Ok! I am SO bad about making announcements and promoting the projects that I am working on, and I tend to wait until the last minute to spring some kind of announcement. And so it goes with my latest project!
I’ve been trying to figure out various ways to connect with people and share my art and my thoughts, and within the last couple of months, I’ve released a new book, created a new online workshop, and tried to up my social media game. I’ve also been working on few more ideas and projects as I explore various formats for sharing and connecting.
So, I’ve decided to start a podcast. I’ve been listening to quite a few lately, and I want to add my two cents to the mix.
I have so many ideas swirling around in my head, and over the past couple of years, I’ve shared many of them at conferences, conventions, and workshops, but I want to reach a larger audience. I think that I have a slightly different take on art and creativity, and I want to get those ideas out to more people. Originally, I thought about writing a series of blog posts or creating a book with my thoughts, but I have so much that I want to say and share. So, I thought that I would just simply say it and share it, and with the internet, social media, and the fact that everyone has the equivalent of a production studio on the way of their computer or phone, I want to give it a go!
That’s how Artistic Accomplices was born — my new podcast! Artistic Accomplices was a term that I heard years ago, and it’s something David and I have used repeatedly. The concept is simple, an artistic accomplice is someone who gives you a creative nudge — someone who helps motivate you and inspire you — someone who pushes you and encourages you to make and create. And that’s how I see this podcast — a creative nudge — a little voice in your ear encouraging you to lead your creative life in whatever way that manifests itself.
There will be times when it’ll be just me rambling about things, and there will be times when I interview and talk with artists, writers, musicians, educators, and others to get insights into art, creativity, and learning. I envision this as a podcast for anyone looking to deepen their creativity and for anyone who needs a little push or a little encouragement.
On January 1st, I’ll be kicking off the New Year with the inaugural episode of Artistic Accomplices, and I’ll follow it up every couple of weeks, at first, with a new episode as I explore and share the things on my mind. I hope that you will join me and give it a listen.
So, stay tuned for more!