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Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every day, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!

Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every day, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
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Your Creative Push is the daily podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion. Every day, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!

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Episodes

Rest in Peace Nathan Carson

9/19/2018
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We lost a dear member of the Your Creative Push family. Nathan Carson aka Streetarthustle passed away a few weeks ago. In this update, Youngman pays tribute to the artist that made him rethink what it means be open and honest, yet still wonder why not open up? Rest in peace, Nate. You were an incredibly talented artist and a wonderfully kind person. Links mentioned: YCP Episode 54: When the path disappears, PIVOT PIVOT PIVOT (w/ Nathan Carson) YCP Episode 100: The Universe wants you...

Duration:00:13:38

304: Be a STEWARD of your FOCUS (w/ Matthew Miller)

9/17/2018
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Matthew Miller is an artist in Tallahassee, FL who likes to paint natural beauty and human activity from life. Creating live paintings at sports events, music venues, and more, he paints with an energy that can be seen in the final product. Matthew started painting seriously three years ago because it makes him feel at peace and confident. "I started self-medicating with art therapy," he says, "and ended up getting addicted." Matthew is currently finishing a PhD in Philosophy at Florida...

Duration:01:02:00

303: It’s never too late to COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES (w/ Polly Guo)

9/10/2018
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Polly Guo is a storyboard artist, currently working for Dreamworks. She has previously been a storyboard artist for Adventure Time, and she has produced varied personal works such as Gawain's Girlfriend and the Green Knight and Houdini & Holmes. Polly lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, her rat Brown, and her dog Aggie. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/pollyguo In this episode, Polly discusses: -Her creative upbringing, from drawing Pokemon in middle school to...

Duration:00:45:06

302: Trust your initial creative energy (w/ Mike Lowery)

9/3/2018
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Mike Lowery is an artist and illustrator living Atlanta, Georgia. His work has been seen on everything from greeting cards to children’s books to gallery walls all over the world. His illustration clients include Hallmark, Random House, Nick Jr. Magazine, Viking, American Greetings, and Disney, just to name a few. He is also the co-founder of Paper Ghost, a gallery and studio space in Atlanta, and he is a Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta. Full...

Duration:00:48:16

301: Cut 90% to get to the 10% that matters (w/ Sara Fabel)

8/25/2018
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Sara Fabel is a Finnish model, illustrator, tattoo artist and actress currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Sara lived her early and late teenage years in Helsinki, Finland. She worked as a primary school teacher (grades 1-9) until moving to Australia and pursuing a career as an illustrator and later transferring in to tattooing. Her tattoo work is well know for it's bold lifework and fine lines. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/sarafabel In this episode, Sara...

Duration:00:51:37

300: Create in a way that makes you smile! (w/ Christina Moyer)

8/20/2018
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Christina Moyer is an elementary art teacher from Pennsylvania. Her personal work includes oil painting, watercolor and paper art. She is also Youngman Brown's sister and the illustrator of their collaborative children's book, The Adventures of Tidy, Messy & VeryMessy, a project that has been in the works for a decade. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/christinamoyer In this episode, Christina discusses: -How she became interested in art. -Starting out as an Art Therapy...

Duration:00:50:57

299: All education is self-education (w/ Alexander Soukas)

8/6/2018
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Alexander Soukas is a contemporary realist painter from Denver, Colorado. His serious training in the fine arts began upon attending the Walnut Hill School for the arts, one of five high schools in the country dedicated to rigorous training in music, ballet, theatre, writing, and visual arts. Unsatisfied with his studies, and desiring to pursue a career as an artist, he began homeschooling as a way of earning his diploma while undertaking an apprenticeship with realist figure painter Jason...

Duration:00:41:33

298: LOOSEN UP and your art will too (w/ Koosje Koene)

7/23/2018
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Koosje Koene is an artist, teacher and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool. She has studied graphic design and worked as an award-winning photographer but it was her passion for drawing and painting that became her lifelong mission. Her enthusiasm as an illustrator inspired her to share her learnings online and became the basis for Sketchbook Skool today. Koosje lives in Amsterdam. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/koosje In this episode, Koosje discusses: -How she was encouraged...

Duration:00:55:09

297: How to balance the creative scales (w/ Cassie Stephens)

7/16/2018
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Cassie Stephens teaches art at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. She spends a lot of her free time sewing wacky outfits to accompany art lessons, thrift shopping and just making stuff. She is also the creator and host of the podcast Everyday Art Room, a podcast that offers a glimpse into the world of elementary art and offers advice, stories and ideas to improve your teaching. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/cassiestephens In this episode, Cassie...

Duration:00:46:16

296: WAKE UP and hop into a CREATIVE UNIVERSE (w/ Alatar)

7/9/2018
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Alatar is a genderfluid digital artist who creates character-driven adult illustrations. Their work includes both fanart and original content, and attempts to explore a wide range of body types, ethnicities, gender identities and sexualities (with perhaps slightly more attention paid to abs). They are also the host of the podcast Blue Magic, where they interview other creatives in the erotic field. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/296 In this episode, Alatar discusses: -Hopping...

