Yvonne Craig Batgirl Homage Comic Sketch Cover and Process.

ART/COMIC BOOKS – Yvonne Craig Batgirl Homage Variant Comic Book Sketch Cover

I was drawing Yvonne Craig as Batgirl a few weeks ago when suddenly the news of her passing occurred.  It was very odd and very sad.

Batman 66 FINAL cover

My drawing was partially done when I found out. I’m currently drawing some variant sketch comic book covers on the side.  I’m planning to sell them at shows.

The first cover I decided to tackle was for Batman 66.  I wanted to draw a pretty girl on the cover and Yvonne’s Batgirl was the perfect candidate.

R.I.P. Yvonne Craig.

The Process

In order to draw this cover, I wanted a bit of control. I didn’t want to simply start drawing on the cover I wanted to have a clean worked out piece of art.

To do this, I started digitally. I roughed out the cover on my computer first:

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Once I got everything working the way I wanted, I then printed out the cover on paper:

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After doing that I took a pencil and darkened the back of the printed version:

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Then it was just a matter of using it as carbon paper, by putting the printed version over the sketch cover and tracing over my drawing, creating a pencil version on the cover itself, which I then inked.

6 Reasons Artist Should Table at Shows and/or Conventions.

ART – 6 Reasons Artist Should Table at Shows and/or Conventions.

Luis Escobar

Photo taken by Javier Hernandez: www.javzilla.com/

If you want to make a living as an artist, your work has to be valuable to people. Some group or community of people that are looking for what you provide has to support you monetarily in some way.

The internet is one way to reach those people, but it’s not the only way.

As an artist you may want to get out of your office or studio and go out into the world with you work. That way you can show it off personally.

Some of the best places to do this is at show or conventions.  By “shows” I would include not only local craft fairs but also, farmers markets, and things like that.

If you think that’s not you, I made a video giving you 6 reasons why you’re missing out if you don’t do this sort of thing.

Here’s the list of reasons I give in the video:

  1. You open yourself to new opportunities
  2. You’re a person not a website. You make a physical human connection with your audience.
  3. You can make friends and connections, with fans and artists.
  4. You can discover what people want from you and what draws them to your art.
  5. You can learn from other artists.
  6. You can make money.

Can you think of any other benefits?  Feel free to add to the list in the comments.

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3 Tips For Practicing Even the Most Monotonous Stuff, and Like It

ART – 3 Tips For Practicing Even the Most Monotonous Stuff, and Like It

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“A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing.”

If you’re like me, there’s always something you want to get good at or become better at. In my case it’s drawing and painting. In your case it may be playing an instrument, dancing, a martial art, etc.

Often, the thing we want to improve requires practice. Lots of practice.

The problem is, practice can be boring, tedious, monotonous and not fun. You simply don’t want to do it. But if you don’t, you don’t get any better. Is there a way to be able to practice and have it be fun and enjoyable?

Turns out, there is.

I just recently read a book called The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner.  It breaks down the thought process behind practicing in such a way, that it makes you able to enjoy even the most monotonous of tasks.

Below are my four helpful takeaways from the book, which will help you get the most out of practicing.

Whenever you see a quote below, I’m quoting directly from the book.

Focus and Discipline

“The problem with patience and discipline is that it requires both of them to develop each of them.” ― Thomas M. Sterner

The book practically starts with this quote.  Focus and discipline are key to good practice.  Ironically, you’ll  have to practice both to get better at practicing other things.

As with anything worth getting good at, it’s all in the mindset you develop.

Here are the four tips for developing focus and discipline:

1. Stay in the present Moment

The key to focus is staying in the present moment.  The here and now.  Don’t allow your thoughts to wander to the future of the past.

Don’t go down the rabbit hole of day dreaming about anything. Stay present. Keep your mind and body focused on the task at hand.

“Frustration and boredom comes from not being in the moment.”

Frustration comes because you’re thinking about other things, like the future ideal outcome of where you want your skills to be at.  Comparing that outcome with what you’re doing now causes frustration and boredom.

You can never reach your ideal because the moment you think you’ve done so, you’ll realized that you’re ideal has moved further away.

