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Windowsill Chats is a podcast for artists and creatives, curated by Margo Tantau. Margo is a well known connector, curator, collector & collaborator. Over the last several decades, she has made it her mission to help other creatives step into their highest ability and find their mojo. Windowsill Chats is community-driven podcast aiming to bring together artists and creators from every corner- so grab something to drink or your sketchbook, and join Margo in her windowsill!

Windowsill Chats Margo Tantau

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 158 Ratings

Windowsill Chats is a podcast for artists and creatives, curated by Margo Tantau. Margo is a well known connector, curator, collector & collaborator. Over the last several decades, she has made it her mission to help other creatives step into their highest ability and find their mojo. Windowsill Chats is community-driven podcast aiming to bring together artists and creators from every corner- so grab something to drink or your sketchbook, and join Margo in her windowsill!

    An honest, important, raw and expansive conversation on creativity, and how we interact with it. With delightful award-winning art advisor, author, & curator, Maria Brito

    An honest, important, raw and expansive conversation on creativity, and how we interact with it. With delightful award-winning art advisor, author, & curator, Maria Brito

    This week’s conversation will have you holding on to your windowsill as Margo and her guest have an honest and expansive conversation around creativity - from distractions to mindset, habits, and so much more. Margo is joined by Maria Brito, an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, author, and curator. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies large and small and, in 2019, she launched “Jumpstart”, an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Want to know the secrets of how to create art for commercially successful product at all levels of the marketplace? Thought so. Chris Chun dishes on dishes... and all the rest.

    Want to know the secrets of how to create art for commercially successful product at all levels of the marketplace? Thought so. Chris Chun dishes on dishes... and all the rest.

    Margo is joined by Australian artist and award winning designer Chris Chun. Chris has an appetite for fun, adventure and great food. His creativity and ‘say yes to everything’ attitude has taken him all over the world, working for renowned textile studios. Since 2005, Chris has been licensing his artwork to a select group of companies worldwide in tabletop, stationery, home decor and gift accessories.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Mindset matters. Desi Creswell on how to stop feeling overwhelmed and intentionally create self-defined success.

    Mindset matters. Desi Creswell on how to stop feeling overwhelmed and intentionally create self-defined success.

    This week Margo brings on Certified Life & Business Coach for interior designers, Desi Creswell. Desi is a former interior designer and found herself at a crossroads when she was exhausted from the hamster wheel and wanted to get out of the hustle in her career as a new mom. From there she found a way to get out of her busy work and now coaches designers through mindset tools and practical strategies so that they can make the time to build meaningful progress toward their business and life goals.

    • 51 min
    How do you measure your own success? Margo & Nataley dig into important creative business tips.

    How do you measure your own success? Margo & Nataley dig into important creative business tips.

    Margo sits down with community co-creator and handmade business consultant, Nataley Shepherd. Margo and Nataley co-lead a dynamic membership called Relish Your Creativity where they aim to help each member move their own creative needle, find community and clarity, and balance mindset and business goals. In this episode, they discuss how to measure success for you in your own unique way and then tips on how to get there.

    • 34 min
    How making art can become a way of life. Abby Jacobs shares insights & thoughts on how to align with what's right for you.

    How making art can become a way of life. Abby Jacobs shares insights & thoughts on how to align with what's right for you.

    Margo is joined by Abby Jacobs. As far back as she can remember, the happiest times in her life are when she’s had some kind of creative routine and she believed in art making as a way of life so deeply that she pursued a master’s degree in transpersonal counseling and art therapy after studying art and psychology/human services as an undergraduate. They discuss her art therapy background and how she uses it in her daily creative practices, the importance of creative outlets and more.

    • 35 min
    Kirsten Katz on owning your authenticity. Make art that lights you up! If you draw what you love, you'll get noticed for it. Promise.

    Kirsten Katz on owning your authenticity. Make art that lights you up! If you draw what you love, you'll get noticed for it. Promise.

    Margo has a thought provoking conversation with Australian artist and surface pattern designer Kirsten Katz. Kirsten specializes in designs that incorporate botanical motifs, bold patterns, geometrics and modern florals. Her work combines traditional art practices, hand drawn illustrations, mixed media painting, vibrant colors and textures to create designs that are bold and on trend.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

cowbjdfwibibdeSmitty ,

So inspiring!

Love your podcast and particularly adored your talk with Maria Brito. She is inspiring and such a delight!

happy fortune ,

Excellent resource for artists

Wonderful podcast for creatives! Lots of great resources, information and encouragement. Thank you Margo;)

LaMicah Hughbanks ,

Diversity

I enjoy the conversations on the show and find them inspiring. However, as a woman of color I’m not able to fully relate to the guest speakers. It would be nice for this podcast to be have a diverse group of guests on the show as well as conversations about adversities faced by minorities in the art community. I also would suggest making the podcast more fluid with gender as well. There is much more to creatives than just mainly one group of people.

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