The So Free Art Podcast

By Sophie Lawson, Transgender Artist

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Art is Powerful, it can change your life, like it has for Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson, who shares not only Drawing and Painting Tips, but how Art can help Heal your life, and allow you to start Facing your Fears.

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227 • THIS MONTH AT ART CLASS : JULY 2022
35:48
This month, at Art Class I ave a been mostly ... painting :) In this ‘One Time At Art Class‘ episode I look back over the past few weeks of Art Class, Life Drawing, and Urban Sketching with the Plymouth Arts Club. Co-host lilDENNiS and Kitty are back once again, as we talk about tings like: Abandoned Shopping Trolleys, Happy Little Ancients, Shaking Life Models, The Joy of Trying New Things, Painting Trees, Seagulls, Portrait Drawing, and Willies :) Hope you enjoy this month at Art Class episode :)
Aug 07, 2022
226 • FINDING FREEDOM IN STRUCTURE
28:07
This 'About The Tings' episode is an early morning Walk and Talk about Finding Freedom in Structure. Co-host lilDENNiS was fast asleep, but he missed out, because I talked about stuff like: Structure vs Non Structure, How Animals Seem More Alive in the Early Hours, The Beauty of Sun Rises, Getting Tings Done, Structure and Focus, Stealing Milk from People's Doorsteps, How Routines Are Not For Everyone, Finding Balance, Structure in Non Structure, Feeding the Seagulls, Social Anxiety, and there's a bit of 1920's Style Music :) Hope you enjoy.
Jul 31, 2022
225 • THE UPS AND DOWNS OF LIFE
34:30
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk around the woods talking about The Ups and Downs of Life. Co-host lilDENNiS didn't show up, but that didn't stop me talking about tings like: Exploring Your Local Area, Synchronicities, Flowing With and Against Life, Feeling Overwhelmed, The Ups and Downs of Life, Nature and Colours, Numbers and Astrology, Trees and Roots, Seeing The Bigger Picture, Is Time Speeding Up?, and I get attacked by some stinging nettles :) Hope you enjoy.
Jul 24, 2022
224 • WHAT CREATES GUT FEELINGS?
30:51
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk around the local park asking, What Creates Gut Feelings? Co-host lilDENNiS stayed at home, but the sun was shining as I dived into topics like: Quantum Physics, Sending Signals Through Time, The Confusion Caused by Using Words, Feeling Energies In Space, What Creates Gut Feelings?, The Anime Steins Gate, Becoming Our Higher Self, Spirits Seeing Colours, and I Get Something Stuck In Me Shoes :) Hope you enjoy.
Jul 17, 2022
223 • THIS ONE TIME AT ART CLASS AGAIN
29:44
In this ‘One Time At Art Class‘ episode I look back over the past few weeks of Art Class, with Life Drawing and Urban Sketching at the Plymouth Arts Club. Co-host lilDENNiS and Kitty were here, to talk about tings like: An Oil Painting Workshop with Belinda Reynell, Sketching In The Rain, Singing In The Church, Parakeets Outside The Window, Urban Sketching Time, Life Drawing, The Shape of Hair, and Having the Poops :) Hope you enjoy this 'one time at Art Class' episode :)
Jul 10, 2022
222 • RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
34:53
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about our Relationship with GOD, Connecting to GOD, and Communicating with GOD :) lilDENNiS stayed at home again, but there were lots of birds out playing :) Some of the topics include: Having a Relationship with God, What is GOD?, Hearing Voices during Meditation and Lucid Dreams, Connecting with Animals, Super Computers, AI, and Robots, Is Our Ultimate Aim as Humans to Become a GOD?, The Gender of GOD, and I have a lil Sing Song :) Hope you like.
Jul 03, 2022
221 • NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
41:38
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about how Nothing Lasts Forever, Accepting What Is, and Being In The Rain :) lilDENNiS stayed home in the dry, as I got caught in a downpour, but the show must go on as they say, so I recorded this one under the shelter of the trees, which created lots of nice ambient sounds to enjoy :) Some of the topics I talked about included: Breaking Things, How Nothing Lasts Forever ... Not Even Our Physical Bodies, Letting Go of Attachments, The Sound of Rain, Is the Future Changing the Past?, Spirit Possession, Our Energy Bodies, Thoughts and Wifi, My Therapist, Meditating on Someone You Love Dying, Posing for Modelling Videos and Photos, Accepting What Is, and some Pigeons wonder about :) Hope you like.
Jun 26, 2022
220 • THE MOON, THE STARS, AND FULL MOON FASTING
45:42
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Midnight Walk and Talk about The Moon, The Stars, and Full Moon Fasting :) It was a beautiful clear night, so I was able to see the Full Moon, Stargaze, and even a Fox! Some of the topics on this one include: The Relationship Between Time, Space and Dimensions, Zooming In On Stars, Is The Moon Dead?, What Do We Look Like To Stars?, Are Stars Time Machines?, Two Day Fasting, Diarrhea and Purging, The Spirit Realm, Belly Rumbles and Social Anxiety, Moon Gazing, Silence and Noise, and I Connect with a Fox :) Hope you enjoy this one.
Jun 19, 2022
219 • THIS ONE TIME AT ART CLASS
46:46
In this 'one time at Art Class' episode I look back over the past seven weeks of Art Class, with Life Drawing, Still Life, and Portrait Drawing at the Plymouth Arts Club. Co-host lilDENNiS was here with Kitty Kisses, as we talked about stuff like: The Struggles of Drawing Faces, Clothed vs Nude Models, Having Fun while Creating Art, The Unpredictable Nature of Watercolours, Drawing What You Love, Shadow Shapes, Overcoming Mind Games, Capturing The Essence of a Model, Drawing The Male Body, Using Different Art Tools, Straight and Curved Lines, Social Anxiety, and I eat a Cadburys Caramel Twirl. Hope you have fun with this one :)
Jun 12, 2022
218 • AYDIAN DOWLING INTERVIEW – TRACE APP
53:23
In this one I got to interview Aydian Dowling, whose a transgender superstar, having appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show, and the cover of Mens Health. Co-host lilDENNiS was a bit shy, so didn't get to ask any questions, but he was by my side, giving me support ... because I was pretty nervous! I'm so glad I faced the fear and got to interview Aydian though, because it was so much fun. Some of the topics we talked about include: Aydian's Story, The TRACE App, Bringing Transgender Mums Together, How Aydian Chose His Name, Designing The Trace App Logo, Body Dysmorphia, Denial and Shame Cycles, The Power of Writing, Realising You're Not Alone, Transitioning via the Body vs Mind, What Happens When We Die?, Being Thankful for Technical Issues, and I have a Drinky Poos :) Thank you Aydian for helping me face my fears. Really hope you enjoy this one :)
Jun 05, 2022
217 • WAKING REALITY AND THE DREAM STATE RELATIONSHIP
54:27
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about The Relationship Between Waking Reality and The Dream State :) Co-host lilDENNiS came out with me on this one, as I sat by a tree for a bit, than went for a lil walk. Some of the topics include: How The Dream is like a Teacher, The Co-Creation of Waking Reality, Back and Forth Nature of the Waking and Dream States, Stepping into Your Fears, Facing Monsters, How Fear and Love are Entangled, Being Ok with the Word God, Dream Interpretation, Some of My Recent Dreams about Entities, My Spirit Animal the Robin Shows Up, I wonder if The Dream Realm is Actually God?, and I get attacked by some Doggies :) Hope you enjoy.
May 29, 2022
216 • WACOM WIZARDRY WITH JONNY DUDDLE : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE
50:32
In this one I look at an article entitled 'Wacom Wizardry with Jonny Duddle', from issue 3 of the ImagineFX art magazine. Co-host lilDENNiS had fun with this one, as we talked about stuff like: The Wacom Cintiq 21UX, Procreate Painting, Keyboard Shortcuts, Does anyone actually use the Stylus Pen Eraser?, Trying Different Wacom Nibs, Planning Your Physical Environment, Buying Cheap Old Graphics Tablets, Experimenting with your Wacom Setup, and I sing a lil Jonny Duddle song! Thumbnail for this episode shows Jonny Duddle's monkey character from the article. Hope you had fun with this one :)
May 22, 2022
215 • ARTISTS BEWARE! THE MIND LIES!
57:32
In this co-host lilDENNiS and I sit down and say Artists Beware! As we talk about how The Mind Lies. Some of the topics covered on this one include: Looking Over Your Old Art, Drawing Negative Shapes, The 'Awareness' Super Power, OCD, How Art Beautifully Represents Entanglement, Why The Mind Lies during the Drawing Process, Putting Yourself Out Of Your Comfort Zone, Betty Edwards and The Mind, Negatives Disguised as Positives, Art Reveals That Reality Is An Illusion, Learning New Skills, Viewing Your Art With Fresh Eyes, and Kitty Kisses :) Hope you find this one useful.
May 15, 2022
214 • THE FEAR OF REJECTION
30:20
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about The Fear of Rejection. While co-host lilDENNiS stayed inside, I got to play on the swings lol Some of the topics on this one include: How Artists Have To Deal With Rejection, The Multiple Layers of Emotions, Lucid Dream Healing, The Film Virtual Nightmare 2000, Being Circumcised, Adam and Eve, The Beauty of Trees, How The Fear of Rejection is Currently Dictating my Life, Talking to Parents about Childhood Trauma, Having to Shower Naked at School, Social Anxiety, The Fear of Saying Hello to People, and Shopping Trolleys :) Hope you enjoy.
May 08, 2022
213 • GOING BACK TO ART CLASS AND LIFE DRAWING
52:46
In this one I talk about Going Back To Art Class, after I returned this week to Life Drawing with the Plymouth Arts Club. Co-host lilDENNiS was here with me for this one, as we talk about stuff like: Social Anxiety, Life Drawing Skills, Getting Back into Art, Facing Fears, Art Tools, Using Cheap Art Supplies, Viewing Other Artist's Work, Male vs Female Form, Synchronicities, Multiple Pencil Cases, What's In My Art Bag?, Judging Proportions, Quick vs Long Poses, and Drawing on the Floor. Hope you have fun with this one :)
May 01, 2022
212 • FACING FEARS WITH DESIRE
59:25
This 'About The Tings' episode is a sort of Walk and Talk about Facing Fears with Desires. Co-host lilDENNiS stayed at home, as I talked about topics like : Entangled Opposites, The Spirit Realm, Multi-Layered Fears, Accepting Yourself, Social Anxiety, Going to Art Class, Feeling Emotions, Embracing Masculine Attributes, A Crying Baby Triggered Me, Transitioning via Baby Steps of Fear, Can We Ever Know What God Is?, Reverse Engineering Big Fears, Dealing with Rejection, Spirit Possession, Synchronicities, Feeling Angry, Lucid Dreaming, Reality Shape Shifting Around Us, and Bobby the Dog has a sniff :) Hope you enjoy.
Apr 24, 2022
211 • WE NEED TO FORGIVE JIMMY SAVILE
48:52
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk with me Mum about how We Need To Forgive Jimmy Savile. Co-host lilDENNiS pops in for the second part, as I go a bit deeper on some of the topics. Some of the stuff we talk about include: Was Jimmy Savile Possessed?, Suffering Child Abuse, Sneaking Outside As The Opposite Gender, Removing Jimmy Savile's Headstone, Thrill is An Addiction, Forgiving Yourself, Was Jimmy Savile Sent From God?, Jimmy Savile's Spirit, We Are Jimmy Savile, and We Have a lil Sing Song at the end :) Hope you enjoy.
Apr 17, 2022
210 • WHY I LOVE NATURE
10:04
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk around Plymbride Woods, right on the outskirts of Dartmoor, where I discuss Why I Love Nature. There was no co-host lilDENNiS on this one, but there were plenty of: Birds, Ponies, and Sheep as I talked about stuff like: The Sounds of Nature, The Smells of Nature, The Colours of Nature, Animals and Freedom, How Death is like a Tunnel, and a Smiling Sheep Shows Their Teeth :) Hope you enjoy this one.
Apr 10, 2022
209 • SOD THIS, WHAT DO I WANT?
40:02
This Attack of the Cows 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk around Saltrum, the local woods, where I ask What Do I want?, and talk about the Struggles of Finding Focus. It was so cold and windy today that co-host lilDENNiS stayed at home in the warm, but some of the topics I talked about include: Asking What Do I want?, The Art of Loving book by Erich Fromm, Family Issues, Caring With Other People Think, Atlantis and The Golden Age, Is Making Videos a Distraction?, Being Unable to Focus on Studying, The Day Job, Ducks, My Birthday, and a bunch of Cows Sing Us A Song while having a poo :) Hope you enjoy this one, and sorry if the wind got a bit mental at times.
Apr 03, 2022
208 • WHAT IS THE DREAM REALM?
57:31
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk / Sit and Think, where I wonder, What is the Dream Realm?, Are Dream Figures Conscious, and How Do Dreams Link to The Shadow Self. Co-host lilDENNiS stayed at home for this one, while I sat in the sun, down by the river Plym talking about topics like: Is The Dream Realm A Sub Conscious Playground?, Does the Dream Realm Exist Independently Of Us?, Universal Laws of The Dream Realm, How Meditation, Death, and Dreams All Share The Same Space, Dream Figures Known as The Hag and Hat Man, Are Dream Figures Linked To Our Shadow Self, Does Time Exist In The Dream Realm?, Is The Waking State a Dream?, Are We Already Dead?, Is a Higher Being Dreaming Us Into Existence?, Are We Stars In The Night Sky?, A Recent Lucid Dream Experience, and I Need To Clean My Camcorder Lens :) Hope you like this one.
Mar 27, 2022
207 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTAL LIGHT? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
42:31
In this one I look at the Art Fundamental Light, which is the first of 7 from an ickle article entitled 'Why Learn The Art Fundamentals', from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing. Some of the topics covered on this one include: How Relationships Are Everywhere In Art, The Interconnectedness of Lights and Darks, Light and Illusions, Learning To See As An Artist, Shading Spheres Drawing Exercise, Ambient Lighting, Drawing From Life vs Drawing From Imagination, Light Source Types, and I wonder ... Are We Surrounded by Spirits? :) Thumbnail for this episode shows Devin Korwin's Point Light Source Image from the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book. Hope you like this episode.
Mar 20, 2022
206 • THE WORLD’S GONE MAD AND MIND ATTACKS
29:39
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about how The Worlds Gone Mad, Mind Attacks, and Freedom of Speech. Co-host lilDENNiS stayed inside today, but there were lot of birds out playing, as I walked around the local parks talking about topics like: F1 Driver Nikita Mazepin Sacked For Being Russian, The Russian vs Ukraine ting, Discrimination and Double Standards, F1 Drivers Signing Away Their Freedom of Speech, Black Lives Matter and Russia Are The Agenda, How There's Two Sides to Every Story, The Main Media is Lying, Robins and Spirit Animals Showing Up, How Everything is Inverted, Stopping Hormones, The Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy, Mind Attacks Telling Lies, Walking Round A Tennis Court, and I do a lil Rap :) Hope you enjoy this one.
Mar 13, 2022
205 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTALS? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
58:17
In this one I look at an ickle article entitled 'Why Learn The Art Fundamentals', from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing. Some of the topics covered on this one include: Why Learn the Art Fundamentals?, What Are the Art Fundamentals?, Realistic Drawing vs Drawing From Your Imagination, Limitations of the Mind, Balancing What To Learn, Making Studying Fun, Gesture Drawing, Learning Composition Naturally, The Fear of Learning Anatomy, Feeling Overwhelmed, Learning to See as an Artist, and I need a Drink :) Thumbnail for this episode shows the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book cover. Hope you had like this episode.
Mar 06, 2022
204 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART 6
34:16
This 'About the Tings' Dump and Doodle spectacular, is part 6 of the Face Masks and Freedom series. Co-host lilDENNiS was alongside, as we spoke about the latest developments with The Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy, including such tings as: Peaceful Protests, The Police Force Hiding Their Faces, Using Common Sense, Facing Fears, Mind Attacks, The Madness of Canada Right Now, Positive vs Negative Energies, How It's Time To Get Off The Fence, The Earth Won't Put Up With This Forever, The Recent Plymouth Storm, Speaking Up, The Mainstream Media Lies, Corruption, Saying No, and I talk a tiny bit about a recent Dream :) Hope you like this one.
