Category: Creative Living Podcast

Creative Living with Jamie: Jeanne Oliver



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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 266): Interview with Jeanne Oliver

What if good enough was perfect? What if you let yourself learn along the way? That’s what artist and designer Jeanne Oliver did as she rediscovered her creative self. On this week’s podcast, Jeanne shares how she learned to trust her own gifts and stepped into creating an authentic online business with boldness and faith.

Jeanne is married to her dream maker, Kelly, and the mother to three funny and creative kiddos. She home schools her children even though she has tried to get out of it a few times. You can often find her hiking in her state of Colorado, making creative messes in her studio and finding an excuse to have another cup of coffee.

She speaks and teaches all around the country and sometimes she even gets to cross the pond. She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash up of family, art, teaching and design. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions.

Connect with Jeanne Oliver

Website:  JeanneOliver.com
Creative Network: The Jeanne Oliver Creative Network
Instagram: @jeanneoliver
Facebook:  Jeanne Oliver Designs
Pinterest: @jeanneo

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Sam Bennett

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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 265): Interview with Sam Bennett

What if you could turn your whole life around from right where you are? I chat with Sam Bennett, author of Start Right Where You Are, about she did just that!

Sam Bennett is the author of Start Right Where You Are and Get It Done. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.

Connect with Sam Bennett

Website:  The Organized Artist Company
Facebook: Organized Artist Company
Book Site:  Start Right Where You Are
Sam’s Books: Get it Done and Start Right Where You Are.

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Mario A. Robinson

Artist Mario A Robinson on Creative Living with Jamie



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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 264): Interview with Mario A. Robinson

How do you pour love into a  painting? That’s the impossible question I asked artist Mario A. Robinson after his portraits made me cry. I’m delighted he was willing to answer this question and many more on Creative Living with Jamie.

Mario studied at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Early in his development, he began looking to the great masters for inspiration and technical insight. An avid student of realism, he studied the elemental principles of painting by exploring the work and technique of Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Degas. However, it was the work of 19th and 20th century American artists that provided Robinson with the strongest stylistic foundation, helping him forge and define his own artistic sensibility.

Connect with Mario Andres Robinson

Website: MarioARobinson.com
Facebook: Mario A Robinson
Instagram: @MarioARobinson
Mario’s Book: Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: a Contemporary Approach to Painting People and Places in the Classical Tradition.
Mario’s Online Class on Craftsy: Painting Realistic Watercolors

Truth – the documentary mentioned in the podcast

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Mou Saha



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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 263): Interview with Mou Saha

Do you shy away from showing your own artistry? Have you been tempted to give up your creative dreams? Mixed media artist Mou Saha shares what she’s learned about staying the course and her prolific and positive creative life will encourage you to do the same!

Mou Saha is a mixed media artist who has been widely featured in industry publications, appeared on TV shows and taught workshops around the States and abroad. as well as online for Creativebug, Big Picture Classes, Online Art Classes, Donna Downey Studios and more. Mou has also illustrated her own coloring books. Currently, she lives in Chester, New Jersey with her family.

Connect with Mou Saha

Website: MouSaha.com
Facebook Live Video: Creating Art Journal Pages
Studio Shop:  Mou Saha Shop (You can buy Mou’s coloring books and art prints here)
Mou’s Creativebug: Art Journaling: Mixed Media on Paper by Mou Saha 
Newsletter sign up: Mou sends out weekly newsletters. Sign up here.
Instagram: @mou.saha.studio
Facebook: Mou Saha Studio
YouTube:  Mou Saha
Pinterest: @Mou_Saha
Twitter:@MouSaha

Remember, we have a Special Offer from Creativebug for Creative Living with Jamie listeners!

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Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Courtney Cerruti

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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 262): Interview with Courtney Cerruti

Lately I’ve been wondering whether there’s value in dreaming impossible dreams, and that’s where the conversation starts this week. It seems an appropriate question since my guest, Courtney Cerruti, is one of those creatives who seems to do six impossible things before breakfast! She and I talk about creative productivity, finding your own artistic voice and why it’s worthwhile to do things that are scary!

