046: Not Interesting

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  You’ll have to listen to the podcast if you want to know what the title means!  ;)

Here are links to some of the things we chat about on the podcast:

As discussed, here is an example of Braque vs. Picasso (source):

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And here’s the before and after of the painting I ruined:

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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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034: Ashley Horton Cuts It Up

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

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Hi!  I’m Ashley Horton and I live in the Southern US with my husband and our 3 children.  I started scrapbooking in 2006, and have always loved creating traditional layouts.
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Some of my favorite supplies are patterned paper, flair buttons, wood veneers, spray mist and my Silhouette Cameo.
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I currently design for several Design Teams, and I am owner of The Cut Shoppe, an Etsy store that sells digital cut files.
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Along with scrapbooking, I also enjoy reading and cooking.
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On the podcast we discuss scrapbooking, design teams, the creative lifestyle, failure, and learning.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

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032: Jane Davies’ Collage Journey

 

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

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Jane is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic.

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She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.

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Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Jane gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium.

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For the past several years, Jane has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.

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You can find Jane online at Jane Davies Studios and purchase her work at Jane Davies Art Gallery.

On the podcast we discuss teaching, abstract art, creating art in a series, Jane’s studio, and failure. We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

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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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