Feb 27, 2022
203 • OPEN AND CLOSED POSES WITH VICTORIA KOSHELEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE
47:30
In this one I look at an article entitled 'Open and Closed Poses with Victoria Kosheleva', from issue 6 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing. Some of the topics covered during this beautiful article include: The Importance of Pose, Balancing Opposites, Body Language, Open and Closed Poses, Asking Questions, Facial Features, The Power of Props, Lines, Shapes, and Colours, and Victoria Kosheleva's Fun Character Designs. Thumbnail for this episode shows the fox character, by Victoria Kosheleva. Co-host lilDENNiS enjoyed this one, hope you do too :)
Feb 20, 2022
202 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART 5
59:59
This 'About the Tings' episode, is part 5 of the Face Masks and Freedom series. Co-host lilDENNiS was by my side, as we spoke about Facing Fears, Standing Up For Yourself, and lots of other topics like: The Canadian Truckers Protest, The Interconnectedness of Everything, Does our Shadow Self have a Shadow Self?, Are We Our Higher Selfs Shadow Self?, How Freedom is Linked to The Shadow Self, Fractals, How You Can't Run Away From Your Shadows Forever, The Importance of Remembering to Have Fun, My Automatic Writing Journal, and there's some Lucid Dreaming Talk :) Hope you like this one.
Feb 13, 2022
201 • LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT EXPERIENCES PART 7
1:01:49
This 'About The Tings' episode is about the Lucid Dream Realm, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Co-host lilDENNiS takes off his jumper, as I throw on my wig, for this jump down the Lucid Dreaming Rabbit Hole! Some of the topics include: How The Energy Body Feels Like A Full Body Orgasm, Shapeshifting Entities, Visiting Familiar Places in Dreams, False Awakenings, Facing The Shadow Self, Doublegangers, Going Backwards Through Wormholes, How Dreams Can't Fully Simulate Electricity and Water, The Out of Body State, Seeing White Noise, Fireballs In The Sky, and I announce who won issue 19 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine :) Hope you enjoy like this one.
Feb 06, 2022
200 • CELEBRATING 200 EPISODES
2:36:11
In this 'About the Tings' episode, we're Celebrating 200 Episodes of The So Free Art Podcast. Co-host lilDENNiS threw a surprise party, as him and the rest of the gang: wore party hats, set off party poppers, and even bought a Birthday cake! We talked about all previous 200 episodes, so the topics were all over the place ... it was like a big psychedelic trip down memory lane :) I want to say Thank You so much for listening to ting ... it really does mean a lot. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You ... hope you enjoy it :)
Jan 30, 2022
199 • THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS REVIEW
59:46
In this 'About the Tings' episode, I talk about The Matrix Resurrections. Co-host lilDENNiS enjoyed this one, but he did have to cover his ears from time to time to avoid spoilers. Some of the topics include: What My Mum Thinks of The Matrix Resurrections, 10 Tings I Love and 10 Tings I don't Love about The Matrix Resurrections, How the Film is Like a Piece of Artwork, The Future of Virtual Reality, Life and It's Sprinklings of Humour, Falling Back To Sleep within A Lucid Dream, The New Agent Smith Actor, Entangled Opposites, The Red and Blue Pills, Being Transgender, Adventures of The French Bloke, Face Masks and Freedom, and I talk about Farts again :) Hope you like this one.
Jan 23, 2022
198 • ARE ALIENS US FROM THE FUTURE?
44:11
In this 'About the Tings' episode, I wonder, Are Aliens Us From The Past? lilDENNiS took a time out to spend some quality time with Kitty, so the co-host for this one was an Alien :) Some of the topics include: The Event Horizon Podcast, Aliens and Ancient Civilisations, Time Travel, Earth's Shadow Self, Are Pyramids Time Machines?, Vanishing Civilisations, Who Are The Grey Aliens?, The Evilness of the Mind, Are Aliens Breeding Humans For Food?, Entangled Opposites, Negative Energy Manifesting Physical Illness, Are Spirits Pure Energy?, World Wide Cataclysms, Mind Attacks, Parallel Time Lines, and I Drink A Beetroot Herbal Tea :) Hope you like.
Jan 16, 2022
197 • DUMP AND DOODLE THE SHADOW SELF
53:05
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Dump and Doodle The Shadow Self, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS takes control of this one, as we talk about stuff like: The Shadow Self is an Earth Bound Spirit, Mums recent 'More Real Than Real' Dream, Ink Scribbling Doodles, How I was Wrong About Setting Goals, Facing Your Fears is Hard, My White Light Jesus Dream, Feeling Overwhelmed By Your Goals, Procrastinating, The Power of Awareness, Video Games, Is There An End To Existence?, Black Holes and Reptilians, What Happens When You Go Into General Anesthesia?, and I talk about My Plans for Episode 200 :) Hope you like this one.
Jan 09, 2022
196 • GOALS, DEATH, AND VIDEO GAMES
25:44
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about Goals, Death, and Video Games :) It was a very Gloomy, Wet, and Windy day, so co-host lilDENNiS decided to stay indoors; Sorry if the wind gets a bit noisy at times! Some of the topics I talked about included: Is It Worth Setting Goals?, The Last Moments Before Death, How Time Slows Down During A Car Crash, Matrix Resurrections, Passion Planners, Gran Turismo 3 Wet Weather Sound Effects, How I thought 2021 would be The End of the World, Fall Guys, Need For Speed Rivals, Gran Turismo Sport, and a lil Bird shows up at the end. Hope you enjoy :)
Jan 02, 2022
195 • CHRISTMAS WITH MUM
15:31
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Christmas with Mum. Co-host lilDENNiS was with us, as we talked about stuff like: Favourite Christmas Films, Jesus, Buying Presents, Was God a Male?, and there's a Christmas Sing Song :) Happy Christmas!
Dec 24, 2021
194 • DUMP AND DOODLE F1
32:09
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Dump and Doodle F1, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS listens in, as I talk about stuff like: F1 Season Finale, David Coulthard and Respect, Lewis Hamilton and His Values, Racing Instinct, Legendary Rivals, What Is Success?, Max vs Lewis, Senna vs Prost, The FIA and Race Fixing, How You Don't Have To Win To Be A Winner, Coloured Pencils from the 90's, Being Emotional, Freedom, Supernatural by Dr Joe Dispenza, The New Matrix Film, A Recent Semi Lucid Dream, Video Game Addiction, 9 Year Time Loop of 2012 - 2021, The Video Game Sayonara Wild Hearts, and It's Beginning To Feel A Bit Like Christmas :) Hope you like.
Dec 19, 2021
193 • CROP CIRCLES
29:33
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about Crop Circles :) It was too cold for co-host lilDENNiS today, but some of the topics on this one include: Fake vs Real Crop Circles, Other Dimensions, The Shapes of Seagulls, Ancient Structures, Recent UFO Sighting, Frequencies and Water, and there's a bit of Singing! Hope you enjoy.
Dec 12, 2021
192 • WTF IS GOING ON? PSYCHIC ABILITIES, FEAR, CONTROL, & THE SOCIETY BUBBLE
33:05
In this 'About the Tings' episode, I wonder, WTF is Going On? What is happening to The World? Some of the topics me and lilDENNiS cover include: How Fear is Controlling The World Right Now, Splitting of the Time Lines, People of Love vs People of Fear, Premonition Dreams, Hitler and Australia, Psychic Abilities, Being Transgender, Getting Taken In By The Society Bubble, The Endless Circles of Life, and we get to meet Peter the Penguins Christmas Friend :) Hope you get something out of this one.
Dec 05, 2021
191 • THE PERSONALITY TEST WITH ILSE HARTING : A CDQ ART-ICKLE
37:27
In this one I look at an article entitled 'The Personality Test with Ilse Harting', from issue 18 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing. Some of the topics covered on this one include: The Importance of Lines and Shapes, Planning Your Colours, Limiting Being Overwhelmed, Seeing Your Characters as Actors, Asking Questions, The Circular Relationship Between Writing and Drawing, Using Online Clothes Shops for Reference, How Static Poses can still have Energy and Personality, The Power of Props, and How It Always Comes Back to Drawing. Thumbnail for this episode shows the first gamer girl character, by Ilse Harting. I love Ilse's characters, they're so full of fun ... hope you had fun with this one too :)
Nov 28, 2021
190 • DUMP AND DOODLE BOO
28:21
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Dump and Doodle Boo, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS and Kitty are here, as we talk about stuff like: My Relationship with Money, Playing Video Games, The Endless Search For Our Creator, Feeling Unsatisfied, Old PlayStation Magazine Demo Disks, Christmas Time is Video Game Time, Xbox vs PlayStation, Finding Balance, Buying Too Many Tings, and The Christmas Penguin Pops In to say Hello :) Hope you like :)
Nov 21, 2021
189 • SMOKESCREENS
27:10
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about Smokescreens :) Co-host lilDENNiS sat in me pocket for this one, as we talked about topics like: Smokescreens, Climate Change, The Cycle of Earth's Seasons, Black Lives Matter, Protesting, Magic and Technology, Fighting for Freedom, Ancient Civilisations and Nature, Melting Stones, Knowing When You're Going to Die, Trees Losing Their Leaves, and Choo Choo! Hope you like :)
Nov 14, 2021
188 • DUMP AND DOODLE POO
25:56
This 'About The Tings' episode is another Dump and Doodle ... a Dump and Doodle Poo, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS is here too, as we talk about stuff like: Eating Chocolate Biscuits, Everything Is Both Good and Bad, Video Games, DNA, Christmas Time, Lucid Dreaming, Dying, Earth Bound Spirits, Art as a Hobby vs Career, Turning Shapes into Characters, My Favourite Numbers, and Cheesecake!!!! Hope you enjoy :)
Nov 07, 2021
187 • SPIRIT POSSESSION : DUMP AND DOODLE DOO
59:04
This 'About The Tings' episode is another Dump and Doodle ... a Dump and Doodle Doo, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping about the topic of Spirit Possession. Co-host lilDENNiS was with us, as we talked about stuff like: How Spirits Attach To Us via Past Lives and Parents, Recent Lucid Dreams, Eye Gazing, Spirit Possession and Thoughts, How Spirits Are In Their Own Karmic Cycles, Witches of The Past, Space Ships vs Space Planes, Earth And Frequencies, Dream interpretation, Meditations, Facing Negative Spirits, The Grid and The Garden of Eden, Finding Balance via Opposites, and we meet the Artist Teddy :) Hope you enjoy.
Oct 31, 2021
186 • THE EARTH ISN’T ROUND
48:50
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk about how The Earth Isn't Round :) Co-host lilDENNiS wasn't with us, he was at home in the warmth with Kitty, but I hope you enjoy this one. Some of the topics include: How The Great Reset and Great Awakening are the Same thing, Is The Garden of Eden on Earth?, Layers Upon Layers of Realities, The Water Above Us, Negative Entities Possessing Me, What Shape Is The Earth? Tartaria Mud Floods, Did Giants Build Our Ancient Structures?, UFO's Live Under The Ocean, Energy Spots on Earth like Bermuda Triangle, Inner Earth Portals, Was there a Great Reset in the 1800's?, Why Don't We All Speak the Same Language?, Numbers are Universal, Some of My Recent Dreams, and Being A Grumpy Guts. Hope you like :)
Oct 24, 2021
185 • DUMP AND DOODLE TOO
34:13
This 'About The Tings' episode is another Dump and Doodle ... a Dump and Doodle Too, where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS sits with us, as we talk about stuff like: Eating Chocolate Biscuits, Sleeping, Resting, Nature, Taking a Time Out, Reading Books, Finding Balance, Listening to Podcasts, Seeing Faces while Meditating, Exercising, 666, Flat Earth and Spinning, Using Different Art Tools, and Breathing Through Your Bum. Hope you enjoy.
Oct 17, 2021
184 • WALK AND TALK
20:28
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Walk and Talk, as I make my way to pick up some free Manga Books :) Co-host lilDENNiS wasn't with us, but I hope you enjoy this one!
Oct 10, 2021
183 • DUMP AND DOODLE
40:10
This 'About The Tings' episode is a Dump and Doodle ... where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics. Co-host lilDENNiS was here with us, as we talk about stuff like: Nature and Balance, Feeling Energy, Tree Friends, Sketching, Glass Water Bottles, Lucid Dreaming, Our Higher Self, Are we Dreaming?, Death, Alan Watts, Balancing Opposites, Day Jobs, Time Lines, Psychedelics, and Magnetic Energy in Your Fingers. Hope you enjoy.
Oct 03, 2021
182 • TAKING BOBBY FOR A WALK
11:36
This 'Walk and Talk' is more of a visual podcast, as Me and Mum Take Bobby the Dog Out for a Walk ... or rather, he takes my Mum out for a Walk :) Hope you like this one.
Sep 26, 2021
181 • BEING INDECISIVE
31:55
This walk and talk is about Being Indecisive ... I think :) Some of the topics include: Wondering how they stress test those rides with the springs in kids parks?, Being Indecisive, Car Boot Sales, Listening To The Thoughts, Feeling The Feelings, Buying Things, Is The Future Effecting The Past?, Indecision is Linked to Intuition, Moments In Your Life That Changed Everything, Committing to Decisions, Cats vs. Dogs, How Negative Thoughts are Potentially Wise, and Good Morning Mr Magpie :) Hope you like this one.
Sep 19, 2021
180 • YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING
30:51
This 'Walk and Talk' is about how You Can't Do Everything ... well, at least I can't :) Some of the topics on this one include: The Value of Money, Using Your Intuition, The Fun of Reselling, Art as a Passion, Art as Your Day Job, My Relationship with Money, Lies of the Mind, Car Boot Sales, Nothing Is Ever Wasted, My Video Game Knowledge, Studying, Everything is a Skill that Can Be Learnt, and a Squirrel Bouncing around in the Trees. Hope you like it.
Sep 12, 2021
179 • CRAFTING ADORABLE CHARACTERS WITH FABIOLA COLAVECCHIO : A CDQ ART-ICKLE
33:41
In this one I take a look at an article entitled 'Crafting Adorable Characters with Fabiola Colavecchio', from issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing. Fabiola Colavecchio's characters are full of so much fun, as is this article :) Some of the topics include: Big Eyes, The Power of Props, Mischievous Looking Fur Balls, Baby Dragons, Sketches Vs Finished Drawings, The Feeling of Colours, Subtle Details, Finding Inspiration, Diminishing Returns, and How The Meaning of Life is About Finding Balance. Thumbnail for this episode shows the Mischievous Fur Ball illustration entitled Caveman, by Fabiola Colavecchio. Hope you have fun with this one.
Sep 05, 2021
178 • RETURNING TO YOUR CHILDHOOD HOME
35:53
This spur of the moment 'About The Tings' episode is about Returning to Your Childhood Home, after a recent visit me and Mum had to the house I was born in 41 years ago. It's been 30 years since we saw this house, and tings got a lil bit emotional. I talk about: Smells being Linked to Memories, How Things Look Smaller than you Remember them, The Fearlessness of Being a Child, Memories from My Childhood, Being In The Moment, Not Appreciating What You Have, The Fun of Being Naughty, Recent Lucid Dreams, Things Being The Same But Different, Next Weeks Art-ickle about Creating Adorable Characters, and I also talk about a Rain Stick and Didgeridoo I recently purchased. Hope you like this one.
Aug 29, 2021
177 • SELLING YOUR SOUL
48:17
This 'Walk and Talk' about Selling Your Soul goes into some very strange topics, as we end up walking and talking through a graveyard. lilDENNiS was with me for this one, as we talked about stuff like: Butterfly Wings, Is Sadhguru and The Dalai Lama Playing a Game?, Being a Circle In A World of Squares, The Matrix and The Oracle, Social Anxiety, Selling Your Soul, The Devil and Temptations, Mind Attacks, Being Transgender, Is Time Speeding Up?, Squirrels Driving Nut Cars, Animals Thoughts, How Being Around Death Is Good, What's The Point In Doing Anything?, Is Earth Hell?, Solipsism Smurfs, Source Is 0, Probability Based Beings, Free Will, Are Animals Computer Programs?, and I Find An Angel Without An Arm. Hope you like this 'About the Tings' episode.
Aug 22, 2021
176 • DISCIPLINE
25:49
This walk and talk was recorded in the rain, as I splashed about with the topic of Discipline. Some of the other tings covered on this one include: Desire, Determination, How Children Are Fearless, How Meditation Improves Discipline, Lucid Dreaming Practice, Procreate Studying, Seagulls Eating Apples, Getting Wet Feet, How Past Experiences Help You In The Future, and Shopping Trolley Nostalgia :) Hope you enjoy this lil walk and talk around the local park.
