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Everyday Creative People is a series of conversations and interviews exploring what it means to live a life driven by curiosity, creativity, and love, over fear. Through sharing our own journeys, we hope to inspire listeners to (re)discover their inner leader, tap into their creative potential, and welcome the challenging moments of learning and transition in the pursuit of a well-lived life. If you're seeking to live and lead more powerfully, we invite you to listen in as we reflect on our ...
 
Convos with Creative People is a podcast about creative paths and processes. Each episode features interviews with creators of all genres and mediums, and discussions on writing, art, design, marketing, music, podcasting, and more. Hosted by Brian LeTendre. You can follow me and keep up with my creative projects on Twitter @seebrianwrite. _____________________________________________ CWCP Theme music: Dreamer by Kevin MacLeod, used under CC. Link to original work: https://incompetech.filmmus ...
 
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CelebritySprayPaint, Dimitri Dimka joins me on the podcast this week. Love this guy's art! Appreciated his story and straightforward approach. Dimitri tells me about moving to Canada from Russia and finding his art again, later in life. Great one! https://www.instagram.com/celebrityspraypaint/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/2MGL4XU2LCJC47c7VvSwuE…
 
This week on the podcast we continue our European convos with Isabel Carreńo, an illustrator from Spain. Isabel's work captures the essence of the french cinema, rockstars, and icons like Audrey Hepburn with just a few perfect lines. Her illustrations and pretty and classic, I love them. Isabel tells me how she was drawn to her type of illustration…
 
This week we are chatting with UK artist, Kim-A-Tron! Kim Thompson is an artist out of Nottingham, England and it was my pleasure to be able to connect and talk about creativity with someone on the other side of the world. Spoiler: Creatives in the UK deal with the same stuff that you and I do. I love Kim's work, it's bold and colourful with reclai…
 
Back at it and in video with Marketer Elaine Decleir! Elaine humanizes marketing and teaches me a few things along the way. I really enjoyed Elaine's sincere intensity and it was great to hear about her creative and business partnership with previous podcast guest, Robin Lindner. The duo makes up Robin and Elaine and it was nice to get a peek into …
 
Songwriter, producer and lead singer of the band Electric Enemy, Jim Lawton says how he got into music, the band and their latest single and his advice for future musicians. A real, fun and honest chat about music which anybody can listen to. Instagram: @Electric Enemy Twitter: @ElectricEnemy_ You can check out their website for more info about con…
 
Ideas. Aren’t they the best? Is there a sentence as full of possibility as “I have an idea."? They are the beginning of everything. For us creative people, ideas are the name of the game. It’s what we work in. Creative living is having an idea, make an idea happen, over and over again. But things get messy. It’s not as simple as that in reality. Be…
 
Corporate, portrait and band photographer, Hans-Peter talks about how he became a professional photographer, how he managed to work with big bands like Muse and Stereophonics and his advice for future photographers. If you're looking to go into photography, this episode is for you! You can check out his photos on Instagram and twitter: @hpvv His we…
 
BLOG + is a companion to the creativepeople-blog.com Every creative has been there, deep in the ruins of an idea we were once excited about. We’re might be embarrassed, we’re certainly confused and it could lead to us questioning ourselves as creatives. It’s painful and one of the worst parts of creative life, but what if it’s supposed to be this w…
 
Free-lance concept artist, Andrei Riabovitchev talks about becoming a professional concept artist, how he managed to work with big names like Disney, Netflix and Universal and his advice for future concept artists. If you are looking to go into the world of VFX this one is for you! You can check out Andrei's art via his Instagram: @riabovitchev…
 
This week, the wonderfully contagious Isabelle Poirier is on the podcast - Izzy is a creator and founder of the Ottawa Design Club - She sent me a copy of the beautiful semi-annual zine they produce, and... it is like a present from a friend with perfect taste! The two of us talk about how cool it is that we get to create with other people, how her…
 
What is the formula for creativity? Is there one? This week's guest, photographer Taylor Jones tells me about his formula for creativity and how it led him to create Dear Photograph. He tells me about his grandfather's 10 Rules for Life and we take a left turn into the world of sports. Back in the studio this week for my excellent chat with Taylor.…
 
Creative Project Manager Marcia Pondayi talks about her journey in creating her own business, her podcast 'The Candid Creator', and why there needs to be more creatives! If you're looking at starting your own creative business, or in need for some creative inspiration - this episode is for you! You can check out Marcia's podcast 'The Candid Creator…
 
