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Megan Auman began her journey as an artist by studying metalsmithing.  The early foray into the work of a metalsmith led to making jewelry and most recently a transition into the world of textiles and fashion. Here are a few of the highlights from our chat.

  • An early look at Megan’s interest in jewelry and metalsmith work 
  • How to not lose your creative juices in the first place 
  • Why you must be prepared to create really bad art 
  • The sense of fulfillment that comes from making things with your hands
  • Working with a variety of artistic materials
  • Using a series of small successes to to grow as an artist 
  • Why should work on learning one new skill at a time 
  • Using a similar process and structure to create unmistakable 
  • The power of using creative constraints to make your art
  • Why Megan always believed that she could make living from her art
  • Learning to tolerate pain in the process of becoming successful 
  • Why you must come up with your own definition of impact
  • Learning to love the work you make and the art you create
  • How enthusiasm continually drives Megan’s art 
  • Making the shift to design a textile line 
  • The litmus test for your creative endeavors 
  • Learning to be yourself unapologetically 
  • Developing the courage required to launch bold ideas 
  • Why you don’t have to know what the end result is 
  • Learning to view everything in life as a great big experiment
  • Combining the experiences of your life to express yourself 
  • Finding the common thread between the art you create 

Megan Auman is a designer, artist and educator who was trained as a metalmsmith. She designs for women who want to be effortlessly bold.  


Resources and People Mentioned

Creating Your Body of Work with Pamela Slim

The Moment When Everything Starts with Sarah Peck

Originally aired over 3 years ago.

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