032: Jane Davies’ Collage Journey

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Jane Davies.

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Jane is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic.

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She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art.

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Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, selling her colorful hand-painted ceramics at craft shows, Jane gradually transitioned into freelance art, designing tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products, using painting and collage as her medium.

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For the past several years, Jane has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art.

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You can find Jane online at Jane Davies Studios and purchase her work at Jane Davies Art Gallery.

On the podcast we discuss teaching, abstract art, creating art in a series, Jane’s studio, and failure. We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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030: Rebekah Meier: Surface Designer

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Rebekah Meier.

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Rebekah is a mixed media author, collage & fiber artist…

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…teacher, and design consultant within the art and craft industries.

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Her passion is collage and mixed media, with a focus on fabric and fiber.

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You can find Rebekah on her newly re-designed website www.rebekahmeier.com.

On the podcast we discuss Rebekah’s “Fabric Elements” line,  supplies for mixed media fabric art (markers, surfaces, ink pads, paints), the excellence of making mistakes, personal style, and teaching.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Thanks for stopping by!

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029: Quilting with Leslie Tucker Jenison

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Leslie Tucker Jenison.

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Leslie Tucker Jenison is an award-winning artist who works with cloth and paper.

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Surface design using dye and paint are integral components of her work, which has been shown internationally.

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She has written and been featured in numerous publications, has made several appearances on Quilting Arts TV, and has produced a surface design workshop DVD for Interweave.

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Leslie serves on the board of the Quilt Alliance, & is a member of numerous local and national quilt and surface design organizations.  Leslie curates exhibitions as half of “Dinner At Eight Artists.”

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Besides teaching workshops Leslie enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and is a private pilot.   She is married and has 3 daughters, all artists.  Life is good!

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Leslie has several upcoming events of interest:

  • Jamie Fingal and Leslie are curating year 3 of “What’s For Dinner?” which will debut at the International Quilt Festival in October, 2015.
  • They are also curating “Affinity” for Dinner At Eight Artists, also debuting at the International Quilt Festival in October, 2015.
  • Leslie will be participating in the 2nd “Not Fade Away” conference, sponsored by the Quilt Alliance, in Herndon VA in July, 2015.
  • Leslie is also about to begin a big remodel of her studio (YAY and UGH, simultaneously!).

You can find out more about Leslie on her website and blog.

On the podcast we discuss the weather in Texas, Leslie’s studio remodel, art quilting, modern quilting, art cloth, Gee’s Bend quilts, curating an exhibition, rejection, learning and being uncomfortable, and longarm quilting (I want one, please!).  I hope you enjoy the conversation.  Add your voice in the comments section below!

Thanks for stopping by!

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028: Julie Talks Teaching

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we have no guest.  Or rather, I’m the guest!  My Mom thought that it would be a good idea to chat about teaching in-person classes.  Here’s a recent photo of me teaching:

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On the podcast Mom and I discuss my philosophy on teaching classes, taking classes, and what I hope students walk away from class with.  I hope you’ll give the podcast a listen and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

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