Aug 15, 2021
175 • THE GARDEN OF EDEN
1:28:14
This 'About The Tings' episode may be a bit all over the place, but the main topic is The Garden of Eden. I wonder: Was the Garden of Eden a Paradise Prison?, Who was God?, Who is the Creator?, Are we inside of some sort of Sketchbook?, Are we destined to become Creators?, Who was the Serpent?, How is the Dream Realm related to all of this? So many questions, so few answers, but I find it fun thinking about this sort of stuff. I finish the episode off, by reading a chapter from the book 'The Impersonal Life by Joseph S. Benner'. Hope you find this one thought provoking.
Aug 08, 2021
174 • ANGRY CLOUD WITH EMMA CORMARIE : A CDQ ART-ICKLE
43:35
A look at a lickle ickle article entitled 'Characterize This: Angry Cloud with Emma Cormarie', from issue 15 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing. This was such a cool article to study from, leaving me super inspired to give it a go myself! Some of the topics include: Textures and Shapes, Being Mindful of Your Keywords, Drawing Exercises, What Makes a Character Angry?, Unity in your Design, The Relationship between Background and Character, Using Yourself as Reference, and lilDENNiS sees his reflection for the first time. Thumbnail for this episode shows the Angry Cloud illustration by Emma Cormarie. Hope you love this one as much as I did.
Aug 01, 2021
173 • CONFRONTATION AND BAD HABITS
37:11
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Confrontation and Bad Habits. I thought at first they were two separate topics, but as I got into this one, I realised they're kind of linked. lilDENNiS wasn't with us for this one, instead, I was in the heart of nature sunbathing :) Some of the topics include: Eating Biscuits, Eating Ice Cream, Snoozing, Not Getting Enough Sleep, Social Anxiety, Peer Pressure, Being True to Yourself, The Power of Meditating, and You Become Part of Nature when you Stay Perfectly Still. Hope you enjoy this one.
Jul 25, 2021
172 • STUDYING FROM ART BOOKS VS ONLINE COURSES
38:11
Studying time! In this one, lilDENNiS and I talk about Studying, and why I prefer Studying from Art Books vs Online Courses. This episode came about after I set the date for my Procreate studying, of the 1st of August 2021. Repetition and Practice ... that's all Studying is about really, but some of the other topics included: Studying from Art Books vs Online Courses, The Power of Repetition, Traditional vs Digital Note Taking, My Fear of Drawing Bad Drawings, Slow and Steady wins the Study, How I Study, Sketching in Cheap Sketchbooks, Procreate Studying, and I have a good old slurp :) Hope you find this one useful.
Jul 18, 2021
171 • STORYTELLING AND ATMOSPHERE WITH RAQUEL VILLANUEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE
1:11:35
A look at an ickle article entitled 'Storytelling and Atmosphere with Raquel Villanueva', from issue 16 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing. This was a brilliant article to study, I came away from it with a greater appreciation of the power of Colour in telling a Story. Some of the topics include: How Everything has Story, The Power of Exploration, Ways to Keep it Simple, Pushing Yourself without Taking Too Many Risks, How the Initial Idea is Key, The Connection between Artist, Character, and Viewer, Exploring Designs, Colours, Inspiration, Keeping the Feelings Flowing, Being Mindful of the Story You Want To Tell, Shape Language, Using Reference, and we look at Raquel Villanueva's cute lil nose. Thumbnail for this episode shows the articles finished illustration by Raquel Villanueva. Hope you love this one.
Jul 11, 2021
170 • 15 TIPS FOR BETTER CHARACTER DESIGN WITH DAVID MELLING : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE
1:14:44
A look at an ickle article entitled '15 Tips for Better Character Design with David Melling', from issue 201 of the art magazine ImagineFX. This was such a cool article to study from; not only is it full of cute characters, and beautiful images, but it's bursting with character design wisdom bombs too! Some of the topics include: Character Connection and Relationships, Gesture Drawing, Character Sheets, Character Design Body Language, How Everything has Story, A new Fun Drawing Exercise called Sequential Drawing, Anthropomorphic Design, Exaggeration, Expressive Silhouettes, Being Open Minded, How Keywords are Key, Mickey Mouse's Ears, Silent Narrative, and we have some Kitty Kisses :) The thumbnail for this episode shows the character Ruffles by David Melling. Hope you enjoy this one.
Jul 04, 2021
169 • CATCH UP EPISODE: TIME AND MONEY
34:06
In this Brain Dump Catch up episode, I talk about: the past 3 months, Moving, Routines, Time and Money, and Saying Yes or No. What's the point of having loads of Money with No Time? I ask that, and talk about other topics like: How with yes and no, we're either creating, or destroying, time and money, The Exhaustion of Moving Home, Breaking Routines, How Sketching is Therapeutic, Broken iMacs, Listening to Podcasts while Walking, Day Jobs, How Time and Money are entangled opposites, Pursing a Passion, Synchronicities, Money vs Time, The Power of Writing, Being Distracted by YouTube videos, Mind Numbing Tasks, How it's harder to realise when you're giving away Time, Sacrificing Sleep for more Time, and I have me first Hot Cock-o-late slurp in months. Hope you like this one.
Jun 27, 2021
168 • MORNING AND NIGHT TIME ROUTINES
7:40
My Morning and Night time Routines are the topic for this one, as I talk about tings like: Automatic Writing, Dream Diaries, and Stretching. The battery on my camera died right as I said bye on this one, which I thought was kind of cool :) Hope you enjoy this walk and talk around Plymridge Woods.
Jun 20, 2021
167 • EARTH WAS ORIGINALLY THE REPTILIANS
15:20
Dinosaurs, Extinctions, Intelligence, these are the main things I cover on this one, as I talk about how the Earth was originally the Reptilians. I believe the Dinosaurs were way more intelligent than we're lead to believe, but that they were purposefully wiped out during a war between Mars and the Asteroid Belt. Hope you enjoy this lil walk and talk around Plymridge Woods.
Jun 13, 2021
166 • THE POWER OF PSYCHEDELICS
21:58
Psychedelics is the topic for this one, as I talk about The Power of Psychedelics. My Psychedelic experience, the Void, and ancient civilisations are the main topics, but I also wonder, What does God look like? Hope you enjoy this lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
Jun 06, 2021
165 • NATURE VS TECHNOLOGY
16:41
On this one I talk about Nature vs Technology, Fantasy Art vs Sci-Fi Art, and Colours. Would you rather live on a planet of Nature, or a planet of Technology? Do you think it's possible to find balance between Nature and Technology? Hope you enjoy this lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
May 30, 2021
164 • THE MICROCHIP WAS AN ADVANCED AI
9:38
On this one I talk about how The Microchip was an Advanced AI that purposely crashed on the Earth to seed the planet with technology, with the goal of talking over the world. I talk about how I believe the battle between positive and negative manifests in this reality as Mushrooms vs Microchips. Mushrooms spread out across the Universe via comets, Microchips via space ships. The question is, whose going to win? Hope you enjoy this lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
May 23, 2021
163 • ARE WE ALREADY DEAD?
24:35
On this one I talk about the Death Realm, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and ask, Are we already Dead? I'm convinced we are actually dead ... it's all in reverse, when we die in this illusion, that will actually be us being born into the true reality. Hope you enjoy this one as I walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
May 16, 2021
162 • A STORM IS COMING
10:47
A Storm is Coming is something Mooji said during one of his talks, and it's the topic for this walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods. It's to do with how when you start to become more awake, and level up your positive energy, so a negative force seems to grow in power to ... creating a storm of the mind. Hope you enjoy this one.
May 09, 2021
161 • WHAT IS THE OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE?
13:44
What is the Out of Body Experience? And how does the OBE state relate to Lucid Dreaming? That's what I ask on this lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods. Hope you enjoy this one.
May 02, 2021
160 • PROBABILITY BASED BEINGS AND THE POWER OF FREE WILL
10:26
Probability Based Beings and The Power of Free Will are the main topics on this one, as I talk about how I believe we are each living without our own universe. This whole thing we're inside of seems to be a numbers game to do with the consciousness, which allows for free will, and subconscious, which determines probabilities. Hope you enjoy this one lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
Apr 25, 2021
159 • BETTER TO NOT BE LUCID IN YOUR DREAMS?
11:30
Lucid Dreaming is the topic for this one, as I talk about how Sometimes it's better to Not be Lucid in Your Dreams. The main topics talk about the relationship between the waking and dream states, and Consciousness and the subconscious. Hope you enjoy this one lil walk and talk around Plymbridge Woods.
Apr 18, 2021
158 • NOAH’S ARK WAS A DIGITAL DATABASE OF DNA
17:03
On this one I'm talking about Noah's Ark, and how I believe it was a Digital Database containing the DNA of each species on the Earth. I also talk about Flood dreams, and wonder, are we about to experience a great flood? Hope you enjoy this one.
Apr 11, 2021
157 • JESUS – WHO WAS HE?
13:22
Jesus! Who was Jesus? What did he do? Where did he go? And what would happen to him if he was alive today? That's what we're talking about on this one, as we're joined by Betty the Easter Bunny in the Plymbridge Woods. Hope you like it :)
Apr 04, 2021
156 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART FOUR
31:57
Out in nature for this one, as we continue with part four of our Face Masks and Freedom series. Lots and lots of stuff on this one, but the mainly it's about Dealing with Conflict, Getting Dirty Looks, and Finding Balance between Fear and Courage. Hope you enjoy this one filmed in Plymbridge Woods :)
Mar 28, 2021
155 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
1:12:00
The second part of our look at the ickle article 'Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem', from the Art Book 'Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing'. Last week we looked at - What is Gesture?, Squashing and Stretching, and Building up from a Gesture; this week we look at the rest of this ickle Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem article, which covers Capturing Gestures, and Exploring Personality & Gesture. Topics include: Reference vs Imagination, Questions to Ask Yourself as you're Capturing Gestures, Balance between Opposites, Simplifying Lines, Visual Flow and The Line of Action, Comparing Good and Bad Character Poses, Why does America use Z's instead of S's? How Less is More, How Knowing What to Exaggerate is Key, Technical vs Feeling, Shifting Characters Weight via Contrapposto (Counterpoise), And lilDENNiS starts humping Kitty. This was such a fantastic article to study from, hope you enjoyed it :)
Mar 21, 2021
154 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 1 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
1:31:21
What is Gesture? Let's find out, as we look at an Art-ickle called 'Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem', from the Art Book 'Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing'. This is part one of two, and focuses on: What is Gesture? Squash and Stretch, and Building up from a Gesture. Next week we'll be looking at the rest of this ickle Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem article, which covers Capturing Gestures, and Exploring Personality & Gesture. Topics include: What Do You Think Gesture Is?, The Line of Action, How We Don't Like Stiffys, How Gesture helps to create powerful Silhouettes, How Shapes Tell Stories, Bert Dodson and Trigger Words, Becoming the Character by Physically Posing, How Squashing and Stretching is like Pinching and Pulling, Comparing Good and Bad Poses, The process of Building Up From a Gesture, lil Art Tip of Visualising String being Attached to your Characters, Exaggeration is key for Dynamic Poses, Facing Your Art Fears, Body Language, Shifting Characters Weight via Contrapposto (Counterpoise), What Are T-Poses? And there's a click review of the book 'The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho'. I learnt a lot studying from this article, hope you do too :)
Mar 14, 2021
153 • A WALK AND TALK : CHILD ABUSE, SPONTANEITY, AND ENGLISH ACCENTS
55:31
This Walk and Talk episode sees me walking around the local woods of Saltrum, while talking about random topics. lilDENNiS and Kitty joined me on this adventure, as we talked about various tings like: Breaking my Camcorder, Spontaneity, Rereading My Transgender Diary, Why I Disabled Comments on my website, Taking Photos, Connecting with Nature, The Mind, Why Start a Podcast?, English Accents and Impressions, Suicide and Spirituality, Dealing with Child Abuse, Lucid Dreaming and Healing, Life without Life Drawing, Why I left SeanWes in 2015, Do we each live in our own Universe?, Talking about lilSOPHiE, Do I still want to Draw?, and I go for a lil bike ride, ding ding! Hope you enjoy the atmospheric sounds on this one.
Mar 07, 2021
152 • THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID : CLIPS FROM INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE
1:45:54
This 'About The Tings' episode is the first installment of a new series I'm calling, That's What She Said, where I'll be sharing and discussing various clips from inspirational podcasts and videos like Leak Project, Matt Belair, and Russel Brand. Lots of interesting stuff on this one, such as: Carbon Nano-tubes, An Important Message from a Native American, Who Built the Pyramids?, Sumerian Decipherments, The Beauty of Mooji's voice, Regrowing Vegetable Scraps, The Anunnaki, Hopi, and the Ancient Past, Learning to Let Go, Lucid Dreaming Interviews with Dr Clare Johnson and Robert Waggoner, Cardinal Burke Talking about the Great Reset, Terence McKenna's Time Travel Theory, The Gods of the Past are Personifications of the Planets, Pixie sightings with Erwin Saunders, Wanders on Earth Channeling with Susan Plunet, Joseph Gallenberge quoting The Kybalion, Ascension Symptoms and saying Thank You, My UFO Experience, An Amazing TedX Talk from Martin Pistorius, How Beliefs Create Reality, and I have to nip out for a wee :) Really hope you enjoy this one and follow some of these inspirational people and podcasts.
Feb 28, 2021
151 • THE POWER OF NOW BY ECKHART TOLLE : BOOK REVIEW
44:40
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about a beautiful blue book called The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Enjoyed reading this book, and doing the book review; it really is a powerful, yet practical, lil book. Some of the topics include: Eckhart Tolle and Mooji, Lucid Dreaming, The Void, Consciousness, The Power of Presence, Seeing Through The Illusion, Lies of the Mind, Negative Thoughts, We are Beings of Light, Entanglement, Going Towards the Energy, The Paradox of How Trying To Let Go Stops You From Letting Go, and I have a sip of Lemon with Warm Water :) Hope you like this one.
Feb 21, 2021
150 • PAINTING WITH GOUACHE WITH PERNILLE ØRUM : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
48:30
Mermaid time, as we take a look at another Art-ickle from the Art Book 'The Art of Pernille Ørum', this one's called Painting with Gouache. Last week we studied a Pernille Ørum art-ickle called Clean Character Design, which was a Digital Drawing Process, but this time we look at a Traditional Painting Process, so one of the main topics is comparing Traditional and Digital. Other topics include: Planning, Working from Simple to Details, Risk Taking, The unforgivingness of Traditional Painting, Scotch Magic Tape, Recreating Digital Layers with Masking Tape, How lil Details are Powerful, Frisket Paper and Clipping Masks, Questions for Pernille, Why use Red Pencils for the Sketching Phase?, and we celebrate episode 150 :) Hope you have enjoy this one!
Feb 14, 2021
149 • CLEAN CHARACTER DESIGN WITH PERNILLE ØRUM : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
1:04:54
lilDENNiS and Kitty help us go through an Art-ickle called Clean Character Design, from the Art Book 'The Art of Pernille Ørum'. Not only is the female character Pernille Ørum creates beautiful, but so is the art-ickle itself, and her drawing process. Topics include: Starting with Sketching instead of Writing, Subtle tings are Powerful, Having a Playful Process, Taking Risks, The Importance of the Base Colour, Working from Simple to Detailed, How Character's Props tell Stories, Having Fun while Drawing, Planning your Drawing Process, Colour Thumbnails, Using Multiple Layers, Making it Up while still Following the Rules, and Kitty Dies :) Hope you have love this one!
Feb 07, 2021
148 • OUR ANCIENT PAST
50:59
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Our Ancient Past; We don't know the full story of Our Ancient Past, our past is way more complicated and magical than we could ever imagine. Were the Pyramids used to create Human Hybrids? Just one of the questions I ask in this episode, which includes topics like: Were Dinosaurs Intelligent?, Did Humans co-exist with the Dinosaurs?, The War in Space, Meditation, The Gnostic Gospels, Time Loops, Antarctica, Reptilians, Magic is Returning to the Earth, Has our Ancient Past been hijacked?, Ancient Civilisations, Graham Hancock, Being Connected to Source, The Outside is the same as the Inside, Orion's Belt and the Stars, Are we in a Virtual Reality Prison?, Enlightenment, Did Egypt open a Portal to Demons?, and lilDENNiS and Kitty do some kissing :) Hope you enjoy this one.
