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How She Creates Ep 208: Dance

Listen to this inspiring interview with dancer and arts educator about following the creative process. Click through to listen.
This week is another very important and special episode. I want this podcast to keep shining lights on women who are doing incredible things for the world and this episode is the perfect example of that. This week I am interviewing my, in real life, friend Abby. We taught a Zumba class together in Korea and I fell in love with her and her sweet family. They are kind, generous, selfless and oh so creative! Abby shares all about the creative process when it comes to expressing your creativity through dance. Her wisdom and words transcend all art forms and will inspire you to break a little more free in your creative work and be bold in your self expression. Abby talks about inspiration gathering, using your mistakes to grow, how to take on a new creative challenge (like dance) as an adult, and how creativity and dance helps heal our souls. She shares about their incredible plan to move to Nepal to be teacher trainers and to bring arts and healing to the community there.

 

A note about learning more and partnering with Abby & Ross for their work in Nepal: 
If you are as excited and intrigued as I am about the Williamsons journey to Nepal they would like to invite you to fill out the “Join Us” form on our website and receive our newsletter and/or more info. They would love to keep in touch through their newsletter with stories from Nepal and can share how you can support them on this journey. Be sure to tell them you found them via How She Creates!

 

How She Creates Challenge

This week we want to see how you express your creativity through dance! Get out there and try a dance class or just turn on some good jams and get moving. Share a photo or video (!!) with us using the hashtag #howshecreates.

 
Now, go listen and enjoy the show!

 

Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Abby Williamson is an arts educator and cheese enthusiast. She hails from Chapel Hill, NC but has lived in many places including Seattle, Houston, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Seoul, Korea. Abby has had some incredible opportunities (thank you Lord) to teach dance, creative writing, and poetry in some unique places and spaces. Abby loves merging her passions for the arts, other cultures, and mentorship to see students grow into stronger leaders and learners. She and her husband, Ross, are preparing to move to Nepal this coming summer to work with the Kathmandu International Study Centre’s EQUIP program. EQUIP works with teachers, students, and communities in areas of creative problem-solving and critical thinking to raise the level of education in Nepal. They have an opinionated, curious, hilarious one-year-old son named Jude.

Connect with Abby:
Blog · Instagram · Newsletter

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 

Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

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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 

Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

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How She Creates Ep: 206 Creative Research with Crystal Moody

Listen to creative guru, Crystal Moody, who completes a daily creative project, share her best tips for time management, creative research, inspiration, creativity and more on the creative podcast How She Creates.
I am so honored to have Crystal back on the podcast again this season! Crystal writes one of the most inspiring email newsletters I read each week and I am so happy that she agreed to share her process for creative research with us. In this episode Crystal shares about going to the library – not the internet- for inspiration, reading habits, researching, prioritizing your time, creative habits, the benefit of art communities and so much more. Listen in as she has some great advice to help you move your creative work to have more meaning and to tell the story to help draw in your audience. Plus! There is a giveaway for this week’s How She Creates Challenge!

Now, go listen and enjoy the show!

Win the Year Of Creative Habits Book

To celebrate Crystal’s new book that is coming out in mid November, we are giving away a copy! Here’s how to win: Get off your computer and go do some in-real-life research and then make something inspired by it. Share your creation on instagram, tag @crystalmoody and @laurenlikesblog and use the hashtag #howshecreates. Next Monday, on the podcast, I will choose and announce a winner who will receive a copy of Crystal’s new book as soon as it launches!

Fine Print: Giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere. You must listen to next weeks episode to hear the announcement and the winner will need to email me to claim their prize. Giveaway closes November 13th, 2017.

Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Crystal Moody is a former art and math teacher. In December of 2013, she was inspired by her 4 year-old daughter’s huge pile of artwork. She challenged herself to build her own creative habits by doing one little, creative thing each day. In 2014 she made a drawing every day, often photographing it with her breakfast. In 2015, she painted each day. You can follow her journey or even join her year of creative habits at crystalmoody.com.

Connect with Crystal:
Blog · Instagram · Year of Creative Habits

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 

Thank you so much to our sponsor: Get Messy Art Journal!

Get Messy is an art journal community designed to help you become the artist you desire to be and to meet your creative BFFs. Get Messy will teach you the foundations of art journaling and, every day, help you add a new creative tool into your art toolbox with art prompts, tutorials, inspiration and more. The best part of Get Messy is by far the private community where you can ask any art questions you have, make friends and participate in fun, worldwide artist events like material swaps, collaborative journals and more. To help you get started with your art journaling journey Get Messy has 3 free classes for you: Introduction to Art Journaling (beginners), Elevate Your Art (intermediate) and How To Find Your Style (all levels). Sign up for Get Messy’s newsletter below to receive instant access to all three courses.

Connect with Get Messy
Newsletter · Website · Shop · Instagram