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Be Createfull

By Jo Ellis and Madison Hale
Be Createfull is a podcast about finding fullness through creativity. Join Jo and Madison as they explore all the ways creativity enriches daily life.
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13. Barriers to Creativity

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14. Createfull Holiday Musings
Real tree or fake? White or colored lights? Did Santa wrap your presents? This week, we're talking about random holiday memories for our childhoods, how we celebrate  now, and the role creativity plays in it all. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-14/
52:27
November 23, 2020
13. Barriers to Creativity
There are hundreds of things that keep us from being creative. This week, we knock down internal and external barriers that keep getting in our way. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-13/
57:50
November 16, 2020
12. Benefits of Creativity
Phew! 2020 has been a wild ride. We're following up with previous conversations about creativity as a therapeutic stress management tool with more discussion about some of the ways we currently benefit from creative expression.    Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-12/
55:36
November 9, 2020
11. The Creative Process
We're always saying "creativity isn't about the product, it's about the process", but what does that even mean? This week, we each outline key steps in our creative process and the feelings that go along with them.  Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-11/
1:00:39
November 2, 2020
10. Stress Management & Self Care
Following up to last week's episode with Stephanie, we're talking the role of creativity in stress management and self care.  Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-10/
51:48
October 26, 2020
09. Creativity as a Therapeutic Outlet
We have our first guest on Be Createfull this week! Stephanie O'Brian is bringing all her expertise as a licensed counselor to help us understand how creativity can be a therapeutic outlet. We talk about Stephanie's experiences at Make.Do. as well as her work with sexual assault survivors and low income high school students. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-9/
1:01:18
October 19, 2020
08. Creative Pet Peeves
We needed a palette cleanser after last week's episode about social tension. This conversation about pet peeves gave us plenty of opportunity to release some pent up frustration. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-8/
57:45
October 12, 2020
07. Creativity & Social Tension
Y'all, this was a tough one. We tried to stay focused on how creativity can help us navigate social tension while leaving our own opinions and biases out of the conversation. In this episode, you'll hear us stumble to find the right words, struggle to speak through tears, and wrestle with our own inflammatory instincts. We forgot to say things we wanted to mention. We'll probably step on some toes. Still, I hope you find some comfort in our imperfect conversation. We are grateful for you! Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-7/
1:02:44
October 5, 2020
06. Myths of Creativity
There are a lot of myths we believe about creativity. Whether someone is a seasoned "creative" or just beginning to explore creativity, these lies are major barriers to being createfull. Here are some of the myths we (and our Make.Do. class participants) have believed about creativity.  Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-6/
49:00
September 28, 2020
05. Letting Go of Perfect
We're following up to last week's episode about perfectionism with ten practical tips on how to let go of the need to be perfect.  Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-5/
39:03
September 21, 2020
04. The Problem with Perfect
Perfectionism is one of the biggest barriers to being createfull. In this episode, we're taking a deep dive into the "problem with perfect" through the lens of our own experiences, struggles we see among participants at Make.Do., and how the creativity helps us overcome perfectionism. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-4/
51:02
September 14, 2020
03. How To Be a Good Beginner
We're following up last week's episode with some practical steps that have helped us be good beginners. They won't make you an overnight success, but hopefully you will be encouraged to try something new! Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-3/
23:02
September 7, 2020
02. You Gotta Start Somewhere
Julie Andrews taught us that the beginning is a "very good place to start"... but being a beginner isn't always easy. We have a lot of experience being beginners through our work at Make.Do. As Jo says, "We're in the business of being beginners." In this episode, we share some of our own experiences as beginners, obstacles that keep people from trying something new, and a few "takeaways" for the next time we find ourselves at the beginning. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-2/
52:03
August 31, 2020
01. A Createfull Introduction | Meet Jo Ellis and Madison Hale
It's finally here... the very first episode of Be Createfull, Make.Do.'s new podcast about finding fullness through creativity. This is the obligatory introduction episode. Find out more about us (Jo and Madison), how we met, Make.Do.'s origin story, and what motivated us to start a podcast. Thank you to Craig Hutson for our createfull theme music! Listen to more of Craig's music on Spotify. Connect with Make.Do. on Instagram (@makedocreate), Facebook (Make.Do.Searcy), and YouTube (Make.Do. Creative Studio) Find show notes at makedocreate.org/episode-1/
29:24
August 19, 2020