27th June 2024
#385: You Are An Artist! Finding Your Creative Spark with Autumn Skye

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In this episode, I welcome artist and educator Autumn Skye. We explore artistry and activism as Autumn shares more about her artwork which reflects reverence for nature and humanity. Autumn and I talk about her intuitive creative process which emphasizes presence and surrender to inspiration and we discuss challenging the separation of humans from nature. We also dive into the topics of impermanence, connection to the universe, and embracing creativity as a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Autumn speaks to and celebrates art’s transformative power in shaping personal narratives and embracing imperfections. Surrendering to the creative process, balancing discipline and spontaneity, and finding joy in daily experiences are highlighted as keys to creating art that resonates with depth and authenticity. Tune in for a profound episode that invites us all to connect with our own inner artist and to remember the interconnectedness of all things.

As a self-taught artist, she is forever a student of the intuitively creative process. Autumn Skye’s style weaves together refined realism, iconic imagery, archetypical symbolism, and spiritual principles. She’s inspired by the magnificence of this incredible planet, the potency of these extraordinary times, and the mysteries of the cosmos. Through her work, she seeks to honour the resiliency of the human spirit and the intricate connections between all facets of life. Autumn Skye exhibits and teaches worldwide, and otherwise thrives and paints in the beautiful temperate-rainforest of coastal British Columbia, Canada. Considering herself immensely blessed to do what feeds her soul, she strives to support others through creative empowerment, the gift of beauty, and the perpetuation of inspiration.


0:00:00 Intro

0:01:06 Discovering Autumn Skye’s Art

0:02:19 The Constant Journey of Creating Art

0:03:08 The Beginning of Artistic Inspiration

0:06:29 Inspiration Behind “Forgotten Elders”

0:11:44 Balancing Time and Productivity

0:14:08 Navigating Social Media and Art

0:21:00 Reflecting on Mortality and Spirituality

0:21:56 Impact of Media Consumption on the Mind

0:24:58 Haunting Effects of Movies on the Mind

0:25:29 Exploring Neurodivergence and Identity

0:29:01 Slowing Down Time in a Fast-Paced World

0:30:50 Unlocking Creativity through DIY Projects

0:32:26 Overcoming Internalized Artistic Doubts

0:33:44 Embracing the Creative Flow

0:37:09 Overcoming Perfectionism and Procrastination

0:39:12 The Living Act of Art

0:42:45 Taking Risks and Listening to Your Body

0:49:49 The Magic of Growth in the Process

0:52:54 Navigating Success and Misconceptions

0:58:39 Sharing the Creative Journey

1:01:45 Embracing Playfulness and Curiosity

1:03:38 Finding Spaciousness through Savored Moments

1:05:11 Embracing Patience and Enjoying the Process

1:06:15 The Art of Living in the Moment


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