30 episodes

What is the nature of bringing forth our authentic selves in a world that is trying to get us to be like everyone else.

Secret Sauce Becca Borrelli

    • Arts

What is the nature of bringing forth our authentic selves in a world that is trying to get us to be like everyone else.

    The Art of What You Hate

    The Art of What You Hate

    Hello Creative Friends,


    In this episode we talk about our propensity (and when I say "our" I mean YOU, ME, EVERYONE's) to create the things we purport to deeply dislike in the world. AKA "Hate."


    Hate is an overused word, but I think in this context it's good to talk about. I tell a few stories about how I've witnessed this play out in my own life (yup, steps down off the pedestal over here, I'm guilty of this all the time.) We all are guilty of it. 


    Art isn't just creating beautiful stuff. Art is a model for creating the coolest artwork of all... Our Lives. We don't need to do anything with the stories in this episode either. Just the knowledge that we're all wired to make what we don't want, can be incredibly powerful in reversing that trend when it comes up in the future.



    SPONSOR:
     
    This episode was sponsored by The HeART School: Art isn't what we MAKE. The Art is YOU. Join to see how making things with others creates more calm, peace and presence in your life. Discover the joy of being embraced by others on your creative adventures.
     

    ABOUT THIS PODCAST





    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Art Without at Audience

    Art Without at Audience

    Hello Creative Friends,


     
    Comedian Bo Burnham famously said: "If you can live life without an audience, you should do it." In this episode we talk about sharing our art with an audience. Sharing art and our creative lives online has become almost as ubiquitous as breathing or eating. It happens so often it feels normal... but is it normal? Or is sharing with a large audience of potentially millions of people day in and day out very abnormal? What is lost when we extract an image for consumption, branding or capitalization? 
     


    SPONSOR:
     
    This episode was sponsored by The HeART School: Art isn't what we MAKE. The Art is YOU. Join to see how making things with others creates more calm, peace and presence in your life. Discover the joy of being embraced by others on your creative adventures.
     

    ABOUT THIS PODCAST





    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 57 min
    Making Art is Intuitive

    Making Art is Intuitive

    Hello Creative Friends,


     
    In this episode we talk about using our Intuition to make things, whether it's art or a LIFE. Over the last centuries the logic and analytical mind has been valued in art (and the culture) far more than the intuition. Intuitive styles of art-making were viewed as "low art," or not art at all. I share a story of how I reclaimed my own connection to intuition through my time as an art educator, and the way that 8 year olds blew my mind open around what it means to be an artist. Most of the time the art isn't the art. The art is YOU. 
     


    SPONSOR:
     
    This episode was sponsored by the  Intuitive Drawing On-Demand Series.

    In this course explore your inner world through drawing. Go at your own pace and savor the material. You’ll have access to activities that re-build the creative trust you had as a child. Remember how to draw without thinking, and to tap back into the style that is uniquely and purely yours. You’ll have links to inspiring stories, workbook prompts to spark creativity, and video demos on a variety of intuitive processes with simple materials. 


    The HeART School: Art isn't what we MAKE. The Art is YOU. Join to see how making things with others creates more calm, peace and presence in your life. Discover the joy of being embraced by others on your creative adventures!


    ABOUT THIS PODCAST





    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 52 min
    Focus Your Fire: An Interview with Jade Gillon, Founder of Volta Joules

    Focus Your Fire: An Interview with Jade Gillon, Founder of Volta Joules

    Hello Creative Friends,
     


    I'm thrilled for you all to meet Jade. She has a lot of wisdom to share, and I love listening to her, because when she drops knowledge you know that she earned it through living courageously. 
     
    In this episode we talk about the origins of her jewelry making at Volta Joules, racism, social justice, metal music, being yourself and so much more. Jade's Secret Sauce is her ability to be truly unapologetic in her expression... artistically and in her life. Just being around Jade is like getting a huge permission slip from the universe to be as wild and as spacious as I can possible be. We all need that energy in our lives, and for that reason (and so many more) you will be so glad you checked out our conversation. If you want to follow Jade on social media, or purchase some of her work to adorn your beautiful bodies, you can find her at the links below:
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voltajoules/
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VoltaJoules?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
     


    SPONSOR:
    This episode was sponsored by the  Intuitive Drawing On-Demand Series.

    In this course explore your inner world through drawing. Go at your own pace and savor the material. You’ll have access to activities that re-build the creative trust you had as a child. Remember how to draw without thinking, and to tap back into the style that is uniquely and purely yours. You’ll have links to inspiring stories, workbook prompts to spark creativity, and video demos on a variety of intuitive processes with simple materials. 






