38 minutes | Sep 13th 2018

How to Make a Difference from 7,600 Miles Away

Episode Details Arletta Charter

Air date: September 13, 2018

Guests: Arletta Charter

Runtime: 38 minutes, 5 seconds

Summary: In the first episode of Season 2, Jen is joined by Arletta Charter, a Hungarian national living on Martha’s Vineyard by way of Serbia, who takes some of the most stunning pictures you’ve ever seen. Arletta tells Jen all about a project she is working on with Photographers without Borders in South Africa.

Links of Interest: 

Photo to Table, Arletta’s photography business website
Arletta’s Photogarpher’s Without Borders donation page
Arletta on Instagram

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript:And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. Knitters face a bit of a slump every summer as the warm weather discourages hands from working with heavy materials like wool. But for those of us who have big projects that need to be completed before the end-of-year holidays, there isn’t much of a choice. During the show’s hiatus, I started and finished so many different projects, but the one I am most proud and excited about is my daughter’s Christmas stocking. I love the pattern that I picked out and am looking forward to having 4 finished stockings hung on the mantle. I hope to get my son’s finished for this year and then my husband and I will have our own the following year. Unique, handmade touches like these are the cornerstones of some of my favorite family tradition.

Episode Transcript  Introduction

Hello and welcome to “How to Make a Memory,” the show that explores the items we make for one another and how they impact our relationships. My name is Jen Tierney and after a short hiatus I’m back with Season 2! I have some great guests lined up with some incredible stories about what they’ve been working on. I was particularly glad to secure some time with today’s guest, Arletta Charter. I’ve known her for many years and am proud to call her part of my found family. She has taken some stunning photographs of my children and has a unique and thoughtful eye that she views the world through.

A few months ago, Arletta announced that she had been chosen to work on a project with Photographers Without Borders. She is traveling to South Africa in October and I reached out to her to learn more about her trip. I was lucky enough to record our conversation when my family was visiting Martha’s Vineyard over the summer.

Conversation

[Transcript forthcoming]

Conclusion

As you can see, Arletta is a charming, earnest, and tenacious woman. I’m so glad to have her in my life. And I’m thrilled to be able to support the important work that she is doing this year. If you would like to support Arletta, she has created a fundraiser to help cover some travel costs. You can find links to donate and see her photography in the show notes at htmamcast.com. I’ll provides links on the show’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages as well. Help her to make a difference and realize this incredible dream!

And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. Knitters face a bit of a slump every summer as the warm weather discourages hands from working with heavy materials like wool. But for those of us who have big projects that need to be completed before the end-of-year holidays, there isn’t much of a choice. During the show’s hiatus, I started and finished so many different projects, but the one I am most proud and excited about is my daughter’s Christmas stocking. I love the pattern that I picked out and am looking forward to having 4 finished stockings hung on the mantle. I hope to get my son’s finished for this year and then my husband and I will have our own the following year. Unique, handmade touches like these are the cornerstones of some of my favorite family tradition.

You can find show notes and other extras for all of the show’s episodes over at htmamcast.com. “How to Make a Memory” also has a page on Facebook. Find us on Instagram @howtomakeamemory. The show’s Twitter handle is @How2MakeAMemory with the number 2. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please consider heading over to iTunes to rate and review so more folks like yourself can find the show. “How to Make a Memory” is a member of The Geekend Legion podcast network. Our logo is by Becky Carpenter, our music is by Chuck Salamone, we get system admin support from Greg Thole. Now, go make something for someone you love.