77 episodes

The This is How We Create podcast 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 • 15 Ratings

The This is How We Create podcast 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.

    77. How to Create Work that Engages Your Community - Dorian Sylvain

    77. How to Create Work that Engages Your Community - Dorian Sylvain

    Have you ever thought about working with communities to create public art? Artist Dorian Sylvain shares her journey from working as a set designer in the theater to her transition as a muralist.  Hear how Dorian emphasizes community engagement and inclusivity in her work. Stay to find out the significance color and patterns play in her work.

    Episode Overview: 

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced by Martine Severin and edited by Casandra Voltolina. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    Get to know Dorian:  https://doriansylvain.com/

    Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/doriansylvain

    • 44 min
    76. Lessons Learned from 3 Years of Podcasting - Martine Severin

    76. Lessons Learned from 3 Years of Podcasting - Martine Severin

    Show Notes:  

    In this solo episode, our host Martine Severin shares five lessons she has learned since starting the podcast. The lessons include the importance of listening to your own voice and following your intuition, the concept that discipline is freedom, understanding the cost of creation, the idea of starting before you're ready, and tips for reducing filler words in conversations. 

    Episode Overview: 

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced and edited by Martine Severin. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    • 24 min
    75. How to Write Engaging Best-Selling Novels - Sherry Thomas

    75. How to Write Engaging Best-Selling Novels - Sherry Thomas

    If you ever wondered what it takes to write a gripping and engaging story, this episode with writer, Sherry Thomas is the one for you. Sherry’s personal story starts from being a stay-at-home mom to best- selling author. In this episode of “This Is How We Create” Sherry shares her writing and editing process as well as how she created the Lady Sherlock book series. 

    Sherry’s newest book, A Ruse Of Shadows, was released on June 25th, 2024.  

    Episode Overview: 

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced and edited by Martine Severin. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    Get to know Sherry: https://www.ladysherlockbooks.com/about/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/writersherrythomas/

    Buy Sherry’s books: https://www.sherrythomas.com/bookshelf.php

    • 43 min
    74. How to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Artistic Practice - Part 2 - Mojo Reed, II

    74. How to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Artistic Practice - Part 2 - Mojo Reed, II

    In Part 2 of our conversation with Mojo Reed, contemporary artist Mojo Reed, II explains how creativity formed a path to healing when the worst happened to him as a child.

    Mojo guides us through how to make work that is meaningful to you and through the key questions to ask the client before taking on a job. Don't forget to listen to Part 1 of our conversation with Mojo in episode 73.



    Episode Overview:

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram: ⁠ ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠⁠

    This is How We Create is produced by Martine Severin and edited by Casandra Voltolina. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    Get to know Mojo: ⁠https://gotthemojo.com/bio⁠

    Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/gotthemojo/⁠

    Buy Mojo’s Art: ⁠https://gotthemojo.com/commissions⁠

    • 45 min
    73. How to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Artistic Practice - Part 1 - Mojo Reed, II

    73. How to Incorporate Storytelling in Your Artistic Practice - Part 1 - Mojo Reed, II

    Have you ever wondered how muralists conceptualize and create large murals? In addition to answering this question, contemporary artist Mojo Reed, II explains how creativity formed a path to healing when the worst happened to him as a child.

    Mojo guides us through how to choose the right art school, how to negotiate art contracts and much more.

    Tune in to hear Mojo tell us about the power of storytelling in his murals, the importance of faith, and how he manages self-care. Don't forget to listen to Part 2 of our conversation with Mojo.

    Episode Overview:

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced by Martine Severin and edited by Casandra Voltolina. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    Get to know Mojo: https://gotthemojo.com/bio

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gotthemojo/

    Buy Mojo’s Art: https://gotthemojo.com/commissions

    • 47 min
    72. How to Become a Sports Photographer - Amanda J. Cain

    72. How to Become a Sports Photographer - Amanda J. Cain

    Have you ever wanted to be a sports photographer for the NBA or for the NHL? Join us as Amanda J. Cain, team photographer for the Detroit Pistons, shares her inspiring journey to redefining visual storytelling.

    Amanda shares tips on which equipment she uses to capture her signature shots and expands on how to develop your artistic voice. Whether or not you’re into sports, this episode is perfect for sharpening your photography skills and honing in on your niche.

    Episode Overview:

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced by Martine Severin and edited by Casandra Voltolina. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    Get to know Amanda: https://amandajcain.photoshelter.com/about

    Amanda's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandajcain/

    View Amanda's Art: https://amandajcain.photoshelter.com/indexEpisode Overview:

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

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

    Follow Martine on Instagram:  ⁠https://www.instagram.com/martine.severin/⁠

    This is How We Create is produced by Martine Severin and edited by Casandra Voltolina. Episode research conducted by Braila West.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

BrayAlice ,

Outstanding!

I love that Martine has created a platform to support artists that look like me. Not only does she give representation to artists of color, but she sparks interesting and informative conversations that keep us tuned in. It’s all very inspiring and entertaining.

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.

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