The World is Not Enough or Adventures in Arting: Globally Thinking


Last week I went to visit my friend Julie Fei Fan Balzer and be sure enough to get a whole blogpost about this adventure 😉  But one  of the fun highlights of the day was that Julie and her amazing Mom Eileen actually did a Podcast that day and that deserves it’s own blogpost. Here is beautiful Julie setting up the recording


They invited me and two of my other most favorite artists in the world: Birgit Koopsen and Louise Nelson to chat about working in the very U.S.A.-based craft industry when you don’t live in the U.S.A.  We discussed economics, cultural differences, personal journeys, shipping costs, and so much more! I was sitting in the next room to Julie looking out to the skyline of New York, while chatting with her, Birgit in the Netherlands and Louise in Australia.


We had a blast! We laughed a lot but I think you might find it also interesting – so listen yourself:

If you can’t see the player above, click here.


I hope you have fun listening to it!

Huge hugs



  1. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Thanks for supplying this info.

  2. I listened to it and loved it. I found myself nodding in agreement several times. And it sounded like you guys had a blast.

  3. Hi Nat, das war klasse, dich mal wieder zu hören (und deine Lache:-)). Ich mag diese Podcasts und höre die gern, wenn ich am Basteltisch stehe.

  4. Hi Nat, I listened to the podcast last night and I enjoyed it. Since me and my husband has a webshop, we do understand all the things you are talking about with freight cost, culture differenses. However, I do not believe we are that far behind to get the latest news to Sweden.

  5. I heard this the other night and loved it. My brother lives in Australia and my husband’s father is now living in Holland and is from Belgium so I loved hearing about the cultural differences, especially the comments you got when Americans met you in person. I know quite a few Germans and they’re always giving we Americans a hard time about how effusive and chatty we are. And you Germans are soo efficient. It is fun to get to laugh at ourselves.

  6. Hi Nat, I had a chance to listen to this podcast a couple days ago and really enjoyed it! Made me really appreciate the opportunities I have living here in the US, as far as scrapbooking supplies go. 🙂 Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Nicole

  7. So many things I would not have even thought about! Shipping, taxes, differences between countries must be tough to deal with. Wonderful group of women!

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