063: Julie Loves Learning

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features a conversation about learning in general and four particular learning experiences — the marbling class I shared in yesterday’s blog post, a lecture on Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (see a bit in this vlog), the connoisseurship dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts (see a bit in this vlog) and then a quilting class I took last weekend (photos below):

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Class started with our instructor, Timna Tarr, sharing some of her quilts:

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After some brief instructions….

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…we were off and running with our own improvisational piecing!

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The picture above is the quilt top that I finished in class.  Kind of a hot mess, but I’m letting it marinate.

I don’t have a lot of photos because of the snow that day…

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…most of the students left class early to get home before the roads got too bad.  I was one of the few who stayed the whole day and at the end of the day, I took my little red wagon, and headed home!

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051: Attitude (Episode #51)

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode covers a lot of ground.  I titled it “Attitude” because I was trying to think how to capture all the disparate strands of our conversation and in the end I decided that they all boiled down to attitude.  Much like yesterday’s blog post — which we discuss on today’s podcast and I share some reader comments — attitude is one of the determining factors to contentment with what you create and even who you are.

Here are two links to things we discussed:

Mary Delany — I am planning to do a full blog post about her, but here’s one photo of her work in the meantime:

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My new “just for fun” instagram account: whatjulieate:

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There have been some really fantastic listener comments lately, so next podcast (two weeks from now) we are going to do a show based on all of those awesome ideas and questions!  If you want to add your thoughts, we’d love to include them in our conversation, so leave us a comment!

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050: Episode #50 (Wow!)

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I can’t believe we made it to episode #50!

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On the podcast we discuss:

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049: The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Linda Kaye-Moses.

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Linda Kaye-Moses has been a full-time professional studio jeweler since 1978 and has exhibited nationally in galleries and at juried craft shows, including the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council Craft Fairs, and The Paradise City Arts Festivals.

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She has been been teaching nationally and internationally since 1996, and from 1994-2001 she was the Jewelry/Metals Department Head at Interlaken School of Art (Stockbridge, MA).

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Kaye-Moses was the Curator for All That Glitters, (1984, Berkshire Artisans (Pittsfield, MA), Millennial Metal; The Art of Precious Metal Clay (2001, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT; and Re-Collected/Re-Invented; the Narrative Craft Object (2005, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT.

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She was a final cut juror for the international jewelry competition, The Saul Bell Design Awards (2010).

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Her work has been published most recently in: In the Picture; Framing the Visual Arts (Oxford University Press, Australia, 1996); Art Jewelry Today, Art Jewelry 2 , 3, and 4 (Schiffer Pub., 2003, 2008, 2011); Discovery; Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Univ. of Maine Press); Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects (Lark Books, 2005); Making Metal Beads (Lark Publishing, 2006); Metal Clay Fusion (Lark Books, 2012); and featured in the following periodicals: Craft Art International; Art Jewelry; Lapidary Journal; American Style; Metal Clay Artist; Cloth Paper and Scissors; and Niche Magazine.

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Kaye-Moses is the author of Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads (Creative Publishing International, 2009), a workshop-style book.

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She is also the author of Roots, Stems, and Branches; a Recollection, (2011) an illuminated and illustrated book featuring autobiographical musings, personal photographs and retrospective images of her jewels.

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A Bachelor of Arts degree recipient from The University of Vermont, she has received two Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council Grants, three Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grants, a Niche Award and has twice been Saul Bell Design Award Finalist (2005, 2014).

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Find Linda online at The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses.

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048: Roxanne Coble

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have a guest on today’s podcast!  Her name is Roxanne Coble, known online as “by bun.”

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Roxanne is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things.

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Known for her art journals, her work fuses both mixed media and illustration.

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Inspired by the quirks of everyday life, completed pages embrace a balance of humor…

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…and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life.

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Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

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Find Roxanne online:

Finally, Roxanne put together a super cute video all about her Make It Artsy TV experience.  Find it HERE.

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