Welcome to Burst and Bloom where we have conversations with visual artists about what they do, how they do it and why. I am interested in finding out about what fears and challenges they have faced along their journey and what techniques or thought processes they can share with us when it comes to slaying the DRAGON of resistance! Ideas BURST into our lives and like a gardener, an artist cultivates a beautiful BLOOM for all of us to enjoy. Grab your coffee and let's chat about the artist's life.
Episode 11 with Mary Haasdyk - illustrator extraordinare
Mary Haasdyk shares with us her journey as a full-time illustrator. She has a dedication to her craft and a really unique method. Her work can be seen all around Calgary and on book covers! She tells us about her challenge to keep business going and how she has to change gears to network more and open up to more and more connections in order to keep the work coming. To connect: https://www.jakejoyartist.com/podcast/interview-with-mary-haasdyk-illustration-artist
From her website:
Mary Haasdyk works from this cluttered desk in Calgary, creating illustrations for editorial, publishing and public art projects near and far. She brings a fresh perspective with her emotive and playful illustrations, and enjoys the challenge of finding unexpected visual solutions.
Her work has been recognized by Spectrum Fantastic Arts, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators West and Applied Arts. She has worked with corporate clients, film producers, schools, community associations, non-profits and various magazines and publishers. If you have a project in mind, a question to ask or just want to say hi, she’d love to hear from you!
Episode 9 with Sean Baptist the Hair Stylist!
I shared an intimate moment with you, by bringing you on to the Salon Chair with me. I had a great discussion with Sean about fears, creativity, grey hair and just 'letting it happen' as he says. #talking #discuss fears #artists #creative #hairstylist
Episode 10 - visit to the launch party at the Glenbow museum
What inspires you? Do you get off your computer and your phone and go to see live shows? Music, slam poetry, visual art?.. In this episode I take you with me to the launch party at the Glenbow Museum. I talk to a few guests and get their take on the work. I actually talked to more guests then my microphone properly recorded! Darn! Hate when that happens. It was a wonderful evening. We were entertained by the Torchettes - a band that I think is going to take the world by storm. On this podcast we were listening to DOUG WAITE!
I'm your host JAKEJOY - check out the Burst and Bloom Podcast page!
Episode7 Mandy Patchin and tour of her mobile Glassblowing Studio
Mandy Patchin runs the only Canadian Mobile Glassblowing studio. GLASS HOUSE Xperience. You can find her and her crew at all kinds of events and many schools, sharing the art of glassblowing. It is a technical practice that requires not only patience, but a lot of materials and specialized equipment. Mandy tells about her start up business and how she keeps it going - 4 years strong so far! Plus I discuss a little bit about my own dragons and how they have kept me from my studio. I think this will require a full on discussion about Slaying the Dragon. Tune in, subscribe and review please! Thank you!
Episode 8 Interview with Doug Williamson - painter inspired by Rembrandt
Doug finished a new body of portraiture work. He is a humble guy with a great passion and talent for painting. I caught him at his opening and had a conversation with him in front of his work. He provides us with lots of details on his techniques, philosophy and his approach at SLAYING the dragon of RESISTANCE.
Doug's artist statement: With each passing year, I find myself traveling further into the past; giving myself over to the classical traditions and pathos of bygone eras. Seeming to always be struck in a different century, I have found wonderful refuge in kitsch - the enlightenment to see and be seen. Devoted to painting, I have taught myself various approaches of old and new masters to formulate my mark. I mostly work with still life compositions, but recently I'm being drawn towards the figurative.
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Episode 6 - interview with Karen Klassen - an illustrator, painter, fashion artist and surface Pattern Designer.
Karen Klassen is a goal-setting creative who has found ways to slay her dragons of resistance. She invested in a personal coach and also in marketing classes. This is after finishing her bachelor of Design in Illustration at Alberta College of Art and Design. She is super down to earth and has her roots in her home city of Calgary. She doesn't plan on moving away anytime soon. Karen's biography of work is extensive and her style is very unique. She works hard to be a professional painter and I hope you will find our talk inspiring. Check out her website: KarenKlassen.com