Podcast where Creatives talk about our creative lives
Guest Interview with Brianna Boyd (Dread Pirate Bri) Artist and Illustrator from Washington State USA - Episode 27
Now Live!! My interview with Brianna Boyd (Dread Pirate Bri) Artist and Illustrator from Washington State, USA - Episode 27
“If somebody else can feel inspired by anything I do whether it's process or illustrations or something I’m like, DO IT! Latch on to it!”
A few weeks ago I sat down with the talented Artist and Illustrator Brianna (Bri) Boyd, a.k.a Dread Pirate Bri. And what an amazing time it was. We had a blast... and then some and you will love this latest Episode where Bri and I chat about life in the Realm of Art, illustrating a children's book, embracing art as a business and staying inspired. Especially timely and uplifting in light of these uncertain times.
Join us as we talk about:
Bri's NOT so secret love of all things fantasy and whimsical - and her passion for adding personalities to inanimate objects...
Working with Art Snacks: Since 2005 when her husband got her a year's subscription to Art Snacks...
Leaving Retail - embracing art and business...
What keeps Bri inspired: People… her love of Anime, a childhood fascination with capturing the movement of a dancer…
Bri’s tips for staying motivated...
Bri’s Illustration of the Children's book: When Little Kittens Are Very Brave (Little Kitten & Friends)
And much more!
Tune in, enjoy and absorb our fun and inspirational conversation where you can follow Bri's personal journey navigating the art realm.
Thanks Bri for sharing your story with us!
You can check out Bri's work and social sites from her main website and follow Bri on Instagram here
Until next time -
Stay safe, stay healthy
Let's keep talking
Guest Interview with Edith Kindrachuk Photographer and Artist from Toronto Canada - Episode 26
Now Live!! My interview with Edith Kindrachuk Talented Photographer from Toronto Canada - Episode 26
What a blast I had chatting with esteemed Toronto photographer Edith Kindrachuk. Take a look at her stunning photographs, whether of candid portraits, landscape and you are drawn into a compelling story with a spontaneity that will transport you, raise your spirits, render you speechless, and leave you wanting to discover more. Edith weaves her travel learning about different cultures and life-changing moments into her craft and it comes through with big impact. Edith has also exhibited, sold her work and won several awards.
Listen to our conversation as we talk about:
How Edith became a photographer
How she used photography as a way of communication…
Her travel addiction and how she perfectly combines it with her photography…
The power of candid portraits of people in their unique surroundings…
Observations, trying new things and life-changing moments…
The big challenges…
And much more!
Edith also shared some great tips for both seasoned and budding photographers and creatives that we can all apply to elevate our creativity and vision.
You will be inspired by our fun conversation with this talented Toronto artist.
Check out Edith's amazing work at http://edithkphotography.com
and visit her Instagram: https://instagram.com/edithkphotography
Until next time creatives,
Guest Interview with Figurative Artist and Instructor Jeanna Delfin from Phoenix Arizona - Episode 25
It's live! - My interview with Jeanna Delfin of Delfin Nudes - Figurative Artist, Instructor and Entrepreneur from Phoenix Arizona - Episode 25
"The human spirit can never be damaged..."
I was thrilled and excited to interview the very talented and acclaimed Figurative Artist Jeanna Delfin of Delfin Nudes! I've been fascinated by her beautiful and expressive sketches of the human form for ages… and in this interview I finally learned more about her exquisite art and how it expresses and enhances reflection on the human condition, including beauty, personal loss, sorrow, vulnerability, sensuality, joy and more.
It was a joy to chat with Jeanna about her craft, hear how she started drawing, why she became a Figurative Artist, being an Instructor and Entrepreneur and what continues to daily inspire her art.
Listen in to our very interesting and fun conversation and you are sure to be inspired. We talk about:
Jeanna's early days and how she started drawing the human form…
What inspires her creativity…
Balancing being present…
Delfin Nudes - the complexity of the human figure...
Jeanna's personal mission…
Tips for creatives who'd like to improve their drawing/figurative drawing skills… or build on their creativity
And much more!
I was so inspired during this fun interview that I've resolved to get myself a ream of toned paper and simply start drawing so I can improve my own drawing skills... I think I'd be her perfect student!
Thank you Jeanna for sharing your story inspiration and encouragement… it was such a delightful time chatting with you!
Catch Jeanna's beautiful figurative and celebrity drawings on her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/delfin_nudes/
Until next time Creatives -
Guest interview with Multidisciplinary Fine Artist Jason Wagner from Golden Colorado - Episode 24
It's Live!! My interview with Jason Wagner, Multidisciplinary Fine Artist from Golden, Colorado - Episode #24
"I asked: "Should the symbol of the Columbine be taken back for its beauty and be painted or is there too much stigma? He said "Paint it. She would love it."
