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Draw Journals and Furries

Hey friends!

In this special episode, Juan is joined on the table by his friend Ace Rivera on a personal conversation about creating art, exploring your creativity, and how daily art creation can help your mental health.

Ace is a very talented and multifaceted teacher currently exploring the intricacies of life in Japan. Follow his awesome Instagram at @ace370 and check out his great art.

Pull up a seat and get cozy.

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  • 0:00 Exploring your hobbies in Japan — There is a community for anything!
  • 01:20 Introduction
  • 03:00 What do you do (JET, hobbies, traveling, art)
  • 06:10 Creative outlets (art and draw journals)
  • 16:40 Our relationship with routine
  • 18:40 Working with watercolors
  • 22:30 Getting out of your comfort zone
  • 24:00 Getting better with everyday work
  • 28:00 Meeting the right teacher
  • 37:30 Being black in Japan (racism and making an impact)
  • 44:10 Saying goodbye to friends
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