Free-lance writer Tetyana Denford talks about her recent poetry book Conversation with Grief, her spark for her new trilogy in prose and her thoughts on how COVID-19 has affected the creative industry. If you are looking to self-publish, this episode is for you! You can check out her writing here: https://www.tetyanadenford.com Twitter and Instagra…
 
This week the podcast is #kwfamous with brand designer Robin Lindner. Robin is one-half of Robin + Elaine (Elaine, you must be on the podcast sometime!), and she is the owner of the most adorable puppy you will ever see. We have a great, giggly time talking Kitchener, what she learned early about failure and her ideal design community. Great one! F…
 
Sometimes I wonder if this entire podcast is just me getting people together to overthink creativity. Because I love how today's creative person, Allison Poprocks, approaches her work, she doesn’t worry about it. I really enjoy it when people like Allison are on the pod – balance all this overthinking out. Allison is a Kitchener Artist currently re…
 
When Mel Milton talks about his love for art, he means the love you have for your family. They can piss you off, but you love them, and you're in this thing together. This week's creative person is illustrator Mel Milton - He is an illustrator from Utah who has worked for Disney and Marvel and 2 volumes of his own "dooks" (listen to find out what t…
 
This week's creative people, Dharma & Mikayla come from the world of theatre. An industry that has been on pause longer than almost every other. So where did these two turn for creative expression? To the strange comforts of smutty books and podcasting. Not Your Mother's Bookclub is a sexy book podcast made by Dharma & Mikayla, and these two are a …
 
I had an idea a couple of months ago, I was listening to the book “The Practice” by Seth Godin, and I thought - talking about this book with a fellow creative would make for some fantastic conversation. About that same time, today’s creative person, Krista Kankula was on my radar. She is an artist and creativity coach. The exact kind of person that…
 
We're 75 episodes into this exploration of creativity and there is no better guest for this little milestone than OBGM's frontman, Densil McFarlane. The OBGM's are a genre-defying punk band out of Toronto, and I'm so glad I got the chance to chat with Dens. This guy knows what's up. We chat about his approach to rock music, branching from his refre…
 
This week on the pod I'm talking creativity, leaving Christianity, and marketing with Joshua Harris. Josh has a very interesting story, regardless of your views of Christianity. He was 21 when he published "I Kissed Dating Goodbye", a book that exploded and became a literal "Tipping Point" in Christian culture. Fast forward 20+ years - Josh has sel…
 
Several issues affect highly creative people that Sam Bennett files under the heading of creative duality. In this episode, she explores three specific dualities that often trouble the highly creative person and offers up some ideas about how you can bring these opposing ideas closer together. You’ll hear about: the desire for things to stay the sa…
 
Today I am chatting with brand and wedding photographer Arana Del Mundo. I love Ariana's photos, her vibe and passion are contagious and I think you're going to love this chat. She had some excellent insights on rest - and how it makes the work better. How she creates an emotional creative space for the clients that she works with and why she doesn…
 
For this week's episode, we're trying something a little different, and sharing with you an interview from Sam's OTHER podcast, "The True Freedom Symposium: The When, What, Why and How to Quit Your Day Job and What's REALLY on the Other Side." You can find it wherever you get your podcasts - just search for "True Freedom" and it should pop right up…
 
This week, Sam Bennett is answering some frequently asked questions about fears, confidence, and vulnerability. Tune in to hear her thoughts, wisdom, and advice; as she answers such questions, like, “How do I find the confidence to start a creative project?” or, “I would love to know how one gets back the fear of vulnerability to create your best w…
 
Hey creative people! This week I'm chatting with doc-filmmaker / comedian Jackson Rowe. Jackson just released his new docuseries called For Heaven's Sake - you can catch that on CBC Gem or Paramount+ now. I loved getting to know Jackson a bit! He tells me about his journey through The Second City, what guides his choices and how he approaches comed…
 
“Ideas seek you out like bees find flowers,” or “You refuse to take, ‘No’, for an answer.” Those are just some lines from Sam Bennett’s poem, “Ode to the Highly Creative Person.” She wrote it in honor of the highly creative people in her life. Listen and see how much of yourself you recognize in her prose. ---- Find out more about Sam and her commu…
 
This week I'm talking to design director Raj Sidhu - Raj talks to me about his years being a graphic designer, having to learn to speak "business" and standing up for the value of design. Are you a creative who feels like they have trouble focusing their ideas? Or a creative person who doesn't do a "creative job"? I think you'd really enjoy this ep…
 
