PODCAST

Making Magic Real

Julia Jay Art

To Me- Magic is a soul essence. It is joy. It is pure passion. It's a feeling of hope that we can create a better future. It's the sparkle that creates light behind people's eyes. Magic is the secret ingredient to getting through those tougher days. It's the thing that makes dreams seem actually possible. Welcome to a passion project of mine. A collection of conversations sharing the stories of people who are MAKING MAGIC REAL A Fortnightly Podcast being delivered to you every 2nd Monday x

Start Here
Jess // Alchemy of Arts & Trash Pixies - Bringing JOY To The World Through Performing
1w ago
Jess // Alchemy of Arts & Trash Pixies - Bringing JOY To The World Through Performing
Ep 18- Jessica - Alchemy of Arts Today's chat is with a truly magical friend & inspiring human- Jess!! Have you ever been at an event or festival and there are those people dancing or walking in stilts with the most intensely viviid costumes?  Dressed up as a dragon or Alice in wonderland characters? Or have you ever been stopped in time as you watch a group of performers open a space with fire, cheekily twirling and playing as they set the energy for the night with an electric-alive feel?Those are the moments that add the extra bit of colour to an experience, they add to the magic of that memory when you think back to that time. And Jess fills her life adding magic to peoples memories. Weather it be through entrancing us with fire twirling, being colourful and cheeky whilst roaming festivals as trash pixies or holding spaces for children & adults to enjoy having their face painted or make magic wands- Jess is dedicated to bringing joy to peoples lives through performance, story & all sorts of creative expression.Founding Alchemy of Arts - Jess has created an agency which connects & collaborates people to bring some truly dream-like visions to life. With over 10 years of industry experience in performance art, it is an absolute pleasure to sit down with jess and listen about a world which I have found so inspiring over the last few years. I hope you enjoy todays chat & I’d highly recommend heading over to @alchemy of arts instagram to have a fun lil deep dive into just a snippet of some of the costumes, face paint and events jess has created! Much magic- Julia Jay x-Links to all the MAGIC Jess has created-Alchemy of Arts Website Instagram @alchemy_of_arts LINK TREE with all links click HERE Upcoming Higher Ground Event - Grab tickets HERE My Instagram for Art + Podcast Updates- @Julia___jayCredits Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Jess // Alchemy of Arts & Trash Pixies - Bringing JOY To The World Through Performing
1w ago
Jess // Alchemy of Arts & Trash Pixies - Bringing JOY To The World Through Performing
Ep 18- Jessica - Alchemy of Arts Today's chat is with a truly magical friend & inspiring human- Jess!! Have you ever been at an event or festival and there are those people dancing or walking in stilts with the most intensely viviid costumes?  Dressed up as a dragon or Alice in wonderland characters? Or have you ever been stopped in time as you watch a group of performers open a space with fire, cheekily twirling and playing as they set the energy for the night with an electric-alive feel?Those are the moments that add the extra bit of colour to an experience, they add to the magic of that memory when you think back to that time. And Jess fills her life adding magic to peoples memories. Weather it be through entrancing us with fire twirling, being colourful and cheeky whilst roaming festivals as trash pixies or holding spaces for children & adults to enjoy having their face painted or make magic wands- Jess is dedicated to bringing joy to peoples lives through performance, story & all sorts of creative expression.Founding Alchemy of Arts - Jess has created an agency which connects & collaborates people to bring some truly dream-like visions to life. With over 10 years of industry experience in performance art, it is an absolute pleasure to sit down with jess and listen about a world which I have found so inspiring over the last few years. I hope you enjoy todays chat & I’d highly recommend heading over to @alchemy of arts instagram to have a fun lil deep dive into just a snippet of some of the costumes, face paint and events jess has created! Much magic- Julia Jay x-Links to all the MAGIC Jess has created-Alchemy of Arts Website Instagram @alchemy_of_arts LINK TREE with all links click HERE Upcoming Higher Ground Event - Grab tickets HERE My Instagram for Art + Podcast Updates- @Julia___jayCredits Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
David Faulkner // Into the Realms of Mr Crystalface Art
09-05-2022
David Faulkner // Into the Realms of Mr Crystalface Art
Ep 16 - David Faulkner // Mr CrystalFace Today’s chat is with an incredible soul & pen artist extraordinar - David Faulkner who you may know as Mr. Crystalface. I stumbled across his work on instagram almost 10 years ago now, when I was 15-16 just as I was delving into pen art and was MIND-BLOWN! His work has been a huge inspiration in my own pen art journey especially in what’s actually possible to create and achieve with pen! Using a blend now of digital & pen, David’s Art opens the doorway to another realm for us all to step into. We get to experience a whole new land of creatures, curiosities, friendly trees & stories. In today’s conversation we chat about how art became his now full time job and also a valuable tool to traverse through the tricky terrain of insomnia whilst growing up. We also have story time as David read's the first part of a story he is writing for an upcoming picture book! I loved the timing of recording the podcast too as we got record just before both heading to Dragon Dreaming to have our art in the festival art gallery there. That in itself was such an amazing experience- to get to see David’s work in real life & get to witness the joy and pure excitement people got from standing in front of his huge pieces & losing themselves in the worlds he has created.  I hope that this conversation adds an extra bit of sparkle to your day!Much Magic- Julia Jay x  Keep up to date with David/Mr Crystalface UPCOMING events, solo exhibition and new artworks in the online realmInstagram @mrcrystalfaceFacebook @mrcrystalfaceTik Tok @mrcrystalfaceLink TREE with ALL the links - click HERE Shop Mr Crystalface Art BODANGLE SIDE QUEST @bodangles.bodoptionMy Instagram for Art + Podcast Updates- @Julia___jayCredits Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Eva Angophora // 5 years Living outside in the Bush & Meeting the Wildbeing within
