Creative Living with Brandi Kincaid

Brandi Kincaid is an illustrator professionally and also an epic everyday artist. She includes a wide variety of genres in her own creative identity, including memory keeping, capturing words, sewing and her popular commonplace books in which she captures quotes, illustrations, pictures, and words that speak to her. Her work often speaks to the value of being an observer of “the good”, and the value of magnifying the the small details of life as a creative act of self care.  

In this episode, Brandi chats with me about her creative routines, the value of making for the sake of making and scratching the itch to create in order to keep some sense of balance.  She talks about her previous One Little Word, grace,  and creating with a sensitivity to the world around her. She shares how observation shapes her creative life, and how she uses single words to deepen her creative well. We also get her take on some previous episode themes like creating just for yourself as an act of self care, and the value of creative play that sometimes shows up for her in the form of “thrifting” and then making with found treasures. 

We talk about the positive results of creating just for the joy of it, without the pressure of expectation or approval.   She also takes us into the history of her common place books and the uplifting practice of coming back to and reflecting on what you previously captured or created as a self care practice more rejuvenating than a bubble bath! 

Episode References (Google Doc Link)

Episode Table of Contents (Google Docs Link)

Hashtag CHALLENGE! Share your “Letter to Self” using the stories template or incorporate it into your own art/craft and share with #everydayartistmyletter








Creative Self Care with Morgan Beal

Today I am talking with Everyday Artist Morgan Beal.

Morgan is an advocate at a domestic violence crisis center, and uses Project Life and Memory Keeping as a form of self care and rejuvenation.  She shares with us why she loves the tough work that she does in the world, and yet what kind of toll it can take on her well being if she isn’t careful about taking care of herself.

She tells us she must unabashedly prioritize self care, and getting creative is a huge part of that for her. Combining beautiful photography with design and storytelling, Morgan’s Project Life albums are an incredible body of work.

She also talks to us about her tips for dealing with the inner critic when it comes to prioritizing self care and doing creative work. Morgan has been featured several times as a special guest for the Ali Edwards Design story kit classes, and her work can be seen on her Instagram feed- “full of crafting and cats!” as she happily warns potential followers. We are not hating on that!

I was so thrilled to have Morgan on the show, and I loved hearing more about her story, her work in the world, and her creative identity, and I know you will too!

Here is a little of Morgan’s work that can be found in her Instagram account.  I cannot get enough.

Morgan’s instagram feed and project life are a gorgeous work of art.  If you aren’t yet subscribed to her Instagram account what are you even waiting? Go!


Morgan’s Current Podcast Fav:


Morgan’s currently inspired by:

Show Note on Self Care + Show Quotes

New (or Re-newed) To Scrapbooking resources:

Examples to explore on Instagram:

And because we couldn’t leave you without this, Morgan’s Cats: Clementine, Oliver and Sullivan:

Everyday Artist Challenge: How do you do Creative Self Care?

We would love to see/hear/read what creative self care means to you today, and how you define it in your own experience.

Use the hashtag #everdayartistchallenge to share your definition, and/or examples of your self care in action!

Thanks for listening and daring to live a creative life!

The Value of Creative Play with Tracey Fox

I was happy dancing my way through this interview with epic scrapbooker, Tracey Fox where we talked all about the value of creative play and fun in our lives as adults, the meaning of scrapbooking today, and the depth of vulnerability and storytelling throughout the scrapbook community online.

Tracey’s Work: A Sample of the Fun! Find These and so much more @scrappylikeafox on Instagram!


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Show Notes:

Tracey’s Instagram

Tracey’s scrapbook based card game: Scraps Incite Calamity

Tracey’s Pinterest Board “Design”

Elle’s Studio

Tracey’s July Instagram Challenge: #scrappychristmasinjuly


Tracey’s incredible movie collection!

Tracey’s Podcasts:

The Scrap Gals

Crafty Ass Female

Hey Crafty Babes (no longer in production, but archives still available)

Happier With Gretchen Rubin

Magic with Elizabeth Gilbert + Episode with Brene Brown

Personality Hacker

Amanda’s Play Research:

The National Institute of play

Ted Talk on the value of play

New (or Re-newed) To Scrapbooking resources:

Studio Calico Kits

Project Life by Becky Higgins

Ali Edwards Kits

Ali Edwards One Little Word project

Ali Edwards Youtube Videos

Shimelle Youtube Videos Big Supplier

Examples to explore on Instagram:




#30daysoflists (current challenge at time of launching this episode)



Tracey’s definition of scrapbooking today:

Documenting a a memory, perspective, or intention in a physical or digital format, with photos words or both; embellishment optional. 

Challenge: What is Scrapbooking to you?

We would love to see what scrapbooking means to you today, and how you define it in your own experience.  Use the hashtag #everdayartistchallenge1 to share your definition, and/or examples of your scrapbooking defined in action!  You can also find instagram stories templates in @wilderstories instagram story feed and saved stories under “Everyday Artist

Thanks for listening and daring to live a creative life!