Do you have a lot of unfinished projects laying around? Well, one of the characteristics of highly creative people is the neverending collection of half-finished projects. In this episode, Sam Bennett shines the light on some of the things that she knows to be true about your unfinished projects. She then talks about some strategies to help you dec…
 
This week I enter the world of Justin Atkins. Justin is a photographer and artist who's work is bold and vibrant. I loved getting to know Justin, hearing about his an set alter-ego, hearing about his process, and being jealous of his high school experience. Great one. Do it up! Justin Atkins on Instagram Music for this episode was by Bonkers Beat C…
 
Do you find yourself overthinking even the tiniest of details? In this episode, Sam Bennett provides ten signs that you might be overthinking things just a bit. Take a listen and see if any of the signs resonate with you. And yes, all this overthinking (or as some of us call it, just good common sense) can be a sign that you are a Highly Creative P…
 
Have you ever had an idea come to you already finished? And instead of acting on it, you dismissed the idea and didn’t take any action? If so, Sam Bennett has an important newsflash for you: don’t refuse the delivery. Ignoring an idea download is like getting a package addressed to you and leaving it unopened. It’s a mystery of how and why ideas ap…
 
This week I am chatting with Los Angeles street photographer Matthew Anson - I love Matt's photos, he captures LA in a way that I really connect with and I'm so glad I got to meet and chat with him a bit. Matt and I talk (defend) tumblr, talk about what he has learned about the world taking photos on the streets, and what happens after we die. Grea…
 
Today, Samantha Bennett explores the world of the non-artistic highly creative person. Many non-artistic highly creative people don’t think of themselves as creative because they aren’t crafty or artsy. But they have a mind that just won’t quit. Having a non-artistic highly creative person in your life is a wonderful blessing. And if you are lucky …
 
In this inaugural episode, Sam Bennett shares ten qualities and characteristics of highly creative people. So, if you think you are one, this episode may answer some of the questions about why you act the way you do. Everyone has at least one zone of creative genius. But, some people have multiple zones of genius. These people are known as highly c…
 
Sam Bennett shares three strategies to help nurture and expand your idea process. Because, yes, you have ideas. Loads of them. You have ideas about your ideas. You have ideas that wake you up in the middle of the night. You even have ideas about other people's ideas. Sometimes you get an idea that appears in your brain and you immediately squelch i…
 
Sam Bennett brings light to the highly creative person’s love for nuance and subtlety. If you ask a highly creative person a question, they're likely going to start by saying, “Well, it depends.” All that gift for nuance, subtlety, and gray area leads to over-complication. Highly creative people will overcomplicate a paper bag. In this episode, Sam…
 
This week I am chatting with tattoo artist Anna Matheson. She talks about opening her shop right before the pandemic, finding her lane and, tattooing stories! Anna is a delight and I had the best time chatting with her. Check out Anna's Instagram to see all her lovely work! Has the pandemic changed how you view art? I'd love to hear your story. DM …
 
This week I'm chatting with alt-music artist, Mandolynne. The two of us chat about working through pain, being positive but anti-good vibes only, and Lady Gaga! Mandolynne tells me about the role music has played in helping her work through a tough past, and how she free-writes every day. Gooood one. Listen to The Pines by Mandolynne…
 
Hey creative people! Got a great one this week. Lego artist, (And former video game tester) Jonathan Farrell is sharing his incredible perspective on following your dreams, letting go of your dreams, and finding peace in the middle. Do it up. Check out Jonathan's incredible Lego art on Instagram: Music by PandaRaps Creative Confessions…
 
This week I'm chatting mental health and Pokémon with illustrator Julie Campbell. Julie, or Jushmu, is an artist that makes cute and colourful pins, prints, and stickers, and it was an absolute pleasure to get to know her. We talk about how creativity and anxiety often go hand and hand, being complicated and drawing cute girls for cute girls' sake.…
 
Convos with Creative People is a podcast about creative paths and processes. Each episode features interviews with creators of all genres and mediums, and discussions on writing, art, design, marketing, music, podcasting, and more. Hosted by me, Brian LeTendre. In this episode I dug into the 2009 archives of the Secret Identity podcast for an inter…
 
Buckle up because we're going out with a bang! This week I am joined by baker and firecracker Lenore Johnson and I'm just holding on. haha Lenore Johnson owns Lenjo Bakes right here the pod's hometown, Kitchener Ontario. (Check out the shop) Lenore and I barely talk about creativity but we also actually talk pretty much only about creative living. …
 
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