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

#18: The Myth of the Tragic Artist

November 14th, 2018 · 53 minutes

We do some final Inktober check-in, but mostly we talk about the idea that real art comes from pain and real artists don’t dull their pain. (Note: If you’re not feeling up to the heavy stuff right now, you can still listen up to the 09.55 mark!)

#17: Words, Words, Words

October 31st, 2018 · 40 minutes

We calm some fears about X-acto knives, and talk about writing as a creative pursuit. Do people treat it differently from painting or knitting?

#16: Spoopy Decorations, Do-overs, and Some Fun News!

October 17th, 2018 · 45 minutes

Noisemakers and party hats - we’re now part of the Relay FM family! Also party hats and decorations because we’re talking about Halloweeny crafts and such. Plus some inktober check-in.

#15: Inktober

October 3rd, 2018 · 33 minutes

We answer a couple of listener questions, and then chew on Inktober, a 30-day inking challenge. What’s the deal, how do we feel about it, what are our strategies?

#14: Doodles, Self-Worth, and Inspiration, Question Mark?

September 19th, 2018 · 36 minutes

It can be hard to separate your sense of self worth from your output – either quantity or quality. But that’s probably not the best way to handle your identity as a creative person. (Or is it? Julia briefly plays devil’s advocate.) Also: Spaghetti-Os.

#13: Sew, Sew, Sew Your Coat

September 5th, 2018 · 39 minutes

Dedicated follower of fashion or not – sewing is an amazing maker-skill to have, and we talk a little bit about why.

#12: Paint With All the Colors of, You Know

August 22nd, 2018 · 48 minutes

There is no reason to stop asking people what their favorite color is, right? It turns out Tiff and Julia have the same one – but we also talk a lot about all sorts of colors and how color theory, -psychology, -philosophy, and -blindness might work.

#11: Posers and Impostors – Looking the Part

August 8th, 2018 · 37 minutes

Can an artist wear khakis? Do tattoos make someone cool and creative? What stereotypes do we have working for or against us, as creative and makey people?

#10: Ready, Set – Challenges

July 25th, 2018 · 42 minutes

Challenging yourself is good. We think. But what about specific challenges, like doing something every day for a month, or making a hundred of something? Also: Naked dude report.

#9: Content and Intent – Being Political

July 11th, 2018 · 53 minutes

Is art political – and does it have to be? Do you have a responsibility to make with issues and values in mind? Is crafting as post-apocalyptic life skill a political statement? Either way, we have a lot of feelings on the subject, and on current events.