The Unstoppable Need To Create - Happy Time Craftcast 14

Hello, Craftonias! It's Joleen Emery from Big Raven Farm.  I've just wrapped up one of the most energizing episodes of the Happy Time Craftcast this week, featuring the wonderfully talented Lacey Walker. If you haven't had the chance to listen yet, you're in for a treat. Lacey is not just a master of one craft; she's a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to creating, and she brought her whole toolkit of inspiration and tips to our latest chat!

Lacey, known for her dynamic presence across various creative platforms—from watercolor painting and pottery to the intricate arts of silver smithing—joined me to discuss her unstoppable drive to create. It was an eye-opening conversation that touched on everything from the mental health benefits of crafting to the nitty-gritty of turning your passion into a tangible project.

We kicked things off by diving into her journey with silver smithing—a medium that combines her love for fire and rocks (what a combo, right?). It's not every day you meet someone who finds poetry in the glow of a torch! Lacey shared how this passion started as personal enrichment and evolved into an integral part of her artistic expression.

But it wasn't just about the crafts themselves; we also got personal. Lacey opened up about her upcoming book, a project that has been both a dream and a Herculean task. She described the transition from making videos to writing—a change that required a whole new set of skills and a lot of proofreading! It's set to release this fall, and I promise, you’ll want to get your hands on it.

Our discussion wasn't just theoretical. Lacey walked us through some of her favorite crafting exercises, perfect for those looking to unwind with creativity at their fingertips. For those of you who follow my show, you know I can't resist a good live demo! We even explored some fun, easy techniques that you can try at home, whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting to dabble.

Of course, no episode of "Joleen's Happy Time Craftcast" would be complete without our beloved Q&A segment. Lacey tackled everything from her favorite words (who knew "lechuga" could be so exciting?) to what creatively energizes her. It’s always a highlight seeing how different guests navigate these fun questions!

And, dear listeners, because I love to keep you all in the loop and well-equipped, don’t forget to check out the show notes for links to Lacey’s classes—there’s even a special discount code just for you! Plus, keep an eye on Big Raven Farm's website for our upcoming retreats. There’s nothing like hands-on crafting surrounded by nature and good company.

Before I sign off, I just want to extend a huge thank you to Lacey Walker for joining me and sharing her passion and to all of you for tuning in. Each episode is a new adventure, and I'm so grateful to bring a little piece of that excitement into your lives.

Stay creative, stay inspired, and remember—there’s always time for a little crafting happiness!



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