Episode 9: Creating Art ft. Mary Jeys


This episode features the writing of Mary Jeys, a Bay-area artist and thinker. Artist's paint brushes, palettes, making and creating art.

Writing your name beautifully and legibly.

Mixing paint.

Cleaning a palette.

Cleaning brushes.

Peeling stickers.

Replacing pencil lead in a mechanical pencil.

Mixing red & green together.

Drawing with a permanent marker.

Pulling out a fresh paper with a clear idea of what to put on it.

Washing color out of a mug of water.

Browsing color shelves at the art store.

Producing a final object from an idea.

Using the right blue shade to show the sky in the background.

Visiting art that surprises in its simplified yet well crafted-ness.

Holding the right tool for the job, whether that’s a marker, paint brush, drill or pencil.

Entering your art studio when no one else is there.

Finishing on time.

Erasing the under sketch without disturbing the final paint lines.

Seeing something worth slowing down and sketching.

Reminding myself that everything is practice, every athlete goes to practice, why should art be any different?



Happiness Spells Podcast is a five minute list of all the greatest pleasures and smallest joys in life. Increase your capacity for positivity, curiosity and gratitude. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.

This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.

Amanda Meyncke