074: The Intersection of Fashion and Art

 

Our guest today is Kara Doyle-DuMouchelle:

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Pizza and bagel addict| Married the most wonderful man in the universe| Passion for art, fashion, food, and travel| Love to explore new places and try new things| Also love to be lazy and watch HGTV| Went to school to be an art teacher| Currently working for the fabulous Rue La La as a Merchandise Planner and loving it| One of my favorite quotes from Alice and Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, “I’m not crazy, my reality is just different from yours”| insta @karaldoyle 

On the podcast we discuss “the shoe exhibit” at the Peabody Essex Museum (which I blogged about back in December 2016).

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As well as their WOW — World of Wearable Art exhibit (which I blogged about in March 2017)

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We discussed several exhibits from the Museum of Fine Arts, here in Boston — including this one that featured technology such as 3-D printing:

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There’s also a mention of the current fashion exhibit at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York City (which I shared a peek of in my vlog a month or so ago):

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We also discuss personal fashion choices and decorative vs. fine art.

We would love to hear your opinion on the topic of fashion and art.  So, let us know what you’re thinking!

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073: Super Secret Confidential

 

In today’s podcast Mom and I chat about super secret confidential craft projects, my art class at the Museum of Fine Arts, visiting MoMA, creating an art schedule, and so much more!

The Louise Bourgeois exhibit (more photos to come) at MoMA:

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You can see the t-shirt projection I mention at the 8:03 mark in this week’s vlog:

And finally, as I mentioned on the podcast, if you’re in Massachusetts and want to do a bit of bargain shopping, come by the Quilter’s Connection Yard Sale on October 21.  I’ll be there from 10am-4pm chatting and demo-ing.

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072: August Adventures

Today’s podcast is full of fun chatter.  This week, Mom and I are chatting about our August Art Adventures — much of it from my trip to London and Spain.  Come along for the ride! Just a peek:

Tate Modern (more photos to come):

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The British Museum (more photos to come):

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Correfoc (fire run):

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Dali’s House (find the silver heads):

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Graveyard (more photos to come):

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071: Jane Davies’ Abstract Painting

 

Our guest this week is Jane Davies.

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Today’s podcast is full of excitement — dogs barking, Mom choking, and plenty of art talk!  Mom, Jane, and I discuss creating abstract art, teaching, learning from students, making work your own, selling in galleries, and self-published books.  It’s a great chat with lots of intellectual content.

Jane is a full time artist working in painting and collage.

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She offers workshops nationwide, focusing on developing a personal and playful approach to art making.

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After graduating Bennington College and attending the School for American Crafts, Davies began as a potter in the early nineties. She gradually transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium.

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Since 2010 she has been teaching, writing, and making art.

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She participated in a residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2015.

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In addition to The Elements of Visual Language, Davies is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, and has one DVD on painting and collage techniques.

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I love Jane’s work and could stare at it for hours!  Jane was a guest on a previous podcast more than two years ago.  You can find it here.  I also wanted to share a blog post that an artist named Jacki Long posted after listening to that podcast two years ago.  Take a moment and click through to Jacki’s post because I think it sums up the experience that many people have shared with me about listening to our podcast.

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070: Summer Projects

Today’s podcast is all about The 100 Day Project, classes I’m teaching, and visiting NYC (Fancy Food Show, YouTube Space, MoMA and getting my hair cut).  Mom picked out the photos and links to go with this week’s podcast.

A preview of my visit to MoMA (more photos on the blog next week):

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Haircut before and after:

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A link to my upcoming in-person classes:

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Follow this LINK for a clickable list of classes.

HSN info:

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I’ll be on HSN with a brand new never before seen crafting tool from Brother on July 11, 2017 during the 2am, 1pm, and 8pm hours!

YouTube Space:

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