72: Unleashing the Artist with Astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor

Mike creates a 3D render of his art for a visually impaired friend and continues his live draws. Mike is then joined by artist, poet, and astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor to talk about her creative journey. They explore her early interest in science and nature and how her career in science led her to unleash the artist and poet within. Dr. Proctor shares her experience as an artist and poet in space and also talks about her new book. Her homework involves the exploration of the concept of JEDI. \

Mushroom in graphite

Mushrooms in mushroom ink

Snow Leopard in ink

Spider in ink

Inspiration4 supporting St. Jude

“Space2Inspire: The Art of Inspiration” (Amazon)


Richard Garriott (Explorer’s Club)

Challenger Deep

Marinas Trench

Cinquain poem


Netflix series “Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space”

Polaris Program

Space2Inspire video

YouTube video of painting in orbit



Foundation series

Hari Seldon

Man from Atlantis

Stargate SG-1

Battelstar Galactica

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

===== How to reach Dr. Sian Proctor =====

Instagram – @DrSianProctor

Twitter – @drsianproctor

Web – DrSianProctor.com

Space2Inspire – myspace2inspire.com (shop)

“Space2Inspire: The Art of Inspiration” (Amazon)

===== How to reach Mike Hendley =====


Instagram @Mike_Hendley 

Twitter @MikeHendley

Show notes at DrawingInspiration.fm

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