Boredom sets in, because your mind is going through all the things you’d rather be doing, than the task on hand.

It’s best to focus on what you’re doing now than any moment in the future or any task you’d rather be doing.

“If you fall out of the moment, be aware of it and recognize it. Remind yourself that it’s happened, and feel good that you can recognize it.”

Once you do this, go back to the task on hand. Practice this during your everyday living.  When you do so, it will be easier to be focused, when you practice.

2. Keep yourself process oriented, Make the process the goal

“The goal is to learn not to master.”

Don’t focus on the idealized goal when you practice and study. Focus on the practice itself. THAT is your reward. Use the overall goal as a guide to steer your efforts. The rest of the time, simply keep it out of mind.

By doing so, you will get better whether you want to or not.

“However, when you focus on the goal instead, you are pushing it away since you’re not concentrating on the matter at hand, which is, practice.”

Also, checking your progress is not your friend either:

“Never focus on or at your progress. Progress is the natural result of staying focused on the process of doing anything. When you stay focused on the present moment, the goal comes toward you.”

3. Be deliberate.

During every practice session:

“Have an intention about what you want to accomplish and remain aware of that intention.”

Here’ how:

  1. Small – Breakdown your goal into small sections or segments. Bite size pieces.
  2. Short- Give yourself a short time frame to practice. 15 to 45 minutes.
  3. Slow – Work at a pace that allows you to pay attention to what you’re doing. Tai Chi style.

One you sit down to practice, here’s the recommended actions to take in a practice session:

  • Do – Take action on what you want to get good at.
  • Observe – Observe your results. Be completely objective. No judgment or emotions. Simply analyze your results. Are you heading toward your goal for this session? Did it turn out the way you wanted? Yes/No. What did you do wrong, how can you fix it? Take note. Even go so far as to write it down.
  • Correct – Based on your analysis, if needed, do it again. This time, being more aware to work on what needed correcting the last time.
  • Repeat – Continue this process, until you can do it correctly every time.

Conclusion

Learning to be focused and disciplined takes just as much practice as what you want to get good at.

The book talks a lot about staying in the present moment because it makes time stop and practice more helpful.  The writer never uses the words “Flow” or “Flow state” but that’s exactly what he’s talking about. By staying in the present moment, and focusing on the task on hand, you’re essentially hitting flow every time you practice.

That is the ideal situation to be in.


I like the advice in the book.  If you want to get more in depth with the subject, I recommend reading it.

I myself, will practice the advice, but I’m also going to seek out more info on methods of focus.  Seems like that’s so key to the practicing process.

The more I know about the subject, the better.

How do you practice? Do you have a method? I’d like to hear it.

Comment below.

The Best Three New 52 Superman Story Arcs

COMIC BOOKS – The Best Three New 52 Superman Story Arcs

The Best Three New 52 Superman Story ArcsThere are some really good New 52 Superman stories worth reading.  Even if you think you don’t like New 52 Superman.

If you want to read some good New 52 Superman stories, below are three story arcs I suggest you check out.

Watch the video to know why:

 

Grant Morrison’s Run on Action Comics

I forgot to say this in the video but, the this run of Superman actually ties in all the versions of Superman that have gone before.  Grant Morrison somehow manages to make all of Superman’s history tie in to this version in a very subtle way.


Superman: Action Comics, Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel (The New 52)

 


Superman – Action Comics Vol. 2: Bulletproof (The New 52)

 


Superman – Action Comics Vol. 3: At The End Of Days (The New 52)

Superman Unchained by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee


Superman Unchained (The New 52)

Superman: The Men of Tomorrow by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr.


Superman: The Men of Tomorrow

What’s you’re favorite New 52 Superman run? Sound off on the comments below.

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3 Reasons to Watch Justice League Gods and Monsters

ANIMATION/SUPERHEROES – 3 Reasons to Watch Justice League Gods and Monsters

As you may already know, I love watching superhero animated movies. Especially DC ones.  I must admit though, when I heard that Bruce Timm was doing a much “darker,” Justice League animated movie for Warner Brothers called Justice League: Gods and Monsters I wasn’t thrilled.

