Welcome to a new podcast for all stitchers, embroiderers, textile artists and creative souls, where we have friendly informal conversations about what it actually means to be an artist working in textiles. Isobel and Gina are both practicing artists and tutors specialising in machine embroidery, but we’re still figuring it all out! We chat about combining the creative process with running a business and hope that you will find inspiration and support for your own creative journeys.
This episode is all about reflecting on the crazy year that was 2020, and looking ahead to 2021. Looking back, we discuss what went according to plan, what didn't, what went well, how life changed, and which changes we'd keep. Looking forward, we discuss whether it's even worth setting goals for the new year, what those goals may be, as well as some things we'd like to learn or explore further. We also talk about planning tools that we've used in the past and want to try in 2021.
Mentioned in this episode:
Izzy's next online course
Design Matters TV
Do What You Love for Life
Getting Things Done by David Allen("GTD")
Art Juice podcast
Cambridge Open Studios
The Way/Camino de Santiago
Other useful tools include Trello, which we both use to plan this podcast, and Dingbats Journals, which we're going to try out for our bullet journals. We'll report back this time next year to let you know how we get on!
The music is Dear Autumn by Ikson and you can find it at https://soundcloud.com/ikson.