A Creative Affair

Join passionate creatives, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, as we navigate the ups and downs of living creative lives while teaching you how to do it too.

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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!

Episodes

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024


 
Creative Catch-Up: Art, Adventure, and Awe
In this lively three-part podcast, Brie and Len engage in a fun and flirty conversation that dives into the world of creativity, photography, and the joy of artful living. Here's a glimpse of what they covered:
Part 1: Artful Adventures
Len shares exciting tales from his recent photography workshops, including a delightful encounter with a kangaroo.
Brie dishes out the details of her artistic escapades, exploring landscapes and finding inspiration in unexpected places.
Part 2: The Art of Focusing
The duo delves into the creative process, discussing the magic of focusing on one subject and exploring its various facets.
Discover the beauty of revisiting familiar places, like Brie's creek, and finding unexpected treasures that spark artistic inspiration.
Part 3: Mentorship and Growth
Len reflects on the transformative power of positive feedback and one-on-one attention in fostering artistic growth, inspired by his recent art exhibition.
Brie shares a heartwarming story about her son's journey into reading and how mentorship plays a crucial role in shaping artistic passions.
ūüĆź Explore More:
"Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life" by Dacher Keltner
Our episode on Journaling
Dive into Len's photography adventures, workshops, and more on LenMetcalf.com.
Check out Brie's creative coaching services, Monday Motivation emails, and portfolio at CreativeMindsCoach.com.
Access searchable transcripts of these episodes: https://creativemindscoach.com/a-creative-affair-podcast/
 
 
Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. 
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

 
Brie here: In this episode we mix things up and I go rogue to chat with artists around Austin, TX on the 2023 Austin Studio Tour. 
 
Every year Big Medium organizes a fantastic event, the Austin Studio Tour, for 3 weeks in November. This is an amazing opportunity for the public to meet all kinds of local artists, see their work and maybe add new pieces to their collections. 
 
I brought along a small microphone attached to my phone and talked with some new-to-me artists. So, please bear with the imperfect recording.
 
We chat about themselves as artists, WHY they make art and what they LOVE about their own art. 
 
Join me for a peak into the lives and art of these 6 Austin artists:
 
01:30 Lori Sonnier 
 
05:15 Aileen Chen
 
13:10 Denise Elliot Jones
 
17:00 Tammy West
 
22:50 Robin Cheers 
 
29:40 Melanie Lewis
 
I loved having each unique conversation, chatting about art and creativity and really just making new, in-person connections.
For more about the artist's, this awesome event and to access a searchable transcript, check out this BLOG POST.
 
 
 
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023


 
In this conversation, Len and Brie discuss the therapeutic nature of art and how it can be used to express and process emotions. They explore the idea that creating art is a meditative practice that allows creative individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings. We highlight the importance of the emotional connection to art and how it can enhance the artistic process. And...Here's the link to Brie's new podcast: Wild Women in Photography
 
Takeaways
Creating art can be a therapeutic process that helps individuals explore and understand their emotions.
Art can be used as a meditative practice to focus the mind and express thoughts and feelings.
Art can be a form of escapism, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in the creative process and temporarily disconnect from their emotions.
Art provides a unique and powerful way to express emotions that may be difficult to put into words.
 
 
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Creativity On Demand

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Wednesday Nov 22, 2023


In this chat about Creativity on Demand we discuss:
Our mindset for Creating on Demand
Our experiences with Creativity on Demand
Making space for spontaneous creativity
Planning for peak creativity
Why trust is the most important factor in Creating on Demand
 
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Creative Energy

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

Wednesday Nov 08, 2023


In this chat about Creative Energy we discuss:
How we use our creative energy
What drains us of our energy
How it ebbs and flows
How does our environment affect our creativity
Questions to ask yourself about energy
Mentioned in this episode:
The Creative Act by Rick Rubin
Huberman Lab Episode
Michael Rung 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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Creative Intuition

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023


In this chat about Creative Intuition we discuss:
What is intuition?
How WE experience intuition
What blocks us from our own intuition
Why, as artists, we WANT to listen to intuition
Mentioned in this episode:
Our past conversation about Impossible Goals and Creative Curiosity
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Wednesday Oct 11, 2023


In this chat with photographic artist, Lucie Averill, we discuss:
Why we return to the same locations to make art
Starting with "what you know"
Why it’s important to be in a supportive community
What is the ‚Äúalchemy of printing‚ÄĚ?
Find more about Lucie and her work here: https://www.lucieaverillphotography.co.uk/
Mentioned in this episode:
Len's Journal Vol. 2 Issue 3
 
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
 
Image copyright and kindly provided by Lucie Averill.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Comparison in Art

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023

Wednesday Sep 27, 2023


In this chat about Comparison in Art we discuss:
Our personal struggles and successes with comparison
How we can use comparison in a healthy way
Comparison and competitions
Mentioned in this episode:
Our past conversation about The Power of Creative Curiousity
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Love Your Art!

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023


In this chat about Loving Your Art we discuss:
Our personal experiences with loving our art
Do we love the art itself or is it the process?
Why YOU should love your art too!
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
Brie Stockwell: www.creativemindscoach.com
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Creative Catch Up!

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023


In this Catch Up Conversation we discuss:
What we've been up to lately
Being more present and why it matters
Why you want to share projects you're working on
What we're looking forward to
Mentioned in this episode:
Everything beautiful by Ella Frances Sanders
Kandice Pierce 
Our episode on projects
Len: The Artist’s Club, Len’s Journal
Brie: Wild Woman Photography, Sustainable Creativity Coaching, Wild Women in Photography Podcast coming Sept 6!
 
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 Workshop
 
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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