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Rank #80 in Visual Arts category

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Talking arting every other week.

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Talking arting every other week.

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Adventures in Arting

By Pink Knitter - Nov 10 2018
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I love this podcast and am always excited to see a new episode appear.

Julie and Eileen have a special chemistry

By CathyInNH - Jul 12 2018
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I love listening to Julie and Eileen talk about the creativity, life, art, and the business of art!

iTunes Ratings

64 Ratings
Average Ratings
59
2
1
1
1

Adventures in Arting

By Pink Knitter - Nov 10 2018
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I love this podcast and am always excited to see a new episode appear.

Julie and Eileen have a special chemistry

By CathyInNH - Jul 12 2018
Read more
I love listening to Julie and Eileen talk about the creativity, life, art, and the business of art!
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Talking arting every other week.

Rank #1: 039: Jodi Ohl Paints

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s guest is Jodi Ohl.

Jodi Ohl is a self-taught mixed media artist, originally from Dunkirk, NY, who now resides in Aberdeen, NC.


Having recently left her day job to pursue her artistic career full time, she is has built a body of work that is known for its distinctive texture, bold color combinations which are often whimsical or abstract compositions, as well as motivational in nature.  Her art appeals to those that seem to be young at heart and who appreciate the positive side of life whether communicated through words, colors, or composition.


Published in over 23 international mixed media magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Artful Blogging, Artful Journaling, Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, and Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, as well as a contributor to five  mixed media books.


In 2014, Jodi’s painting,  “It’s Not Complicated” (part of her Pod and Portals collection)  was juried as one of the best of Mixed Media and featured in “Incite 2″ by Tonia Jenny of North Light Books.


Jodi enjoys writing about her art and sharing the love of healing and motivation through creativity.  She is represented by regional galleries in North Carolina and several others along the East Coast.  In addition, Jodi is a popular mixed media art teacher online and in person, teaching at both large and small local and national workshops around the US.


When not painting, she enjoys time with her two sons, Josh, 15and Zach, 21as well as other friends and family.


Look for a new book written by the artist scheduled to be released by North Light Publications, in the latter part of 2016.   Jodi welcomes visitors to her blog Sweet Repeats www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com where you can find a full listing of classes, weekly musings, and additional artwork for sale.

Find Jodi online:

On the podcast we discuss teaching, working from home vs. a separate studio, painting in public, getting into galleries, that “no’s” are not really “no’s,” Yupo paper, and a bit about Jodi’s new DVDs (also available as instant downloads): Colorful Canvas Exploration, Graffiti Grunge Art, Expressive Watercolor on Yupo Painting Flowers, Yupo Exploration, Collage Characters, and Tandem Techniques.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Oct 14 2015

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Rank #2: 077: On The Road Again

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It has been more than a month since our last podcast.  My excuse: I’ve been busy.  Most of the events we talk about on the podcast I haven’t yet shared here on the blog (I’ve got a major backlog of photos and stories to share!), so you’ll see a quick teaser photo for now and I’ll have to get to editing and sharing!

Connoisseurship Dinner:


Byzantine Tapestry Weaving Class:


The Met/David Hockney:


MoMA (This is a painting by Jasper Johns):


NJ Sewing Training:


Klimt/Schiele (I did a blog post on this one):


HSN (ScanNCut):


WhimSoDoodle Classes:


The Soccer Ball Art by Jared:


HSN (PTouch Embellish):


Housewares Show:


Boston Modern Quilt Guild Retreat:


Whew.

As I mentioned on the podcast, I’ll be on HSN on Wednesday (3/21) with all kinds of sewing machines!  I’ll have the entire 12pm EST hour on HSN, so be sure to tune in online or on your TV!

Thanks for stopping by!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.  And if you like the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes!

Mar 18 2018

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Rank #3: 042: Designing Stamps

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Thank you for all of your kind e-mails and comments asking for the podcast to return.  Things got crazy with the move and the holidays, but I’m so glad that we have a new episode for you today!  It’s the first of 2016!  Hooray!

We have two guests on the podcast today!


Nathalie Kalbach was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.


Nathalie’s work been published in several craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed-media books.


