Drawing Your Own Path

Since publishing "Drawing Your Own Path : 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation" with Parallax Press in 2016, John Simon has begun organizing a community of creative contemplatives; people interested in exploring Art and Meditation. For this community podcast, he is recording discussions and interviews with contemporary artists and contemplatives about their personal experiences and lessons from their practices. Enjoy!

Episode 20 : Michael Rees

30-11-2018

Michael Rees and I are friends from the early digital art days in NYC. He is an innovator in the integration of technology and sculpture experimenting with robotic marble carving, 3D modeling of inflatables, and AR activated imagery.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 52.99MB - Duration: 58:26 m (127 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 19 : John F Simon Jr

05-10-2018

After interviewing Deborah J Haynes in episode #17 the conversation hasn't stopped! In this episode the tables are turned and Deborah interviews me. We delve deeply into studio practice and the source of creativity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.9MB - Duration: 1:14:52 m (131 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 18 : Olivia Gatwood

17-08-2018

Poet, performer, and author of "New American Best Friend," Olivia Gatwood joins me for a discussion of poets on the road and the storytelling sources of her creativity. Find out more about Olivia Gatwood at oliviagatwood.com

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.57MB - Duration: 1:00:04 m (134 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 17 : Deborah Haynes

30-07-2018

Deborah J Haynes is a giant whose shoulders I stand on! Her experience and practice as a creative contemplative inspire me and show me the way to a deeply integrated and engaged studio. https://deborahjhaynes.com/

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 51.4MB - Duration: 55:47 m (129 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 16 : Donna Mikkelsen

30-06-2018

Hudson valley artist and educator Donna Mikkelsen and I talk about drawing simultaneously with both hands, the healing power of daily practice, dance and intentional movement, and the experience of teaching ambi drawing to groups. https://www.ambiarts.net

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.11MB - Duration: 50:29 m (125 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 15 : Janine Ibbotson

23-05-2018

Contemplative Artist Janine Ibbotson dives deep into Enso practice and shares her genuine love and respect for this ancient , creative, and meditative method of painting. We talk about paper, ink, and brushes, as well as the state of mind of the painter.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.08MB - Duration: 1:03:53 m (131 kbps 32000 Hz)




Episode 14 : Amy Jenkins

19-04-2018

Award winning documentary film maker and visual artist Amy Jenkins discusses the difficulties and joys that arise when intimately mixing art and life in her new release "Instructions on Parting" Trailer and information here: http://www.on-parting.com/

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 54.08MB - Duration: 56:44 m (133 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 13 : Joan Bankemper

20-03-2018

I visit the Black Meadow Barn for a rollicking dialog with Joan Bankemper just days before her opening at Nancy Hoffman Gallery @ 520 W 27th Street in New York City. Find out more about Joan here: joan-bankemper.com

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 95.39MB - Duration: 1:02:38 m (213 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 12 : Shelley Marlow

23-02-2018

Artist and author Shelley Marlow and I discuss the finer points of creativity, gender identity, the writing process, and living in New York City that flowed together to make her novel, "Two Augusts in a Row in a Row."

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 97.17MB - Duration: 1:04:10 m (212 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 11 : Mary Ann Strandell

02-02-2018

Mary Ann Strandell and I grab a couple of chairs and hang out in front of a large wall painting and lenticular prints she created for the 'Solace' group exhibition in Chelsea, NY. We discuss painting, meditation, and the sources of creativity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 82.95MB - Duration: 56:26 m (206 kbps 44100 Hz)




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