A Creative Approach Podcast
About This Show
Karen began her life in the Canadian prairies followed by several years of studying medicine in Montreal. Marriage, family, and career brought her to California where “Snow is optional. You can drive to it.” With a large extended, blended family and a love of travel, Karen’s hobby of scrapbooking has endless resources. An enthusiastic world traveler, she still has the continents of South America and Antartica to cross off her list. Karen loves meeting her network of online friends on her journeys. Karen came to podcasting through scrapbooking and has been a co-host on "The Digiscrap Geek Podcast" (now on hiatus) and a guest on many other shows including a recent episode of “Shift Your Story” with Beca Lewis.
Karen remains a licensed physician in California, though currently retired. Karen has wide ranging interests including podcasting, blogging, medicine, and scrapbooking. She is a self-admitted genealogy nut, and life-long learner of art, history, science, business and anthropology with a passion for a sustainable world. She is an artist and a student and is fascinated by people's stories of creating who they are and what they do. She is delighted to share her conversations on “A Creative Approach Podcast.”
Most Recent Episode
17: Varied Interests Can Enhance Your Creativity with Margot Potter
Has anyone ever tried to limit your creativity? Have you been criticized for "jumping from one thing to another"? My guest today is proof that varied interests and endeavors can enrich and enhance your innate creativity. Don't be afraid to let your creative efforts flow in different directions! Margot Potter is three notches too loud, five notches too sparkly, and is aging disgracefully. She’s either a Renaissance woman or a “Jill of All Trades,” depending on which day you ask her. She’s a woman of diverse interests and talents who is a jewelry-maker and designer, author, actor, singer and has entertained in bands, in theater, and on television. Her colorful personality goes far beyond her bright pink hair! It’s always a delight to speak with Margot and hear her lively, intelligent, and occasionally provocative opinions. Join me to hear more about Margot and her creative life! What you’ll hear in this episode: Margot’s background in theater, her acting and musical career, and her time at QVC Margot’s books about jewelry-making and design, branding, and her upcoming book about life after 50 Margot’s life outside of crafting and her weekly live Facebook event, The Lady Party The influences in Margot’s life: “finding joy in creativity” How everything around us is connected to art and music How nurturing teachers helped develop Margot’s creativity How reading everything as a kid led to endless interest and endless inspiration Find your spark and go with it! How a new direction for Margot unlocked what was already there Margot’s guiding force and mission: to arm people with the best products and techniques for discovering their own creativity Resources: www.margotpotter.com www.cocktailscupcakescrafts.com www.theimpatientcrafter.com www.icanmakestampedmetaljewelry.com Find Margot on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter: Margot Potter Find Margot on Snapchat: the margot potter Find Margot Potter’s books on Amazon