She teaches at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows and since early 2015 has taught mixed-media workhops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is the founder and sole organizer of the annual Creative JumpStart Summit (CJS) now in its 5th year.


Nathalie’s artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils) and Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and template sets) and as a prior ambassador for Liquitex, her work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex acrylic paint sets.


Find Nathalie online:

Rachel Greig is a photographer, rubber stamp artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at University, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.


Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.


In 2007, Rachel and her husband Stewart started a rubber stamp company called Darkroom Door. From humble beginnings in Rachel’s photography studio, Darkroom Door moved it’s headquarters in 2009 to a larger studio and warehouse where they design, manufacture and distribute Darkroom Door products within Australia and now export to more than 18 countries worldwide.


Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions.


Rachel resides on the Central Coast in Australia with her husband Stewart, and children Ethan and Zoë. Rachel enjoys teaching photography, mixed media and stamping workshops throughout the world.


Find Rachel Online:

Find Darkroom Door Online:

And then there’s me!


I design rubber stamps for Impression Obsession


…and foam stamps for Art Foamies.


On the podcast we discuss how we each started designing stamps, both the why and the how of how we each design stamps, the experience of seeing work that people make with our stamps, the appeal of stamping in general, and we give some stamping tips too!  Be sure to add your own stamping tips in the comments section!  Oh, and don’t forget about Rachel’s offer.  She’s looking for stamp designers.  All of the details on the gig are in the podcast!

If you’re interested in getting to hang out with all three of us in person, check out our fabulous Mixed Media art journaling class outside of Sydney, Australia in April!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Feb 16 2016

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Rank #4: 063: Julie Loves Learning

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features a conversation about learning in general and four particular learning experiences — the marbling class I shared in yesterday’s blog post, a lecture on Winslow Homer’s Summer Night (see a bit in this vlog), the connoisseurship dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts (see a bit in this vlog) and then a quilting class I took last weekend (photos below):

Class started with our instructor, Timna Tarr, sharing some of her quilts:

After some brief instructions….

…we were off and running with our own improvisational piecing!


The picture above is the quilt top that I finished in class.  Kind of a hot mess, but I’m letting it marinate.

I don’t have a lot of photos because of the snow that day…

…most of the students left class early to get home before the roads got too bad.  I was one of the few who stayed the whole day and at the end of the day, I took my little red wagon, and headed home!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Feb 15 2017

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Rank #5: 080: Artistic Fear

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


From the podcast:

Some resources for you:

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

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

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

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.  And if you like the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes!

Aug 23 2018

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Rank #6: 040: At the Museum With a Friend

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s topic is going to the museum with a friend and how that changes the experience.  For this podcast Mom and I invited our friend, Nathalie Kalbach to join us!  Here’s a photo I took of her at MoMA in the Picasso Sculpture exhibit:


And one I took of Mom at the deCordova Sculpture Garden:


And a photo my Dad took of me at the MFA exhibit I mention on the podcast:


Can’t take me anywhere….

And because we talked so much about food at the museum, here’s a photo of the most recent meal Nathalie and I had at MoMA:

Yum!

On the podcast we discuss why you go to a museum, bringing yourself to the art viewing experience, the nature of failure, art in real life vs. photographs, whether knowledge helps or hurts the viewing experience, food, and the magic of talking about art with a friend.

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions!  We’d love to add your voice to the conversation!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Oct 27 2015

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Rank #7: 065: Tales from the Road & New Adventures Ahead

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Today’s podcast features a conversation about my recent travels, teaching, and some new adventures.

Here are some photos from the surface design class I taught:

And here is Carol Anne Grotrian talking to us about how to critique quilts.

The two quilts in the photo are both hers — two variations on the same idea, one more successful than the other.

During the Workshop, there was a team of women stretching all the Ruby Red Quilts onto canvases.  You can see my little owl on the table:

Most of the quilts had a red background, so I’m thinking my white-on-white background is going to pop in the big group of them.  I’m super excited to see them all together!

Last but not least, I mention “Bullet Journaling” in the podcast.  If you don’t know what that is, this a great article all about it: WTF is a Bullet Journal & Why Should You Start One?  An Explainer.

Thanks for stopping by!

