Speak the Joy!

Speak the Joy!

There’s nothing like good conversation and there's always room for more happiness and enjoyment in our lives. Seek the Joy is a lovely podcast hosted by Sydney Weiss about the importance of a life filled with (you guessed it) joy! It’s all about letting go of negative self-talk, telling your story, and reconnecting with your soul. The podcast itself is a great listen and I highly recommend checking it. I was lucky enough to be featured as the guest on Sydney's 40th episode and our conversation was incredible. You can listen to it on iTunes or her website. If you don't have time to drop everything and listen right now, I’ve decided to share three highlights from it here:

  1. It was a great talk! Even though we hadn't met in person or even chatted before, Sydney was so easy to talk to. Not only did the conversation flow… I enjoyed every second of it. It can be intimidating to speak with someone you’ve never met before, but Sydney put me at total ease and it was fun.

  2. We covered awesome topics! One of the main focuses was the connection between creativity and joy. If you read this blog or seen my YouTube channel, you know how strongly I believe in this link. The title of my book, Craft A Life You Love, hinges on creativity sparking joy and joy sparking creativity. It’s a beautiful, energetic cycle and talking with someone who values aligning with positivity was gratifying.

  3. Storytelling! We talked about the evolution of my brand and my book and my latest collaboration with Avery! For 15% off, use the discount code 15AVERYNAMY on Amazon! The story behind Craft A Life You Love and the incredible journey I went on to getting it published was part of the conversation. Hopefully, sharing my story will inspire others who need a little extra push to share their own creations, whatever they may be. If you haven't heard me get a little woo woo, this will be a great way to get filled in on how important enjoying the journey is for me.

Crafting the Right Mindset

I created a special download just for you listeners from our conversation, which can be downloaded here. You can also take a look at the show notes from Seek The Joy here.

The conversation left me feeling energized and happy. How often can you say that about something you do for work?! Thankfully it's often for me, but if it isn't for you, perhaps it's time to pause and reflect on how you can fill your days with more of the good stuff. So, what’s one thing in your life that brings you joy? Did you like the podcast episode? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/seek-the-joy-podcast/id1287315751?mt=2

Listen Now seekthejoypodcast.com/listen-now

Podcast Interview on How She Creates

How She Creates Podcast with Amy Tangerine

Several months ago I had the pleasure of recording an episode of the How She Creates podcast with the lovely Caylee and Lauren. I thought I had shared about this already on the blog, but as I get ready for another series of trips, I realized I in fact had not hit publish on this yet. We discussed one of my favorite topics: travel! I shared some of my best tips for creating while adventuring, packing just the essentials, and really savoring the experience through the process of making. It was a super fun conversation! 

You can listen to the interview AND download a free scripted quote printable here! Enjoy!

Live Inspired Podcast

Live Inspired Podcast Interview with Amy Tangerine

Recently I had a great conversation with Tracie Claiborne about the process of self-publishing and other insights into writing a book on her podcast, Live Inspired. I'm passionate about sharing my experiences with others, so being able to discuss the trajectory of the book-making journey is such a treat. Tracie is a gracious host and totally made me blush when she declared that my book is now her "go-to manual on living a creative life." What! That's a huge compliment. I am so thrilled that my words are inspiring others.

You can here our conversation here and, as always, find my book here (currently only $19 instead of $25 for a short time) - Thanks so much for your support!

Focus. Enjoy. Build.

Amy Tangerine quote

Everyone has their own unique path and story to tell. My creative journey has been full of twists and turns, as I am sure yours has too. Said this on Elise Gets Crafty season 2 podcast episode 054, which you can listen to here. Scripted my own quote, which seems a bit strange, but probably shouldn't. Are you focusing on what you love? Are you trying your best to enjoy every minute? Are you building something you are proud of? 

Still trying to spread more love and motivation for each of your Mondays this year. I'm still using this watercolor set from Michaels and a brush that says Royal 2 on it (can’t remember where it’s from, sorry!). If you have a favorite quote – silly, snarky or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!

An interview, a podcast and getting published

So much going on around here lately, but not feeling too overwhelmed. Just yet. I have three fun things to share.

1. A while back, I received an email from Susan of Fuller By Design to see if I was interested in being a part of her interview series "Motherhood by Design: 52 Creative Mothers Talk About the Intersection of Motherhood and Creativity". I was honored she reached out to me about something I find to be a fascinating topic. I loved her interview with Elise. And though I was slammed with many deadlines and other demands, I chose to make it a priority and answered her questions. Hopefully you'll enjoy reading the responses here

2. I was recently on the Paperclipping Roundtable with Noell Hyman, Izzy Video (not his real last name, but I have to call him that especially after the recording) and May Flaum. We discussed the process of the last layout we each created and I learned quite a bit! Going to try and scraplift Noell's and May's awesome layouts soon. You can listen to the episode here and also hear the name of my next collection with American Crafts!

3. It's been a while since I've been published in any magazines, so it was really fun to see the Summer 2015 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. I miss getting to hold scrapbook magazines since so many of them have gone away. Loved receiving my print copy. You can see the entire magazine online here. My colorful layout is on Page 24. 

Amy Tangerine watercolor + washi