Rank #1: Host Lesley Riley Gets Interviewed
Artist, surface designer and former show guest, Jane Dunnewold, turns the tables on Lesley and conducts the interview of this multi-talented artist, instructor, writer, craft book author, artist coach & mentor and soon to be former host of this Art & Soul Radio show.
Lesley 's books include: Quilted Memories, Fabric Memory Books, Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur and Create with TAP Transfer Artist Paper. She is currently at work on her 5th book.
She is the creator of, TAP Transfer Artist Paper the state of the art in transfer paper, winner of CHA's 2011 Most Innovative New Product award.
Lesley teaches workshops internationally and online.
After having conducted 76 interviews over the last three years, Lesley is stepping down to follow her on advice that "art is what you make it".
Jul 22 2013
Rank #2: Jane Dunnewold - An Artist's Life
Ths year, Jane is President of the international Surface Design Association. Her passions include the psychology of artistry and meaning - and she is especially interested in "writing" and "making" as integral aspects of the creative process. You can read more about my work and see other inspiring images by visiting my website - complexcloth.com.
Jul 08 2013
Rank #3: A Wabi-Sabi Interview with Serena Barton
Serena rediscovered her desire to make art after her first trip to Italy. She taught herself to paint and create mixed media work in her forties, earning her the right to insist that it is never too late to delve into what inspires us.
Her new book, Wabi-Sabi Art Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Embracing Imperfection and Celebrating Happy Accidents is currently #! in Mixed Meida on Amazon!
Serena continues to show and sell her work in galleries and online. Her business, 'The Art of Your Life' provides creativity/art workshops at national and international art retreats.
Jun 24 2013
Rank #4: Chris Cozen - Uncovering the Layers
Chris Cozen has always had a creative streak, dabbling throughout her youth without any formal training, taking a few design courses over the years. Trained as an educator, Chris spent 30 years as teacher, administrator, college Instructor, and Seminar Leader doing art when the time and space allowed. When she retired from education in 2000, she built a studio and focused her efforts full-time on her art.
Chris is essentially a self-taught artist with an innate understanding of color and design. Many of her pieces are “stories” of people and experiences, enriched with pieces of family history. Her work is colorful, whimsical, and intricate, building layer upon layer of meaning along with color and collage elements.
She is a member of the WORKING ARTIST team at Golden Artist Colors, Inc.. Chris enjoys the process of exploring the many art materials. Her many hands-on workshops and speaking engagements focus on Acrylics and their possiblities especially in mixed-media
Jun 10 2013
Rank #5: Sherrill Kahn: Master of Arts
Sherrill has written 7 books, including her most recent, Mixed Media Master Class: 50+ Surface Design Techniques for Fabric and Paper and more than 50 magazine articles featuring her ever-expanding range of expressive techniques. She was on the first TV crafts show, The Carol Duvall Show twice and has created a DVD featuring her art techniques.
Her art has been used in many products, including six lines of fabrics from Robert Kaufman Fabrics; Rollagraph stamps from Clearsnap; and many rubber stamps from her company, Impress Me.
Sherrill loves to share her techniques with others and lives by the words "what if." I don’t think there is a craft Sherrill has not mastered.
May 27 2013