Episode 41: Liz Graver

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Liz Graver

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

There once was a little brown haired girl who loved to roar.  Each morning she would rub the sleep out of her eyes and roar.

“Good Morning,” greeted her dad.

“Rawr,” shouted the little girl until she felt it rumble in her heart.  She smiled and then skipped off to play.

Sitting quietly in the grass, the girl concentrated on the activity she labored on.

Up walked a freckled faced boy who asked, “whatcha doing?”

“Rawr,” yelled the brown haired girl as she happily held out her project.  The boy was un-phased by her undertaking and walked away.

Later the girl saw a group of giggly youngsters gathered around in a circle laughing.  She strolled up to the assembly, edged her way in, and listened as they all chatted.

“What do you think?” asked a girl in yellow and white polka dots.

“Rawr,” hollered the brown haired girl as she laughed.  Some snickered while the rest of the group looked at her with confusion.  But she just hopped away while her hair bounced behind her.

Day in and day out, the roaring continued.  Some wondered if she was angry.  Some wondered if she was silly.  But most didn’t care to stick around to understand the roar.  Until one day she was approached by a curly headed boy.

His shaggy hair covered the tops of his ears as he marched up to the girl in fascination.  He opened his mouth and barely whispered the words, “hello, brown haired girl.”

“Rawr,” screamed the girl in uneasy retort to the squeaky boy she could hardly hear.

“Why do you always roar?” softly questioned the fluffy mass of curls.

“Because all of my favorite things roar,” answered the girl.  “The ocean.  The thunder.  Even the sound of laughter.  Why are you so silent?” countered the spunky girl to the hushed little boy.

“Because all of my favorite things are quiet,” responded the boy.  “A breeze.  The snow.   The warm feeling I feel in my heart.”

The brown haired girl reflected upon the things the boy told her.  For the first time, she meditated on this new way of exchange.  She closed her eyes tight and held her breath nervously.  Then when she was ready to speak, she opened her mouth and almost inaudibly declared, “I like you and your curls.”

“Rawr,” bellowed the boy.

And they both skipped off together.

 

Episode 40: Midnight Newton

 

Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk about getting out of ruts and returning to why. 


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1. Natures Bakery (Newtons)

 

2. Barnana Banana Bites. This company is our building neighbor. Great people and they own a banana car. There are many tasty flavors but my current favorite is peanut butter. 

 

3. Twyla Tharp

 
 

Episode 38: 16 Unit Birdhouse

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with Corey about first meetings and building stuff. 


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1. Corey and Sabrina

 
 

2. From Sabrina's first book, "Spilling Open". 

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6. If you're in Portland make sure to go check out this mural painted by Julia Skerry (friend and truly fantastic intern for Room in the Trees) and Chris Bigalke at Sasquatch's Brewing Co's a new tasting room in the NW industrial area at 2531 NW 30th. They are slated to open to the public on April 21st. You can see more photos at instagram.com/glowdeer.

 

Episode 36: Take the Unicorn

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with long time friend Molly Franks about life growing up in La Canada, what to do when faced with a free unicorn, and how opportunities for creative living show up in daily life. 


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Show Notes:

1. "Today, my hair sounds like a party popper." Molly is the originator of hair speak. 

2. Take a moment to check out Molly's organization. 

Ardmore Enterprises

Empowering People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities. Every person has value and the right to choose the direction of his or her life.

www.ardmoreenterprises.org

3. Decorative elephant with usual dimensions. 

4. Repurposed level necklace holder. 

4. This is an excellent TED talk recommended by Molly that we referred to in our conversation. 

 

Episode 35: Collaboration

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with collaborative artists Patrice Dworkin and Jackie Leishman about their ongoing work creating and exhibiting art together as "The Fourth Artist". 


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Jackie Leishman
www.jackieleishman.com
Instagram: @jleishmanart


The Fourth Artist
www.thefourthartist.com
Instagram: @thefourthartist

Jackie's drawing that prompted the Transition Project. 

Jackie's drawing that prompted the Transition Project

 
 

Episode 32: Monumental Megan

 
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Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk to long-time friend Megan Roberts Young. 


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Show Notes: 

1. Zencastr.com is the website we use to record our podcast. We highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in recording conversations with multiple participants. Love it. 

2. Patreon.com is another site worth looking into. 

2. Where the Freedom Garden once thrived at Commonwealth Ave and Chehalem Rd in La Canada: 

 

Episode 31: Liz In Red

 
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Summary: holiday episode recorded live in Pasadena, CA. 


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1. Liz in front of the thrift store. 

2. Trent applying Nevea Cream and the bouquet of electronics. 

 

Episode 29: Words To Live By or "We're gonna need a bigger boat."

Summary: Sabrina and Trent share some of the favorite quotes of RIT podcast listeners. 


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Full list of quotes posted on Facebook: 

Jeni Cahill My favorite favorite poem is by the great Rumi: 

"Come. Come.

Whoever you are.

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. 

It doesn't matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.

Come, yet again.

