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A podcast where I chat with my creative friends to get inspired by everyday art.

Chatty Crafties Podcast Angelica Norton

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

A podcast where I chat with my creative friends to get inspired by everyday art.

    Handbag Poetry Night

    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.)

    • 57 min
    Collager In Quarantine: Matt Norton

    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.

    • 44 min
    Bark Eater: Neal Stilley

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ambassador of String: Gretchen Du Pre

    Ambassador of String: Gretchen Du Pre

    That's Gretchen Du Prè.  Fiber artist, landscape designer, musician slash singer, mother, and beautifier.  Gretchen’s own string theory is: if there’s a way to knit it, play it, draw it, or sew it, she wants to get her hands on it.  If you see her around town and compliment something she made - watch out, you might be wearing it home.

    • 1 hr
    Word Alchemist: Ryan Dilbert

    Word Alchemist: Ryan Dilbert

    That's Ryan Dilbert.  As a creative writing teacher of 4th graders, he lovingly shapes young writers by utilizing all the other facets of his life: as a father of two young girls, husband to Julie, published author, pro wrestling journalist for Bleacher Report, stand-up comedian and performer, and tattoo artist and illustrator.  In his summers off, he's hungry to do more, like developing screenplays, writing another novel, and trying his hand at graphic novel.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Heart and Handmaker: Jen Grudza

    Heart and Handmaker: Jen Grudza

    That's Jen Grudza.  Project Coordinator for Moontower, quilter, bag-maker, dog parent to Mr. Winston, and wife.  She is my new crafty inspiration and muse.  I’m drawn to her because I relate to her need to make soft or yummy things to give away, like hugs.  Recently she has been exploring a functional style with durable materials like canvas, leather, and cork, and upcycling old jeans.  Her beautiful handmade items involve slicing intricate patterns and following complicated directions - that I’m anxious to get a lesson on now that I bought my first paper-piecing quilt pattern.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

bermandswale ,

MOTIVATING!!!

I love that this podcast highlights the catharsis of having creative outlets and tries to dissolve the preciousness of artistic endeavors.

Nick and Vince ,

Prcocress

Sometimes process is more interesting then the result! Listen to this great podcast from Austin, Texas the leading city of creativity as these ladies give tips and ideas of how to create or design, dresses, crochet, knitting, handbags, etc.
with great production and chemistry every episode is a cant miss. We just subscribed!

Troy199512 ,

Awesome

Great show! Can't wait to listen to more!

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