Last week, I asked a deceptively simple question on Instagram: What are some of your fears around creativity? Dozens of responses came in ranging from fear of running out of creative gas, to being judged by an audience to not being seen or heard at all. Your responses reinforced how much I miss interacting with an engaged community around making art.

I’ve been noodling around what to do about it for quite a while and I think I have something that may be interesting, but it doesn’t work without you. In a nutshell, I want to hear from you. I want to hear what interests you, what inspires you, even what you’re struggling with. Chances are, whatever you’re going through — the good or the bad — someone else out there is going through something similar and by sharing these things with one another, maybe we can help each other to become better artists and maybe even better people. By sharing something with me on this new endeavor you’re giving me permission to share it with everyone — and maybe even to reach out to you to have a deeper conversation about it. I don’t know if this will be a few random one-off episodes or whether it wants or needs to be a new show, but regardless, I think there’s something there and I’d love to see where it goes.

So if you’d like to participate, and I hope you will, reach out to me at talkback@jefferysaddoris.com and let me know what’s on your mind. I think everyone has a great story to tell. Let’s work on telling yours.

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Music in this episode: Step On (Jahzzar) / CC BY-SA 4.0