Episode 25: Beauty Back
In today's episode Erin discusses the idea of why art matters even in sad and uncertain times. Maybe even ESPECIALLY in sad and uncertain times. Erin refers to teacher and Franciscan Priest Richard Rohr and discusses his book the Naked Now. Rohr writes about a mantra, "Beauty Back," that he developed with help from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins called, "the Golden Echo." How you can find the book and poem discussed on today's show: Link to the Richard Rohr's book: The Naked Now Link to the full poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins: https://hopkinspoetry.com/poem/the-leaden-echo-and-the-golden-echo/ How you can follow Erin's art: Link to Erin's email sign-up and personal art website: Sign up here! Link to keep up with Erin's social media pages: https://instagram.com/barnandtown How you can follow the show: Website: https://thankyouformakingthat.com Social Media: https://instagram.com/thankyouformakingthat
May 02, 2022
Episode 24: All Things Go
Erin kicks off Season 2 of Thank You For Making That by discussing how seasons help us welcome new things: mindsets, patterns and creativity. Website: https://thankyouformakingthat.com Social Media: https://instagram.com/thankyouformakingthat
April 14, 2022
Episode 23: The Road Trip Survival Guide with Rob Taylor
Episode 23: The Road Trip Survival Guide with Rob Taylor In this episode, Erin talks with Founder and Editor of the 2traveldads.com, the "original LGBT family blog." Rob is a dad, husband and all-around amazing human. He is also the author of two books, the Road Trip Survival Guide and the Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids. You can find Rob and family on social media and via the 2 Travel Dads website where Rob and Husband Chris share glimpses of their family life on (and off) the road. Links to social are below along with a few links to great trip guides and resources from the 2traveldads website. Road Trip Survival Guide Wisconsin Road Trip Road Trip Themes Oregon Loop Road Trip California Coast Road Trip Georgia Coast Road Trip
December 24, 2021
BONUS Episode: Child Artist Exercise with Lara Hopkin
Learn how to invite your child artist into your current art practice. Erin and her sister Lara Hopkin share their own real life exercise in this special bonus episode.
April 07, 2021
Episode 21: Life is Sweet with Lara Hopkin
In this episode, Erin welcomes her sister, Lara Hopkin! Lara talks about life as a nurse, “cookier” and mom and gives listeners a few tips for starting without supplies. Lara shares some of her favorite cookie decorating inspirations. * * Cookie artists mentioned in the show: https://www.arloscookies.com/ http://sweetjosiebakes.com/ https://www.hanielas.com/ * * Here is how you can follow Erin and the Thank You For Making That podcast: * Podcast: https://thankyouformakingthat.com https://www.facebook.com/thankyouformakingthat/ https://www.instagram.com/thankyouformakingthat/ * Erin: * https://www.facebook.com/Barnandtown/ https://www.instagram.com/barnandtown/ * If you are listening, do you have a story to share? Do you want to be on an episode of Thank You For Making That? Get in touch! Send me a note to email@example.com
March 31, 2021
Episode 20: Be Your Own Guide
Erin guides listeners through a short exercise designed to connect us with a younger part of our creative selves. Erin suggests grabbing a journal and sitting in a quiet spot for a few minutes as you participate in the exercise. Here is how you can follow Erin and the Thank You For Making That podcast: Podcast: https://thankyouformakingthat.com https://www.facebook.com/thankyouformakingthat/ https://www.instagram.com/thankyouformakingthat/ Erin: https://www.facebook.com/Barnandtown/ https://www.instagram.com/barnandtown/ If you are listening, do you have a story to share? Do you want to be on an episode of Thank You For Making That? Get in touch! Send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24, 2021
Episode 19: Adam Pinkham + Offset Cider Works
Adam Pinkham, Founder of Offset Cider Works joined Erin on the podcast today to talk about craft cider and what it takes to get a creative business off the ground. Adam had some solid truth to share about how to push through criticism and what voices you need to prioritize above the rest. * * Here is how you can follow Adam and Offset: https://offsetciderworks.com https://www.facebook.com/offsetciderworks https://www.instagram.com/offsetciderworks/ Here is how you can follow Erin and the Thank You For Making That podcast: Podcast: https://thankyouformakingthat.com https://www.facebook.com/thankyouformakingthat/ https://www.instagram.com/thankyouformakingthat/ Erin: https://www.facebook.com/Barnandtown/ https://www.instagram.com/barnandtown/ If you are listening, do you have a story to share? Do you want to be on an episode of Thank You For Making That? Get in touch! Send me a note to email@example.com
March 17, 2021
Episode 18: 10 Ways That Art Can Change Your Life
Erin shares ten lessons that art has taught taught her including bravery, patience and integration. Erin asks what should be added to the list and invites listeners to send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.
