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

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042: Designing Stamps

 

Thank you for all of your kind e-mails and comments asking for the podcast to return.  Things got crazy with the move and the holidays, but I’m so glad that we have a new episode for you today!  It’s the first of 2016!  Hooray!

We have two guests on the podcast today!

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Nathalie Kalbach was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.

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Nathalie’s work been published in several craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed-media books.

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She teaches at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows and since early 2015 has taught mixed-media workhops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is the founder and sole organizer of the annual Creative JumpStart Summit (CJS) now in its 5th year.

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Nathalie’s artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils) and Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and template sets) and as a prior ambassador for Liquitex, her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex acrylic paint sets.

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Find Nathalie online:

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Rachel Greig is a photographer, rubber stamp artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at University, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.

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Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.

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In 2007, Rachel and her husband Stewart started a rubber stamp company called Darkroom Door. From humble beginnings in Rachel’s photography studio, Darkroom Door moved it’s headquarters in 2009 to a larger studio and warehouse where they design, manufacture and distribute Darkroom Door products within Australia and now export to more than 18 countries worldwide.

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Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions.

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Rachel resides on the Central Coast in Australia with her husband Stewart, and children Ethan and Zoë. Rachel enjoys teaching photography, mixed media and stamping workshops throughout the world.

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Find Rachel Online:

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And then there’s me!

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I design rubber stamps for Impression Obsession

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…and foam stamps for Art Foamies.

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On the podcast we discuss how we each started designing stamps, both the why and the how of how we each design stamps, the experience of seeing work that people make with our stamps, the appeal of stamping in general, and we give some stamping tips too!  Be sure to add your own stamping tips in the comments section!  Oh, and don’t forget about Rachel’s offer.  She’s looking for stamp designers.  All of the details on the gig are in the podcast!

If you’re interested in getting to hang out with all three of us in person, check out our fabulous Mixed Media art journaling class outside of Sydney, Australia in April!

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

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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!

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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!

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