041: After the Move

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Mom and I recorded a multi-part pre-move podcast and now we are happy to share our multi-part post-move podcast!  Here are a few photos:

The truck on moving day:

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Loads and loads of construction and installation:

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Mom “helping”:

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Enjoying all of the space in my new place:

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Adding details like the custom printed shower curtain in this selfie:

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On the podcast we discuss how I feel in my new space, my new workflow, unpacking, physical labor, joining the local arts community, missing NYC, and towards the end we kind of wander off into a lengthy discussion about contemporary art and the ability to draw.  I hope you’ll come along for the ride and give the podcast a listen!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

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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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030: Rebekah Meier: Surface Designer

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Rebekah Meier.

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Rebekah is a mixed media author, collage & fiber artist…

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…teacher, and design consultant within the art and craft industries.

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Her passion is collage and mixed media, with a focus on fabric and fiber.

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You can find Rebekah on her newly re-designed website www.rebekahmeier.com.

On the podcast we discuss Rebekah’s “Fabric Elements” line,  supplies for mixed media fabric art (markers, surfaces, ink pads, paints), the excellence of making mistakes, personal style, and teaching.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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™.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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You can also find her work and travels at cherylboglioli.com
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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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