133 - The 3 Obstacles Blocking Your Creative Magic (and How To Move Through Them!)

 
 

When done right, creativity is like magic or even alchemy. If you know what you’re doing, you can turn a blank page into something truly valuable! In this episode we will explore what might be holding you back from making your own creative gold!

And what better inspiration for finding creative magic, than the one and only Harry Potter? Let’s dive deep into the wizarding world to find our own sorcery. In other words, this episode could be called “Harry Potter and The Creative’s Stone” haha!!

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132 - Lettering Legend Erik Marinovich

It is my honor and privilege to bring you an in depth interview with lettering legend Erik Marinovich.

Erik is such an inspiration to me, both in life and art. He’s such a sweet guy and is also just INSANELY talented. This episode is jam packed with creative wisdom!

A few of the topics we cover in this week’s episode:
- Creative Community
- Passion
- Advice for Electricians
- Curiosity
- Insecurity
- Raisin Farms!

We also have background vocals provided by none other than my buddy Bob Ewing and my new friends Sean Tulgetske!

Erik Marinovich
http://www.erikmarinovich.com/

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Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

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131 - Find Your Roadmap

A creative career can feel like randomly stumbling in the dark. In this episode, I’ll tell you how you can find a model for success that can guide you into making the next right move for your creative business.

If you're feeling lost in the dark, this episode can help you find your path.

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Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

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130 - Win in Business without Winning the Creative Lottery with These Are Things

Today I talk with pin and patch masterminds These Are Things. These Are Things is a partnership between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory.

In this episode we talk through the rollercoaster of running your own business and how to build a sustainable business with blood, sweat and tears, rather than on pure luck.

These Are Things just launched a new business to help YOU make your own Enamel Pins & Patches. If want to get into the pin and patch game, but don’t know where to start, look no further:
http://thingmfg.co

These Are Things
https://thesearethings.com/

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Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

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129 - How to Remedy Creative Burnout

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What do you do when your creative spark goes out? What happens when you've lost the will to grind out that good side hustle? How do you recover and relight the fuse when you can't get out of bed, you can't see the point and you've lost your inspiration and excitement?

In this week's episode I want to talk about a very real and recent encounter with my own burnout and how I relit that spark in a major way.

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Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

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128 - Solving Creative Block with 18 SUPER SPECIAL GUESTS!

I’m insanely excited to bring you this episode! This episode is jam packed with wisdom from 18 leading creative professionals. In fact, I’m just completely humbled to bring you these greats.

This episode will give you tried and tested answers to this question: what do you do when you’re feeling discouraged in your creative work? I know you’re going to find these answers and insights extremely helpful, but even more so, I hope you just feel encouraged to hear these masters struggle with the same things you do!

MASSIVE THANKS to these CPT friends for contributing to this episode and promoting the new CPT book. It’s a dream come true.

The Guests:
Aaron Draplin - http://draplin.com/
Meg Hunt - http://meghunt.com/
Dan Cassaro - http://www.youngjerks.com/ 
Little Friends of Printmaking - http://thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com/
Chris Piascik - http://chrispiascik.com/
Stefan Sagmeister - http://sagmeisterwalsh.com/
Mary Kate McDevitt - http://marykatemcdevitt.com/
Nathaniel Russell - http://nathanielrussell.com/
Kate Bingaman Burt - http://www.katebingamanburt.com/
Chuck Anderson / No Pattern - http://www.nopattern.com/
Nate Utesch - http://nthnl.com/
Danielle Evans - https://marmaladebleue.com/
Darren Booth - http://darrenbooth.com/
Debbie Millman - http://www.debbiemillman.com/
Christopher David Ryan - https://hellocdr.com/
Sarah Walsh - sarahwalshmakesthings.com
Tad Carpenter - http://carpentercollective.com/
Teagan White - http://www.teaganwhite.com/

Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK!
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Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends!
Find out more:
Creativepeptalk.com/cpr

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Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!
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127 - The Key to Unlocking Your Artistic Voice

Finding your unique artistic voice might just be the key to creative career success. So what’s the key to finding it? 

In this episode we talk about the key mindset shift that helps put you on the road to finding your voice, with a systematic, step by step process.

Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK!
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Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends!
Find out more:
Creativepeptalk.com/cpr


Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

126 - How to Make Big Career Changes When You Have Little Time

You ever have those moments when you look around at your life and wonder how you got there? Do you try to silence that little whisper in your mind that says ‘this is not what you’re supposed to be doing with your life!’?

In this episode we talk about embracing that voice and taking action. Life is too short to play it safe and live a life you’re not proud of.

Find the secret stash of time and energy you're wasting and maximize it for the career change you want to make.

Creative Pep Talk THE BOOK!
creativepeptalk.com/shop/thebook
Creative Pep Rally - a day long workshop pizza party celebration with Andy J. Pizza and friends!
Find out more:
Creativepeptalk.com/cpr


Thanks to our syndicate Illustration Age, you can find this show at www.illustrationage.com/creativepeptalk

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! soundcloud.com/metavari

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

Twenty20 - Stock Photos that don’t suck!
Get your first 5 photos free at twenty20.com/cpt