Avoiding Artistic Burnout: ArtCast #48

In This ArtCast ::

This one has a bit of a slow start (some heavy editing helped quite a bit) but it has a big finish: How I avoid burnout.

I explore every possible creative block that I can think of and provide some practical advice for how to stay focused and fruitful during creative droughts.

Side Note: In this episode, I talk about the “New ChrisOatley.com” which WAS new in late 2010. ChrisOatley.com has been overhauled yet again since this recording but many of Zach’s contributions remain a part of the site.

AND I apologize for an insensitive comment I made in Episode #47.

PLUS: A new song from Storybook Steve.

(My wife took that awesome photo!)

Listen To The Episode:

[ download the mp3 ]

Awesome Links:

Zach Bosteel

Escape From Illustration Island

Art & Story

David McClain

Location Independent

Storybook Steve’s Site

Storybook Steve Album Art by Chris Oatley

Preview and buy the new Storybook Steve album here.

Follow THIS LINK to the iTunes store and leave positive feedback in the “Customer Review” section.

The music heard on Chris Oatley’s ArtCast is provided by Storybook Steve and Kangaralien.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }


Thanks for this podcast episode Chris, I just listened to it whilst doing some morning studies. You really echoed some of the thoughts I’ve being having lately about having to have assignments to get stuff done as I find the lack of them daunting at times. I’ve been making myself things to small self-initiated art projects and using task management software like you which does help (I use freeplane- its good for mind maps/organising tasks).
All the best :)


Cons Hime

I can’t help laughing at the beginning of your talk! 😀 And pretty cool name for your turtle!


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