From the Front Porch (art)

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of those Instagram accounts we all follow? Annie and Chris chat with Lindsay Hopkins of Pen and Paint, an enormously popular Instagram account and Etsy shop based in Albany, Georgia. 

Find Lindsay on Instagram and Etsy.


Podcasts we mention: 

+ StoryCorps

+ This American Life

+ Smart Creative Women

+ Elise Gets Crafty

+ Audible Discernment


Books Lindsay mentions: 

+ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

+ Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle (The podcast episode Annie mentions is from On Being with Krista Tippett, found here.) 

+ Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt


Direct download: From_the_Front_Porch_Ep._70.m4a
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Thomasville is the City of Roses, and spring is the town's time to shine! Each year, Thomasville hosts the Rose Show and Festival, and Chris and Annie talk to city event coordinator Sarah Turner about balancing tradition with new ideas, why a festival devoted to roses, and what she's reading right now. 

Vote for Thomasville in USA Today's Best Historic Small Town competition! 

Check out all the Rose Show festivities -- including parade details and flower show times -- here

Support Tallahassee's Word of South festival.


Sarah's go-to podcasts: 

+ Radio Lab

+ This American Life


Books Sarah mentioned:

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Fed, White, and Blue by Simon Majumdar

Tribal by Diane Roberts

+ The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran


Books Chris mentioned: 

The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison 

Battleborn by Claire Watkins

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson 


Books Annie mentioned:

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson


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Direct download: From_the_Front_Porch_Ep._65.m4a
Category:art -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Ever wonder what it's like to live as a creative in the South? Annie interviews Emily Arwood, artist-in-residence at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. They chat about Thomasville's art festival, FLAUNT and their favorite books for creatives.  

Tickets for FLAUNT (launching September 11) can be purchased online here, and Emily's online shop is here. You can find more information about the Artist in Residence program and the Artist Collective at the Thomasville Center for the Arts website

Direct download: From_the_Front_Porch_Ep._39.m4a
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