I'm Diane and I have two grand passions: making crafts and making media. That's what I write about here, and sometimes, I get all thoughtful about internet culture and creative small businesses. Thanks for stopping by! Would you like some tea?
In this podcast, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon talks with me about the actual day-to-day process of having a full-time creative career. How do you stay inspired, manage your time, and take care of all the non-creative tasks?
In this podcast, I talk with Jeffery Rudell, a paper artist who creates beautiful and unexpected things from this ephemeral material. Jeff is also an extraordinarily articulate person with great ideas on the nature of creativity. I think you’ll enjoy hearing him speak as much as I did.
In this podcast, I talk with craft entrepreneur Tara Swiger. Tara talks about the many income streams she’s developed for her small business. She explains how she evaluates a new business idea before she puts effort into developing it, and how she can tell whether an income stream is successful.
Update: The test is concluded – thanks to all who participated! If you want the new free show, you can get it here. Oh, my friends – you can’t imagine the journey of research, discovery and frustration I’ve been on with this podcast relaunch. But I’m happy to report that we may just have a …
OK… so, a while back I did a little survey to learn more about your thoughts on how I might get the CraftyPod podcast going again – this time sustainably. About 300 of you responded (thank you!), and I promised to report back on the results. So here we go. (This post got a little …
So. Last we talked, I was taking an extended leave of absence from podcasting. Lately, I’ve been thinking hard about how I might be able to bring the CraftyPod show back, and make it sustainable. I could use your help with this thinking.
Back before I stopped podcasting, I had signed up to be part of the blog tour for Kathy Cano Murillo’s new novel, Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing. So here’s a fun podcast interview with the Crafty Chica herself, all about the new book and her burgeoning career as an author of crafty fiction. If …
My Mom, Pam Harris, returns to the show to talk about planning for your holiday season. How can you fit more crafting, cooking, and fun into the holiday season? What’s the best way to plan activities, and make them happen?
Cory Huff, an online business coach for artists and crafters, talks with me about that mysterious idea: Search Engine Optimization (or, SEO). What can SEO really do for your blog or website? How does it work? And how technically-skilled do you need to be to implement it?