248 - How to Find Your Artistic Voice with Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon RETURNS to the show!

In this episode I chat with creative superhero Lisa Congdon about her new book "Find Your Artistic Voice".

In this episode we talk about the tips and tricks of finding your creative voice. We chat through

- The essential ingredient of "Openness to Experience"

- Being fluent in your medium is essential to FLOW state

- How quantity leads to quality

- MUCH MUCH MORE!

LISA has SO MUCH creative wisdom! You are going to LOVE THIS!

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SHOW NOTES

Lisa Congdon - https://lisacongdon.com/

Follow Lisa on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon

Lisa's New Book 'Find Your Artistic Voice'
https://lisacongdon.com/collections/books/products/find-your-artistic-voice-by-lisa-congdon-signed-copy

Wired to Create
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SI02E62/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

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SPONSORS

Freshbooks
Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

Skillshare X Adobe Fresco
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.

This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.

Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2

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247 - The Top 6 Most Important Things My Creative Heroes Taught Me

Like all my creative heroes I am standing on the shoulders of my creative heroes! In this episode I go through the 6 talks that changed my creative career, the crucial lesson each one taught me and how it impacted my creative career and a dramatic way. I cut all the fat from this episode and it is a super shot of creative pep!! DRINK UP!!!

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SHOW NOTES

Max Tempkin - Creative Mornings Talk
https://creativemornings.com/talks/max-temkin

Aaron Draplin - Creative Mornings Talk
https://creativemornings.com/talks/aaron-james-draplin/1

Nancy Duarte Ted Talk
http://ted.com/talks/nancy_duarte_the_secret_structure_of_great_talks?language=en

Frank Chimero - Shape of Design Talk
https://vimeo.com/17084347

Jad Abumrad 99u Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OH9p3hnWCY

Joseph Wu ADHD Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7zwPRSFjgY

Austin Kleon - Negative Approach Article
https://austinkleon.com/2019/07/16/a-negative-approach/

Joseph Gordon Levitt / Rian Johnson - Creative Processing Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/originality-imitation-rian-johnson-filmmaker/id1472587591?i=1000447233910

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SPONSORS

STORYBLOCKS
This episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!

ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

Get 15% my new Cotton Bureau t-shirts using promo code PEPONDEMAND at cottonbureau.com/people/andy-j-pizza

Newspaper Club
Make your own beautifully printed Newspaper ON DEMAND with Newspaper Club. CPT listeners can get 10% off, tune in to the episode to find out how! https://www.newspaperclub.com

246 - Embracing Your Essence with 'The Dark Crystal' Executive Producer Halle Stanford

Hello, World!

Today on the show we have the President of Television at the Jim Henson Company, Halle Stanford!!! For anyone who has listened to half an episode of this podcast knows how huge this is for us! WE ARE THE BIGGEST HENSON FANS!

Halle is the executive producer on the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and if you haven't seen it, go binge this thing right now! It's a creative masterpiece and a scale of puppetry the world has never seen before!

It was an absolute delight to sit down with Halle and pick her brain on all the creative insights she has gained over her years at Henson as a ten time Emmy nominated producer. This episode has a deeply special place in my heart and I am so lucky to get to know Halle! Halle has a soul full of hope and healing and is SUCH a perfect guest for our show! You are going to love her.

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SHOW NOTES

Halle Stanford
https://www.henson.com/executive-team.php#halle-stanford

The Dark Crystal - Age of Resistance
http://www.darkcrystal.com/

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Audio Assistance by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Freshbooks
Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section”

Skillshare X Adobe Fresco
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creators, entrepreneurs, and curious people everywhere.

This fall, Skillshare teamed up with Adobe to create exclusive online classes showcasing the possibilities of Adobe Fresco, a brand-new drawing and painting app with revolutionary brush technology, available free to download on your iPad today.

Get two free months of Skillshare and check out new classes for the new Adobe Fresco app by going to http://Skillshare.com/creativepep2

Baron Fig
Tools for Thinkers! For every Confidant sketchbook sold Baron Fig plants a tree! Get 15% off your new sketchbook, planner, backpack and more at baronfig.com by tuning in for your promo code !

245 - How To Find Next Level Influences That Equal Next Level Work

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

― Haruki Murakami

If you want work that feels like no one else's you need to be consuming totally different influences. You art what you eat!

