This week on Chatty Crafties: Angelica Norton: Landscape Designer, Mother of 2, and binge-crafter vs. Amber Moreno: career-averse Personal Organizer, Mother, of 1 and serial procrastinator. Will one out-craft the other? Will questions and answers clash in a heated discussion while the a/c remains off to minimize background noise? Will it all end up on the cutting room floor? We’re pitting host against producer this week for a very special episode.
YOUR HOMEWORK THIS WEEK: make TEN of something, or scribble out 3 morning pages.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Do you ever go back to read, listen to, or watch your old work? Also, show us pics of your personal workspace.
Angelica performing in Testify
Angelica’s baby blanket series
Angelica’s renditions of 10
Angelica’s mermaid skirt
Angelica getting her hands dirty
Angelica’s jewelry organizer (collaboration w/ Matt)
Amber in Cabernet Cabaret singing Too Darn Hot
Amber’s Chalk handwriting from her library days
Amber’s morning pages
Amber on set for One Room Schoolhouse’s “Audition”
Amber polishing a wedding bouquet before it went down the aisle
Amber backstage during “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told”
Whatever I can do, to get through, to get the creativity out. I’m a vomit artist. I’m not a – I mean, I will, like, just throw up art, all over the place. I need to make it. Once the idea is in my head, I need to make it. And if it doesn’t come out the way it looks in my head, that’s fine. I’m expressing.
That’s Genevieve. Therapist, Celebrant, soon to be mother-of-two…and my very first artistic rival from 1999. She joins us on our maiden voyage to chat about poetry, playtime, and the sinister presence of artistic wounding. If you or someone you know suffers from such a thing, don’t go away.
Genevieve Saenz is a celebrant and expressive arts therapist, providing marriage and family counseling services through her practice Passageway Arts. You can also find her via @passagewayarts on Instagram.
Have you ever tried art therapy? It’s a lovely way to explore feelings and emotions that don’t always translate perfectly into words. Leave a comment or write us on Twitter and Instagram using #chattycrafties.
Artwork (photos provided by Genevieve Saenz)
Genevieve and Kate at the Art of the Heart workshop
Mobile making (photos provided by Genevieve Saenz)
Leading us through an office blessing in February 2018
Process (photos provided by Genevieve Saenz)