Jan 31, 2021
147 • TIME FOR ACTION
31:16
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about how it's NOW time for ACTION, Time to Stand up for Freedom, and Time to Stand up For The Truth. Topics include: Feelings and Facts, Your Free Will is powerful, Being Brave enough to say NO, Matt Belairs Videos, After My Psychedelic Experience, Conflicting Feelings of Sadness and Joy at the same time, Lies within the Truth, A game between two opposites played out on Earth, Cycles of the Universe, Letting Fear in, Our body is a Spaceship, Negative Space in Art, Making this Illusion a Beautiful one, Tank Man, and I read a lilDENNiS story :) Peace and love.
Jan 24, 2021
146 • PSYCHEDELICS PART TWO : THE AFTER
1:26:24
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Psychedelics, as I talk about my first psychedelic experience with DMT. What I've realised is, there is NOTHING to fear, as fear is you scaring yourself. This whole thing we're inside of is so F@#ing Funny, and such a Genius, it's incredible. This episode is the first of a string of videos/podcasts where I'll be talking about everything I've learnt/am learning. I hope you can keep an open mind, as the places we're going to go get pretty crazy at times, but for this episode, I'm going to talk about the experience and the moments after, including topics like: Paradoxes, Entanglements within Entanglements, 2012 - 2021 is a 9 year time loop, DNA is time, Channeling, The Dying Process, Meditation, Lucid Dreaming, and Psychedelics are all the same, The new earth, Letting go, How we are Characters in a Story, My Psychedelic Experience, Connecting with God, Past and Future time lines, Balancing Opposites, Receiving a Grid in a dream from my Future Self, The Number 3, 6, 9, How the truth is in Shapes and Numbers, Illusion of Reality and Dreams, Hell on Earth, Fractals and Point Particles, Pyramids, Spiritual and Physical, How there really are no Visuals, DMT is the spirit molecule, and how I saw everything so vividly, without any visuals. Peace.
Jan 17, 2021
145 • PSYCHEDELICS PART ONE : THE BEFORE
50:06
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Psychedelics baby, yeahhh baby yeah lol Co-host lilDENNiS got his first Kitty kisses of the year, as I talk about what I'm Thinking, Feeling, and Expecting from my first Psychedelic experience. This is part one, covering the before, part two will be next week all about the after. I talk about how I'm Super Scared, but Extremely Excited, and other tings like: What are Entities?, Curiosity and Psychedelics, What is Reality? Comparing Psychedelics to Dreaming, Ancient Civilisations, 7 of my Paranormal Experiences, Being out of Sync with Time, Are Dreams created to Test our Fear Level?, Learning to Let Go Lucid Dreaming Experiences, Sleep Paralysis, Out of Body Experiences, Facing Fears, Alternate Realities and Other Dimensions, Orbs of Light, What I'm afraid of, and excited for, before taking Psychedelics, And I make a prediction for 2021. Hope you enjoy this one.
Jan 10, 2021
144 • 3 COOL FEMALE SHOJO FASHION LOOKS : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
57:44
Time to look at a fun and inspiring Art-Ickle, about 3 cool female Shojo Fashion Looks, from the art book Shojo Fashion Manga Art School by Irene Flores. The 3 cool Shojo Fashion looks were 1. Susan the Queen of Drama, Odessa the Socialite, and Trey the Girl Next Door :) lilDENNiS loved this one, which included topics like: Connecting with Characters, Balance between Story and Visuals, How lil tings can have a BIG impact, Character Sketches, Alternative Character Designs, Expressive Hands, Colour Combinations, Drawing Fabric Folds, Showing Emotion in your Art, and we have a new theme tune for the new year :) Hope you have fun with this one!
Jan 03, 2021
143 • CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
33:59
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Christmas Memories, as I wear a Miss Santa outfit, and Rodney the Reindeer joins us for a look back at Christmas Films, Toys, and Video Games. Some of stuff we cover includes: Funny TV Shows like The Office, PlayStation Access Christmas Specials, Throwing my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures out the window, Crying during The Snowman, Gran Turismo Christmas Jazz Music, My Dads Jam Tarts, The Muppets films, Being Transgender and Connecting with Lara Croft, Breaking my Thundercats toys, Female Clothes Shopping with my Mum, Receiving Dangerous Ink Magazine Artwork Gifts, and we have another Christmas Sing Song :) Hope you have a nice Christmas!
Dec 24, 2020
142 • NOT DRAWING ENOUGH
26:49
A Talk and Walk around Plymbridge Woods, as I slip and slide my way around the topic of Not Drawing Enough. Some of the tings that come up include: Being an All or Nothing type of person, Making Excuses, Mind Games, and Feeling Guilty, Website Development, Juggling Multiple Tasks, The year of 2020, Meditating, Finding Focus, Balance, and Purpose, How Nothing Really Matters, Being Spontaneous like Nature, Time, Rereading old Diaries, The Colours, Sounds, and Shapes of Nature, Doing What you Love, and I Slam a Wooden Gate :) Hope you find this one useful.
Dec 20, 2020
141 • IMAGINEFX ARTICLE ‘THE A-Z OF SCI-FI ART’ PART TWO
54:50
Part two of an Art-Ickle from issue 65 of the ImagineFX Magazine, entitled 'The A-Z of Sci-Fi Art', was the topic for this weeks episode. This episode covers N to Z, and was so much fun. I wore me lil Mass Effect N7 Dress again, and it was fitting, tight fitting lol, because one of the Artist we look at is Brian Sum who worked on Mass Effect 2 :) Some of the other topics include: Mixing Nature and Technology, Designing the DeLorean from Back to the Future, lil Art Tricks, How Hands are Expressive, The Psychology of Art, Mass Effect Mako, Coolness and Functionality, Subtle Cues of Human and Animal Emotions, Being Mindful in your Art, Designing Sci-Fi Weapons, Keeping it Real, Video Game Art, Creating a Sense of Scale, and Morti does some dancing :) Hope you like this one.
Dec 13, 2020
140 • IMAGINEFX ARTICLE ‘THE A-Z OF SCI-FI ART’ PART ONE
1:14:34
An Art-Ickle from issue 65 of the ImagineFX Magazine, entitled 'The A-Z of Sci-Fi Art', was the topic for this weeks episode. This is a beast of an Art-ickle, so I've split it into two parts, with this episode covering A to M, and next week finishing it off with N to Z. Really enjoyed this one though, and I even wore me lil Mass Effect N7 Dress to get in the Sci-Fi mood :) Some of the topics include: How to Create a Sense of Scale, Mixing Reality and Imagination, The Importance of lil Details, Different Art Styles, Reusing Assets, How Everything Has a Story, Combining Traditional and Digital Painting, Always Thinking about the Viewer, Having a Greater Appreciation of Designing Vehicles, How Nothing is Ever Wasted, Keeping it Simple, How the Foreground and Background are both Important, and we give the Mole a name :) Hope you like this one :)
Dec 06, 2020
139 • TALKING TO STRANGERS
40:27
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Talking to Strangers, as lilDENNiS joins me on a quest to talk to a random person about Paranormal Experiences. This one was recorded while walking to Saltrum, which is the local woods, so hope you enjoy the atmospheric sounds :) Some of the tings we talk about include: Why is it so Scary to talk to Strangers?, Is it really Scary to talk to Strangers?, Nature vs Human sounds, Birds Flying Free, What do Animals Think?, Painting a Ship Wreck, Baby Steps, Road Sweepers, How to Approach Strangers on the Street video by Brandon Stanton, Cold Fingers, and someone talks about Hot Chocolate :) Hope you get something out of this one.
Nov 29, 2020
138 • ART SOUNDOFF : JOURNALING PODCAST CHALLENGE
37:55
Art Soundoff is an Art Journaling Micro Podcast Challenge run by the Lean into Art Podcast. Last year I decided to try and do all 30 prompts in one sitting for episode 85, and thought I'd do the same again this year :) Some of the topics include: The Tombow Mono Eraser Pen, Mooji and David Icke, Letting Go of Beliefs, Being a Lone Wolf, Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, The Struggles of Beginning, Balancing Challenge and Chilling, Beyond Good and Evil Video Game, Characters, Black Mirror TV Show, The Power of Dreams, The Power of Writing, I set a Goal of Interviewing People in the Park this week, and me camcorder's still going all blurry :( Hope you like this one.
Nov 22, 2020
137 • WE ARE HERE TO SAVE THE EARTH
1:04:36
This is a proper brain dump episode, where I talk about how We are here to Save the Earth. The world is corrupt, we are in the middle of a psychological world war 3, and it's time to wake up before it's too late. Some of the topics include: Banning Beings of Love, Is History a Lie?, Using Common Sense, How we were Never Free, Reoccurring Dreams, How Love Unites, There is only one Truth, Facing Fears, Negative Space and Awareness, Ancient Civilisations, Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, and JFK, The Earth is in a Virtual Prison, Everything is Back to Front, Having an Open Mind, and we have a bit of MJ love. Hope you like.
Nov 15, 2020
136 • 11 YEARS : A MYSTERY TOPIC
23:13
lilDENNiS randomly selected this weeks topic, so it's a mystery topic called 11 years. It's about an experience I had with my first gender therapist, which was super inspiring and really helped me see how changing your life takes time. Some of the topics include : Being Overwhelmed by Big Goals, Baby Steps, Facing Fears, Transitioning Tips, Building Habits, Connecting with your Therapist, Gender Therapy, Inspirational People, and I wonder, was Hitler really a bad guy? Hope you enjoy this one.
Nov 08, 2020
135 • SCARY STUFF: SCARY FILMS, SCARY VIDEO GAMES, AND SCARY ART
33:32
I cosplay a not so scary cat for this one, as I talk about Scary Stuff like Scary Films, Scary Video Games, and Scary Art. There's also a lil scary story, but the less said about that the better :) Some of the scary Halloween themed tings include : How Virtual Reality Feels Real, Being Trapped in a Dream, False Awakenings, Resident Evil, Jump Scares, Japanese Horror, Freddie Krueger, Scary Experiences, Do Humans Enjoy being Scared?, The Power of Fear, and lilDENNiS turns into a Zombie :) Hope you like this one.
Oct 31, 2020
134 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART THREE WITH SPIDER-MAN
37:28
Spider-Man takes over this week, as we continue with part three of our Face Masks and Freedom series. Lots and lots of stuff on this one, but the mainly it's about Anxiety, Following the Feeling, and the Balance between Positive and Negative. Other topics include: Name the Mole competition, How Fear Stops Action and Courage Creates Action, Anxiety of not wearing a Face Mask vs Anxiety of wearing one, Escaping Reality via Video Games, How you have to Play the Game, How you don't Fight a Dragon in your Boxer Shorts, Beliefs create Reality, Feeling a Connection to other Humans, The power of Positive Lies, Are there Shape Shifting Aliens Living Among Us? The New Earth, Brain Washing, A Transgender Makeup experience, Something Fishy's going on, and does Spider-Man's bum look big in this? Hope you enjoy.
Oct 25, 2020
133 • BURNOUT, ADDICTION, AND THE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF VIDEO GAMES
45:45
Brain Dump time, as I talk about Burnout, Addiction and the Positives and Negatives of Video Games. I really liked this, it does go all over the place, but the main topic really was trying to find Balance, and understand Are Video Games are bad for you? Some of the tings include : Negative Thoughts, Are Video Games bad or you?, A new video series called Why I Love..., Dealing with Addiction, Doing too much of the wrong thing, Guilt, Needing Rest, Hitting Burnout, Discipline, Some of the Positives and Negatives of Video Games, Meditation, Observing the Lies of the Mind, How Portal 2 helps with Problem Solving Skills, Website Development, Connecting with Stories and Characters, Escaping Reality, How Bad Habits Snowball, The power of Immersion, How Video games are Social, and there's a lil bit of wisdom from the Talking Shoe :) Hope you find this one interesting.
Oct 18, 2020
132 • 366 DAYS OF DRAWING? THE DRAW EVER DAY FOR A YEAR ART CHALLENGE
50:42
I did it! I finished the Draw Every Day for a Year Art Challenge, which saw me showing up to draw for 366 days in a row. How was it? What did I learn? What did I like? What did I struggle with? Time to find out, in this episode which goes all over the place :) So many tings are covered on this one, and I still have tons to say, but some of the topics include: The Importance of Routine, Discipline, and Focus, Drawing Exercises, Using Reference, Inktober, Being ok with Imperfect Work, Where do Ideas come from? Drawing Characters Consistency, Not Sketching Enough, Having Limited Time, Drawing from Imagination does not mean Ignoring Reference, Adding Story to your Characters, The Higher Self and Sketching when half asleep, Realistic Pencil Drawing, Needing a Rest, How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed, The Struggles of an Art Challenge, How an Art Challenge helps you find out what you do and don't like doing, Creating Characters, Video Games and Inspiration, Balance between Creating and Consuming, and I think Kitty's pregnant lol Hope you enjoy this one.
Oct 11, 2020
131 • SKETCH EVERY DAY ARTICLE ‘ALL IN THE EYES, WITH SIMONE GRÜNEWALD’
38:27
An Art-Ickle from the Sketch Every Day Art Book, entitled 'All in The Eyes, with the artist Simone Grünewald' was the topic for this weeks lil podcast. This was really fun, lots of tips and advice about sketching Eyes, how you can Guide the Viewers eye by Changing your Characters Eyes, How Sketching is like Sculpting, because you're simply Playing with the Shapes, and there's quite a bit about facing fears. Some of the other topics included: The power of Eyes, Mistakes made things Unique, How Art is all about Facing Fears, lil tings can make a Big Difference, Everything's Related, Playing vs Following the Rules, Practicing Bad Habits, Sketching Eyes, Difference between Male and Female Eyes, Optical Illusions of Drawing, Simple is Sometimes Better, The Importance of Why, Awareness, and we have a Paper Mouse join us :) Hope you like this one.
Oct 04, 2020
130 • ENTITIES IN DREAMS
53:31
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Entities in Dreams, as lilDENNiS and I talk about some of the various entities I've encountered in various Dream, Meditation, and Lucid Dream states. Some of the tings we talk about include: Facing Fears, Interacting with Scary Entities, Demons and Angels, How the Dream Realm Helps you in the Waking State, Shape shifters, Alternate Timelines, Geometric Shapes, Studying Insects, Balancing Extreme Emotions, Meditation, Lucid Dreaming, Light Beings, Conscious Beings vs Thought Forms, The Subconscious, and we have a new froggy friend join us :) Hope you like this one :)
Sep 27, 2020
129 • SKETCHES VS FINISHED DRAWINGS
32:47
Sketches are almost always more fun and exciting than finished drawings, which is the topic for this weeks episode, as lilDENNiS and I talk about Sketches vs Finished Drawings. Topics include: Gesture is Key, How to Study, How Sketches Connect with the Spirit of the Artist, Mind Attacks during Drawing, Finding Balance between Feeling and Structure, Traditional vs Digital, Confident Lines, Dean Yeagle and Simone Grünewald, Tips to Maintain the Feeling, How Art is Spiritual, and Kitties got some Titties :) Hope you find this one interesting.
Sep 20, 2020
128 • VIDEO GAME FAVOURITES, WITH LARA CROFT
43:25
Lara Croft takes over the show this week, as I do a bit of cosplaying, and talk about my Favourite Video Game Characters, Stories, Games, Systems, and Memories :) This was a fun one. Some of the topics include: My Day out Cosplaying as Lara Croft, Retro vs Modern Day Gaming, Playing Games in the Arcade, How Video Games Bring People Together, SEGA vs Nintendo, How Mario is just a fat bloke, Playing C64 games with my Sister, Inspiration for Drawing, and we end with some Real Life Duck Hunt lol Hope you have fun with this one :)
Sep 13, 2020
127 • PLAGIARISM : JAKE PARKER AND ALPHONSO DUNN
29:53
Hey that's mine! Plagiarism is the topic for this one, as I talk about my thoughts on the recent Jake Parker and Alphonso Dunn controversy. This is a super interesting topic, because what one person calls plagiarism, another calls research! Some of the topics on this one include: Can you Plagiarise Art Fundamentals?, Discrimination and Minority Groups, Everybody is Stealing From Each Other, What Jake Parker should Do Next, Transgender Support Groups, How Beliefs make you see what you want to see, Taking Offense to stuff, Accusing people publicly, and the rubbish men reverse a lorry down my back lane .. beep beep beep beep :) Hope you like this one.
