Thursday, May 26, 2016

live inspired: brandi kincaid: thinker. maker. sharer.

This week on the Live Inspired podcast, I am so excited to share with you my heart to heart conversation with Brandi Kincaid about her utterly delightful art and soul inspiring words. If you do not already follow Brandi, before you listen to this episode, I recommend you check her out on Instagram at @brandeye8. Seeing her work and reading the letters she wrote to herself during her "week in the life" recently will give you more perspective on our conversation.

Brandi said so many amazing things in our conversation but one of the things you'll hear right off the bat is that "she gives herself grace" for her memory keeping and creative work. I think that's so important! Those words "giving myself grace" makes me kind of feel like I can breathe a deep breathe, sigh and everything will be okay. Creative work is supposed to be fun and never stressful, even when it's your job.

I just absolutely adore Brandi's illustrations and her memory keeping so I hope you'll take time to visit her Instagram account and her blog. I am just tickled pink I found such an amazing source of inspiration and it makes me wonder who else is out there that I'm missing out on!

If you know of someone who is super inspiring - let me know in the comments below. Who makes your heart go pitter-patter when it comes to their creativity? Tell me! I need to know! :)

Thanks for listening - have an awesome day!


Kim Oedekoven said...

Lovely Podcast! Brandi is always one who continues to inspire me daily! As far as other creators go, kellie winnell from Give a Girl a Blog and Leigh Ann Odininski @artfuleigh seem to get me right where it counts!XOXOX

Msaula said...

I've been waiting for you to have Brandi on your show! So excited this morning to find she was your guest! Brandi is such an inspiration in both her creative work and with her kind heart. She says, and writes, the best things. Plus..Harriet and friends...what's not to love! I've been following her since coming across some of her work on the Studio Calico site. Thank you, Tracie, for such an honest and heartfelt interview with her!

And to my horror, I heard you say you had thought about not continuing with "Live Inspired"! Please keep doing it Tracie! Between this podcast and The Scrap Gals podcast, you fill me up with inspiration, with laughs, with joy and with so much crafty information! Listening to these podcasts takes me to my happy place and I so look forward to them!!

p.s. Love the pic of Brandi you used...since it includes "the man behind the woman" too. I have one of those guys in my life too. What would we do without them?

TracieClaiborne said...

Kim - I had Leigh aka @artfulleigh on Live Inspired so be sure to check that out when you can! :)

TracieClaiborne said...

Msaula - thank you for your encouragement. I am glad to hear it means a lot to you! Not many comments are left although I know thousands are listening so it really helps me to get feedback. Maybe I'll mention that more in the show going forward. Thanks again!

Tiffany Wacaser said...

Tracie, you made an interetsing comment in this podcast that I wanted to respond to. You wondered aloud if it was worthwhile for you to be creating this podcast and if it had any value.

I can well imagine that it is an enormous time,energy, and money drain because you have to devote a lot of time to getting the guests booked,shows taped, and then edited.

I am grateful for the time and effort you put into all your podcasts. I don't listen to your Disney one because I am not really into Disney. (I know, heresy). However, I do listen religiously to Live Inspired and The Scrap Gals.

I really gain a lot from Live Inspired even though I have no interest of creating a business within the creative industry--I have other pursuits. However, the podcast is tremendously instructive for many reasons.

1) When you interview very creative people, you are essentially creating a library on creativity--or a master class on the subject. I am endlessly fascinated with how people get their ideas and how they build themselves.

2) You highlight women who are building businesses that are authentic and powerful. I'm very interested in seeing women succeed with their entrepreneurial endeavors.

3) You introduce me to new people I haven't encountered in the scrapbook industry. I have learned so much and feel like being exposed to these different artists has breathed new life into my personal scrapbooking.

4) Many of the topics you discuss have many different applications. As I learn about how these women hone their craft and talents, I find things to apply to improving my writing and other pursuits I have.

5) You show how a person can develop a business. I recently made a decision about a future career. I have lists of concrete steps to take I have learned from listening to the show.

6) Your show is a chance to meet and learn from some really amazing creative talents.

Your warmth, humor, intelligence, and curiosity really shine in each show.

You also help me decide how to spend my crafting money by highlighting superior teachers and products. I took a class from you on BPC and it was outstanding. As soon as my budget eases up, I'm going to purchase your other classes because I can guarantee I'll get my moneys worth.

Keep on rocking it!

Tiffany Wacaser

Jo-Lee said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I absolutely loved this episode! I personally am not trying to get into the creative business, but I love hearing about others journeys, and learning about great new people that inspire me. I have seen Brandi's work on Ali Edwards blog before, but hearing her story just made me fall in love with her work. I am now a dedicated follower. Thanks for all that you do Tracie!