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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052: Listener Mail (August 2016)

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode is all about your questions and thoughts and ideas!  I selected some listener mail for Mom and me to discuss.  Our conversation ranges from copyright to framing to drug terminology.

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We try to keep things fun and we hope you have fun when you listen!

Here is the link I promised to the Embroiderer’s Guild of America.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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051: Attitude (Episode #51)

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode covers a lot of ground.  I titled it “Attitude” because I was trying to think how to capture all the disparate strands of our conversation and in the end I decided that they all boiled down to attitude.  Much like yesterday’s blog post – which we discuss on today’s podcast and I share some reader comments — attitude is one of the determining factors to contentment with what you create and even who you are.

Here are two links to things we discussed:

Mary Delany — I am planning to do a full blog post about her, but here’s one photo of her work in the meantime:

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My new “just for fun” instagram account: whatjulieate:

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There have been some really fantastic listener comments lately, so next podcast (two weeks from now) we are going to do a show based on all of those awesome ideas and questions!  If you want to add your thoughts, we’d love to include them in our conversation, so leave us a comment!

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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:

We’d love to hear from you!  Thanks for stopping by!

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049: The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Linda Kaye-Moses.

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Linda Kaye-Moses has been a full-time professional studio jeweler since 1978 and has exhibited nationally in galleries and at juried craft shows, including the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council Craft Fairs, and The Paradise City Arts Festivals.

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She has been been teaching nationally and internationally since 1996, and from 1994-2001 she was the Jewelry/Metals Department Head at Interlaken School of Art (Stockbridge, MA).

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Kaye-Moses was the Curator for All That Glitters, (1984, Berkshire Artisans (Pittsfield, MA), Millennial Metal; The Art of Precious Metal Clay (2001, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT; and Re-Collected/Re-Invented; the Narrative Craft Object (2005, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery, Brookfield, CT.

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She was a final cut juror for the international jewelry competition, The Saul Bell Design Awards (2010).

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Her work has been published most recently in: In the Picture; Framing the Visual Arts (Oxford University Press, Australia, 1996); Art Jewelry Today, Art Jewelry 2 , 3, and 4 (Schiffer Pub., 2003, 2008, 2011); Discovery; Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Univ. of Maine Press); Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects (Lark Books, 2005); Making Metal Beads (Lark Publishing, 2006); Metal Clay Fusion (Lark Books, 2012); and featured in the following periodicals: Craft Art International; Art Jewelry; Lapidary Journal; American Style; Metal Clay Artist; Cloth Paper and Scissors; and Niche Magazine.

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Kaye-Moses is the author of Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads (Creative Publishing International, 2009), a workshop-style book.

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She is also the author of Roots, Stems, and Branches; a Recollection, (2011) an illuminated and illustrated book featuring autobiographical musings, personal photographs and retrospective images of her jewels.

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A Bachelor of Arts degree recipient from The University of Vermont, she has received two Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council Grants, three Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Grants, a Niche Award and has twice been Saul Bell Design Award Finalist (2005, 2014).

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Find Linda online at The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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