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Painter Files Podcast

Painter Files Podcast

By Jawara Blake
A life journey of the painter Jawara Blake. Full of art school stories and the philosophy of inking.
You can find me on my website.
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In the time of match stick people

Painter Files Podcast

In the time of match stick people

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Life in the ink holiday
Art story about getting past art block. Link. links
November 29, 2021
The infinity train ink
Painting murals, commissions and laughing like a madness links
November 23, 2021
Mural check in
So I painted a mural this week and I’m very tired but I still want to give you a check in so you know how I was doing.
November 18, 2021
Ink connectivity
Hola mi Gente, I hope you are well. I just got my shot and am tired but happy. I found a forest of lady bugs this afternoon. Links to my work. links
November 8, 2021
Almost halloween
Hola Galeras, today we talk about art school stories and growing up as an artist in NC. links
October 25, 2021
“Th air” ink
Answer a few questions from Twitter and the email (, plus talk about fighting seasonal depression. Here are a few links to enjoy my works more. links
October 11, 2021
Being happy in my existence… ink
My commission seasons are fun but hard for me. I have had good ones and bad ones. This is how I work. Also please join my Patreon.
October 4, 2021
Mon is the world snake ink
How do you find success as an artist? Look with in yourself. Www.jawsblake
September 13, 2021
Lovecraft ink
We honor Michael K. Williams in this episode. Tell a few art stories and share the love. Please pick up a copy of my book.
September 7, 2021
Side episode for Dreamers
I do dream of dead mice but also conversations with the Gods. A conversation with The Dreamer of Lovecraft.
September 5, 2021
Ink Dream job
Hola Gente, This epsiode is a love letter to all of you. I want to make things bigger and better everytime and so here are some of my ideas. also here of some of my channels out in the world.
August 30, 2021
Ink Uncle
New book and sadly a loss in the family. One step up to honor my Uncle Eric. He was always supportive and I’ll miss him. Also my new book is available for over.
August 16, 2021
GENTE art book is here.
My new art book is out. Please go check it out my Gente.
August 14, 2021
Ink Summer abstract
I went away for a week to rest and see my mom. I had a lot of ideas about life and art while I was gone. Here are a few. Also if you would like to support the podcast here are some links for merch.
August 2, 2021
Ink plants
I get a lot of the same questions at the email for the podcast so I thought this would be a great time to make a FAQ episode. All emails for the podcast are from This episode was a lot of fun and I hope it helps you on your artist journey. 
July 20, 2021
Inkmeal cookies
Working on my next book and finding out where my art comes from and a oatmeal cookie snack.
July 12, 2021
Ink books
Today I talked about a lot of interest in kind of art facts, current events and also about my new up-and-coming podcast. So I hope you enjoy. You can also check out my YouTube channel and Patreon. Both are Jawara Blake.
July 6, 2021
Ink highway
I back for real this time. Lots of painter stories and a new book coming out. Also don’t forget to pick up my first book Painter Files
June 28, 2021
Peppermint café
A soft comeback from yours truly. Growing up in odd ways. Art is all a journey as is life.
June 22, 2021
Pfp meditation
My dog passed away so I’m taking some time off but I didn’t want to leave you wanting so I made a mediation for you.
June 8, 2021
The do over, 108.5
So the last episode had a bit of a hiccup but I feel like this is it’s replacement it makes me happy that I have the opportunity to do it. Music by
May 31, 2021
Ink coffee
Intro by infamousspace on Fiverr. Episode 108 is about art and living as a painter.
May 24, 2021
Old house vibes
I traveled to my other childhood home and had my first meal in years with my father and talked about life, art and the pursuit of happiness. Children of Earth art print.
May 4, 2021
A meditation moment
This is a meditation that you can use as many times as you like to relax. A stand alone. Enjoy
May 3, 2021
Washing ink hands
A check in and a walkabout with a dish of meditation. All the best parts of PFP.
April 26, 2021
Live, life coffee
Went on a walk today Gente. Did a little mediation and talked about my new projects I’m working on.
April 12, 2021
Finger print popsicle
Working on some art and photography as well as my mental health.
April 5, 2021
Paint water runs
Óla Galeras, This is a special mid month episode. They are shorter but beautiful still. I address what it’s like to make art and no not sell it as an artist.
March 29, 2021
Oatmeal ink