Sep 06, 2020
126 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART TWO
44:41
Thoughts are everything, that's what I discover on this weeks about the tings episode, which sees me talking about Face Masks and Freedom part two. If your heart says it doesn't feel right, than it isn't right. Instead of focusing on the fear, focus on the feeling, let the feeling grow, and it will out grow the fear. I'm realising it's crunch time for the human race. Thoughts create actions, but will we take control of our thoughts, or let out actions be taken for us? Topics on this one include: The Matrix, Subconscious vs Conscious, Following the Feeling, Fear vs Courage, How a lil bit of Fear is Good For You, Nothing is as important as Freedom, Black Lives Matter, The Domino Effect, Finding Courage, Reiki Healing, Baby Steps, Beliefs and Reality, How Conflict is Inevitable, Feeling Helpless, Two Timelines, Hope, and I wonder, what is the point in being a human if you haven't got freedom? Hope you find this one interesting.
Aug 30, 2020
125 • ROUTINE AND SPONTANEITY
32:05
This be a brain dump episode about Routine and Spontaneity. I talk about a lot of stuff on this one, but mostly it's about trying to get the balance between doing the tings you've got to, the tings you want to do, and the tings you have to do. Other topics include: Day Jobs and Routines, Blogs vs Videos, Procrastinating, Drawing Habits, Doing the things You Want To Do, Website Development, The Sun as an Alarm Clock, Why Do We Itch? Filling your Creative Bank Account, Distracted by YouTube, Banning Devices in Bed, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Not Drawing Enough, and I sing a lilDENNiS song :) Hope you enjoy this one.
Aug 23, 2020
124 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘DESIGNING FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS WITH JULIA CHRISTIANS’
47:24
An Art-Ickle in Issue 6 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Designing for Children's Books, with Julia Christians' was the topic for this weeks lil episode. Really enjoyed this one that focused a lot on having fun whilst designing your characters, because if you're having fun, the character will appear to be having fun, which will result in the viewer having fun too :) Some of the other topics include: Experimenting with your Designs, How Art is all about Playing and Having Fun, Curiosity, Using Accessories to Create Fun Silhouettes, Creating a family of Characters, The benefits of Sketching, Asking your Character Questions, How your Character must be Functional as well as Engaging, Thumbnails, and I slurp on a Hot Cock-late :) Hope you like this one.
Aug 16, 2020
123 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘PLAYING WITH COLOR, WITH JAROM VOGEL’
39:39
An Art-Ickle in Issue 13 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Playing with Color, with Jarom Vogel' was the topic for this weeks fun episode. Topics covered include: The Psychology of Colour, How Art is a Visual Representation of Quantum Physics, Telling Stories with Colour, Having Awareness while Creating Art, Colour Theory and Colour Therapy, Colour Paradoxes, and I eat a Cock Ice :) Hope you like this one.
Aug 09, 2020
122 • INTERVIEW WITH MAKEUP ARTIST JASMINE TAYLOR BEAUTY
55:35
Time to dive into the world of Makeup Artist Jasmine Taylor, who sat down with me and lilDENNiS for a chat about Transgender Makeup, Mental Health, and Sleep Paralysis. This was Fun, Interesting, and Super Inspiring interview. A common topic that kept popping up, was the lies of the mind, and how they can limit you from doing tings, but other topics included: The Power of Makeup, Sleep Paralysis and the Old Hag, How Creativity helps with Mental Health, Colour Correcting Facial Hair, Makeup being used as a Mask, Book Club, How Eyes Dilate when you're in love, Guys wearing makeup, Makeup of the Future, The Power of Eye Lashes, What Happens when you Die? Similarities between Makeup and Drawing, and lilDENNiS gets Makeup advice :) Hope you like this episode.
Aug 02, 2020
121 – DEATH AND LIFE
44:09
This 'About The Tings' episode is all about Death, with a lil bit of Life, thanks to lilDENNiS and Kitty, who have been at it all week creating baby lilDENNiSES :) The episode is a brain dump therapy type session, where I talk about Death and see what comes out. What comes out is tings like: Connecting With Our Higher Self, The Interconnection Between All Tings, The Cosmogonic Cycle, Finding Courage, Calling Death a Dick, The Paradox of Time, What Happens When We Die, Are We Immortal? Suicide, Keeping Awareness Through The Death Phase, Reincarnation, and Driving A lil Bus Between Lifetimes. I also talk about a recent book I finished called Room, by Emma Donoghue, and two Lucid Dreams, which I'm calling 'Death Is The Space Between Tings', and 'That Experience Was Death'. Hope you enjoy this one :)
Jul 26, 2020
120 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM
19:28
No Kitty Kisses for lilDENNiS this week ... or are there? Face Masks and Freedom are the topics for this weeks episode, which sees me talking about the recent law that forces all UK people to wear Face Masks in shops. Is it right? Has our free will been taken? Is there anything we can do about it? Should we do anything about it? Lots of Topics on this one, such as: How We Always Have A Choice, Finding Courage, How You Have To Be In The System, To Change The System, Concentration Camps, Suicide, Protesting Face Masks, Taking Offense To Stuff, and lilDENNiS and Kitty get dressed to do a bank job lol Hope you find this one interesting.
Jul 19, 2020
119 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘FOUR-WORD CHARACTERIZATION WITH DUNG HO’
35:42
An Art-Ickle in Issue 5 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Four-Word Characterization, with Dung Ho' was the topic for this weeks episode, and I found this one to be super powerful. Topics covered on this one include: Dealing with the Overwhelm of a Blank Canvas, How Story is Everywhere, Wondering What Happens to Discarded Ideas, Turning Words into Characters, How to Get Started, Ways to Engage the Viewer, and Being Mindful of What Your Drawing :) lilDENNiS also introduces us to his new girlfriend lol Hope you like this one :)
Jul 12, 2020
118 • GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘CREATING CREATURES, WITH BRYNN METHENEY’
49:40
An Art-Ickle from Graphite Magazine Issue 2, entitled 'Creating Creatures: Sketching and Concept Development, with Brynn Metheney' was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS pick up a lot of lil art tips. This Art-ickle was really fun, and all about Exploring ideas and designs when Creating Creatures. I came away form it thinking How The Drawing Process Never Stops! Topics covered on this one include: Combining Creatures, Sketching Shapes, Should You Keep or Throw Away Old Art Work? Letting Go, Taking Risks, Imagination Vs Realistic, Digital Vs Traditional, and The Importance of Studying and Drawing Real life. Hope you enjoy this raspberry blowing episode :)
Jul 05, 2020
117 • LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT EXPERIENCES PART 6
45:02
This 'About The Tings' episode is about Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. The Sub Conscious is the main Focus with such Lucid Dreams as: Are You My Sub Conscious, What Are You Wearing?, and Don't Slow Me Down. I also talk about: Dream Interpretation, Struggling to Stay Lucid, Fears, Robert Waggoner, False Awakenings, Dream Diaries, Inner Child, and film some Squirrels eating biscuits in the Park. Hope you enjoy like it :)
Jun 28, 2020
116 • ACCEPTANCE
36:19
This is one of them Therapy sessions, where I empty my Mind on the topic of Acceptance. It's something that popped into my awareness this morning, after a dream I had last night where I was face to face with my Dad, talking about his inability to accept me as Transgender. Acceptance is such a big topic that I'll most likely cover it again on a future podcast, but on this episode I ask the question, Do You Need Acceptance From Others To Accept Yourself? Other topics include: How The Outer World Is Linked To Our Inner World, Suicidal Thoughts, Dream Diaries, Automatic Writing, Dream Interpretation, What To Do If Someone Won't Accept You? Transitioning Tips, Reincarnation, How We Have To Be Mindful Of Where We Focus Our Energy, and there's a lil talk about Internal Burps :) Hope you find this one thought provoking.
Jun 21, 2020
115 • IMAGINEFX ARTICLE ‘THE NATURE OF FAERIE ART WITH MARC POTTS’
1:02:37
An Art-Ickle from the ImagineFX Art Book Fantasy Creatures, entitled 'The Nature of Faerie Art, with Marc Potts' was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS dive into the world of Fairies, and other strange creatures. Topics covered on this one include: Are Fairies Real?, How Psychedelics seem to be linked to FAERIES, Other Artists Faerie Art, How to Fuel your Imagination, Brian Froud's Art Book, Folklore, Mythology, Being With Nature, Where to find Inspiration, How Not Drawing can help your Drawing, and the Conflicting feelings of Faerie Art. I even wonder if some of the entities in my Lucid Dreams could be shape shifting Fairies? Hope you have fun with this one :)
Jun 14, 2020
114 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘DESIGNING A COVER WITH SARAH CONRADSEN’
45:25
An Art-Ickle in Issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Behind The Cover Art - Designing The Cover, with Sarah Conradsen' was the topic for this weeks episode; Found this one to be Super Fascinating and Fun. Topics covered on this one include: Mood Boards, Coming up with Story Ideas, Sketching, Relationships between parts of the Creative Process, The Power of Colour, Light and Shadow, How to Tell Stories Visually, Questions to Ask when Designing a Cover, The Power of Writing, Being Fearless, The Importance of Playing and Exploring Ideas, and so much more. There's also a Bunny on a Carrot lol Hope you enjoy this :)
Jun 07, 2020
113 – THE lil ANGELS AND DEMONS IN MY HEAD
51:59
This 'About The Tings' episode goes pretty deep and made me cry, but I really enjoyed it. The main topics are Anxiety, the lil Demon and Angel inside my head, and the Power of Nature. I had no idea where this one was going to go, but I started off with a recent Lucid Dream, before covering other tings like: Facing Fears, My Transgender Journey So Far, OCD Free Will, Negative and Positive Energies, Our Creator, The Earth, Birds, Habits, Being a Human, and how Thoughts are like Fractals. lilDENNIS enjoyed this one, and I hope you do too :)
May 31, 2020
112 • WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT DIARY : WEEK THREE
28:54
The final Website Development Diary episode before normal service resumes :) was a Crazy week, but the most Important week. I had so many notes for this one, I decided to throw them out the window and talk mainly about how I spent the past 7 days redoing all the stuff I had already done. I learnt how Sometimes you have to do it Wrong, to work out how to do it Right. Other topics include : Iterating Your Designs, How Painting is like Website Development, The Balance of Colours, Global Colours and Reusable Blocks, When You Rush You Delay, Problem Solving, Sketching on iPad, and Turning Puppets into Characters. Hope you like this one.
May 24, 2020
111 – WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT DIARY : WEEK TWO
18:51
Down by the River we go for this one, as lilDENNiS and I talk about more Website Development Diary stuff, and watch lil Ducks bobbing along the water :) The audio's a bit windy at times, but hopefully it's not too distracting. May is all about Working on me Website though, and this episode covers the main take away from the second week, which was How It's Easy To Get Distracted By New Ideas. More topics include stuff like : Going to Bed Late, Constantly Changing Tings, Resizing Images takes a lot of Time The Quality of my Dreams, Spending Time with Nature, Adapting Your Designs, Thinking about User Experience, Looking Over Old Art Work with Fresh Eyes, and Burning Hot Chocolate lol Hope you like this one.
May 17, 2020
110 – WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT DIARY : WEEK ONE
31:52
lilDENNiS and I talk about Website Development on this one, and do a lil bit of African Drumming :) The month of May is all about Working on me Website, and this episode covers the main take away from the first week of me Website Development Diary, which was The Importance of Taking Breaks. This one also covers a lot of other stuff, including : How You Can Do More, by Doing Less, When You Rush You Delay, The Power of Dancing, Procrastinating, Focus and Discipline, Computer Glasses, Time Saving Tips, Being with Nature, Reading Books, and Losing the Will to Live lol Hope you enjoy this one.
May 10, 2020
109 – WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT DIARY
23:11
We're joined by special guest Funny the Cat for this one, who plops in to say hello as lilDENNiS and I talk about Website Development. Me lil website broke months ago, and I decided it time to finally start bringing it back to life; so for the month of May I'll be Focusing on the Website and doing these lil Weekly Website Development Diary podcasts. This one covers tings like : The Challenge of Simplifying, Content Buffers, How Stuff Takes Longer Than You Think, Finding Focus, How Your Old Art can Inspire and Motivate, Chunking Overwhelming Tasks, and How Font Has Feelings Too :) Hope you find this one useful.
May 03, 2020
108 – FALSE AWAKENINGS AND LUCID DREAMING
35:50
This 'About The Tings' episode is about False Awakenings within the Lucid Dreaming state. What Are they? How do they Feel? And What do I think is causing them? That's some of the tings I talk about, as well as stuff like: Sleep Paralysis, Fear, Keeping a Dream Diary, Multiple Dimensions, Alternate Timelines, Akashic Records, and Virtual Reality. I also talk a lil about the Netflix show Stranger Things, How Everything is Information, and I share some of my False Awakening Experiences.. Hope you like this one :)
Apr 26, 2020
107 – VIDEO GAMES ADDICTION & GUILT
50:52
This is one of them Therapy sessions, where I empty my Mind on the topic of Video Game Addiction. It's something I've struggled with all my life; I thought I was over it, but it seems I'm still Trapped in the Cycle of Buying Video Games, Feeling Guilty and Selling Them, only to than want to Buy Them Back Again. I really have no idea what is going on, or what I'm supposed to do about it, but I know Talking About Stuff Helps. And some of the stuff I talk about on this one, includes: The Flow State, How Racing Games are like Drawing, Feelings of Guilt, Are Video Games Sociable or Anti-Sociable, My herstory with Video Games, and Dancing on the Dance Floor at University :) Hope you find this one interesting.
Apr 19, 2020
106 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘THE LANGUAGE OF SHAPES, WITH TOM HÄNNI’
40:10
An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska' is the topic of this weeks episode; and it's a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory. This one covers stuff like Thumbnailing, Creating Characters Backstory, Shapes, Balance, Colours, Silhouettes, and Katarzyna Olbromska's Cool Characters. Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)
Apr 12, 2020
105 – COLOUR THERAPY
1:13:09
This one was fun. I dive into the book Colour Therapy by Sue Lilly, and talk about all the different colours, and how they affect us on an energy level. There's lil Art Tips too, like how Yellow and Brown are good colours to have around while Studying to help focus the mind! Hope you enjoy this lil ramble about Colour Therapy, which covers stuff like: The Power of Colour, Society & Beliefs around Colour, Feelings vs Colour Theory, Balance, Character Design, Crystals, Using Colour to Tell Stories, Energy, Chakras, and Chocolate Cake :) And that's that lol
Apr 05, 2020
104 – LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES 5
47:28
This 'About The Tings' episode is about Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Entities are the main Focus with such Lucid Dreams as: It's Nan! Part 2, The Swamp, and Smoke In Me Face. I also talk about: The Out Of Body Experience book by Anthony Peake, Talking Animals, Egregores, Becoming Lucid, Facing Fears, Communicating with Dead People, and False Awakenings on this one. Hope you like it :)
Mar 29, 2020
103 – THE WAKE UP CALL
36:17
Wakey Wakey! Can you hear that? I never planned to talk about this topic, but it popped into my head, so I went with it ... on this episode I talk about the Virus, and how I see it as The Wake Up Call we all need. Something I've realised over the past few years is that Change is hard; the Transition from old to new is super Uncomfortable, but I see this lil period we're in right now as a Beautiful Opportunity for us Humans to Learn and Grow, and hopefully Come Together. Lots of Topics on this one, such as: The Ancient Past, Conspiracies, Facing Fears, Religions, Balancing Opposites, Death, Tribes, The Media, Fear, How Thoughts Lead to Action, Karma, and we have a lil bit of African Drumming at the end :) Hope you like this one.
Mar 22, 2020
102 – STARVING YOUR DISTRACTIONS
47:15
What a weird week this has been. It's been a week of Distractions, and in this episode I talk about a lil article I found on Steemit.com, entitled 'Starving Your Distractions'. This ends up being one of those Therapy Session type episodes where I just talk and see what comes out of my head. I talk about: My Art Desk, Tricks of the Mind, Detaching from Negative People, Dealing with Negative Thoughts, Lucid Dreaming, Habits, Having Multiple Devices, Video Game Addiction, Video Game Characters, and Distractions :) After recording this one I felt a lot better; It's true what they say...It's Good To Talk! Hope you find this one interesting.
