Rank #1: Make Do 28: "The Artist Is Resident"
Julia has Done A Thing, and so we’re talking about artist residencies and creative retreats, and what those can mean.
Rank #2: Make Do 27: Take The Cake
We are celebrating our one year podiversary! And what better time to talk to Tiff’s bestie Tanya about the ups and downs of being a cake artist. (Though she might object to that word. )
Rank #3: Make Do 24: When Art Really Is Pain
There are a lot of ways to hurt yourself when you’re making stuff. We discuss ergonomics, stupid injuries, proper protection and weird helpful doodads. Plus a question about (not) comparing yourself to others.
Rank #4: Make Do 23: It All Sparks Joy, OK?
Konmari mania makes it into the Make Do studio, as we discuss if and when you should take a long hard look at your stash of craft supplies.
Rank #5: Make Do 22: We Need A Resolution
Welcome to the distant future! We’re talking about goals, aims, resolutions, and intentions, and what they can mean. (And which of them sends Tiff hiding under her desk.)
Rank #6: Make Do 20: Happy handmade!
Makers gonna make and makers gonna give. What kind of value and values do we place on homemade and handmade gifts?
Rank #7: Make Do 18: The Myth of the Tragic Artist
We do some final Inktober check-in, but mostly we talk about the idea that real art comes from pain and real artists don’t dull their pain.
Rank #8: Make Do 17: Words, Words, Words
We calm some fears about X-acto knives, and talk about writing as a creative pursuit. Do people treat it differently from painting or knitting?
Rank #9: Make Do 16: Spoopy decorations, do-overs, and some fun news!
Noisemakers and party hats - we’re now part of the Relay FM family! Also party hats and decorations because we’re talking about Halloweeny crafts and such. Plus some inktober check-in.
Rank #10: Make Do 15: Inktober
We answer a couple of listener questions, and then chew on Inktober, a 30-day inking challenge. What’s the deal, how do we feel about it, what are our strategies?