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.



Latest Episodes

#39: Afternoons with Gerhard

September 4th, 2019 · 34 minutes

We watch the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting and ponder what makes an artist great, and how the sound of paint shmooshing and scraping makes us feel.

#38: Give Me A Q! Give Me An A!

August 21st, 2019 · 36 minutes

We answer some listener questions, from suggestions for specific pens to more philosophical musings about productivity and profitability.

#37: "You're Just Coloring"

August 7th, 2019 · 33 minutes

What do you do when someone else says the things that you say to yourself? Why do they like to feed our impostor syndrome?

Send us your questions for the Q&A episode! makedopod @ gmail

#36: Self. Help?

July 24th, 2019 · 33 minutes

We tried reading a book and gave up. So we talk about self help or inspirational books, and about giving up.

#35: Merlin Mann and Vulnerability

July 10th, 2019 · 71 minutes

We get a visit from Merlin Mann, and talk about - well, a lot of stuff. What to call yourself, tall poppy syndrome, and micro-creativity.

#34: Be Nice To Your Past Self

June 26th, 2019 · 43 minutes

Why are we mean to our younger selves, when they were trying out new things? Can we be nicer to our now-selves by being nicer to our then-selves? Also, did Julia ever really like hockey?

#33: And All That Class

June 12th, 2019 · 39 minutes

Julia is very excited about some workshops she’s been taking lately, and we talk about the ups and downs of taking different kinds of classes to try new things or improve your craft.

#32: Failing Forward

May 29th, 2019 · 39 minutes

Some followup, some crap news, some Pollyanna attitudes. We discuss how we’re dealing with some failures and frustrations.

#31: What’s Your Type?

May 15th, 2019 · 34 minutes

We took a quiz on creative types, and it spun into a discussion about what that actually means. And if it matters.

HOMEWORK: How would you describe yourself as a creative person?

#30: I Know You Are But What Am I?

May 1st, 2019 · 24 minutes

We tricked our respective husbands into joining us for a conversation about being creative and not, and putting up with us. (And by tricked, we mean we asked them.)