090: Back to Business

 

Today’s podcast is all about working smarter, not harder.  I’ve been taking my business apart — looking at how I spend my time and what my business actually does.  On today’s podcast, I talk all about what I’ve been doing behind-the-scenes; the ways in which I’m trying to make my business fit my life.  Working from home is complicated and I tend to be a workaholic.  I’m trying to avoid burnout and do my best along the way!

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Some references for you from the podcast:

  • This is the book.
  • This is the batching podcast.  (She also wrote a blog post about it.)
  • This is the post about my Bullet Journal.
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089: The Art of Pairing with Jenn Mason

 

I’m super excited about today’s podcast because it’s one of our few repeat guests.  Mom and I have been doing this podcast since 2011!!!  And we’ve only ever had a few people loop back during that time.  Today’s guest is Jenn Mason, the former Editor-in-Chief of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.  Jenn and I have been friends for many many years:

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As I’m sure you can tell from the photos, we share a goofy sense of humor.  And here she is now in her new home, Curds & Co.
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And here are a few photos I pulled from the Curdbox instagram:

If you’d like to learn more about Jenn’s Curdbox kickstarter, click HERE.  If you’d like to listen to an episode of the Curdcast, click HERE.
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088: Big House Craft Project

 

As you probably know, the biggest craft project I’m working on is a home renovation.  And renovation doesn’t really seem to cover what it is.  It’s kind of building a new house inside of the old house shell.  Here are a few pics of the before and current situation:

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It’s going to be amazing some day.  I can’t wait!  Thanks for stopping by!

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087: Dina Wakley Media

 

I’m so pleased to share a chat I recently had with my friend, Dina Wakley

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Dina is a mixed-media artist and teacher.

She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. She has been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004.  She believes in writing yourself down, expressing yourself, and making your mark on the world.
As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more.
Dina lives in Arizona with her husband and 3 boys (affectionately termed “the fellas”). With a love of teaching and traveling, Dina travels the world to teach and share her art passion with students on every continent.
Finally, here is a quick video of Dina and me from one of the many times when she was a guest on Make it Artsy!
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086: Creativation 2019

 

I’m back from Creativation — aka the craft industry’s annual industry-only trade show.  This year I planned ahead and Mom and I did half the podcast before our trip and half the podcast after our trip.  I get pretty deep into some thoughts on the state of the industry in this one.  I hope you enjoy it!

A few photos from the show:

FlowerWall-wmThe photo wall at the back of the Brother booth.
Lemonadestand-wmMy demo station.
Demoing-wmDoing my thing.
Stencils-wmEyes closed, but so many new stencils!  Yay!

MeinWindow-wmOne of the photos of me that was by the registration desk.

 

Also, you can watch this week’s vlog to see some video from Creativation:
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