32 episodes

A show that digs deeper into the creative life of contemporary artists of color.  Discover what feeds their creativity and how they found (or are finding) their artistic voice. Through these intimate and candid conversations, you will gain insights into the lives of creative professionals of color that are hard to find anywhere else.

This is How We Create Martine Severin

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A show that digs deeper into the creative life of contemporary artists of color.  Discover what feeds their creativity and how they found (or are finding) their artistic voice. Through these intimate and candid conversations, you will gain insights into the lives of creative professionals of color that are hard to find anywhere else.

    32. How To Create Figurative Art - Ayana Ross

    32. How To Create Figurative Art - Ayana Ross

    Episode 32 How Ayana Ross Became a Figurative Painter


    Ayana Ross is an American figurative artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds an MA degree in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, a MA in Liberal Art from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and a BS in Design and Merchandising from Georgia Southern University.


    She has exhibited in several group shows, including The Bennett Prize II, Rising Voices group exhibition that will exhibit throughout the United States until 2023.


    In addition, her work is held in a number of prominent collections worldwide. In 2020, Ross was named a recipient of the National Black Art Forward Artist Grant.


    In 2021 Ross was named the winner of The Bennett Prize II, the largest prize offered solely to women figurative painters. 


    Get to know Ayana Ross:


    https://www.ayanaross.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/ayanarossart/


    Keep up with Martine Severin https://martineseverin.com/ Follow This Is How We Create on IG. https://www.instagram.com/thisishowwecreate_/



    Thanks for listening. This is How We Create is produced and edited by me, Martine Severin. Production help has been provided by Ray Abercrombie!

    • 42 min
    31. How to Become an Epic Improv Comic with Joy Dolo

    31. How to Become an Epic Improv Comic with Joy Dolo

    I’m so happy to welcome Joy Dolo to the podcast today.

    Joy Dolo is an Actor, Writer, Educator, and Podcast Host based in Minneapolis, Minnesota!


    She is an avid comedienne and is the co-creator of Blackout Improv, the first all black Improv troupe in Minnesota.

    Joy also Hosts for American Public Media Kids podcasts "Forever Ago" - a fun podcast that explores the history of objects. By the way, Forever Ago is back it’s hilarious so give it a listen if you have kiddos. And even give it a listen without kids. You’ll have fun!

    During our time together Joy and I discuss her journey to improv and comedy as well as how vulnerability can be a conduit to creativity. She even shares an exercise you can use to ground yourself so that you can guarantee your success in what you achieve.


    As you’ll be able to tell, Joy and I had a great time together. I hope you enjoy your conversation as well.
    Listen to Forever Ago: https://www.brainson.org/collection/forever-ago-podcast 
    Contact at joydolo.org
    Keep up with Martine Severin https://martineseverin.com/ Follow This Is How We Create on IG. https://www.instagram.com/thisishowwecreate_/ 
 Thanks for listening. This is How We Create is produced and edited by me, Martine Severin. Production help has been provided by Ray Abercrombie!

    • 33 min
    How to Failure Can Help You Succeed

    How to Failure Can Help You Succeed

    Episode: 30

    We’ll start Season 3 talking about a dirty word that starts with the letter F!

    No, not that F, silly! We’re going to talk about that other F that has us cringing, second guessing ourselves and dealing with the consequences of our actions and inactions. We’re going to talk about Failure!

    We've invited two past guests and one guest from Season 3 to talk with you about Failure.  Each person will share a memory of when things didn’t quite worked out as expected and in turn share what they learned from that episode of their life.

    First up is Kristyn Ivey (Episode 23) who shares a financial failure with credit cards that would end up changing her relationship with money.

    Priya Shah (Episode 26) shares what happens when a partnership fails and why it’s important to outline out shared values when entering into partnerships.

    As a sneak peek into Season, 3, you’ll get to meet Farissa Knox from a coming episode. Farissa shares 3 failures she encountered while running her media company. One such fumble includes when to seek out financing necessary to keep her business afloat, another is on the power of persistence, and lastly she tackles perfection!

    I hope you’ll enjoy the show. Send us a voice memo to martine@martineseverin.com to share your dances with “failure!” I’d love to feature you on the next Failure round up!

    Here’s to welcoming more F bombs in your life.

    Keep up with Martine Severin https://martineseverin.com/

    Follow This Is How We Create on IG. https://www.instagram.com/thisishowwecreate_/



    Thanks for listening. This is How We Create is produced and edited by me, Martine Severin. Production help has been provided by Ray Abercrombie!

