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Authentic Obsessions

Living a creative life can be complicated and beautiful and terrifying and messy. But you are not alone.

I started this podcast because I needed to hear what drives artists to show up and keep doing the work despite the fears and failures and obstacles. 

These are candid conversations.

In between the laughter and the aha moments we talk about obsessions, vulnerability, studio spaces and communities. I hope you hear something that resonates with you and that you continue to be inspired to create.

Acknowledge the mess and keep going!

Authentic Obsessions

Recent Episodes

May 10, 2022

Samantha Downing - Storytelling

Samantha writes domestic psychological thrillers filled with snark and dark humor and shows us that murder doesn’t have to be bleak. During our chat Sam talks about unreliable narrators, success and her boundaries around social media. She is the author of My Lovely Wife, He Started it, and For Your Own Good, and has been nominated for Edgar, ITW, and Macavity awards in the US, the CWA award in the UK, and the Prix des Lectrices in France. Robert Downey, Jr. and Greg Berlanti have partnered to produce For Your Own Good as a limited series for HBO Max.

April 26, 2022

Duncan Petrie - The Yearning

Duncan Petrie is a photographer using spare, striking composition and the best natural light to emphasize emotion over the literal image and truth over objectivity, in hopes that he might one day capture how it feels to truly see. During our conversation Duncan talks about Sudoku and its relationship to being creative; being afraid of doing something poorly; why beginning is the hardest part; fear of stagnation; the relationship between good photography and enthusiasm and the magic of observing the little details that imply so much more than what they actually contain. You can find Duncan in the woods or near a body of water on the South West Coast Path in Cornwall UK or near Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, USA.

Thank you so much for listening!