Ep. 118: Danielle Krysa on Overcoming Resistance

Ah! I loved having Danielle Krysa, aka The Jealous Curator back on the podcast this week to talk about how our inner critics can get in the way of our creative work and what we can do about them! 

We also talk about how you can learn to appreciate your inner critic (say what?!), what to do about perfectionism, and how - as a creative - you're always learning. 

If your inner critic has ever stopped you from doing the things you *really* wanna do, this episode is for you! 

 

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Ep. 117: On Anger

This week's solo episode is all about anger - how to deal with it, what it might mean, and what you can do about it. I also talk about resentment , boundaries, and empowerment. Anger isn't a fun thing to talk about, but it's an emotion we all feel, so let's not hide from it, eh? 

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Ep. 116: Tiffanie Turner on Resilience

Tiffanie Turner is an architect-turned-artist who's currently focusing on large-scale paper flowers. Her work is amazing and her journey has been long and, sometimes, arduous.

In this week's episode, Tiffanie and I talk about how she's gotten to where she is now in her career, the myths about having a "big break," how she's developed resilience, and her secrets for making things happen.

Our conversation goes beyond what you're used to hearing about self-care, balancing family and creative work, and what it takes to be successful. I think you'll love it!

 

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Connect with Tiffanie:
Website | Instagram 

Ep. 115: Ann Shen on Security Pt. 2

This week's episode is a continuation of last week's conversation with Ann Shen.

Ann Shen is an illustrator and writer and the creative genius behind the new book Bad Girls Throughout History. In this episode, we pick up where we left off - talking about what it was like to finally have her book live out in the world after working on it for so long. 

We also talk about the ebbs and flows of the creative process, and Ann blows my mind with a new way of thinking about entrepreneurship, security, and day-jobs. If you work for yourself or are curious about being an entrepreneur, this episode is for you!

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Connect with Ann:
Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Ann's Book - Bad Girls Throughout History

Ep. 114: Ann Shen on Reinvention Pt. 1

Ann Shen is an illustrator and writer and the creative genius behind the new book Bad Girls Throughout History. In this episode, we talk about how Ann started making art in her mid-20's in a decision that took her out of her "looks good on paper" career and put her into full-time art school!

We also talked about her new book, why she decided to focus on female trailblazers, and some of the surprising lessons she learned about "history" along the way.

If you're curious about what it takes to create a book like this, go back to art school as an adult, or rewrite (or reinterpret) stories, this episode is for you! 

Bonus: Ann will also be back on the podcast next week for Part 2!

 

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Connect with Ann:
Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Ann's Book - Bad Girls Throughout History

Ep. 113: Flora Bowley on Revolution

Flora Bowley is an artist, writer, and teacher and I was thrilled to have her back on the podcast to talk about her new book Creative Revolution.

In this episode, we talk about going beyond the warm and fuzzy feelings of creativity to how you can use it to create a revolution. If you're looking for a conversation about empowerment, truth telling, and creativity, look no further! 

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Ep. 111: Jocelyn Glei on Productivity

Jocelyn Glei is the author of the new book Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done and was the founding editor at 99u.com. Bottom line: She is a pro at making creative ideas happen. 

On this episode, we talk about her new book and the problem of email overwhelm, including why it's a problem and practical solutions for solving it. (Hint: You can let go of inbox zero! It's really okay!). We also talk about what she's learned about productive creativity with her work at 99u.com and in her own creative practices. 

If you suffer from email overwhelm, idea overwhelm, or task overwhelm, this episode is for you! You'll learn how to focus on your work that really matters while coming up with systems to manage the rest. It's time to get some stuff DONE y'all!

Thanks Jocelyn! 

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Ep. 110: Grace Bonney on Finding (and Telling!) the Truth

Grace Bonney is the founder and editor-in-chief of Design*Sponge and the author of the beautiful new book In the Company of Women

In this episode, we talk about Grace's new book and what she learned from interviewing over 100 female creative entrepreneurs, what was the most surprising, and what her goals were for undertaking such a project (with a super quick turnaround!). 

We also talk about the evolution of Design*Sponge and how she's stayed true to her own voice throughout the years (even when it was risky to do so!). 

Bonus topics include: how she got over her fear of rejection, how she stays centered, and the value of different kinds of supportive communities. Such good stuff!! 

Thanks, Grace! 

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Design*Sponge:
Website | Instagram

In the Company of Women:
Book | Tour

Grace's podcast After the Jump

Nikki Giovanni

Stacy London's article How I moved on from my What Not to Wear style on Refinery 29

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Ep. 109: Erica Reitman on Trust

Ah! Not only is interior designer Erica Reitman a former client and 100 Rejection Letters alum, she's also one of my favorite peeps on this planet! 

In this episode, we talk about how Erica's design business has evolved, how she's broken the rules, and how she embraced her authentic voice. It's perfect for anyone who wants to start a new authentic creative endeavor or make some bold moves in their current one. And if you've ever thought I wish I could say..., this is the episode for you. 

You'll also hear some of Erica's insider tips for getting started in design and you'll be able to find out the details of our butter dish challenge. #getexcited

Thank you Erica! Sending big, wet, sloppy kisses your way! 

 

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Connect with Erica:
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Erica's column on HGTV

Vintage Shop Camp

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