And we're back… after life threw some curveballs. Susan started a new job and needed some time to get her brain refocused on creativity. Dan took spring break off to hang out with the kiddo and go flying with his dad. Lots of running around doing parent stuff.Read More
Week three of a winter plague has hit the house right along with the blizzard of the century (so far). We've been scrambling to keep life moving forward despite being snowed in, and have spent lots of time creating. We've had four days of snowbound solitude, sledding and working on projects. It's apartment camping at its finest.Read More
Susan and Dan are catching up at the end of 2015 after a crazy December full of holidays, family stuff and life. Artomatic 2015 has closed. We discuss our thoughts about creativity looking ahead to 2016. Susan is determined to find the secret sauce of work-life-creativity balance.Read More
December is here and we're dragging a bit under the weight of the impending holidays and related fun. Dan has been learning how to edit the podcast and conquering the learning curve. Susan has been prepping for the holidays, a 6th birthday party and tons of craziness at work. The kiddo's birthday party will be a Crafty theme, and Susan has been working on an assortment of crafts for the birthday.
Dan thinks that the dragging part is just an expected part of the creative process, and that cranking through production does with any project after the initial spark has passed. But this isn't the exciting and fun part of creativity, so it isn't often talked about - the ups and downs of the creative process.Read More
Post Thanksgiving long-weekend relaxation and Happy Birthday to Dan! Dan is exploring color and Susan is preparing for Christmas while trying not to let her weaving inspiration die. They discuss Family Craft Night and creative motivation through "process" and "product" goals.Read More
Susan and Dan introduce themselves, their creative inspirations and how they got started in their creative endeavors. They also discuss why they have decided to document their creative processes publicly through the podcast.Read More