As we navigate the realities of living while human, making art can feel impossible. Many of us have a list of the perfect conditions that must exist before we can live our creative dreams. But what if the ideal circumstances we’re waiting for never come? Join educator, writer, and storyteller Danielle Shontae Smith as she explores the daily realities of engaging in the creative process during times of trial. Featuring a mix of solo episodes and conversations with guests, The Art of Doing Life is for those of us trying to make art from the messiness of our lives. // msdaniellesmith.com/podcast
Well. This episode didn't go according to plan...and that's okay. Breathe. Remember that self-compassion and the creative process can (and should) co-exist. In this imperfect episode, I explore the gifts and risks of silence and why pain and trauma need a place to live.
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In this first episode of The Art of Doing Life, I share my vision for the podcast and what you can expect from our time together. Consider this your official invitation to hang out with me while I imperfectly explore the intersection of creativity, art, mental health, and chronic illness.
As we navigate the realities of living while human, making art can feel impossible. Many of us have a list of the perfect conditions that must exist before we can live our creative dreams. But what if the ideal circumstances we’re waiting for never come?
“The Art of Doing Life” is a show about creating while falling apart, hosted by educator, writer, and storyteller, Danielle Shontae Smith. Living with major depression, chronic...
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