26-04-2022
Eva Angophora // 5 years Living outside in the Bush & Meeting the Wildbeing within
Ep 15 - Eva Angophora - 5 years Living outside the Bush & Meeting the Wildbeing withinHow possible is it really? To go live outside? To step out of the way of life that is so familiar to us? Often as these questions come up and more, the dream becomes overwhelming and less possible UNTIL you meet someone like EVA Eva is a beautiful being. Her presence is warm, grounding and energetically light. We dive into Eva’s so far 5 year journey of living outside. How transformative this has been in helping her find her true self, the ins and outs of actually living outside in today’s world & launching WILDBEINGS AUSTRALIA-  a non for profit organisation that connects humans with their wild roots & sharing ancestral skills (such as basket weaving, fire by friction and alot of hands on teachings around plant & animal wisdom)Eva really beautifully blends ancestral and modern living in a realistic way that makes this lifestyle actually possible in our society & paves a way for all us that have this dream floating around our souls. Have also added Eva's book recommendations below :) I hope you enjoy this episode!! :) Much Magic- Julia Jay xx Keep up to date with upcoming WILDBEING camps/workshops and events through Eva's online platforms- Instagram @Eva.AngophoraInstagram @wildbeingsaustraliaFacebook Page @wildbeingsaustraliaEva's Personal Blog click HERE Official webpage of Wild Beings click HERE EVA'S Book recommendations -Voices of the first day by Robert Lawler -Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta- A New Path by Arthur Haines My Instagram for Art + Podcast Updates- @Julia___jayCredits Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Sage // Into the Shadow- Creating your own Sexual Boundaries, Celibacy & Exploring the Shadow Self
23-09-2021
Sage // Into the Shadow- Creating your own Sexual Boundaries, Celibacy & Exploring the Shadow Self
EP 11- Sage Today's conversation with Sage (pronouns are they/them) is about Creating your own Sexual Boundaries, Celibacy & Exploring the Shadow Self *TRIGGER WARNING* on this Episode as part of Sage’s self reflections do contain some references to sexual boundaries/ lessons & a brief story where sage confronts a part of their being that didn’t want to be here on earth, I have attached a helpline in the link & Sage’s business “Into the Shadow” is based around being able to help process & heal past traumas, so defiantly get In touch with her if you resonate with this conversation. Sage’s work is empowered by a deep passion for people being able to break out of the sometimes cookie cutter personality we are pressured to squash ourselves into, which by sometimes in the squashing process we experience trauma, unhealthy situations, or fracture parts of our soul.  Sage offers a range which we chat about, some being modalities psychodrama, gestalt counselling, hypnotherapy.We also talk about journeying into parts of the shadow self & how Sages choice to have a short time of celibacy really strengthened personal sexual & body boundaries which has further  created space to claim back being able to vocalise their personal truth. Hope you enjoy todays episode! :) Much Magic- Julia jay x Into the Shadow Sage's Website The Base - Mental Health Service Newcastle If you are suffering, Beyond Blue has a list of various helpful contacts to choose from :) (also sending you a big hug) My Instagram for Art + Podcast Updates- @Julia___jayCredits Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Sam Parker-Davies // Finding Hope through People & Permaculture
30-05-2021
Sam Parker-Davies // Finding Hope through People & Permaculture
Ep 3- Sam Parker-Davies Do you ever feel helpless? or just like the earth is heading towards this inescapable impending doom that you can do nothing about?I know I certainly did..... AND THEN I did a short Permaculture Design Certificate taught by Sam. It completely changed my perspective, restored hope & I felt like I knew how to take aligned action from that point on.Sam is an incredible Permaculture Designer, Teacher & Student (as he says- there is limitless amounts of exciting things learn when you dive into the world of permaculture). He shares important messages weaved through stories from his own experiences, the people he has met & his own connection to the earth. *Trigger Warning* There is mention of Suicide through Sam's own journey as a pivotal point that lead him to where he is today. There is also mention of Suicide through sharing Farmers stories. We do not go into any detail, we just acknowledge Suicide as one of the impacts of environmental damage & how it can be a pivotal point for some people to completely turn their life around into a life filled with passion & purpose. If you are suffering, Beyond Blue has a list of various helpful contacts to choose from :) (also sending you a big hug) You can follow Sam's Journey on Instagram & Facebook (would recommend keeping a keen eye on his Facebook as Sam holds some truly wonderful community events!!) Credits: Cover Photo of Sam is taken by Lara Arnott Photography Songs used faintly in the intro areTrack: Our Journey — tubebackr [Audio Library Release]Track: Different Story VIP — Another Kid [Audio Library Release]★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★