What Are You Making?
Writing here on the site and producing podcast episodes, basically doing what I do, I come in contact with many other creative people making great stuff.
I know too, that many of you reading this article are artistically creative people. Some of you are digitally creative, some of you are creative in business.
There are many ways to express our creativity you see. In its natural state it's just a cloud of possibility, not bound by the container of our thought.
When we think, imagine, we create. We limit it in our minds.
Granted, we can see how this is necessary for us to make great things. To limit that creative force is to focus it. It is to collapse it into reality, it is to make a thing.
So limiting it is good, for a while.
Life is like this.
We constantly narrow and widen the aperture of psychic energy into things.
It's an unreal thing made real – something from nothing you might say.
It's the turning of something imaginary, into something that others here in our physical reality can appreciate and perhaps pay us for in one way or another.
What Some Of You Are Making
So in an effort to share the wealth a little bit, and help you get your stuff out there, I intend to feature you guys on a regular basis.
This week I'd like to let you in on some cool stuff fellow Sunday Letters subscribers are making and I've got three people I want to introduce you to – Ray Heffernan, Thomas Carter and Johnny Helleland.
These creators are making stuff using audio, video and written media and I believe everyone needs to tune into. Check this out…
The Irish Songwriter's Podcast
Ray is creating the Irish Songwriter Podcast using a set 49 question process to pull away the curtain on the psyche of the Irish chansonnier.
Weaving together the points of view of 49 different songwriters at various stages of their craft, from the wide-eyed beginner to the seasoned and internationally acclaimed, Ray's new podcast endeavours to discover and display the desire to stitch together a melody and a story to write a song.
The first episode will be launching soon and Ray has prepared a short teaser to Episode 1 for you to listen to. Here he asks his fellow songwriters; what is a song?
Thomas Carter of Black Windmill Films is Executive Producer on Thousand Yesterdays, a movie currently in the making. It was written and is being directed by Robbie Bryant who has been involved in successful movies such as The Force Awakens and Captain America.
Thousand Yesterdays is a short film set in 1982, where Charlie Rainbird waits for his seventeen year-old self to come forward in time from the frontline of the WW1 trenches.
Charlie has a limited amount of time to tell his younger self how to survive the trenches, but he must also convince him that the best thing he can do with his life is love Sylvia, a woman he's doomed to outlive. If you had the opportunity to meet your younger self what would you say?
The movie resonated with me on a couple different levels and that's why I chose to support their fundraising efforts. If you have a spare few bob maybe you can help them too.
The Awakening Mindset Summit
I got an email the other day from Johnny Helleland. We connected on Twitter and he paid a visit to the blog here on the site. Now I tend to get a lot of outreach email but this one was different.
It actually felt like he took the time to visit my site and read my material. That's unusual because most outreach email just scans the internet for profiles that match a target and when those programs find you you're added to a one-size-fits-all email blast.
Of course Johnny paid me a compliment or two and that's always well received. When it's honest of course. So I agreed to jump on an internet call with Johnny the other night and we got talking about subjects that I write about here.
He also told me about The Mindset Summit that he is working on and I could see that what he was doing was heartfelt and it resonated with me. So we agreed to put some material together for his summit due for release in December.
I Want To Hear From You
Whether you are drawing, painting, making coffee, writing music or a book, sweeping the street or working in finance or science, if you are doing something energising and creative I want to hear from you.
The only criteria for sharing your work with fellow recipients of Sunday Letters and others who connect with my material here, is that you are passionate and dedicated to your work.
Every month, or more frequently should numbers require it, I'd like to feature three new creators here on Sunday Letters.
In fact, Ray, you given me an idea to expand The Larb to interviewing fellow creatives just like you did. Although I will try not to be a total plagiarist!
Share Your Creative Work With Sunday Letters Readers
Want to get some further exposure for your work? Enter your details in the form below and I'll let everyone on the Sunday Letters list know what you're making. If you'd like to get on The Larb weekly podcast just check the box below.