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How do artists come up with ideas for their next painting? How do CEOs disrupt industries? How do chefs combine unexpected ingredients? Find out what made them think, “I can do it.” Visual artist and creativity expert Vania Vananina talks to all kinds of magical humans to inspire you to take the leap and lead a creative life.

How do artists come up with ideas for their next painting? How do CEOs disrupt industries? How do chefs combine unexpected ingredients? Find out what made them think, “I can do it.” Visual artist and creativity expert Vania Vananina talks to all kinds of magical humans to inspire you to take the leap and lead a creative life.
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How do artists come up with ideas for their next painting? How do CEOs disrupt industries? How do chefs combine unexpected ingredients? Find out what made them think, “I can do it.” Visual artist and creativity expert Vania Vananina talks to all kinds of magical humans to inspire you to take the leap and lead a creative life.

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Take a Break

4/29/2019
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I'm taking a little break. Maybe you should too! Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan Diana Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

Duration:00:03:04

Claire & Alanna Saunders: Actors

4/22/2019
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Claire and Alanna Saunders are two Pacific Northwest natives who are now actors based in New York City. Claire and Alanna are identical twins who, along with their three brothers, started their musical lives at a very young age. After attending Carnegie Mellon (Claire) and University of Miami (Alanna), the sisters moved to New York City to pursue acting and had immediate success upon their arrival. Claire was cast in the Robert De Niro film The Intern, and Alanna was cast in Peter Pan Live...

Duration:00:58:25

Samantha Bakall: Food, Diversity, and Travel Journalist

4/15/2019
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Samantha Bakall is a food, diversity, and travel writer currently based in Portland, OR. Sam is from Chicago, IL, where she was raised by her Chinese grandparents. Food became an important part of her life in her youth, and she has been obsessed with it since she was a teenager. She then made that obsession into a career when she went to journalism school and started writing for The Oregonian. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by...

Duration:00:55:00

All The Feels: Design Week Portland 2019

4/8/2019
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This year I created an exhibit for Design Week Portland called All The Feels. What is all the feels? Listen and find out what kind of art it is, and why I love making work like this. Design Week Portland runs April 6-13, 2019, and All The Feels is open every day during the festival from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan Diana Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

Duration:00:13:21

Emily Fassler: Theater Production Manager & Sound Designer

4/2/2019
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Emily Fassler is a production manager and sound designer based in the Bay Area. Emily has had a love of the theater since she was young, playing James in James and the Giant Peach when she was just five years old! Later in life, with the help of a few key mentors, she discovered aspects of theater other than being on stage that she loved. She now is on the production management team in the theater department at UC Berkeley and spends her summers as a production manager at The Ground Floor,...

Duration:01:00:24

Tsilli Pines: Design Week Portland Co-Founder & President

3/25/2019
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Tsilli Pines is the Co-Founder and President of Design Week Portland, as well as the VP of Creative at Instrument, a creative agency in Portland, OR. Tsilli was also the host of Creative Mornings in Portland for seven years. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan Diana Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

Duration:01:07:09

Nilofer Merchant: Author & Speaker

3/19/2019
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Nilofer Merchant is the author of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World. Her theory of onlyness - the idea that each of us stands in a spot in the world only you stand in, it’s a function of your history and experiences and visions and hopes - is lighting up the world and making a way for a new way of thinking. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan Diana Art by...

Duration:00:58:58

Vania Vananina: Visual Artist and Creativity Expert

3/11/2019
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Vania Vananina is a painter, ceramicist, creativity expert and consultant, podcast host, and all around magical human. Born and raised in Ensenada, Baja-California, MX, Vania made Portland, OR her home and immediately delved into the art scene, making connections with other makers and exploring the boundaries of creativity. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan Diana Art by Vania Vananina and Maia...

Duration:01:07:24

Reflect & Celebrate

3/4/2019
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This week, we’re taking a small break, but I wanted to share with you a thought I had recently about reflecting and celebrating. Are you taking the time to congratulate yourself for your own achievements? To reflect on the things that have happened in your life, whether they are big, small, happy, or sad? This week, I am giving myself the gift of time and recognition. I deserve it, and so do you. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by...

Duration:00:03:44

Lily Ash Sakula: Artist & Educator

2/25/2019
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Lily Ash Sakula is an illustrator, animator, and educator based in London. Lily started making comics seven years ago and eventually quit their job to pursue art full time. Their work often contains a social commentary on the human experience. These days Lily works with queer youth and elderly populations in London, animating and illustrating explorations of identity, dysphoria, euphoria, past, and future. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram...

Duration:00:54:05

Natalie Baldwin: Brewer Part 2

2/18/2019
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Part 2: Today’s guest is badass brewer Natalie Baldwin. After bouncing around with some odd jobs and ending up in Portland, OR, Natalie started bartending at a brewery and quickly moved her way up, with her creativity and chemistry background coming in very handy. She took a couple of chances, won a couple of brewing competitions, and now runs the brewery at one of three Breakside Brewing locations. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced...

Duration:00:48:26

Natalie Baldwin: Brewer Part 1

2/11/2019
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Part 1: Today’s guest is badass brewer Natalie Baldwin. After bouncing around with some odd jobs and ending up in Portland, OR, Natalie started bartending at a brewery and quickly moved her way up, with her creativity and chemistry background coming in very handy. She took a couple of chances, won a couple of brewing competitions, and now runs the brewery at one of three Breakside Brewing locations. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced...

Duration:00:45:06

Wokeface: Street Artist

2/4/2019
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In April 2016, the artist behind Wokeface was struck with a bolt of inspiration to put up a piece of large scale, anonymous street art. The rush she got was exhilarating, and her journey began. Wokeface’s art is positive and thoughtful, and her perspective of being a female street artist putting enlightened, positive art out into the world is unique and powerful. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina! Produced by Puddle Creative Music by Megan...

Duration:01:06:30

Lydia Lauer: Global Advertising Director & Badass Madre

1/28/2019
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Lydia Lauer is an unapologetically candid woman, a badass mother, and a global basketball advertising director. At the global athletic apparel and footwear company where she works, Lydia helps develop commercials that tell stories of some of the best athletes in the world. At home, Lydia’s life is a little bit different. When she got pregnant four years ago, she started a blog and Instagram account called Making La Madre to document her thoughts as she unexpectedly entered...

Duration:00:57:00

Ana Serrano: Fine Artist

1/21/2019
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While attending art school in California, Ana discovered her passion and skill for sculpting with paper. Using bright colors and highly detailed techniques, she often depicts life in Latino neighborhoods through her sculptures. By referencing her own cultural background (she grew up in L.A. and her parents are from a rural farming town in Mexico), she hopes to show other Latino children that there are living artists making work. Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on...

Duration:00:57:56

Megan Diana: Founder of Piano. Push. Play.

1/14/2019
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Years ago after seeing a busker on the corner of 13th and Burnside in downtown Portland, Megan Diana had an idea. She borrowed an upright piano from nearby Portland Piano Co. and rolled it to the same corner, where she and some friends put on a concert. The project grew from there: she started painting the pianos herself and parking them around the city, and Piano. Push. Play. was born. The event is now in its seventh year, and is a recognizable part of summertime in Portland. Connect...

Duration:00:44:16

Welcome to Magical Humans!

12/23/2018
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Welcome to Magical Humans, a show where host Vania Vananina will be talking with creative people of all kinds about their inspiration, what makes them who they are, what life experiences have influenced their work, and the common thread that ties us all together as humans.

Duration:00:02:40