Should you be influenced by your modern heroes and peers or only with your own life? I would say YES... AND MORE!

In this episode I run through my Creative Influences Pyramid and share everything I've learned about taking influence in ways that get the most powerful results in my creative practice!!

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SHOW NOTES

Frannerd - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGuM95MSU8

Andy J. Pizza Creative Mornings Talk - https://creativemornings.com/talks/andy-j-miller

Austin Kleon Scenius - https://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/111861449541

Austin Kleon - Influences Family Tree - https://austinkleon.com/2018/10/06/climbing-your-own-family-tree/

Beeteeth Dan Christopherson - https://beeteeth.com/

Remy Charlip - https://www.remycharlipestate.org/about

Karoly Reich - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A1roly_Reich

Steve Coogan Marc Maron - Impressions - http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-983-steve-coogan

Rian Johnson - Genre - Creative Processing Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/originality-imitation-rian-johnson-filmmaker/id1472587591?i=1000447233910

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Audio Assistance by Chris Graham Mastering

Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

STORYBLOCKS
This episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau!

ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

Get 15% my new Cotton Bureau t-shirts using promo code PEPONDEMAND at cottonbureau.com/people/andy-j-pizza

Newspaper Club
Make your own beautifully printed Newspaper ON DEMAND with Newspaper Club. CPT listeners can get 10% off, tune in to the episode to find out how! https://www.newspaperclub.com

244 - Where Your Most Powerful Creative Work is Hiding with Frannerd!!

FRIENDS!!! OR SHOULD I SAY FRANDS!? FRAN IS BACK!!!!

You're favorite illustrator and YouTuber is BACK on the show and this is a very very special chat. I hung out with Fran while I was in NYC recently and and during one of our chats I flipped on some microphones so I could share this conversation with you.

PUT YOUR SCUBA GEAR ON CUZ we go DEEP in this one.

REAL DEEP.

And I think that's good because this is where our most powerful creative work is found!

In this episode we cover:

- The Pros and Cons of living in the big city as an artist

- Where our most powerful creativity is hiding within us

- FLOSSING

- FLOSSING

- AND... MORE FLOSSING!! HAHA

TRIGGER WARNING: Fran very graciously shares her experience of growing up with a physically abusive father, so if there's trauma around that subject for you be aware we go into that with a significant amount of detail.

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SHOW NOTES

Frannerd
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/frannerd/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/frannerd13

Shop - https://wearenicehumans.com/

Leah Goren Skillshare - Learn to Paint with Gouache - https://skl.sh/31xW3XW

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!

www.alexsugg.com

Audio Assistance by Chris Graham Mastering

Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast

https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare
Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

COTTON BUREAU
This episode is also brought to you by Cotton Bureau! ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS: you can go to cottonbureau.com and upload your t-shirt design today and start selling your t-shirt designs in minutes. They are high quality, you can sell them right through their marketplace and They even use a fancy printing process which means you can print in full color without sacrificing quality. Go to cottonbureau.com now to start selling your designs on demand today.

FRESHBOOKS
And big Thanks to our sponsor Freshbooks. Freshbooks is accounting software specifically designed for small businesses. They make invoicing, expenses, payments, accounting, estimates, proposals extremely easy. Do yourself a favor, streamline the admin side of your creative business today and go to Freshbooks.com/creativepep to get a 30 day free trial and don’t forget to enter Creative Pep Talk in the “how did you hear about us section” Thanks Freshbooks

243 - How to Find Your Medium, Quit Second Guessing, Get Out of Your Head and MORE!

Today's episode is EXTREMELY SPECIAL! WHY? Because we have a SUPER SPECIAL GUEST: SOPHIE... MY WIFE!!

Sophie is reading me questions for this super special episode of Ask Dr. Pizza and it's a delight!!

Lot of practical takeaways from this episode, things that have recently helped me gain clarity, take action and create some breakthroughs in my creative career. LOTS OF GOLD NUGGETS in here, including some from my wise partner Sophie. DON'T MISS IT!!

We cover:

- Finding Your Style and Medium

- How to Stop Second Guessing Things

- Collaboration Strategies

- How Much Should You Share with Your Audience

- AND MORE!