I really didn’t see the point of making the Justice League grittier.  When I read the interviews with Bruce Timm around the internet, I still didn’t know if I liked what I heard.  I think, deep down, what I was hearing from these interviews was the whole notion that was done to death in the 90s of “EXTREME!” superheroes.

“These aren’t your ordinary, wimpy heroes, they kill the bad guys because they’re EXTREME!”

Then the Machinima website helped produced some shorts that gave you a taste of what this very different Justice League was like.  If you haven’t seen them, here they are below:

Okay so I was intrigued after watching the shorts, but they are exactly what I thought they would be, it’s Justice League EXTREME.

That said, it still made me want to watch the movie, not because these characters crossed moral lines but simply because they were so very different from what I was used to.

Having watched Justice League: Gods and Monsters, I can say that I was blown away. I’m so very glad I bought it.  It’s a fantastic movie.

Yes, it’s very much in that EXTREME superhero genre, but it’s actually really well done in spite of that.  Here’s three reasons why you should give this movie a go:

The Story

3 Reasons to Watch Justice League Gods and MonstersThe promotional material I saw for this movie mainly focused on the how the world and the characters where different.  Going in, I really didn’t have any idea what this movie was going to be about.

This was great because when I finally watched it, I was intrigued all the way through.  There’s so many fun revelations and twists through out the movie.

The best part, is how it all comes together in the end.  I was very impressed.  The fact that the characters where so different from what you’re familiar with really created a great tension through out the movie.

I was really satisfied.  It was very well written.

It’s Unexpected

You simply don’t know what’s going to happen next or how these Justice League characters will react.  The fact that they’re blank slates and you’re getting to know them means you don’t know what to expect.

You’re also constantly discovering what this world’s version of other traditional characters are like.  This makes watching the movie really fun.  Full of unexpected cameos and surprising revelations.

The Characters

Which brings me to the characters themselves.  I honestly didn’t think I’d like them as much as I did.

As Bruce Timm says in an interview, the fact that these characters are not Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince, makes it easier to accept the actions the characters take. He was right.

In spite of the killing, they came across as very relatable.  They are flawed but they’re trying to do good. And because they weren’t the tradition characters, I was more willing to let them have their flaws.

Once the movie was over, I couldn’t help but want to read or watch more stories with them.

Final Thoughts

If you’re on the fence about Justice League: Gods and Monsters, don’t be.  It’s absolutely worth watching. It’s also absolutely not for kids.

It’s a fun movie. You’ll have a really good time watching it.  Now that I’ve written so much about it, I think I’ll watch it again tonight.

Have  you seen the movie? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

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5 Tips to Help You Get Up Early to Do Your Art…and Like It

ART/LIFE HACK – 5 Steps to Help You Get Up Early to Do Your Art…and Like It


If you’re anything like I was, you have a heck of a time waking up in the morning.

I’d hit the snooze button a few times after my alarm went off and ended up rushing to work because I was late.

The thing is, mornings are a really good time to get things done that we usually spend sleeping.

I LOVE sleeping, but I’d much rather be able to get work I love done than sleep it all away.  Especially because I have much more energy in the mornings than I do in the evenings. The one thing we have precious little of in life is time.

Ideally for me, the weekends are the perfect time to get art done in the morning.  During the week, I have other things I need to do in the mornings that aren’t art related before work (like exercise).

But how the blazes do I wake up to do what I want to do…and like it?! That was the question that had been bugging me for a while.

Turns out there’s a really good and easy way to do it. The answer came from reading a book called The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM). (Affiliate link, thanks for your support.)

What is “The Miracle Morning?”

The Miracle Morning is a book that systematizes waking up early so it can be made easy AND habitual.

It’s also unapologetically, a marketing book for the author who is constantly leading you to subscribe to his website.  But that’s okay, because the info is so good, you don’t mind too much. Besides, it’s not like I don’t do it myself.

The system it proposes is worth trying.  I started doing it and I found that it works VERY well.

So now I’m going to share with you the waking up part of the system in the book.  This alone is worth reading the book for but there’s a few other things in it that builds on these steps, worth reading.

