A Creative Affair

Brie Stockwell & Len Metcalf

Join passionate creatives, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, as we navigate the ups and downs of living creative lives while teaching you how to do it too. read less
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Art and Soul with Gabrielle Wildheart
5d ago
Art and Soul with Gabrielle Wildheart
Art and Soul with Gabrielle Wildheart   Join us for a lively and insightful episode of A Creative Affair as hosts Brie and Len dive deep into the world of art, creativity, and community with special guest, painter and public artist, Gabrielle Wildheart. Highlights Include: The Power of Fun: Discover how having fun with your creative process can lead to higher levels of mastery and efficiency.Soulful Creation: Explore the importance of listening to your inner calling and crafting art that speaks to your soul.Flow State and Art Making: Delve into the concept of flow state and its connection to art making, drawing parallels between the Paleolithic brain and modern creativity.Ego-Free Art: Learn about the journey of releasing the ego in art making and embracing a more holistic approach to creation.Community Connection: Explore how art serves as a point of connection within communities, sparking rich conversations and deepening understanding. Don't forget to leave us a five-star review and share this episode with your fellow creatives. And if you're curious to learn more about Gabrielle's work and mentorship opportunities: www.gabrielleabbott.com or on instagram @GabrielleWildheart. Find out more: Len: For info about The Artist's Club, Drawing Class Len's Masterclass, Free online presentations visit https://www.lensschool.com/. Brie: Email Brie for info about overcoming creative blocks (4 session special) and her next Creative Photography Retreat. brie@creativemindscoach.com.   Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Len Metcalf Cover art by Ami Plasse of GonzoViz. Original Music "Loose the Goose" by Lucas Pittman via Epidemic Sound.
Unlock Creative Potential: Making Time for Art
5d ago
Unlock Creative Potential: Making Time for Art
Unlock Creative Potential: Making Time for Art   Join hosts Brie and Len as they catch up on current happenings AND discuss Brie's struggle with making time for art. Get ready for open discussions and laughs as they talk about getting your creative groove on (spoiler for something new to the podcast!). Highlights Include: •Current Projects: Hear what Brie and Len are looking forward to (and how you can join in) •Mindset Magic: Discover how to shift your mindset and overcome creative blocks to harness the full power of your artistic vision.   •Time-Bending Techniques: Learn innovative strategies to stretch time and make the most out of every creative moment, from daily practice to turbocharged work sessions.   •Strengths and Weaknesses: Explore the art of self-awareness and uncover how to turn your weaknesses into strengths while embracing your unique artistic gifts.   Tune in to this episode and discover a treasure trove of creative tricks to add to your own bag of tricks! So grab your headphones, pour yourself a cup of inspiration, and join us for an adventure into the world of creativity. Don't forget to share your own tricks with us—we can't wait to hear from you! Explore More: •Laura Fox-Wallis •Our episodes: ◦Just Start Find out more: Len: For info about The Artist's Club, Drawing Class Len's Masterclass, Free online presentations visit https://www.lensschool.com/. Brie: Email Brie for info about overcoming creative blocks (4 session special) and her next Creative Photography Retreat. brie@creativemindscoach.com.   Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Len Metcalf Cover art by Ami Plasse of GonzoViz. Original Music "Loose the Goose" by Lucas Pittman via Epidemic Sound.
