How She Creates: Ep 207 Encouraging Creativity

Listen to this fun conversation with Art Feeds Founder Meg to learn more about Art Feeds and feeding your creativity. Click through to listen to the full episode of How She Creates.
Today’s episode is super special. I believe that I am here in this world to do good and elevate others who are doing amazing things. This weeks episode is one of those moments for sure. Get Messy has been supporting Art Feeds for years and I am so glad we have finally been able to sit down and let others in on how incredible this organization is. They are bringing art to kids in need and we could not be more proud to have a very small hand in that. In our conversation today, Art Feeds founder Meg, shares the Art Feeds story, how she prioritizes her own creativity while working a crazy demanding job, tips for encouraging creativity in kids and ways that you can help bring art + healing to kids near you.

Now, go listen and enjoy the show!


Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Meg Bourne created Art Feeds, an organization that believes that all children are curious, imaginative, innovative, creative and our greatest resource. To fuel this creativity and expression, Art Feeds offers arts programming in partnership with schools and children’s organizations. Meg started  Art Feeds at the age of 19 in 2009 has been instrumental in the recovery of Joplin children and generated innovative programs now used for children worldwide. Meg has now worked with over 5,000 volunteers and 36,000 children. Meg is a fan of sour patch kids, being an aunt, and bad dance moves.

Connect with Meg:
Website· Art Feed’s Instagram · Meg’s Instagram · Email ·

About Art Feeds

Art Feeds has provided therapeutic art and creative education in Joplin, MO, Carthage, MO, Neosho, MO, Springdale, AR, Noel, MO, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bentonville, AR, Moore, OK, Jackson, NJ, Estes Park, CO, and international programming in Cambodia, Ghana and Honduras. She has facilitated the creation of 32 student designed murals and creative change resonating community wide. Meg was awarded the 15 Under 40 by the Joplin Regional Business Journal in 2015, Most Influential Women Honoree by Joplin Regional Business Journal 2014, Missouri Arts Award in Arts Education 2014, was a finalist on VH1’s 2012 Do Something Awards, represented 1 of 25 causes nationwide honored in NBC’s 2012 American Giving Awards, was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2011, has been in New York Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, AXS TV, HuffPost Live, TEDx Hendrix College, Teen Vogue and Fast Company.

Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

Connect with Lauren:
Blog · Instagram · Courses · Pinterest 

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2 thoughts on “How She Creates: Ep 207 Encouraging Creativity

  1. Jenny

    I am so looking forward listening to this episode! I just wanted you to be aware of that the Facebook link for Meg links to January Jewelry and that was some episodes earlier, wasn’t it?


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