The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR

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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)

Episode Date
MIMI POND : mimi and the mitfords

Artist, cartoonist, writer, and graphic novelist - from her early days in New York, to a hamster show in California - Mimi Pond is my guest today.

Jun 13, 2020
CALIDA RAWLES : water, light, and infinite galaxies

Creative breakthroughs thanks to water, abstraction and realism living in harmony, and a very open conversation about race. LA based painter Calida Rawles is my guest today.

Jun 06, 2020
DEBRA BAXTER : the fortress of solitude

Brass knuckles topped with huge chunks of quartz, and the power of being vulnerable. OK, now I want to be a sculptor, too. Debra Baxter is my guest today.

May 30, 2020
AMBER VITTORIA : femininity. her way.

A career in advertising - where she worked with unrealistic images of women every day - led Amber Vittoria to create her own version of the female form. And she nailed it.

May 23, 2020
SARA SHAKEEL : from pearly whites to sparkly delights

She was one exam away from becoming a dentist, and now she's covering everything from stretch marks to dining tables with glitter and crystals. Pakistani artist Sara Shakeel is my guest today.

May 16, 2020
WAYNE WHITE : fishin' with santa claus in heaven

Puppet shows, cloud paintings, and two little words that changed everything. Wayne White is on the podcast today.

May 09, 2020
MEGAN KRZMARZICK : rituals and running away

Lemons into lemonade ... well, when life gave this artist cancer, she made an art residency for herself. In the hospital. Megan Krzmarzick is my guest.

May 03, 2020
ELISA VALENTI : people love tush

Did you know that Elisa Valenti is not only an artist, she's also a pharmacist, bakes ridiculous kick-ass cakes, and is irrationally afraid of sharks? Yep, we cover all of that AND we talk about her journey as an artist too.

Apr 25, 2020
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : puff salad and the great pause

Both Esther and I have been feeling a little lost creatively lately, so we've got a new segment called, "Hey Mojo, Where'd Ya Go?". Can you relate? I bet you can.

Apr 18, 2020
MARTHA RICH : microwave cooking for one

For those of you who like the episodes that make you feel like you're eavesdropping on two artists in a cafe - pour yourself a cup, close your eyes, and pretend you're out at your favorite coffee shop listening to me and Martha.

Apr 04, 2020
ASHLEY LONGSHORE : brush your fangs

I turned the interview over to you guys this time, asking the questions you wanted Ashley Longshore to answer - from pricing your artwork to vagacials ... seriously.

Mar 28, 2020
THE KRYSA FAMILY : team quarantine

When in quarantine, interview your family! Art trivia, thoughts on one of my favorite collages from art history, and the not so speedy speed round ... times TWO. My son and husband are my guests today.

Mar 21, 2020
TARA LEWIS : trophies 'n tiaras

High school, trophies, pageant banners, and absolutely beautifully painted portraits, all rolled up into one old-school episode ... oh, and Brooke Shields blowing bubblegum bubbles.

Mar 14, 2020
DANIELLE KRYSA : numbers on a calendar

A deeply personal story that has almost nothing to do with art.

Feb 29, 2020
PENNYLANE SHEN : pennylane made me cry

Yep, she has that effect on people. Artist consultant, Pennylane Shen, is back and she's sharing the four biggest reasons people cry when she shows up in their studio.

Feb 22, 2020
ANDY J PIZZA : busting creative myths 2.0

Being self-taught isn't legit, everything's already been done, and the only work worth making just flows out of you. Yep, I'm busting more ridiculous creative myths with my friend, and creative guru, Andy J. Pizza.

Feb 15, 2020
PHIL HANSEN : silver linings and canned peaches

An inspiring TED Talk, a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe made from 7000 earthworms, and a ripped up Bob Ross portrait for one of you! Phil Hansen is my guest.

Feb 08, 2020
TERRENCE PAYNE : social media 'n ketchup chips

A second installment of PAYNE POINTS WITH TERRENCE PAYNE. Today we're tackling the good, bad, and ugly around social media ... he'll also be telling us some insane stories about tattoos and potato chips, because he's Terrence Payne.

Jan 25, 2020
NATALIE BAXTER : clearly confused about her role as a woman

We planned to tackle the topic of art vs craft, which we attempted, but that also led us down some other pretty winding paths, like women in art and mothers as artists. Oh, and baby brain is legit.

Jan 18, 2020
ASHLEY LONGSHORE : muses 'n more

Ashley Longshore is back, and she's getting us fired up for a new decade of creativity! We're talking about muses, her favorite artists at the moment, and building a team - and I think we might have invented a new religion!?