I’m going to share these steps here.  You can try them out so you can get some art done in the morning and feel really good about yourself.

5 Steps to Waking Up Quick Without Hassle

1. Mentally prepare the night before

The first thing you should do is mentally prepare yourself to wake up when your alarm clock rings.

Simply make a mental affirmation to yourself.  Tell yourself something to the effect of,

“It’s ___ o’clock, tomorrow I’m going to wake up at __am.  I’ll have plenty of sleep and I’ll be energized. As soon as my alarm goes off, I’ll wake straight up and start my day, live life and get things done.”

You can download the “official” version which is much longer HERE.  Anyway, the point is, that the last thing you think to yourself before sleeping is the first thing you will think when you wake up.  So think positive about waking up.

DO NOT say to yourself,

“Uh, I’m sooo tired, I’m going to be sooo tired in the morning,” you’re sabotaging yourself if you do that.

2. Put your alarm clock far away

Put your alarm clock somewhere in the room that you have to physically get up out of bed to turn it off. That will absolutely get your butt up quick.

That alarm clock is so annoying.

Once you’re up DON’T go back your bed.  YOU ARE UP.  Take advantage and immediately do step 3.

3. Drink a glass of water

You’ve been sleeping and have become somewhat dehydrated.  It’s one of the reasons you’re tired.  Drink a glass of water.  Make sure you put it near the alarm clock the morning before.

That way, you’re up and you just drink.  The act of drinking will also help wake you up and you’ll start becoming hydrated.

Once you drink the water all up, you do step 4.

4. Brush your teeth

This is very odd but it actually really helps.  Especially since most toothpastes are minty and burn your mouth.

You can also splash a bit of water on yourself while your at it.

Once that’s done, you move to the next step.

5. Get dressed

It’s official, your up and out of your sleeping clothes. You can take a shower first if you’re not changing into exercise clothes.

Once you change, it should mark the beginning of your work time.  You’re up and ready to get to work.

Conclusion

I’ve been doing this for a while.  Actually, I’ve been doing this and following the rest of the routine, and I found I enjoy it.

The getting up to turn off my alarm clock is a HUGE help and it doesn’t allow me to think about whether I should stay in bed or not. I don’t get the option.

That, and the fact that I tell myself before I go to bed that I’m going to wake up when it goes off.  That last thought thing actually helps.

If you do this for about 30 days, you may find that you don’t know how you lived without it.

There’s a little more to it than I’m presenting here to think about.  So if you really want to get into the whole routine, you should read the Miracle Morning.

It has a little bit of advice about habit building as well, which is very handy to know.

Anyway, give it a try and let me know what you think.

Do you have a morning routine that works for you? Let me know. Share it below.

The Vision Vs. Red Tornado Captured By Jawas

ART – The Vision Vs. Red Tornado Captured By Jawas

Vision vs Red Tornado Color

 

I took the black and white version of this drawing and put some color to it.  This is  a Marvel, DC, Star Wars mashup.

I had a bit of an incentive to color this drawing, the original black and white version of this drawing will be up for sale on August 22, 2015. Colored prints of the drawing will also be sold there as well as magnets.  It’s a Star Wars themed show.

If you’re interested, here’s the info:

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Once again, using the Color Scheme Designer website, I picked a quadratic color scheme and used it as my base:

Color Scheme

I’m getting a bit more comfortable coloring these drawings. I’m not completely sure that’s a good thing.   I might need to change things up to make it a bit more challenging.  If I’m getting too comfortable doing something, it means I’m not learning as much.

Although, perhaps it was easier to color since I didn’t have to color any skin tones.

3 Reasons Why INVISIBLE INK Is a Must Buy For Storytellers

BOOKS – 3 Reasons Why INVISIBLE INK Is a Must Buy For Storytellers

Invisible Ink: A Practical Guide to Building Stories that Resonate by Brian McDonald is one of the best books on storytelling I’ve ever read.

I’ve read a few. Just so you know where I’m coming from, I’ll quickly sound off on the ones I’ve read. (some of the links in this post are affiliate links, thanks for your support):

 

 

 

There are plenty of other books on storytelling but most of them fall under the story theories presented in the books above.

