97 - Inspire yourself by inspiring others with Lorian Dean

Hello and welcome to the 97th 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 an interview with Lorian Dean. Lorian is an elementary school art teacher in Florida during the day and does illustration for children’s books outside of work.

We talk about a teacher who inspired her, her own passion for teaching and her work as an illustrator. Her passion is obvious and infectious and I can’t imagine any kid not being inspired by her enthusiasm for art. But she’s not the only one doing the inspiring, Lorian tells a story about the reason she has her work available on her website PaperPencilPlay.com is because her students inspired her to share her work. 

Whatever your creative pursuits I’m sure you’ll love today’s chat with Lorian Dean. 

Do you know someone who thinking about or working towards becoming a teacher? It would be great if you could share this episode with them. The easiest way is to send them the short url TheSparkAndTheArt.com/97. The hardest way would be to scrimshaw a transcription of the episode onto a series of whale bones and mail them one by one to your friends house. 

Thanks again to all those who have left comments on the show in iTunes. I still don’t fully understand how it works but really who fully understands technology these days anyway. 

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Thanks for listening and remember: you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark. 


- Links for this episode -

Lorian Dean - http://www.paperpencilplaystudio.com/

Publio Delgato singing with himself as a baby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHQNhKNI5c

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators - http://www.scbwi.org/

The Dot - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5mGeR4AQdM

Peter H Reynolds author - http://www.peterhreynolds.com/

Peter Brown Children’s author - http://www.peterbrownstudio.com/

Linda Shute - http://www.lindashute.com/Home/Welcome.html