The B&E Podcast #162
“The Illusion of Safety In Creativity”

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This one was so damn good.  Just click on it now.  We break down all kinds of the biggest problems we face when it comes to creating and when it comes to being an artist.  Hint, it has almost nothing to do with technical ability and more to do with our mindset towards it.

– We have often become trained to come at our work from a technique first approach.  This is riddled with all kinds of problems that severely limit if not completely stifle your potential.

– Your art is never about the technique.  The more we begin to understand this and accept this truth the better our work will become and the freer we will feel as creators.  What you do is not about the technique and it never will be.

– The biggest reason we cling onto technique, both in ourselves and in society, is because it gives us a sense of safety.  This sense, however, is an illusion.  When we rely solely on our technical skills to see us through to artistry we lose its most critical component.  Much like love, we have to fall and begin to trust that the fall is precisely what is necessary.


Russell Brewing Company (Punch Bowl North West IPA) – Today’s Craft Brewery

“The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

VALUABLE LINKS: – The Official Website– Brewery of Choice Today – The BC Film Academy – Acting School

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