    SUPPORT THE PODCAST


    We have been overwhelmed with wonderful messages from you all about the future of this relatively new baby podcast. She was endeavored during the beginning of the pandemic, and I'm excited to say that my work is mostly back to it's pre-quarantine levels. For that reason, we decided to make a Patreon that you might consider to support if you feel called. $3 a month might not sound like much, but will make a world of difference in this podcast. We realize the invitation isn't for everyone. If you would like to support us in other ways, please consider leaving a five star review, or click subscribe.


    Secret Sauce Patreon 





    ABOUT THIS PODCAST


    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Criticize Art Not Artists

    Criticize Art Not Artists

    Hello Creative Friends,
     


    It's been a minute. I've been navigating some big new changes over here that I'm excited to share very soon. This is episode three of season two, and something I've been mulling over for weeks, as I think about my place in this space and time as an artist. In this episode I share one of the most artistic things I've very witnessed in my life... and it's not a painting, or an art show, or even a cool movie. 


     
    SPONSOR:
    This episode was sponsored by the  Intuitive Drawing On-Demand Series.

    In this course explore your inner world through drawing. Go at your own pace and savor the material. You’ll have access to activities that re-build the creative trust you had as a child. Remember how to draw without thinking, and to tap back into the style that is uniquely and purely yours. You’ll have links to inspiring stories, workbook prompts to spark creativity, and video demos on a variety of intuitive processes with simple materials. 






    SUPPORT THE PODCAST


    We have been overwhelmed with wonderful messages from you all about the future of this relatively new baby podcast. She was endeavored during the beginning of the pandemic, and I'm excited to say that my work is mostly back to it's pre-quarantine levels. For that reason, we decided to make a Patreon that you might consider to support if you feel called. $3 a month might not sound like much, but will make a world of difference in this podcast. We realize the invitation isn't for everyone. If you would like to support us in other ways, please consider leaving a five star review, or click subscribe.


    Secret Sauce Patreon 





    ABOUT THIS PODCAST


    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 43 min
    Nothing and Everything

    Nothing and Everything

    Hello Creative Friends,
     


    This is episode two of season TWO! We are kicking off our first guest of season two with wildlife photographer Mark Anthony Munoz.
     


    Y'all I'm very excite for this episode. Mark is a fantastic storyteller, and has tremendously valuable insight on being an artist, monetizing work, and my favorite topic of all... BEING YOURSELF. Mark's beautiful work is (in my option) anchored into his ability to be authentically himself. You'll see what I mean when you listen. Park of Mark's Secret Sauce is his ability to be himself, and I promise you'll leave feeling warmer and shinier after an hour with him. Give it a listen and follow him over on Instagram. I am continually amazed at the birds and other animals he captures there. His good energy is felt by humans and animals alike. 
     
    SPONSOR:
    This episode was sponsored by the  Holiday Card Making for Comfort Series on December 19th!

    Make things for yourself and for others during the holidays through joyful, meditative processes. In this holiday card-making workshop, I have selected three of my favorite mixed media techniques and combined them to show you how to make unique cards this holiday.  



    In many other workshops the art is the product... in this class the art will be YOU. We will focus on simple steps and techniques. Card-making will be a tool to center, soothe, and reconnect with yourself for this holiday season. 



     






    SUPPORT THE PODCAST


    We have been overwhelmed with wonderful messages from you all about the future of this relatively new baby podcast. She was endeavored during the beginning of the pandemic, and I'm excited to say that my work is mostly back to it's pre-quarantine levels. For that reason, we decided to make a Patreon that you might consider to support if you feel called. $3 a month might not sound like much, but will make a world of difference in this podcast. We realize the invitation isn't for everyone. If you would like to support us in other ways, please consider leaving a five star review, or click subscribe.


    Secret Sauce Patreon 





    ABOUT THIS PODCAST


    Welcome to Secret Sauce, a podcast about the secret ingredients in life and work, hosted by Becca Borrelli.Secret Sauce explores artistry as a helpful framework for inspiring meaning and understanding in our everyday lives. 
     


    ABOUT BECCA
     


    Becca is an illustrator-educator and part founder of Austin-based female maker collective: Lemon House. She spends most of her time designing adult coloring books, interactive murals, and speaking to organizations about mindfulness, meditation and the benefits of art-making. Clients include Visa, Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin Independent School District, University Hospital- Cleveland, the Austin Downtown Alliance and the Anti-Defamation League. 
     


    Becca is most inspired by the invisible connections between all things. Her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides. She has fallen in love with her hometown in Austin, where she spends free time exploring nature and hunting for breakfast tacos with her husband and their super-pups Layla and Rose. 
     


    Website: beccajborrelli.com


    Instagram: @beccaborrelliart

    • 1 hr 13 min

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