All podcasts are archived here.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Mar 27 2017

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Rank #8: 036: On the Paper Trail with Eileen Hull

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Sep 01 2015

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Rank #9: 060: Carve December 2016

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about Carve December and the Blogiversary.  Here are the links I promised:

Nicole Maki:

CarveDecember is my favorite challenge of the year. It is a great opportunity to grow as an artist as I find the act of completing thirty-one stamps improves my carving and the way I think about stamp design. Working on a similar project each day helps to hone my individual style. It also provides time to work through the more difficult technical aspects of stamp carving – for me that is visualizing what to cut away and what to keep in order to ensure the most impact.

This year I challenged myself to spend the month making original characters, each with a one sentence back story. By giving the characters some context, for example, “Grady is prone to rearranging things when anxious.” people were able to relate to my stamps personally and say, “I’m a Grady too”.

One of my favorite things about CarveDecember is the amazing community Julie has created. The support really helped me push through on those too-busy days of December and the constant influx of inspiration has a collaborative effect as people see a stamp, make it their own and then another person uses that new image as a starting point for their stamps. This steady stream of great ideas provides a fertile environment for art to grow.

Gerald’s tiny umbrella wasn’t the strangest thing about him:

Grady is prone to rearranging things when anxious:


Meredith’s favorite way to relax is sparring at the local mixed martial arts club.


Pearl’s passions include politics, hand fans, and umbrellas:


Nicole’s blog, instagram

Marta Harvey:

About 10 years ago I was creating and trading a lot of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), and having a wonderful time learning new techniques.  My approach was to learn, practice, then put my spin on it.  My ATCs were therefore always changing, as I was always looking for something different to try.

After looking at M. C. Escher’s optical illusions book one day, I decided I was going to try a tessellation of my own.  Hah!  Easier said than done!  It took me a few days (if I remember correctly), fiddling with sketches, grids, rulers, tracing paper, etc. (all hand-drawn), but I finally came up with a tessellation.


You can see it is far from perfect, and completely hand drawn (every bird and butterfly are different).  A couple of people got ATCs with this tessellation, but it was a lot of work, so I moved on to other things.

Around the same time, I started learning about hand-carving from Gloria Page’s book “Art Stamping Workshop”.  I started carving stamps I could embellish with watercolors and pen & ink and create different ATCs with.  I loved creating my own stamps and using them in different ways.  Eventually I got into into continuous pattern stamps and tiles, but it wasn’t until I got Julie’s book “Carve Stamp Play” a couple of year ago, that I got the idea of creating tessellations again.

This time I went online to see what I could find about creating tessellations.  I found a site where you could create your own tessellation.  I created a very rudimentary shape (all straight lines), and then filled in the details to create these carved fish stamps:



Off and on since then, I have been looking through tessellation sites and playing around with creating my own.  When Julie’s #CarveDecember came around this year, I decided to carve a couple of those tessellations I had already created, so I could play with the prints.



It was so much fun, I just couldn’t stop!  So here are some of the ones created for #CarveDecember 2016.





How do I do it?  I basically play with the tessellations until they remind me of something – sort of like seeing all kinds of wonderful images in the clouds.  Then, it is just a matter of filling in the tessellated shape (tile) with what you imagined.  No math, no fuss… just use your imagination.

Marta’s Shop, and Marta has a tessellation stamp tutorial HERE.

Andie Mayr from regnitzflimmern:

As I’m a passionate (obsessed?) stamp carver, it’s a matter of honour to take part in #CarveDecember. Not only to just carve another stamp, but to make it a daily ritual, a daily time-for-myself, one relaxing and quiet moment during the busy December days. This year I was mainly going with wintery stars, snowflakes and ice blossoms. A very addictive theme.  You are tempted to do one more and one more and one more… I just love the way how the multiple and different ideas of all the participants are so varied – each one in its own style and yet somehow linked with each other. It’s a pool of endless creativity and inspiration. Thank you to Julie for doing this inspiring challenge and to everyone who played along. I already have loads of ideas for 2017…








Find Andie online: www.regnitzflimmern.de

Rowan Sivyer:

I love Carve December!

Stamp carving is such instant gratification – you can doodle something and 10 minutes later have an image that you can use time and time again.

