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Summary: Painter and Video Game artist Justin Kunz teams up with Jon Woodbury, a Photographer and Entrepreneur to discuss the ins and outs of creativity. How do you become a more creative thinker and apply it to the important areas of your life? Join Jon and Justin and myriad interesting guests as they bring the creative mindset to everyone.
(In case you missed it, listen to Episode #1 of TCP.) Yeah, yeah, so we're a few weeks after the start of the new year, but I can promise you that we have some pretty awesome advice that will help you get so much out of these next 50 weeks that it won't matter that you started a couple weeks late! So don't worry if maybe a few of your goals have already fallen by the wayside. We're here to power you up, inspire you, and help you create a pretty amazing 2014. As a heads up, we are going to start doing a Q&A section on the show so send us your questions via email or on our Facebook page. Listen to episode #2 on iTunes Show Notes: Jon's new project that he talked about: www.comicconphotographer.com. Information on the coin Justin designed for the US Mint: http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/commemoratives/?action=2014CivilRights Jon's 7 Habits to develop for a more creative new year Pay close attention for "offers" the world gives you. Everything around you can be a starting point for something. In a rut? Look for what is being offered! Play the "What If" game. Allow yourself to ask "stupid" questions and play with ideas. Find the playground of your unconscious mind. Figure out what kinds of situations let your subconscious mind wander and explore. Know where you want to go. Set up a Just start. Jump in. Create something. Write things down. Anything. It helps you remember ideas, hone and refine the good ones, and cull out the less promising ones. Control the impulse for perfection. Adopt "create and iterate" as a method (there are always exceptions to this one. Some things DO need to be polished upon release.) Justin's Creative Goals for this year I. HOW am I going to create? Creativity is not a single ability or a single act. It’s a combination of thoughts and actions that yield outcomes which are later identified as original and worthwhile. It’s really a pattern of behavior, or a methodology. In order to be at our most creative, it helps to first create the conditions conducive to fostering creativity. 1. DESIGNATE TIME: creative work (2-3) hour blocks 3+ times a week John Cleese on creativity “A Moment of Insight” — • The answer arrives when we least expect it. • As soon as it arrives, we know it is the solution. It feels like a revelation. 2. REST: pause, sleep, recreation, breathing, stretching, hiking, walking, exercise, nutrition “Sharpen the saw” - Stephen R. Covey Your mind is your primary creative tool. It is the master of your eyes, ears, mouth and hands, and you are the master of your mind. But remember that your mind lives inside your body. It only has access to the resources provided by your body for its health, and your body only as access to the resources you provide for it. So eat right, exercise, and get enough rest. 3. PLAY: reflect, daydream, ponder, muse, wonder, meditate How to inspire creativity according Zig Ziglar: Make time to be quiet. Go walking. Unwind your mind. Think on the information you have received. New ideas will be born from the combination of information in the quiet reflective times. Jonah Leher - “Creativity is not a single thing. We call it creativity as if there were just one way to be creative, but creativity is really a catch-all term for a variety of distinct thought processes, each of which is essential at different parts of the process.” “Our brains consume more energy when we’re daydreaming than they do when we’re focused.” “Creativity is the residue of wasted time.” - Einstein “The itch of unwritten words…” - Bob Dylan 4. Clean studio: organize space weekly, de-clutter, dust “Cleanliness is next to godliness” 5. Prioritize main things: P.O.W.E.R. = paint, organize, write, exercise, read Show and Tell Jon: The website www.99u.com - Insights on making ideas happen Justin: How to Draw by Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO CREATE THIS YEAR?
As I was thinking about getting this podcast started, I met Dan Coleman. I met him while shooting his incredible family photos and we bonded immediately. He is a writer in Utah and is as fascinated with creativity as I am. I interviewed him in anticipation of That Creativity Podcast becoming a reality and am excited to put the conversation out for you all! Look for more collaboration with Dan going forward as well. He's a great guy and a talented artist. Dan can be found at: http://dcolemanbooks.com/ You can purchase "Gifts and Consequences" on Amazon.com. You can subscribe to this podcast and download this and other episodes on iTunes.
Painter and Video Game artist Justin Kunz teams up with Jon Woodbury, a Photographer and Entrepreneur to discuss the ins and outs of creativity. How do you become a more creative thinker and apply it to the important areas of your life? Join Jon and Justin and myriad interesting guests as they bring the creative mindset to everyone.