March 10, 2021
Episode 17: No Expiration Date
In this episode, Erin talks about age. Specifically, she confronts the idea of age as a limitation. Erin is joined by a special co-host, her 10-year-old son, Griffin who shares an early memory of creativity. *** Link to Artists Magazine: https://subscribe.artistsmagazine.com/pcd/Order?iKey=C**V01 Link to #31ordinarydays art challenge: https://www.barnandtown.com/blogs/news/31-ordinary-days
March 03, 2021
Episode 16: Author Andrea Pangilinan Talks Bravery, Jane Austin and Good Words
Today, we talk about bravery. Sometimes art isn’t easy to make. Sometimes the message we have to share or the words we want to write are potentially offensive to someone. How do we push through? How to we put what we are meant to share out into the universe when our subject matter is taboo or controversial? This episode is not explicit but please do note that we discuss the Romance genre and various mature themes. If you have little ears in the room, or are listening in a public space, consider listening to this episode with headphones. To discuss bravery on the episode, we are talking to my friend and romance author Andrea Pangilinan. Andrea writes under the pen name Audrey Ryan. She is a self-described: daydreamer, wife and step-mother, and obsessive story consumer. She studied writing in college, dreamt about becoming a novelist and slowly forgot about it when real life took over. With a particular affection for contemporary retellings, adapting Pride & Prejudice to modern day has always been a dream. When she's not reading and writing, Andrea enjoys talking crazy to her weirdo cat, consuming copious amount of wine and coffee with her girlfriends, and record shopping with her husband. Oh yeah, and there's that small Jane Austen obsession. That doesn't take up any time at all. *** Andrea Pangilinan (Audrey Ryan) Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5332390.Audrey_Ryan Andrea Pangilinan (Audrey Ryan) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Audrey-Ryan/e/B077RTC4SQ?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000 Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview
February 24, 2021
Episode 15: Raise Your Creative Voice
Erin talks about artistic voice and about an artist’s unique perspective including four things that make up an artist’s artistic voice: 1. Memories. 2. Ordinary things. 3. Practice. 4. Skills. * * * Links to artists mentioned throughout the show: - Johannes Vermeer: http://www.essentialvermeer.com - Hilary Pecis https://www.hilarypecis.com - Pedro Pedro http://www.pedroproducts.com - Daniel Gordon: http://www.danielgordonstudio.com If you are listening, do you have a story to share? Do you want to be on an episode of Thank You For Making That? Get in touch! Send me a note to email@example.com
February 17, 2021
Interview with Kelly Sullivan: Art + Chronic Illness
Erin welcomes Kelly Sullivan to the show today to talk about what art can bring to life amidst chronic illness and other challenges. Kelly is a proud mother of 4 boys, Early childhood educator for 18+ years (now retired) and, she says, receiver of Chronic Illness 2 years ago ( Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ M.E.). She says that she is plugging along on this journey called life! Kelly loves the outdoors, learning new things, and watching the wonder in a child's eye as they discover the world around them. Kelly suffers from Myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME which is a chronic post viral illness. According to the ME Action website, the disease is triggered by infection in the majority of patients. ME may be severe: 75% of those affected are unable to work and 25% are homebound or bedridden. ME is a common chronic consequence of viruses, with 10-12% of those with serious infection going on to develop the disease. Kelly reports that the illness is becoming increasingly more common for people who have contracted COVID - a group described by some as “long-haulers.” Please see the ME Action Website for more information and opportunities to get involved: https://www.meaction.net/about/?fbclid=IwAR1nHn6lsrNOL-C_FT3yamwqwnbxjJ7LZXnp5t0IbstJsIVviy5XVxvKB7Q * * * If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review!
