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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062: After Creativation

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about new classes, interrupting, the word interesting, the MFA Boston, the Blogiversary, and our visit to Creativation (formerly CHA).  I thought I’d include some photos from Creativation as a companion to the podcast.  Enjoy!

I am planning to share all of my projects very soon, but just so you know, I was finishing this quilt sample on the plane to Phoenix!

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Speaking of Phoenix, I took a photo from our hotel room window that I thought was kind of cool:

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I spent the first day setting up the Brother booth, which turned out great!

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As I mention on the podcast, I demo-ed, demo-ed, and then demo-ed some more!  In the Brother Booth, the Crafter’s Workshop Booth and the Art Foamies Booth:

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Here’s a peek at the show floor:

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But, of course, Creativation is really about the opportunity to take photos with other people!

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Ten points if you can guess which of my friends decided it was a good idea to give me a makeover…. 😉

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And last but not least, this is coming soon…

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Get excited!

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061: Headed to CHA’s Creativation Show

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about CHA’s upcoming Creativation Show, my recent visits to HSN and the MFA Boston, and more!  I will share lots of photos from all of those things in February.  In the meantime, here’s a recent snap of me and Mom:

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And since it is my Blogiversary, I thought I’d share a quick list of the previous 61 Adventures in Arting Podcasts.  AND, if you love the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.  We’d really appreciate it!

  1. Introducing the Adventures in Arting Podcast — super short podcast introducing ourselves
  2. What is Failure? — with guest Ronda Palazzari
  3. A Conversation With Jenn Mason
  4. Renovating This Old House — with guest Bethany Larsen
  5. Changing Your Mind About Weeds — with guest Peter DelTredici
  6. A Conversation with Kelly Purkey
  7. Thinking Globally — with guests Nathalie Kalbach, Louise Nelson, and Birgit Koopsen
  8. Points of Two — with guests Roben-Marie Smith and Samie Harding
  9. Cocoa Daisy — with guest Christine Drumheller
  10. The Julie Show
  11. Growing Together — with guests Noell & Izzy Hyman
  12. A Conversation with May Flaum
  13. Going to Museums
  14. Arts in Worship — with guest Kimberly VerSteeg (who sadly passed away in 2015)
  15. Katerina Lanfranco
  16. Jen Cushman Jewelry Artist
  17. Jaime Makes Stencils — all about The Crafter’s Workshop
  18. Karen is a Planner — with guest Karen Grunberg
  19. Rooster in the Hen House — with guest Joe Rotella
  20. Stencil Girl — with guest MaryBeth Shaw
  21. She’s Crafty — with guest Jennifer Priest
  22. Nat & Julie’s Art Collaboration
  23. Paige’s Paper — with guest Paige Martin
  24. Bilingual Sewing — with guest Vanessa Vargas Wilson
  25. International Quilt Festival Houston
  26. The Glamping Life — with guest Cheryl Boglioli
  27. Carl is Addicted to Creativity — with guest Carl Johengen
  28. #CarveDecember — with guests Briana Goetzen, Louise Nelson, and Arleigh
  29. Julie Talks Teaching
  30. Quilting with Leslie Tucker Jenison
  31. Rebekah Meier: Surface Designer
  32. Season 5 of Scrapbook Soup
  33. Jane Davies’ Collage Journey
  34. New Adventures with Diana Trout
  35. Ashley Horton Cuts It Up
  36. At the Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara — all about my favorite little shop in NYC
  37. On the Paper Trail with Eileen Hull
  38. Designed by Jessica — with guest Jessica Sporn
  39. Packing the Studio
  40. Jodi Ohl Paints
  41. At the Museum with a Friend — with guest Nathalie Kalbach
  42. After the Move
  43. Designing Stamps — with guests Nathalie Kalbach and Rachel Greig
  44. Episode 43 — miscellaneous discussion of Megacities Asia at the Boston MFA, Plumdinger Studio, Boston ICA, Picasso Self Portraits, Julie Australia Trip, Etching Press, and the Paradise City Craft Show
  45. Episode 44 — super short podcast from Australia
  46. From Byron Bay Australia
  47. Not Interesting
  48. Make It Artsy
  49. Roxanne Coble
  50. The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses
  51. Episode #50 (Wow!) — miscellaneous discussion of HSN airing, upcoming classes, MFA Museum Council, Mass MOCA, the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, MoMA, my approach to blogging
  52. Attitude
  53. Listener Mail
  54. Our August 2016 Visit to New York City
  55. Chatting with Suzanne Sicuranza
  56. William Merritt Chase & the Creative Process
  57. From New Orleans
  58. Cutting Remarks with Bird
  59. Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces
  60. Lou Ann & the Gelli Plate — with guest Lou Ann Gleason
  61. Carve December 2016

Do you listen to the podcast?  Do you not listen to the podcast?  I’d love to know, after 62 episodes, what you think about the whole thing!

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055: William Merritt Chase & the Creative Process

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I start today’s podcast by saying there’s a lot to say and absolutely nothing.  Both are true. I’m actually very excited by the formalization of the creative process that we discuss on the podcast. from the Balzer Designs Blog: Adventures in Arting Podcast And here are some links that might be of interest from the podcast:

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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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