26 episodes

How do artists come up with ideas for their next painting? How do CEOs disrupt industries? How do chefs combine unexpected ingredients? Find out what made them think, “I can do it.” Visual artist and creativity expert Vania Vananina talks to all kinds of magical humans to inspire you to take the leap and lead a creative life.

Magical Humans Vania Vananina

    • Design
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

How do artists come up with ideas for their next painting? How do CEOs disrupt industries? How do chefs combine unexpected ingredients? Find out what made them think, “I can do it.” Visual artist and creativity expert Vania Vananina talks to all kinds of magical humans to inspire you to take the leap and lead a creative life.

    Live Episode with Drea Johnson and Alyssarhaye Graciano

    Live Episode with Drea Johnson and Alyssarhaye Graciano

    In this episode, the final episode of season one of Magical Humans, I talked to Drea Johnson and Alyssarhaye Graciano. This episode was a special presentation taped live as a part of Portland Textile Month at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. These are two textile artists, two women of color, and two insightful and thoughtful human beings that I was so excited to talk to. Alyssarhaye is the woman behind BlackSheepMade, a fiber art business based in Portland, OR. What started as a way to fund an internship abroad while in college has become a business that puts on public installations, pop-ups, and traveling workshops. Plus she just finished writing a book! Drea is the woman behind Hidden Opulence, a Design House focused in apparel sustainability and upcycling. The business works with brands for small batch production and batch alterations, as well as individuals for tailoring, mending, or reimagining garments. 
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 56 min
    Hana Nobel: Writer Part 2

    Hana Nobel: Writer Part 2

    Hana Nobel is a writer, storyteller, and adventure seeker about her career. Hana is a freelance writer who writes her own pieces as well as writing copy, blogs, newsletters, and more for other brands. In 2015, her article about eating at the worst-reviewed San Francisco restaurants on Yelp went viral! Hana goes on the most AMAZING adventures and her life is filled with color and silliness.
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 33 min
    Hana Nobel: Writer Part 1

    Hana Nobel: Writer Part 1

    Hana Nobel is a writer, storyteller, and adventure seeker about her career. Hana is a freelance writer who writes her own pieces as well as writing copy, blogs, newsletters, and more for other brands. In 2015, her article about eating at the worst-reviewed San Francisco restaurants on Yelp went viral! Hana goes on the most AMAZING adventures and her life is filled with color and silliness.
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 33 min
    Rachel Burke: Artist & Designer Part 2

    Rachel Burke: Artist & Designer Part 2

    Rachel Burke is an Australian artist, designer, and mom. Rachel has a huge Instagram following, where she posts photos of her amazingly colorful, joyful creations: jackets and dresses made of sparkly rainbow tinsel, floral headdresses, wild jewelry, and pom poms. In addition to her business making clothing and accessories, Rachel also has an art project called Apomogy, which features anonymous apologies - both lighthearted and heartbreaking - attached to brightly colored pom poms. 
    Reserve your seat for our live recording of the season 1 finale!
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 40 min
    Rachel Burke: Artist & Designer Part 1

    Rachel Burke: Artist & Designer Part 1

    Rachel Burke is an Australian artist, designer, and mom. Rachel has a huge Instagram following, where she posts photos of her amazingly colorful, joyful creations: jackets and dresses made of sparkly rainbow tinsel, floral headdresses, wild jewelry, and pom poms. In addition to her business making clothing and accessories, Rachel also has an art project called Apomogy, which features anonymous apologies - both lighthearted and heartbreaking - attached to brightly colored pom poms. 
    Reserve your seat for our live recording of the season 1 finale!
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 43 min
    Corissa Saint Laurent: Speaker, Trainer, Entrepreneur Part 2

    Corissa Saint Laurent: Speaker, Trainer, Entrepreneur Part 2

    Corissa Saint Laurent is a powerhouse of business and marketing. As a speaker and trainer, Corissa helps female entrepreneurs transform their lives and their businesses. Her new project called Hear Me Roar is helping women find their voice and use it in a powerful way in whatever realm they choose. 
    Connect with Vania Vananina at vaniavananina.com and on Instagram @vaniavananina!
    Produced by Puddle Creative
    Music by Megan Diana
    Art by Vania Vananina and Maia Buzbee

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

heathersabrina ,

So good! Keep going!

It's so fascinating and satisfying to listen to all these wonderful people and hear their stories and struggles. Vania asks such interesting questions of her guests and really digs deeply and thoughtfully, plus, she has such a great voice!

listenandlearn333 ,

Love from first listen

Vanias energy and vibrancy are magical. She asks great questions and brings out he best in her guests.

Great listen!

dogmom1000 ,

happy to find this

i love your questions and thank you for featuring these women

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