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Episode 6: Houda Rahmani - The Necessity of Art + On Inspiration by the Sea

Houda Rahmani is a Moroccan artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. She studied fine art at Institut National de Beaux Arts in Tetouan and later completed a masters program in cinema. Her work has won numerous awards and has been commissioned by local businesses in Tangier, where she is based. She has experience in a wide variety of mediums, exploring and playing with what art-making means to her. She is currently pursuing a PhD in fine art, working on personal projects, and...


Episode 5: Jumana Al Refai - The World Through the Eyes of a Dancer

“Always be curious, always want to continue to research and ask questions and never be satisfied with the answers.” Jumana Al Refai is a professionally trained dancer and choreographer in ballet and modern dance. She has over 20 years of experience and has trained, performed, and worked with internationally recognized dancers and choreographers. She holds a BFA in dance from the George Mason University’s School of Dance and completed her training with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...


Solo Mini-Sode: On Doubt as a Necessary Part of the Process

“…self-doubt is indeed part of the problem. But contrary to what we’d expect, confidence is not the solution. The solution is having a new relationship to one’s own self-doubt.” -Tara Mohr In this mini-sode, I discuss a topic that has been on my mind and present in my working life lately- doubt in the creative process. I explore how I believe it to be a necessary road block for us to learn to overcome, how I am personally dealing with it in terms of this very podcast, and I lay out some...


Episode 4: Renee Byrd - Soul of a Self-Aware + Sensitive Artist

“The enlightened artist is not just self-oriented but self-aware” -Renee Byrd I originally met Renee Byrd through her beautiful food blog, Will Frolic for Food, but quickly discovered that she is also a talented musician, yoga teacher, photographer, poet, helps run a chocolate and coffee business called Frolic Chocolate, and a whole lot more. Renee is based in a small town in Virginia and on her blog she shares vegetarian recipes along with conversations about holistic wellness. She views...


Episode 3: Laura Jean - The Art + Heart of Travel

“A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is to wish to hold on to it, to possess it and give it weight in one’s life. There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.” -Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel Laura Jean is my kind of traveling artist. Multi-passionate, adventurous, thoughtful, and out-side-of-the-box. She is writer, poet, photographer, podcaster and editor of Dame Traveler. Her blog, Roam + Go Lightly, was born in 2014 out of a simple travel diary to...


Episode 2: Anne Butera - Seasons + Cycles of Creative Joy

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” -Mary Oliver Anne Butera is a self-taught artist living in Wisconsin- a fellow midwesterner- who finds inspiration in the beauty of her garden and the magic of nature. We met through another internet friend and I have been following her blog, where she writes beautifully about art and creativity, for some time now. Anne works primarily in watercolor, but is a brave artist in that she also loves challenging herself to try new mediums....


Episode 1: Pau Aran Gimeno - Dancing with Fierce Love

© Ignacio Urrutia “Dance for love” That is what Pina Bausch told Pau early on when he began dancing in her company, Tanztheater Wuppertal in 2005. He has taken this advice to heart and it shows in his passion and curiosity for the process of making and performing dance. Pau Aran is a choreographer, dance teacher, and performer based mostly in Germany, but he frequently travels to pursue collaborations and other artistic projects. In this conversation, we go deep into his childhood...


Introducing The Process Piece Podcast

Jumping in with a mini-sode introduction that answers some basic questions: who am I, what is this podcast about, and why am I doing it? Basically, the creation of this podcast is an open process within itself. Notes -Learn more about my dance work here. -The story of how I ended up in Tangier, Morocco. Thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes! Let’s connect: Process Piece instagram Ruby’s instagram