CYOP #46 - The Benefits of Practice + Creating a Diverse Body of Work with Fine Artist + Illustrator Lisa Congdon

CYOP #46 - The Benefits of Practice + Creating a Diverse Body of Work with Fine Artist + Illustrator Lisa Congdon // Listen to the full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.

Today's show brings me to the Portland home of Lisa Congdon and Clay Walsh to chat with Lisa about everything—from her late start as a fine artist and illustrator to how she and Clay are managing all of the opportunities coming their way these days.

In this incredibly honest interview, we chat about the strange concept of legitimacy when it comes to a creative career, why Lisa has purposefully chosen not to heed the “pick one thing and get really good at it” advice she’s heard over the years and the benefits of maintaining a daily creative practice.

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"Even if you're running your business perfectly, it takes time for things to take hold." - Lisa Congdon, Fine Artist + Illustrator

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On Instagram: A Visit Sacramento Weekend

On Instagram: A Visit Sacramento Weekend

If you've been hanging around here long enough, you may remember this post. It's a love letter to the place I call home and every word still rings true today. I love being from Sacramento.

So when Faith, who curates the Visit Sacramento Instagram account, asked if I'd be interested in being a guest Instagrammer for a weekend, I immediately signed on.

There are many people out there who feel it's a bit silly to take pride in your hometown, but I have to politely disagree. I've truly enjoyed watching Sacramento grow and change over the years as I've grown and changed right alongside it all. 

If you'd like to gain a little more insight into why I love this place, you can check out all of my posts from this past weekend right here:

Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Here's to celebrating hometowns, my friends!


CYOP #45 - Jumping In with Both Feet + Supporting Indie Brands with Betsy Cross of Betsy + Iya

Betsy Cross of Betsy & Iya // Listen to the full interview at creatingyourownpath.com

Today’s episode brings us to the amazing Portland-based shop and design studio of Betsy & Iya. Betsy Cross is the owner and creative director behind the incredibly successful jewelry and accessory brand and she was kind enough to take a little time to chat while I was in town.

In the interview, we talk about how much Betsy & Iya has grown over the years thanks to many long discussions and leaps of faith. We also get into the details of how and why she and her husband decided to try working together, why Betsy doesn't think "shop local" campaigns really hit the mark and how she works through the urge to keep moving on to the next big goal by celebrating both small and large victories.

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"Don't wait. Do it." Betsy Cross of Betsy & Iya // Listen to the full interview at creatingyourownpath.com.



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