Wednesday, December 27, 2017

29: Creative Photography with Shutter Sisters Founder with Tracey Clark


What is your artistic vision? The way you see the world is completely different than everyone else. And how incredible is that? As creative individuals, we have this great capacity to grow and heal through our art. This podcast celebrates the triumphs we as artists create, and I cannot think of a better person to celebrate with than today’s guest.
Tracey Clark is a photographer, first and foremost, but in reality, she is so much more than that! Tracey is an author, teacher, speaker, and founder of Shutter Sisters. I first learned about Tracey through her classes, but then soon discovered Shutter Sisters and was immediately on board with all that she does. Tracey lives and breathes the small moments of her life that she captures in so many fun ways. Whether you are a mom, a creative, or someone looking to add a little love to their life, you have a lot to learn from Tracey!
Tracey is all about creating safe spaces through her classes and with Shutter Sisters so that artists feel encouraged and empowered to share their vision. She challenges the idea that some people are not creative. Creative expression is more than photography and paintings. Listen today to hear us chat about what energizes Tracey, from her projects, her life’s story, and how photography is changing lives.
More in this episode:
  • All about Tracey’s diverse interests that go beyond photography.
  • Hear about Tracey’s teaching history and philosophy.
  • Tracey loves to share with people how to see the world a little differently.
  • Photography is accessible to everyone.
  • Phones or DSLR? Tracey makes a case for both!
  • Learning the artists skills are essential for boosting photography.
  • Every artist has their own vision and perspective.
  • Comparison is the worst killer of creativity.
  • Shutter Sisters was a way for artists to share photography free from comparison.
  • The work we make to please ourselves are some of the best expression of our artistic vision.
  • Tracey’s dad had a camera around, so that meant she had so many family moments captured and saved.
  • Motherhood and photography can go hand in hand.
  • Hindsight is important for Tracey’s work.
  • Join in the community events to push creativity.
  • An exciting announcement is coming in 2018.
Links:
http://traceyclark.com/
Instagram @ShutterSisters

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

28: A Creative Approach to Storytelling with Stacy Julian


Today I am excited to bring to you a pioneer of online craft courses, and one of my personal scrapbooking and storytelling heroes. Stacy Julian is with me today, and we had ourselves a grand old time chatting about creativity, the boom of the online crafting community, and the kinds of projects that light a fire within us. If it were not for Stacy’s influence, this podcast might never have existed! She is one of my personal creative inspirations, and with that, I am delighted to introduce her to all of you.
When I think of Stacy, I think of color. Color and emotion are tied up together for Stacy, and that heart and vibrancy is present throughout everything she creates. Stacy is a published author, blogger, and presenter. Her passion for preserving family stories and histories has led her to develop systems for scrapbooking and organizing photos that have revolutionized the craft for so many.
Listen to this week’s episode to find out all about what Stacy has been up to lately, her new storytelling product launch, and the classes she will be teaching in the near future. I know you will enjoy her childhood stories that she has preserved so well. I hope it inspires you to follow your curiosity and learn a story or two of your own!
More in this episode:
  • Hear all about Stacy’s journey from scrapbooking to an online creative.
  • How Stacy became the founding editor of a magazine, the author of a book, and then the creator of an site that blew up overnight,
  • Our shared love of Family History.
  • Social Media can preserve some of your family history.
  • Stacy grew up filled with opportunity for imagination.
  • Stacy is synonymous with color.
  • How Stacy’s books can help you expand your stories through scrapbooks and albums.
  • The most important guiding principles of connection.
  • The best stories from Stacy’s family history.
  • How Stacy learned to write and edit on the job.
Links:
Find Stacy Online!
http://www.stacyjulian.com/
Instagram
@StacyJulian
@StoryByStacy

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