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
26: Getting Creative with Digital Arts with Janaina Oliveira
Do you have some kind creative outlet that you use, in order to express what's going on with you, and in your life? Did you know that creating art is really good for you, both emotionally and mentally? Today we are really excited to have Janaina Oliviera, of With2Worlds.Org as our guest on the show. Janaina uses Digital Art to tell her stories and she also teaches these skills online. She loves to share these skills with others because she really believes in using an artistic expression of our ideas, for maintaining good mental health, so listen in now, to find out more about Janaina and her creative approach to life. Brazilian born Janaina, who started out, back in the day, as a Card Maker, is a Digital Scrapbooker and a Storyteller. She views herself as a Digital Artist because she's fascinated with all kinds of Digital Art and she really makes every effort to communicate and teach people some of the skills that she uses, in order to tell her stories. She has her blog, she has the classes that she teaches, where she shares her unique style of art and now she also writes a column for Scrapreneur.Com, about Digital Art. Listen in today, as Janaina speaks about the creativity in her life and she reflects on the topic of A Creative Approach. Show highlights: The Design work that Janaina does for others. Janaina's favorite Apps. You can download a PDF list, with a guide to all the apps that Janaina uses and what they do. Janaina has a Facebook Group called 2wards Digital Education. She goes live on Thursdays, so sign up! Janaina has a document, posted in her Facebook Group, about the apps that are for Androids, and the ones that are for iPhones. What 'artsy' means to Janaina. The therapeutic value of creating art mindfully. Janaina's recently completed studies, where she combined her creativity in art with her approach to solving problems. The reason behind the particular route that Janaina has taken, with her schooling. How Janaina got started with her Scrapbooking. Janaina's early life and how she got onto that path that she's on, currently. What it really takes, to become an artist and create great art. The importance of learning to use the things that you learn. Being fearless and having the courage to put your own twist on things, regar