041: After the Move

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Mom and I recorded a multi-part pre-move podcast and now we are happy to share our multi-part post-move podcast!  Here are a few photos:

The truck on moving day:

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Loads and loads of construction and installation:

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Mom “helping”:

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Enjoying all of the space in my new place:

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Adding details like the custom printed shower curtain in this selfie:

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On the podcast we discuss how I feel in my new space, my new workflow, unpacking, physical labor, joining the local arts community, missing NYC, and towards the end we kind of wander off into a lengthy discussion about contemporary art and the ability to draw.  I hope you’ll come along for the ride and give the podcast a listen!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

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039: Jodi Ohl Paints

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s guest is Jodi Ohl.

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Jodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC.

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Having recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she is has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.

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Published in over 23 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to five  mixed media books.

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In 2014, Jodi’s painting,  “It’s Not Complicated” (part of her Pod and Portals collection)  was juried as one of the best of Mixed Media and featured in “Incite 2″ by Tonia Jenny of North Light Books.

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Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity.  She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast.  In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US.

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When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 15and Zach, 21as well as other friends and family.

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Look for a new book written by the artist scheduled to be released by North Light Publications, in the latter part of 2016.   Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.

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Find Jodi online:

On the podcast we discuss teaching, working from home vs. a separate studio, painting in public, getting into galleries, that “no’s” are not really “no’s,” Yupo paper, and a bit about Jodi’s new DVDs (also available as instant downloads): Colorful Canvas Exploration, Graffiti Grunge Art, Expressive Watercolor on Yupo Painting Flowers, Yupo Exploration, Collage Characters, and Tandem Techniques.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

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038: Packing the Studio

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  In today’s podcast Mom and I have three conversations (September 1, September 16, and September 27) about the big move to Boston.  We discuss the practicalities of purging the studio, moving it, and my hopes for my business after the move.  I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a peek at the stack of boxes of crafty goodies I gave my friend:

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When I say, I purged…I really purged.  Thanks for stopping by!

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025: The Glamping Life

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Cheryl Boglioli.

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Cheryl Boglioli is a mixed-media artist and Florida native with a passion for teaching and sharing her artwork and design projects.

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Cheryl is on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever growing market of mixed media. As a full-time Designer and Educator, you can find Cheryl traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide and Living the Art Life™.
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She is currently renovating a vintage 1970 Fleetwood Terry trailer to become her mobile art studio.  Cheryl will be traveling and teaching again in Spring of 2015 on her Living the Art Life™ tour.
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Her travels will be taking her from Florida to Maine and back, teaching at local scrapbook stores, art studios, and art supply stores along the way. Cheryl has a number of sponsors supporting this tour and who will be following the travels along with her fans.  She still has spots open and will be teaching a variety of mixed media classes.  To book your spot today or for more information on sponsoring Spring 2015 Living the Art Life™ tour or Fall 2015 (midwest), email Cheryl at cheryl@cherylboglioli.com.
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Cheryl also teaches classes in her studio where you can find her artwork and design projects for sale in Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida – Orange Ave Studios, Studio 310.
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You can also find her work and travels at cherylboglioli.com
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On the podcast we discuss YouTube, renovating Cheryl’s “Glamper,” becoming Bob Ross Certified, the CHA Designer section, balancing making art and running a business, having a studio outside your home, being star struck, and so much more!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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019: Stencil Girl

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Mary Beth Shaw.

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Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor.

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Her creative process is largely self taught, spontaneous and joyful. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, both published by F&W and is also a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine.

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In 2010, Mary Beth had some of her hand-cut stencils designs manufactured and before she knew it StencilGirl Products was born. Her company has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media.

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Living with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.

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Find Mary Beth online:

On the podcast we discuss fake eyelashes, encaustic, creating abstract art, having a studio outside of your home, and the genesis of Stencil Girl Products.  As always, it’s a good time with lots of laughter and thought-provoking conversation!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

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