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This week we are delighted to have Danny Gregory from Sketchbook Skool on the podcast. In fact, delighted is pretty much an understatement, especially for Sandra who had to decide what outfit she would wear for our voice-only podcast.
I’m sure if you love art and drawing you’ll know all about Danny Gregory, but just in case you’ve had your head buried under a sketchbook for the last few years, let me tell you a little more. Danny spent three decades working as one of New York’s leading advertising directors. When his wife had a tragic accident which left her paralyzed, Danny started drawing and keeping a journal as a sort of therapy to help him come to terms with what happened. He has been drawing ever since. He also used drawing to help him cope with the death of his wife through another accident years later.
Danny has written several books, some of which show his beautiful journal sketches alongside his words, we talk about some of them in the podcast including A Kiss Before You Go and Shut Your Monkey.
A few years ago Danny got together with Koosje Koene to form Sketchbook Skool. Danny never dreamed he would end up teaching people to draw, but now he is inspiring people all over the world to pick up a pen or pencil and start drawing again.
You can find out more about Danny Gregory on his blog or at https://sketchbookskool.com
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What a lovely way to start the morning. Thanks to you all for the podcast.
I took part in Danny’s “Shut Your Monkey” podcasts (number 7) a few years ago and I’ve just been listening to them again today.
I’m still working on book illustration and I’m busy designing a new website, but I now give myself some time to explore those still life paintings. A small step in the right direction, but still a long way to go.
Hi Liz, thank you for listening and we’re so glad you enjoyed it, Danny is really inspiring isn’t he. You sound like you are doing some really interesting creative work, I hope it continues to go well
Hi Tara, my downfall is starting too many projects and spinning too many plates at once. It’s just another way to avoid finishing! I’m trying to stop multitasking and focus instead on completing. Very difficult when there are so many interesting distractions.
Looking forward to your next podcast.
Thanks for listening Liz. I know the spinning plates thing, not necessarily for art, but for creative stuff 🙂
Forgot to say I’ve been a big fan of Danny for many years, both books, Sketchbook Skool and podcasts. He is always interesting to listen to.