080: Artistic Fear

 

Mom and I are discussing artistic fear on today’s podcast.  What is it?  Why is it?  And how can you overcome it?

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From the podcast:

Some resources for you:

Finally, a quick reminder that I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

  • August 31-September 2: 3 Classes at Whimsodoodle in Florida. (Mom is coming with me to this one!)
  • September 22-23: I’ll be at The Ink Pad in NYC.
  • October 13-14: ScanNCut for Artists in the Boston area.
  • November 2-4: co-teaching a 3-day class with Nat Kalbach in the UK

I hope to see you in class!  Thanks for stopping by!

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079: Time & Perspective

 

For the first time in podcast history, Mom and I are in the same room to record this episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  I wonder if there’s any difference in how the podcast feels?  You’ll have to let me know!

As mentioned on the podcast, I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs coming up:

I hope to see you in class!

074: The Intersection of Fashion and Art

 

Our guest today is Kara Doyle-DuMouchelle:

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Pizza and bagel addict| Married the most wonderful man in the universe| Passion for art, fashion, food, and travel| Love to explore new places and try new things| Also love to be lazy and watch HGTV| Went to school to be an art teacher| Currently working for the fabulous Rue La La as a Merchandise Planner and loving it| One of my favorite quotes from Alice and Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, “I’m not crazy, my reality is just different from yours”| insta @karaldoyle 

On the podcast we discuss “the shoe exhibit” at the Peabody Essex Museum (which I blogged about back in December 2016).

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As well as their WOW — World of Wearable Art exhibit (which I blogged about in March 2017)

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We discussed several exhibits from the Museum of Fine Arts, here in Boston — including this one that featured technology such as 3-D printing:

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There’s also a mention of the current fashion exhibit at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York City (which I shared a peek of in my vlog a month or so ago):

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We also discuss personal fashion choices and decorative vs. fine art.

We would love to hear your opinion on the topic of fashion and art.  So, let us know what you’re thinking!

Thanks for stopping by!

059: Lou Ann & the Gelli Plate

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features Lou Ann Gleason:

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Lou Ann is CEO and co-founder of a growing company, Gelli Arts LLC.  Gelli manufactures a unique gel printing plate that is used by teachers and artists.  Gelli started with her partner’s great idea.  Clever manufacturing, savvy marketing and lots of getting the little things right have turned that idea into a brand with an expanding customer base around the world.

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Lou Ann was born and raised in Michigan, one of 10 children in her family.  She worked at a department store to help pay tuition at her all-girls high school, and then put herself through college. She graduated from Michigan State.  After college, she worked first for a department store, making decisions about which women’s clothes to stock, then for a bank.  Eventually, she went to get her MBA at University of Michigan.

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The MBA degree opened up new opportunities. Lou Ann worked at Procter & Gamble.  There she worked in brand marketing, making decisions about product development and advertising on household brands such as Cascade, Dawn and Joy.  She was also lucky to spend a few years developing new products—which became a big asset at Gelli Arts.

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Lou Ann stayed at P&G for 15 years.  Later she served as chief marketing officer for a vacation real-estate firm, then started her own consulting business. Today she divides here time between the consulting business and Gelli Arts.

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Lou Ann met her husband at P&G.  They have two children, one son in college in California (who has already started his own business) and a daughter who is serving in the Peace Corp in Ukraine.

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The artwork samples in this post are by Joan Bess, Birgit Koopsen, Marsha Valk, and Lou Ann Gleason.

Find Gelli online:

Thanks for stopping by!

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048: Roxanne Coble

 

I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We have a guest on today’s podcast!  Her name is Roxanne Coble, known online as “by bun.”

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Roxanne is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and maker of things.

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Known for her art journals, her work fuses both mixed media and illustration.

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Inspired by the quirks of everyday life, completed pages embrace a balance of humor…

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…and dark emotional themes – all while exploring topical events that occur within her personal life.

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Currently, Roxanne is working as an artist and freelance art educator in Los Angeles, California.

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Find Roxanne online:

Finally, Roxanne put together a super cute video all about her Make It Artsy TV experience.  Find it HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

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