Join the “Calm and Creative Podcast” with host Volta and artist Samantha Barnes for an inspiring conversation on nurturing your creativity. Discover the power of a morning drawing practice, overcoming self-doubt, and embracing the joy of creating. Get ready to unlock your creative potential and find resilience on your artistic journey.
- Morning Drawing Practice:
- Samantha shares her morning drawing practice as a way to start the day.
- Materials and Accessibility:
- Samantha emphasizes that you can start drawing with basic materials like a pen, pencil, or any available tools.
- You don’t need expensive supplies; even the back of an envelope and a Biro can work.
- Overcoming Negative Self-Talk:
- Many people believe they can’t draw, but Samantha encourages everyone to give it a try.
- Constraints and Creativity:
- Setting constraints or time limits on your drawings can help overcome perfectionism and self-criticism.
- Embrace Failure and Resilience:
- Samantha compares artists to weebles, toys that wobble but don’t fall down.
- Failure is part of the artistic journey, and artists must keep sowing seeds of ideas and projects to find success.
- Be Kind to Yourself:
- Treat yourself as you would a dear friend when assessing your work.
- Negative self-talk is counterproductive and often stems from fear.
- The Joy of Creating:
- The act of creating art is where the real joy lies.
- Losing yourself in the process, accompanied by music or spoken word, is a form of mindfulness and meditation.
- Digital Detox:
- Turning off notifications on your phone can help reduce distractions and enhance your focus on creative activities.
- Don’t let constant digital interruptions disrupt your creative flow.
- Stay Consistent:
- Samantha shares her advice on building a creative habit.
Connect with Samantha Barnes:
Instagram @samanthabarnespaints https://www.instagram.com/samanthabarnespaints/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/samanthabarnesartsocial
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaBarnesArtPage
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