The best part about Carve December is the community aspect and the co-generation of ideas. Being a working artist can sometimes be a lonely pursuit but having a challenge like Carve December allows you to try new ideas as well as borrow and expand upon the ideas of others in a truly positive and rewarding way.



Rowan: Etsy, instagram

And last but not least, my final #CarveDecember stamps:



There’s a video for the half circles above.  Find it HERE.

You can watch the printing of this black and white tag HERE.

And on the final day, I put them all together (plus a few extras) to make this:

If you would like to buy a print (or a pillow or a clock or a phone case or a t-shirt or more) of this image, you can do so in my Society6 Store.


There’s currently a promotion running through January 8 at midnight PST for 15% off and FREE worldwide shipping!  You *MUST* click THIS LINK in order to get the deal! Also, the 15% off is on EVERYTHING in my Society6 store, not just this particular design.  Enjoy!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jan 05 2017

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Rank #10: 030: Rebekah Meier: Surface Designer

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

Rebekah is a mixed media author, collage & fiber artist…


…teacher, and design consultant within the art and craft industries.



Her passion is collage and mixed media, with a focus on fabric and fiber.



You can find Rebekah on her newly re-designed website www.rebekahmeier.com.

On the podcast we discuss Rebekah’s “Fabric Elements” line,  supplies for mixed media fabric art (markers, surfaces, ink pads, paints), the excellence of making mistakes, personal style, and teaching.  We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Thanks for stopping by!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Apr 24 2015

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Rank #11: Episode 43: March 29, 2016

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  We are changing up the podcast format a bit. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!


Links from the podcast:

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mar 30 2016

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Rank #12: 025: The Glamping Life

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Cheryl Boglioli.


Cheryl Boglioli is a mixed-media artist and Florida native with a passion for teaching and sharing her artwork and design projects.


Cheryl is on the leading edge of new products and techniques within the various disciplines of the ever growing market of mixed media. As a full-time Designer and Educator, you can find Cheryl traveling and teaching workshops at independent stores and events nationwide and Living the Art Life.
She is currently renovating a vintage 1970 Fleetwood Terry trailer to become her mobile art studio.  Cheryl will be traveling and teaching again in Spring of 2015 on her Living the Art Life tour.
Her travels will be taking her from Florida to Maine and back, teaching at local scrapbook stores, art studios, and art supply stores along the way. Cheryl has a number of sponsors supporting this tour and who will be following the travels along with her fans.  She still has spots open and will be teaching a variety of mixed media classes.  To book your spot today or for more information on sponsoring Spring 2015 Living the Art Life tour or Fall 2015 (midwest), email Cheryl at cheryl@cherylboglioli.com.
Cheryl also teaches classes in her studio where you can find her artwork and design projects for sale in Downtown Fort Pierce, Florida – Orange Ave Studios, Studio 310.
You can also find her work and travels at cherylboglioli.com
On the podcast we discuss YouTube, renovating Cheryl’s “Glamper,” becoming Bob Ross Certified, the CHA Designer section, balancing making art and running a business, having a studio outside your home, being star struck, and so much more!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Find the show on iTunes here.

Nov 20 2014

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Rank #13: 033: New Adventures with Diana Trout

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


Diana’s professional life is weighted equally between her twin passions for teaching and creating.


Diana is currently working with abstracted florals in watercolor.
She’s also know for her series of stitched paper cloth and is beginning an offshoot project of hand dyed eco papers with machine and hand stitch.
Trout’s book, Journal Spilling, Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression is used by artists, art journalers and teachers.
Her artwork and articles have appeared in national magazines and she exhibits regionally in the Philadelphia area.
Diana teaches in person and online as well as maintaining an active blog and YouTube channel.
Find Diana online: On the podcast we discuss teaching, making money, internet trolls, letting go of expectations, enjoying the journey, the book The Power of Less, tea bag art, and Diana’s new adventures. We hope you’ll add your voice to the conversation by leaving a comment or a question!

Thanks for stopping by!

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Jul 31 2015

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Rank #14: 061: Headed to CHA’s Creativation Show

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast features chatter about CHA’s upcoming Creativation Show, my recent visits to HSN and the MFA Boston, and more!  I will share lots of photos from all of those things in February.  In the meantime, here’s a recent snap of me and Mom:


And since it is my Blogiversary, I thought I’d share a quick list of the previous 61 Adventures in Arting Podcasts.  AND, if you love the podcast, please leave a review on iTunes.  We’d really appreciate it!

