18 episodes

The podcast where we explore and celebrate the lives of ARTISTS with ADHD. Life, art, superpowers, and... wait what was I saying?! Hosted by Sarah Gise, your fellow ADHD artist. We'll have interviews with all different types of artists with ADHD, as well as some mental health experts. Hear stories, jot down some tips, fight the stigma, and have a great time hanging out with us!

Original music for this podcast was composed by Christopher Aaron Knarr. You can find more of his work at www.ChristopherAaronKnarr.com.
Podcast Artwork design by Joseph Ramski. For inquiries, please contact him directly at jramski3@gmail.com

The ADHD Artist Podcast Sarah Gise

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The podcast where we explore and celebrate the lives of ARTISTS with ADHD. Life, art, superpowers, and... wait what was I saying?! Hosted by Sarah Gise, your fellow ADHD artist. We'll have interviews with all different types of artists with ADHD, as well as some mental health experts. Hear stories, jot down some tips, fight the stigma, and have a great time hanging out with us!

Original music for this podcast was composed by Christopher Aaron Knarr. You can find more of his work at www.ChristopherAaronKnarr.com.
Podcast Artwork design by Joseph Ramski. For inquiries, please contact him directly at jramski3@gmail.com

    SEASON 1 FINALE: Dani Bagel- Playing Piano through Panic Attacks, Tapping into your Uniqueness, Art and Music as Healing, Creating External Structure, and Making Music through Generations

    SEASON 1 FINALE: Dani Bagel- Playing Piano through Panic Attacks, Tapping into your Uniqueness, Art and Music as Healing, Creating External Structure, and Making Music through Generations

    Dani Bagel: Playing Piano through Panic Attacks, Tapping into your Uniqueness, Art and Music as Healing, Creating External Structure, and Making Music through Generations
     
     
     
     
    Dani Bagel Bio

    “I make music for myself”.
    With this statement, Cape-Town based artist Dani Bagel announces her debut solo project,
    “Magic in Her Hair”. The musician has created an EP that is unapologetically made on her
    own terms and produced under her own label.
    These songs are less distinct artistic approaches, than a reflection of different parts of the
    same person. “They are all just me”, Dani says, “it’s not like I’m acting like somebody else”.
    Audiences were first introduced to her sound four years ago, with her features on several
    singles. First, came the release of Keagan John Moore’s “Lay it on Tonight” under the alias
    Gabrielle, with the Cartel. In 2017, however, she released the first single as Dani Bagel,
    ‘Where Did We Go Wrong’. The deeply honest and atmospheric dancefloor sizzler, co-
    written with Caleb Williams, introduced the strength of her pen. Since then, her
    collaborations include Lebo Lukewarm (Swimming Practice), Omar Morto (Cruise Control)
    and Gina Jeans (Smoke and Mirrors, co-written with Jimmy Nevis). With Magic In Her Hair,
    however, Dani is stepping directly into the spotlight and into a new era of her career – one
    completely driven by a commitment to making the music she wants to create, embracing both
    individuality and collaboration.
    The classically-trained musician took on co-executive producer role for the project alongside
    engineer, Eldon Quirk (Sunset Studios) and Kooldrink – the young producer who has worked
    with the likes of Sho Madjozi, Diplo, DJ Maphorisa and Youngsta CPT. Magic in Her Hair
    draws together 6 producers between 5 eclectic songs, while paying homage to all of her
    coming-of-age 1990s R&B albums. This EP is her version of seeking to create this kind of
    work for a new generation.
    What draws the different songs together is Dani’s musical DNA as a musician, and clear
    creative vision. She describes this project as both an offering to audiences, and a dare
    directed at herself, rooted in genuine passion and joy. With her collaborators, she explains
    that “there was so much space given to just trying any idea” kind of idea.
    The result is an eclectic, yet connected EP that makes space for experimentation, play and the
    different moods and moments that reflect the diversity of what it means to exist and
    experience life. The strength of her songwriting, commitment to honest lyrics, exploration of
    deep feeling, playful extravagance and classical training are the album’s defining elements.
    Azul is an interlude that Dani describes as a ‘whirlpool of thoughts’ written during a panic
    attack, where she met her piano as a centering force. Okay (Co-written with Caleb Williams)
    is a sentimental, emotion-filled conversation, that she explains that could be a way of
    ‘singing to yourself or someone else’, as the chorus constantly returns to the repetition of
    “I’m ok”. Rooted in deep vulnerability the song finds the artist asking for permission to be
    herself. Sturvy turns an insult into an anthem. Dani explains that her social anxiety and naturally inward nature often led to her being labelled and assumed to be “sturvy” by those
    who don’t know her. The song is about dealing with and subverting these perceptions, and
    while she starts out singing, by the end of it she blasts into bars. The anthemic Testing repeats
    the refrain “testing the water”. As the song that builds and grows from its initial impulses, it
    could be the motto of the entire project – which is unafraid to experiment and enter new
    musical territories.
    The album’s inspiration, too, draws from an eclectic set of artists - from Doja Cat’s exciting
    experimental approach to Ariana Grande’s layered choral-esque vocal harmonies and HER
    and Sno

    • 57 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Jamie McKelvie

    BONUS EPISODE: Jamie McKelvie

    This is just a quick and fun bonus episode with a couple of "fan questions" that we didn't have time to put into the regular episode. My fiancé is a HUGE fan of Jamie's work, so I let him give me specific questions to ask :) Enjoy!