Mar 15, 2020
101 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPOSING CHARACTERS, WITH KATARZYNA OLBROMSKA’
37:59
An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska' is the topic of this weeks episode; and it's a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory. This one covers stuff like Thumbnailing, Creating Characters Backstory, Shapes, Balance, Colours, Silhouettes, and Katarzyna Olbromska's Cool Characters. Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)
Mar 08, 2020
100 – SAUSAGES OR FISH FINGERS? A CHAT WITH LORNA LAWSON
24:34
It's episode 100! Woohoo, and to celebrate we have my lovely Sister Lorna Lawson on the show, for a fun lil interview type ting where we sat down and chatted about stuff like: Facing Fears, Managing People, What Happens When We Die? Ghosts, Aliens, What Makes A Female? and Sausages or Fish Fingers? I hope you like this one, and thank you so much for all the Nice Comments and Tings you've sent me over the past 100 episodes. Love You Long Time!
Mar 01, 2020
99 – NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
27:47
NO! That's what I said out loud during the recording of a YouTube video when I got hit with a wave of Negative Thoughts about my voice. Once I had finished recording, I realised it would make a good topic for this weeks About the Tings episode of the So Free Art Podcast. Negative Thoughts are Pretty Powerful, and Super Sneaky, but once you start putting Awareness on the Mind, you see them for what they really are... LIES! It's funny though, because even when you know what's going on, they still seem to be running the show; It's bloody mental lol On this episode I talk about some of my main reoccurring Negative Thoughts, Tings that can help, such as Automatic Writing, and I share some of my Personal Experiences Exposing the Lies of the Mind. I also talk about: Synchronicity, Facing Fears, The Baby Step Approach, Confidence, Keeping a Diary, and we end with a bit of African Drumming. I do hope you enjoy this one.
Feb 23, 2020
98 – WHAT’S ON ME BOOKSHELF? PART TWO
1:03:03
Books! I love even more books in this episode, which is part two of looking at the Art and Spiritual Books currently on me bookshelf. Part one covered mostly Spiritual Books, while this one is mostly Art Books. Some of the Books and tings covered include: Color And Light by James Gurney, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, The Natural Way To Draw by Nicolaides, Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling, The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Video Game Books, My Perspective Struggles, and Entities. Hope you like it :)
Feb 16, 2020
97 – WHAT’S ON ME BOOKSHELF? PART ONE
49:57
Books! I love books, and on this episode I take a look at the Art and Spiritual Books currently on me bookshelf waiting to be read. This one ended up running longer than expected, so I split it into two parts. Part one covers mostly Spiritual Books, part two next week will be mostly Art Books. Some of the Books and tings covered include: Scrum by Jeff Sutherland, Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Daily Rituals by Mason Currey, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Lucid Dreaming, and Anthony Peake. Hope you enjoy :)
Feb 09, 2020
96 – SAYING NO
13:48
Hope you enjoy this talk about Saying No that goes completely off the rails by the end; I've so much more to say about this topic, but it will have to wait for another day as I couldn't talk anymore by the end. Literally couldn't speak lol Some of the tings I did discuss include: Life Getting In The Way, Feeling Guilty, Barrier Technique, How to Say No, Overcoming Addiction, and a bit of coughing! January was a very odd month for the Podcast, but hopefully normal service will resume next week :)
Feb 02, 2020
95 – MYSTERY TOPIC
23:41
This one's a Mystery! Thought it might be fun to keep the topic a Secret from you, seeing as I didn't know what I was going to be talking about until co-host lil Dennis randomly pulled it out of my bag. I used to do this all the time, about a year a go, and I forgot how hard but fun it can be. Really enjoyed this, it's fascinating to see what the mind comes up with when it's put on the spot. Some of the tings I talk about include: How Painting has a life of it's own, Running, Honey and Lemon Lockets, Toilet paper, Mistakes, Being Adaptable, and Learning. I also talk a bit about Boogies lol I wasn't feeling very well during this one and one fell onto my drawing. Eww! Hope you like.
Jan 26, 2020
94 – A THEORY : ARE WE ALL EXISTING IN OUR OWN UNIVERSE?
49:47
The Creators Creations are Creating the Creator. I came up with that Paradoxical thought, and it sums up the out there'ness of a Theory I talk about on this 'About The Tings' episode. It covers a Meditation I had earlier this week, where I saw the whole of Space inside of itself, in a single Point Particle. I talk about stuff like: The Multiverse, 4D Tesseract Shapes, False Awakenings, Aliens, Cubes, Ghosts, What is Reality, Lucid Dreaming, Consciousness, Time and Space, and Out of Body Experiences. I even talk about the videogame Portal 2 at the end of the episode, and Formula One at the start ... oh and lil Dennis has been promoted to co-host lol Hope you enjoy this one :)
Jan 19, 2020
93 – AN ADDICTION TO BUYING TINGS THERAPY SESSION
41:29
Time for a Therapy Session, as I talk about an Addiction to Buying tings like Video Games. Why is it so hard to stop Bad Habits? Why do I feel this insane Desire to buy more Video Games, when I don't even play the ones I already have. It's not just Video Games, it can be anything, Clothes, Books ... it's super weird being Addicted to buying tings. I also talk about: The similarities between Virtual Reality and Dreaming, Colouring In Books, Positive and Negative Thoughts, Facing Fears in Lucid Dreams, and lots more. This one goes all over the place, and I'm super Conflicted and Confused at times during this episode, but I do hope you find it interesting.
Jan 12, 2020
92 – DRAWING EVERY DAY
33:17
This one's about what I've Learnt, and Struggled with, after 90 days of a Daily Drawing Art Challenge where you have to do a Drawing Ever Day for a Year. I talk about a lot of tings on this one, like: The Importance of Keeping Routines, Habits, Creativity, Playing it Safe vs. Going out of your Comfort Zone, Using Reference Images, The Playfulness of Sketchbooks, Perspective Struggles, and the Power of Awareness. If you're watching on YouTube, you'll get to meet Bobby too, whose the new Hand Puppet in town :) Hope you enjoy.
Jan 05, 2020
91 – LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES 4
1:38:46
This 'About The Tings' episode is about the Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Including such Lucid Dreams as: Mooji, It's Nan!, Dad? Dad? Daaaad?, Wooden Birds, and Bouncy Bouncy. I also talk about: Dream Interpretation, the Subconscious, Psychological Scars, the Connection between the Body and the Mind within the Dream Realm, Innerchild, The Power of Dreams, Beliefs, Dream Stabilisation, and False Awakenings on this one. Hope you enjoy this one :)
Dec 29, 2019
90 – CHRISTMAS SING ALONG
7:42
Join me and the boys, aka Dennis, Clive, Monty and Peter, for a lil Christmas Sing Along :) Happy Christmas! PS, what's happened to Phil Collins?
Dec 22, 2019
89 – GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘ETHEREAL PORTRAITS, WITH SARA TEPES’
56:58
An Article in Graphite Magazine issue 9, entitled 'Ethereal Portraits, with Sara Tepes', is the topic of this weeks episode; I study how Sara Tepes walks through the process of drawing a Traditional Pencil Portrait from her Imagination. The entire process, from Sketch to final Detailing is covered, including stuff like : Art Tools, Facial Feature Relationships, Portrait Drawing Process, Lee Hammond, Art Paradoxes, Realistic Pencil Drawing Skills, Spirituality, How Less is More, and the Beautiful Portrait Drawings of Sara Tepes :) Really hope you enjoy this one
Dec 15, 2019
88 – STUDYING AND FINDING FOCUS & BALANCE THANKS TO VIDEO GAMES
31:15
Who would have thought playing Video Games would result in better Focus, Balance, and Discipline? That is what's happened though; I talk about the past week of Studying on this episode, and how having one day dedicated to playing Video Games seems to be helping me find Balance, and Focus. I also talk about SVSLearn.com, Studying Fabric Folds, and various Distractions ... this one's also got a bit of a Christmasy vibe to it :) Hope you find it interesting.
Dec 08, 2019
87 – SOCIAL ANXIETY AND VIDEO GAME ADDICTION
49:27
This be one of them there Brain Dump episodes, where I just talk and see what comes out :) Main topics are Social Anxiety, and Video Game Addiction. Some of the tings I discuss include: Observing My Thoughts, Threshold Guardians, Positive and Negative Thoughts and Feelings, Distractions, Desires, and Synchronicities. Hope you enjoy it :)
Dec 01, 2019
86 – LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES 3
56:21
This 'About The Tings' episode is about the Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Including such Lucid Dreams as: Yeah, But Who Are You Really?, Hey, I Know Him!, and The Sing Along. I also talk about: Dream Interpretation, Beliefs, False Awakenings, and Out of Body stuff on this one. Hope you enjoy this one, Night Night :)
Nov 24, 2019
85 – ART SOUNDOFF : ART JOURNALING MICRO PODCAST CHALLENGE
36:43
This one's about the Art Soundoff Challenge, which is an Art Journaling Micro Podcast Challenge run by the Lean into Art Podcast. I decided to try and do all 30 prompts in one sitting, with only 30 seconds to Journal each one; I really enjoyed this episode. My Sister's away on holiday at the moment, and I'm dog sitting, so you may hear random noises and stuff...I didn't have my microphone, so recorded it using the camcorders built in microphone. Hopefully it's good enough, but lots of stuff was covered on this one, like: Art Tools, Awareness, Journaling, Mooji, Videogames, and we have a return of the Negative Thoughts. If you're watching on YouTube, you'll even get to see lil Dennis meeting a real dog for the first time too :) Hope you like it.
Nov 17, 2019
84 – BURNING MY 20,000 GESTURE DRAWINGS
37:48
The Drawing exercise Gesture Drawing and Letting Go of Art are the main topics for this one, as I attempt to burn my 20,000 Gesture Drawings; Five years worth of Gesture Drawing go up in smoke, or do they? Dun dun dun lol I cover a lot of tings on this one, Gesture Drawing resources - QuickPoses and Croquis Cafe, Traditional vs Digital, The KOH-I-NOOR Clutch Pencil with Magic Coloured Leads, Proko's Figure Drawing Course, Practicing Bad Habits, Should you start your Gestures with the Head?, Facing Fears, and How the Mind is a Nobhead! You'll hear Fireworks exploding in the background at times, as I recorded this one spur of the moment on Halloween night, KA-BOOM! Think it adds a bit of ambiance to the episode :) I had an aha! Moment during this one ... I realised Gesture Drawing isn't about collecting your Drawings, it's about showing up to do the Drawing Exercise. *sniff sniff* Can you smell burning? I know I can lol Hope you have fun with this one :)
Nov 10, 2019
83 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘CHARACTERFUL CREATURES, WITH HALEY JUSTICE’
32:14
An Article in Issue 7 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Characterful Creatures, with Haley Justice', is the topic of this episode, where Peter the Penguin and I talk about tings like: Silhouettes, Basic Shapes, Capturing Movement, Lines, Shapes, Finding Balance, and Haley Justice's Characterful Creatures :) Really hope you enjoy this one, please let me know what you think in the comments :)
Nov 03, 2019
82 – HOW IMPORTANT IS HAVING A WILLY OR A FANNY?
51:10
This About The Tings episode see me talking about Willys and Fannys, or Cocks and Pussys lol I talk about how different words for the same ting, have different Feelings about them, and ask the question, How important is having a Willy or a Fanny? This Brain Dump episode goes all over the place, but by the end I realise that sometimes you need to go through an Experience, in order to realise you didn't actually have to; it's funny, kind of like a Paradox :) I also talk about Meditating, Lucid Dreaming, Dream Interpretation, The Importance of Words, Mindgames, GRS Surgery, Letting Go, and Mooji Hope you enjoy dis one :)
Oct 27, 2019
81 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘CAPTURING A CHARATER’S ESSENCE, WITH SIMONE GRÜNEWALD’
32:33
Something a bit different for this one, as I go through an Article in Issue 1 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled 'Capturing a Character's Essence, with Simone Grünewald'. I talk about stuff like Thumbnails, Gathering Reference, Studying Characters, Sketching, Iterating, and Simone Grünewald's lovely Characters. Really hope you like this one; please let me know what you think. It will evolve overtime, but I'm hoping to do more of these as it was a lot of fun :)
Oct 20, 2019
80 – THE CHALLENGE OF ART CHALLENGES
30:47
This one's all about the Art Challenges, and how I deal with some of the various Challenges that come along with doing an Art Challenge. Minimising Overwhelm, Simplifying the Art Challenge, and Overcoming Perfectionism Are some of the tings I talk about, as well as the difference between a Monthly Art Challenge like Inktober, and a Yearly Art Challenge like Draw Everyday. ...ohh, and I also bring up the topic of Negative Thoughts, because during the episode a lil Demon creeps into my head and starts trying to put me off by saying Negative Stuff.
Oct 13, 2019
79 – ME lil WEBSHITE … IT WENT KA-BOOM!
33:44
Ka-BOOM! In this one I brain dump about me lil website that broke last week, and some of my feelings and Learnings from the experience. Sadness, Disbelief, Confusion ... followed by a sense of Liberation and Excitement! It's been Fascinating, Tings happen in mysterious ways, but I've learnt that the Universe always knows best. I will most likely talk a bit more about this on next weeks episode, as stuff has changed since recording this one, but in this episode I also talk about Transgender Abuse, how Negative Experiences can end up becoming the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You, Synchronicities, and a Theory where I think we're all existing on Multiple Timelines at the same time. Hope you like this one :)
Oct 06, 2019
78 – MEDITATION EXPERIENCES
41:54
In this About The Tings episode, I talks about some Meditation Experiences, including: Facing A Fear Creature that resulted in 24 hours of Panic Attacks, and a Deep one that's super hard to explain, but it was like Hugging an Endlessly Expanding Hug, resulting in a Feeling of Pure Love that lasted ages! I also talk briefly about Holotropic Breathwork and Holding Your Breath whilst Meditating. Hope you like this one :)
Sep 29, 2019
77 – KEEP GOING BY AUSTIN KLEON BOOK REVIEW
54:11
In this one I cover the third and final Playful lil Austin Kleon Art Book called, Keep Going by Austin Kleon. Just like the previous two books, this one's incredible; So Inspiring, Motivating and Fun. Each book is amazing on it's own, but put them all together and you have a family of three lil beauties. The bright blue cover of Keep Going is nice and Simple, but very Sexy, just like every single page of the book. If you've struggled with staying Motivated, Enjoying the Creative Process, or even Keeping a Balanced Life ... this book has tons of Fun, Practical Advice and Exercises on how to keep going. Hope you love this one as much as I do :)
Sep 22, 2019
76 – SHOW YOUR WORK BY AUSTIN KLEON BOOK REVIEW
49:15
Another Beautfully Inspiring lil Art Book, this one's Show Your Work by Austin Kleon! Just like last weeks book, Steal Like An Artist also by Austin Kleon, I'm thinking this is going into my list of my all time favourite art books ... Super Fun and Inspiring it is. The bright yellow cover's sexy too :) But the thing is, I've always struggled with sharing my stuff on social media for various reasons, and this book's already helping me. I'm going to reread this one many times I think, because it's full of so much practical knowledge. Hope you have fun with this one :)
Sep 15, 2019
75 – STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST BY AUSTIN KLEON BOOK REVIEW
52:07
What a Beauty this lil Art Book is! I love it, I have a feeling in years to come, Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon, will go down as one of my all time favourite art books ... it's So Simple, yet So Inspiring. For such a lil Art Book, it packs in so much wisdom; Every single page is full of Juicy Creative Goodness. Hope you have fun with this one :)
Sep 08, 2019
74 – LUCID DREAMING : MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES 2
1:12:17
This 'About The Tings' episode is about the Lucid Dreaming, and some of My Recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Including such Lucid Dreams as: The Shopping Trolley of Death, Whose in the Mirror?, G-Forces, Battlecat, Look into the Eyes, Dream Healing, and Get Me Out of Here! ... I finish it all off talking about the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Hope you enjoy this one, Sweet Dreams :)
Sep 01, 2019
73 – OVERCOMING ADDICTION
23:47
This lil Piggy went to Market, and ended up becoming Addicted to Buying Tings ... Addiction, that's the topic of this weeks episode. I talk about being Addicted to Buying Videogames, being Addicted to Buying Art Books, being Addicted to Buying Dresses and Shoes, but, how I'm Overcoming Addiction with the help of Awareness and Saying NO! My conclusion though? I think You can have your Cake and Eat It, you just Can't Eat It All At Once ... have a lil Slice Now and Again :)I also talk about Limiting Beliefs, Affirmations, Automatic Writing, and a bit random, but at the very end, the Board Game Arkham Horror :) Hope you find this one interesting.
