EP. 39 // Get your craft on w/ 30 Days of Lists w/ Kam Altar

Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' has been awesome - and will be continuing through the end of August. It is our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women that Amanda + Kristin are thrilled to be able to share with you every Monday.

Today we have Kam Altar from campfirechic.com on the podcast. Kam is the crafty ass lady behind 30 Days of Lists, the creative journaling challenge for people who love to make lists. Kam lives in Southern California with her big orange cat + husband. When she doesn't have her face glued to her phone, you can find her playing Overwatch, binging true crime podcasts, or crafting a cheese plate to split with her husband. 

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SUMMARY //

In this episode, the girls talk to Kam about the origin story of her 30 Days of Lists challenge, how it's evolved, and gotten to the point where she now hosts it every March, September, + December of the year!

Kam + the girls also discuss all the different ways you can prep for the challenge and create your lists, whether it's in a notebook, in a pocket page album, on a post-it, as a blog post, or even as embroidery!!! 

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE EP //

Kam on the origin story of 30 Days of Lists:

"I started 30 Days of Lists with two friends in March 2011. ...it all started because I was doing a lot of these 30 days of _blank_ kind of creative challenges that were really popular at the time...and it was kind of my first time seeing a lot of art journaling online...I was doing this scrapbooking thing and ...I really wanted to be a apart of these communities 'cause like all the 'cool blogger-girls' are doing it...and I really wanted to be involved...
...but I was having a hard time keeping up with the prompts, and I was also feeling really discouraged because only certain styles of documenting were being highlighted. So it was only the really pretty pages being shown as examples ...I was seeing all this creative work, all this HONEST story telling that wasn't being shared...
...so I wanted to start something that's low-impact, easy to jump into, and didn't have the expectations of excellence or a certain style...and the BIG thing we decided was: there's no wrong way to make a list." 

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Kam to hear them continue the convo! See ya there! xoxo

As a $5 subscriber, you could also check out our July/Aug bookclub discussion on Austin Kleon's Steal Like An Artist (that went live on Patreon 8/3).

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Where to find 30DaysofLists //

SEPT REGISTRATIONWEBSITEIG | FB | FREE!

Where to find Kam //

BLOG | IG | FB | TWITTER | PINTEREST

SHOW NOTES //

30 Days of Lists
campfirechic.com
Inland Empire
"I'm right on top of that, Rose!"
April Ludgate from Parks & Rec
Donna Pulsen from Suits
Amy Teegan
Ali Edwards
Ali's December Daily®
• Lizzi S.'s embroidered lists
Tessa Thompson
S.M.A.R.T. goals
animals in Kristin's backyard
trash panda
• Kristin's Awesome Ladies 
• A's March 2018's #30Lists that saved her life
• Ali's Week in LifeDay in the Life
Project Life
Moorea Seal
FAT MUM SLIM
accountabili-buddy
Trust the process! Joel Embiid

LIGHTNING ROUND //

(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)

WATCHING: Killing Eve on BBC w/ Sandra Oh
READING: I'll Be Gone in the Dark & No Day Like Today
LISTENING TO: Wine & Crime, polygon.com
MAKING: travel plans to go Sedona
FEELING: tired, but inspired (ha! that rhymes!) 
PLANNING: #30Lists for Sept & painting her office
LOVING: Reddit! ...HERE + HERE + HERE !!!

EP. 11 // 30 Days of Lists + low impact projects

#ListersGonnaList because DUH! we crafty ass females have a bunch of things to get done and we need to get them done efficiently! But what if the idea of lists could be reframed in our heads and thought of as creative exercise? ...a very low-impact, manageable way to get crafty? A + K say YES, PLEASE!

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DISCLAIMER: Please note that Amanda's audio is a bit choppy in this episode + we apologize for any annoyance or inconvenience it might cause in your listening. Let's use this as a friendly reminder that we have no big company backing, no fancy equipment, no specialized team of talent & we're learning as we go. We will adjust + make improvements as time goes on, & appreciate your understanding on this matter. Thanks, babes!

SUMMARY //

Amanda + Kristin talk about the creative listing challenge entitled 30 Days of Lists. They touch on prepping your #30lists album, how the challenge works, how they've participated in the past, and the benefits of these type of low-impact projects with an established community backing.

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS EP //

"The initial low-impact exercise of just grouping these images ends up - when you reflect and look at them - giving you clues into things you didn't even realize 'cause they're all subconscious. In the choosing and the writing of the list or the choosing of the images, things are happening and themes from your life are popping up that maybe you wouldn't have seen just when you're trying to think about them. The act of making the list or picking the images is what ends up fleshing out the themes...doing the work..." -- Amanda

KRISTIN'S PAST #30LISTS BLOG POSTS  //  AMANDA'S PAST PARTICIPATION HERE + HERE

CALL TO ACTION // 

Have you ever used a list in a creative way? If so, link to your creations in the comments! Will you be participating in 30 Days of Lists next month, and if so - will it be your first time, or have you participated in the past? Tell us! Tell us! 

ALSO: We're all in this together! We want to tackle the topics YOU want to hear about, and are opened to any suggestions + heartfelt feedback. You can leave them in the comments below or contact Amanda or Kristin with your thoughts. Thanks! xoxo