065: Tales from the Road & New Adventures Ahead

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent travels, teaching, and some new adventures.

Here are some photos from the surface design class I taught:

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And here is Carol Anne Grotrian talking to us about how to critique quilts.

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The two quilts in the photo are both hers — two variations on the same idea, one more successful than the other.

During the Workshop, there was a team of women stretching all the Ruby Red Quilts onto canvases.  You can see my little owl on the table:

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Most of the quilts had a red background, so I’m thinking my white-on-white background is going to pop in the big group of them.  I’m super excited to see them all together!

Last but not least, I mention “Bullet Journaling” in the podcast.  If you don’t know what that is, this a great article all about it: WTF is a Bullet Journal & Why Should You Start One?  An Explainer.

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054: Chatting with Suzanne Sicuranza

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have a guest on today’s podcast!  Our guest is Suzanne Sicuranza.

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Suzanne was born and raised in Massachusetts.

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She has worked in scientific fields for almost 20 years.  She also worked at Michaels for 2 years — as a custom framer and go-to art expert — and for Balzer Designs for almost 1 whole year.

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Suzanne is a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)…

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…as well as a self-described: Curator of Arty Knowledge, Online Class Junkie, Blog Reader Aficionado, and Supply Collector (okay….maybe hoarder).

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She says, “What I love, seems to defines me. Purple, owls…

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…hoodies, doodling, laughing, quotes/lyrics…

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…circles, Instagram, Patriots, nail polish, YouTube, music (mostly less-known), calendars (I already have 5 for 2017), Pinterest, storage stuff (The Container Store is just as fun as going to Blick), and T-shirts that represent any of all of the above.”

Links of interest:

As promised, blast-from-the-past photos from the two classes Suzanne took with me before she was my assistant:

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I’m excited for you to give the podcast a listen and then join in the conversation!

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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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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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Find Roxanne online:

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

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Episode 44: April 13, 2016

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I’ve got a quick podcast for you today.  It’s about 18 minutes of chatting about my Australia trip thus far.  My voice is a little bit weird because I’m trying to be quiet and so I’m not quite as bubbly as usual.

Here are some photos of the things we discuss on the podcast:

A sample of Melbourne graffiti (blog post on this topic coming soon):

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A peek at Fitzroy:

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Amazing food in Melbourne:

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Long 10 hour drive:

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Sydney and its tropical greenery (blog post on this topic coming soon – the view in this photo is from my bedroom window):

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“Kanga Bangas”:

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Game Board:

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National Gallery pink walls (blog post on the National Gallery coming soon):

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Links:

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