046 The Craft of Sleep

Oh my God, this is so much mom porn. You’re going to have to put an advisory up the front of this episode. Say, “Look out, we’re going to be talking about naps. We’re going to be talking about enjoying yourself before bed. We’re going to be talking about sand…and the beach. Yeah. -Amber

It’s so relaxing… -Angelica

It’s been a minute since I release an episode. I actually recorded this with Amber Moreno, Diana Stahl, and Genevieve Saenz back in August, but because of 2020, I needed to rest. You may be experiencing something similar. If you’d like to snuggle in and think about sleep hygiene and bediquette, please get in your favorite position under a soft blanket and join us for this week’s episode.

Amber’s sleepy Spotify playlists:

Late night: warning: more for bedtime than going to sleep, if you know what I mean

Shhhh: tracks curated to help you fall asleep

Angelica’s sleepy podcasts:

The Empty Bowl – a meditative podcast about cereal from cereal eater Justin McElroy and Cerealously.net creator Dan Goubert

Nothing Much Happens – bedtime stories for grown ups by Kathryn Nicolai

My Brother My Brother and Me – The McElroy brothers are here to take your questions and turn them, alchemy-like, into wisdom.

Genevieve’s sleepy instagram recommendation:

The Nap Ministry – by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. 

021 Holiday Warm Up

This week on Chatty Crafties we’re whettin your whistle for the holidays. You’ll remember Genevieve Saenz from way back in episode one. She and Amber have been offering holiday arts workshops to the public for years: crafting sessions that exercise the creative and emotional muscles often left untouched throughout the holiday hustle. So, before you start thinking about what to bring down from the attic and how many presents you’re planning to crochet, consider taking a different approach to the most wonderful time of the year.

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Email genevieve@passagewayarts.com to inquire about Ghosts: An Evening with What Haunts You on October 28th in a to-be-determined park location in Austin.

Please start sending in your handmade Halloween costumes of your childhood or that you made for your own kiddos.  Send them to chattycrafties@gmail.com.

Check out Fortlandia, the exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center open Sept. 29 to Feb 28.  Angelica and Matt’s fort is called Blanket Fort; photos below.  Please tag either @chattycrafties or @openenvelopestudio so that we can share it on the Open Envelope Studio Insta stories.