A Creative Affair

Fun & flirty conversations unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.

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A collection of lively conversations with hosts, Brie Stockwell & Len Metcalf, exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.

Sometimes flirty, sometimes serious but ALWAYS fun!

Join us in our creative affair!

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A 'Creative Affair' Workshop

Join us for a 10 week, life-changing workshop
as you bring to life a passion project with
a supportive group of other photographers.
 
In this companion workshop to our podcast ‘A Creative Affair', you'll be guided with the mentorship of Len Metcalf, an experienced artist an teacher,  and Brie Stockwell, a life-long creative and mindset & confidence coach.

Info and registration in US HEREin AUD HERE

Episodes

Tuesday Jan 24, 2023


Creative February with Takeyce Walter  
Joining our affair this week is New York based artist, painter, mentor, Takeyce Walter.
She is an artist, art educator, media producer (digital art and design), and founder of Creative February. Her art practice primarily involves studying and painting the landscape in her region through direct observation and studio work using oil paint, soft pastel, and gouache. Takeyce also teaches other artists painting theory and technique through workshops and private mentoring.
 
In this chat about Creative February we discuss:
What is Creative February
The personal story that inspired Creative February
How it's helped others in their art
What inspires us
What we each plan to create for the month of February
Visit Takeyce on Instagram: @takeycewalter
Follow Creative February on Instagram or Facebook
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Join our "A Creative Affair" Workshop!
Companion workshop to the podcast
Come deepen your own affair with your art through completing a passion project 
Experience life-changing growth
Move forward quickly with support, feedback and mentoring from us!
Feb 8th - Apr 5th 2022
Info and registration in US with Brie HERE.
Info and registration in AUD with Len HERE.
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Takeyce Walter.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Impossible Goals

Tuesday Jan 10, 2023

Tuesday Jan 10, 2023


Impossible Goals
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
**REGISTER HERE FOR OUR FREE LIVE WEBINAR:
BRING A PASSION PROJECT TO LIFE!**
 
In this chat about Impossible Goals we discuss:
What is an impossible goal
Why you want to create one
Self doubt with finishing goals
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on goals
FREE Webinar: Bring a Passion Project to Life!
"A Creative Affair" Workshop: More info HERE
Len's Publications (including the books discussed in this episode)
Brie's "impossible goal" - BLOG post and YOUTUBE video
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Dec 27, 2022


The Decisive Moment with Aaron Martinez  
Joining our affair this week is Aaron Martinez.  He is a staff photographer at the Austin American-Statesman, part of the USA Today network, a licensed drone pilot, and an advanced hobbyist landscape and nightscape photographer. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas where he also went to college to study digital media production and multimedia journalism.
 
In this chat about The Decisive Moment we discuss:
Is "the decisive moment" an actual moment?
Aaron's perspective as a photo journalist
Why it's important in all aspects of creativity
"It sounds like the decisive moment isn't necessarily the final place, it could be a step along the way." -Aaron Martinez
 
Images mentioned in this episode:
  
 
Find out more about Aaron's work: https://www.instagram.com/aaron_martinez_photography/
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Aaron Martinez.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Exciting News and more!

Tuesday Dec 20, 2022

Tuesday Dec 20, 2022


Exciting News!
 
We interrupt our regular chat about creativity to bring you some exciting news!
Brie and Len are both experienced creatives and mentors that offer unique experiences to help YOU up level your own creative work.  Join us for a quick chat about how you can work with us PLUS something exciting we've created together.
 
Brie offers:
A 6 week Confidence Program: Create the confidence you want to achieve your creative goals. 
1:1 Creative Coaching
Get Monday Motivation emails 
Find everything else HERE
Len offers:
Print offerings including Len's Journal subscriptions and beautiful books
Mentoring: Monochrome Course, Bookmaking Workshop and in-person workshops and tours
Subscribe to Len's Newsletter and stay up-to-date on news and mentoring
Len's Show on YouTube coming soon!
See everything at Len's School HERE.
Announcing: A Creative Affair Workshop!
Companion workshop to the podcast
Come deepen your own affair with your art through completing a passion project 
Experience life-changing growth
Move forward quickly with support, feedback and mentoring from us!
Feb 8th - Apr 5th 2022
Live webinar in Jan! Register HERE
Info and registration in US with Brie HERE.
Info and registration in AUD with Len HERE.
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Simplicity and Art

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022


Simplicity and Art
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this chat about Simplicity and Art we discuss:
How simplifying helps us in life and art
Our process for creating focus
Physical and mental clutter
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on journaling
Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way"
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022


Inspiration and lessons learned from Georgia O'Keeffe
A conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this chat about Georgia O'Keeffe we discuss:
Why we love her art
Her catalyst for creating authentic work
Lessons we've learned from studying her
Our inspiration from her passion for art
We love being inspired by other artists!  WHO inspires YOU???
Resources for learning more:
Watch: Georgia O'Keeffe By Myself
Watch: Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist
Read: Georgia O'Keeffe
As always, please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022


Finding Beauty through Art
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this chat about Finding Beauty through Art we discuss:
Finding beauty in the world today
What is beauty? We share our personal views
What is an orgasmograph?
How looking for beauty through art helps us
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on who we make art for
Brooks Jensen's podcast
Len's book, "Our Love Affair with Trees"
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Nov 01, 2022


Why do YOU Make Art?
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this chat about why we make art we discuss:
Motivation behind why we do what we do
Is paid work authentic?
Some personal experiences with making and sharing art
So, why do YOU make art?
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022


Teaching Creativity with Michael O'Neill  
Joining our affair this week is Michael O'Neill, a photographic artist and professor at Queen's University of Charlotte. 
 
In this chat about Teaching Creativity we discuss:
Why teaching can make us more creative
Conscious competence
What role curiosity plays in teaching creativity
Why DOING is essential to the learning process
How perfectionism keeps us from being creative
Mentioned in this episode:
"The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron
 
Find out more about Michael O'Neill's work: http://www.santafeartphotographer.com
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Michael O'Neill.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2022


Tentacles of Creativity
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this chat about the Tentacles of Creativity we discuss:
Where this topic came from
How is creativity infused into our lives
What does creativity mean to us/you?
How our creative energy influences others
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Find out more about our creative work here:
Len Metcalf: www.lenmetcalf.com
Len's workshops
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

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