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Mighty Creative, with Kim Werker

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A podcast about creativity – what motivates us to make things, how to make space in our lives for creative adventures, and how to have more fun with it all. Hosted by Kim Werker, author of Make It Mighty Ugly and host of the Online Community of Creative Adventurers.

A podcast about creativity – what motivates us to make things, how to make space in our lives for creative adventures, and how to have more fun with it all. Hosted by Kim Werker, author of Make It Mighty Ugly and host of the Online Community of Creative Adventurers.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Description:

A podcast about creativity – what motivates us to make things, how to make space in our lives for creative adventures, and how to have more fun with it all. Hosted by Kim Werker, author of Make It Mighty Ugly and host of the Online Community of Creative Adventurers.

Twitter:

@kpwerker

Language:

English

Contact:

7789603096


Episodes

Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 103: Distributed Cognition (Lists!)

2/18/2020
I first learned about the concept of distributed cognition when I was an undergrad studying linguistics, but I didn't know what it was called until I studied it again in grad school. For an absolutely impenetrable "explanation," read this. For our non-academic purposes, let's consider distributed cognition a way to extend our individual ability to keep stuff in mind. We might ask our spouse to help us remember to take our vitamins each morning – this is a way of extending our...

Duration:00:11:32

Mighty Creative Podcast Episode 102: Derivative Crafts & Remixing

2/12/2020
My husband sent me a screenshot the other night, of a comments thread on a NY Times recipe for Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Peanuts: He sent this to me because he knew I'd appreciate it from my crochet editorial days. And boy did I. What he didn't know is that I'd already recorded this podcast episode, and that I talked about this very thing in it. The episode is about the derivative nature of crafts – and not in a bad way. In a good way, which involves...

Duration:00:11:08

Mighty Creative Podcast: Episode 101 – Prerequisite Procrastination

2/5/2020
Welcome to the new podcast! This episode is about the very thing that kept me from making the podcast for nearly three years. Prerequisite procrastination. What a pain. I put my finger on what to call this particular subspecies of procrastination during a video conversation with members of our online community (we do things like talk about the specific ways we procrastinate; you should get in on this). Listen for what this wee beast is, and what we can do to...

Duration:00:11:16

Mighty Creative: The Podcast Is Back

1/27/2020
The podcast is back, with a new name! It's still about what motivates us to make things, how to make space in our lives for creative adventures, and how to have more fun with it all. But the format will be simpler than it was a few years ago and the episodes will be pretty short. Listen for more details! Look for new episodes of Mighty Creative in February, 2020. For now, be sure to search for the new name in your podcast app, and subscribe!

Duration:00:01:19

Episode 202: Betsy Greer

6/19/2017
Betsy Greer is a writer and maker who lives in Durham, North Carolina. For the past fourteen years, she’s written about craftivism, the place where craft and activism intersect, and she loves discovering the ways in which people use (and have used) the two together. Currently, her main craft project is You Are So Very Beautiful, in which people make affirmation signs then leave them out all over the world for others to find. Show Notes and Links My hat out of handspun yarn.Action + Craft...

Duration:00:29:56

Episode 201: Cheryl Arkison

4/7/2017
In this first episode of Compulsory in two years, we return to our roots with an honest conversation with quilter Cheryl Arkison about the power of habit in creative life, and about embracing the mess of, well, pretty much everything. Show Notes and Links Cheryl’s article about Morning MakesSophie’s Universe blanket patternCutting up jeansSwatch loomAuthor Rachael Herron on Compulsory Learn more about Cheryl Arkison and her work at cherylarkison.com and connect with her on Instagram and...

Duration:00:28:23

A Resurrection

3/9/2017
After two years on hiatus, Compulsory Podcast is coming back! Listen for a brief update about what's changed (and what's staying the same), and how you can help keep the show going long into the future. Be sure to subscribe to the show so you get the next episode as soon as it's out (here are the iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud links). To get unedited clips, episodes and commentary before each new show comes out, support the continuing production of Compulsory over on Patreon.

