There are two parts of the creative process that live in constant tension with one another: the spark, which is the exciting idea, and the grind, which is the process of bringing that idea into the world. Today’s guest, Erik Wahl, is a graffiti artist and teacher, and he’s the author of a new book called The Spark and The Grind. We have a wide-ranging conversation about creativity, grit, success vs. failure, expectations, and more.


Today’s episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card needed – visit

Music for the AC podcast is by Joshua Seurkamp. End remix is by DJ Z-Trip.

Get my 5 favorite podcast episodes.

I've been podcasting for 12 years, and some episodes have resonated deeply. Get my 5 favorite episodes, (some of which are no longer publicly available!), and hear why I loved them.

I won't share your info or send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit
Share This