Imagined Here - Artists Podcast

Sharing the Stories of Local Creative Talent to Promote Them and Inspire You

Musicians, Artists, Photographers, Chefs, Brewers, Authors +

Southeast and East-Central Iowa, Northeast Missouri, and West-Central Illinois

Lynne Thomas - Barnstorm Coffee
Lynne Thomas of Riverside, Iowa is the owner of Barnstorm Coffee, a mobile pop-up espresso shop serving Eastern Iowa. Lynne hammers home that no matter what age we are it's not too late to step out and begin to create something new. She gives us some great insight on getting started in really any business and also shares some local groups and businesses that helped Barnstorm Coffee get their start.
Kristin Vaughn - Hillside Studio
Kristin Vaughn is the owner of Hillside Studio in Ely, Iowa which makes handcrafted jewelry and other accessories to brighten the world. Kristin offers us a look at building her company, her thoughts on starting with an Etsy store, details on the monthly stud club, being featured on a Joanne Fabric video during a retreat, why you should start creating right now, and building her own makers community.
Michelle Payne - Michelle's Creative Cookies
Michelle Payne from Michelle's Creative Cookies in Davenport, Iowa joins us to talk about starting not 1 but 3 local businesses including an Etsy store, a home bakery and a CPA firm. Michelle's cookies not only look delicious but she offers some great insight on valuing your time and experience in your craft.
Chad McCleary - Auturmn's Waiting
Chad McCleary is a singer, songwriter, and musician from the band Autumn's Waiting based out of east-central and southeast Iowa (Washington and Burlington, Iowa). Chad really offers us a deep dive into the beginnings of his music career, his influences, life philosophies, tips for new musicians, favorite area venues and more.