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The Spark & The Art

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The creative life: Interviews with writers, musicians, filmmakers and more.

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The creative life: Interviews with writers, musicians, filmmakers and more.

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Lots of Diversity

By thedproject - Apr 24 2017
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Love the diversity of guests and topics on the show. Keep of up the good work.

FUN FUN FUN!

By Duffash - May 28 2016
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We all need to plug into our creativity more often!

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
2
0
0
0

Lots of Diversity

By thedproject - Apr 24 2017
Read more
Love the diversity of guests and topics on the show. Keep of up the good work.

FUN FUN FUN!

By Duffash - May 28 2016
Read more
We all need to plug into our creativity more often!
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The Spark & The Art

Latest release on Sep 01, 2017

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The creative life: Interviews with writers, musicians, filmmakers and more.

Rank #1: 148 - Streams of income

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http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com//148 – The fact is I’d have to do all
everything. My question was more or less "what should I do first?”

Jun 15 2017

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Rank #2: 147 - Yoga and Art with Jerusha Francisco

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The conversation starts with Jerusha's entrepreneurial leanings and goes on
to her rediscovering her love of painting. How singing fits into her life
and her philosophy on how she deals with what other people think of her.
And the difference between a listening ear, coaching, and advice

Jun 09 2017

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Rank #3: 143 - The power of creating your own work with Samantha Duff

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We talk about what led Samantha Duff to start her own theatre company and
specifically a family theatre with a mandate to ensure theatre is
financially accessible to all.

Apr 21 2017

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Rank #4: 145 - An improvised life with Rebecca Northan

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Improviser, Actress, Producer and professional breath recording artist
Rebecca Northan.

In today’s chat Rebecca reflects on a yearbook quote and how it relates to
her life now and the interesting work that actors do that you didn't even
know were jobs.

May 12 2017

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Rank #5: 150 - Chunking

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I've been listening to the book This is Your Brain on Music - Dr. Daniel J.
Levitin. It's about the science behind what happens to your brain when you
listen to music and what makes it such a powerful thing in the lives of
humans

Jul 07 2017

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Rank #6: 142 - Art as a secondary power

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I'm not really sure how to describe this. Super power seems like it would
be the main power but what is it when your power isn't the main thing? What
if you are a brain scientist who wants to talk about brain donation and
your audience starts to get uncomfortable. What if you have a cool
role-playing podcast and need incidental music to enhance the mood?

Apr 14 2017

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Rank #7: 146 - Selling what you want. Selling what customers want.

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You can sell anything you want. The secret is to sell what other people
want. I’m not going to get into the difference between selling what people
want and what people need I’ll cover that in another episode one day.

May 26 2017

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Rank #8: 140 -Encouragement vs Appreciation

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this week is another semantic exploration. This time about encouragement
and appreciation.

Mar 24 2017

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Rank #9: 138 - What you can control

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

The wisdom to know the difference.

Mar 03 2017

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Rank #10: 137 - Purposefully choosing a career with Andrew Ford

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We talked to animator Andrew Ford a couple years ago and the theme of that
episode was Reach your goal and keep learning. Andrew’s goal was to work at
Disney and now that he’s done it you can hear how his philosophy hasn’t
changed. Even after getting to Disney he still want to just get better.

Feb 24 2017

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Rank #11: 130 - The expectation of our talents.

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I don’t think we can know where our best talents lie. I’m only just
starting to get my head around this so bear with me things may change over
time. 

This whole theory relates to how we perceive our talents and how others
perceive them. What got me to thinking about it is my 8yo daughter was
mentioning that she wasn’t good at math. She says it makes her head hurt
sometimes to think about it. But when we talked to her teacher she said it
was one of my daughter's strong subjects.

Dec 29 2016

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Rank #12: 129 - Illustrating, Hip-hop and professional wrestling with Nic Gregory

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Nic Gregory is currently working with Disney publishing as an illustrator
on a version of Sleeping Beauty. But before that he had his original
hip-hop songs in rotation on Australian radio and toured as a professional
wrestler and won two championship belts for his efforts.

Dec 23 2016

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Rank #13: 126 - Four cores of creativity

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Curiosity. Problem Solving. Expression. Habit & Ritual.

Nov 25 2016

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Rank #14: 121 - Year of pure potential with Ash Thorp

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Ash Thorp is a motion designer, illustrator, artist, and creative director
and has worked on films like Ender’s Game and Total Recall and X-Men: First
Class.

Oct 21 2016

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Rank #15: 116 - The artist and the engineer

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A man and a woman look at a rolling ball machine. The woman is an artist.
The man is an engineer. They both are intrigued by the machine for
different reasons.

Sep 16 2016

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Rank #16: 115 - Many talents can be your talent with Lorraine Harley

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Lorraine has been active in arts and other creative pursuits for her whole
life but she says it’s only recently that she’s really recognizing her
talents for what they are. We talk about how her ‘jack-of-all-trades’
approach to creative work is an asset because she has a lot of fun with
many different types of projects and mediums

Sep 09 2016

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Rank #17: 114 - No one will care about you until they know about you.

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This week is a dream I had about 8 years ago. 

I'm fairly certain that it was in The War Of Art where author Steven
Pressfield said that dreams, especially those that you wake from with vivid
clarity, are there for you to learn from. They are your subconscious share
sharing wisdom with you. They are they are meant to be held within you so
you can internalize and act on the message. So, you aren't meant to share
dreams with others until the meaning has been accepted by yourself - or
something like that. I can't find the part of the book where he talks about
it. So maybe it's a different book.

Sep 02 2016

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Rank #18: 113 - Illustrating, inspiring and immigrating with Lana Lê

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A personal graphic novel about birthmarks and immigration and a blog to
inspire kids to use their talents in drawing to keep them creative. Lana
Lê.

