High On Paint Fumes
By Stephanie Lam
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Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or isolated in your creative work? Do you wonder if other artists struggle with the same things you do? Artist and writer Stephanie Lam explores the psychological and practical issues that come from trying to create stuff. She takes insights, strategies, ideas and questions from a wide range of fields and condenses them into short episodes geared specifically to help artists grow as creators and evolve in their work.
||CleanEpisode 17: Generate Your Own Creative Breakthrough!||Are you in need of a creative breakthrough? Do you feel stuck in the same old habits? Maybe you want to take your work to the next level but haven’t figured out what that next level is. I’ve got a strategy for how you can generate your own creative||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing With a NO: Getting Stronger from Rejection||Let's be real, rejection hurts! I recently got rejected and share the steps I went through to work through it.||3/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: The Gap Between Your Vision & Your Ability||Do you ever experience disappointment because what you've made and what you WANT to be making aren't the same? Today's episode offers encouragement for coping with that gap.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: How to Keep Your Promises to Yourself (Part 2)||When was the last time you have a 'win' on your journey toward achieving your goals? In this episode, we explore the importance of frequent, small wins to keep our motivation and engagement high. The science of animal training, offers a helpful model!||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: How to Keep Promises to Yourself (Part 1)||When was the last time you kept a promise to yourself? Most of us have a poor track record at honoring our own goals, but that can change.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Tom Jones is My Hero (and Could Be Yours Too)||What's new pussycat? Tom Jones' creative career is a reminder of what is possible for us as creatives: longevity, persistence and a desire to serve an audience with our creative gifts for an entire lifetime.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: How Well Do You Know Your Feelings?||Emotions can be tricky things! I share a special tool - and how naming specific emotions has made a difference for me as a person and an artist.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Imagine Yourself As the Character in a Compelling Story||Today we’re taking a cue from novelists and looking at ourselves as characters in the midst of a compelling story. If you’re feeling at all discouraged or frustrated with yourself this week, this strategy could really help.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Starting Dating the Future You||Why is it that we struggle to make decisions now that will benefit our future selves? There’s research in psychology that seeks to answer this question and they’ve come up with some answers that can help us as artists.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: You Don't Have to Be Fully Formed to Engage||Do you feel conflicted about engaging in social media? Do you feel like you need to be more or have it all figured out before you engage? I have some encouraging advice for you.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Your Weapon Against Discouragement: Metrics||Have you found that the middle of a project is where you’re most likely to get discouraged or give up? There’s a strategy that can help us get through that frustrating middle - but it’s one we often forget when it comes to our creative work.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Don't Do Your Best||How do you define your 'best'? I share why aspiring to 'do your best' may be undermining your efforts to make more art.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: What's Your Manifesto?||Do you have a creative manifesto - a document that lists the important creative truths you want to keep top of mind? If you were to create one, what would you write?||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: What's in a (Paint) Name?||Do you find mixing the colors you want to be frustrating, elusive and inconsistent? Do you get overwhelmed at art stores, trying to decide what paints to buy? Get ready to have your mind blown.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Tell Your Real Story||Do you equate marketing with telling people what you think they want to hear? Do you feel pressured to conform to artist stereotypes or what's trending? Author & global marketing expert Bernadette Jiwa has a welcome wake-up call for us!||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: SCRUM! A Strategy From Software Development||Struggling with far-off deadlines? Need to jumpstart your productivity between projects? Take a tip from the way software developers work. Seriously, it could help!||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Welcome to the show!||Artist and writer, Stephanie Lam, takes insights, strategies, ideas and questions from a wide range of fields and condenses them into short episodes geared specifically for artists and creators. Looking for a boost? Feeling stuck? You're in the right pl||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The X Factor
Knowing Stephanie personally when she was a teen and recognizing something special back then it doesn’t surprise me to hear great insights and encouraging words! This is a top notch podcast for everyone!
Must listen if you’re creative (or wish you were)
Stephanie tackles the realities of a creative life in profoundly disarming, honest and practical ways. I’ve felt very encouraged that I’m not alone, and I’ve come away challenged in a hopeful way after each episode. This is a must listen podcast if you consider yourself creative or wish you were.
(Oh and her writing and art outside of this podcast are amazing too, if the podcast were any indicator)
You can hear the passion in her voice on each and every episode. I really appreciate her awesome tips and her honesty. Great podcast!