Cover art for the first 12 episodes of the Thoughts on Illustration podcast

5 Ways to Keep Growing in Your Creative Practice

Things I’ve Learned from My First 6 Months as a Podcaster

10 min readMay 10, 2023


Are you trying to start and keep up with a regular, creative practice? Maybe you want to be more diligent in your daily sketchbooking habit, or perhaps you’re trying to develop a portfolio with regular, self-initiated projects. Whatever you have in mind, if you’ve ever started a creative practice, you know how hard it can be to keep going.

One of my own creative practices is my new podcast, Thoughts on Illustration. The podcast is bi-weekly and now going into the 13th episode. That means I’ve already reached the half-year point! Time flies when you’re amateur broadcasting!

Cover Image for Thoughts on Design

Podcasting is more than hitting record and speaking into a microphone. It’s coming up with ideas for episodes. It’s writing and editing the scripts. It’s doing multiple takes when the script isn’t flowing right on camera. It’s making compelling episode art. It’s writing the show notes. It’s making sure your audience knows about your latest episode.

Whatever it is you’re trying to do more regularly, whether it’s creating more greeting cards to sell on your…



Tom Froese

Illustrator. Creatively Empowering Teacher/Speaker. Represented by Making Pictures/UK & Dot Array/USA. Top Teacher on @skillshare.