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68: Taming Inner Demons with Pencils and Magic with Marta Witkiewicz

Mike talks about a recent course, some new pieces in his online store as well as revealing his 2022 theme. Mike is then joined by Marta Witkiewicz who talks about her journey from the forests and meadows to Poland to a world of magic and fantasy. Marta talks about her demons and how art has…
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67: For the Love of Watercolor and Observation with Ian de Hoog

Mike talks about a change to Patreon, some new artwork, and setting your theme for 2022. Mike is then joined by artist and educator Ian de Hoog who shares his creative journey that involves music and art. Ian goes into detail about his tools and his approach to creating. They explore his recent works and…
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66: Rediscovering Creative Identity Through Fine Art with Stephanie Darlene Greenwald

Mike brings some snow and talks about Nomad Sculpt for iPadOS. Stephanie Darlene Greenwald joins the podcast to talk about how she recently rediscovered her art again after spending two decades as a graphic designer. She shares her expertise as an artist/illustrator as well as a businesswoman and a single parent. She talks about how…
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65: Character Design, Caricature, and Embracing a Creative Mindset with Stephen Silver

Mike talks about his recent mushroom ink piece and shares a view into his pencil case. Mike is then joined by Stephen Silver to talk about the creative journey that has allowed him to work at Disney, Nickelodeon, and many others. Stephen shares what inspires him and how he arrived at the point of being…
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64: Reflections, Creating with Mushroom Ink, and Social Media

Mike takes an episode to reflect on being a creative over the last couple of months. He explores some of the challenges we experience and considers how to build a recipe for recovery for your creative practice. He then answers questions about creating mushroom ink and then painting with it and ends with what a…
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63: Exploring Curiosity and Nature Journaling with Bethan Burton

Mike talks about a very special crossover episode of this podcast. He also talks about Inktober and an NFT drop. Bethan Burton, artist and host of the “Journaling with Nature” joins the show to talk about capturing and documenting the world around us. She talks about fine-tuning your senses and using intentional curiosity to find…
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62: Scientific Illustration, Flying Trilobites and Social Media with Glendon Mellow

Mike talks about some recent work, podcast starter packs, and Inktober plans. Artist and writer Glendon Mellow joins the podcast to talk about scientific illustration also know as #sciart. He talks about his journey from a fine art degree, to retail and then writing for Scientific American. Mike and Glendon talk about the tools of…
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61: Connections, Embracing Challenges, and Enjoying the Present with Gayle Kabaker

Mike completes another page in his nature journal, visits a local historic site and talks about prompts like #sciartseptember and Inktober. Artist and teacher Gayle Kabaker joins the podcast to talk about her creative journey from fashion illustrator to portraiture and cover design. She recently complete her seventh cover for The New Yorker Magazine. She…
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60: Connecting with Friends and Finding a New Creative Path with Artist Alvin Chong

Mike prepares some starter packs for those interested in a list of curated episodes around certain topics. He also shares a strategy in how to share your work. Alvin Chong joins the podcast to talk about his beginnings and his journey from creativity and back again. Alvin talks about his art, his tattoo business, and…
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59: Turning a Passion into a Tool for Change with Wildlife Artist Sophie Green

Mike gets a little too close to a possessed 1936 Dodge and draws some more insects. Wildlife artist Sophie Green joins the podcast to talk about her creative journey from teacher to an accomplished and successful artist. Sophie talks about her recent pieces from elephants, to bisons, penguins and whale sharks. Sophie donates a percentage…
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