Duration:00:05:36

Compulsory Podcast Special Burrito Bulletin: Lauren Venell

3/31/2015
Lauren Venell is an artist and designer specializing in editorial props and product development. Her work has been published in titles by Chronicle Books, Klutz/Scholastic, Uppercase, Monsa Books and Quarry Books, among others, and featured in several media outlets including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Everyday with Rachel Ray and on Canal+ Television. She has launched several of her own successful toy lines including her current line, the Deep Creeps, which can be found...

Duration:00:17:33

Compulsory Podcast Episode 7: Rachael Herron

3/24/2015
Rachael Herron is the bestselling author of the novel Splinters of Light, the five-book Cypress Hollow romance series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches. As we discuss in the podcast, I've read Rachael's blog for about a decade. So much is my admiration for her dedication to her writing, craft, job and family that I interviewed her for my book Make It Mighty Ugly. She walks her talk, man. She walks her talk. Special for all you listeners out there, Rachael is offering her Udemy course,...

Duration:00:25:18

Compulsory Podcast Bonus Episode: Joel Watson

2/18/2015
Joel Watson is a cartoonist who writes and draws a webcomic called HijiNKS Ensue, which he describes as "a semi-autobiographical comic about a lifelong geek and aspiring artist who turns his back on an unfulfilling but financially stable career in order to pursue art full time and set a better example for his daughter." My conversation with Joel from Episode 6 went about fifteen minutes longer than what's included; this bonus episode is the remainder of our chat. We talked primarily about...

Duration:00:16:56

Compulsory Podcast, Episode 6: Joel Watson

1/27/2015
Joel Watson is a cartoonist who writes and draws a webcomic called HijiNKS Ensue, which he describes as "a semi-autobiographical comic about a lifelong geek and aspiring artist who turns his back on an unfulfilling but financially stable career in order to pursue art full time and set a better example for his daughter." I’ve read Joel’s comic for years, and I interviewed him for my book, Make It Mighty Ugly. It’s something he said during that interview that inspired me to reach out to him...

Duration:00:25:09

Compulsory Podcast Episode 5: Isaac Watson

1/12/2015
Isaac Watson is a project manager, grand-scale organizer, and maker of things like jewelry and homes. In 2014, he launched Maker’s Nation, a nonprofit educational program and community platform for independent creative entrepreneurs. He's also the production manager for the World Domination Summit, co-producer of Pioneer Nation, and a hired gun that excels at design project management. From time to time, Isaac writes about various things on his two blogs: Voiced features musings on creative...

Duration:00:19:29

Compulsory Podcast Episode 4: Miriam Felton

12/15/2014
Miriam Felton is a knitwear designer and all-around maker living in Salt Lake City. She has been self-publishing since 2004 and now teaches and designs full time. In 2013, she committed to what she called a Year of Making – every day that year, she documented something she made by sharing a photo of it online, with the hashtag #yearofmaking. To get herself going, she further committed to make all of her new clothing that year. Miriam continued into a second year of making in 2014, without...

Duration:00:19:35

Compulsory Podcast Episode 3: Meighan O'Toole

12/2/2014
Meighan O’Toole is a digital media strategist who is passionate about connecting people to objects, art, and ideas that better their personal or professional lives, and she derives great meaning in her own life from fostering those connections. In today's episode, we talk about Meighan's compulsion to share, and about the connections, conversations and relationships that result from sharing. Relevant links: websiteWhat's Your Story podcastInstagramTwitterFacebookMy Love for YouStanford...

Duration:00:19:07

Compulsory Podcast Episode 2: Abby Glassenberg

11/17/2014
Soft-toy designer Abby Glassenberg runs a successful online pattern shop and blogs regularly about the business of craft. In today's show, we discuss the siren song of immediacy and impulsiveness, the focus of identifying a very narrow niche interest, and the value of practice. Plus: the tensions between imperfection and perfection, and serving yourself and serving others. Also: cooking! Relevant links: website and blogWhile She Naps podcastFacebookTwitterInstagram Thanks so much for your...

Duration:00:16:36

Episode 1: Rachael Ashe

11/3/2014
Artist Rachael Ashe makes cut-paper works of intricate, repeating designs. In today's show, we discuss focus, repetition, tediousness, and more. Relevant links: websiteportfolioInstagramTwitterFacebookEastside Culture CrawlHot Talks at Hot Art Wet CityThis American LifeSerial99% InvisibleThe tutorial I used to make my pop filter

Duration:00:15:50