Podcast

013: Consuming Carefully

013: Consuming Carefully

    Do you pay attention to how you’re consuming? What about the things that you’re consuming? If not, you’ll definitely want to hear this episode as I explore consuming carefully. I hope this episode will serve as an invitation for you to step back, take a look at what is coming into your life and into your tank. We all only have so much in our tank for creating but if we spend too much of our precious energy on consumption, we won’t have enough time to create.  You’ll hear my experience of camping (or glamping) with my family...

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012: Inspiration Reach

Lettering & Art

012: Inspiration Reach

Inspiration can be hard to come by some days. You might have to step out of your routine, out of the norm and out of what you normally create. Like one of my favorite author’s Julia Cameron suggests in her book, The Artist’s Way, sometimes you have to take yourself on an artist date. There are a lot of places you can go to when pulling inspiration to create and in this episode that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about. I’ll be talking about why you might want to consider expanding your usual creative activity and trying something completely new....

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011: Making Time to Create

011: Making Time to Create

Did you know that it’s up to you to make the time for your creative passions? It may seem overwhelming or like you just don’t have enough hours in the day but there are a few things you can do to help find more time for creating! I know that a lot of people struggle with finding the time to create and I have even had days where I’ve used the “no time” excuse too…. But once I realized that we have the ability to take more control over our day I saw how much more time we could have...

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010: Comparison Stacking

010: Comparison Stacking

Comparing yourself to others keeps you from creating. We all spend way too much time beating ourselves up and thinking about how we’re lacking or how we should be better. This stops us from spending time building, creating and doing the things that we actually enjoy.  But I want you to know that you are amazing, just as you are. We’re all guilty of comparing ourselves to the mom on Instagram with the clean house or the Pinterest perfect birthday party. But I want to encourage you today to center yourself and distance yourself from the trap of comparison stacking....

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009: Creating with Kids

009: Creating with Kids

When you encourage your kids to get creative it’s important to let them take the lead. Introduce them to supplies, options and ideas but know that you don’t have to force it. I’ve noticed from creating with my own children that sometimes, it’s our own expectations around what a creative activity will look like that leads us to disappointment. There are a few things you can do to make creating with kids less stressful and more fun! Take some time to let go of those expectations and instead focus on creating intentional thoughts about the activity you’re encouraging them to...

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