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 Aug 16, 2023


In this chat with photographic artist,Nicki Gwynn-Jones, we discuss:
Why Nikki lives on a remote island
How that influences her art/photography
Magic in art and creativity
Emotional responses to our surroundings
Making sense of chaos
Find more about Nicky and her work here: www.nickigwynnjones.com
Mentioned in this episode:
Len's Journal Vol. 2 Issue 2
 
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 Suellen Cook.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Creative Confidence

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023


In this chat about Creative Confidence we discuss:
Why creative confidence is important to us
Internal and external confidence
How mentors help us create more of it
Our personal experiences with confidence (or lack of it!)
 
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.

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023


In this chat with photographic artist, Rachael Talibart, we discuss:
How to find your artistic vision
Vision/Style/Look
Using inspiration to find our vision
Why we want to work on projects
What's a "Zone of Genius"?
Why it's important to have courage as an artist
Find more about Rachael and her work here: https://rachaeltalibart.com
Mentioned in this episode:
Len's Journal Vol. 3 Issue 1
Sean Tucker's "Direction" (feat. Rachael Talibart)
 
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
 
Image copyright and kindly provided by Suellen Cook.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023


Join Brie Stockwell and Natalie Roush in a wide ranging conversation about The Inner Critic.
A special episode!!
This conversation was previously shared on Natalie's podcast "How's the View?".  
Natalie Roush is a Decision and Belief Coach. She coaches clients to make aligned decisions for the life and future they want most.
Check out Natalie Roush Coaching for more info on her services.
 
Mentioned in the Episode:
Brie's Confidence Camp for Creative Goal-Getters
 
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 We Rock DM.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023


In this chat about Saying Yes we discuss:
Why you WANT to say yes more often
What gets in the way of saying yes
Our own experiences saying yes (or no!)
Understanding our own comfort levels with saying yes
Using creative intuition to guide us
Using a mentor to help us navigate when we say yes
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on Impossible Goals
 
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.

The Creative Muse

Wednesday May 31, 2023

Wednesday May 31, 2023


In this chat about The Creative Muse we discuss:
What is a creative muse?
The origins of The Muse
Why The Muse might be different than you think!
Brie & Len's muses and more
Mentioned in this episode:
Quote from Len: "It doesn't matter where it comes from, but learning to pursue it, follow it, get excited by it, and feel it allows the art to pour out of us."
 
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 Camp
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Wednesday May 17, 2023


In this chat with photographic artist, Suellen Cook, we discuss:
Suellen's journey to her current creative work
The Creative Process 
The how of artistic practice including music
Suellen's 3 P's - 
Mentioned in this episode:
Len's Journal Vol. 3 Issue 1
Find out more about Suellen's Work: https://www.suellensaideecook.com.au
Artworks mentioned: Spilt Milk, The Tree Musem, The Boardroom
 
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
 
Image copyright and kindly provided by Suellen Cook.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Creative Connections

Wednesday May 03, 2023

Wednesday May 03, 2023


In this chat about Creative Connections we discuss:
How we make creative connections
Why connection is so important
Our own creative connection
How to make more connections with vulnerability
Mentioned in this episode:
Our episode on The Power of Creative Curiosity
Photographers: Eugene Theron, Michael Torkildson, Eric Erlenbush
The book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
An Article about Brene Brown's Square Squad
Subscribe to Brie's Monday Motivation emails
 
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.

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023


In this chat with photographic artist, Alister Benn, we discuss:
Separating business and creative work
The healing nature of creativity
Physical creative work is a way to express emotions externally
Knowing ourselves more deeply through our work
Social Media and our own creative vision
Mentioned in this episode:
Alister's beautiful book, Out of Darkness 
Find out more about Expressive Photography here: https://expressive.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
 
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Tuesday Apr 04, 2023


In this chat about Art, Creativity and Perfection we discuss:
Is there perfection in art? 
Why perfectionist thinking hinders creativity
How we work thought our own perfectionist thinking
We get real in this one. Come learn from our experiences!
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.

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