February 10, 2021
Rev. Debbie Montzingo: Art & Spirituality
Erin welcomes Pastor Debbie Montzingo to the show. Erin shares that Pastor Montzingo was her high school drama coach and English teacher but today serves as Pastor at Bethany Covenant Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Pastor Debbie received her MDiv from Fuller Seminary in 2013 and was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2018. Pastor Montzingo shares her perspective on creativity as a way to experience God and spirituality. We also heard Pastor Montzingo’s creative “origin story” and enjoyed discussing re-use and recycling objects into new creative projects. Inspiring to say the least! * * * Bethany Covenant Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio where Debbie is the Pastor: https://bethany-covenant.com * * * If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review!
February 03, 2021
Kyle Marty: Dreams Take Flight
In today's episode, Erin talked to Kyle Marty about his creative practice, the things he likes to cook, a kitchen tool he can’t live without and his new business. Order from Fylin' Taco here: https://www.flyintaco.com Find out more about the Culinary Arts programs that Kyle talked about here: https://snoisletech.com/classes/culinary-arts/ and here: https://www.edmonds.edu/programs/clart/default.html Kyle's social media channels: YouTube: The Fylin Taco Show Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyin.taco/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Chef-Kyle-Marty-101811858330294/
January 27, 2021
Episode 11: Leave Blank Space
Erin talks about the importance of things not done both in life and in art. In art, there is a term called “white space,” which refers to the portion of a work of art that is left unmarked. White space brings balance to a piece. Erin tells a story about what she is not doing in her own life and gives a bit of advice about how to tell when your art piece might be finished. As always, Erin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 20, 2021
When 2020 Happens, Start Painting! An Interview with Lynda Homan
Erin talks to podcast guest Lynda Homan about what it looks like to start an art practice. Lynda is a creative human who has spent her life making art in various forms. Lynda recently began painting and talks about what it looks like in her life. Lynda recommends the following painting course by artist Sarah Cray: https://www.letsmakeart.com If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review! * * Erin can be reached at email@example.com
January 13, 2021
The Intentions Episode: 2021 Edition
Erin’s husband Jeremy joins the podcast to talk about intentions for 2021. They laugh and reminisce through lists from past years and admit that not everything on the list gets done! Erin talks about a great documentary that inspired one of the intentions for the year. That documentary is called, Less is Now and is available on Netflix. Link to trailer: https://youtu.be/jn-xbOCZOiQ
January 06, 2021
What Held Up For Me in 2020
Erin talks about the things that held up for her during a year of global pandemic and economic recession. She talks about her art practice and running. Erin goes on to reveal the element that has carried her through this year and a skill that may have been honed by survival brain. Erin acknowledges that many are deeply grieving this year and for some, a reflection is not helpful. If that is you - she offers an ear. As always, Erin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 30, 2020
Christmas Cookie Bonus Episode
Erin talks to the Queen of Christmas cookie-making, her mom Kathy, for a special bonus episode in honor of the Christmas Holiday.
December 24, 2020
Artist Michelle Faber: Art, Healing and the Courage to Create
Erin is joined by Artist Michelle Faber to talk about art, healing and the courage to create. A conversation between artists MUST include art supplies and Michelle shares her favorites. Michelle shares a few favorite artists - featured in the artist spotlight for the week. Be sure to check out links to their work below. This is where you can find Michelle: https://society6.com/michellefaberart IG: https://www.instagram.com/michellefaberart/ Weekly Artist Feature: We featured two artists this week at the recommendation of our episode guest Michelle Faber. Our featured artists are painter Dmitra Milan and musician Felicia Barton. Be sure to check out Jordan’s work via the artist’s website and social media. Dmitra Milan: https://www.instagram.com/dimitramilan/ Felicia Barton: https://www.instagram.com/feliciabarton/ * * * If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review!
