Mixed Grill Favorites Podcast

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mixed Grill Favorites Podcast -- Belinda Spiwak

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This podcast is 13:15.

I can't remember how I first became aware of Belinda, because she is everywhere. She is one busy lady. In addition to her art and her internet activities, she's a mom to two active kids, a 6th grade teacher and a graduate student!


  • At March 17, 2010 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Alison said...

    Hmmm...honoring priorities. The hardest thing is to decide what comes first. Work (teaching), family, homekeeping, pleasure activities. Well, maybe its not so hard deciding what is more important, but the things you drop farther down on the list many times work really hard to push their way up. I find that one has to fight like a mother bear to protect time you set aside in your day for things that are most important. And many of those things aren't the "productive" things; parental or societal audio tapes roll through your head when you turn away from work (especially for us women who typically have the responsibility of home and family) for other things that are of value and important to you (talents, art, other activities that help you keep your sanity and enjoy life). This ongoing struggle hopefully gets better as we get older (anyone out there have any input on that account), but is the reason we have to keep setting our priorities over again as they slide around due to other pressure (or is this just me).

    Thanks for the podcast; it was most interesting. I especially enjoyed hearing from a busy mother and teacher, how she is still able to do what she loves and is inspired to do. I, too, am inspired.

  • At March 18, 2010 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

    It's definitely NOT just you! I keep coming back to my priorities again and again because they are so slippery.

    I have a lot of outside "shoulds" that aren't really important to me, but that I feel like should be. My house isn't as clean as most people's, for example, but I usually have plenty of time to spend with my husband and I'm an awesome "mom" to our fur-babies! The only time I worry about it is when we're having company and I wonder if I should be embarrassed. But I try to regularly honor the things that are really most important to me. Not always easy -- even without a day job!

  • At March 21, 2010 at 4:29 PM , Blogger Bea said...

    What fun to actually HEAR her voice. I've known Belinda for years, through Yahoo groups, swaps, online technique classes.
    I have to say that she is one of the most giving artists that I have run into, over the years. She was and is always willing to share information, give direction, alert us to things we might want to try, take classes, buy!
    Thanks for doing the interview. :)Bea

  • At March 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM , Blogger marikelm said...

    Cindy...you are a very articulate interviewer. I have to admire Belinda for accomplishing so much (three masters!) in a twenty-four hour day. I love the current crazy art musings with the beautiful, colorful insect...very imaginative. Learning to organize ones time is an art unto itself. Marie


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