Unpacking our Creative Bag of Tricks
Mar 20 2024
Unpacking our Creative Bag of Tricks
Unpacking our Creative Bag of Tricks   In this lively and engaging episode of our podcast, join hosts Brie and Len as they delve into the fascinating world of creative tricks and rituals to fuel your artistic endeavors. Get ready to unpack your own bag of tricks and discover new ways to enhance your creativity! Highlights Include: Community Connection: Learn the power of engaging with your creative community and sharing ideas to spark inspiration. Brie and Len share their favorite community-building techniques and how they've benefited from collaborative creativity. One-Word Projects: Dive into the fun and spontaneity of one-word projects! Discover how Len crowdsourced one-word prompts from his community to ignite new creative projects and keep the inspiration flowing. Rose-Colored Glasses: Explore Brie's quirky yet effective trick of wearing rose-colored sunglasses to infuse her surroundings with a cheerful hue. Find out how this simple ritual can elevate your mood and enhance your creative experiences. Rituals for Gratitude: Join Len as he discusses the importance of incorporating rituals into your creative process, from thanking a tree after a photoshoot to embracing moments of mindfulness and gratitude. Expressing Gratitude: Experience the heartfelt gratitude between Brie and Len as they reflect on their friendship and the joy of sharing creative conversations. Discover the power of expressing appreciation for the people who support and inspire you on your creative journey. What's in Our Bag? Community EngagementOne-Word ProjectsRose-Colored GlassesRituals for GratitudeExpressing GratitudeTalking to Other CreativesSticky notesMeaningful Buddies around ArtCreating Supportive CommunitiesMeaningful FriendshipsMentorsInspiration SourcesPhysical Triggers for CenteringThanking Nature (e.g., Trees)Rituals for Creative ProcessesCommunication with ArtTune in to this episode and discover a treasure trove of creative tricks to add to your own bag of tricks! So grab your headphones, pour yourself a cup of inspiration, and join us for an adventure into the world of creativity. Don't forget to share your own tricks with us—we can't wait to hear from you! Explore More: Brie's article on Creative EnergyOur episodes: Journaling Dive into Len's photography adventures, workshops, and more on LenMetcalf.com.Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com. Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Brie Stockwell. Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free.
Navigating Inner Critics, Artistic Journeys, and Sustainable Creativity with Sarah Marie Lacy
Mar 8 2024
Navigating Inner Critics, Artistic Journeys, and Sustainable Creativity with Sarah Marie Lacy
Navigating Inner Critics, Artistic Journeys, and Sustainable Creativity with Sarah Marie Lacy   Join hosts Brie, Len, and special guest Sarah Marie Lacy for a lively and insightful discussion on the nuances of creativity, self-discovery, and the art of living a fulfilling life. In this episode, they dive deep into the complexities of the creative process, offering practical tips, profound insights, and plenty of laughs along the way. 🎨 Embracing the Inner Critic: Learn how to turn your inner critic from foe to friend as Brie, Len, and Sarah share their strategies for acknowledging self-doubt while still pushing forward on the path to greatness. 🌟 Art as a Journey: Explore the metaphorical mountain of creativity with Len as he reflects on the winding paths, unexpected detours, and breathtaking vistas encountered along the way. 💡 Sustainable Creativity: While the conversation didn't reach its peak on this topic, the trio teases the idea of delving into sustainable creativity in future episodes, promising an engaging and enlightening discussion to come. 🎭 Art Therapy and Mentorship: Sarah Marie Lacy opens up about her unique approach to teaching, blending elements of mentorship with the healing power of art therapy. Get ready for some unexpected insights and a few laughs as she shares anecdotes from her experiences in the studio. With warmth, humor, and a touch of flirtatious banter, Brie, Len, and Sarah invite listeners on a journey of self-discovery, creativity, and personal growth. Tune in for an episode that's equal parts inspiration and entertainment, guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired to unleash your inner artist and embrace the beauty of the creative process. Explore More: Check out Sarah's work: www.smlacyart.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smlacyLInkedIn: LenMetcalf.com.Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com. Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Brie Stockwell. Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free.
