We watch the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting and ponder what makes an artist great, and how the sound of paint shmooshing and scraping makes us feel.
We answer some listener questions, from suggestions for specific pens to more philosophical musings about productivity and profitability.
What do you do when someone else says the things that you say to yourself? Why do they like to feed our impostor syndrome?
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We tried reading a book and gave up. So we talk about self help or inspirational books, and about giving up.
We get a visit from Merlin Mann, and talk about - well, a lot of stuff. What to call yourself, tall poppy syndrome, and micro-creativity.
Why are we mean to our younger selves, when they were trying out new things? Can we be nicer to our now-selves by being nicer to our then-selves? Also, did Julia ever really like hockey?
Julia is very excited about some workshops she’s been taking lately, and we talk about the ups and downs of taking different kinds of classes to try new things or improve your craft.
Some followup, some crap news, some Pollyanna attitudes. We discuss how we’re dealing with some failures and frustrations.
We took a quiz on creative types, and it spun into a discussion about what that actually means. And if it matters.
HOMEWORK: How would you describe yourself as a creative person?
We tricked our respective husbands into joining us for a conversation about being creative and not, and putting up with us. (And by tricked, we mean we asked them.)