    • 17 min
    ICYMI: How Raymond Bonilla creates spontaneity in his paintings

    ICYMI: How Raymond Bonilla creates spontaneity in his paintings

    Hello! Martine Severin here.

    The best artists create work that seems simply effortless. As an illustrator and fine artist, Raymond Bonilla’s work captures beautiful fleeting moments.

    During our time together Ray tells us how he came to fall in love with illustration and with fine art.   We spend some time talking about how you don’t have to born an artist. You can acquire the skills and later turn those skills into your own style. Lastly, we turn our attention to the art of process and how Raymond’s teachers have influenced and guided him along his journey!

    Enjoy!

    Learn more about Raymond Bonilla: https://www.raymondbonilla.com/ https://www.instagram.com/raybonillapainter/ 

    Live Brush - Twitch link: https://www.twitch.tv/livebrush  

    Live Brush - YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoA3RO9a683hh4eWP3PiHVA  

    Meibohm Fine Arts: https://www.meibohmfinearts.com/artists/details/1465  

    Abend Gallery:https://abendgallery.com/artist/raymond-bonilla  

    Arcadia Contemporary: http://www.arcadiacontemporary.com/catalogs/2020/five-and-under-revised.php/   

    Stay connected with Martine Séverin:

    https://martineseverin.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/martine.sev...

    This is How We Create has been edited by Henry Edwards

    • 1 hr 4 min
    ICYMI: How Danielle Chutinthranond Found Ceramics

    ICYMI: How Danielle Chutinthranond Found Ceramics

    In Case You Missed It (ICYMI), take a listen to one of my favorite conversations with Chicago-based ceramicist, Danielle Chutinthranond of Monsoon Pottery.

    Essentialism and minimalism are always on Danielle's mind when creating. To that end, she believes that the objects in our homes should be useful, durable, and beautiful. In service to these beliefs, all of her work is microwave, dishwasher, and even oven safe. Beautiful doesn’t have to be precious. Useful can still be romantic. Danielle specializes in ceramic dinnerware and housewares. She credits her inspiration to nature, classic Asian motifs, Chinatown, and—over everything else—restaurant and food culture.

    She grew up in a Thai/Pacific rim restaurant in upstate New York and learned from a very young age that food is special, personal, and becomes even more meaningful when presented with care and attention to detail. Each piece Danielle makes is focused on enhancing the beauty and ritual of your table.

    Monsoon Pottery:  https://monsoonpottery.com/

    Connect with Danielle on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/monsoonpottery/

    Book Recommendation: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

    How to be an AntiRacist  by Ibram X. Kendi

    This is How We Create has been edited by Casandra Voltolina.

    Stay connected with Martine Séverin:

    https://martineseverin.com/

    • 1 hr 16 min
    How Brent Lewis creates a more dynamic photo industry

    How Brent Lewis creates a more dynamic photo industry

    Brent Lewis is a Photo Editor based out of New York City, co-founder of Diversify.Photo. He hails from the greatest city in the world Chicago, South Side to be exact.

    Brent is a photo editor at The New York Times working on the Express Desk, assigning visual coverage of breaking and viral news across the globe.

    Brent was a Photo Editor at The Washington Post. Formerly, he was the Senior Photo Editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated, where he drove the visual language of the website that is based around the intersection of sports, race, and culture.

    Before turning his life over to photo editing, he was a staff photojournalist with stints at The Denver Post, The Rockford Register Star, and the Chillicothe Gazette.

    “Until lions find their storytellers stories about hunting will always glorify the hunters.”

    -African proverb

    Get to know Brent Lewis

    http://www.blewisphoto.com/

    https://diversify.photo/



    Catch up with your host, Martine Séverin

    www.martineseverin.com

    https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/

    This is How We Create has been edited by the lovely Casandra Voltolina

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Serge In Oz ,

Insightful and entertaining

I love listening to Martine’s conversations with artists of color. It’s such a treat to discover new talents and artists.

bhum ,

wonderful!

Martine’s interviews feel like natural conversations between interesting, creatives. Martine’s open style generates personal stories about professional journeys and the narratives are fascinating. It’s affirming to hear about the struggles that lead to success. I found myself writing notes to remember words of inspiration. I can’t wait for more.

torie c ,

A must listen!

The host’s warm and inquisitive personality allows the listener to feel like you are part of the conversation. The candid interviews between the host and the guest artists are educational and inspiring! I can’t wait to hear more!

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