As I’ve written before in other posts, so far my favorite story theory is the one put forth by Dramatica. Because of this, I’m going to be mentioning Dramatica quite a lot.

However, after reading Invisible Ink, I’ve found the perfect companion book to go along with it.  Here’s what makes Invisible Ink so awesome:

3 Reasons Invisible Ink Rocks

1. It’s Simple

I cannot stress this enough, this story theory is dead simple. Especially since I’m such a fan of Dramatica (which is the most complicated story theory ever.) The story theory in this book is the most basic story theory I’ve ever read.

It’s the complete opposite of the Dramatic Theory.

In fact it’s “Rule #4” of Pixar’s 22 rules of Storytelling, according to Emma Coats:

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.

Now, I don’t know which came first, the Pixar formula or if Pixar took it from Brian McDonald, but it’s awesome and easy to understand.  Of course, the book then explains this structure a bit further.

All other theories seem to have far more steps in them then this.

It’s well worth understanding this one.

2. It’s Versatile

Most of the books on story I’ve read except for one, have always put forth the proposition that, for a story to work, the protagonist of the story should change by the time the story ends.

This has never made any sense to me since this it’s clearly not true. Most sitcoms don’t end this way, nor do many on going serialized superhero comics.  Homer is still Homer by the end of an episode. Superman is still Superman by the end of his stories. James Bond is still the same guy he was by the end of his movies as he was at the start.

In fact, I even blame the Superhero movies that don’t work on the notion that writers aren’t taught how to write protagonists that DON’T change by the end of the story.

Until I’d read Invisible Ink, the only other story theory that addressed this directly was Dramatica.

Not only does Invisible Ink address this, it also encourages it and even gives examples of how to make stories work around the protagonist not changing.

This actually opens up the type of stories you can tell. You’re not stuck with only the one storytelling “formula” every other book I’ve read keeps trying to force you down.

Even though, Dramatica theory also took this into account, Invisible Ink really varies it up.

3. It Focuses On Theme

Okay, this is nothing new. To be quite honest, pretty much all the books I’ve read focus on theme at some level and in some way.

It’s not the fact that it focuses on theme that makes the book unique, it’s HOW it focuses on it. In fact, it is the “invisible ink,” the book is titled after.

Final Thoughts

I love this book. Forgive me for mentioning Dramatic theory so much in this review.  It’s my favorite story theory. But I found that, in many many ways, Invisible Ink has managed to say and do many of the same things, in a much more digestible, easy to read package.

If I was to recommend a book on story theory to anyone, I’d point them to Invisible Ink first.

Habit Hacking and Becoming Superhuman

LIFE HACK – Habit Hacking and Becoming Superhuman

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Who doesn’t want to be like Batman or Superman or be as focused as a Jedi?   Who doesn’t want to take a little pill and be awesome like Bradley Cooper was in the movie Limitless? (I love that movie.)

Man, I’d love to be able to not only get more things done but also, be the best me I could be.

Eat right, be healthy, have energy, know a lot of things, have a great prayer life, have great skills to draw upon at my finger tips.  Be at my peak and always keep getting better.

Well, it turns out there’s a way to do this. You do this by hacking your habits.  You replace your bad habits with great habits and then you add more great habits on top of those.

Why Habits?

What exactly are habits? Habits are like programs that your body runs on automatic whenever an exterior or interior cue is triggered.  It’s what you do on autopilot under certain circumstances.

This is a HUGE deal.  Imagine being able to practice drawing, eating healthy, thinking good thoughts and being happy, effortlessly because your body just goes and does it without thinking about it. That’s what habits have the potential to do.

The reason you’re not doing many of the things you’d love to do right now, is because, over many years, you’ve involuntarily programmed bad habits into your brain.

Therefore, the best way to get yourself to become your best self is to reprogram and override your bad habits with new good ones.

The problem is most of us don’t know much about habits at all.

So What to Do?

There’s way too much to know when it comes to learning about habits, so I’m going to recommend three great sources to get you started on the right path and I’ll add a few tips of my own.

