I feel very fortunate to be able to dive into the minds of my favorite artists through podcasts. There’s nothing more inspiring to me than hearing the stories, routines, struggles, processes, tools and insights learned over time from artists that I admire.
What an amazing time in history, where we have such deep access to the creative minds of our generation. Even though it feels like we’re in a state of total chaos at the moment, I can’t imagine a more interesting time to be alive.
A killer resource for non-stop interviews and insights from professional artists is a podcast called ‘Adventures in Design with Mark Brickey‘. Here are a couple episodes that I’ve been enjoying this week and I’ve also dropped a link to listen to the first half of the podcast that Mark and I recorded together for episode 420 last year. If you are a professional artist, I highly recommend becoming a member of the Circle of Trust for full access to all the full-length podcasts. Well worth the price in my opinion!
Click and listen below to laugh out loud, add some new tricks to your arsenal, spark your imagination and potentially improve your work flow.
“Skinner returns to take you on an emotional rollercoaster that will exercise your demons and help you make peace with the world at large. Underneath the wild facade of lizard on lizard art is a complex artist working through what makes us all human and an unending search for truth. Mark and Skinner connect through a humanizing interview that we all need to hear to start reconnecting with the people around us. By sharing the life experiences that shaped these two creative powerhouses we can further understand the artist behind the work and the motivations underneath everything…”
Since the first time that I laid eyes on Skinner’s work I was immediately sucked into his vortex of controlled chaos and mesmerizingly colorful details on top of details, bursting from every inch of every piece. I love everything about this podcast with Skinner! It’s funny, it’s deep, it’s touching, it’s inspiring and ridiculous all at the same time! He also recently released the greatest dance music album of all time and you can stream or purchase it here.
“Let the bell toll to announce the second coming of Benny Gold. With the pressures of an uncertain future in a soft market Benny Gold has kept true to his roots and fought hard for what he loves and has pushed his brand farther than he ever dreamed with his first sticker. In the face of adversity he has doubled down with a firm belief in his vision and opened a brand new shop in the heart of San Francisco to further pursue his quest to create. This isn’t work. This is true passion. Benny Gold shows us how to use your dreams as your life’s compass and maintain a youthful outlook even if the odds or your age seem stacked against you…”
This one is a nice blend of art, business and learning to become a master of our own minds. I love Benny’s outlook on life and it really comes through in everything he puts out into the world.
“Get ready to expand your mind and tickle the back corners of your psyche as Chris Parks returns to our plane to share his adventures in design and beyond. While some of the ways Chris might spend his time wouldn’t be your first choice on a list of activities, what he has learned and brought back to share is incredibly engaging and well thought out. Our psychedelic ambassador has recently completed an ayahuasca ceremony and gives Mark a complete breakdown of how the ceremony works and what he experienced during the eight hour journey. As the episode unfolds themes of creativity and the artist’s role in society come to light as well as how on earth Chris took these incredibly lighted illegal cave photos. Trust us, this episode will expose you to a few new paths to take and where you consider the boundaries of your reality.”
Always a blast talking with Mark and I jump on opportunities when someone lets me talk about myself for 2 hours. I try not to hold back when I do these, so I hope you enjoy it and don’t unfollow me afterwards. Haha
“The extraordinary artist, Martin Wittfooth joins the DTFH to talk about art, nature, and ayahuasca.”
This podcast was my first introduction to Martin’s work and it was fascinating to hear about the symbolism and meaning behind his powerful and beautiful paintings.
This entire album is rad, but I especially love this track about Aesop’s drive to draw and paint when he was younger and how easily our passions and artistic potential can fade if the fire is not continually stoked. I also really dig the album artwork for this record that was created by the inter-dimensional sorcerer of paint, ink, vinyl, and pixels, Mr. Alex Pardee
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