Maker extraordinaire, Courtney is an artist, author, collaborator and shop owner. Her books, Playing with Image Transfers,  Washi Tape 101 and Playing With Surface Design been translated into Italian, French, German, Spanish and Chinese. Courtney teaches workshops all over the country and online at Creativebug.com. Her work has been featured on Oh Happy Day, Design Sponge, the SF Chronicle, Instagram, The Jealous Curator and BuzzFeed among others. She makes something everyday

Connect with Courtney Cerruti

Website: courtneycerruti.com
Instagram: @ccerruti
Shop: Long Weekend Store

Courtney’s Books

Playing with Image Transfers
Washi Tape 101
Playing With Surface Design

Courtney’s Special Offer for Creative Living with Jamie Listeners!

Click here to sign up for your  introductory month free with the Creative Living with Jamie discount code CREATE.

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re

here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Dar Hosta James

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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 261): Interview with Dar Hosta James

What will it take for you to believe me when I tell you that you’re creative? That’s the question I start with this week before diving into a fascinating conversation with artist Dar Hosta James. Dar shares how she became an accidental artist and cobbled together a rich and diverse creative life.

Dar (Hosta) James is a painter of trees, a collage artist, a writer and illustrator of children’s picture books, a creative project manager, a designer, a teacher of both children and adults, a speaker on creativity and education, a creativity life coach and a certified educator for GOLDEN Artist Colors.

Dar is the daughter of an artist with an exploration in visual arts that has been life long, self-motivated and self-taught.  After a brief stint as a high school teacher, she became a stay at home mom in rural Ohio where she discovered a love of collage while spending days at home with her two, young sons though, later, she would continue working in education through writing and art as a visiting author, an artist in residence and a national speaker on creativity in education. In 2003, after a move to central New Jersey, Dar started an independent publishing company, Brown Dog Books, which became a platform for her own illustrated children’s books. Of her life as an artist, she says, “Art has become a metaphor for my life… my life has become a metaphor for my art… in both areas, I try to look for what is working and how to make it all more fun. The two feed each other.”

Connect with Dar James

Website: www.darsworld.com
Instagram: @indarsworld

Dar’s Special Offer!

Save $10 on a pair of Dar’s stunning yoga pants with the discount code TAKE10.

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re

here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.

Creative Living with Jamie: Oto Kano

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Creative Living with Jamie (episode 260): Interview with Oto Kano

What if you left the shoulds behind in favour of what comes easily? That’s exactly what Oto Kano did when she decided to become an artist.  Step by step, she moved from a life full of shoulds to one that worked with her bipolar instead of against it. In this episode, Oto shares how she made the transition from feeling guilty about doing what she loved to truly owning her gifts.

Oto Kano is a Japanese-British abstract painter and jewellery designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work focuses on encapsulating chance encounter of colours, and her bipolar. She paints the energy she sees in her mind during depression and mania. She moved away from her university lecturing job teaching computer science to becoming an artist at 36, in order to follow a creative life that worked with her bipolar, not against.

A Little Note Regarding the Audio: Despite an unexpected power outtage, I managed to get this week’s episode to you. I record the extro on the fly so it sounds a little rougher than usual. I hope the message gets to you all the same!

Connect with Oto Kano

Website: Oto Kano
Facebook: Oto Kano
Instagram: @otokano_art

Shine a Light ~ Spread the Magic

Whether this is the first episode that you’ve listened to or we’ve been hanging out for years, I am so glad that you’re here.  I love knowing that we’re hanging out in your studio, folding your laundry or that we’re hanging out while you’re walking your dog or going to work. Wherever you are and however you listen, I want you to know, I cherish you. And if you cherish this show, if it has been a blessing to your creative life, please spread the magic! Take a moment to leave a positive rating or review on iTunes. Share the podcast with your friends! You really can make a difference by shining a light on the show so that it can be found by other creative hearts just like you.