Making Tome to Create: A Podcast

Elise Joy Podcast with Emily Jeffords Elise Joy Podcast with Emily Jeffords

Hello Everyone!

One of my favorite “creative rituals” (doesn’t that sounds dauntingly serious & yet so very fitting?) is listening to music or a podcast while I’m working in the studio.  Podcasts are awesome because they engage my mind while my hands are busy doing their thing.

There is this really wonderful collection of creative podcasts that is growing steadily into something full and so inspiring.  Interviews, discussions, talks about the ins-and-outs of creative culture & entrepreneurship…
It’s so nice to have those voices in my head when I’m alone in the studio.  I feel like there is a collective of other people out there who understand what I’m going through and are doing this crazy and fulfilling struggle “with” me (even though we’ve never met and live miles apart and they’re not reeeeally talking to just me even if it feels that way 90% of the time.)  😉

So, all that being said, you now understand my unusual attachment to the creative podcast industry.  So….

Elise Joy Podcast with Emily Jeffords

I was asked by Elise Blaha Cripe, the powerhouse creative behind Elise Joy Blog and the Make29 project, if I would be interested in talking with her on her podcast.  I, clearly, said “HECH YES” as fast as my fingers could type.

The topic of our conversation was making time for creativity.  We discussed my journey to fight for my artistic career, finding your creative outlet, mixing creativity with parenthood, and ways to strengthen that creative passion.

It was a total honor and I’m so happy to share the podcast with you!

Take a listen and let us both know what stood out to you – or any questions you may have!!  I would be happy to offer some feedback or be that voice of support we all need.

Emily Jeffords signiture

Emily Jeffords

Most days you can find me, in the studio with my little girls, speckled in oil paint (drinking too much coffee), creating artwork for collectors around the world and collaborating with select brands. Check out my artwork on


  • Just listened to your podcast, and I’m excited to listen to the others Elise has done in the past. I like that you made mention of allowing for mistakes. I am an artist trying to balance life, motherhood, and the “business” of making art. It’s been a learning process, but I’m glad I’m not the only one who finds it a bit daunting some days. Your work is lovely, and I enjoy seeing your process and where your creativity leads you!


Submit a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s