Before I say anything, I have news... I have FINALLY finished my Coke Bottle Painting. Hurrah!!!
I'll be posting the finished painting in the next few days, so keep an eye on the blog!
Meanwhile, I've been up to mischief! You might not know, that recently I have been dabbling in the world of Podcasting. No idea how that happened. I kind of just fell in!
And I'm not talking about being interviewed... I'm talking about co-hosting episodes with Tara Roskell from 'The Idea Medic'.
Tara regularly interviews artists and other creative's on her Podcast, but between times we have joined together to make some fun, joint episodes. We have recorded two so far. The first, was '12 Ways to Come Up with Creative Ideas'.
The second and most recent 'Drunk and Disorderly', is slightly more bananas! We decided to test the affects of alcohol on creativity. Does it make us more creative... or less?
Of course we didn’t enjoy this experiment at all! Being forced to drink was all sorts of pants! But I wanted to try it because when we’re kids we have no inhibitions... I mean I certainly wouldn’t run around my friends garden in only my underpants now!! …Well… not unless I’ve had way too much to drink… which got me thinking… As adults, we become more inhibited… There is only one medicine for that (well, that’s legal anyway), and that’s alcohol! So the idea is, if we can let go of out inhibitions again, will it make us more creative, less inclined to care about the result etc… or will it just make us less able… So we decided to experiment…
Before recording the episode, which you can listen to here, we each had to try several creative activities, including sketching, character building, poetry etc... within a certain amount of time. And then we had to do the exact same experiments after drinking alcohol... It really was completely bonkers!
...But, the results were quite surprising (not to mention, highly embarrassing)!
(One of the highlights of all this is that I've actually been made in to a cartoon, which I find hillarious!)
...Then we each made a video to accompany the podcast... We had to film half of it sober, talking about our sober experiments and the other half under the influence of alcohol, talking about the results of our alcohol fuelled experiments...
I must say I'm not quite so keen to show you that one for obvious reasons... and I will pre-warn you, if you have sensitive ears, don't watch the bloopers at the end!! (But do listen to the episode before watching the video!)
And in case you're interested, our next episode will be... '14 Ways of Creating Time When You Don’t Have Any.' So if you struggle with time management like I do, you might want to listen out for that one!
Q. So, how does alcohol affect your creativity? (Share in the comments below)
Week in a nutshell...
Planning: A Gym membership and detox from 1st September. My body will soon be a temple! Drinking:'Club Soda'... My new and healthy alternative to beer! Watching: Masterchef Australia, Series 9... SO much better than our own version! Excited about: A possible new commission in the pipeline... This one will really test my skills!
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