Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Eleanor Fredrick’s art podcast “Like a Tiny Green Podcast.”
I’m not new to podcast interviews, having been featured in several others over the past few years. Interestingly, though, some of the people who have listened to my other interviews expressed hesitation about listening to this one. It seems that the topic (art) is a little off-putting or intimidating to some.
I wanted to share a little bit more about the episode because, to be perfectly honest, I can relate. As as self-taught artist in the niche of hand embroidering portraits (I mean what even is this life?) I often do not feel “qualified” to comment on art. That’s part of the reason I did the interview. I want to get better and more confident about talking about my art and process.
To help myself prepare, I asked Eleanor to send over the questions ahead of time:
Imagine my relief after reading these questions! I can talk about all of those things! The interview itself was so fun and relaxed that we ended up talking for about half an hour after the recording had finished.
The episode went live in mid-May. After it went up, I received a text from a listener with this excellent feedback: “I thought you had an interesting interview, for a subject I have no interest in learning, it kept my attention. The interviewer did a good job too.”
Then, a bonus podcast episode!
Eleanor decided to pull words of advice from previous guests and compile them into an episode aimed at encouraging and inspiring her listeners. She chose clips from ten different interviews, including mine!
Some of the other artists also work in hand embroidery but not all of them. If you’re a crafter or aspiring artist, this episode will give you a lift with a dash of advice.
You can listen to these episodes on any podcast platform with a quick search of “Like a Tiny Green Podcast” or by clicking here:
If you’ve already listened, leave a comment letting me know what you thought!