The Creative Pulse podcast

Angela de Burger

The Creative Pulse is a podcast about people and their creative passions. On each episode host Angela de Burger connects with people who are fired up about expressing themselves by imagining, experimenting and creating. You’ll hear from inspiring creators who’ll give you lots of ideas about how you can explore your creativity too.

Ep 80: Drew Hill Returns! - Crochet Artist and Now an Author Too
Nov 9 2022
Ep 80: Drew Hill Returns! - Crochet Artist and Now an Author Too
For the first time ever, a guest has returned to the podcast! Drew Hill is here to share all about his latest exciting projects, including a brand new book.Drew is a talented crochet artist who specializes in creating fun, adorable characters to add to a collection he calls “Drewbie’s Zoo”. Back on episode 28, we talked about how he learned to crochet, what inspired him, and how he dreamed up all of the cute characters he could bring to the world. Since then, he’s created an even bigger creative community for himself, made tons of fun videos and hosted livestream chats to share his love of crocheting, and he even wrote a book! It’s called “Crochet Magical Creatures” and includes 20 patterns for how to crochet your own stuffed animals. On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Drew about what intrigued him about using videos to share projects and connect with new people, the creative challenge he took on by writing a book, why he’s been doing so many more collaborations, and how his own creativity has been influenced by friends and family members such as his uncle, Pete Souza (a renowned photojournalist and former Chief Official White House Photographer for two Presidents of the United States - Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama).Say hi to Drew:  Website  Instagram  TikTok  Twitch  Facebook----Creative Pulse Podcast socials:  Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast  Twitter  @CreativePulseTWMusic credit:
Ep 71: Jim Bachor - Pothole Mosaics
Jun 29 2022
Ep 71: Jim Bachor - Pothole Mosaics
Jim Bachor says that “using the same materials, tools and methods of the archaic craftsmen, I create mosaics that speak of modern things in an ancient voice.”A student and enthusiast of history, artmaking, and storytelling that will endure for the ages, he creates works of art that speak about unusual things, through culturally relevant themes and concepts. In addition to participating in traditional art shows and designing commissions, he also installs his mosaics as unexpected pieces of public art. He searches out potholes (!) in city streets and they become homes for his mosaic artworks, sharing stories in places where everyone can see them.His work has been recognized with multiple awards, from organizations such as the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the University & College Designers Association. He also presented a TEDx Talk entitled, “Immortality is a Team Effort.”Timeout Chicago included his pieces in a list of the city's greatest public art, and the New York Post called him the "Pothole Picasso”.On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Jim about how artists who lived thousands of years ago inspire him today, why the concept of immortality is such a driving force in his work, how he started creating pothole mosaics and his approach when creating a new design concept, and his latest series called “Master Pieces”.Say hi to Jim:  Website  Instagram  TEDx Talk----Creative Pulse Podcast socials:  Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast  Twitter  @CreativePulseTWMusic credit:
Ep 69: Siew Heng Boon - 3D Jelly Artist
May 11 2022
Ep 69: Siew Heng Boon - 3D Jelly Artist
Siew Heng Boon is a Jelly Artist who crafts 3D jelly cakes and she’s the founder of Jelly Alchemy. She uses seaweed jelly in many different colours to create intricate designs, working with a variety of tools to inject coloured jelly into a clear jelly mold. Siew builds complex images in layers, creating them from an upside-down perspective and then flipping them over when complete and ready to serve.She creates floral designs as well as almost any animal you can think of - fish, a panda, a peacock, a bunny, and many types of birds, to name only a few. Siew’s stunning, unique work is handcrafted, edible and as equally delicious as it is beautiful.People have been so intrigued with her work over the years that they asked her to teach them how to do it too. She generously shares her knowledge and techniques with students all over the world through her Jelly Alchemy online classes, as well as in person in Sydney, Australia (where she’s based) at the Australian Patisserie Academy.On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Siew about discovering jelly art and her talent for it, how she approaches a new design concept, how long it takes to make such intricate, multi-layered 3D images, and whether teaching people these techniques fuels her creativity in new ways.Say hi to Siew:  Website  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube----Creative Pulse Podcast socials:  Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast  Twitter  @CreativePulseTWMusic credit:
Ep 67: Molly Wilkinson - French Pastry, Baking School Founder, Cookbook Author
Apr 13 2022
Ep 67: Molly Wilkinson - French Pastry, Baking School Founder, Cookbook Author
Molly Wilkinson grew up in Dallas, Texas but followed her lifelong passion for baking to Paris, then to other cities in France, and now finds herself in Versailles - yes, the same one you’ve heard of with the incredible Château de Versailles just down the street from where she now lives!After studying to become a French pastry chef, at Le Cordon Bleu no less, she is perfecting her craft and sharing her source of joy with the world! She’s had a very busy few years - offering in-person classes where she breaks down classic French pastry recipes and makes them easy and accessible, establishing an online pastry school, and becoming a published author of a cookbook titled French Pastry Made Simple, perfect for bakers of all levels.Thanks to her infectious enthusiasm, smile, and in-depth knowledge of everything she teaches, it’s like she’s right there in the kitchen with you, every step of the way. She takes pride in the method she’s created to make French pastry easy by breaking down recipes and showing lots of tips and tricks to help any baker achieve extraordinary results.On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with Molly about how her love of baking came to be, why she’s in love with French pastries in particular, whether teaching people to bake fires up her own creativity, and the creative collaboration that resulted in her incredible cookbook.Say hi to Molly:  Website  Instagram  TikTok  Facebook----Creative Pulse Podcast socials:  Instagram:  creativepulsepodcast  Twitter  @CreativePulseTWMusic credit: