021: Nat & Julie’s Art Collaboration

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast is a little bit different than our usual podcast.  Last week my friend Nat Kalbach and I…

….got together to kick off a big year-long art project we’re working on.  My Mother was kind enough to host us for a week of art making…


…and eating!


We recorded half the podcast on Monday, before we began, and the other half on Thursday, as we wrapped things up.  On the podcast we chat about the process…


…the projects…


…and our friendship.

I think it’s going to be a very interesting year as we continue to work on our art collaboration.  I’d love to know what you think of our intentions and the speed bumps we’ve already hit.

P.S.: You can find our tweets and instagrams about it under the #njartcollab hashtag.

As always, be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  Thanks for stopping by!

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011: A Conversation with May Flaum

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!

Today’s guest is May Flaum.

When it comes to crafting May Flaum has one rule: it’s gotta make her happy. She’s not afraid to get super grungy or work with bright colors, dabble in lace and doilies then make something more splattered and wild. If she’s not in her studio (aka ‘the bat cave’) then she’s probably out running around having fun with her family or cooking up a storm.  May has been working in the scrapbooking industry for a decade and currently blogs [www.mayflaum.com] her crafty adventures, teaches on-line classes, and works with amazing companies sharing her projects and ideas. If she has one piece of advice to share, it’s always to be true to your creative heart.

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You can find May’s most recent e-book, “Fashionably Fast” here.

On today’s podcast we discuss May’s long and very interesting career in the scrapbook industry.  The theme of being true to yourself — both creatively and in your career path — is strong throughout this episode.  I found it to be a very inspiring conversation and I hope you will too! (And here is the link to May’s creative journey, as promised on the podcast.)

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003: Renovating This Old House

It’s time for another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  This week the topic is home renovation and our guest is Bethany Larsen!

About Bethany:

Bethany Larsen works by day as the Business Manager for a Broadway press office in NYC, and by night works on fixing up the 1887 Victorian home she and her husband bought and moved into in early 2012.  She recently started blogging about her home improvement adventures at The Larsens Live Here.  Bethany also proudly serves on the board of the Fordham Alumni Theatre Company and the junior board of Solving Kids’ Cancer.

Here’s a photo of what the house looked like when Bethany and her husband bought it:

Their new stairs (and super cool wooden shingles revealed):

You can see lots more before & after pics on Bethany’s blog.

On the podcast we discuss home renovation, collaboration, creative mistakes, and Hugh Jackman!  Bethany is super funny and so I definitely giggled my way through this episode.  I hope you will too!

If you have comments or questions, I know that we’d love to hear them!

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