Visual Arts

The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR

The Jealous Curator

ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of my favorite contemporary artists. When I studied Art History, the best part was, well, the gossip. I loved finding out why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes details about other artists they knew and worked with. This podcast is exactly that ... inside-scoop stories from the artsiest people I know. You'll hear first-hand from these talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories) BEFORE they’re in the Art History books. - Danielle (aka The Jealous Curator)

Episodes

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-09-21 04:40:54 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
48:47
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".

VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner
31:20
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 31:20
VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner

I'm talking to Vincent Serritella, a very talented, highly trained (and generous) artist who, somewhere along the way, also taught himself to be an animation effects specialist. We're chatting about free drawings, a bizarre artsy family tree connection, and the inside scoop about working on PIXAR'S latest film, 'Inside Out'!

MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town
27:56
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 27:56
MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town

Today I'm talking to Philadelphia based illustrator and hand-lettering master, Mary Kate McDevitt. We talk about the best letters to draw, quotes from Ned Flanders, and we even have a little hand-lettering assignment for you at the end!

BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value
38:09
2017-09-21 04:40:55 UTC 38:09
BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value

Window displays, gold leaf vs. nose breath, scaffolding made from foam core, OCD, and an artsy love story. Vancouver based artist Ben Skinner and I cover it ALL.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-09-21 13:54:18 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
48:47
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".

VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner
31:20
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 31:20
VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner

I'm talking to Vincent Serritella, a very talented, highly trained (and generous) artist who, somewhere along the way, also taught himself to be an animation effects specialist. We're chatting about free drawings, a bizarre artsy family tree connection, and the inside scoop about working on PIXAR'S latest film, 'Inside Out'!

MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town
27:56
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 27:56
MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town

Today I'm talking to Philadelphia based illustrator and hand-lettering master, Mary Kate McDevitt. We talk about the best letters to draw, quotes from Ned Flanders, and we even have a little hand-lettering assignment for you at the end!

BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value
38:09
2017-09-21 13:54:19 UTC 38:09
BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value

Window displays, gold leaf vs. nose breath, scaffolding made from foam core, OCD, and an artsy love story. Vancouver based artist Ben Skinner and I cover it ALL.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-09-22 23:46:40 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
48:47
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".

VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner
31:20
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 31:20
VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner

I'm talking to Vincent Serritella, a very talented, highly trained (and generous) artist who, somewhere along the way, also taught himself to be an animation effects specialist. We're chatting about free drawings, a bizarre artsy family tree connection, and the inside scoop about working on PIXAR'S latest film, 'Inside Out'!

MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town
27:56
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 27:56
MARY KATE MCDEVITT : you're in cider town

Today I'm talking to Philadelphia based illustrator and hand-lettering master, Mary Kate McDevitt. We talk about the best letters to draw, quotes from Ned Flanders, and we even have a little hand-lettering assignment for you at the end!

BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value
38:09
2017-09-22 23:46:41 UTC 38:09
BEN SKINNER : equal or lesser value

Window displays, gold leaf vs. nose breath, scaffolding made from foam core, OCD, and an artsy love story. Vancouver based artist Ben Skinner and I cover it ALL.

HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers
01:01:20
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:01:20
HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers

Poured paint, intuition, buckets of water, intention, abstract plein air, reflection, and some very fond memories of smelly markers! San Francisco based artist Heather Day is my guest today.

CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes
48:59
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:59
CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes

Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-10-05 04:30:25 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
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2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".

VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner
31:20
2017-10-05 04:30:26 UTC 31:20
VINCENT SERRITELLA : painted into a corner

I'm talking to Vincent Serritella, a very talented, highly trained (and generous) artist who, somewhere along the way, also taught himself to be an animation effects specialist. We're chatting about free drawings, a bizarre artsy family tree connection, and the inside scoop about working on PIXAR'S latest film, 'Inside Out'!

MARIKO PATERSON : the hustle is real
43:45
2017-10-07 23:29:50 UTC 43:45
MARIKO PATERSON : the hustle is real

Wonder Woman, Luchadors, custom-made ceramic urns - and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Canadian ceramicist Mariko Paterson, aka Forage Studios, is my guest today.

HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers
01:01:20
2017-10-07 23:29:51 UTC 01:01:20
HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers

Poured paint, intuition, buckets of water, intention, abstract plein air, reflection, and some very fond memories of smelly markers! San Francisco based artist Heather Day is my guest today.

CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes
48:59
2017-10-07 23:29:51 UTC 48:59
CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes

Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-10-07 23:29:51 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-10-07 23:29:52 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-10-07 23:29:52 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-10-07 23:29:52 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-10-07 23:29:53 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-10-07 23:29:53 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-10-07 23:29:53 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-10-07 23:29:54 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-10-07 23:29:54 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-10-07 23:29:55 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-10-07 23:29:55 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-10-07 23:29:55 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-10-07 23:29:56 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-10-07 23:29:57 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-10-07 23:29:57 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-10-07 23:29:57 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-10-07 23:29:58 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-10-07 23:29:58 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-10-07 23:29:58 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-10-07 23:29:59 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-10-07 23:29:59 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-10-07 23:29:59 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-10-07 23:30:01 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-10-07 23:30:02 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-10-07 23:30:02 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-10-07 23:30:03 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-10-07 23:30:03 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-10-07 23:30:03 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-10-07 23:30:04 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-10-07 23:30:04 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-10-07 23:30:05 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-10-07 23:30:05 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-10-07 23:30:05 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-10-07 23:30:06 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-10-07 23:30:06 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-10-07 23:30:06 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-10-07 23:30:07 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-10-07 23:30:07 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-10-07 23:30:08 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-10-07 23:30:08 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-10-07 23:30:08 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-10-07 23:30:09 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-10-07 23:30:09 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-10-07 23:30:10 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-10-07 23:30:10 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-10-07 23:30:10 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-10-07 23:30:11 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-10-07 23:30:11 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-10-07 23:30:11 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-10-07 23:30:12 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-10-07 23:30:12 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-10-07 23:30:12 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-10-07 23:30:13 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-10-07 23:30:14 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-10-07 23:30:14 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-10-07 23:30:14 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-10-07 23:30:15 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-10-07 23:30:15 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-10-07 23:30:15 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-10-07 23:30:16 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-10-07 23:30:16 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-10-07 23:30:16 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-10-07 23:30:17 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-10-07 23:30:18 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-10-07 23:30:18 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-10-07 23:30:19 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-10-07 23:30:19 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-10-07 23:30:19 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-10-07 23:30:20 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-10-07 23:30:20 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-10-07 23:30:20 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-10-07 23:30:21 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-10-07 23:30:21 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-10-07 23:30:21 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-10-07 23:30:21 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-10-07 23:30:22 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-10-07 23:30:22 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-10-07 23:30:22 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-10-07 23:30:23 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-10-07 23:30:23 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-10-07 23:30:23 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-10-07 23:30:24 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
48:47
2017-10-07 23:30:24 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-10-07 23:30:25 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-10-07 23:30:25 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-10-07 23:30:26 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-10-07 23:30:26 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-10-07 23:30:26 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-10-07 23:30:27 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-10-07 23:30:27 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-10-07 23:30:28 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-10-07 23:30:28 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-10-07 23:30:28 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-10-07 23:30:29 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-10-07 23:30:29 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-10-07 23:30:29 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-10-07 23:30:30 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".

MARIKO PATERSON : the hustle is real
43:45
2017-10-09 09:39:08 UTC 43:45
MARIKO PATERSON : the hustle is real

Wonder Woman, Luchadors, custom-made ceramic urns - and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Canadian ceramicist Mariko Paterson, aka Forage Studios, is my guest today.

HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers
01:01:20
2017-10-09 09:39:08 UTC 01:01:20
HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers

Poured paint, intuition, buckets of water, intention, abstract plein air, reflection, and some very fond memories of smelly markers! San Francisco based artist Heather Day is my guest today.

CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes
48:59
2017-10-09 09:39:09 UTC 48:59
CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes

Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism
01:08:21
2017-10-09 09:39:10 UTC 01:08:21
ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks
20:35
2017-10-09 09:39:11 UTC 20:35
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage
17:46
2017-10-09 09:39:11 UTC 17:46
SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd
19:02
2017-10-09 09:39:12 UTC 19:02
SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark
17:54
2017-10-09 09:39:13 UTC 17:54
SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel
15:38
2017-10-09 09:39:13 UTC 15:38
SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it
50:56
2017-10-09 09:39:14 UTC 50:56
MANDO MARIE : see you through it

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards
57:57
2017-10-09 09:39:15 UTC 57:57
ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my guest.