Jan 04, 2020
ART FOR YOUR EAR : putting a bow on 2019

A mid-holiday mini-episode. I'm making lists, looking back on old lists, and giving away a little package of goodness!

Dec 28, 2019
ESTHER PEARL WATSON : storytime with epw

Strange stories from art history told by one of my most favorite narrative painters. LA-based artist/teacher, Esther Pearl Watson, is my guest today.

Dec 07, 2019
MARTHA RICH : ask martha

Your questions answered by Martha Rich and me. Plus a bunch of really dumb trivia questions, because listening to Martha answer trivia is hilarious. You're welcome. PS My intro is all about creating a visual vocabulary!

Nov 23, 2019
PENNYLANE SHEN : too old, too young, too busy

That's just one of the bits of bullsh*t we'll be discussing with artist consultant / magical guide, Pennylane Shen. She's calling out the excuses and lies artists tell themselves. Brace yourself.

Nov 16, 2019
ANDY J PIZZA : creative myth busters

There are so many creative myths that need busting, and I know just the man for the job. Andy Miller, AKA Andy J. Pizza, is my joy-filled creative expert today!

Nov 09, 2019
KATE BINGAMAN-BURT : a little bit wonky

Kate Bingaman-Burt is an artist, illustrator, professor, entrepreneur and now, thanks to a little fella named Hank, she's also a mom. Yes, you CAN be an artist and a mother at the same time!

Nov 02, 2019
SMoCA : the universe is unfolding as it should

Live from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art with not one but two guests! Jennifer McCabe, the Director and Chief Curator at SMoCA, and installation artist Saskia Jorda.

Oct 26, 2019
TERRENCE PAYNE : payne points

Tip No. 1: Don't get drunk at your art opening. More helpful advice from the always hilarious and incredibly insightful artist/gallery owner Terrence Payne.

Oct 19, 2019
SAMANTHA FIELDS : sam gets schooled

Painter and art school professor, Samantha Fields, shares lessons from her students - from how to pencil-in eyebrows to heart-wrenching stories of survival.

Oct 12, 2019
ASHLEY LONGSHORE : optimistic as f*ck

After a long break, the podcast is back! A slightly new format, but with a familiar friend - Ashley Longshore and I are getting real about staying positive, even on the crappy days.

Oct 05, 2019
HEATHER LENZ : infinite passion

Yayoi Kusama. Can you imagine not only meeting her, but getting to spend time with her - over years - while making a documentary about her incredible life? Well, that is exactly what American filmmaker Heather Lenz did.

Nov 24, 2018
SEONNA HONG : peeling paint

Episode number 150! I'm celebrating this milestone with LA based painter Seonna Hong by talking about process, day jobs, Care Bears, tiger lilies, and happy accidents.

Nov 17, 2018
RICHARD HOLLAND : the tea boys see mermaids

From a 45-year career of building art for the movies, to a brand new career of building art for himself. Richard Holland is my guest (and PS he worked on The Princess Bride. The. Princess. Bride!!!)

Nov 10, 2018
KELSIE GRAZIER : white noise

An audio podcast with a Deaf artist? Yep. Sound waves, gestural strokes, and the story of an artist who lost and then found her hearing. Canadian Kelsie Grazier is my guest.

Nov 03, 2018
TREY SPEEGLE : warhol ephemera

Third time lucky! Yes, this is the third time I've had New York based artist Trey Speegle on the podcast. We've covered his childhood, the 80's in New York, and everything in between ... but today we're talking about Andy Warhol!

Oct 20, 2018
OLA VOLO : there's no time to be shy

Big walls, a visual vocabulary inspired by a rich ethnic background, and a Google search that would change the course of her life. (FYI, it was: "Where are the tallest people in the world?"). Montreal based, Kazakhstan born artist Ola Volo is my guest.

Oct 13, 2018
ANNIE KEVANS : the recording of art history

From a super weird private school and her passion for women in art history, to Andy Warhol in drag and jumping off cliffs - portrait painter Annie Kevans is my guest today.

Oct 06, 2018
CHARLES WILKIN : a mental list of dangerous things

When you meet a self-described "Artist & Beekeeper" you invite them onto your podcast immediately. Yep, New York based designer, collage artist - and beekeeper - Charles Wilkin is my fabulous guest.

Sep 29, 2018
CAYCE ZAVAGLIA : petrified and totally excited

Embroidery. True story. Cayce Zavaglia is a painter who now uses stitches instead of brushstrokes - A LOT of stitches.

Sep 22, 2018
SHANNON D TAYLOR : everything shiny

Sparkly stars, rainbows, mermaids, and a land full o' fairies! Shannon D. Taylor is an artist, a teacher, and a restorer of all things magical. She also paints on saws sometimes.

