A podcast where I chat with my creative friends to get inspired by everyday art.
The Craft Of Sleep
It's been a minute since I release an episode. I actually recorded this with Amber Moreno, Diana Stahl, and Genevieve Saenz back in August, but because of 2020, I needed to rest. You may be experiencing something similar. If you'd like to snuggle in and think about sleep hygiene and bediquette, please get in your favorite position under a soft blanket and join us for this week's episode.
Chatty Kid Takeover
That's me, Angelica Norton. For this episode, my chatty daughters, Eloise and Ansley, took over my hosting duties to ask me some of the questions I normally pose to my guests and to give crafting advice. Now, more than ever, it's important to be creative so we don't feel stir-crazy in the midst of a pandemic, and in order to find ways to express our tumultuous feelings during social unrest. Let's all shift perspective and ask questions to see what we can learn from each other - and like Eloise says, "actually listen."
Inner City Dreamer: Kendall Angelle
That's Kendall Angelle. As a Black creative with his finger on the pulse of art, music, fashion, and culture, he curates and shares incredible artists and ideas on his website, Fresh Aesthetic. We were good friends in high school back in Houston and the early years of when we both moved to Austin after graduation. In support of Black Lives Matter and protests against police violence, I wanted to use my platform to elevate voices of color, so I reached out to my old pal. And it seems especially appropriate to support someone who is going out of his way to support other creatives.
Handbag Poetry Night
This week on a special Handbag Hangout Poetry night, I've rounded up Amber, Diana, Sara, Maria, and Genevieve to read poetry with me. Our friendship was cultivated while writing poetry and furiously journaling in high school in the late 90's, which bound us tightly as very close friends over the past 20 years. Since becoming adults, we have made a point to meet monthly (to reinforce and celebrate our identities before we became partners, spouses, mothers, or professional people), which came to be known as Handbag Hangouts as a dirty joke over beers. Since COVID-19, we've upped our Handbags to a weekly Zoom meeting to dish out our love and support for each other. (Please do forgive the quality of the recording since we weren't able to meet in person.)
Collager In Quarantine: Matt Norton
That's Matt Norton. My sweet husband sat down with me again for a quarantine special to explain modular synthesizers to me. We want to de-mystify modular synths to inspire our friends out there to use this time at home to get creative. We also want to look at the positive sides of being in quarantine, because it’s incredibly overwhelming otherwise. We hope you guys are staying healthy and safe, or are resting if you need to recover from being sick. We love you.
Bark Eater: Neal Stilley
That's Neal Stilley. Friction-fire starter, atlatl thrower, tool-maker, Vietnam vet, and student of nature – Neal loves to share his incredibly extensive knowledge of primitive technologies to bring a connective tissue to how people lived in a simpler time. He brought his collection of hand-made tools and scat display boxes over to my house to bring life to his stories, which he uses in his outreach classes. If you catch him at any of his east texas courses this spring, kick off your shoes and get ready to touch some bones.