Dear Handmade Life

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Creativity as a Way Through with Lisa Bardot. Lisa and I talk about how drawing helped her through a difficult time, the importance of expressing yourself through creativity, the effect the pandemic and its trauma had on making, how to get star
Building an engaged audience with writer and artist Nica Tanaka of Kwento by Nica. Nica and I talk about creating an emotional connection with your audience, figuring out your ideal of successful growth and engagement, how your worth is not you
There’s so much I had to learn the hard way because the resources that we have now just didn’t exist when I started. I want you to learn the easy way, gleaning lessons from my missteps and success. That's why in today’s episode, I'm sharing thr
Thinking like a CEO with Mentor Mama Bear and Creative Strategist Ana Manzano of Go Forth and Hustle. Ana and I chat about scaling up your business, the grant she won that changed her business, delegating, working towards a growth mindset and m
With our Camp Dear Handmade Life around the corner, I wanted to share some tips for you to make meaningful connections at virtual events. While we do everything we can to help you grow your community at Camp DHL, we can’t do everything, so here
Discovering and loving your style with painter and sewist Katie Kortman. Katie and I chat about discovering and embracing your style, dealing with criticism, sourcing inspiration without copying, motherhood, how to be an example of self-love fo
In this solo episode I’m sharing four secrets to goal-getting that have helped me make big and small but meaningful transformations in my life and business. I’m also sharing about some highlights of Camp Dear Handmade Life, our six-week at-home
Embracing fear with artist and author Meera Lee Patel. Meera and I talk about using fear as a tool & teacher and embracing it, what it’s like to be a first-time mama, living with anxiety and OCD, how to push past fear in your creativity and bus
The Secret I've Been Keeping & 5 Ways to Build Your Brand Through Events (Bonus episode) In this solo episode I’m sharing about the how attending events has impacted my life and business and been my biggest growth accelerator. I’m also letting
Diversity & Cultural Transformation in the Maker Community with Monica Tetteh of Black makers Matter and That’s Sew Monica. Monica and I talk about her journey as a creative, inclusion in the sewing and craft communities, how small business own
Veering off from our usual interview format, this unique episode is a LIVE unscripted coaching session. I brought our operations manager Spaulding in to join me on the podcast so I could answer her questions as she embarks on starting her handm
Uncovering Your Brand Story & Expertise with personal branding strategist Maya Elious. I talk with Maya about discovering your impact zone where your natural abilities converge with your purpose, passion and profession, how uncovering and shari
Have you ever felt the starving artist mentality? Do you feel like your finances are in order? Today on our podcast, I’m chatting with bookkeeper and financial coach Ean of Moxie Bookkeeping about money mindset shifts and financial management t
Marketing & Community with marketing expert Pete Davis of Ampjar. Pete shares his biggest marketing tip for makers and how Ampjar helps brands grow authentically by focusing on community and karmic marketing, plus we explore our mutual love for
We’re taking a break from the podcast for a bit to do some behind the scenes work here at Dear Handmade Life as well as get some quality time in with family including our new baby Luca! Check out our archives for over 100 episodes and we’ll see
Time management with writer, artist and art book editor Bridget Watson Payne. We talk about how to find hidden pockets of time, time management from a cultural perspective, aligning your to-do list with your values and ethics, techniques to tac
This week on the Dear Handmade Life podcast I’m chatting about Embracing Balance not Busyness with Ciji Tatum Townsend. We talk about our personal histories with familial busyness, how to discover break down your balance barriers, how to begin
Instagram insights with illustrator Becky Helms of The Pink Samurai. Becky and I chat about dealing with social media overwhelm, creating content for Instagram, batching your work, growing your following organically, the importance of determini
Parenting and Creative Business with self-taught oil painter Erika Lee Sears. Erika and I chat about trying to be a good parent instead of a perfect one, what her schedule looks like (aka how she squeezes everything in), her daily art practice,
Life and Business Transitions with design and photography educator Chaitra Radhakrishna. Chaitra and I talk about her big leaps and transitions including moving from India to the United States, leaving a corporate job to start her own business
Radical Self Acceptance & Online Authenticity with Natalie Keller Pariano. I chat with Natalie about body positivity, childhood trauma and teasing, coping with chronic illness, dealing with push back and negativity online, weaving your personal
Coping with Crisis in Business with Sallie Miller and Gwen Gunheim of Miracle Plum. This is the third episode in our limited series where I chat with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and even
Coping with Crisis in Business with Phoebe Sherman of Girl Gang Craft. This is the second episode in our limited series where I chat with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and even thrive duri
Coping with Crisis in Business with Lela Barker of Lucky Break Consulting. This is the first episode in our limited series where I’ll be chatting with inspiring business owners that are pushing themselves and their businesses to survive and eve
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