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March 15, 2022 86 min

A conversation with hosts, Brie Stockwell and Len Metcalf, unpacking & exploring creativity through the art of photography and other creative passions.  

In this chat about "Feedback" we discuss:

  • How feedback & critiques improve our art and creativity 
  • When we want to seek feedback or not
  • Positive vs. negative feedback 
  • How do we give feedback?
  • Mindset about feedback
    • Open to growth
    • Curiosity
    • Willingness to learn

Mentioned in this episode:

  • "Discomfort is the currency of your dreams." - Brooke Castillo
  • Focus on where we are going "right":
  • When I look at this photograph I feel ....
    • it tells me...
    • it reminds me...
    • it works well because...

Len’s Rules for giving feedback

  • If you don’t have something positive to say, say nothing
  • Just because you love to hear where you went wrong, that doesn’t mean others do
  • There is no right or wrong in art  - no better - it is about self expression
  • Be humble and sincere
  • Be encouraging
  • Avoid the personal

“It doesn’t matter how much authority or power a feedback giver has; the receivers are in control of what they do and don’t let in, how they make sense of what they’re hearing, and whether they choose to change. it’s about how to recognize and manage our resistance, how to engage in feedback conversations with confidence and curiosity, and even when the feedback seems wrong, how to find insight that might help us grow. It’s also about how to stand up for who we are and how we see the world, and ask for what we need. It’s about how to learn from feedback—yes, even when it is off base, unfair, poorly delivered, and frankly, you’re not in the mood.”

-Douglas Stone (Thanks for the Feedback)

Thank you for listening and helping us celebrate creativity!  Please don't hesitate to engage us in conversation by connecting with us on Instagram or send us an email at Subscribe to our newletter here for updates and clubhouse conversation notifications.  

Len Metcalf: Subscribe to Len's Journal or check out his beautiful online gallery or workshop offerings. Instagram: @lens_journal_magazine or @lenmetcalf

Brie Stockwell: Join Dream it, Do it! a 10 week program to create and jumpstart the creative goal of your dreams!  Subscribe to her newsletter or schedule a discovery call here: Instagram: @creativemindscoach or @asliceofbrie2020


Episode image by Brie Stockwell.

Original Music composed and performed by Brian Free. 

Logo created by Tricia Ulberg at Tricia Elizabeth Design.

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