My first recommendation is to watch the video below.  It’s amazing, short and gives you a list of pragmatic steps to take (thanks to Jeff Wamester for the link):

Second, use the habit forming technique above to read two great books on habits (and yes, they’re affiliate links. Thanks for your support). One great habit to pick up is reading good books.

The first of these books is:
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

And if you don’t like to read and would rather listen to the book it’s also available on Audible.

This book is great in showing  you how habits work in the mind and the science behind the discoveries. It also shows you how to breakdown habits to their component parts in order to be able to manipulate and change them.  It’s well worth reading.

The second book I’d recommend reading is:

Superhuman By Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time

Unfortunately, this book has no audio version, so you’re going to have to suck it up and read it.

It’s well worth it though. Unlike the Duhigg book, habits aren’t really broken down scientifically.  Instead they’re broken down more practically. It’s a bit more, step by step, “this is how to you go about breaking and creating habits”. Which is fantastic.

In fact, it’s a more developed version of the tips in the video above.

Both books compliment each other immensely well.

My Personal Habit Making Tip

I’m going to add my two cents here. Just some thoughts building off of some things written about in the two books based on my experience.

Make absolutely sure you find out what exactly  is the triggers  that trigger the bad habits you want to change. Sometimes the trigger for ONE habit may have multiple cues.  You need to find them all.

Once you do, pre-visualize your course of action. Yes, you know the habit you want to install or supplant is. And yes, you have an action planed, BUT your original bad habit may come to mind more often than you want.  Make a habit of pre-visualizing the positive good habit whenever you think about the cues that trigger the bad habit.

You will act upon the action you think about most, and if that thought is more often about the bad habit, it will be far more difficult to install the new one.  It may very well cause you to go back to the bad habit. So, keep your thoughts in check. Visualize yourself succeeding with the good habit and your body will automatically follow.

I hope this has helped. What good habits are you most interested in acquiring? Let me know in the comments below.

Why You Should Do Creative Experimentation

ART – Why You Should Do Creative Experimentation

leanintoart-podcast-logo-v1I was listening to an episode of the Lean Into Art podcast the other day and co-host Jerzy Drozd said something that really got me thinking when it came to experimentation. I’m going to get to what he said in a moment.

It just so happens that I’ve been experimenting a bit.  Just playing around,  and checking out some possibilities.  Below is one such experiment.

It’s a little animation test I did, to test out what might be possible with my characters using my copy of Storyboard Pro:

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I’m debating whether or not I should do a little animated something.  I’m not sure yet.

Anyway, let me get back to what Jerzy said…

Experimentation Lead To…

Anyway, as I was listening to an episode of Lean Into Art, Rob Stenzinger and Jerzy Drozd got into the topic of experimenting. Then Jerzy popped in with this little “formula” of sorts, as if he’d memorized it from somewhere, about experimentation.  It went like this:

“Experimentation leads to Practice, Practice leads to Evidence, Evidence leads to Opportunity.”

What he meant by this, if it seems odd to you, is simply this: When you experiment, you create and practice new things.  Often, you do these things so much that you begin getting good at them.

When you get good at stuff because you’ve practiced or messed around with the thing you’ve experimented with so much, it become evident you know your way around the subject.  It’s evidence that you have experience with what you experimented with.

This often leads people to ask you about the subject you seem to know so much about.  It opens up opportunities for people to, either ask you to do it for them, to teach others about the thing, or to find other useful reasons to do that thing.  It’s possible to find many opportunities to use the knowledge you gained from what you originally began experimenting with.

I thought Jerzy’s little formula made a lot of sense and I thought I’d share it.  It gives you a very concrete practical reason to experiment as much as possible.

I wish I could remember what episode of the podcast I was listening to, otherwise I’d link directly to it.  Perhaps it’s better that I don’t remember.  That way, you have an excuse to go listen to the Lean Into Art podcast and try to find the episode yourself.

This isn’t the first time that I’ve been given something to really think about after listening to the podcast.  Rob and Jerzy often come up with some amazing things during their discussions.

I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.

Lean Into Art