Color and Happy : A Podcast about Creativity
By Paige Ray | Artist + Illustrator + Podcaster
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Color and Happy is a podcast about creativity. Formally, under the name Hear Motherhood, Paige Meredith Ray is back at the microphone. She has broadened her conversations from creative motherhood to creative women in general and how they weave creativity into their everyday lives. In this new format, a small number of broadcasts will make up a "season" each episode in that season will fit around a larger concept. Season one: Creativity + Bravery. Anne Tucker has said, "All art requires courage," but what does a creative person when they realize that their everyday life requires all the bravery they thought they might ever need. This revamped season explores bravery within and outside of the creative realm. Paige will be speaking to a cancer survivor, a white mom with a mixed race child, women who are chronically ill, and a young widow. All of these women are beautiful and strong and brave and creative, and our world is a much better place with them in our collective lives.
||CleanSeason 02 : Episode 26 - Kim||--||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 : Episode 25 - Kelly||--||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 : Episode 24 - Jennifer||--||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 : Episode 23 - Kit and Kate||--||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 02 : Episode 22 - Eileen||--||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - Color and Happy : Promo Episode||In this episode of The Color and Happy podcast, Paige explains the new direction, the name change, and the focus of this season of the podcast: bravery + creativity.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - Cultivating Creativity with Art Feeds||In this episode of Hear Motherhood, Meg Bourne talks about how she her desire to help one child express himself creatively bloomed into a thriving non-profit that has nurtured the same traits in hundreds of other children. hearmotherhood.com||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 - The Late Bloomer Project||In this episode, I chat about bad habits (telling myself I'm old) and big projects (32 paintings in 32 days!!). Check out hearmotherhood.com/latebloomer for more details.||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - Full Time Thoughtfulness with Whitney Cecil of Almanac Industries||So many times, when doing the back and forth between motherhood and the rest of life, we just “do”. That is, we don’t often stop and think about how we do or what we do. We (I) just chug along, going from one activity to the next. I...||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - Creativity and the City with Love and Victory's Meg Moorhouse||HearMotherhood.com Quite a few times in the recent past I've heard people saying, "I loved that episode - I could tell that your guest and I would totally be friends!" And I adore that. I really appreciate that, during these conversations, you're...||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16- Creativity in the Corporate World with The Land of Nod Creative Director Danielle Kurtz||We live in a virtual world. With a swipe you can travel to the most exotic destination, your hometown high school, or your favorite boutique in a matter of seconds. But once you're there what compels you to stay? As Danielle, Creative Director at The...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - Productivity Tips with Amy Clark of MomAdvice.com||Check out the all the details on hearmotherhood.com Amy of MomAdvice.com is one of those women who it's easy to be amazed by. I've been on a Harry Potter streak lately and after looking at everything that Amy makes happen (the Sundays With Writers...||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - Christmas Craziness with the Creative Director of The Land of Nod||Join host Paige Ray as she gets a sneak peek into the day of creative mama Danielle Kurtz of The Land of Nod's day as the Christmas morning draws closer. Hear more at hearmotherhood.com.||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Artist Emily Jeffords on Creative Success||The full Hear Motherhood experience. Artist Emily Jeffords is a woman in transition. When I met her three years ago she considered herself a creative woman, mother, and blogger. Since then her oil paintings have enchanted those who see them and she...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - Life Lessons Learned from Traveling with Kids||with MJ of Pars Caeli||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - Fear & Freelancing with Jennifer Cooper||Hi & thanks for listening! Check out all of the creative mama goodness at hearmotherhood.com In past episodes of Hear Motherhood we often talked about the guest’s children but in this this episode we go straight to the source and talk to...||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - Mother Manifesto with Sara Moore||Feedback? hearmotherhood.com Imagine a personal letter written directly to you, addressing your exact struggles, sent at the exact time you needed to receive the advice within. That feeling: the relief, the comfort, the gratitude, the hope, the...||11/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 - My Birth Story & The 3 Types of Women Every Creative Woman Needs in Her Life||Thanks for listening to Hear Motherhood. Isn’t it funny how a series of moments in your life can have so much impact that you remember it with the intensity and detail of a favorite movie scene? Those moments when, because of the...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - Project STIR : Documenting Heirloom Recipes with Sarah Shotts||Thanks for listening to Hear Motherhood! Want to stay in touch - Subscribe to the Creative Mama Challenges. In this episode, cinematographer Sarah Shotts explains how she began documenting heirloom recipes and how she's looking to...||10/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - Stacie Bloomfield Talks about How to Grow as an Illustrator||Thanks for listening to out Hear Motherhood! Like what you're hearing? Tweet it out! How to grow as an illustrator with a growing family Stacie's creative career started off like a lot of design-minded individuals - When she couldn't find...||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - Amber Perrodin of the Little Craft Show Talks Social Media||Hi there. Thanks for listening - come check out the full Hear Motherhood experience at http://hearmotherhood.com On this episode of the Hear Motherhood podcast, Amber Perrodin of The Little Craft Show, Team Springdale and Perrodin Supply...||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - Mom Guilt : The Good, the Bad, and the Real||Hello and thanks for listening! Want to receive all the creative mama goodness? Come join the party. On today’s solo show I get super personal about something that I struggle with a lot: mom guilt. Truth be told- I struggled with guilt...||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - Deciding to Stop A Creative Project with Crafting Connections Danielle Reiner||Thanks for stopping by! Check out hearmotherhood.com for all the creative mama goodness!! Homeschool, summer camp, launching a brand new product...with a business partner who lives across the country: Just reading the list of this creative...||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - Becoming a Travel Writer, Focusing on Your Creative Niche, and Moving to Scotland with 4 Kids with Alison Chino||Travel writer Alison Chino shares what it's like to become an expatriate and how she's used this opportunity to become a travel writer.||8/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - New Mom Culture Shock with Ellen Foord||Join the conversation with DIY Network contributor & freelance writer Ellen Foord as she explains the 30% theory of parenting and her mama bear tendencies.||8/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - The Top 5 Fears of a Creative Mama-to-Be||The Story Behind the Hear Motherhood Podcast - Can motherhood & creativity coexist?||8/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Yes! Motherhood Meets Creatives
It is such a breath of fresh air to hear the life and struggles of new motherhood and how to continue to live a creative life and do the work. As artists, makers, photographers, writers, designers, etc we might be scared that we are going to have to leave our creativity behind when babies, kids and family are in the picture. In fact, it’s the opposite and Paige is exploring that with creative momma’s around the globe. Cheers to making and loving our kids at the very same time! A great listen and her Southern drawl is adorable!
It is so wonderful to hear other moms share their fears, joys, challenges, etc. and realizing how "not crazy" I am!! It is also encouraging and inspiring to listen to other creatives talk about balance in their work life and home life and I can't wait to hear more! I will be sharing this with other moms and moms-to-be! Great work, Paige! :)
Celebrating creative motherhood!
What a treasure to find this show! As a mom of four, I know the challenges of finding time to explore creative pursuits with kiddos underfoot. I am so thankful for Paige’s exploration of this topic and am very much looking to many more episodes and voices of creative mothers!