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How She Creates Ep 212: Creative Reflections

This week is one of, in my opinion, the best episodes in the history of How She Creates. Caylee and I are walking through a series of questions Caylee wrote to help you reflect on your year in terms of creativity and how to plan your creative goals for the upcoming year. We have a lot of in depth conversations about our own creative challenges and success, about how we define art, and what we are pursuing creatively in 2018. We would love to hear what your answers are to these questions. You can follow along with us and answer the questions or if you want them in a printable worksheet format, simply add your email below to the grab the questions and journaling page.

How She Creates Challenge

We want to know what your creative word for 2018 is! Share it with us on instagram using the #howshecreates hashtag.

Now, go listen and enjoy the show!

 

Meet Our Guest

Caylee Grey is a South African artist living in Germany with her husband and two children (the fur-st born and the furless). She believes in art and getting it done.

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Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

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Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

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How She Creates Ep 211: Big Projects

Want to take on a BIG project or challenge? Here are concrete steps and tips to setting your project up for success, keeping your momentum and finishing strong. Click through to listen.
Today is a special episode! It’s just me today and Im walking you through, in depth, how to choose, prepare, start, maintain and finish a big project well. I share my story and tips from completing the 100 Day Project this year and how you can complete your own project. This episode is SUPER practical and hopefully will help you be very successful in any project you do, no matter the size. This episode is actually a free lesson from my new course Stories From Here. Which is a course, based on my 100 Day Project, that helps you tell the story of where you live through photographs and stories. This can be a big project, so I want my students to be prepared to be successful at it and any other big project they tackle. To help you get started with a practice challenge and to test out the course I have created a 5 day instagram challenge with prompts similar to the course prompts. 5 photography and 5 journaling prompts that will help you tell the story of your home, neighborhood and city. All you have to do is to sign up for my newsletter to get the challenge and participate by sharing your photos on instagram using the hashtag #storiesfromhereclass.

 

How She Creates Challenge

Sign up below to get access to the challenge. I’ll also be doing a giveaway to anyone who participates this week, one person will be entered to win a spot in the course free! Share your work under #storiesfromhereclass and #howshecreates to be entered to win.

 Yes! I want the Stories From Here free Instagram Challenge



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Show Notes

Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

Connect with Lauren:
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Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

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How She Creates Ep 209: Abstract Cityscapes

Listen to urban artist Joanna Gresik share her process and inspiration for creating beautiful, abstract cityscapes in this episode of How She Creates. Click through to listen.

I have been crushing on Joanna’s incredible work for years since we were in Crystal’s Year Of Creative Habit course where Joanna created more work than anyone in the class! Joanna’s work has always been some of my favorite because of her focus on city scenes. She has such a clear and defined style as she celebrates all the beauty and inspiration that the city holds. She shares how she finds inspiration, why she loves the city and tips for you to start sketching cities yourself! Listen in and get excited to take your next vacation in the city!

How She Creates Challenge

This week we want you to go outside and sketch a city scene! Be brave, take your sketchbook and preferred art materials and sketch your favorite area of your city. It could be in your neighborhood, downtown, anywhere that there are buildings to draw! Don’t feel like you can’t participate if you aren’t in a big city. Downtown areas in any city are the perfect inspiration scene! Share your work with us (and any stories from onlookers who spot you!) on the hashtag #howshecreates.

 

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Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Joanna Gresik is a Toronto based painter and interior designer. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Joanna worked as a corporate interior designer before deciding to return to school to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Drawing and Painting at OCADU which she completed in 2015. Her interest in architecture and space influence her abstract landscape paintings which explore the diversity, energy and vibrancy of the urban landscape.  Joanna lives and works in Toronto.

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Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

Connect with Lauren:
Blog · Instagram · Courses · Pinterest 

Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

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