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Renay Zamora

If there is no way, create one.

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Finding Art in the Noise

Once upon a time I wanted to be a singer. I moved to Nashville, TN and did it.

Then I got married and had kids and gigs 'til 2AM at Bourbon Street Boogie & Blues Bar down in Printer's Alley didn't seem like such a good idea any longer.

I felt lost. I mean, singing was the only thing I ever wanted to do in life. Where would I start?

My mom was a cake decorator throughout my childhood so I thought "I'll start making cakes!" And I got pretty darn good at it. I achieved the "gold standard," being on Food Network, last year (that's me, the chick with glasses, on the far right).

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And then everything stopped. For some reason, my orders dropped off significantly. My creativity plummeted. I felt lost again.

I've been tossing around the idea of a podcast for a couple years. My husband had a great idea last night and has given me his blessing to run with it.

I want to interview artists/entreprenuers and talk about the universal issues that we deal with both as artists and small business owners: the lack of confidence, devaluing of our work in pricing, finding balance in art/work/life, and being aware of and combating the negative "voices" or "noise" in our heads.

Basically, the idea is a podcast where I and my guest(s) talk about "How to be an artist in the midst of all the noise."

The podcast is called "Art in the Noise."

I'm in the process of setting up a small studio (kitchen table with a USB mic and my laptop), recording some practice casts and then reaching out to artists I know for interviews.

Here I go...

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