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E86: Making Your Mark On The World, Like Actually W/Ryanwritesonthings



We all write but not on everything, except Ryan. Today we speak with someone thats made a change in the Portland Maine landscape and many other places through his street art, murals, and signs. Today we speak to Ryanwritesonthings.

Discussion on the journey and enjoying it before you’ve done it full time. We talk on what it’s like to be hit with what you want to do forever and going after it, landing that first project and running with it. Ryan talks on how he got influenced by 70’s NYC street art to inspire him and his career development. Content past being a physical artist for all creatives and start ups in here.

In This Episode We Cover

  • Where the passion starts

  • Doing it until you can always do it

  • Getting the first break

  • Starting to go

  • Being stricken with what you love

  • Rewiring the way you think

  • Connections over time

  • Leaving a legacy

  • Enjoy the process

  • Enjoy before the leap too, it will never happen again

  • When you leave the beaten path


“They had a spot on congress that initially burnt down and and I was like I’m gonna paint this, it’s a good spot. I spoke to someone that worked there and they were like the owners said it’s fine so I did .” - Ryan Adams

“One of the things I love the most about painting in public is watching people interact with the piece or interact with each other about the piece.” - Ryan Adams

“Sometimes you need to step back and be like We’re doing some weird shit right now.” - Host Dave Swillum

“No one grows up and when they are a baby they instantly know how to peel a banana, they do all those weird banana peeling techniques until they find the best way. Someone needs to show you how to do it or you need to suck at it 1000 times until you don’t.” - Host Dave Swillum

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