Aimed at creators, entrepreneurs, artists of all disciplines or the merely curious, So, what are you working on? is a platform for those looking to support and enrich their creative endeavors. Through conversational bi-monthly podcast episodes, SWAYWO focuses on delivering quality, poignant and humorous interviews with people who have real world experience and advice to offer an eclectic audience.
If you’re seeking inspiration to improve creative endeavors, launch a creative business, support yourself in your work, find an entry point into the possibilities of a career in the arts, or even just looking to live a more inspired life SWAYWO’s for you. SWAYWO is geared to an audience grappling with how to have a more meaningful creative life, and helps listeners identify small steps forward, by giving you some work to get you going.
Writer of all the things
Episode 12 introduces us to Jessie Kwak! Freelance writer, author of supernatural and sci-fi fiction AND ladyboss business owner. What's it like trying to balance work and creative endeavors? How do we create work that really says what we want it to? Can we say no to things that are time sucks!? Jessie shares her experiences (and her tips!) about these topics and more.
This week on episode 11, we talk with our friend Taylor Sizemore. Taylor is a designer, entrepreneur, artist and member of the growing anti algorithm "art movement". We talk business, design, SUCCESS, and what it's like working on (and designing!) a multi million dollar film set. Taylor also gives us an assignment to help us make connections with people that inspire us.
On our 10th episode, Co-host Lauren Faulkner talks to Co-host Epiphany Couch about her experience applying for a grant for SWAYWO Podcast. Epiphany discusses the grant process, how to prepare for a grant pitch (WHAT DO YOU WEAR!?) and shares some grant resources. Interested in hearing the Pitch? It's included too!
Episode 9: Cameron Hardesty
On episode 9, we talk with Cam Hardesty, floral designer, artist of business crafting and co-founder of Salon Betty. We go from reality to a WOO-WOO place and back again all the while discussing the divine feminine, intuition, permission and what it means to slooooowwwww doooooown and remember to be more playful.
Episode 8: Kelly Shetron and Heidi Sistare
On episode 8, we talk with Kelly and Heidi, creative collaborators, storytellers and founders of Two Create, a resource for creatives that explores how collaboration impacts creative work. We dig into fear, time, money, partnership, resistance and even come up with some ideas to keep each other going and build each other up! Check it out and send us a postcard.
Episode 7: Michael Richman
On episode 7, we talk with Michael Richman, owner, creative director and knitter at the Knitty Gritty NYC. Michael came to knitting and entrepreneurship after a career as a dancer and choreographer. He shares his experiences as an artist and business owner and gives us some tips on how to listen to the warning signs of stress and run towards joy in our work.
I love the dynamic between these two women. They are smart, interesting and goofy enough to keep the audience engaged. I appreciate the idea of this show for so many reasons, particularly the aspects of having a job and balancing your personal time working in a craft. I think this is an important conversation that can inspire and ultimately help people in doing what they love.