December 23, 2020
Local Arts Exec Lorie Hoffman: Cultivating Creativity in 2020 and Beyond
Erin welcomes ShoreLake Arts Executive Director Lorie Hoffman to talk about what 2020 has looked like for artists and how her organization has pivoted to support the creative community during this time. Lorie goes on to talk about what she sees as the lasting legacy of 2020 and gives a book recommendation for creatives. ShoreLake Arts Council website: https://www.shorelinearts.net IG: https://www.instagram.com/slfpac/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLFPAC Book recommendation: Art and Fear Weekly Artist Feature: We featured Jordan Casteel this week. Be sure to check out Jordan’s work via the artist’s website and social media. Website: http://www.jordancasteel.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/jordanmcasteel/ * * * If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review!
December 16, 2020
Artist Justin Hillgrove: Imps, Monsters and Light at the End of the Tunnel
Erin welcomes internationally acclaimed artist Justin Hillgrove to the show. Justin has been working as a fine artist since 2005 and joins this episode of the podcast to talk about his own creative journey and how this year has changed his business and his art practice. Justin leaves us something to look forward to and talks 2021 and beyond. Justin Hillgrove website: https://www.impsandmonsters.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/impsandmonsters/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/impsandmonsterspage Weekly Artist Feature: We featured our guest artist, Justin Hillgrove this week. Be sure to check him out via his website and social media. * * * If you enjoyed the show, please take a minute to subscribe, rate and review!
December 09, 2020
How to be Great at Failing
Erin talks about failure and why artists need to get good at failing. She recommends three books as good guides for failure, resilience and authenticity. It’s all about getting back on the horse and using criticism or failure to propel you forward. Erin talks about a lesson from the Great British Baking Show with a reminder that every artist is more than the successes and failures along the way. Book Recommendations: 1. Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset. 2. Brene Brown’s book, Braving the Wilderness. 3. The Rise by Dr. Sarah Lewis. Weekly Artist Feature: Lisa Congdon is our featured artist this week. You can find Lisa’s colorful illustrations and hand lettering online and in-person at the artist’s public storefront in Portland, Oregon. Website: https://lisacongdon.com Store hours: https://lisacongdon.com/pages/visit-our-store Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisacongdon/?hl=en
December 02, 2020
Go Make Art: A Practical Guide
Erin talks about three essential things you need to move forward with your creative practice. HINT: you don’t need to spend a lot to make it happen. She goes on to talk about where to shop for supplies when you are ready and recommends a few out-of the-box ideas for sourcing materials. Finally, the Artist Feature this week is Iris Scott. You can email Erin at email@example.com with questions or for more information. Here are a few links from the episode: Art “thrift” stores in Washington: Allied Arts Reuse Thrift Store, Whatcom County: https://www.alliedarts.org/allied-arts-reuse-thrift-store/ Art Salvage, Spokane: https://www.artsalvagespokane.com Seattle Creative, Seattle: http://www.seattlerecreative.org A few local art stores in Washington that Erin loves: Dakota Art Store, Bellingham: https://dakotaartstores.com Art Spot, Edmonds: http://artspotedmonds.com Blick, Seattle: https://www.dickblick.com/stores/washington/seattle/ Bead World: http://www.beadworldnw.com Online art and craft stores: Hobby Lobby: https://www.hobbylobby.com Blick: https://www.dickblick.com Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/ARTEZA/page/0DE252E6-953E-49D2-8618-2F41BD497A60?ref_=ast_bln (There are lots of options on Amazon, here is one store that offers good, well-priced materials) Weekly Artist Feature: Iris Scott https://www.irisscottfineart.com * * * If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review and tell your friends!
November 25, 2020
Art: A Love Story
More creative expression may just heal the world. Creating doesn’t have to be profitable or logical. It just has to bring a bit of joy in the making. Listen to one artist’s story and be inspired to start your own journey.
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