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126 – Four cores of creativity

Curiosity. Problem Solving. Expression. Habit & Ritual. **- Links for this episode -** Jorge Gutiérrez Border Bang – http://www.gregorioescalante.com/border-bang/  Jorge Gutiérrez Interview – TheSparkAndTheArt.com/26 Habit & Ritual – TheSparkAndTheArt.com/85 Whitney Hess Interview – TheSparkAndTheArt.com/111 Dulcie Foo Fat Interview – TheSparkAndTheArt.com/123 

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125 – Art & Engineering with Jean-Michel Gires

http://thesparkandtheart.com/125 –Jean-Michel has a line of silk scarves, leggings and now kimonos printed with abstract designs made from his photography. This is his most recent artistic project. He has had exhibitions of his photography as well as published art books. But he does all this on the side as an executive in the energy sector….

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124 – Responding to culture. Responding to life.

http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com/124 –Any art has the illusion of driving culture but really it is just crystallizing what is happening. It translates culture from ephemeral to solid. From feelings to words. From the observable to the understandable. The elusive to the tangible.

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123 – Artist by default with Dulcie Foo Fat

http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com/123 – Dulcie Foo Fat is a painter and in our conversation we talk about how she became an artist by default even though she was aiming to get into education. We talk about how crumbs of encouragement are all it takes to find a path. We talk about the importance having a supportive husband…

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122 – The Neverending Story

http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com/122 – Out of all of the books I’ve read I always get a little something. Usually about creativity and life’s journey since that’s what I’ve been most interested in. But I don’t think any have really captured it as well as The Neverending Story.

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121 – Year of pure potential with Ash Thorp

http://TheSparkAndTheArt.com/121 – Ash Thorp is a motion designer, illustrator, artist, and creative director and has worked on films like Ender’s Game and Total Recall and X-Men: First Class. **- Links for this episode -** Ash Thorp – http://ashthorp.com/ Prologue – http://oldsite.prologue.com/ Kyle Cooper – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Cooper Danny Yount – http://www.dannyyount.com/ X-men First Class Opening Sequence –…

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120 – Thankful for your talent

TheSparkandTheArt.com/120 – Canadian Thanksgiving isn’t much different than what I can gather an American Thanksgiving is like. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie. Personally I don’t like pumpkin pie. I really like berry pies blueberry is by far my favourite. There’s no real story to thanks giving. No pilgrims coming to Plymouth Rock or…

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119 – Rely on your foundation and serve your customer with illustrator Michael Grills

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/119 – Michael Grills has been a professional illustrator for nearly 20 years and has a very clear vision of what it means to be an illustrator: Rely on your foundation and serve your customer. **- Links for this episode -** Alberta College of Art and Design – https://acad.ca/ Spencer Goldade interviews – http://www.TheSparkAndTheArt.com/2 and…

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118 – Be bold. Get old. Be a badass.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/118 – this week my review of Camp Festival of 2016. The Camp Festival is a two day conference with a bunch of speakers from all different disciplines who work at a very high level in the industry. These are designers who have worked on movies like the Iron Man trilogy or have worked at…

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117 – Focus on what you care about with Ross Barber-Smith

http://www.TheSparkAndTheArt.com/117 – Web designer Ross Barber-Smith only works with musicians and others in the music industry. This is because that’s what he’s really interested in. Ross went to the University of the Highlands and Islands Perth College in Scotland taking the Popular Music Bachelor of Arts program.

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