Aug 25, 2019
72 – LUCID DREAMING: GATEWAY TO THE INNER SELF, BY ROBERT WAGGONER BOOK REVIEW
38:40
For this weeks episode, I takes a look at the book Lucid Dreaming : Gateway to the Inner Self, by Robert Waggoner. It's a book I recently finished, and found to be a very fascinating deep dive into the world of Lucid Dreaming. I also talk about this cat that keeps jumping in the window bringing me dead mice and birds, a Dream where I'm sure I Saw the Spirit of a Dead Bird pass over, and there's a bit about Automatic Writing too. Hope you enjoy :)
Aug 18, 2019
71 – ILLNESS
21:32
What are Bogies? Just one of the questions I pose on this weeks episode, where I talk about Illness and tings like: How Lewis Hamilton having an illness inspired me, How even Monks get illness, The Universe is Always in Control, How we are Fragile Beings, I like Sneezing, You maybe Can't Control illness, but you Can Control How You Respond to it. Being positive while being ill seems to come down to Awareness, everything seems to be about Awareness! Hope you enjoy this one :)
Aug 11, 2019
70 – A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE SHOW
28:57
The So Free Art Podcast is heading in a new direction, where it will be more Art and Tings, less Tings and Art :) This episode's about Focus, Discipline, Studying, Embracing Fears, Awareness, and Internal Burps lol Moving forward each episode will look at Courses, Art Books and Articles I've studied that week, and in the process it may allow me to Learn that I haven't Learnt what I'm Learning :) Lucid Dreaming and stuff will still be on the show, but they'll be squeezed into a single episode called 'About The Tings' every 8 weeks or so, allowing for a more focused podcast. I also give details about how you can win the Sketch with Asia Art Book, and lil Dennis has some friends show up! Hope you enjoy this one, and like the new direction.
Aug 04, 2019
69 – STUDYING CREATURES
25:10
Being with Nature Creates Memorable Experiences, and on this podcast, I talk about a few of the recent ones I've had Studying Creatures while Urban Sketching. Some of the tings I talk about include, How I've started to Fall in Love with the Simple Shapes of Boats, How Nature creates Perfect Shapes, and questions like, Would a Butterfly by Beautiful without Wings?, Why do we Find Spiders Scary?, Do Seagulls have Telepathic Abilities?, What's life like for a Snail?, and Do Dragonflies look like Helicopters or do Helicopters look like Dragonflies? Studying Creatures is Super Fun, hope you find this Podcast Fun too :)
Jul 27, 2019
68 – THINKING ABOUT DEATH
39:20
Death. On this one I talk about Why I think it's good to think about Death from Time to Time, How it can Help You Appreciate People in your Life More, How it can Help You Face Fears, Achieve Goals and Lead to you becoming a Better Artist and Human Being. I also ask, Are we Dead already?, What Happens during the Death Process? and Are Dreams Linked to the Death Realm? Hope you like this one :)
Jul 21, 2019
67 – LUCID DREAMING : SOME OF MY RECENT LUCID DREAM EXPERIENCES
57:48
This one's about the Lucid Dreaming, and some of my recent Lucid Dream Experiences. Including: a Self Aware Taxi Driver who drove me into a Previous Dream, moving stone blocks with my Mind, becoming a Ghost in another Reality, getting Distracted by Naked Breasts, and a house I couldn't Escape from, resulting in a string of False Awakenings ... there's even a lil story about a Purring cat who was sat on my bed. Hope you enjoy this one, Sweet Dreams :)
Jul 14, 2019
66 – 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE – WHAT I LEARNT FROM CATS OF JUNE
49:03
Inking, Sketching, Watercolouring and Digital Painting; I talk about all the tings I learnt from the Cats of June 30 Day Art Challenge. There was so much, like how Confidence really shows in your Lines when Inking, how Digital Painting leaves me Exhausted, and how Sketching is a great way to Study other Artists work. I recorded this one down Saltrum, the local woods, and not only were quite a few people were out walking their lil doggies which makes for some fun social moments, but I found a lil pebble which said "You Are Enough" ... which is fitting for this episode, as I had all my camera settings wrong, so it's not the prettiest episode to watch, but I hope you like it :)
Jul 07, 2019
65 – NATURE : FINDING BALANCE & FACING FEARS
28:15
Get outside with Nature, the voice in my head kept saying, so I did, and I took lil Dennis with me to record this podcast while walking through the woods of Saltrum, before doing a spot of Sunbathing :) It ends up being a discussion about Doing Too Much Stuff, how Nature helps in Finding Balance, and there's a lot about Facing Fears. I tell a story about these pink sunglasses I started wearing in 2015 that changed my life, by helping me overcome some of my biggest fears. Fear seems to be the recurring topic this week, because I also tell how I went Wild Camping last weekend, and ended up walking 12 miles through the creepy woods in the dead of night. I also reveal how You Can Win some Art Books, woohoo. This is a bit of a different podcast than usual, but I hope you have fun with it :)
Jun 30, 2019
64 – PSYCHEDELICS AND LUCID DREAMING
43:00
' Talk About Psychedelics ' was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a right trippy episode talking about, Lucid Dreaming, Mushrooms vs Technology and how Fear appears to be Controlling Society. I also wonder, Are Our Memories Really Dreams?, Are Mushrooms Creating Our Dreams?, and Are Psychedelics Bad, or have we been lied to? I also talk about Why Sketching in Crappy Sketchbooks is a good idea, a Lucid Dreaming Stabilisation Technique Steve Job and I Created within a Lucid Dream lol, how Lucid Dreaming is like a Fear Playground, and there's a bit about the Fear of Success. Hope you enjoy :)
Jun 23, 2019
63 – FROM ARSONIST TO ARTIST : ALL ABOUT CHANGE
33:24
From Arsonist to Artist, this one's all about Change ... ' Read one of your Blog Posts ' was this weeks lil topic, until I decided naa, can't be bothered lol and pulled out another one ... ' Talk About Change ' is what came up, and it ends up being a very random episode where I Break the Rules, Nearly Set Fire to lil Dennis and talk about how I used to be an Arsonist but changed into an Artist :) I discuss how Drawing is like life, in that it's constantly changing, and share another Lucid Dream, and a bit about this odd experiment which will make you question reality. Hope you enjoy this explosive episode :)
Jun 16, 2019
62 – THE POWER OF AFFIRMATIONS
32:30
' Read one of your Diary Entries - Experiences ' was this weeks lil topic, and it ends up being a pretty Deep conversation about the Power of Affirmations. I talk about going to Art Class as me for the first time, how all Beliefs are both True and Lies at the same time, and a recent Negative Mental Relapse which strangely fits into the episode nicely, in order to highlight just how Important and Powerful Daily Affirmations are in helping you to Face Your Fears ... there's even a bit about the Cats of June Art Challenge too. Hope you enjoy this 'I need a Drink' episode :)
Jun 09, 2019
61 – DOING AN ART CHALLENGE
25:21
'Read one of your Blog Posts - 30 in 30 Painting Challenge' was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a talk about how Fun, Freeing and Messy Painting Is, How Art Challenges help make you more adaptable, confident and less of a Perfectionist, and how Writing while doing an Art Challenge is a good way to learn more about your art and yourself. Hope you like this one :)
Jun 02, 2019
60 – WHY DO HATERS HATE?
42:30
Dennis had a week off this week, so instead of a random topic, I talk about Haters. Why do Haters Hate? It's a nice lil discussion that comes full circle at the end, when I start talking about Lucid Dreaming and how you can use them to start facing your fears. I also share a fun way of turning Haters into something positive, that I'm calling the Ice Cream Haters 10, and there's a lil bit about a new Art Challenge called the Cats of June 2019. As always, hope you enjoy it :)
May 26, 2019
59 – DEALING WITH DEEP MENTAL ISSUES
25:32
'Read One of your Laurels Gender Identity Clinic Visit Diary Entries' was this weeks lil topic, and it turns into a discussion about Dealing with Deep Mental Issues, Social Anxiety, Ancient Civilisations, Do we have Multiple Spirits inside of us?, Are Animals Transgender? ... this one goes all over the place, and me camera conks out half way, so there's even some close up footage of the Moon if you watch the video version. Hope you like it :)
May 19, 2019
58 – SACRIFICE
24:33
'Talk About Sacrifice' was this weeks lil topic, not the human kind, but the every day sort of sacrifice :) It ends up going all over the place talking about the Struggles of Pursuing a Passion, while still getting the Bills Paid, what tings you Should and Shouldn't be Sacrificing, how Transitioning is maybe a Distraction, and how sometimes I feel like Life before Art was so much Simpler... hope you find it interesting :)
May 12, 2019
57 – YOU DON’T NEED SOCIAL MEDIA … OR DO YOU?
26:38
'You Don't Need Social Media' was this weeks lil topic, and I came away from this one thinking, Social Media is a Paradox, because as an Artist ... you don't need it, but you also do need it. Or do you? Maybe you only Feel like you need it? It's fascinating, but it seems to be about finding balance so that Social Media supports your Art Adventure, instead of becoming the Journey. Hope you enjoy this one.
May 05, 2019
56 – INSECURITIES AND SELF ACCEPTANCE
30:15
'Take off your Hat and Talk about your Hair' was this weeks random topic, selected by new employee Dennis the Doggy lol This was a scary episode, where I show my bald patches on camera and talk about my Hair Insecurities and Self Acceptance; I almost didn't release this one, through Fear of what people may say, but as I talk about on the episode ... the only way to deal with Insecurities is to start talking about them, which will hopefully lead to Self Acceptance. Hope you find this one interesting.
Apr 28, 2019
55 – THE STRUGGLES OF CURATING INSTAGRAM
22:37
'What are you currently Struggling with?', is this weeks random topic ... and it ends up being an episode about the Struggles of trying to Curate and Focus an Instagram feed: How do you decide what to focus on, when multiple Passions seem right? Do you even need to curate an Instagram Feed? Why is Focus so bleeding hard? lol This one's a bit like being a pinball bouncing around inside my brain as I try to work out what to do. Hope you like this one :)
Apr 21, 2019
54 – FAMILIES REACTION TO ME COMING OUT AS TRANSGENDER
27:09
'Talk about your Families Reaction to you being Transgender' was this weeks random topic. I talk about my experience of Coming Out As Transgender with my Mum, Dad, Niece, Nephew, and Sister; even ringing my Sister up at the end to talk about how she feels about me being Transgender. Hope you like this one :)
Apr 14, 2019
53 – THUMBNAILS : SVSLEARN CREATIVE COMPOSITION STUDY NOTES
24:43
This be the first of the new format, where I have 15 minutes to talk about a random topic :) The subject for this episode was ... 'Talk About My SVSLearn Creative Composition Study Notes'; it ends up mostly being about: The Importance of Thumbnails, How Nature Uses Fractals to Create Tings, and How Designing is just as much Fun As Drawing :) Hope you like it.
Apr 07, 2019
52 – ITERATING IN PUBLIC : A NEW FORMAT FOR THE SHOW
24:45
This one's about Iterating in Public, and how I'm going to try a new format for the show. I also talk a lil about my time at a recent Life Drawing class with the amazing Ian Barlow, and a few other bits and bobs. Hope you enjoy it :)
Mar 31, 2019
51 – HOFSTADTER’S LAW : STUFF TAKES LONGER THAN YOU THINK
8:39
This was a weird one! I was trying to record a different episode talking about some of my Inspirational People, but it was taking so long I thought ... let's make this weeks topic about how stuff takes longer than you think :) Turns out there's a name for it too, it's called Hofstadter's Law. Hope you enjoy this lil one :)
Mar 24, 2019
50 – CHANGE, SACRIFICING FOR ART AND VIDEOGAME ADDICTION
39:23
Something changed after last weeks fast of not eating any food for 50 hours, because ever since I've felt like a different person. It's Time for Change, and this episode is all about it, Sacrifice and dealing with Videogame Addiction. It's also episode 50, so to celebrate, I filmed this one in front of the webcam for YouTube. Woohoo! Hope you like this one :)
Mar 17, 2019
49 – MY 48 HOUR FASTING EXPERIENCE
52:41
What's it like to not eat anything for over 2 days? Time to find out, as I record my thoughts during a 48 hour fast. This was something I've wanted to try for ages, but it ended up being totally different to what I expected. I also talk about Realistic Pencil blending with Tortillions, Dreams, The Twits by Roald Dahl, and I share a tasty Hot Chocolate tip you won't want to miss lol Hope you like this belly rumbling episode :)
Mar 10, 2019
48 – AUTOMATIC DRAWING
25:44
On this lil episode, I start by sharing an embarrassing story, before jumping into the main topic of the drawing exercise Automatic Drawing. I also revisit a book I read in 2017 called Feel The Fear and Do It Away, by Susan Jeffers, talk about the subconscious and how 95% of the time we don't even know we're doing, and finally ... the lil art tip looks at the benefits of taking a break :) Hope you like this one.
Mar 03, 2019
47 – IS GOD REALLY THE DEVIL?
45:24
In this lil episode, I share a theory that's been on my mind for about a year now ... has our Reality been Sabotaged? Are we inside a Virtual Reality? Is God really the Devil? I also talk about Remote Viewing, Precognitive Dreams and a few other tings. Hope you find this one interesting :)
Feb 24, 2019
46 – IT’S-A ME, MARIO! … A BRAIN DUMP EPISODE
37:25
This lil episode is one of them brain dump ones, where I just talk about tings currently on my mind, like: Dealing with Burnout, Finding Balance, Playing Videogames, the link between Spirituality and Art, Meditation, Dreaming, Social Anxiety ... I also talk about a couple of books, one called Discover Your Psychic Powers by Tara Ward and another called Daily Rituals by Mason Curry. Hope you like this one :)
Feb 17, 2019
45 – HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK EXPERIENCES AND VISIONS
49:43
This one's a lil bit different and more about the tings, as I share a Holotropic Breathwork experience, which leads into: Ancient Civilisations, Aliens, Time Travel and Remote Viewing the War in Heaven ... fascinating stuff. I highly recommend trying out Holotropic Breathwork for yourself. The Fascinating Fact is related, as it's to do with Breathing, the lil Art Tip is all about the colour of your art tools and the Book Book is one of my favourites, Sophie's World. As always, hope you like this one :)
Feb 03, 2019
44 – STUDYING WITH SVSLEARN
41:01
SVSLearn.com is the main topic for this weeks lil episode, as I talk about my experience studying with SVSLearn, the Society of Visual Storytelling. We also have the lil Art Tip, which is about creating Colour Palettes for Painting, the Book Book is Keys To Drawing by Bert Dodson, and the Fascinating Fact is about something called Distributed Practice, which drastically increases Knowledge Retention when learning. I also tell a lil story at the end about a Meditation that resulted in an Orgasm, like you do lol Hope you like this one :)
Jan 27, 2019
43 – LUCID DREAMING PRACTICE
58:13
This lil ones about the Lucid Dreaming Practice, some of the tings I've found helpful in becoming Lucid, and also, the struggles of dedicating to the Lucid Dreaming Practice, while still Producing and Studying Art. The Book Book is Journeys Out Of The Body, by Robert Monroe, the lil Art Tip is about the importance of Drawing What You Love and the Fascinating Fact is the Amount of Time we Spend Dreaming in a Lifetime. Hope you enjoy this one :)
Jan 20, 2019
42 – PLANNING WITH A PASSION PLANNER
53:23
This lil episode's all about planning, something I've been doing a lot of lately with my Passion Planner and Wunderlist App. I talk about some of the stuff that seems to be working, and tings that aren't going quite according to plan. There's also a new feature this episode, called the Fascinating Fact ... where I share a fascinating fact about something to do with Art, Spirituality, Transitioning and Stuff like that. Hope you like this one :)
Jan 13, 2019
41 – PODCASTING, GOALS AND LONELINESS
49:13
This is the first unedited podcast I've ever done ... well, there was a 5 second clip I cut out when I burped lol but apart from that, this was all done in one take. You know what, it felt Liberating :) I talk about Podcasting, Goals and a lil bit about Loneliness. The book book is Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe, and the lil Art Tip is how 30 minutes of practice before bed, can lead to big improvements over time. I hope you like this episode ... one of my goals from now on, is to do all future podcasts live, with no editing :) Woohoo! Happy 2019 :)
Dec 30, 2018
40 – INTERPRETING DREAMS WITH AUTOMATIC WRITING
26:51
This weeks lil episode is more about the tings, as I talk about Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing. There's also the Book Book, which is Understanding Dreams by Keith Hearne and David Melbourne, and for a bit of arty tings, we have the lil Art Tip, which is a super easy way to create the effect of squinting when working digitally. Hope you like this one :)
Dec 09, 2018
39 – SOCIAL MEDIA AS AN ARTIST
37:21
This weeks lil episode is another one of those brain dump ones, this time, about Social Media. I talk about how Social Media is both good and bad, Curating content and the struggles of Focusing. There's also the lil Art Tip, which is about Sharpening Pencils, the Book Book, which is a beautiful lil art book called Momentary, The Art of Ilya Kuvshinov ... plus there's a bit of Lucid Dreaming at the end too :) Hope you like this one.
