Windowsill Chats is a podcast for artists and creatives, curated by Margo Tantau. Margo is a creative connector, counsellor, curator, collector, collaborator and has made it her mission to help other creatives step into their highest creative ability over the last several decades. Windowsill Chats is community driven podcast aiming to bring together artists and creators from every corner so grab a drink and join Margo in her windowsill!
From the Trenches - Best ideator ever, Ingrid Liss shares what makes designing product really tick. Plus some unbelievable true tales!
Margo meets a dear friend and mentor in her windowsill, Ingrid Liss. Ingrid is the VP of Product Development & Design at Ganz Midwest CBK. With over 28 years in the industry and extensive experience in product design and sourcing she has honed her creative talents as an inspiring mentor and leader. Her career has taken her all over the world to work with artisans and partner suppliers to bring innovative and unique products to the market.
Be willing to say yes. To your ideas, to collaboration, and to your own success with Mati Rose McDonough.
Mati Rose McDonough joins the Windowsill to talk all about her journey from legal assistant, to artist, to teaching art, and mentoring. Mati is an artist and daring adventurer. After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical,” at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Now 10+ years she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas, but embraces the adventure of life as an artist.
The Visionary's Visionary; on staying true to your creative ideals with Gary McNatton
Margo takes to her virtual Windowsill to chat with THE Gary McNatton. In simplicity, the best way to describe Gary is the nose that knows, as for him, every scent tells a story. After studying art history and psychology at Vanderbilt University, Gary lived in Chicago and Los Angeles but now resides in Marin County. His resume notes launching product design firm Mottura, Senior Vice President at Gap Inc., and Co-Owner of Hudson Grace to name a few.
Eulalia Meija: Finding a Way to be Creative is Always Worth It, Even When You Question Yourself. Conversations from Colombia.
Meeting Margo on her windowsill today is Eulalia Mejia. Eulalia is an illustrator, graphic designer and mixed media artist living in the rural mountains of Colombia. Eulalia’s painterly illustrations are a well balanced mix between traditional and digital mediums, ranging from watercolors, gouache, acrylics and collage to Illustrator, Photoshop and Procreate. Having the ability to work in both worlds brings her a sense of freedom and joyous exploration that is tangible in her designs.
Collect, Notice, Appreciate, Inspire. Getting yourself in front of your people with Kate Endle.
On this episode, Margo speaks with Illustrator and Fine Artist, Kate Endle. Kate has been illustrating professionally for over twenty five years, but art has been her main focus since her toddler years. She is currently working in several different mediums (burlap paintings, punch needle and ceramics) and you can find her selling her work at her online shop at KateEndle.com, Etsy, Pike Place Market, Caspar Babypants shows and various craft shows around the Pacific Northwest.
From Gluten Free to Being Enough. How challenges define our path and lead to sharing with a generous heart with Shauna Ahern.
#005: Margo sits down with the one and only, Shauna Ahern. Some may know Shauna as Gluten Free Girl, others may know her as Author of Enough. To Margo, she is a dear friend along with being an extremely creative and amazing writer. She has a massive heart, a fascinating curiosity, and holds many titles - mom, teacher, advocate for humans, and so many others.
Not only is Shauna a beautiful writer but she also speaks passionately and with eloquence. You don’t want to skip this one!
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LOVE this podcast!
Margo is smart, warm, and encouraging. I have been so inspired by her spirit and the stories from those she interviews. Each episode has great little nuggets of insight into this broad world of art and design. Thank you, Margo, for sharing your chats!!
Adoring this creative podcast! 🌸🌿
I lean in, listen, learn and smile. Margo’s voice is soothing and warm and it does feel as if we are enjoying some delicious coffee together. Inspiring conversations for working artists and makers, including insights into the business side of things. I forward to Wednesday’s so I can tune in while on a bike ride or while I am painting in the studio. Thank you lovely Margo for sharing your artful life and for introducing us to your wonderful and talented guests. I always come away feeling taller and smarter... and ready to create!
Super inspiring stories from creatives
I am really enjoying the back stories and unique journeys that each of your creative interviewee’s provides to the listener. It is really enjoyable for other creative people stuck in their own studios doing work, to have something like this to listen to while doing our own art. Especially during this pandemic time. Thank you Margo for bringing these success stories to the limelight.