Come. Come."

It's my reminder that I am always welcome back. To start over. Begin anew. (I cry Everytime I say it) It's quite special to me. 

Annie Langseth "There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors."

-Adrienne Rich- 

Kriss Lumsden “BE WHO YOU WERE CREATED TO BE AND YOU WILL SET THE WORLD ON FIRE.” SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENNA ... I keep this one on my website.

Tracee Bolte Jones "Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right!" ~ Henry Ford

Hannah P Ribbens "I had an uprising in my soul." K'naan

Sarah DuBow "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, 

what am i? If not now, when?"  - Hillel the Elder. I use this quote every day to make sure I am caring for myself, helping others, and not putting either of things off. 

Cynthia Reynolds At any time you can ask yourself: At which threshold am I now standing? At this time in my life, what am I leaving? Where am I about to enter? What is preventing me from crossing my next threshold? What gift would enable me to do it? - John O'Donohue

Eric Scott "Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close

Danielle Donaldson “Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” Tyler Knott Gregson

Margret Morse Keep walking, though there's no place to get to. Don't try to see through the distances. That's not for human beings. Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move. Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and freightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. -Rumi

Jasmine Jones Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide. - D.W. Winnicott

Christina Crook "I am not afraid. I was born to do this." - Joan of Arc

Kathleen Rossi I like this quote a lot... 

"I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art." 

Helena Bonham Carter 

Heather Shafer Honor the space between no longer and not yet. 

Stacey Doyle Chris Cleave — 'I am a woman built upon the wreckage of myself.' 

Mara Ingerham "I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and lit that bitch up myself." 

Dave Roberts No dress rehersal, this is our life

Kelley Walker "Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was a simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is mean to be celebrated." ~Tempest Williams

Amanda Grace 'Hope and Memory have one daughter, and her name is art' ~ WB Yeats. Resonates so deeply with me. I came across this as I was 'building my dwelling' (studio) in Sligo.. which also happens to be next to his grave 

Corinne Stubson "We're gonna need a bigger boat". (Roy Scheider- 'Jaws' ad lib)  

Amanda Grace Ha! That was on TV here last night. Never gets old.. although it did frighten me out of the ocean when I was small (and by small, I mean...til I was 38)

Corinne Stubson Amanda Grace :) 

Julia Mary Grey to be left alone, face to face with my own crime, has been just retribution

- henry longfellow

Audrey Grace Speicher " I want to beg you, as much as I can, to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which would not … —— Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.

Sylvan Bourgette "The Source has lit my mind Itself, and keeps my mind lit by Its light because It's light is what my mind is"

Melanie Price We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

Sylvan Bourgette Sabrina Ward Harrison this is THE best post. Thanks!

Julee Brophy Herrmann When you're going through hell keep going. Churchill

Patricia Zoline was going to write that, but I see you already did :) 

Julee Brophy Herrmann Patricia Zoline is my current mantra

Nastassja Mills “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am older, I admire kind people.”

--Abraham J. Heschel (My favorite quote ever.)

Kate Duvall "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." (Steve Prefontaine) 

Jilan Carroll Glorfield 'belong to your lifetime' ;) 

Sarah Anne Rose Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. -The 14th Dalai Lama

Michele Canady Morrill Live what you love

Darla Teagarden If you don't become the ocean you will be seasick every day- Leonard Cohen

Lizzy Debutante "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is YOUER than YOU." Dr. Seuss

Jake Belcher Who is more foolish? The fool? Or the fool who follows?- Obi Wan Kenobi

Denise Muse Time chooses the moment

Erin Elizabeth Knight "I am a brutally soft woman" -nayyirah waheed

Rebekah Kortokraks My favourite quote is the Walt Whitman one you illustrated 

so beautifully "re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem" etc

Holly Bechiri Two...no three from my wall in my office/studio right now: 

"It does not have to do with whether you can buy and sell the work. It has to do with who you are and what you were built to do and how honestly you can depict those things and point to the fu...See more

Traci Reynolds "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

-Robert Frost

Andrea Welch Kleid

Terry Doyle "What you focus on... expands". I first heard Arnold Patent (motivational speaker) say this years ago.

Kristina Winnett "If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find." -John Churton

Kristina Winnett Also, this one: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Ben Franklin

Elizabeth Fort Parsons Better to have loved and lost , then never to have loved at all.

Jeni Stafford “Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I s...See more 

Fern Polsky-Hilyard Where you stumble...there your treasure lies. Joey Camps.

Merry Meyer Those who hear not the music, think the dancers mad. 

Rama Hughes Don't be the best. Be the only. 

Heather Williams The one I currently have up: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, tale...See more

Kym Cortigiano let the ground hold you - helps me anytime I need to relax and just breathe 

Selena Blewett-Sced I am an electric eel in a pond of goldfish. -sark(I think) 

Jason Thompson "What comes from the heart, touches the heart." ❤ 

Mandy Moonkiss Clarity Comes Back

Elena Beth Hull Sometimes it takes us longest to arrive at what is nearest

Angelica Escalera If you don't go, you don't see ❤ 

Meghan Genge I feel my boots trying to leave the ground,

I feel my heart...See more

Shawn Marie Hardy Here are two:

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. Georgia O'Keeffe...

