Creative Playdate Episode 2: Interview with Jaime Zollars

© Jaime Zollars

© Jaime Zollars

In Episode 2 of Creative Playdate I have a wonderfully candid conversation with artist and illustrator Jaime Zollars. She is the author of Il-List-rationImprovisational Lists and Drawing Assists to Spark Creativity and she is the mother of two. Her website is www.jaimezollars.com.

Our conversation touches on a lot of very important aspects of being a parent while being an illustrator like the consistent financial pressure of daycare and time management between her and her husband. We also go into the gender differences in the world of illustration both as parents and not.

© Jaime Zollars

© Jaime Zollars

I hope you are enjoying the show so far! And if you are, please share and subscribe. And if you have a second to rate and review, that helps me spread the show far and wide. I've got many more incredible conversations to share with you, so don't miss them! In addition to my website, the show is syndicated at www.workbook.com/blog.

Thank you Thomas James, who created the theme music to the show (co-written by Jason Ritz).

 

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Creative Playdate Episode 1: Interview with Lucy Knisley

©Lucy Knisley

©Lucy Knisley

Creative Playdate is here! 

I've been sitting on this and hinting about it and talking about it and now it is live in the world. Thank you to everyone who has supported the show so far and thank you for listening. If you enjoy it, please be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode. The show is also being syndicated at Workbook.com/blog.

Episode 1 is an interview with the incredibly talented Lucy Knisley. She is a New York Times Bestselling author, not to mention a prolific cartoonist. Her insightful comics can be found on her website. Together we discuss her use of comics as a way to process the world and, now, to process motherhood and about how difficult it can be to work in the same house as a small child.

©Lucy Knisley

©Lucy Knisley

I can honestly say that I highly recommend ALL of her books and I can't wait for the new ones to come. My personal favorite is Relish, but check them all out here.

A million thanks to Thomas James, who created the theme music to the show (co-written by Jason Ritz).

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Introducing Creative Playdate

I have been hinting at this for a while now, but I am happy to announce a release date for my new podcast: Creative Playdate.

On July 17th, Creative Playdate will be released into the wild and I hope you all will listen and share. The show focuses on what it's like to be a parent while also pursuing a creative career and all the unique challenges that come along with it. I have a great batch of interviews lined up and will be releasing two episodes on launch day (sorry, you'll have to wait to find out who the guests are!). 

When the idea first came up I received a lot of support from friends and peers and it began to feel like my duty to pursue this. Since then, people have continued to be supportive and others have agreed to be guests on a podcast that didn't technically exist yet. 

My aim is to release new episodes every two weeks. And if there are any specific topics you'd like me to cover or people you think I should interview, I'd love to hear it all. And, of course, please share it with anyone you think might be interested.

Thank you in advance for listening!

Me and my lovely daughter in 2015.

Me and my lovely daughter in 2015.