GET YOUR TICKETS TO CREATIVE PEP RALLY NOW BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!! creativepeptalk.com/tour

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SHOW NOTES

David Allen on Tim Ferriss Podcast
https://tim.blog/2019/09/03/david-allen-getting-things-done/

Laci Jordan - Find Your Illustration Style
https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Digital-Illustration-for-All-Discover-Cultivate-and-Share-Your-Unique-Personal-Style/910481864?via=lih-promo-banner

Ask Dr. Pizza Theme by Ben Worley
http://benworley.work/

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
www.alexsugg.com

Audio Assistance by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

STORYBLOCKS

This episode is brought to you by Storyblocks Video. Story Blocks give you studio-quality 4k stock video without blowing your budget. If you need b-roll, after effects templates, or video motion background you gotta check out Storyblocks Video. Head to storyblocks.com/CreativePepTalk to learn more about Storyblocks Video today.

242 - What to Do When the Flow Stops with Loveis Wise

Nothing's better than feeling like you're right at the center of your path and everything is just FLOWING... but the flip side is true too: NOTHING IS WORSE than feeling completely lost and miles away from your calling.

What do you do when your old goals become obsolete for one reason or another, and you find yourself lost and untethered?

In this conversation with my friend Loveis we explore this very tricky topic and what we've learned about getting back on the path, back in our flow and back on the pulse of the creative narrative that's attempting to be birthed from our lives.

Loveis Wise is an L.A. based illustrator who has worked with clients like The New Yorker, Google, Instagram, The New York Times and many many more!

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SHOW NOTES

Loveis Wise

https://loveiswiseillustration.myportfolio.com/projects

https://www.instagram.com/loveiswiseillu/

Snowy Day

https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ezras-books/the-snowy-day/

LISA CONGDON

https://lisacongdon.com/

SHYAMA GOLDEN

https://shyamagolden.com/projects

JAMILLA OKUBO

https://www.jamillaokubo.co/

KEHINDE WILEY

https://kehindewiley.com/

KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

https://www.jackshainman.com/artists/kerryjames-marshall/

Faith Ringold

https://www.faithringgold.com/

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!

www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering

Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast

https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community for creators. With more than 25,000 classes in design, business, and more, you’ll discover countless ways to fuel your curiosity, creativity, and career. Take classes in social media marketing, mobile photography, creative writing, or even illustration! Whether you’re looking to discover a new passion, start a side hustle, or gain new professional skills, Skillshare is there to keep you learning, thriving, and reaching those new goals.

TWO FREE MONTHS OF SKILLSHARE: http://Skillshare.com/creativepep

PATREON

This episode is also sponsored by YOU... well that is if you're a Patreon backer! You can become a sponsor of the show today, every little bit counts, even just a $1 an episode makes a huge difference. Become a Creative Pep Talk Creative PEPperoni by going to Patreon.com/creativepeptalk

241 - Crucial & Inspiring Insights That You Need to Hear Today (HitRECord X 5 Year Anniversary Special!)

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Had I known the 3 insights I share in this episode 5 years ago, I might be twice as far in my creative career as I am today.

ALSO this episode is CHOCKED FULL of insights like this from the Creative Pep Talk and HitRECord communities!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE We are just about to hit 5 years of this podcast?? I can see no better way to celebrate this show than to put what it's really all about at the front and center of this episode. And what is it all about? YOU of course!!

Within 10 seconds of this episode I was full of so much joy and love I instantly had tears in my eyes! CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR IT!!!

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN EPISODE!!! IT IS SO SO SO SPECIAL!

For a full list of episode credits, and to see everyone who participated in the project, go to: https://hitrecord.org/creativepeptalk

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PAST 5 YEARS UNBEATABLE! UNFORGETTABLE! AND CREATIVELY SUPERCHARGED!!! YOU ARE ALL THE BEST!

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SHOW NOTES

Hitrecord.org/creativepeptalk

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CREDITS

Support Creative Pep Talk on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/creativepeptalk

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

Thanks to Alex Sugg for our soundtrack!
http://www.alexsugg.com

Mastering by Chris Graham Mastering
Check out Chris' Six Figure Home Studio Podcast
https://www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/podcast/

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SPONSORS

This episode is sponsor-less as a way of making this collaboration a pure celebration of creative collaboration!!!