You And I Make A Thing

You And I Make A Thing

Tune into You And I Make A Thing, where host Thomas Beutel and a guest make something they have never made before. Each episode starts with Thomas and his guest hashing out what they’ll create—be it a collaboration or each working solo toward the same artistic goal. In the latter half, they reflect on their experience of trying something new and conquering the unknown. Experience the power of starting from scratch, overcoming self-doubt, and embarking on a new creative journey.


November 26, 2023 55 mins

In this episode I collaborate with artist Koi The Creatrix to make mini zines. The challenges we faced included our zines going missing in the mail for extended periods of time.



@koithecreatrix on Instagram

Koi’s monthly Postcard Club

@katcurio on instagram

@brattyxbre on youtube

@brattyxbre: Your Zine Sucks (And That's Okay)


Hedy Lamarr biography

Emilie Wapnick’s TED Talk on multipotentiality

B0ardside Art ...

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In this episode I collaborate with artist Michael Tarnoff to make self-portraits inspired by Chuck Close.




Michael's Self Portrait

Thomas' Self Portrait

Original Photos


Thomas: My guest today is Michael Tarn...

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September 6, 2023 52 mins

In this episode of You And I Make A Thing, my friend Tara and I decided to go into nature and create ephemeral art, something that both of us had never done before. It was quite an open-ended idea and we both struggled a bit before we found the inspiration to guide us. Join us as we discuss how it all unfolded.


Links mentioned in this podcast

Tara’s SoundCloud album: My Favorite Things, Sacred and Secular Seasonal Music

Braiding ...

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August 29, 2023 49 mins

In this episode, I've invited my friend Tina to come up with a theme or project that we could do together. We decided to each make a Spirit Doll for our respective studio spaces. I hope you will enjoy hearing about our project as much as we did doing it.


Links mentioned in this podcast

Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock

They Might Be Giants

Scrap SF

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August 26, 2023 4 mins

Hello and welcome to You And I Make A Thing. I'm your host, Thomas Beutel.

In this first episode, I want to tell you a little bit about why I'm doing this podcast. You might already know me from the Creative Shoofly podcast. And you might be wondering why I’m starting another podcast?

Well, I've been enjoying making the Creative Shoofly and in particular episodes where I've invited guests to talk about their creative process. I'm a...

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