Blissfully Aware Podcast
A limited series about rooting into purpose even when we’re out on a limb. Featuring stories from amazing creative minds, including artists, musicians, writers, curators.
The status quo says only some media creators are artists. That resources are scarce. Today, a story from Leslie Askew about her birth as an artist. Her storytelling has taken her from CNN to independent documentary film.
Sometimes people get a degree in something and then realize they’re no good at it, or it’s just not for them. Well, Melissa Schriek’s returning to that fork in the road at the start of her career and we dive into how documentary work shaped her creative vision.
Hi, this isn’t Entourage. Brianne Almeida paints a sound picture of her life as an agent — conference calls before coffee and all.
Ioana talks with her career coach Justine Clay about building a creative business and thinking like a CEO, even if you’re a company of one.
We hang out with Jonathon Kambouris and talk about what it’s like to bring his creative vision to campaign photos that brands commission from him. Sometimes it involves foam coring off his set.
A story about Daniela Groza, an artist and taxi driver in New York City rising to the challenges presented by coronavirus in pretty intense situations.
Chantal Deeble tells the story of moving from dance to the edge of the unknown and beyond. Then, we talk about quantum timelines and Ioana’s mind is blown.
Most schools of thought go like this: take the big gig. It’s money in your pocket. It’ll even let you do the art you love on the side. Well, Christine Blackburne’s doing it all backwards, then.
Jake Thiel collects timeworn arrowheads from the shores of the Potomac River. He appreciates their simplicity. He marvels at their history. He applies this wonder to the building process.
A story about a thousand ideas swirling in your head and finding the good one to make your problem. Luciano Fileti questions inspiration and stays in the moment.
Washington D.C. playwright Rahima Rice on deepening characters. What do they think about in the shower? Then, Rahima presents a sound view on the lack of diversity in media.
Sure, there’s plenty of talk from established creatives dispensing advice. But what of the new eyes seeing the industry anew? Maria Baez has been making pictures for 5 years and this is her story.
In 2008, when media jobs dried up overnight because the economy crashed, Adriana Teresa Letorney didn’t know what to expect. So she did the most logical thing she could.
Photographer Heather White tells the story of how she became a birth doula after the death of her first child and the emotions that came with the truth.
Stephanie Rooker was always singing in church choirs growing up. She grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, with small community festivals and talent shows. She and her family would get up there and do their numbers. This is her story.
What happens when traditional medicine doesn’t cut it? Danielle Kimmel stops by our studio to talk about essential oils.
This week, Ioana visits Peter Freeman Inc. and talks with Nikki Iacovella about managing an art gallery, representing artists, and why art fairs make your head spin.
We talk with Tynan DeBold about his travels, why he brings a camera with him, and what inspires him to make pictures.
A conversation with Ben Tyree, who’s spent his life making music and playing guitar. He’s not famous. He’d say he’s never made it. And yet he’s made a living doing what millions of people only dream of doing.
Bryant Small’s back for part two of our story on unwieldy mediums and running a fine art business.