Óla Galeras, I’ve been resting and then painting again since my birthday. The inspiration is on high. I try to answer some of your questions in this one. My Patreon link; Show email is
March 23, 2021
The journey to the center of the focus.
Óla Galeras, Today’s epsiosde is about finding and balancing my focus on all my different projects. Also if you would like to pic up a print
March 8, 2021
Painter files podcast jpeg
Óla Gente, A quick reminder that this Winter season is hard and you are not alone. I love you and we will get through this together. Help is available National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
February 22, 2021
100th episode aka Raining Frogs
Óla Gente, We made it! It’s so much fun to have reached 100 episodes. I am still learning but it feels good to have come this fare. Here is my Patreon: I love this podcast so much and we made it possible together. Thank you.
February 1, 2021
Everything cost two arms and three legs.
Learning how to price art lessons and what happened with the fire.
January 20, 2021
DOOM was his name. All caps
A hero dies and you pick the parts you want to remember to inspire you. They are powerful and painful but also beautiful. links
January 4, 2021
Question of the week 12/27/20
What anime or manga are you into in 2020? What is keeping your interest? What about it is grabbing you? Send your answers to
December 28, 2020
Just breath and be helpful to yourself
Just be ok will stillness and in the stillness you will find motion in your arts. Plus pick up a new mask.
December 21, 2020
Painter files podcast question week 12/14/20
How did you get into liking art? The email again is
December 14, 2020
Get up, stand up
Today I talk about space and flowing of artist in living communities.
December 9, 2020
PAinter files questions.
What is your first art projects you remember as a kid?
December 1, 2020
Art on all sides
Óla Galeras. Today we tell some art stories and talk with a special guest Hannah Cherry. It’s going to be a beautiful podcast episode. Enjoy
November 23, 2020
In the time of match stick people
Keeping the talk about the color spectrum and life in general as a painter. Follow my journey as a Afrolatinx painter.
November 9, 2020
Ink is art
Made so much this week. It’s wild how much I can make when I really need to. I love how my inks flow.
October 26, 2020
Life in the lights
Season 3 is booming. Thanks you to all the new Galeras! This podcast keeps growing and it’s amazing to me. This episode is about painting and making. Shock.
October 12, 2020
Dreaming of dead mice and Inktober
Welcome back to season 3 of the Pfp!!!! I missed you and can’t wait to tell you all the things I have been up to.
September 21, 2020
The way we are.
Another in between episode before season 3 starts. Life is a rock covered in honey.
September 15, 2020
I miss you and some much muchness to come in season 3.
Just a check in. Big things are coming.
August 24, 2020
How is a Rose like a water ballon?
You guessed it Galeras, it’s a Q and A episode. I really enjoyed this one and I hope I get a lot of the ideas out of my head and into yours.
July 27, 2020
Love in the time of a virus
Óla Galeras, Hope you are well. I’m good. Lots to talk about today. Enjoy the ride.
July 20, 2020
Fixing colorism in the art world one brush at a time.
We tackle a bit in this episode like colorism in art. I hope you find it interesting and beautiful.
July 6, 2020
Love and opportunity
Happy Juneteenth! These days not much to celebrate but this is one thing we will. Art is love and opportunity.
June 25, 2020
Dear monsters, enough is enough.
The is a heavy place. It's not a new thing to most of us people of color. It's not at all a new thing to Black people in America and really even most of the world. We tackle that today. This is a heavy episode.
June 8, 2020
Night time is the right time for atre.
So much happens every week. I create something as I watch the world tick on. A lot of adventures in painting and photography.
May 26, 2020
Piere and Kat changed the world
I've been making for so long I forget to look back and study how everything goes back together. How I make more sideways and backwards and how I learned to do them. all my links to my work.
May 11, 2020
Q and A from the Murder
I see myself in this like a dream. I got some fun answers to all the questions you asked. I really enjoy doing these. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions from IG.  merch book 2 Imaginary Kingdom thank you and I love you all, Jaws
April 28, 2020
Working on my book in the sleeping world
Sometimes you make time for your work and others it makes time for you. 
April 14, 2020
episode 82 Art in the time of popsicles
Last two weeks have been really busy. I've been making a lot of things to keep people entertained who are stuck at home. Weird photography I call Universe 747 and coloring book pages. I do another one of my photography walks at a safe distance from other people. What are you doing right known the time of self isolation?