Sep 15, 2018
SARA KHAN : mythology and mounds of soil

Season number three is kicking off with the talented and hilarious Sara Khan. We're talking about homemade mythology and taking small watercolors onto big walls for her first mural festival. We also cover important topics such as giving birth to kittens and/or dragons.

Sep 08, 2018
CJ HENDRY : petrol. rent. snacks.

Fun Facts: CJ Hendry sold her entire wardrobe to buy drawing supplies, her favorite color is white, and she swears like a sailor ... yes, I loved her immediately.

Jun 09, 2018
ESTHER PEARL WATSON AND MARK TODD : playing jenga under a fool moon

Two LA based artists for the price of one! Married couple Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd are talking about art, teaching, parenting - and clearly, I had to find out who made the first move.

Jun 02, 2018
EKATERINA POPOVA : from pancakes to painting

A painter of everyday messiness, the founder/editor of Create Magazine, and a soon-to-be host of her own podcast (that involves drinking with artists). Yep, we're day-drinking and interviewing each other!

May 26, 2018
DOUG MEYER : mowing lawns and making art

Comparing creativity to mowing lawns, living inside a work of art, and a brand new book about creative heroes who lost their lives to AIDS. New York based artist, designer, and general creative genius Doug Meyer is my guest.

May 19, 2018
CLARE CELESTE BORSCH : dreaming of tigers

When a tiger tells you to make the jump into being a full-time collage artist, you listen! Berlin-based American artist (and citizen of the world), Clare Celeste Borsch is my guest today.

May 12, 2018
ASHLEY LONGSHORE : an artrepreneur's fempire

Brace yourself because you're in for a hilarious, inspiring, glittery, curse-filled adventure! New Orleans based artist and artrepreneur, Ashley Longshore is my guest today.

May 05, 2018
KAYLEE DALTON : mixing magic

Paint, wax, fabric, bits of watercolor paintings, gouache, and probably a bunch of other things I'm missing - clearly the term "mixed media" isn't quite enough for the work of American artist Kaylee Dalton.

Apr 28, 2018
JANNA WATSON : finding wildness

From being the daughter of a pastor in a town of 700, to a full-time abstract painter in downtown Toronto ... Janna Watson is my guest today.

Apr 21, 2018
TERRENCE PAYNE : stuff like that and quilts, ya know

Oil pastel drawings that have become quilts, and some insane stories about bar patrons and pickles. The dichotomy that is Terrence Payne on the podcast today. Brace yourself.

Apr 14, 2018
SUSANNAH MONTAGUE : enjoy the now

Porcelain baby bubbles, smoking Kewpie dolls, and life size ghosts with flowery breath. AND, we recorded all of that craziness live at Club Kwench in Victoria, BC. Listen to Susannah Montague and me interview each other!

Apr 07, 2018
STINA PERSSON : buckling can be beautiful

Washy ink, cut paper, and clients like Vogue and Hermes - Swedish artist/illustrator Stina Persson is my guest today. ps. I also asked if Swedish people actually shop at IKEA. They do.

Mar 31, 2018
ROBERT TOWNSEND : my indiana muse

A lifelong painting series, a beautiful film, mid-century Americana, and donuts! Painter Robert Townsend is my guest today!

Mar 24, 2018
MICHELLE KINGDOM : where our happiness lives

Telling elaborate stories with meticulously stitched thread. Well, that can only mean one thing - you asked and I listened - LA based artist Michelle Kingdom is my guest today!

Mar 17, 2018
AMY SHERALD : use it or lose it

Not many artists have documented a piece of American history for the Smithsonian. Amy Sherald has. Oh, and she also used to be a bouncer at a bar.

Mar 10, 2018
AIMEE HENNY BROWN : foxes 'n' hedgehogs

Curious like a fox, but she digs deep like a hedgehog - going big, experimenting with paper, and terrible haircuts - getting into allllll of it with Aimee Henny Brown.

Mar 03, 2018
PIPPA YOUNG : free to be

Late starts, self-doubt, the Goldfinch, and being "free to be whatever". Cornwall based painter Pippa Young is my guest today.

Feb 24, 2018

Computer science, backend databases, and an illness that changed everything. Collage artist Eugenia Loli is my guest on this episode.

Feb 17, 2018
WENDY KAWABATA : paintings, pinholes, and pina coladas

Today's episode is all about paintings, pinholes, and pina coladas! I'm in Maui and I'm talking to Hawaii based artist/teacher Wendy Kawabata. Aloha!

Feb 03, 2018
LISA WRIGHT : really looking

Historically inspired, lace-covered figures by the lovely, talented, inspiring, Cornwall-based painter Lisa Wright.

