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The Messy Middle Summer of 2022 // Part 2

I made it a point to reconnect with making art and become accepting of the process which includes making a lot of messes. This was something I had not done outside my sketchbook in years, maybe decades. Meaning I was making something that was purposeless, or just for me. I call this the messy middle and honestly it is part of every single project. 

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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Launching a Course on Visual Notetaking with Anthony Banks

This week we are meeting on Saturday and we are CELEBRATING!!!! Why you ask? Or what are we celebrating? TEN YEARS of doing the podcast!!!!! Can you believe it? And I am excited to continue this journey with you. And this week we will be filled with hope by hearing Anthony Banks story. He is an incredible …

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How to be a SuperFriend with Dave Clayton Part 2

If you missed the first part. Here’s a link: https://rechargingyou.com/how-to-be-a-superfriend/ Episode 413. Aired LIVE on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 7:30pm BST / 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT If you thought we couldn’t possibly add more to our talk, well our 40 min talk because 1.5 hours. Catch the other half this week. I hope …

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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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How to be a Superfriend with Dave Clayton Part 1

We all need a good wingman. Someone who can go with us places, introduce us to people that they know we would get on with. We need people to lift us, to listen, to treat everyone the same. I don’t know about you but I am not looking for superfans but rather superfriends. Dave Clayton …

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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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