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Some projects get the bulk of our effort and attention, yet others are those side projects that get less frequent or shorter durations of time and effort. In this episode of the Lean Into Art cast, join Jerzy and Rob as they discuss whittling at those side projects as an approach to make small consistent progress. Sponsors for this episode Science …
 
This week Kate and Rob discuss our slow skill building to using our 3D printer: from modeling with Tinkercad to slicing with Cura and even learning a little Gcode. Also: we talk about how we recently learned Kate has breast cancer and she's begun chemotherapy. This week's art and science picks: one is about crafting delicious donuts, the other is a…
 
Guitar Fretter is 10 years old and I still have more ideas to add and refine. Some of those ideas I'm putting into a new game, some I'm putting into the classic version of Guitar Fretter. Recently I thought I'd make a quick art update and I expected to be ready to publish in about 4 days. Did things get out of hand where it took 4 weeks instead? An…
 
One way to add service to your products is to teach about how they get made. Marketing your work as an artist can be an uncomfortable second skill, though it could be more than that. Marketing your work in the best context is a service because it helps you reach the audience that needs and wants what you make. In this episode of Lean Into Art, join…
 
Visual storytelling is a big theme with the Lean Into Art podcast. Also: working with what you have as a storyteller to do a myriad of things that go with not just the creative process but also presenting your creative work in a useful and usable way. Jerzy and Rob talk about useful tools to consider using even if you’re not a User Experience (UX) …
 
This week Kate and Rob discuss and react to a variety of exciting NASA news. Also: we talk about how we're managing and planning along with ambiguity brought about by the COVID-19/'rona' pandemic. This week's art and science picks: one about a cool slimy project, the other a printable art activity. Kate and Rob's Goal Planning Workshop and Workbook…
 
What do you do when you’ve got a product that you can’t find a partner for? Is it time to set it aside and try something else, or is it time to hire yourself to and go it alone? Join Jerzy and Rob for a discussion on evaluating a project when influential people in the field don’t want to invest in it. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years La…
 
Is there an easy and useful way to find success criteria for projects in a technology you’re excited about? This week Jerzy and Rob talk about when it’s exciting and tempting to try a new (or new to you) art technology, especially if you have a project in mind for it. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob's coaching Lean Into Art D…
 
This week Jerzy and Rob take a look at some of the obstacles we encounter in making our art. How do we struggle with finding time for our whittling and side projects while also trying to keep refining our main jobs? And how does this friction with finding time affect our enthusiasm and morale? Note: We ran an experiment this week in streaming the v…
 
This week Kate and Rob discuss goals looking at the year so far. How do our goal processes work this year, both the process and results so far must be different than other years, right? This week's art and science picks: one about photos of our nearest star, the other is part game part art activity. Kate and Rob's Goal Planning Workshop and Workboo…
 
This week Jerzy and Rob are joined by returning guest Gregg Schigiel to talk about the value of keeping the connections between you and your social/professional network active. Sponsors for this episode Four Million Years Later Rob and Kate's coaching Lean Into Art Discord Links Mentioned Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend Mindset: The…
 
This week Kate and Rob share a some stories about our quarantine experiences. The main topic: playing Minecraft as a family. This week's art and science picks: one is a drawing collaborative drawing tool, the other is a series of ancient historical buildings with an awesome theme. Kate and Rob's Goal Planning Workshop and Workbook Now Available We …
 
In this Polytechnicast I consider how I've found MVP useful. Also how MVP and any highly celebrated business and design concept will go through a cycle where the name for the concept draws more and more negative takes. And I share the news that I'm launching a Patreon of news and special episodes of the Polytechnicast and more! Related Links and Re…
 
Join Jerzy and Rob as we put our streaming studios through some tests! Work continues on our studios evolving, a couple episodes ago we mentioned working on our studios, learning the OBS streaming/recording app. And let's also do some live drawing, what better way to have fun and see what we're liking and want to improve about our live streaming se…
 
A truth for many of us is we have to hold down some other jobs while we hustle to make our art. How do we think about this friction between keeping the lights on and developing new products? Speaking of which, Rob and Jerzy are wrapping up their Art Soundoff entries and have some reflections on using creative challenges to develop new products. Is …
 
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