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127: Adam Ward – How to Make a Living Playing with Lego

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I thought it was so cool that this toy could interact with all my other toys. Today I’m talking to a truly unique artist whose medium is Lego: Adam Ward. Adam makes sculptures and murals, does commissions, and worked on the Lego Batman movie. He has a series with Soul Pancake on YouTube called Brick x Brick. He played with Lego a lot when he was younger but never dreamed it could turn into a career. But with a kickstarted

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117 Trust Your Vision

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It’s about being self aware of your own limiting beliefs that challenge your vision. Today’s topic was inspired by a question asked of a member of my Facebook group, Nion Community. How do you, as an artist, learn to trust your creative vision? What can you do to gain more confidence in your craft? Listen in as I give you some tips to help you trust yourself as an artist and create momentum in your creative journey. Do one thing

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116 How Collaboration Creates Success

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The whole secret to being an artist and building a career is just being prolific. I’ve been thinking lately about creative momentum, and how important it is. It’s something I talked about with this week’s guest, Eric Ray Davidson. He’s a brilliant photographer who has been showing up more and more in the last few years, and he’s photographing hugely talented people. He’s constantly shooting for GQ, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and more. Listen in to hear how Eric got

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115 One for Them and One for Me

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You must use every asset of knowledge, every skill, everything that you can do to help generate time and money for you to create the sandbox for you to practice your craft. I was hanging out with some friends the other night when we started discussing the age old question of art and commerce. It really got me thinking of the delicate balance between working for money and working for yourself. There is art for sake of art and art

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96 Shantell Martin: How To Find Your Unique Path As An Artist

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Because I didn’t fit in and no one pressured me to fit in, I could be different and I could do art. I’ve been wanting to get today’s guest on the show for quite a while now, and I’m excited it’s finally happening. Shantell Martin is an amazing artist that I met at Summit Series last year. She has a very distinct style, and you’ve probably seen her work as murals and on walls and in lots of different places. Shantell gets

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85 Daniel Arsham: Twisting Expectations with Art

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Since I’ve started making work it always feels like whatever idea I’m delving into in the present is the last good idea. Art is all about people’s expectations. Some artists represent the world as it is, and some artists have a goal of manipulating that representation. Daniel Arsham aims to do just that with his futuristic artwork, which ranges from large scale architectural pieces, to castings made of ash, to paintings, and more. I recently discovered Daniel’s art through my

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72 3 Tips on Pushing Through Creative Plateaus

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The creative block always happens, no matter where you are in your journey. If you’re an artist or a creative, chances are you’ve hit a creative plateau. Making it difficult to create something new and causing problems with seeing how to get out of the slump, creative plateaus are a part of the process. This week, I’m talking about creative plateaus and how to get out of them. I’ve definitely gone through my share of these periods (in fact I’m in one

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What Usher Really Cares About

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Last week was impactful. Not only on me, but waves were made in the world. Historic waves. Very rare is it that you see such a big artist step into activism and create a song performed and listen to by millions of people about a subject like Social Injustice. If you haven’t heard Usher’s new song CHAINS, it’s a strong one, but beyond the sound is the message it’s carrying. The song is meant to make the public aware of the

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Rachel Harris: Artist/Playmate

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I love photographing beautiful talented people. Rachel is one of them, and absolutely sexy at that. We shot on the rooftop of her art studio in the arts district of Downtown LA. She’s a newly signed Playmate. Shot a few rolls Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford Delta 3200 on the Mamiya 7II. These photos are her prepping her canvases in the blistering mid day heat of LA. Rachel’s work is very abstract and beautiful. You can check it out here.

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58 Brian Sirgutz: How to Integrate Empathy Into Art and Technology

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Brian Sirgutz on ShopTalk Radio with Nick Onken

I think a lot of people’s success is going to come from standing for something. In this age of technology, it’s easy to lose that sense of empathy, to feel disconnected and alone even while oversharing. That’s why Brian Sirgutz is trying to change the way we connect. Founding member of Causecast and former SVP of Social Impact and Innovation at Huffington Post, Brian wants to change the world, balancing giving and getting to empower the experience of human connection. Brian

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