Dec 02, 2018
38 – THANK YOU SAUSAGES
29:32
This lil podcast's about saying Thank You when things aren't going so well, a new Fun 8 Minute Drawing Challenge I've found, and Sausages ... this weeks lil Art Tip is actually a lil Sausage Tip :) There's also the BOOK BOOK, which is a book called Feeling is the Secret, by Neville Goddard. Hope you like this sausage lol
Nov 25, 2018
37 – GESTURE DRAWING
33:46
This lil one's all about Gesture Drawing; I talk about why it's my most fun drawing exercise, how online resources QuickPoses.com and Croquis Cafe can help improve your Gesture Drawing skills, and there's this weeks lil Art Tip, which is Gesture Drawing related. We also have a new feature this week in Book Book Time :) where I'll be looking at a different book each episode, and this weeks Book Book changed my life, it's Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind And Create A New One, by Dr Joe Dispenza. Hope you like this one :)
Nov 18, 2018
36 – QUESTIONS OF CONFLICT
53:04
This weeks lil episode could be the last one before they put me in a Mental Asylum lol It starts out talking about how I think I need to go back to basics with my Art, before I bounce all over the place asking questions like: What are we Doing here? Are Introverts Aliens? What is Rest? Is the Subconscious an External Source? Are some Thoughts other Peoples Feelings? ... I also talk about AI, Virtual Reality and Out of Body Experiences, as well as this weeks lil Art Tip, which is how to Grid a Pencil Drawing without putting any lines on your paper. This one is a lil all over the place, but hopefully you enjoy it :)
Nov 11, 2018
35 – ARE VIDEOGAMES BAD FOR YOU?
37:43
In this weeks lil episode, I ask the question, Are Videogames Bad For You? You can replace Videogames with any hobby really, as I think it all comes down to finding balance and your beliefs. There's also the lil Art Tip, which is about Taking Your Time when Drawing Realistic Hair, and there's a slice of Lucid Dreaming talk too: False Awakenings and how Lucid Dreaming is improving my Waking Life. Hope you like it :)
Oct 28, 2018
34 – PENCIL VS INK
17:22
This weeks lil podcast is all about Pencil vs Ink, and what I've noticed so far after 20 days of Inktober 2018. I talk about the Paradox of Inks, how they're both similar and totally different to Pencils at the same time, there's also the lil Art Tip, which is about Nipping Tings in the Bud, and there's a teeny bit about Reality Checks and Lucid Dreaming at the end too. Hope you like this one :)
Oct 21, 2018
33 – OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES AND A THEORY … ARE WE DESTINED TO BE GOD?
33:06
This lil episode comes to you live from the astral planes lol I talk about Out Of Body Experiences on this one, and a theory I have where I wonder if the Earth is a school for us babies, created by the creator, with the ultimate goal of growing new creators; are we destined to be a Creator ... aka, a God? There's also the lil art tip, which this week is about how a craft knife can be used to fix inking errors. Hope you like this one :)
Oct 14, 2018
32 – INKTOBER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT SO FAR
30:18
This lil one is all about Inktober, and some of the tings I've learnt over the first 5 days. I talk about how Scary it can be to Commit to an Ink Line knowing you can't Erase it, Some of my Smudging Struggles and how Pencil Drawing seems to be the most important Art skill. The lil Art Tip is how a scrap piece of paper can be used to help check your Proportions when Drawing, and I throw in a lil bit about Consciousness at the end, and how I think the future could be the past :)
Oct 07, 2018
31 – LUCID DREAMING AND GENDER
31:17
I think this is the most out there lil episode I've done so far lol Something that's always bothered me, is Why are some people born Transgender? I came up with a Theory this morning after a Lucid Dream, and it made me wonder, What if we're inside of a Dream right now, and what if that's got something to do with why some people are born Transgender. There's also the lil Art Tip, which is about the fun of trying new things ... and there's even a bonus lil Art Challenge for you to do this week too :) Woohoo!
Sep 30, 2018
30 – WHY DO AN ART CHALLENGE?
38:48
This weeks lil podcast is all about Art Challenges, and some of the reasons why I believe doing an Art Challenge could be one of the best tings you ever do ... even if it does feel a lil bit scary at first :) We also have this weeks lil Art Tip, which is to not waste time focusing on the details, by remembering to ZOOM OUT while Drawing Digitally and STEPPING BACK while Drawing Traditionally :)
Sep 23, 2018
29 – FOCUSING ON ONE PASSION
39:31
This lil episode is another one of those Art Focused Therapy Session ones, where I just empty the contents of my head into the microphone about the topic of Focusing on One Passion. I talk about the conflict of knowing I need to focus on Art, but feeling like I'm not able to ... eventhough I know I am. I also talk about another Lucid Dream experience, Mindset while Drawing, Finding Balance, and this weeks lil Art Tip is all about the importance of Keeping Your Old Drawings :)
Sep 16, 2018
28 – SLEEP IS KEY
15:20
This lil episode is for us sleepyheads out there :) Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to sacrifice my sleep this week ... not cool. It's been interesting though, seeing how sleep is key to everything. This weeks lil Art Tip is more of a mental one, about how never to assume when learning anything to do with Art, and that's pretty much it for this one. Hope you like it, I'm gonna to go sleep now :)
Sep 09, 2018
27 – MAKING ART SHOULD BE FUN
20:19
This lil episode is about how Making Art should be Fun, and a time to Play. I realised something this week, I don't enjoy realistic pencil drawings as much as I used to, which scared me at first until I realised, if you're not having fun, stop doing it :) I also share another Lucid Dream experience, and this weeks lil Art Tip is about avoiding eye strain while Digitally Painting :)
Sep 02, 2018
26 – WAKING UP EARLY
17:17
This lil one's all about finding Focus and Balance by Waking Up Early, something I've just started doing, and so far, so good ... it almost feels like I've magically created extra hours in the day :) I also talk about a couple Lucid Dreams and the lil art tip of the week is to do with pencil cases :)
Aug 26, 2018
25 – SPONTANEOUS A TO Z OF ART
58:39
This lil episode is all about Crap Drawings, well, part of it is ... this is my Spontaneous A to Z of Art, where I run through the alphabet and say the first art related word that springs to mind and talk about it. We have C for Crap Drawings, B for Boring Exercises, O for Orange and I for Inspiration, at one point K was for King Kong lol this one gets a bit nutty at times :)
Aug 19, 2018
24 – COPYING OTHER ARTISTS WORK
20:01
This lil episode is all about copying other artists work, not the naughty kind of copying, but the drawing exercise that's a fun way to play and learn at the same time :) We also have a new 'lil art tips' feature joining the podcast this week, woohoo lol
Aug 12, 2018
23 – KEYS TO DRAWING WITH IMAGINATION, BY BERT DODSON
33:25
In this lil episode we take a peek inside the how to draw book, Keys to Drawing with Imagination, by Bert Dodson; an incredibly fun book, packed with tons of: sketches, exercises and wise words from the master that is, Bert Dodson :)
Aug 05, 2018
22 – SACRIFICE, DISCIPLINE AND FINDING BALANCE
51:57
This lil episode's more like a therapy session about my struggles of finding balance between work and play. I talk about sacrificing Videogames, how the Discipline of saying no to chocolate bars is helping me say NO to bigger temptations, and how you need to work out what to stop completely vs cut down on; this ones all about Finding Balance … oh, and I also share another healing Lucid Dream I experienced during the week :)
Jul 29, 2018
21 – VIRTUAL REALITY, HEALING AND LUCID DREAMING
36:48
This lil episode covers a lot of topics, but mainly it's about my early experience of using Lucid Dreaming to help heal from Child Abuse ... I also talk about Virtual Reality with PSVR, are Videogames bad for you?, a Reiki Healing 'Healing crisis', Following Your Bliss, Genital Reassignment Surgery and how I think from time to time we all have to stop and ask ourselves … What do I really want From Life?
Jul 22, 2018
20 – OVERWHELM
30:59
This lil episode is all about something I got hit with recently ... Overwhelm. I talk about how I think I need videogames in my life for balance, how Transitioning takes up a lot of time, remembering why I started Drawing in the First place, Floatation Tanks, Swimming, Reiki Healing … I even talk about turning my Willy into a Fanny on this one lol
Jun 17, 2018
19 – SOCIAL ANXIETY AND FEAR
22:06
In this lil episode I talk about an experience I had on the bus today that was both funny, and awkward at the same time … but it made me realise how Social Anxiety, Fears and everything in life can be viewed either positively or negatively. I share some Art, Transgender and even Lucid Dreaming experiences too, that prove we really are in control of our thoughts.
Jun 10, 2018
18 – ABSTRACT PAINTING
22:40
In this lil episode I share some stories from my brief time throwing paint around while Abstract Painting for the first time; As someone whose really only done pencil drawings before, this was a totally different experience ... I found to be Fantastically Freeing, and Massively Messy :)
Jun 02, 2018
17 – SKETCHING PEOPLE IN PUBLIC
22:46
It's that time of year again ... when the sun comes out to play, so do the drawing pencils :) It's time to start sketching people in public, something I was terrified to do at first, but it's one of the most fun ways to improve, and loosen up, both your drawing, and the mind :)
May 27, 2018
16 – IMPERFECT WORK
19:13
There was supposed to be a new YouTube video this week, but it never happened because I wanted things to be perfect ... so instead of putting something out that wasn't perfect, I put nothing out :( This week I talk about something I find really hard to do … putting out imperfect work. and how it's better to put something out that's good enough, than nothing at all.
May 20, 2018
15 – FLOATING IN A FLOAT TANK
38:40
This week I talk about my first time floating in a float tank ... one of the strangest experiences I've ever have. I recorded this one down the park, and just as I was finishing up, the episode got gate crashed by a bloke called Nick playing a guitar ... so this one gets very random at the end :)
May 13, 2018
14 – TREE FRIEND
17:57
This weeks lil podcast is all about Trees; I think everyone should get themselves a little tree friend, they're like a pack of smarties ... they always have the answers :) I talk about my wise Tree Friend, Lucid Dreaming and do a bit of sketching outside at Saltrum, before my lead runs out.
May 06, 2018
13 – STORYTIME
46:18
Boo :) Time for another episode ... this one was recorded down the park, and it's storytime :) I share a short story I wrote the other night in bed, and a theory I've been thinking about to do with consciousness, death and how we could all be blobs of paint on a canvas :)
Apr 29, 2018
12 – MINIMALISM
17:34
On this lil episode I talk about minimalism ... how getting rid of all my tings and having more space, appears to bring with it a feeling of peace, and hopefully in time, an increase in balance and focus :)
Apr 22, 2018
11 – THE MEDITATING LIGHT BULB
12:31
On this lil tiny episode, I talk about a strange experience I had last night while meditating with my eyes open for the first time. I saw something that sent shivers down my whole body ... I saw the light bulb on my ceiling flash on and off. No idea what happened there, but it left me in a strange conflicting state of awe and argh ... oh, and I also briefly talk about my time with clip studio paint pro, drawing on the Surface Pro 2 :)
Apr 15, 2018
10 – LUCID DREAMING, WITH lilSOPHIE
16:02
On this episode I talk about Lucid Dreaming again ... Lucid Dreaming and Art seems like it could be a powerful combination. I had a crazy idea of trying to meet lilSOPHIE, one of my custom characters, inside of a lucid dream. I talk about my first attempt on this episode ... I think it might be possible, having already experienced holding her lil hands :) I talk about some of the fun things I'd love for us to do together, like Posing, Sketching, listening to her lil Stories and getting to know who lilSOPHIE really is, so I can pop back into reality and bring her to life :)
Apr 08, 2018
9 – FINDING FOCUS
30:17
On this episode I talk about Finding Focus ... or at least I try to, it's funny, this podcast is about focus, yet it's the most unfocused one I've done yet lol Thoughts are everywhere, but hopefully you can find some bits of wisdom in here somewhere. I'm more talking to myself during this episode, about how I'm struggling to focus on my Art at the moment, ways I'm trying to create new habits and a little bit about discipline, plus there's a bit of spirituality thrown in for good measure too; this is weird one :)
Apr 01, 2018
8 – WHERE DO THOUGHTS COME FROM?
34:17
On this episode I talk about Thoughts ... where do thoughts come from? How comes while I'm drawing thoughts sometimes try to put me off? How comes thoughts have the power to either negatively or positively impact reality? .., I have a theory that thoughts could be linked to the Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment, this one's a bit bonkers :)
Mar 25, 2018
7 – AUTOMATIC WRITING, SWIMMING, AND THE ART OF SPIRITUALITY
25:29
On this episode I dive into the topic of Spirituality ... Automatic Writing is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with, what I like to call, the Universe. It's life changing stuff, because in just two weeks I've managed to go from being scared of transitioning at the day job, to not only throwing away all my male clothes and being my true self at work, but also wearing a little swimsuit in public, and facing the fear of learning how to swim ... I'm beginning to see a deep connection between Art and Spirituality.
Mar 18, 2018
6 – SELF-AWARENESS AND ART
29:09
On this episode I talk about Self Awareness and Art ... Learning how to Draw is all about Self Awareness, such as being aware of Negative Spaces, but it doesn't have to stop with the Art. This same Self Awareness can be used to start tackling mental issues like OCD, Social Anxiety and even heal suppressed emotional situations from our life. Art is powerful, it always seems to lead to Self Awareness, which seems key to self healing.
Mar 11, 2018
5 – HOW TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT … IT’S ALL MENTAL
31:04
On this episode I talk about Self Doubt, and how I'm starting to realise, with the help of Lucid Dreaming and Automatic Writing, that Self Doubt is a fear that shouldn’t be something to run away from, but instead embraced, with the Loving arms of Action.
Mar 04, 2018
4 – BEST DRAWING ERASERS FOR REALISTIC PENCIL DRAWING AND SKETCHING
22:04
Drawing Erasers are not just for erasing mistakes, they can be just as much a drawing tool as a pencil :) Join me for episode Four of the So Free Art Podcast, where I talk about my Best Drawing Erasers for Realistic Pencil Drawing. Including my favourite: Plastic Eraser, Kneaded Eraser, Battery Operated Eraser and the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen :)
Feb 25, 2018
3 – BEST DRAWING PENCILS FOR GESTURE, SKETCHING AND REALISTIC PENCIL DRAWING
27:28
What are the Best Drawing Pencils for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? or Realistic Pencil Drawing? No idea lol but join me for episode Three of the So Free Art Podcast, to find what my personal favourite Drawing Pencils are, and why I prefer using Mechanical / Clutch pencils over traditional wooden pencils :)
Feb 18, 2018
2 – LUCID DREAMING AND ART
25:01
A few days ago I had my first Lucid Dream ... since than, my mind's gone deep into the Lucid Dreaming Rabbit Hole. I've started asking myself: Is it possible to Manifest a Painting while Dreaming, than create it for real when you Wake up? Sounds Bonkers, but turns out there's proof it can be done :)
Feb 11, 2018
1 – BEST DRAWING PAPER FOR GESTURE, SKETCHING AND REALISTIC PENCIL DRAWING
17:55
What's the Best Drawing Paper for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? and Realistic Pencil Drawing? Join me for episode One of the So Free Art Podcast, to find out :)
Feb 04, 2018
0 – AN INTRODUCTION
8:06
It's Alive! The So Free Art Podcast is go go go ... join me for this lil Introductory Episode :)
Jan 28, 2018