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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058: Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces

We recorded the first two sections of this three-part podcast while I was at Quilt Festival.  If you listen, you’ll get a bit more of an in-depth perspective on being at the show.

And now, just a few of the quilt photos (lots more on the blog this week and next):

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From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting
From the Balzer Designs Blog: Quilt Festival 2016: Part Two #quilting

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057: Cutting Remarks with Bird

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features Bird:

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I am from the UK, I was born in Cornwall but now live in Gloucestershire with my Partner of 11 years.

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My feline crafting companion Lilly loves nothing better than photo and video bombing…

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…she does love to vogue in front of a Camera!

I was introduced to card making 13 years ago by a work colleague who made me a beautiful card and have loved it ever since.

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About 8 years ago my partner gave me my first electronic cutting machine which was a real turning point and led me to learn to design my own Cut Files.

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While I’ve been learning and growing in confidence I have freely shared my Cut Files on my blog…

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…and finally opened my own SVG store last October.

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On the podcast we discuss how Bird first got hooked, her real name, how she picked her design team, her inspiration sources, and lots of thoughts on crafting for a living (and people’s reactions to that).

Links for Bird:

Blog: http://www.birdscards.com/
SVG Store: http://www.birdscards.com/store/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/birds.cards

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047: Make It Artsy

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast is mostly about my experiencing filming Make It Artsy last week, and then some philosophical ramblings at the end.  Next week I’ll have a couple of longer blog posts with lots of photos of people and projects.  But in the meantime, here are the fabulous guests (lots of great links to follow, just click on the name you want):

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Top Row, L to R:

Middle Row, L to R:

Botton Row, L to R:

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031: Season 5 of Scrapbook Soup

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I hope that you enjoy listening to these podcasts.  I know that Mom and I love chatting about artful living with each other and our variety of guests!  As the title indicates, today’s podcast is all about filming season 5 of Scrapbook Soup.  We recorded the podcast in two halves: one half before I left for filming and one half when I get back.  Here are some photos from the shoot…

There is, of course, the glam part of the shoot: makeup and wardrobe!

Makeup-smThere is the very un-glam prep work that gets done in the Green Room:

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And the prep work that gets done on the set before each segment is filmed:

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And then it’s time to get the big smiles out!

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Our guests this season were:

Here are links to some of the products we discussed on the podcast:

On the podcast we discuss getting ready to shoot — all the prep work — and then the actual shoot itself. I’ve tried to adds names to all the faces so that when you’re listening to the podcast you’ll know who we’re talking about! Thanks for stopping by!

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