Sometimes I meet people that inspire me creatively. Ami Plasse is one of these people. I met Ami at a fun retreat here in Texas for designers/creatives, Design Ranch. It was there that Ami encouraged me to explore my ability to draw and release my previous expectations of myself.
Since then I’ve watched Ami draw at a few Creative Mornings ATX. It’s so fun to watch him work! In fact, it’s so fun that Len and I asked him to join us on the podcast and make new cover art for us during the recording!
The final cover art is the episode art above but here are the full drawings:
Leave a comment and tell us which one you like best!
In this conversation with Ami we discuss:
- Gonzo drawing: The joy of creating fast and on the fly!
- Creative February Challenge: Discover how Ami, Len, and Brie plan to infuse creativity into their daily lives during Creative February, sparking new ideas and pushing their artistic boundaries.
- The Power of Sketchbooks: Learn why keeping a sketchbook is a cherished practice for artists of all kinds, from capturing fleeting moments to serving as a repository of inspiration and memories.
- Relationships and Artistic Passions: We discuss navigating relationships as artists and the challenges we face with our personal passions.
- Unleashing Creativity in Small Spaces: Explore practical tips and strategies for finding creativity in everyday life, whether you’re traveling, cleaning, or simply carving out five minutes a day to create.
- The Transformative Magic of Art: Hear about the emotional journey of revisiting old sketchbooks and photographs, and discover how art has the power to evoke memories, emotions, and personal growth.
- Embracing Imperfections: Join the conversation on embracing imperfections in art and life, and learn how allowing room for mistakes and experimentation can lead to unexpected beauty and growth.
We also mention growing up in the 80s and Trapper Keeper Art.
And, in the episode Ami encourages Len and I to create with him. Here’s what I created with my watercolor pastels and a feather for a brush.
This was so fun and I personally love how fun the new cover art is!!
Check out more of Ami’s work:
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Thanks for listening!