Hello and welcome to the 100th episode of The Spark & The Art creativity podcast. Thank you for subscribing to our weekly podcast, where we alternate between interviews with creative folks from all different career levels and insight and inspiration episodes. All with the intention you’ll get what you need to get your creative projects started and, more importantly, finished.
I’m your host Tucker and this week is the week where it’s usually just me talking and it’s often 10 mins or less. This time around though is a little different because it’s the 100th episode. Yep 100 episodes of interviews and thoughts around creativity and why people do it and why some folks do it for a living and why some folks do it on the side.
That means there has been 50 interviews with authors, game designers, indie game developers, cartoonists, animators, film makers, photographers, musicians and more. Guests have been nominated for Eisner awards for their work in comics, Grammy’s for their work in designing album covers, Golden Globes for their animated films, Emmy’s for their work as a composer. I’ve even interviewed my mom and dad. Because they are awesome.
There have also been 50 episodes where it’s just me talking about topics related to creativity. The topics have come from emails I have gotten from listeners. The one-question survey that pops up on TheSparkAndTheArt.com and topics I find useful in my own creative work. Sometimes podcasts are me preaching to myself about things I need to get done. (Namely getting projects done).
So thanks for tuning in each week and thanks for sending me long awesome emails, thanks for the reviews on iTunes and thanks for sharing the episodes with people you know.
Now on to this episode. You may have noticed that your podcast player is saying that this episode is about 2 hours long. That’s not an error. I’ve had the opportunity to be a guest on a couple podcasts since I started this podcast and the hosts of those shows were kind enough to let me re-publish them here as my celebratory 100th episode.
First up is David Andrew Wiebe of Dawcast. David’s podcast focuses on the business of music and what it takes to be a musician in today’s environment of Indie Musicians and Social Media. He has a book called The New Music Industry: Adapting, Growing, and Thriving in The Information Age and you can find it at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and KOBO ebooks store.
Alright here is the first hour. Me being interviewed by David Andrew Wiebe
Daivd's been working on a new podcast that promises to change the face of podcasting as we know it. That may be a touch of hyperbole but you can kkep tabs on the new podcast by visiting dawcast.com. And you can find me turning the tables on David at TheSparkAndTheArt.com/16
This may be a good time to refresh your drink or go to the washroom. You back? Goid now next up is my interview on the Creative Habits podcast with Wyatt Christman. Wyatt is a potter from Vermont and you can find his work on amazon at http://www.amazon.com/handmade/wjc-pottery and you can learn more about the podcast at CreativeHabitsPodcast.com.
Okay, here we go. Me being interviewed by Wyatt Christman.
So there you have it. If you’ve made it this far in one sitting you are awesome. If you’ve made it this far in multiple sittings you are awesome. I mean really you’re just awesome. And if you made it this are I’d love it if you sent me an email or a tweet saying “I made it this far!” you can say more if you’d like but you can just leave it at that if you’d like. Get me on twitter @SparkArtPodcast.
100 episodes come and gone and I still have more episodes in the can and more scheduled. So keep coming back and keep sending me emails and tweets. I really do love hearing from all of you. And I’d just like to thank Michelle (@MJFlowergirl on twitter) for all your support. It may just feel like you’ve sent me a couple emails and shared a few episodes but believe me it has meant a lot.
Thanks for listening and remember: you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark.