I talk!

Last week I was interviewed by Jamie Ridler for her podcast series. I packed a whole lot of words into about 15 minutes about creativity in my life.
a necklace I made yesterday, photo by Lily

The questions she posed were essentially these:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your creative life.
How do you invite your creativity out to play?
As a creative person, what do you find to be your biggest challenge and how do you overcome it?
What advice would you give to people who want to express more creativity in their lives?
What's next for you?
Where can people find you?

So follow this link to hear the full podcast.

(Super unprofessional disclaimer: I have a hard time listening to the sound of my voice. As I am posting this I have only listened to about 30 seconds of my part of the podcast. Jamie sounds great, but from me all I could hear was 'like' and 'um'. So I turned it off. But Shannon listened and said it sounds like me, and she should know we are on the phone every day.)

I really appreciate Jamie taking the time to include me in her very full line up of wonderful, creative women. For a full list go here.

At the end of the podcast I mention 2 places to find me in March:

1) Over at CRESCENDOh's 'The Good Coach' series, talking about motherhood and art with kids.

2) Leading one of ten online workshops at the Wishstudio's - wishBig eCamp. It is an amazing line up of teachers, including Jamie Ridler. It is on march 21 – march 27, 2011. For details and to sign up go here.

My workshop is on creating and decorating an Artistic Vision Statement, which is a vital tool in keeping your art fires burning, especially when you have little kids in your life.


  1. I really enjoyed listening to your interview. I listened to it while prepping my crock pot dinner, which was inspired by Donna at Comin' Home, and putting groceries away. It was very inspiring. I can never hear these things too much. I always come away with something new and a new resolve every time I hear you speak. And thank you for the great ideas of ways to share art with children and the art book recommendations over at Crescendo. Looks like a great list. I'll have to check some of them out.

  2. Shona..this was a wonderful interview! I so enjoyed hearing you talk about working creativity into your busy life as a mother of so many little ones. You really inspired me! I'm so guilty of being too tired to do anything but watch a movie. I am determined to start using that time to work on my fabric art. I am having a lovely time with my photography though and have signed up for a weekly digital photography class. :o) Last week's assignment was detail. I finally figured out how to change the ISO speed on my point and shoot camera. Weee! I'm trying to get better at my food photos and have been reading tips left and right. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Donna @ Comin' Home

    Thanks for encouraging us!

  3. It was such a joy to talk to you and to hear the way you've brought your creativity to life. Your words and your voice are reaching into people's hearts and inspiring them to do the same. Thank you so much for being a great guest on the show!

  4. Thank you all. Jamie, you are an awesome host and so good to include me in your amazing line up.


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