Aug 26 2016

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Rank #19: 112 - Idea & Execution

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112-idea-vs-execution

Aug 19 2016

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Rank #20: 111 - Creativity and curiosity with empathy coach Whitney Hess

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Whitney and I talk about her starting out in computer sciences - and hating
it - loving her writing major and how she stumbled on a course for Human
Computer Interaction which lead her to her first user experience
position. While the whole conversation is fantastic, I think my favourite
part is the last 5 minutes where Whitney builds on how curiosity and
creativity work together.

Aug 05 2016

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155 - Steve Vrooman Interviews Tucker

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I’m your host Tucker and this week is an interview with me for another podcast called Every Speaker Has A Story. It’s a podcast made, and hosted, by Dr. Steven Vrooman. Steve is a professor Texas Lutheran University where is chair of the Department of English and Communication Studies and director of General Education. He’s also done a TEDx talk and published the Zombie Guide to Public Speaking. Steve’s a smart guy. 

Sep 01 2017

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154 - Guestcasts

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A guest cast was a concept I was playing with where other people would do
an insight and inspiration episode. I wasn’t sure if they were going to be
a regular thing or perhaps a Patreon subscriber bonus. I asked a few people
to do some as an experiment and you are going to hear two of them today.

Aug 25 2017

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153 - Teaching and connecting through colouring with Crystal Salamon

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“In the beginning, when I started taking the art class, my art instructor
was using me as the example of 'What Not To Do'”

Aug 09 2017

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152 - The end is beginning

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152-the-end-is-beginning

Aug 04 2017

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151 - Healing your relationship with creativity with Melissa Dinwiddie

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In today’s chat Melissa talks about her 15 year break from making art and
how she came back to art because she was procrastinating while working at
becoming a writer.

Jul 28 2017

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150 - Chunking

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I've been listening to the book This is Your Brain on Music - Dr. Daniel J.
Levitin. It's about the science behind what happens to your brain when you
listen to music and what makes it such a powerful thing in the lives of
humans

Jul 07 2017

Play

149 - Passion and Perseverance with Troy Kokol

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Troy Kokol is a songwriter but as you’ll learn he does more than just write
songs. Recording demos and working as a producer for other artists and
more. Works well with our episode about Streams of Income.

Jun 30 2017

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148 - Streams of income

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http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com//148 – The fact is I’d have to do all
everything. My question was more or less "what should I do first?”

Jun 15 2017

Play

147 - Yoga and Art with Jerusha Francisco

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Read more
The conversation starts with Jerusha's entrepreneurial leanings and goes on
to her rediscovering her love of painting. How singing fits into her life
and her philosophy on how she deals with what other people think of her.
And the difference between a listening ear, coaching, and advice

Jun 09 2017

Play

146 - Selling what you want. Selling what customers want.

Podcast cover
Read more
You can sell anything you want. The secret is to sell what other people
want. I’m not going to get into the difference between selling what people
want and what people need I’ll cover that in another episode one day.

May 26 2017

Play

145 - An improvised life with Rebecca Northan

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Read more
Improviser, Actress, Producer and professional breath recording artist
Rebecca Northan.

In today’s chat Rebecca reflects on a yearbook quote and how it relates to
her life now and the interesting work that actors do that you didn't even
know were jobs.

May 12 2017

Play

144 - laid-off

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I got laid-off and I don't know how to feel about it.

Apr 28 2017

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143 - The power of creating your own work with Samantha Duff

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Read more
We talk about what led Samantha Duff to start her own theatre company and
specifically a family theatre with a mandate to ensure theatre is
financially accessible to all.

Apr 21 2017

Play

142 - Art as a secondary power

Podcast cover
Read more
I'm not really sure how to describe this. Super power seems like it would
be the main power but what is it when your power isn't the main thing? What
if you are a brain scientist who wants to talk about brain donation and
your audience starts to get uncomfortable. What if you have a cool
role-playing podcast and need incidental music to enhance the mood?

Apr 14 2017

Play

141 - Because it's difficult with audiobook narrator Sean Pratt

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With over 900 audiobooks under his belt Sean Pratt is one of the most
sought after book narrators today.

Mar 31 2017

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140 -Encouragement vs Appreciation

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this week is another semantic exploration. This time about encouragement
and appreciation.

Mar 24 2017

Play

139 - Creative cooking & Creative teams with chef Chris Barton

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Chris Barton is a Chef who’s restaurant creates a new menu each week. Chris
recognizes the drain creating a new menu each week would be on him if he
had to do it all alone. We talk about how important his team members are to
both the creating of the dishes but also the success of the restaurant
itself. We talk about the challenges of being in charge charge of this
shared creativity and not wanting to say ‘no’ too often.

Mar 17 2017

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138 - What you can control

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

The wisdom to know the difference.

Mar 03 2017

Play

137 - Purposefully choosing a career with Andrew Ford

Podcast cover
Read more
We talked to animator Andrew Ford a couple years ago and the theme of that
episode was Reach your goal and keep learning. Andrew’s goal was to work at
Disney and now that he’s done it you can hear how his philosophy hasn’t
changed. Even after getting to Disney he still want to just get better.

Feb 24 2017

Play

136 - Clutter

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Clutter is fine when you are using it all. A messy desk means you are there
often and using things. But what about those boxes of old magazines for
that collage you are going to make one day or that carton of video tapes
for the family film you are going to produce. Not only are they taking up
your physical space they are also taking up your mental space.

Feb 17 2017

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iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
2
0
0
0

Lots of Diversity

By thedproject - Apr 24 2017
Read more
Love the diversity of guests and topics on the show. Keep of up the good work.

FUN FUN FUN!

By Duffash - May 28 2016
Read more
We all need to plug into our creativity more often!