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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
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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
Read more
We all need to plug into our creativity more often!
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The Spark & The Art

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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: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: 110 - JUST DO! - Sol Lewitt’s Letter to Eva Hesse

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Eva Hesse was a sculptor and ran into a bout of creative block and wrote to
Sol for some advice. I’ve never read Eva’s letter but I feel I can get a
gist of what she was saying. She was planning what she was going to do to
get out of her creative block. She was thinking about how should could get
passed her creative block.

Jul 21 2016

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Rank #15: 100 - Two Interviews With Tucker

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I’ve had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple podcasts since I started
this podcast and the hosts of those shows were kind enough to let me
re-publish them here as my celebratory 100th episode.

May 13 2016

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Rank #16: 97 - Inspire yourself by inspiring others with Lorian Dean

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Lorian Dean is an elementary school art teacher in Florida during the day
and does illustration for children’s books outside of work. In today’s chat
we talk about a teacher who inspired her, her own passion for teaching and
her work as an illustrator. Her passion is obvious and infectious and I
can’t imagine any kid not being inspired by her enthusiasm for art.

Apr 15 2016

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Rank #17: 81 - Failure, Fear & Just Getting Started

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What is the failure you’re so afraid of? What is failure for that matter?
You get to create your own definition of failure. Nobody else can tell you
when something is a failure because it depends on their definition of what
failure is.

Dec 18 2015

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Rank #18: 80 - Design as a Trade with Aaron Draplin

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Aaron Draplin loves life and loves his work. From the daily activities of
cleaning the house to the technical process of creating a logo or book
design. He’s proud of his family and gives himself to everyone. That caring
and pride shows in his work and you can hear it in our conversation.

Dec 04 2015

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Rank #19: 78 - Songs that let you question the world with Jonathan Ferguson

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The process Jonathan Ferguson followed for writing songs for his new album
Telltale Heart, anonymity, how taking your art seriously doesn’t mean you
have to take yourself seriously and the power of art to make you question
and reflect on things

Nov 20 2015

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Rank #20: 77 - The message is more important than the work

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If the work is more important than the art you know what is more important
than the work?

The message. The why. The reason you do the work. The reason the spark goes
from smile and  excitment to actual act of bringing it to reality.

Nov 13 2015

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