The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Sixty Seven | The Best is Yet to Come with Jan McCarthy


The Jeanne Oliver Podcast


In this episode I am talking with artist Jan McCarthy. Jan has a message that the best is yet to come and age has nothing to do with it. Join this conversation about aging, finding your stride and rhythm and creating more than ever as you get older. Age is just a number if you allow it to be.


I’m a creator. I make art to autograph moments, the fleeting emotions and undefinable feelings that can only be expressed in imperfect swipes, lines, or ripped pieces of paper. I use my art as a way to connect and share these flashpoints of time that slip away. Every mark I make with a handcrafted brush on one of my canvases, papers or towers, is a unique gesture. I find this process essential as a personal statement, a reclaiming of my point of view, of being a woman, of aging. I’ve never allowed how the world might aim to herd the masses as a reason to follow the pack. I hear the beat of a different drummer. This constant resistance feels vital to me.

I collaborated with fashion designers Eni and Nigma on their Venia Collection, using my art on fabric to highlight the importance of mental health awareness. The collection showed in Paris just before lockdown and was a huge success. To read the interview, click here.

Out of a need to express myself and organize my thoughts, I developed a series of notebooks that speak to the dreamer, the planner, the journaler and the notetaker. It brings me joy to know others find inspiration from these as well.

I love travel and lead creative retreats in various destinations like Joshua Tree or as far away as Marrakech, where I draw deep inspiration from the colored zellige tiles dotting the landscape in Morocco, the vibrant chaos in the medina and the painted majorelle blue buildings…

I live life fully, sometimes on the edge, sometimes in many different places, sometimes quietly, always trying to practice carpe diem.






Episode Summary

Podcast 067| The Best is Yet to Come with Jan McCarthy


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