Toni Dondero "If you want to live a life you've never lived, you have to do the things you'd never done" -Jen Sincero from the book "You are a Badass"  

Lee Mirabal I wrote this in 1991 and use it as my signature. "If you are living life too far from the edge...you are probably boring the rest of us".

Anna Stolarski "Forgiveness is the release of all hope for a better past." -buddy wakefield

Gigi Causey Bowler "“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

― Harry Truman

Michael G. King Sabrina Ward Harrison..."You truely don't know how to live until 

you almost die." A detective said this in an episode of The First 48 on A&E. I so identify and understand that truth.

Vinitha Anne Grace "Everything will be ok in the end....if it's not ok, it's not the end" 

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" ~Winston Churchill 

Mary Lourdes Newman Mercurio "No one is more dangerously insane that the one who is sane all of the time. He is like a steel bridge, and the order of his life is rigid and narrow." ~ Alan Watts

Mary Lourdes Newman Mercurio ALSO...

"Pick up the pieces you see before you, don't let your weaknesses destroy you. You know wherever you go, the world will follow, so let your reasons be true to you." ~ Cat Stevens (from the song "100 I Dream)

Jonathan Kimberly Patterson Truth is like a lion, you don't need to defend it, you 

set it free and it will defend itself.

Patricia Zoline Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Patricia Zoline In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer. --Camus

Bethany Nauert “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again” - Jimi Hendrix

Pavita Singh "Promise me you'll always remember. You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~Winnie the Pooh

Joyce Bock "To be old and wise you must first be young and stupid." I don't know the author.

Thais Leon Collins "Because the only people for me are the mad ones" -Jack Kerouack

Sherry Ann Marie Helde

Do less

So you can

Be More

Katy Slany Churcher ❤Simple things hold the secret ~Carl Jung

Shannon Kinney The most productive state of being is...peace. - Deepak Chopra

Shannon Kinney What podcast?

Christine Strickland Barker This is my favorite!

Heather Shafer Honor the space between no longer and not yet. 

Meryl Schoenbaum Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never knew you had.

Kathleen Rossi I like this quote a lot... 

"I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art." 

Helena Bonham Carter

Meryl Schoenbaum "In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - French writer Andre Gide

Meryl Schoenbaum "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain

Meryl Schoenbaum "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." - Samuel Johnson

Candice Assassi Have nothing in your home but that you know to be useful or believe to be beautiful "

Tawni Frank Sullivan Be the change you want to see in the world -ghandi 

Fiona Dalziel 'To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong'

Sarah Fishburn Love is a place and through this place of love move with brightness of peace all places...ee Cummings

Sarah Fishburn Also,

There's a light that shines on all people, sees them through...the Doobie Brothers

Tracy Dove Never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans - Tom Robbins

Tera Leigh Fortune favors the bold - Virgil

Penelope Harris "Work like you are living in the early days of a better nation." First heard in my twenties (ages ago) in a song by the Oyster Band, who credit Scottish writer Alisdair Gray for the line, who credits Canadian writer Dennis Lee. Been my motto ever since I heard it, but suddenly seems more relevant and urgent ... 

Emily Irene Bedal "Disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic -- in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself. 

-Anais Nin

Emily Irene Bedal And... 

I believe in the power of motion, the wisdom of gravity, the emptiness of true love, the fact that there is no way out but through the body, no way up unless we all go together, no way down unless we follow the beat, no way in unless we embrace the dark....See more 

Sue Reaney I carry you in my heart...

Donna Heart "Creativity is not benign! " Liz Gilbert I think? I have it painted on my studio wall :)

Cherie Murray "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." George Addair

Cindy Smedberg Live simply so others may simply live

Amanda Hojnacki Wyatt

Kyra Dosch-Klemer "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

— Anaïs Nin

Cindy Wunsch Bowen "walk gently with yourself"

Ainslee Pine no matter where you go, there you are 

Nora Napientek what if i fall? oh, but my darling what if you fly? (just got it inked on my arm)

Shared by Anna Stolarski

Liv's scribble scrabble monsters. Drawn on the way to school each morning.

Episode 28: A Conversation With Keith Paugh

Summary: Sabrina and Trent talk with film director Keith Paugh. 


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1. Find more of Keith at

     - cargocollective.com/keithpaugh
     - instagram.com/kpcollected
     - IMDB

2. Learn more about Leslie Paugh's interior design business at lesliepaugh.com

3. Some of Keith's movies we mention in the episode: 

4. DDP YRG

Yoga for Real Guys (YRG) with DDP

Diamond Dallas Page tells his story


Tell us about a kitchen floor you remember. 

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5. This video

6. Some movies, writers, and directors you should check out: 

Yasujiro Ozu IMDB

Richard Linklater IMDB