064: A Visit to NYC

 

Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent visit to NYC — a visit that included two stops at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), a day at YouTube Space

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…the play Sleep No More, and a stop to teach three classes at Papercraft Clubhouse in Connecticut on the way home!  I’ll be sharing lots of photos from those events in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, you can enjoy our conversation about them.

You can also get a peek at those events in this week’s vlog:

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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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053: Our August 2016 Visit to New York City

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode deals with a host of events from the trip Mom and I recently took to New York City to visit my brother.

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Links to things we discuss on the podcast:

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

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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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034: Ashley Horton Cuts It Up

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

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Hi!  I’m Ashley Horton and I live in the Southern US with my husband and our 3 children.  I started scrapbooking in 2006, and have always loved creating traditional layouts.
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Some of my favorite supplies are patterned paper, flair buttons, wood veneers, spray mist and my Silhouette Cameo.
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I currently design for several Design Teams, and I am owner of The Cut Shoppe, an Etsy store that sells digital cut files.
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Along with scrapbooking, I also enjoy reading and cooking.
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On the podcast we discuss scrapbooking, design teams, the creative lifestyle, failure, and learning.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

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