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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Episode 45: From Byron Bay Australia

 

I’ve got a new podcast from Australia for you.  Soon enough I’ll be headed home.  Seems surreal to think that my Australian adventure will soon be over.

Here are some of the things we mentioned during the podcast:

Video of me petting a kangaroo is HERE.  Photo version:

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Sydney Botanical Garden (long photo-filled post on this coming):

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Aboriginal Dot Art information can be found HERE and here is an example of what it looks like:

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A guide to some Aboriginal Art symbols can be found HERE.

And I found some cool dot painting process videos on YouTube.  This one is my favorite:

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036: On the Paper Trail with Eileen Hull

 

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

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Eileen grew up in a large family where there was always an art project in the works. Learning to think creatively has been a huge benefit throughout her life: from thirteen military moves and raising four children to developing product lines for craft manufacturers.

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In 2009, Sizzix launched her signature line of ScoreBoards™ dies, which are specially designed to cut and score matboard and thicker materials. Her twelfth Sizzix collection, Stitchlits, will be released in October, 2015.

Eileen also has a line of sixteen innovative ink applicators called ColorBox™ Blends with Clearsnap.

She lives in Herndon, Virginia with her husband in their empty nest :-) The newest addition to the family is a vintage camper called Scotty, which Eileen outfitted as a mobile studio.

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In September 2014, she drove cross-country, teaching and crafting for two months on the Paper Trail. To date, Eileen and Scotty have:

  • logged 23,746 miles
  • stopped in 30 states
  • visited 32 stores
  • taught 51 classes
  • filmed 14 videos
  • attended 2 rep shows
  • displayed on the show floor of the Paper Arts+ Show in July 2015

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Please visit her blog and social media sites for the latest Paper Trail adventures and crafty inspiration!

On the podcast we discuss being creative, Eileen’s crafty beginnings, being crafty in the military, wedding crafts, landing a licensing or “signature designer” gig, Eileen’s products, and teaching.  As always, we’d love to hear from you!  So leave us a comment if you get a chance!

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035: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have two guests today, Anna Chiang and Barbara Briskin:

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Barbara (on the left) is the long-time store manager of The Ink Pad, a rubber stamp store in NYC.   Anna (on the right) is the store owner.  You can read all about the store in this article from The New York Times.

Here is a peek at some of Barbara’s artwork:

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Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

And this is Anna’s artwork:

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Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

And finally, here are some photos they sent me of classes at The Ink Pad’s weekend classroom space: The Westbeth Community Center.

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Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
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Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara
Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

If classes at The Ink Pad at Westbeth look like awesome fun to you, a quick reminder that I am teaching two classes there in September.

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And finally here is a photo from a class inside the store itself:

Adventures in Arting Podcast: At The Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara

On the podcast we discuss art & eye diseases - specifically cataracts, how Anna and Barbara met, current trends in the mixed media/craft/rubber stamping world, how they choose product for the store, whether owning/running a store kills your desire to create, and so much more!  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Visit The Ink Pad online.

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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!

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