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note・ations | 01 workshop prep

[EPISODE 1] In which Kimberly chats about preparing for an upcoming hand lettering workshop, and shares her favorite materials and what she's looking forward to most. [MENTIONS] • Sewciety Studio, now Common Thread Claremont [ABOUT] note·ations plural noun a series of audible letters from artist Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit, a podcast in which episodes are very much akin to sitting down together for a cozy conversation over a cup of tea to chat about all manner of things within the realm of the artist narrative, heartfelt creativity, and running an intentional small business For goodies in your inbox, join my monthly Paper Trails e-newsletter. #noteationspodcast

note・ations | 00 introduction

[INTRO] In which Kimberly offers an explanation as to how Note•ations came to be and what listeners can expect to find within each episode to come. [ABOUT] note·ations plural noun a series of audible letters from artist Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit, a podcast in which episodes are very much akin to sitting down together for a cozy conversation over a cup of tea to chat about all manner of things within the realm of the artist narrative, heartfelt creativity, and running an intentional small business For goodies in your inbox, join my monthly Paper Trails e-newsletter. #noteationspodcast

the importance of trying something new

I'm a creature of habit who thrives on routine and clear expectations. I revel in organized outlines and clear margins and tried-and-true methods because they keep my focus on point and help me to move in a trajectory of improved skill or desired result. The more limited the playing field, the more control I seem to have over it. And the more control I have, the more confident I feel in my ability to deliver. Structure makes me feel that much safer, residing within the confines of what I know best, have practiced most frequently, for which I have received positive feedback, and found the most "success." Expanding imagination outside familiarity Yet I believe that there is something outside s

sparking creativity through community

Being the introvert and happy homebody I am, I'm quite content to spend hours on end alone or at the very least in solitary fashion working away. Yet, I love and thrive on quality time- either 1:1 or in smaller, intimate groups where you can really talk and get into things, truly know people and be known by sharing yourself in turn. I love sitting down with a friend for coffee and candid conversation without a care of the time. Over the last year or so, I've learned how invaluable creative community can be to keep me motivated, accountable, aware, and challenged, along with an overarching kindred sense of home. This month is National Craft Month, and I've been thinking a lot about what it me

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