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The Busy Creator Podcast with Prescott Perez-Fox

The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

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Jan 26, 2015

The Busy Creator 42 w/guest Laurie Rosenwald

Laurie Rosenwald (@RosenWorld) is an artist, designer, illustrator, writer, and all-around creative spirit. Throughout her careers, she’s managed to fly under the radar of New York’s design and publishing industries and still be recognised for her distinct style and wit.

Our conversation focuses on her origins in the creative fields, her working style, and her new workshops. See some of Laurie’s work on her studio page,


Show Notes & Links



  • Use email to flirt
  • Go on instinct (if your instincts are good)
  • Write down ideas and save them for later
  • Make something first, and find a place for it later
  • Don’t start with a blank page: Make a blob or something
  • Make your own pigments, paint, and gesso
  • Draw with a squeeze bottle
  • Photograph collages at various stages to add a digital component
  • Use Photoshop & Illustrator in the most “baby” way
  • Rent out your apartment when you’re traveling!


  • Floss and use toothpicks (or those bristles things)
  • Wake up early and enjoy being home
  • Ride a bike whenever possible 
  • Retreat to a secret place, perhaps a library, for writing
  • Write or paint to fill time between client projects
  • Never sketch

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