Duration:01:08:32

295: Achieve FREEDOM through your creative passion (w/ Troy Plota)

7/2/2018
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Troy Plota has been an award-winning Professional Photographer for over 30 years. His work has appeared in top magazines including Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and many more. His advertising work has also appeared on dozens of billboards in New York's Times Square, as well as on the Vegas strip. He has photographed dozens of celebrities like Heidi Klum, Usher, Mariah Carey, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and many more. Troy has always been on the forefront of technology and gave the Ted...

Duration:00:47:47

294: What is in your creative stars? (w/ Aliza Einhorn)

6/25/2018
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Aliza Einhorn is a writer, an astrologer and a tarot reader. Her first book, The Little Book of Saturn, is a smart, friendly introduction to the astrological Saturn. It is a book for curious readers who know there is more to astrology than their sun signs. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/alizaeinhorn In this episode, Aliza discusses: -How her first book ended up not being a poetry book even though she thought it would. -Why she stopped writing poems while in her...

Duration:00:42:25

293: EAT YOUR CREATIVE VEGETABLES (w/ Danny Gregory)

6/18/2018
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Danny Gregory is an artist, author, teacher and co-founder of Sketchbook Skool. He taught himself to draw in his mid-thirties after a tragic accident changed his life, bringing with it a new peace and perspective. One that informs his creative habit everyday. Danny has written nearly a dozen internationally best-selling books on art and creativity including Art Before Breakfast, Everyday Matters, The Creative License, Shut Your Monkey, An Illustrated Life and many more. Before starting...

Duration:00:47:58

Have you developed a SINGLE SENTENCE yet? (Best of YCP: David Talley)

6/11/2018
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David Talley is an internationally recognized photographer, director, and producer operating out of Portland, OR. His works exhibit the darkest moment before an explosion of light, a story broken, but changed for the better, and the ability to transform the present problem in to a prospering future. David is the founder and creative director of the world's largest photographic collaboration event, Concept Collaboration. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/davidtalleyreplay In...

Duration:01:06:15

292: Mystical or mindless, it's all part of the practice (w/ Carson Ellis)

6/4/2018
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Carson Ellis is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture books Home and Du Iz Tak? (a Caldecott Honor book and the recipient of an E.B. White Read Aloud Award). She has illustrated a number of books for kids including bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (who happens to be her husband). Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/carsonellis In this episode, Carson...

Duration:00:49:11

291: Be UNPREDICTABLE and make yourself UNCOMFORTABLE (w/ Shayne Taylor)

5/29/2018
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Shayne Taylor is an illustrator, designer and maker originally from Detroit, but now making her home in Chicago, Illinois. She attended The College for Creative Studies in Detroit and worked a variety of jobs in illustration, design and restoration before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator and designer. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/shaynetaylor In this episode, Shayne discusses: -The game-changing realization that she could actually make a living from her...

Duration:00:47:50

290: The INPUT is just as important as the OUTPUT (w/ Jan Urschel)

5/21/2018
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Jan Urschel is a freelance concept designer and illustrator working in the entertainment industry, designing for feature films and video games. Clients include: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Marvel, EA, Sony, Ubisoft, LucasArts, Cloud Imperium Games, Psyop etc. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/janurschel In this episode, Jan discusses: -His decision to go to school for Japanese studies and what that did for his art. -Living and working in Singapore as a graphic...

Duration:00:47:02

289: Choose WONDER over WORRY (w/ Amber Rae)

5/14/2018
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Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable aha! moments and has reached more than 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to more than 20 countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. Her book, Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock...

Duration:00:54:32

288: Treat your ART like a PLAYGROUND (w/ Iris Compiet)

5/7/2018
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Iris Compiet is an artist and Illustrator living and working in the Netherlands. She worked as a graphic designer for 16 years before making the decision to become a full-time freelance artist and illustrator. She draws inspiration from European folklore, mythology, fairytales, ghost stories and anything from tombstones, Victorian photography to popular movies and music. She explores the depths of darkness to find the light. Iris used Kickstarter to successfully fund her book, Fairies of...

Duration:01:01:02

287: Why I failed the #Cramuary challenge (yes, the challenge I created)

4/30/2018
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In this episode, Youngman explains why he decided not to do the #Cramuary challenge. Yes, the very challenge that he created. Was it fear? Self-sabotage? Laziness? Burnout? Bitcoin, even? He's not sure, and he's been too ashamed to talk about it, but by the end of the episode he gets a much better understanding of why, even after two years of constantly thinking and talking about it, Resistance can still hit you with fists of fury. And that's nothing to be ashamed of. Full shownotes:...

Duration:00:28:35