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 Oct 04, 2022


Creative Indulgence
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 Creative Indulgence we discuss:
Indulgence vs guilt
What creative indulgence looks like for us
How we can indulge in our art and NOT feel guilty
How have you indulged in your own creativity?
 
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.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022


Your Inner Critic
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 Your Inner Critic we discuss:
Listening and reacting to our inner critic
What we do when our inner critic shows up
How to reframe what our inner critic says
Some practical ideas for you!
 
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 Sep 20, 2022


Preparing to 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 preparing for artistic practice we discuss:
Do we need or want to prepare to make art?
How we mentally prepare 
Physical preparation to make art
Mentioned in this episode:
"The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron
Our episode on Journaling in Season 1
 
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.

Creative Quickie: Idea Generation

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022


Idea Generation
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 idea generation we discuss:
Where do ideas come from?
An exercise for idea generation
Why "copying" art can be helpful
Personal examples of our experiences with finding new ideas
Mentioned in this episode:
"Steal like an artist" by Kleon Skousen
 
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.

Catch Up Quickie!

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

Tuesday Sep 06, 2022


Welcome to Season 2!
A quickie conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
 
In this introduction to Season 2 we discuss:
Our plans for this season
What we've been up to!
Integrating life and art
Ditching perfection in creativity
Mentioned in this episode:
Len's workshops
Brie's Creative Confidence Coaching Group
 
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. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Being a Joyful Creative

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022

Tuesday Apr 26, 2022


 
A conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  
In this chat on "Being a Joyful Creative" we discuss:
How joy is different than happiness
Finding joy in the journey of making art:
Peak Experiences
Letting go of perfection
Embracing experimentation and failure
Questions to consider:
Does your art bring you joy?
Why is joy important to you in the creative process?
When have you found joy in creating art?
How does bringing joy to others through your art work for you?
How can we be more joyful creatives?
What ways are you expressing yourself to find joy in your art?
What's coming up in SEASON 2!!! We're so excited to have a break and bring you a new experience!
Mentioned in this episode:
Brie's White Sands Collection "Gypsum Dreams"
The photography of Wayne Suggs
The episode with our conversation on Play
 
Thank you for listening, enjoying season 1 and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  
Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings.
Brie Stockwell:  Podcast listeners are invited to schedule a FREE coaching session HERE.  Subscribe to her YouTube Channel and then join her Creative Circle to access secret, subscriber-only content! 
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Creative Flow

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022


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 "Creative Flow" we discuss:
What is the FLOW state and why we want to be in it
How to recognize when we've experienced creative flow 
Tips for how we can attain it more often
Our experiences with Creative Flow
 
Mentioned in this episode:
How to pronounce Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Art of Georgia O'Keeffe
"Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Flow, the Secret to Happiness" TedTalk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
7 Conditions of Flow:
Intense focus. The person is deeply involved in whatever they're doing.
An alternative reality. They feel as if they're outside of the everyday, dull routine of daily reality.
Inner clarity. They know what needs to be done in order to progress and achieve their goal.
Skill/Challenge ratio. They know that they're just skilled enough to complete the challenge.
A sense of serenity. They are not thinking about their everyday problems and fears.
Timelessness. They are less aware of time. Hours can pass by in what seems like minutes.
Intrinsic motivation. The activity feels rewarding in itself. There's no external motivator they are thinking about.
Experience Fluctuation Model
 
Thank you for listening and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  
Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings. Instagram: @lens_journal_magazine or @lenmetcalf
Brie Stockwell: Join Dream it, Do it! a 10 week program to create and jumpstart the creative goal of your dreams!  Subscribe to her newsletter or schedule a discovery call here: https://creativemindscoach.com. Instagram: @creativemindscoach or @asliceofbrie2020
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Journaling

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022


 
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 "Journaling" we discuss:
Why we love journaling
Creative ways to journal including:
Recording Dreams
Idea Storming
Blogging
Journaling as a means to understanding our art and ourselves
A morning journaling technique from "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron
Mentioned in this episode:
Frida Kahlo’s journal’s doubled as her sketchbook. “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares,” Kahlo wrote, “I paint my own reality.”
 
Thank you for listening and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  
Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings.
Brie Stockwell: Join Dream it, Do it! a 10 week program to create and jumpstart the creative goal of your dreams!  Subscribe to her newsletter or schedule a discovery call here: https://creativemindscoach.com.
 
Episode image by Len Metcalf.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Feedback

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022


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 "Feedback" we discuss:
How feedback & critiques improve our art and creativity 
When we want to seek feedback or not
Positive vs. negative feedback 
How do we give feedback?
Mindset about feedback
Open to growth
Curiosity
Willingness to learn
Mentioned in this episode:
"Discomfort is the currency of your dreams." - Brooke Castillo
Focus on where we are going "right":
When I look at this photograph I feel ....
it tells me...
it reminds me...
it works well because...
Len’s Rules for giving feedback
If you don’t have something positive to say, say nothing
Just because you love to hear where you went wrong, that doesn’t mean others do
There is no right or wrong in art  - no better - it is about self expression
Be humble and sincere
Be encouraging
Avoid the personal
“It doesn’t matter how much authority or power a feedback giver has; the receivers are in control of what they do and don’t let in, how they make sense of what they’re hearing, and whether they choose to change. it’s about how to recognize and manage our resistance, how to engage in feedback conversations with confidence and curiosity, and even when the feedback seems wrong, how to find insight that might help us grow. It’s also about how to stand up for who we are and how we see the world, and ask for what we need. It’s about how to learn from feedback—yes, even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly, you’re not in the mood.”
-Douglas Stone (Thanks for the Feedback)
Thank you for listening and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  
Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings. Instagram: @lens_journal_magazine or @lenmetcalf
Brie Stockwell: Join Dream it, Do it! a 10 week program to create and jumpstart the creative goal of your dreams!  Subscribe to her newsletter or schedule a discovery call here: https://creativemindscoach.com. Instagram: @creativemindscoach or @asliceofbrie2020
 
Episode image by Brie Stockwell.
Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 
Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

Social Media

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022


 
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 "Social Media" we discuss:
Different platforms and how we use them
Communities
Large Format Film Forum
Nature Photographers Network
Overcoming comparison
Helpful suggestions on using social media
Slowing down
Curiosity
Plan intentional use
Questions to ask when using social media:
“What is my purpose in sharing today?”
“What am I going to think when people “like” or comment on my post?
“Do I still like doing it??” or "Am I having fun?"
 
Mentioned in this episode:
“Consider carefully what part of your art is about you as an individual, and be sure to protect that part from whatever social aspects of photography you partake in.  It may be tempting to spend your time discussing or arguing various aspects of photography online., but be sure to set regular checkpoints for yourself: to stop every so often, even in the midst of a heated debate, and ask yourself, “Is this helping me grow as a photographer, as an artist, as a person?” - Guy Tal
Another Day Not Wasted - Guy Tal
Thank you for listening and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at create@acreativeaffairpodcast.com. Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  
Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings.
Brie Stockwell: Join Dream it, Do it! a 10 week program to create and jumpstart the creative goal of your dreams!  Subscribe to her newsletter or schedule a discovery call here: https://creativemindscoach.com.
 
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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