022 Is balance in my life even possible? Do I find myself out of balance every time I do a check-up?How often am I checking in with myself or my accountability people (because I have more than one)? or listen here I am not sure I have ever had true …

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