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.
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).
SHOW NOTES //
• 30 Days of Lists
• 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 Life + Day in the Life
• Project Life
• Moorea Seal
• FAT MUM SLIM
• 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 !!!