Summary: Launched as part of #the100dayproject, 100 Creatives is a podcast on a mission to chat with one hundred creative folks about their work and what makes them tick. This show is for those who are obsessed with handmade and homemade, artists, writers, makers, creative entrepreneurs, savvy side hustlers, weekend warriors and those who just enjoy a good crafternoon. Hosted by Sally Harris. Fuelled by caffeine.
Here we are - the end of 2018 and wrapping up Season Three is upon us. Progress towards reaching the magic 100 episodes is slow, but steady. Sally reflects on the season and there is a special bonus chat about seasonal creativity with Anna.
Sally and Anna discuss the importance of learning new creative skills and how they do it.
Sally and Alyssa talk all things supplies and their workspaces.
Leanne and Sally talk about all of their favourite creative reads. We suggest you take a look at: Frankie Magazine Click magazine if you’re into photography 1000 Books before School Mollie Makes magazine #whomademyclothes Karla Cola makes beautiful clothes Essentialism with Greg McKeown Austin Kleon Flow with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Save the Cat is the best book for plotting By the Book podcast and The Curated Closet
Sally talks all things self care for creatives and challenges you to ask yourself the following questions when considering you own self-care routines: Have you eaten? Have you drunk enough water? Have you exercised? Have you slept enough? Have you tidied? Have you socialised? Have you celebrated?
In this episode, Sally and Brooklyn talk about all of the many things they wish they knew how to do.
Sally and Alyssa talk about trying new creative things that they have tried - the good and the bad - and why they feel it is important to try new things in the pursuit of creativity.
Brooklyn and Sally chat about how they deal with distractions. Sally has just finished reading Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and it is amazing. Our favourite phrase this episode: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your mental load? Do you use Google Calendar? Do you think anyone ever wished they spent more looking at Instagram on their death bed? (I love this Tracey Ullman sketch about it!)
Anna wishes she was better at drawing things that look exactly like the thing they are meant to be. Dancing is something that Sally wishes she was better at. Coordination is not exactly her strong point now as an adult. Anna has tried pottery and it wasn’t for her. Elise Blaha Cripe (who was on the show back in Episode 50) went through a pottery phase and made it look totally doable. Sally’s nemesis is crochet. This is the daisy pattern blanket that Sally wants to be able to make, but there is a big gap between her level of skill and the skill needed to make this blanket!
In this episode, Sally and Lauren talk all things social media - the things they do, the things they don’t and all of their favourite hints and tips.
Leanne would love to have an exhibit at the National Gallery. We have an amazing branch of it here in Victoria - the NGV. She would also like to work with Australian author Mem Fox. (Her book Possum Magic is one of my favourites!) Sally would love to collaborate with Andy Griffiths who writes the funniest stories for Middle Grade readers. (Plus, get your copy of Double Felix and I’ll send you a free bookplate for it!) Leanne thinks Twig & Olive Photography is amazing and Ashlee Gadd of Coffee and Crumbs takes beautiful photos too. Joy Cho of Oh Joy! is one of Sally’s all time favourites. Do you think she should start doing “outfit of the day'“ Joy style? Also Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY is just gorgeous. Have to tried Demeter scents? Would you like to smell like grass? Kitten fur? Wet garden? Thankyou are doing some amazing things too and their work is world changing. Have you come across Samantha Gash or Alexandra Hemingsley? Do you find exercise helps you in your creative work? Also - if the BBC wants to work with Sally on anything, they should definitely get in touch.
Sally and Anna talk about their memories of creativity in their childhood. Anna loved the untapped potential of journals. Do you have a favourite notebook or journal now? Sally has become particularly particular about her favourites. (These Paperchase ones are her fave - good line size and paper quality combined!) Sally loved the Useful Box that her mother put together inspired by the television show ‘Play School’. Have you seen it? Do you think working with your hands makes a difference to how well you can remember something? Do you think just working creativity using technology will have an impact on the creativity of children growing up now?
Episode 64: What are the best and worst bits of being a creative?
Episode 63: Welcome to Season Three
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