037: Designed by Jessica

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Jessica Sporn:

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Jessica Sporn, former actress, lawyer and activist – now artist and mother, has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember.

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She is an accomplished, self-taught, mixed media artist whose style is colorful and ranges from whimsical to spiritual with a strong Folk Art influence. She hosts a successful Meet-Up group with monthly classes in her Montclair studio, and also teaches at The Ink Pad in New York City, and Art-Is-You Mixed Media Retreats, as well as in online classes.

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Her designs may be found worldwide on greeting cards, fabrics, and tabletop ceramics.

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Jessica is proud to design stencils for Stencil Girl Products, stamps for Rubbermoon, and Judaica products for Aviv Judaica.

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Jessica keeps an active Facebook page, regularly blogs, and is represented for licensing by Creative Connection, Inc.

On the podcast we discuss menorahs, the theatre, yoga, Jessica’s career evolution, teaching, learning, improvisation, creating for a result vs. creating for the process and so much more!  It’s a very thoughtful and philosophical show!  I’d really like to share some listener mail on the next podcast, so I hope you’ll leave a comment on today’s podcast!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Comments

  1. Jessica Sporn says

    Thank you so much for having me as your guest. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with you and your mom (when we let her get a word in edgewise!). Sorry about that banging in the beginning. That was me trying to corral my cat!

  2. JackieP Neal says

    Loved the podcast- your conversations are always enjoyable Julie and Mom aka Eileen!!
    Glad to hear Jessica with you this week;it was really interesting to hear where and how she started and also how similar the two of you are with your theater backgrounds and art!
    I also love hearing about the other podcasts, mom listens to, as I love to learn, and Eileen introduces some neat subjects she has recently heard of!
    have a great week- I am off to subscribe to more!
    Jackie xx

  3. Amy says

    Love your podcasts. I love hearing about their backgrounds and personal thoughts on what art is. It’s such a subjective subject! I have a menorah my daughter made when she was 4 and it’s my favorite. The marshmallow and pretzel one, unfortunately didn’t last that long. Many times while listening I get the feeling you could be a long lost sister! Good luck with your move to MA, my old stomping grounds. Looking forward to the next podcast. Amy

  4. Lila Bossom says

    I always LOVE your podcasts – I listen to most of them twice just to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. 🙂 I truly enjoyed how encouraging some of the things that were said in this podcast about how you think things that naturally come to you as a talent – you tend to think aren’t valuable. That is SO many people – especially a lot of women seem to feel this way. Thank you for encouraging us to be creative and try not to be so critical of our work! Keep up the good work! Please keep making these podcasts – they are my favorite out of all the podcasts that I have listened to so far!

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