CraftyPod #66: Creating Every Day, with Kirsty Hall

28 Dec 2007

 
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In this show:

- An interview with artist Kirsty Hall, about her year of daily making, The Diary Project.

- Thoughts on how making something every day will change you, and challenge you.

- Excellent advice for embarking on a daily practice of your own.

Kirsty Hall's Links:

- Kirsty's artist website.

- Kirsty's main blog.

- The Diary Project Blog.

- The Diary Project Flickr Set.

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Comments

I am 30 days into a year-long art project (with a different scope and purpose) and was excited about this podcast topic. Even with just the small amount of time I've invested so far, I can relate to many of the things the artist had to say.

Fascinating interview and another great podcast, thanks!


Thank you for doing this interview. Someone had pointed me to the artist's blog earlier this year and I remember looking through the envelopes.

I was referred here by a member of the Creative Mom Podcast chat group. I didn't know about your podcast before. Great job! I plan to listen to some in your archives and will look forward to future podcasts. I plan to link to your podcast from my blog, too.

Happy New Year!


thought you'd appreciate seeing a reference to craftypod, and this podcast in particular, at
http://www.creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2007/12/a-timely-messag...


What a great interview! And so inspiring.

Just after listening, I read a fun blurb in the Chicago Tribune (12/30/2007, Section 13 page 10) which was really rerun from Nov. 11, about a woman who rented a storage space near her work so that on her lunch breaks she had a place to craft. How cool is that??? She makes jewelry, sews, does some ironing. A way better lunch break than any of her co-workers have, I would say.

Thanks again for inspiring us all.


What a fantastic interview! Very inspiring, but still with great touches of teh reality of taking on such a big project - I love that.

I think "creative composting" is my new favorite phrase! :)


Fabulous!
I'm not sure how I ever stray from craftypod, life's distractions I suppose, but I like that someone who's blog or work I enjoy always pops up and directs me back to hear what they sound like in real life, and naturally I stick around and listen to more because they all talk so well about their chosen areas, and Kirsty is no exception. One of the reasons I so much enjoy her various blogs and journals is because of the way she expresses herself so well, and the fact that she is so fantastically creative despite having CFS.

Whenever I look at her Diary project I always love the drawings (I'm a sucker for the organic, and also for black, white and red) but the thing that strikes me most is that she DID it, did it every day and the WALKED to the post box. My post box is about 10 mins walk and I know that there are days when it just would not happen for me (I also have CFS) because my brain would say 'hey, you don't HAVE to do it', so I am really inspired by that level of commitment to her art.

Also, for me, just hearing Kirsty has been so lovely. We are both Scottish but have never met, we know each other purely through our blogs. For me hearing her today was like living in a foreign country and then getting a package from home full of shortbread, oatcakes, tunnock's teacakes and irn bru. Such a treat.

It was great, I felt so Scottish and so connected with home. I think the feeling was so pronounced because my CFS has been so bad in 2007 that I've been increasingly stuck at home and too tired to talk to people, so the only conversation I have is with my best friend who is English. To hear that Scottish voice talking about a subject that is so important to me, and for that person to be someone I already have a connection with, has been a highlight of the holidays. Thank you both for making it happen.


What a fantastic interview! Very inspiring, but still with great touches of teh reality of taking on such a big project - I love that.

I think "creative composting" is my new favorite phrase! :)


I am 30 days into a year-long art project (with a different scope and purpose) and was excited about this podcast topic. Even with just the small amount of time I've invested so far, I can relate to many of the things the artist had to say.

Fascinating interview and another great podcast, thanks!


What a great interview! And so inspiring.

Just after listening, I read a fun blurb in the Chicago Tribune (12/30/2007, Section 13 page 10) which was really rerun from Nov. 11, about a woman who rented a storage space near her work so that on her lunch breaks she had a place to craft. How cool is that??? She makes jewelry, sews, does some ironing. A way better lunch break than any of her co-workers have, I would say.

Thanks again for inspiring us all.


thought you'd appreciate seeing a reference to craftypod, and this podcast in particular, at
http://www.creativeeveryday.com/creativeeveryday/2007/12/a-timely-messag...


Thank you for doing this interview. Someone had pointed me to the artist's blog earlier this year and I remember looking through the envelopes.

I was referred here by a member of the Creative Mom Podcast chat group. I didn't know about your podcast before. Great job! I plan to listen to some in your archives and will look forward to future podcasts. I plan to link to your podcast from my blog, too.

Happy New Year!


Fabulous!
I'm not sure how I ever stray from craftypod, life's distractions I suppose, but I like that someone who's blog or work I enjoy always pops up and directs me back to hear what they sound like in real life, and naturally I stick around and listen to more because they all talk so well about their chosen areas, and Kirsty is no exception. One of the reasons I so much enjoy her various blogs and journals is because of the way she expresses herself so well, and the fact that she is so fantastically creative despite having CFS.

Whenever I look at her Diary project I always love the drawings (I'm a sucker for the organic, and also for black, white and red) but the thing that strikes me most is that she DID it, did it every day and the WALKED to the post box. My post box is about 10 mins walk and I know that there are days when it just would not happen for me (I also have CFS) because my brain would say 'hey, you don't HAVE to do it', so I am really inspired by that level of commitment to her art.

Also, for me, just hearing Kirsty has been so lovely. We are both Scottish but have never met, we know each other purely through our blogs. For me hearing her today was like living in a foreign country and then getting a package from home full of shortbread, oatcakes, tunnock's teacakes and irn bru. Such a treat.

It was great, I felt so Scottish and so connected with home. I think the feeling was so pronounced because my CFS has been so bad in 2007 that I've been increasingly stuck at home and too tired to talk to people, so the only conversation I have is with my best friend who is English. To hear that Scottish voice talking about a subject that is so important to me, and for that person to be someone I already have a connection with, has been a highlight of the holidays. Thank you both for making it happen.