Just Start! Unleash Your Creative Mojo
Feb 21 2024
Just Start! Unleash Your Creative Mojo
Just Start! Unleash Your Creative Mojo     Dive into the world of creativity with Len and Brie as they unlock the secrets to getting started on your artistic journey!  In this episode of our lively podcast, Len and Brie explore the exhilarating concept of "just starting" and how it can revolutionize your creative process. Strap in for a fun and flirty ride as they break down the barriers to unleashing your creative mojo. Here's what you can expect: 🚀 Overcoming Procrastination: Discover how to kick procrastination to the curb and banish self-criticism by simply diving into your creative endeavors headfirst. 💡 Becoming Present: Learn how starting in your artwork can make you more present and connected with the process, leading to greater fulfillment and artistic breakthroughs. 🎓 Mastery Through Practice: Get inspired by the idea that mastery isn't a destination but a continuous journey of experimentation and growth. Embrace uncertainty and trust the process as you embark on your creative odyssey. ✨ Starting with Success: Len shares his secret sauce for success – starting with a success experience! Find out how to build confidence and momentum by easing into your creative pursuits with familiar and comfortable tasks. 🎉 Encouragement to Try: Len and Brie cheer you on as you take the plunge into creativity! With their practical tips and infectious enthusiasm, you'll feel empowered to start creating and unleash your inner artist. Join Len and Brie as they sprinkle a dash of magic into your creative endeavors and set you on the path to artistic greatness. Get ready to embrace the beauty of the creative process and let your imagination run wild!    🌐 Explore More: Our episodes: Take a BreakCreative February with Takeyce Walter Dive into Len's photography adventures, workshops, and more on LenMetcalf.com.Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com. Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Brie Stockwell. Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free.
Sketchbook Chronicles with Ami Plasse
Feb 7 2024
Sketchbook Chronicles with Ami Plasse
Sketchbook Chronicles with Ami Plasse Get ready for a lively conversation as Len, Brie and their guest, artist Ami Plasse, dive into the world of creativity, art, and authenticity. In this episode, they explore the joys and challenges of daily artistic practice, sharing personal experiences and inspiring insights to ignite your own creative journey. 🎨 Highlights: Gonzo drawing: The joy of creating fast and on the fly!Creative February Challenge: Discover how Ami, Len, and Brie plan to infuse creativity into their daily lives during Creative February, sparking new ideas and pushing their artistic boundaries.The Power of Sketchbooks: Learn why keeping a sketchbook is a cherished practice for artists of all kinds, from capturing fleeting moments to serving as a repository of inspiration and memories.Unleashing Creativity in Small Spaces: Explore practical tips and strategies for finding creativity in everyday life, whether you're traveling, cleaning, or simply carving out five minutes a day to create.The Transformative Magic of Art: Hear about the emotional journey of revisiting old sketchbooks and photographs, and discover how art has the power to evoke memories, emotions, and personal growth.Embracing Imperfections: Join the conversation on embracing imperfections in art and life, and learn how allowing room for mistakes and experimentation can lead to unexpected beauty and growth. Check out Ami's work on Instagram: @amirock73 and @gonzoviz and explore his artwork at gonzoviz.com.  Explore More: Our episode with Takeyce Walter on Creative FebruaryThe Austin Studio Tour EpisdoeDive into Len's photography adventures, workshops, and more on LenMetcalf.com.Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com. Access searchable transcripts of this episode: https://creativemindscoach.com/episode-55-ami-plasse/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Brie Stockwell. Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free.
Creative Catch-Up: Art, Adventure, and Awe
Jan 24 2024
Creative Catch-Up: Art, Adventure, and Awe
Creative Catch-Up: Art, Adventure, and Awe In this lively three-part podcast, Brie and Len engage in a fun and flirty conversation that dives into the world of creativity, photography, and the joy of artful living. Here's a glimpse of what they covered: Part 1: Artful Adventures Len shares exciting tales from his recent photography workshops, including a delightful encounter with a kangaroo.Brie dishes out the details of her artistic escapades, exploring landscapes and finding inspiration in unexpected places. Part 2: The Art of Focusing The duo delves into the creative process, discussing the magic of focusing on one subject and exploring its various facets.Discover the beauty of revisiting familiar places, like Brie's creek, and finding unexpected treasures that spark artistic inspiration. Part 3: Mentorship and Growth Len reflects on the transformative power of positive feedback and one-on-one attention in fostering artistic growth, inspired by his recent art exhibition.Brie shares a heartwarming story about her son's journey into reading and how mentorship plays a crucial role in shaping artistic passions. 🌐 Explore More: "Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life" by Dacher KeltnerOur episode on JournalingDive into Len's photography adventures, workshops, and more on LenMetcalf.com.Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com. Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/     Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com.    Episode image by Brie Stockwell. Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free.