The APD Podcast, Season 2: In Conversation with Clara Parkes
"The more I get into a place of routine with creativity.... I run the risk of losing that spark. I like to be a little bit terrified. Slightly uncomfortable."
This week on the podcast I'm sharing the story of a writer and creator who regularly invites knitters on an adventure. Clara Parkes is an author, creator of Knitter's Review and someone whose work I have long admired. Her recent book Knitlandia is a New York Times bestseller and explores the many places around the world that have inspired Clara as a knitter.
For Clara, a sense of place is as much about the resources it offers as the actually geography and location. What I loved about interview Clara was her ability to be really present in the moment: making, baking, coming home, even, needing to leave home. Her ability to capture a moment and communicate it is incredibly inspiring to me as a creative person and she encourages me to adventure with my making as much as my own travels and day to day experiences.
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We mention a crochet designer friend of mine, Joanne. She is part of The Crochet Project, who I interviewed for the podcast last year.
I share the exciting news that the podcast has reached it's first funding goal: to keep A Playful Day sponsorship free. Every person who has pledged so far via Patreon, the crowdfunder for artists that support this podcast, has secured Season 2. I would love to do even more and so, having reached the first goal to keep A Playful Day sponsorship free, I have launched the next goal. I would love to cover every single cost of hosting this podcast so that I can make this move beyond a passion project that I do in the evenings. I uploaded a video explaining all this to the creator page for A Playful Day on Patreon. I would love for you to support this podcast's growth.
Music- 'Flying by Green River Ordinance' via Noisetrade
Podcast produced with the kind support of Chris Muldoon.