Episode 8: Interview with Amanda Farough

I had an amazing conversation with Amanda Farough. We talked about collaboration, her new-ish creative collective and how to collect your own creative cohorts. You can find Amanda at AmandaFarough.com.

The article she mentioned from her (now defunct) web site is called “Fall Madly in Love with your Competition” She also mentioned quite a few amazing creative women, all of whom I admire greatly:

  • Naomi Niles – Digital Storyteller, Designer and Maker of tools for multi-creative
  • Sarah J. Bray – Writer and creative strategist at Gather the People
  • Illana Burke – Fearless Leader at Makeness Media
  • Danielle Laporte – author of the Firestarter Sessions & The Desire Map & Your Big Beautiful Book Plan

And as for the Podcast itself, you can now hear my show on Stitcher Radio On Demand, available for iPhone, Android, and most tablets.

Until next time, keep creating!

Episode 7 – Dreams

This one’s short. It’s about your dreams. The ones you may have abandoned. The ones still calling your name if you’re quiet enough. My husband did an amazing job mixing this podcast, and my friend Mike of El Jefe & the Peacemakers provided the background music. I’m not trying to be too biased, but I may put this on repeat when I need a boost in the pursue your dreams department. If you’ve enjoyed this podcast and have iTunes, I would appreciate it if you could take a minute & review it for me. Thank you so much! If you have any favorite inspirational blog posts, posters, books… please leave a comment! I’m collecting resources for myself and this site/podcast.

Until next time… Keep Dreaming.

Episode 6 – Interview with Paulette Install

This episode I’m interviewing Paulette Insall, Mixed Media Artist & Teacher. We talk about the role of faith and connecting with God in creating art.

OH! And I talked to my husband about how to make the podcast sound better. He took my raw files and mixed this podcast down for me last night and I think it sounds wonderful. We discussed what we can do for next time and I’m excited about boosting the audio quality. Let me know what you think!

It’s a leeetle bit louder than previous podcasts so please adjust your volume accordingly.

You can see Paulette’s Art at her site.

’till next time, MAKE YOUR ART!

Episode 5 – Resistance & Do What You Love

Apologies in advance… I forgot to click the “automatic level control” in GarageBand so the audio recorded a little loud & distorts slightly. I already deleted my first take, and my little guy has a cold so I decided I’d just go with it.

Here’s the exercise I went through in the podcast to help you figure out what it is you love to do:

  • Breathe deeply and close your eyes.
  • Think about things you want to try. Anything. List them quickly and DON’T THINK TOO MUCH.
  • Write as fast as you can 10 -30 things you want to try. Pick your top three as quickly as you can.
  • Glance through the list and circle 3. Then do one thing. Then do the next… and the next… Pick another one… Heck try them all!
  • Somewhere in that list are a few things you love to do. Find them. Do them.

Episode 4 – Interview with Alicia Sommer of Blackberry Magazine

This episode is finally ready.

I feel like something didn’t want it to go out into the world, but in spite of not getting it finished when I planned, my son deciding to yell and eat at the same time while my husband took care of him so I couldn’t record, and deleting my intro monologue by accident and having to re-record after having dumped it down to publish…

It’s done.

So today’s guest is Alisha Sommer, editor and publisher of Blackberry Magazine. We talk about how she came to her creativity after having kids, how time-consuming it is to pump breast milk, and the importance of rest.

Episode 3 – Mermaids, Music & Mmm…Procrastination

I’m experimenting with format… threw in some music this time. Here’s stuff I mentioned in this episode. Music:
Over the Rhine – My muse for a lot of my creative work…
My Instagram Profile
Creative Mom Podcast

And here’s the prompt I gave you to journal about this time around:

  • Why don’t you do a little journaling on the uncomfortable space between starting a piece and finishing it?
  • What is it that tells you when you need to take a break?
  • How is it you finally come back around to it to finish?
  • How does it feel (besides uncomfortable).

If you feel moved, leave a comment with your answers or what you learned about the pause that leads to breakthrough.

Episode 2 – Interview With Rhiannon Llewellyn (now Cahours)

Today, on Reclaiming Creativity, we have Rhiannon Llewellyn (now Cahours). I issued a gentle nudge on this podcast… to join me in finding a little bit of time every day to journal. I’ll report back with my progress next episode. Will you join me? ‘Till next time!