March 31, 2020
Life and times of paint brushes
This week we have a birthday playlist, a tiny celebration of me to you from me to you.
March 16, 2020
The red Whale
I walked around with my cameras and took in the world and the world took me back into her.
March 2, 2020
A walk in the neighborhood
I walked up and down the very long street I live on and took so many photos in this podcast episode. I’m also working on my secret project a lot today.
February 17, 2020
A crow in a coffee cup.
This week I talk about art school stories, shock. I’m working on prints and paintings for the coming convention in May. Handmade hard worker.
February 6, 2020
Paper boats into the sun.
Making art for a few weeks in 2020. A little history listen about art and MLK.
January 20, 2020
Whiskey easel
End of the new celebration and reflection in a pool of paint water.
December 28, 2019
Chew chew pencil paint brushes
We finally do a Q and A. Plus lots of turkey day stories.
December 13, 2019
Fat city was next door to a ghost town
Lots of art stories in this one. Hope you enjoy.
November 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
November 11, 2019
We only draw fun here.
I spend a few weeks working on art that inspired me and loving the art around me.
October 30, 2019
The boxer drawing
Full week and time skips in my life got me here. Enjoy the stories.
October 15, 2019
Painter Files podcast version 2.0 “Inktober blue”
Óla Galeras, I’m working on my book again and Inktober paintings. Enjoy my journey with me.
October 6, 2019
Painter Files podcast 2.0 “little crowd”
Build up and fall out from the big closing show. Hope you had a great week. Time keeps moving forwards.
September 11, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “la gajo “
I time traveled a bit in this one. Little bit of little Jawara carnival stories mixed with art hopes. Enjoy and I love you Galeras.
September 3, 2019
Painter Files podcast 2.0 knee kittens
So it’s been a while and I missed you. So so much to cover and so much to joke about as I ponder the inner workings of my mind.
August 20, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 inside lights
This week I talk about life and flexibility as an artist.
July 24, 2019
Painter Files Podcast 2.0 “skeleton bob”
A check in on all you have missed in the world of the lucid painter.
July 8, 2019
Special thanks from Painter a Files Podcast . Season 3 is coming
I had a great month of sales from the art show and it just keeps coming. I am so lucky and happy. Thank you all and I love you.
July 6, 2019
Painter files podcast ep 61 life in yhe grey
Ola Galeras, hope you are well. This episode is about getting comissions and how I look at them.
April 29, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 60 - my lemon bones
Just finished a shoe commission. So much art coming along.
March 26, 2019
Painter Files podcast episode 59 -tune of cats
It’s episode 59! I’m doing my art thing and telling you about art school stories.
March 11, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 58. Big day for tattooed hands.
I got a new tattoo and took on a new project as a thank you.
March 1, 2019
Painter files podcast episode 57
We go into a painting as its being made.
February 12, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 56 work, work, work
Life has this part to it that makes you work to the bone but why do we do that? What do we get from it?
January 29, 2019
Ep 55 pfp snow days
Working on great art and fun times in my studio.
January 14, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 54 6 of 30
Happy New Year Galeras! I love you all and hope everything is going great for you. This episode is about my 6 of 30 project. It s the title of my new book coming in March.
January 3, 2019
Painter Files Podcast ep 53 life, love and paintering.
Painter Files Podcast ep 53. Life is painting and painting is life.
December 16, 2018
Epic 52 The Goose of creativity.
The episode is about my little cat Goose that just pasted, and how she was apart of my creative ways.
December 9, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 51.5 my favorite podcast ever recorded is ep 41.
Some of you have been with me since episode 1 and some are new here, so I’m giving you my favorite episode with Alec Blake as my co host. Ep 42 a recasting. Enjoy.
November 15, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 51. Vote for art programs!
This episode I talk about art school and how voting and elections changed how artist make. Plus a heads up on my next painting I’m working on. Email me with gallery pictures at
November 5, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 50
episode 50 of the Pfp. I talk about paintings and ways of making and an art school story to boot. Enjoy.
October 28, 2018
Painter Files Podcast ep 49
Painter Files Podcast art school stories and painting stories.
October 22, 2018
Episode 48
Painter Files Podcast art school stories.
October 22, 2018