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How to be an Artist Podcast

How to be intentional about your artist journey with Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger

Dec 11, 2019

Every year, Get Messy hosts a workshop on reflecting back on the year, and creating intentions for the year ahead. This year we have two very special guests. Print out the workbook, grab a pen and watch the video below where Debbie, Cindy, and Caylee walk you through reflecting on 2019 and planning for 2020. 

Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger are prolific artists with big hearts. I sat down with them to reflect on our 2019 years in art, and to create intentions for 2020. This is an informal episode where friends chat and laugh, but one with so many takeaways from these wise women.

Join us to reflect on your year and plan for (another) creatively fueled year.

Cindy Jay

Cindy walks, dreams and makes art. She listens to her feelings and has a rich inner life. Cindy documents her life through creative expression in many forms. She even writes about it sometimes.

Debbie Bamberger

Debbie is a sexual and reproductive health nurse practitioner in Berkeley, California. She began art journaling in 2016 with no prior art experience. Debbie lives with her partner and their two teen boys and is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of California, San Francisco.

This video is available to non-members until January, where it will be going into the Messy Vault.

Grab some supplies and create while you watch Cindy, Debbie, and Caylee chat about creative intentions, unedited. 

Important questions to ask yourself

Reflections on 2019

How did I feel creatively in 2019?

Am I happy with the quantity of what I made in 2019? Elaborate.

Am I happy with the quality of what I made in 2019? Elaborate. 

What there anything that I wished I did / made but I didn’t?

What prevented me from creating what I wanted to create?

What did I learn about myself and my art?

What does being deliberate in my creativity look like to me?

How does prioritising art in my life affect me?

What were your top 10 creative catalysts in 2019?

Intentions for 2020

How do I want to feel creatively in 2020?

How much do I want to create in 2020?

At what quality do I want to create in 2020?

What new creative adventures do I want to explore?

What are my three focuses?

How can I fight against the stuff preventing me from creating what I wanted to?

How can I prioritise my creativity?

How can I prioritise my art?

Your podcast host, Caylee Grey

I’m Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.

In the How to Be an Artist podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.

Together, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.

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