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This week, we revisit episode 228 (an interview with author Christine Coulson) and discuss the key ideas we found inspiring. In the process, it’s possible we have defined a framework for creativity – a set of ideas that can ignite new ideas and new ways of working for anyone. If you feel you want to take your work forward in new or different ways, this is the conversation for you. Make sure to have a way of taking notes, because this is a doozy 🙂

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Picasso documentary https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p0fjh4zl/picasso-the-beauty-and-the-beast

David Beckham documentary https://www.netflix.com/title/81223488

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Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with writer Christine Coulson, whose background as a writer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art has inspired her to create a unique book. “One Woman Show” is a novel that uses the structure of museum wall labels to weave together the captivating life story of Kitty.

This is a discussion about using restrictions in your work and how you can find the freedom to take liberties when you explore within different constraints. Lots of ideas to take: word shopping and using catalysts in your work. We also talk about patterns of habit, even when it may not be the most efficient, and finding the fuel in the enjoyment of your own work.

We hope this encourages you to take risks to explore a more unexpected route, and trust your audience is more than capable of filling the gaps.

And of course, we invite you to go and discover the book for yourself.

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“One Woman Show” by Christine Coulson is available now in all good bookshops or online retailers.

⁠https://www.christinecoulson.com/⁠ 

⁠Follow Christine on Instagram @nyccoulson⁠

Writer’s wall as the book grows photo credit: Jackie Neale

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Can you design a better painting? This week we answer a listener question about how we use design in our paintings, including the use of line. As we discuss the benefits or constraints of an informed academic approach vs intuition Alice draws on her graphic design background and perhaps the dangers of ‘getting it right’ too soon. As you look at your own work, what stands out to you? We’ll all have our own preferences and ways to draw attention and bring clarity.

And we share some honest truths about procrastination – come on – we all have our perfect guilty waste of time!

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After a week in which Alice’s Facebook account was hacked, we discuss the negative sides to social media, emails and online life in general. Is there a way to build community and market our work without having to constantly guard against people who don’t deserve our attention? Whether it is scammers trying to take your money, hackers trying to take your accounts, or trolls trying to take your happiness, it seems the online world is fraught with potential pitfalls. But maybe there are ways to mitigate the effects of all this – after all – they can’t upset us unless we let them 🙂

You can read the poem on ⁠this Instagram post

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