  1. Introducing the Adventures in Arting Podcast — super short podcast introducing ourselves
  2. What is Failure? — with guest Ronda Palazzari
  3. A Conversation With Jenn Mason
  4. Renovating This Old House — with guest Bethany Larsen
  5. Changing Your Mind About Weeds — with guest Peter DelTredici
  6. A Conversation with Kelly Purkey
  7. Thinking Globally — with guests Nathalie Kalbach, Louise Nelson, and Birgit Koopsen
  8. Points of Two — with guests Roben-Marie Smith and Samie Harding
  9. Cocoa Daisy — with guest Christine Drumheller
  10. The Julie Show
  11. Growing Together — with guests Noell & Izzy Hyman
  12. A Conversation with May Flaum
  13. Going to Museums
  14. Arts in Worship — with guest Kimberly VerSteeg (who sadly passed away in 2015)
  15. Katerina Lanfranco
  16. Jen Cushman Jewelry Artist
  17. Jaime Makes Stencils — all about The Crafter’s Workshop
  18. Karen is a Planner — with guest Karen Grunberg
  19. Rooster in the Hen House — with guest Joe Rotella
  20. Stencil Girl — with guest MaryBeth Shaw
  21. She’s Crafty — with guest Jennifer Priest
  22. Nat & Julie’s Art Collaboration
  23. Paige’s Paper — with guest Paige Martin
  24. Bilingual Sewing — with guest Vanessa Vargas Wilson
  25. International Quilt Festival Houston
  26. The Glamping Life — with guest Cheryl Boglioli
  27. Carl is Addicted to Creativity — with guest Carl Johengen
  28. #CarveDecember — with guests Briana Goetzen, Louise Nelson, and Arleigh
  29. Julie Talks Teaching
  30. Quilting with Leslie Tucker Jenison
  31. Rebekah Meier: Surface Designer
  32. Season 5 of Scrapbook Soup
  33. Jane Davies’ Collage Journey
  34. New Adventures with Diana Trout
  35. Ashley Horton Cuts It Up
  36. At the Ink Pad with Anna & Barbara — all about my favorite little shop in NYC
  37. On the Paper Trail with Eileen Hull
  38. Designed by Jessica — with guest Jessica Sporn
  39. Packing the Studio
  40. Jodi Ohl Paints
  41. At the Museum with a Friend — with guest Nathalie Kalbach
  42. After the Move
  43. Designing Stamps — with guests Nathalie Kalbach and Rachel Greig
  44. Episode 43 — miscellaneous discussion of Megacities Asia at the Boston MFA, Plumdinger Studio, Boston ICA, Picasso Self Portraits, Julie Australia Trip, Etching Press, and the Paradise City Craft Show
  45. Episode 44 — super short podcast from Australia
  46. From Byron Bay Australia
  47. Not Interesting
  48. Make It Artsy
  49. Roxanne Coble
  50. The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses
  51. Episode #50 (Wow!) — miscellaneous discussion of HSN airing, upcoming classes, MFA Museum Council, Mass MOCA, the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, MoMA, my approach to blogging
  52. Attitude
  53. Listener Mail
  54. Our August 2016 Visit to New York City
  55. Chatting with Suzanne Sicuranza
  56. William Merritt Chase & the Creative Process
  57. From New Orleans
  58. Cutting Remarks with Bird
  59. Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces
  60. Lou Ann & the Gelli Plate — with guest Lou Ann Gleason
  61. Carve December 2016

Do you listen to the podcast?  Do you not listen to the podcast?  I’d love to know, after 62 episodes, what you think about the whole thing!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jan 18 2017

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Rank #15: 019: Stencil Girl

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Mary Beth Shaw.


Mary Beth Shaw worked in the insurance industry for 18 years before she quit her job in 2000 to re-ignite a childhood love of art. She is now a full time painter and internationally known workshop instructor.


Her creative process is largely self taught, spontaneous and joyful. She is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, both published by F&W and is also a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine.


