Tiff Arment and Julia Skott talk about art and making. They won’t teach you how to turn your creativity into a business. Or how to do anything, really. They just want to talk about doing stuff.

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#64: Keeping It Real

September 16th, 2020 · 49 minutes

Is realistic art better than not? Is it important to be able to draw or sculpt with a realistic result? How many times can Julia say "yes and no" in one episode?

#63: Getting Good as Heck

September 2nd, 2020 · 44 minutes

It's OK to not want to be super best - but if you WANT to get really good, how do you do that? We discuss motivators, tips and tricks, and plain ol stubbornness.

#62: Tiff Did The Thing!

August 19th, 2020 · 38 minutes

Tiff did the thing and sold her stuff at a walking art fair! We talk about how that feels, and about some of the practicalities.

#61: A Whack on the Side of the Head

August 5th, 2020 · 44 minutes

We take on a book about shaking loose your creativity.

#60: I Give You Three Tasks

July 22nd, 2020 · 30 minutes

We think of three fun and-or weird projects for each other to do. And then just keep coming up with stuff!

#59: Apathy, Empathy, and Inspiration

July 8th, 2020 · 34 minutes

We talk about people who inspire us in different ways - but also why it can be hard to feel that inspiration and encouragement.

#58: When You Just Can't Even

June 24th, 2020 · 33 minutes

We talk a little bit about what to do when you can’t make things, for whatever reason. Is it always a bad thing?

#57: Routines and Rituals

May 27th, 2020 · 38 minutes

Do you have a special hat you put on to paint? A candle that helps you write? We discuss the rituals and habits we create around our art – and what to do when those rituals don’t, in fact, trick the muse into showing up.

#56: Eating The Elephant One Bite At A Time

May 13th, 2020 · 46 minutes

A listener email has us talking about the differences in getting ready to do BIG projects and smaller ones. Does the giant mountain start to feel smaller after you climb it once?

#55: K. Tempest Bradford and The Power of Narrative

April 29th, 2020 · 53 minutes

Julia talks to writer and podcast neighbor K. Tempest Bradford about being a creative, teaching people how to write, and whose stories get told and by whom. (Content note: There is discussion of racism and some of the less pleasant things that can happen to women and minority groups in literature, especially sci-fi and fantasy.)