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob
48:05
2017-10-09 09:39:16 UTC 48:05
NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious
59:12
2017-10-09 09:39:17 UTC 59:12
MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks
01:38:57
2017-10-09 09:39:17 UTC 01:38:57
BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight
47:20
2017-10-09 09:39:18 UTC 47:20
ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist
01:20:51
2017-10-09 09:39:19 UTC 01:20:51
MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris
01:09:50
2017-10-09 09:39:20 UTC 01:09:50
CAT SETO : a cat in paris

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.
55:55
2017-10-09 09:39:21 UTC 55:55
JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.
01:03:49
2017-10-09 09:39:22 UTC 01:03:49
SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will leave you thinking, "Wow, amazing paintings!"

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards
01:06:02
2017-10-09 09:39:23 UTC 01:06:02
AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu
56:26
2017-10-09 09:39:23 UTC 56:26
LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act
56:56
2017-10-09 09:39:24 UTC 56:56
NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes
01:01:36
2017-10-09 09:39:25 UTC 01:01:36
ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder
01:09:04
2017-10-09 09:39:26 UTC 01:09:04
JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags
53:22
2017-10-09 09:39:27 UTC 53:22
NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear
55:07
2017-10-09 09:39:27 UTC 55:07
CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex
52:22
2017-10-09 09:39:28 UTC 52:22
JANE DENTON : simply complex

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama
49:15
2017-10-09 09:39:29 UTC 49:15
JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day
48:26
2017-10-09 09:39:30 UTC 48:26
SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules
01:04:18
2017-10-09 09:39:31 UTC 01:04:18
TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake
48:04
2017-10-09 09:39:31 UTC 48:04
ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit
53:26
2017-10-09 09:39:33 UTC 53:26
BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland
01:02:57
2017-10-09 09:39:33 UTC 01:02:57
LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process
50:31
2017-10-09 09:39:34 UTC 50:31
KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint
47:07
2017-10-09 09:39:35 UTC 47:07
TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords
44:13
2017-10-09 09:39:35 UTC 44:13
ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background
47:26
2017-10-09 09:39:36 UTC 47:26
MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino
52:16
2017-10-09 09:39:37 UTC 52:16
MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince
58:47
2017-10-09 09:39:38 UTC 58:47
TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes
01:01:10
2017-10-09 09:39:39 UTC 01:01:10
JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana
58:38
2017-10-09 09:39:40 UTC 58:38
RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.
56:18
2017-10-09 09:39:41 UTC 56:18
TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities
57:00
2017-10-09 09:39:42 UTC 57:00
KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now
58:08
2017-10-09 09:39:43 UTC 58:08
SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose
01:09:04
2017-10-09 09:39:43 UTC 01:09:04
CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard
48:41
2017-10-09 09:39:44 UTC 48:41
AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions
01:07:36
2017-10-09 09:39:45 UTC 01:07:36
ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers
59:30
2017-10-09 09:39:46 UTC 59:30
REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.
52:53
2017-10-09 09:39:46 UTC 52:53
EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain
47:25
2017-10-09 09:39:47 UTC 47:25
KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties
47:19
2017-10-09 09:39:48 UTC 47:19
REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin
57:58
2017-10-09 09:39:48 UTC 57:58
ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle
59:21
2017-10-09 09:39:49 UTC 59:21
JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously
50:23
2017-10-09 09:39:50 UTC 50:23
GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art
01:04:39
2017-10-09 09:39:51 UTC 01:04:39
SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous
48:18
2017-10-09 09:39:51 UTC 48:18
KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car
54:49
2017-10-09 09:39:52 UTC 54:49
RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs
59:23
2017-10-09 09:39:53 UTC 59:23
SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion
39:58
2017-10-09 09:39:53 UTC 39:58
ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious
01:02:51
2017-10-09 09:39:54 UTC 01:02:51
LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins
58:41
2017-10-09 09:39:55 UTC 58:41
ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator
51:36
2017-10-09 09:39:56 UTC 51:36
AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur
35:33
2017-10-09 09:39:56 UTC 35:33
BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray
01:24:41
2017-10-09 09:39:57 UTC 01:24:41
SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits
36:10
2017-10-09 09:39:58 UTC 36:10
JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake
41:42
2017-10-09 09:39:59 UTC 41:42
NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance
48:02
2017-10-09 09:39:59 UTC 48:02
ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends
33:44
2017-10-09 09:40:00 UTC 33:44
CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread
36:35
2017-10-09 09:40:04 UTC 36:35
STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.

SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient
55:22
2017-10-09 09:40:04 UTC 55:22
SUSANNA BAUER : i'm a bit impatient

Real leaves, no tricks ... just the slow, careful, delicate work of German-born, UK based artist Susanna Bauer. Not only is her art lovely, so is she ... and apparently "a bit impatient". Um, what?!

XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite
47:27
2017-10-09 09:40:05 UTC 47:27
XOCHI SOLIS : paper nerds unite

Beautiful little sandwiches of paper, paint, and found images! Today I'm talking about process, song lyrics, and tacos with Austin based artist Xochi Solis.

SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow
45:01
2017-10-09 09:40:06 UTC 45:01
SAMANTHA FRENCH : ebb and flow

If you live somewhere cold, brace yourself because the work of New York based painter Samantha French will make you want to jump into the closest pool!

HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper
49:31
2017-10-09 09:40:06 UTC 49:31
HAGAR VARDIMON : hunting for paper

Houses, embroidery thread, vintage ladies ... yes, it's very possible that Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon and I are soul sisters. We're talking collage techniques, hunting for paper, and trying to find our way in the art world.

CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd
34:26
2017-10-09 09:40:07 UTC 34:26
CASEY ROBERTS : nature nerd

Chatting in a quiet library while sipping on gin and tonic. I'm talking cyanotypes and nature with talented Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts.

KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...
44:30
2017-10-09 09:40:08 UTC 44:30
KIANA MOSLEY : late one night ...

Botanical watercolors, rum-soaked nipple cakes, and cosmic moments late one night. Yep, all of that and more is covered in my conversation with Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley.

LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?
50:47
2017-10-09 09:40:08 UTC 50:47
LEAH GIBERSON : hello, me?

Gorgeous paintings that celebrate the mundane. Yep, Leah Giberson's painted subjects are truly beautifully boring. She said no to this interview three times, so listen quickly in case she figures out how to delete it!

AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino
52:05
2017-10-09 09:40:09 UTC 52:05
AUTUMN REESER : soul of a rose, skin of a rhino

I'm shaking things up a tiny bit today. Instead of talking to a visual artist, we're heading to LA to talk to actor Autumn Reeser about this whole creativity thing. It really is just one giant club!

MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe
36:40
2017-10-09 09:40:10 UTC 36:40
MARYANNE MOODIE : textiles, treasures, and a new tribe

I've been slightly obsessed with Maryanne Moodie's weaving work for ages, and I'm even more impressed after hearing her inspiring self-taught story. And now I want to be a weaver.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...
17:15
2017-10-09 09:40:11 UTC 17:15
HAPPY HOLIDAYS : the best gift ever ...

It's a mini pre-holiday episode, the perfect way to wrap up 2015, right? I asked twelve artists to tell me about "the best gift they ever got" ... see, I bet the art history books won't tell you about that!

WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz
45:10
2017-10-09 09:40:12 UTC 45:10
WAYNE WHITE : hoozy thinky iz

Beauty is embarrassing ... so is freaking out when you interview one of your favorite artists of all time. Inspiration, burnout, Pee-wee Herman, and a bit of banjo playing is what I'm talking about with LA based artist, Wayne White.

BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg
48:51
2017-10-09 09:40:12 UTC 48:51
BOBBIE BURGERS : welcome to boburg

"Be willing to destroy." Not something you'd expect to hear from a painter who focuses on floral abstracts ... but boy, is she right! I'm talking flowers, stripes, and beautiful studio spaces with Vancouver based Bobbie Burgers.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs
41:39
2017-10-09 09:40:13 UTC 41:39
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : ufos, diaries, and underdogs

A childhood filled with backyard UFOs and other unique situations is the fuel for much of her current work. I think Esther Pearl Watson is a creative genius; she embraces her experiences - good and bad - and turns them into art. So inspiring!

SIDNEY PINK : what charms you
42:37
2017-10-09 09:40:14 UTC 42:37
SIDNEY PINK : what charms you

Thoughtful, intelligent, and full of great advice. I'm talking to Sidney Pink about B-movies, arts entrepreneurship, and making beautiful work in the mess of life.

JESSICA BRILLI : big salad
29:43
2017-10-09 09:40:15 UTC 29:43
JESSICA BRILLI : big salad

Painter Jessica Brilli has a love of all things vintage, as do I. The other thing we have in common ... curating. Yep, we're going to talk about a very exciting show {that kinda makes me want to cry} that opens later this month. There's also mention of a big salad.

ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream
42:50
2017-10-09 09:40:16 UTC 42:50
ASHLEY MISTRIEL : fill the whole ream

Cactus people, folding chairs, and a bit of podcast anxiety. LA based artist and recent art school grad, Ashley Mistriel, was nervous to talk to me, but she did it anyway - and I'm so glad, because she's going to be BIG. Keep an eye out for this one!

JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks
48:47
2017-10-09 09:40:17 UTC 48:47
JESSICA BELL : you can't make art in the cracks

With an undergrad in Art History, Jessica Bell is a self-taught artist who started in a teeny tiny studio space, that had a tarp instead of a roof {for real}. She just finished her MFA and is nominated for the RBC Painting Prize. Inspiring? Yep. Jessica is also one of two women who changed my outlook on my own artwork in one magical, caffeine/chocolate-filled afternoon.

MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity
27:20
2017-10-09 09:40:17 UTC 27:20
MICHELLE KOHANZO : a nod to creativity

A lover of art AND the Managing Director at The Land of Nod. Yes, Michelle Kohanzo has an amazing eye and is ALWAYS on the hunt for talented artists to bring into the Nod family {hint hint}.

KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap
48:47
2017-10-09 09:40:18 UTC 48:47
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : make piles of crap

Obsessive consumption, rule-based projects, impostor syndrome, telling our inner a**hole where to go, and "making piles of crap" because that's the only way you get better. Oh, and she has the best laugh EVER. Smart, funny, talented Portland based artist/educator Kate Bingaman-Burt.

DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician
34:45
2017-10-09 09:40:19 UTC 34:45
DEBRA BROZ : a really slow magician

Mad scientist meets artist. Yep, ceramics artist Debra Broz uses her "slow magic" to reimagine normal ceramic figurines from your grandmother's cabinet into the most bizarre creatures. And she's going to tell us why and how!

KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy
37:22
2017-10-09 09:40:20 UTC 37:22
KELLY PUISSEGUR : almost happy

Horses on couches, bears swinging from chandeliers, and drawings that might not exactly be appropriate for children's books. She was nervous but she showed up, and I'm so glad to be talking to LA artist Kelly Puissegur.

JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night
29:57
2017-10-09 09:40:20 UTC 29:57
JAIME DERRINGER : design milk by day & sketchbooks by night

Jaime Derringer spends her days writing about incredibly talented designers on her very well known blog, Design Milk - but when the sun goes down, she creates her own gorgeous abstract work.

TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque
35:27
2017-10-09 09:40:21 UTC 35:27
TIFFANIE TURNER : blossoms & burlesque

Tiffanie Turner was an at-home-mom who'd put her architecture career on hold (indefinitely). She has now blossomed into a full-on artist with book deals, workshops, shows, residencies ... oh, and from time to time, she takes her clothes off in front of a crowd. Seriously.

KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter
38:07
2017-10-09 09:40:22 UTC 38:07
KATE WOODROW : a pitch on a silver platter

Want to pitch an art book? Well then listen to this! Editor and literary agent, Kate Woodrow, gives us the four ingredients of a great art book pitch. Grab a pen!

MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture
28:04
2017-10-09 09:40:22 UTC 28:04
MAX WANGER : photography was not in the picture

Dreamy, sun-drenched negative space. I'm talking to LA based photographer Max Wanger. He quit his day job at Fox Sports to follow his bliss ... and boy did it work!

HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff
34:47
2017-10-09 09:40:23 UTC 34:47
HOLLIE CHASTAIN : i sandwich everything in that stuff

From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)

RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption
43:02
2017-10-09 09:40:24 UTC 43:02
RACHEL RYLE : latte foam, goop, and gumption

This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.

LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it
40:39
2017-10-09 09:40:24 UTC 40:39
LISA GOLIGHTLY : if it scares you, do it

Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.

MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk
44:02
2017-10-09 09:40:26 UTC 44:02
MARK BRADLEY-SHOUP : walk the walk

A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.

ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?
32:30
2017-10-09 09:40:27 UTC 32:30
ROBERT NOVOGRATZ : how much for the tape measure?

Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.

LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness
43:29
2017-10-09 09:40:29 UTC 43:29
LISA CONGDON : push through the messiness

On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".