with host artist Miriam Schulman
Did you know creativity helps you in all areas of your life? Joining me in conversation is creativity coach and author Melissa Dinwiddie.
In this podcast, you will discover…
- Why it’s important not just to *get creating*, but also to share your work — *before* you feel ready.
- How creative play actually restores energy to the part of your brain that controls your willpower
- Strategies for letting go of “perfectionist paralysis”
- Melissa’s Website
- Melissa’s Podcast
- “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal
- Tiny Habits E-Course
- Susan Piver Meditation
- SchulmanArt Sunflower Supplies
- Beta Brand Yoga Pants
- The Inspiration Place Podcast – Episode 6: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Rebecca Bass-Ching
- The Inspiration Place Podcast – Episode 34: Letting Go of Perfectionism with Rebecca Bass-Ching
About Melissa Dinwiddie
A full-time freelance artist and calligrapher for 15 years, Melissa Dinwiddie is now chief instigator and lead facilitator of Creative Sandbox Solutions™, a creative consultancy that helps organizations build thriving creative cultures so they can improve productivity, retain great talent, enhance recruitment, boost profit, increase sales, and deliver exceptional service—all through the power of play!
She is also the founder of the Creative Sandbox Community, an online community and lab for women’s leadership through creative expression. Melissa hosts in-person creativity retreats, and is the host of the Creative Sandbox Way™ podcast, and author of The Creative Sandbox Way™: Your Path to a Full-Color Life. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and Siberian cat, Nika, where she performs improv and plays ukulele in her not-so-copious spare time.
About the host, Miriam Schulman
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and I’m the founder of The Inspiration Place where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired. See the art I create at art.SchulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net
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Listener shout out of the week!
“Soaking up the podcast Miriam! Love your delightful/authentic approach- don’t change a thing. Appreciate the variety of guests & their practical advice. Especially look for your episodes o the business of art. Keep up the great work!”
~Caron Loveless, hereugostudio.com
Every time you look at a portrait, do you think “I wish I could paint something like that"?
When I first started drawing portraits, I too struggled to use traditional academic drawing methods. But then I stumbled upon a simple “Taboo Technique” that easily captures people’s likeness and discovered it’s the dirty secret behind most professional portrait artists. They use this “forbidden” technique but don’t want you to know what it is.
After completing dozens of commissioned portraits that make my clients “ooh and ah” I’ve folded this technique and other short cuts into my “5 P” Portrait Painting Process and taught this process to hundreds of my students so that they could create portraits they could be proud of.
Want to learn what it is?
Tune in for the live masterclass ENCORE: "Discover the “5 P’s” of the Portrait Painting Process to Create Art of Your Loved Ones that You Can Be Proud of…" on Wednesday, September 18th at 3pm ET
In this masterclass you’ll..
☑️ Explore the 5 P's of the Schulman Portrait Painting Process (the third "P" is a total game changer)
☑️ Discover "the Watercolor Advantage" - this allows you to use the special “shortcut” that I teach that makes the whole process much easier
☑️ Uncover the "Taboo Technique" most portrait artists don't want you to know -(this one technique will allow you to get past your doubt)