    • 10 min
    Jamie McKelvie- Comic Book Industry Deadlines, Designing the ‘Captain Marvel’ Costume, ‘The Wicked and the Divine’, Physical Challenges of Drawing, and the Relationship Between the Artist and the Art

    Jamie McKelvie- Comic Book Industry Deadlines, Designing the ‘Captain Marvel’ Costume, ‘The Wicked and the Divine’, Physical Challenges of Drawing, and the Relationship Between the Artist and the Art

    Jamie McKelvie is a writer, artist, designer and director best known for his frequent collaborations with Kieron Gillen on projects such as Young Avengers and the critically acclaimed 9 volume epic, The Wicked and The Divine. He has designed several characters for Marvel Comics that have since been translated to screen, including Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, Loki and America Chavez. Outside of comics, Jamie has worked with several bands including Tegan and Sara and Art Brut, and regularly collaborates with Chvrches, including directing the video for their song Bury It. He lives in Scotland with his girlfriend and their cat. 

    • 58 min
    Kelli Butler AKA The Opera Geek- Having “Worth”, playing the Bard, Gaming, Streaming, Singing, and The Business of Joy and Forgetting

    Kelli Butler AKA The Opera Geek- Having “Worth”, playing the Bard, Gaming, Streaming, Singing, and The Business of Joy and Forgetting

    Check out episode 13 with Kelli, where we discuss opera, gaming, Terry Pratchett, letting yourself be ridiculous, and lots more!
    Kelli Butler (known online as The Opera Geek) is a professional opera singer, aria slinging mercenary, and Actual Bard. * She is an award-winning (actually, not just from my mom) opera soprano whose roles include Queen of the Night, Hanna Glawari, Musetta, Violetta, and more.
    When not performing - say, during a pandemic - she can be found playing games on her twitch channel or appearing in a multitude of other TTRPG/D&D shows, including the new campaign "Let's get Wildemount!", set in the Critical role universe. 
    Kelli is the co-author of the best-selling College of the Opera bard subclass for bards, which can be found on the DMsGuild. She lives in NY with her husband Justin and their two very irrational pets, Bones and Scotty.

    • 58 min
    Susie Sahim- Art RPGs, Paper Demon, Google Doodles, Anime, Creative Processes, and Overcoming Artist Block

    Susie Sahim- Art RPGs, Paper Demon, Google Doodles, Anime, Creative Processes, and Overcoming Artist Block

    Join us as Susie Sahim and I chat about the artistic process, art RPGs, working as a Google Doodler, and lots more!
     
    Susie Sahim is an entrepreneur, illustrator, animator, and web developer based in San Jose, CA. She worked for Google for 13 years, during which she delighted people by created more than 100 doodles as a Google Doodler, and later going on to become a tech lead for a code library, leading and mentoring a team of web developers. In 2019, she left the corporate world to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Her mission is to motivate artists with art role playing games on PaperDemon.com, an art and writing community. She's passionate about the importance of communities to help neurodivergent creators feel accepted, build confidence, and overcome art block.  
     
    PaperDemon Art and Writing community
    https://www.paperdemon.com
     
    My personal blog (includes more social links)
    https://www.bogusred.com
     
    Youtube channel - videos that talk about art and motivation
    http://youtube.com/paperdemon
     
    Twitter:
    https://www.twitter.com/bogusred
     
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/bogusred

    • 42 min
    Juliet Morse Aucreman- Music, Occupational Therapy, Piano Lessons, and Making a User's Manual for Your ADHD Mind

    Juliet Morse Aucreman- Music, Occupational Therapy, Piano Lessons, and Making a User's Manual for Your ADHD Mind

    Check out episode 11 with Juliet, where we discuss playing piano, occupational therapy, learning how to learn, and much more!
     
    Juliet Morse Aucreman is a piano teacher, composer, writer, artist, and occupational therapist living in San Clemente, California.
    Juliet was a piano performance major at Eastman School of Music, holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester and an MS in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. She has pursued advanced coach training through ADDCA (the ADD Coaching Academy). Juliet is a SIPT-Certified pediatric occupational therapist. She has published over 80 humorous and thoughtful pieces in national and local print publications including Attention Magazine.
    In 2019, Juliet released her book and music album Fireflies of the Mind: A Journey into Mindfulness and Inner Strength. Fireflies of the Mind is a literary, musical, artistic, and philosophical journey for multiple age groups. Through playful thoughtfulness and whimsical imagery, readers and listeners come to embrace parts of themselves they may have rejected, and discover new ways to see strengths in their individual differences. Fireflies of the Mind, inspired by the wonderful coursework from the ADD coaching academy, celebrates individuality and unique brain wiring and helps participants actively see new ways of being, growing, and joining the world around them.
    Juliet is currently at work on her second book/music album, The Crimson Heartstone: A Journey towards Courage and Heart. ADD characteristics can easily be spotted in the main characters of both books. 
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliet.multi.media/
    Fireflies of the Mind: https://www.firefliesofthemind.com/ 

    • 51 min

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