I was thrilled and honored to interview the multi-disciplinary Fine Artist Jason Wagner for Episode #24 my Artist Talks Podcast!Jason started painting in 2018 following a catastrophic accident and upwards of seven near-death experiences and a series of serendipitous events… his story and artistic journey is - to put it mildly - unique. His paintings are stunning and I was shocked to learn he had only been painting since 2018.
Jason calls himself "a life-long musician with a paintbrush" and in this interview (which gave me goose-bumps at times!) we learn why. We also learn about the painting that started it all (there's a link below).
So hold on to your hats, listen up and listen in as Jason and I talk about:
His unique backstory and creative journey…the reason he started painting and the painting that started it all…
Not one, not two, but upwards of seven near-death experiences…and their impact…
Why Jason calls himself "a life-long musician with a paintbrush…"
The people that got Jason going and keep him motivated…
Creating something every day… Create or die…
Honouring his mission…
His top two challenges…are not what you'd think...
His tips for creatives for starting and keeping going whether just starting out or more seasoned
Jason's take on using social media… (complete with "outtakes")
Transformation and vision…
And so much more!
What a blast we had! And how inspiring it was chatting with this very prolific and inspirational artist and learning about the fascinating story behind his beautiful art and his creative journey.
Thank you Jason for sharing your amazing and inspiring story with us!
Check out Jason's beautiful paintings:
The "Columbine" 2018 write up https://www.instagram.com/p/B1jaS2Ynq8c/
Jason's website https://www.jasonwagner.art/
Until next time Creatives,
Guest Interview with Digital Artist June Krisko from Haliburton, Ontario - Episode 23
Now Live!! My interview with June Krisko -Digital Artist from Haliburton, Ontario - Episode 23
"You learn to be creative in the moment…"
What a fabulous time I had chatting with Artist June Krisko! I've long been fascinated with her digital sketch art and in this episode June shared how and why she creates it.
Living off the grid isn't the first thing you might expect when you're talking with a digital artist. Especially as having reliable tech tools and Internet are quite important. In fact, you might think of going off-grid only when you wanted to take a break from your digital creative tools and online life. For June, it's the complete opposite… it's part and parcel of her life.
Following her decision to live off-grid to see a different part of Canada and still make art, June learned to live creatively in the moment and take much of what might throw most of us in her stride. And you'll hear how she makes it work. It was great to learn how her art, which she creates using her phone and a nifty App called Autodesk Sketch Book came about and developed and how she adapted to her environment and became more and more prolific, with an upcoming exhibition in the works. June is also exploring painting on birch bark and truly bring more of nature into her art.
Listen to our fascinating conversation where June shares her thoughts on:
Being inspired by buried feelings and allowing that inspiration to come through and in her artistic expression
Trusting her intuition and becoming an artist…
Managing depression and her mental health, and the impact on her creativity and art...
The advantages and challenges of being a digital artist living completely off the grid…
Benefits of social media…
Her tips and words of wisdom for creatives
And so much more!
I was inspired by our very enlightening conversation and I think you will be too - and it may even make you appreciate some things we often take for granted in our connected, always-on world.
Find June's digital art on her website http://www.junekrisko.com/ or follow her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/junekrisko/
Until next time,
Guest Interview with Fibre Artist Alicia Evans from Long Island, New York - Episode 22
Now Live!! My interview with Alicia Evans - Fibre Artist from Long Island New York - Episode 22
"If it's not about a tree, it's about art, and about the art of living…"
I was so inspired to chat with Fibre Artist Alicia Evans and talk about how her art and how she pays homage to and raises awareness of trees and their impact on our world. Alicia crochets abstract trees (creates crocheted fine artwork organically branded with nature's gifts, including wool, bamboo, sea grass, wood, beads and more) and uses colour in her art to facilitate meaningful conversations about trees and to encourage people to stop, pause and be aware of trees and how vulnerable trees have become in our world today. It made for a fascinating and enlightening conversation… and this is only one of the topics we touched upon. With six years as a professional artist, Alicia has exhibited her art since 2011 in New York and Long Island, conducts workshops, does commissioned work and is also an Art Curator.
Alicia will leave you feeling that truly, all things are possible with art once we step outside our comfort zone, allow it in and go and be about our business as creatives.
Listen up and listen in to what Alicia has to say about:
Trees, Anxiety and when trees talk…
The power of Art to heal…
Re-examining the work we do as artists…
Raising awareness and being in the forefront of change…
Creative ways to use Social Media PR as creatives…
Living the creative life to the full and…
The importance of Plan B
And so much more!
Alicia's joy and enthusiasm is infectious and you will be inspired by her story, her journey and her wise tips for creatives as we navigate a world where anxiety seems to lurk around every corner. How fabulous and uplifting it was to chat with her and learn about her craft… and what a fun time we had! We'll definitely be chatting again in the near future.
Check out Alicia's work, keep up to date with news about her work and her upcoming shows, and give her a thumbs up on her Instagram https://instagram.com/aliciafiberarts
Blog: Yarn, Chat & Possibilities https://aliciafiberarts.wordpress.com/
Until next time,