39 episodes

Conversations with creatives who FOUND – or re-found – their CREATIVITY as adults. We’ll explore their childhood experiences of the arts, discuss how they came to the artistic practices they now love, and consider the barriers to creativity that they experienced between the two. My guests are proponents of visual, written and performing arts, with similarities and wild differences in their experiences. We’ll explore what it is that people value and gain from their new-found artistic experiences, and how their creative lives enrich their practical, necessary, everyday lives.

Creativity Found Claire Waite Brown

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Conversations with creatives who FOUND – or re-found – their CREATIVITY as adults. We’ll explore their childhood experiences of the arts, discuss how they came to the artistic practices they now love, and consider the barriers to creativity that they experienced between the two. My guests are proponents of visual, written and performing arts, with similarities and wild differences in their experiences. We’ll explore what it is that people value and gain from their new-found artistic experiences, and how their creative lives enrich their practical, necessary, everyday lives.

    Julie Carrick Dalton – from puppet shows, to pre-med, journalism, farmer and author, with a sprinkling of blueberries

    Julie Carrick Dalton – from puppet shows, to pre-med, journalism, farmer and author, with a sprinkling of blueberries

    This episode's guest, US author Julie Carrick Dalton, made an impulsive purchase a few years ago. Some people panic buy a pair of shoes or the latest electronic gadget, Julie panic bought a forest, complete with bears and moose.
    Julie started her undergraduate studies as pre-med, but finished majoring in journalism, and went on to have a well-travelled life with a varied journalistic career.
    Her first attempt at writing a novel resulted in one good chapter, but the rest she describes as 'very terrible'. But she didn't give up, and joined Harvard's night school program to study creative writing, and learn about the qualities you need to put into novel-writing that differ from those of writing as a journalist. 
    In this episode Julie describes how Waiting for the Night Song, her now-published first novel – there is a second in the pipeline – has been inspired by the aforementioned impulsive purchase, kayaking and picking blueberries. 
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    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa https://ketsa.uk/under Creative Commons License
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Raising_Frequecy/Day_Trips

    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk


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    • 31 min
    Leanne Tibiatowski – ocean-inspired creative expression borne out of adversity

    Leanne Tibiatowski – ocean-inspired creative expression borne out of adversity

    Leanne’s father took her snorkelling when she was young, and she fell in love with the ocean then. As a teenager that culture became something she pulled away from because of its associations with a traumatic experience, the details of which her brain blocked out to protect her. Even though she was drawn to the ocean, she didn’t go in, and didn’t understand why.
    Eventually Leanne decided to try surfing just once, while on a break in Mexico. She loved it, but when she got back to her home town of San Diego those associations returned. Luckily she stumbled across a surf therapy group, Groundswell Community Project, that gave her back the joy of surfing and helped her face, navigate and integrate everything she had experienced.
    So what happens when a pandemic hits and you are told you can’t go in the ocean? In Leanne’s case a form of artistic expression is released, which completely surprised her, and she has continued to embrace and develop.

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    Clubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect club
    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa
    Undercover / Ketsa Creative Commons License
    Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips
    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk
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    • 41 min
    Adam Roe – storm chaser, catastrophe modeller and eco-crafting forward thinker

    Adam Roe – storm chaser, catastrophe modeller and eco-crafting forward thinker

    As a young boy in Bermuda, Adam Roe was fascinated by hurricanes and storm chasing. He choose to study geography at uni, hoping it would be less inside and studying and more outdoors and doing, which to a degree it was. There was also a lot of music in his life at that time, as a member of Southampton’s most organised band – very rock-and-roll – but music ISN’T where Adam’s creativity lies today. 
    Fast forward, and when Adam started crafting with his young daughter, he found her moving on to other things when her attention waned, while he wanted to keep at it. He is, of course, not the only adult to enjoy crafting, so he now makes kits to help other creative grown-ups discover and try new crafts, all plastic free and eco-friendly.

    CreativityFound.co.uk
    Instagram: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Facebook: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Clubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect club
    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa
    Undercover / Ketsa Creative Commons License
    Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips
    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk



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    • 28 min
    Rabiah Coon - does serving fries in the college cafeteria prepare you for performing stand-up on stage?

    Rabiah Coon - does serving fries in the college cafeteria prepare you for performing stand-up on stage?

    For this episode I’m speaking with Rabiah Coon, who gave herself a mission to do one particular, quite scary thing before she was 40. It was originally a one-time ambition but, thankfully, Rabiah has continued with her new creative release, even after moving from the US to the UK right before a global pandemic hit.
     Rabiah enjoyed writing as a child, and took some courses at college, but was scared to consider it as a career choice. Rabiah is a curious person who likes to explore new things, which is how her career progressed from serving fries to operational management and working in IT. After 20 years in IT her writing is being revived for a new marketing role in the day job, but also for her creative release as a stand-up comedian.

    CreativityFound.co.uk
    Instagram: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Facebook: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Clubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect club
    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa
    Undercover / Ketsa
    Creative Commons License
    Free Music Archive - Ketsa - Day Trips
    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk
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    • 36 min
    Lynsey Warren – a magical journey from council tax inspector to crafter and champion of handmade businesses

    Lynsey Warren – a magical journey from council tax inspector to crafter and champion of handmade businesses

    Lynsey Warren is the owner and creator at Raindrop Crafts, as well as a handmade business coach and virtual craft fair organiser. As a youngster Lynsey loved art class at school, and doing craft activities at home, but she decided not to complete her Art A-Level and settled into a routine of office working.
    Lynsey continued to dabble with crafting, from cross-stitch to making her won cards, but it was on a visit to a friend's house that she stumbled upon what would become her new creative passion, a craft that would literally take her on a magical journey.

    CreativityFound.co.uk
    Instagram: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Facebook: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Clubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect club

    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa https://ketsa.uk/under Creative Commons License
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Raising_Frequecy/Day_Trips
    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk


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    • 28 min
    Amber Leach – falling in and out of love with photography and finding ways to re-discover the love of your art form

    Amber Leach – falling in and out of love with photography and finding ways to re-discover the love of your art form

    Nature photography, music photography, wedding photography, marketing, coaching, this episode's guest was not afraid to try new things and see where they would take her.
    Doing too much, however, can leave you feeling rudderless, and in Amber Leach's case almost. led to her giving up her creative enterprise all together.

    This is where a volunteering opportunity came up and changed everything, invigorating Amber's creativity and helping her get back on track with her work/life balance. 

    Find out how Amber went from a photographer about to sell her business to a photographer with a team and processes that allowed her to love her photography again.

    CreativityFound.co.uk
    Instagram: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Facebook: @creativityfoundpodcast
    Clubhouse: @clairewaitebrown and Creativity Found Connect club

    Music: Day Trips by Ketsa https://ketsa.uk/under Creative Commons License
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Raising_Frequecy/Day_Trips
    Artworks: Emily Portnoi emilyportnoi.co.uk


    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/creativityfoundpodcast)

    • 37 min

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27 Ratings

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