Martha Beck is an American sociologist, life coach, best-selling author, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve personal and professional goals.
Her books include Expecting Adam, Leaving the Saints, Finding Your own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. She has also been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2001.
Her newest project is a revolutionary writing workshop called Write into Light.
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-The Pyramid and the Pool and how the change to the oppressive societal structure will begin at the bottom and absorb the top.
-How the pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement are catalysts for global change.
-Looking at your own suffering as a starting point in your art.
-Steering your life from nature rather than culture.
-The way in which you are serving the monster when you “hustle.”
-How we can trust our bodies to direct us towards our truth (not our minds).
-What we can learn from baboons.
-The power of relaxing.
-How finding your path through life is exactly like tracking an animal.
-How to get “The Secret” to actually work.
-How Jurassic Park changed her life.
“Art is a power that spreads energy into the mass of the population.”
“Artistic expression is the most powerful mover of society.”
“The economy is the train track that society runs on. But art is the switchman. Art is the one that decides which track the train goes on.”
“The only thing more intelligent than the culture in your life is your nature.”
Carla Grace is a self taught artist with a love for wildlife and beautiful, high quality art work. Born in South Africa, Carla has immigrated 5 times and currently lives in Australia. With a childhood that was dominantly based in Africa, she was able to experience wildlife in a way that has become the foundation of her vision: Where wildlife breathes through art.
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-How she was drawn to wildlife art.
-Her take on Tiger King and zoos in general.
-How she attempts to make a communication between the animals she paints and the viewer.
-Why she always starts with the eyes.
-How she balances motherhood with creating art.
-Why she doesn’t rely on “fixes” for energy or inspiration.
-Why she decided to create a tutorial on how to paint fur.
-Where she got the idea for her new series, The Uninvited.
-Including written narrative as an addition to each piece of her art.
-How she plans her next painting while working on her current one.
-Her top business tips for artists.
-The importance of being transparent with people.
-How commissions were detrimental to the direction she wanted to go in her art career.
“People will give back to you when you give to them.”
“Be transparent because in today’s social world, people can see a fake straight away.”
“If people stop asking you for help, then you’ve got a problem.”
“I was burning out a lot faster because I wasn’t doing something that was true to who I was.”
“Just take a little step every day and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.”
Jonny Bloozit is a post-apocalyptic landscape cartoonist who believes in the value of being a deliberate amateur so that you don’t lose the joy of making art.
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-How he lost his joy for music.
-What brought him back to drawing.
-His opinion that you don’t have to be a professional to be an artist.
-How society equates successful art to money.
-Why you shouldn’t put too much emotion in gaining followers.
-Why you should try getting up early in the morning to do your art (and some tips on how to do it).
-What he does when he lacks motivation.
-Identifying himself by what he does for fun rather than what he does for money.
-How he honed in on his style of “post-apocalyptic landscape cartooning.”
-The beauty that exists in things that are deteriorating or falling apart.
-Being analytical about his learning process.
-Watercoloring his ink drawings.
-The value of critique groups.
-The importance of learning the rules of art.
“I went back to drawing again and it was like seeing an old friend.”
“Being a deliberate amateur is also a noble path, so don’t let anybody make you feel bad for doing that.”
“You never really look at something the way you look at it when you have to draw it.”
“If the breadth of what I was trying to do was too broad, I wouldn’t get enough depth.”
“Your own style is going to come out whether you like it or not. Just concentrate on the fundamentals and the style will take care of itself.”