The Sage Arts

by Sage Bray Varon

Supercharge your creativity, motivation, and artistic style through novelty, story, conversation, and community. The Sage Arts podcast offers artists ways to further hone their unique voice, increase their joy and productivity, and create their version of meaningful artistic success. Part advice and inspiration, part thought-provoking diversions, this podcast is a varied mix of artist interviews, historical and listener storie ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • The Very Human Side of Art

    The Very Human Side of Art

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you fail or fall short of your expectations? Are you hard on yourself? Do you get frustrated or have moments when you just want to give up? The fact is, most people do. It’s just part of the human experience but that doesn’t mean it’s not difficult or valid. What it is though, is something to be aware of and have a game plan for dealing with it so it doesn’t get in the way of enjoying your creative experience, or any life experience! That’s what I’m speaking about today. This is a really casual conversation filled with little stories and a few tangents, but it’s a very human look at the very human side of being a creative in this crazy complicated world. - Leave a COMMENT: https://thesagearts.com/episodes/ - CONTACT SAGE Email Sage via the contact form or send a voice mail (use the red button, bottom right) on the show website: https://thesagearts.com/contact/ And join Sage on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesageartspodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSageArtsPodcast - GET WEEKLY PODCAST NOTICES & BONUS MATERIAL: https://sagebrayvaron.com/the-sage-arts-podcast/ - JOIN THE COMMUNITY: The Sage Arts Share Space on Facebook - SUPPORT THIS PODCAST · Buy me a coffee! · Give back with PayPal · Buy a STICKER! (Get 2 per order as of this release.) · Buy polymer art books and magazines - CREDITS: Cover art & design by Sage; Illustration by Olga Kostenko Music by Playsound

  • Trading Color Schemes for Relationships

    Trading Color Schemes for Relationships

    Have you struggled with creating color palettes or even just deciding what colors go well together? Today’s chat is a real eye-opener, breaking through the restrictive, although not wholly useless, traditional color schemes to unveil the simple reason why some colors go together better than others and how to unerringly identify what colors work well in combination and why others don’t. Pull out a CMY color wheel, if you have one, so you can visually play along or bring this one up on your screen: https://tenthmusearts.com/product/cmywheel/ I promise, will never look at color combinations the same way again! Leave a COMMENT: https://thesagearts.com/episodes/ - CONTACT SAGE Email Sage via the contact form or send a voice mail (use the red button, bottom right) on the show website: https://thesagearts.com/contact/ And join Sage on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesageartspodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSageArtsPodcast - GET WEEKLY PODCAST NOTICES & BONUS MATERIAL: https://sagebrayvaron.com/the-sage-arts-podcast/ - JOIN THE COMMUNITY: The Sage Arts Share Space on Facebook - SUPPORT THIS PODCAST · Buy me a coffee! · Give back with PayPal · Buy a STICKER! (Get 2 per order as of this release.) · Buy polymer art books and magazines - CREDITS: Cover design by Sage; Illustration by Olga Kostenko Music by Playsound

  • When Giving Up is Good

    When Giving Up is Good

    We talk a lot about not giving up in our societies. We talk about persistence and all the ways that you can accomplish and finish things, but how often do we talk about the importance of setting things aside when they aren't fulfilling our needs? In this episode, I’ll speak about why giving up can be a really great thing to do, when it is the right choice, and how to figure out whether persisting or setting aside particular pieces, projects, or goals is the right thing for you. Because sometimes, not only is it ok to give up, it is the best thing for you and your creative work. - Leave a COMMENT: https://thesagearts.com/episodes/ - CONTACT SAGE Email Sage via the contact form or send a voice mail (use the red button, bottom right) on the show website: https://thesagearts.com/contact/ And join Sage on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesageartspodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSageArtsPodcast - GET WEEKLY PODCAST NOTICES & BONUS MATERIAL: https://sagebrayvaron.com/the-sage-arts-podcast/ - JOIN THE COMMUNITY: The Sage Arts Share Space on Facebook - SUPPORT THIS PODCAST · Buy me a coffee! · Give back with PayPal · Buy a STICKER! (Get 2 per order as of this release.) · Buy polymer art books and magazines - CREDITS: Cover design by Sage; Illustration by Olga Kostenko Music by Playsound

  • The Big Color Mix-Up

    The Big Color Mix-Up

    Does color theory and color mixing ever just make you feel stupid? Have you felt like there's a secret to understanding and working with color that just hasn't been revealed to you yet? Well, today, I'm going to demystify the concept of color and give you a very straightforward and rather fun way to understand and work with color that'll show you that, all along, it wasn't you. It was the system! By the end of this podcast, you'll know why color has been difficult to mix and how to mix with control, with pigments or visually. It will take an immense shift in how you think about color but it’s like having the fog blown away, the clouds opening, and the sun finally shining. You’ll know the secret you suspected was always out there. So before diving in, visit the website at https://thesagearts.com/2024/03/10/ep-053-the-big-color-mix-up/ to get visuals to support all of the amazing information I have for you. Even if you're familiar with the modern color model I'll be talking about, you may discover new things about the history and the science behind it, and leave with an elevated understanding and appreciation of what you're working with.   Other Resources mentioned: Get a CMY color wheel or anything else in the Tenth Muse Arts shop for 15% off, promo code: CMY15 https://tenthmusearts.com/ Promo code is good for all items in cart, even sale items, but not shipping. Cannot be used with other coupons or discounts. Good through June 30th, 2024, or maybe even later. Try it out or write for an updated code. - Leave a COMMENT: https://thesagearts.com/episodes/ - CONTACT SAGE Email: https://thesagearts.com/contact/ And join Sage on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesageartspodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSageArtsPodcast - GET WEEKLY PODCAST NOTICES & BONUS MATERIAL: https://sagebrayvaron.com/the-sage-arts-podcast/ - SUPPORT THIS PODCAST · Buy me a coffee! · Give back with PayPal · Buy polymer art books and magazines - CREDITS: Cover design by Sage; Illustration by Olga Kostenko Color wheel graph by Sage; Background image, Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean (1896) by Henri-Edmond Cross Music by Playsound

  • Revealing Rituals w/co-host Brett Varon

    Revealing Rituals w/co-host Brett Varon

    What kind of rituals do you use to start, end, or otherwise use to shift to or from a creative state of mind? Are you aware that you have rituals, or do you even have any? Brett and I got into an intense discussion about this over lunch one day and just popped into the studioto record it for you. Come join us as we explore and learn to appreciate the acts that we use to get into, wrap up, or shift gears for a creative session.   - Contact my guest: Brett Varon - https://www.instagram.com/brett.varon/ - Leave a COMMENT: https://thesagearts.com/episodes/ - CONTACT SAGE Email Sage via the contact form or send a voice mail (use the red button, bottom right) on the show website: https://thesagearts.com/contact/ And join Sage on social media: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thesageartspodcast/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheSageArtsPodcast - GET WEEKLY PODCAST NOTICES & BONUS MATERIAL: https://sagebrayvaron.com/the-sage-arts-podcast/ - JOIN THE COMMUNITY: The Sage Arts Share Space on Facebook - SUPPORT THIS PODCAST · Buy me a coffee! · Give back with PayPal · Buy a STICKER! (Get 2 per order as of this release.) · Buy polymer art books and magazines - CREDITS: Cover design by Sage; Illustration by Olga Kostenko Music by Playsound