In 2010, Mary Beth had some of her hand-cut stencils designs manufactured and before she knew it StencilGirl Products was born. Her company has quickly grown into a respected supplier of high quality stencils for all media.


Living with her husband and three cats, Mary Beth is passionate about every moment of life.


Find Mary Beth online:

On the podcast we discuss fake eyelashes, encaustic, creating abstract art, having a studio outside of your home, and the genesis of Stencil Girl Products.  As always, it’s a good time with lots of laughter and thought-provoking conversation!

Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

Find the show on iTunes here.

Jul 28 2014

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Rank #16: 051: Attitude (Episode #51)

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode covers a lot of ground.  I titled it “Attitude” because I was trying to think how to capture all the disparate strands of our conversation and in the end I decided that they all boiled down to attitude.  Much like yesterday’s blog post — which we discuss on today’s podcast and I share some reader comments — attitude is one of the determining factors to contentment with what you create and even who you are.

Here are two links to things we discussed:

Mary Delany — I am planning to do a full blog post about her, but here’s one photo of her work in the meantime:

My new “just for fun” instagram account: whatjulieate:

There have been some really fantastic listener comments lately, so next podcast (two weeks from now) we are going to do a show based on all of those awesome ideas and questions!  If you want to add your thoughts, we’d love to include them in our conversation, so leave us a comment!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jul 26 2016

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Rank #17: 052: Listener Mail (August 2016)

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s episode is all about your questions and thoughts and ideas!  I selected some listener mail for Mom and me to discuss.  Our conversation ranges from copyright to framing to drug terminology.

We try to keep things fun and we hope you have fun when you listen!

Here is the link I promised to the Embroiderer’s Guild of America.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

All podcasts are archived here.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Aug 10 2016

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Rank #18: 047: Make It Artsy

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I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today’s podcast is mostly about my experiencing filming Make It Artsy last week, and then some philosophical ramblings at the end.  Next week I’ll have a couple of longer blog posts with lots of photos of people and projects.  But in the meantime, here are the fabulous guests (lots of great links to follow, just click on the name you want):

Top Row, L to R:

Middle Row, L to R:

Botton Row, L to R:

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May 24 2016

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Rank #19: 076: Creativation 2018

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I recently attended Creativation — the annual trade show for the craft industry.  It used to be called CHA (craft and hobby association) and now it’s called Creativation.  And the organization, which also used to be called CHA, is now called AFCI.  Here are a few photos from booth set-up:


Creativation was a whirlwind of interviews…


…friends…


…and demos!  New stencils:


And new Art Foamies (they weren’t at the show, but I demo-ed my new stamps in the Pin It Canada booth):


And then all the fun stuff to see on the show floor:



I think you can see the trends in these photos:

  • home decor
  • decorative painting
  • brush lettering
  • florals
  • florals on a dark background
  • rustic look
  • painting on wood
  • wood & metal
  • fabric & stitch elements
  • lots of color

As I mention in the podcast, I did some poking around for Make It Artsy, and handed out these silly postcards about the show:


Tomorrow I’ll be sharing an in-depth look at the wall I made for Brother using the ScanNCut and DesignNCut!


Next week some projects made with the PTouch Embellish, plus lots of stencil and stamp info.  **AND** I’m going to be doing TWO livestreams on YouTube with stencil and stamp giveaways!


Saturday, February 3 at 2pm EST I will be sharing all of my new Art Foamies as well as some Art Foamies techniques.  I’ll also be answering Art Foamies questions and giving Art Foamies away!  It’s going to be a super fun Art Foamies party!


Monday, February 5 at 9pm EST I will be sharing all of my new stencil designs!  Of course there will also be stencil techniques, a huge stencil giveaway, and I’ll be answering your stencil questions! 

Livestreams are 100% free and can be found on my YouTube channel.

Side Note: I was delighted to be a “Creativation VIP” this year.  You can see the page about me here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jan 31 2018

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Rank #20: 058: Quilt Festival 2016 in Pieces

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We recorded the first two sections of this three-part podcast while I was at Quilt Festival.  If you listen, you’ll get a bit more of an in-depth perspective on being at the show.

And now, just a few of the quilt photos (lots more on the blog this week and next):



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Nov 09 2016

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