Jan 27, 2018
SETH CLARK : on the brink

Paper, wood, shingles, more paper ... houses in disrepair that are absolutely gorgeous. Sculptor and collage artist Seth Clark is my guest.

Jan 20, 2018
FAYTHE LEVINE : never say never

Photographer, filmmaker, installation artist, curator, maker, and general renaissance woman - Faythe Levine is my guest today.

Jan 13, 2018
DAN LAM : ugly beautiful

Drips, spikes, blobs, sploots, and sparkly crystals - yep, that means Texas based artist Dan Lam is on the podcast!

Jan 06, 2018
ANDY J PIZZA : make waves instead of going with the flow

Artist, illustrator, writer, speaker, podcaster, father, vivid dreamer, Boyz II Men fan club president, and former sandwich artist. Andy J. Miller, aka Andy J. Pizza, is my guest.

Dec 23, 2017
RACHEL DENNY : yak friends

Animal sculptures covered in cashmere, pennies, mirrors, and more. Also, she owns four REAL yaks. Portland based artist Rachel Denny is my guest.

Dec 16, 2017
VICTORIA VILLASANA : restless curiosity

Portraits, embroidery, and street art ... well that's one of the best combinations I've ever seen! I am thrilled to be talking to Mexican artist Victoria Villasana.

Dec 02, 2017
AMBER COWAN : crashing the kiln

Piles of broken vintage glass, milky colors, lots of fire, and so many teeny tiny bits of glass assembled into gorgeous sculptures, wall hangings, and installations. American glass artist Amber Cowan is my guest.

Nov 25, 2017
LEE BOYD : falling off the pencil

Today is all about graphite and animals ... and ceramics, jewelry, stone masonry, teaching, free art, TV shows, celebrity chefs, leprechauns, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Irish artist Lee Boyd is my guest.

Nov 18, 2017
MONIKA FORSBERG : no one ever wants ducks

Ducks, cats, dinosaurs, googling "how to make a perfect flat white", oh, and art - Monika Forsberg (aka Walkyland) and I are talking about all of that and more.

Nov 11, 2017
DAISY PATTON : nostalgia, lots of research ... and a ghost

A poorly timed diagnosis, a love of history, large-scale mixed media, AND a spooky ghost story ... gah, I have chills already. American artist Daisy Patton is my guest.

Nov 04, 2017
LINDSAY ARNOLD : what's the why

Talking to Lindsay Arnold about her insane doily paintings, trying to find "the why" behind our art, working with amazing mentors, and cat costumes.

Oct 21, 2017
SEAN WILLIAM RANDALL : balance, brushstrokes, burning cars

Burning cars flying across the Canadian Prairies, teeny tiny brushstrokes on really big canvases, 'The Tragically Hip', and a life-threatening prospecting trip. All of it. Sean William Randall is my guest.

Oct 14, 2017
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.

Oct 07, 2017
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.

Sep 30, 2017
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.

Sep 23, 2017
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!

Sep 16, 2017
SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

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

Jun 24, 2017
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.

Jun 17, 2017
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!)

Jun 03, 2017
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!

May 27, 2017
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.

May 20, 2017
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.

May 13, 2017
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.

May 06, 2017
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.

Apr 29, 2017
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.

Apr 22, 2017
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.

Apr 15, 2017
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.

Apr 08, 2017
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.

Apr 01, 2017
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!

Mar 25, 2017
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.

Mar 18, 2017
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!"

Mar 11, 2017
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!

Mar 04, 2017
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!

Feb 25, 2017
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.

Feb 18, 2017
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!

Feb 11, 2017
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.

Jan 28, 2017
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.

Jan 21, 2017
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.

Jan 14, 2017
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.

Jan 07, 2017
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.

Dec 24, 2016
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.

Dec 17, 2016
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.

Dec 10, 2016
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.

Dec 03, 2016
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.

Nov 26, 2016
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.

Nov 19, 2016
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.

Nov 12, 2016
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.

Nov 05, 2016
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".

Oct 29, 2016
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.

Oct 22, 2016
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.

Oct 15, 2016
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.

Oct 08, 2016
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.

Oct 01, 2016
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.

Sep 24, 2016
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.

Sep 17, 2016
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.

Sep 10, 2016
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.

Sep 03, 2016
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.

Aug 27, 2016
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.

Aug 20, 2016
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.

Aug 13, 2016
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.

Aug 06, 2016
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.

Jul 30, 2016
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.

Jul 23, 2016
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.

Jul 16, 2016
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.

Jul 09, 2016
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.

Jul 02, 2016
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.

Jun 25, 2016
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!

Jun 18, 2016
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!

Jun 11, 2016
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.

Jun 04, 2016
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!

May 28, 2016