028: Julie Talks Teaching

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we have no guest.  Or rather, I’m the guest!  My Mom thought that it would be a good idea to chat about teaching in-person classes.  Here’s a recent photo of me teaching:


On the podcast Mom and I discuss my philosophy on teaching classes, taking classes, and what I hope students walk away from class with.  I hope you’ll give the podcast a listen and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

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027: #CarveDecember

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Briana Goetzen, Louise Nelson, and Arleigh.

Briana Goetzen, MA, founder of Orange Spiral Arts, is an expressive arts coach living in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. As an artist, avid photographer, visual journal keeper, and deep conversation enthusiast, Briana supports women who desire to fully express themselves in mind, body, and spirit. She helps women re-connect to the inner artist and divine inner wisdom that is inherently theirs.

What is expressive arts coaching?

Expressive arts coaching is a process where women explore and experiment freely with art supplies, journaling, photography, and physical movement in order to get in touch with the inner artist and divine self.  Note from Briana: Expressive arts coaching is NOT the same as expressive arts therapy.  Expressive arts coaching uses the creative process to integrate the mind, body, and spirit connection.

Briana wishes for you to experience spiritual joy through creative and mindful acts.

Find Briana online

Hi! It’s Louise Nelson From Adelaide Australia. I am a passionate mixed media scrapbooker, wannabe painter and photographer. I love to dabble in lots of different arts and crafts, and even more, love to play and experiment incorporating these into my scrapbooking. I just wish there more hours in my day so that I could try out every creative idea keeping my brain abuzz!

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My name is Arleigh, which rhymes with “Charlie,” and I’m a freelance artist working from my home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

I started as a professional typesetter, decades ago, at a big publishing company, and slowly moved toward my dream job, commercial design. I design logos and posters and stuff for clients. I have big clients and small clients, and I do both small jobs and big jobs. It’s all over the place and so much fun! I love my work.
BUT, when you do something professionally, and you’re “on the clock,” you can’t really play around with techniques and experimentation. So I save the experimenting and playing for my own stuff on my own time.
I have lots of artists and architects in my heritage. And also a few scientists. So I bounce back and forth between being logical and mathy, to being loosey goosey artsy fartsy. I am self conscious creating art that’s just art, just hang-on-the-wall art. I feel more inspired if there’s some practicality in the piece. Does it do something? How can it be used? So maybe I’m less of a fine artist, and more of a crafter.
Last year, Ronda Palazzari had just learned how to carve stamps from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. So I begged her to teach me. I carved a few stamps, then got way too busy with moving (Denver to Fort Collins) and a new regular client, Cocoa Daisy, for whom I—guess what—design stamps!
In November, when I saw Julie’s reminder that #carvedecember was coming up, I decided to join in and make stamps that I would like to have. I gave myself permission to skip a day or two if needed, but I have to say that on the days I didn’t carve or use one of my new stamps, I really missed it!
I’m keeping the creative momentum going in January by drawing every day—or almost every day. You can see my drawings on instagram (arleighb).
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On the podcast we discuss the experience of #CarveDecember — inspiration, the community, carving tools, the design process, etc.  We also chat about creative blockages and the benefits of a monthly commitment!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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026: Carl is Addicted to Creativity

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Carl Johengen: Singer, Composer, Conductor, Voice Teacher, Collage/Mixed Media Artist, Crocheter.

While his professional focus has always been music, Carl Johengen is addicted to creativity.

Throughout his 27-year career as a classical musician, he’s always managed to find time for making things or for teaching others how to channel their creative energies. Even within the field of music, his diverse skills have found outlet in a wide variety of venues: singing opera and all sorts of classical music; playing piano, organ, accordion, penny whistle…; leading choirs of all sorts; teaching people of all ages how to improve their singing; composing music for choirs and churches.

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Carl developed a love of making things as a child, but serious pursuit of visual art had to take a back seat to his musical education early on. Finally after finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, Carl found himself with enough free time to go in search of hobbies to balance his life.

At various times he’s thrown himself into working with, teaching, and writing about polymer clay, crocheting, and several forms of paper arts. His current passions are acrylic monoprinting and mixed media collage.

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Carl has performed as a tenor soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies, appearing in venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He currently teaches voice and foreign language diction at the Ithaca College School of Music.

Carl is in demand as a choral conductor, and serves as music director the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble of Ithaca NY, the Wells College Concert Choir, and the Women’s Chorale @171 Cedar in Corning NY. His choral compositions have been sung around the country and in music festivals across the globe, and are published by six prestigious firms.

Carl lives in Bath, NY with his husband Brad, an Episcopal priest, and their two beautiful chows, Autumn and Taggart. An adoptee, Carl was able to locate members of his biological family three years ago, and discovered his Scottish and Irish roots.

He enjoys attending Scottish Games and festivals, crosswords and other puzzles and games, podcasts, crocheting, and travel.

Johengenabstract1On the podcast we discuss Carl’s path to a musical career, nature vs. nuture, making art, your art space taking over your living space, and Carl even sings for us!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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025: The Glamping Life

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Cheryl Boglioli.

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Cheryl Boglioli is a mixed-media artist and Florida native with a passion for teaching and sharing her artwork and design projects.

Cheryl is on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever growing market of mixed media. As a full-time Designer and Educator, you can find Cheryl traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide and Living the Art Life™.
She is currently renovating a vintage 1970 Fleetwood Terry trailer to become her mobile art studio.  Cheryl will be traveling and teaching again in Spring of 2015 on her Living the Art Life™ tour.
Her travels will be taking her from Florida to Maine and back, teaching at local scrapbook stores, art studios, and art supply stores along the way. Cheryl has a number of sponsors supporting this tour and who will be following the travels along with her fans.  She still has spots open and will be teaching a variety of mixed media classes.  To book your spot today or for more information on sponsoring Spring 2015 Living the Art Life™ tour or Fall 2015 (midwest), email Cheryl at cheryl@cherylboglioli.com.
Cheryl also teaches classes in her studio where you can find her artwork and design projects for sale in Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida – Orange Ave Studios, Studio 310.
You can also find her work and travels at cherylboglioli.com
On the podcast we discuss YouTube, renovating Cheryl’s “Glamper,” becoming Bob Ross Certified, the CHA Designer section, balancing making art and running a business, having a studio outside your home, being star struck, and so much more!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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024: International Quilt Festival Houston

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking about my recent trip to International Quilt Festival Houston.  I’m sharing a bunch of photos of quilts, but I have to tell you: this is a fraction of what was there.  A fraction.


And here’s a peek at me demo-ing, as well as Myriah demo-ing:

Oh, and there was a mirror by the elevator in the hotel.  I couldn’t help myself, it felt like home!  ;)

On the podcast we discuss what I was doing at Quilt Festival, the Festival itself, being knocked over by wheelchairs, making quilts, the Modern Quilt movement, and lots more!  Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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