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Paint Talks is a interactive podcast for creatives of all walks of life! Our mission is to amplify creative voices and empower all artists to recognize the value they bring to the world through insightful conversation.

Paint Talks Podcast Dionne Woods

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    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

Paint Talks is a interactive podcast for creatives of all walks of life! Our mission is to amplify creative voices and empower all artists to recognize the value they bring to the world through insightful conversation.

    Ep 166 BJ Massa of Junk'd Up on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

    Ep 166 BJ Massa of Junk'd Up on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

    Dionne Woods talks with BJ Massa on the Paint Talks Podcast. BJ is the owner and creative force behind Junk’d Up, where she exercises her furniture and canvas work. She has been thrifting forever and painting furniture for more than twenty-five years. BJ loves working with lots of color and experimenting with different tools and techniques. BJ is a native of Long Island transplanted to Indiana. She may have lost her accent but not her style nor her edge.  Visit her retail space in Noblesville, IN where she is a DIY Paint and IOD Retailer.

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    Ep 165 Kimberly Reiter of Rubbish Restyled Shares Her New Non Profit's Mission to Help Women Leaving Domestic Violence

    Ep 165 Kimberly Reiter of Rubbish Restyled Shares Her New Non Profit's Mission to Help Women Leaving Domestic Violence

    Dionne Woods talks with Curator Kimberly Reiter on the Paint Talks podcast. Kimberly is a creative artist and boutique studio owner of Rubbish Restyled based in Edgerton, WI. She is best known for her colorful whimsy furniture creations. Her specialty is fun, inviting spaces for creative gatherings and party hosting.
    Kimberly is a wife and mother of three sons, residing in Milton, Wisconsin with a bunch of pets. She describes herself as a lifelong student, enjoys learning, and is fascinated with discovering new things. Alongside her passion for art, she's the recent founder of Hope Heart Doorways, a non-profit dedicated to helping women and children of domestic violence find sustainable housing and support.
    With a heart for creativity and community, Kimberly's journey is all about weaving artistry and compassion into the fabric of everyday life.
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    Ep 164 Angie Nordstrum Design on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

    Ep 164 Angie Nordstrum Design on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

    Dionne Woods talks with Angie Nordstrum on the Paint Talks Podcast. Angie is a multi-passionate artist and maker who creates vibrant, colorful paintings on walls, windows, canvas, and clothes! Her mission is to create art that inspires and maybe even sets your soul on fire.
    Angie’s love for art was ignited at age 10 when she showed her 4H projects at the Iowa State Fair. Angie studied Apparel Design in London and worked as a clothing and graphic designer for several years.
    As a Curator for The Turquoise Iris Journal, Angie contributes articles about murals, window painting, wearable art and educates artists on how to work with businesses. Her work has also been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself and Creatives Kids magazines and The Denver Post. Angie is based out of the scenic foothills of Colorado when she is not galavanting around the globe.
    Upcoming Events: East Boulder County Artists Open Studios April 27 & 28 in Longmont, CO, details here. 
    "How to Work with a Muralist" Workshop on May 7 - Register Here!
    Fun Facts: My taco obsession averages 7 meals/week.
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    Ep 163 Lisa Worley of Southern Yankee Designs with Deep in the Arts

    Ep 163 Lisa Worley of Southern Yankee Designs with Deep in the Arts

    Lisa Worley was born in upstate New York. Growing up, her mother was an interior designer and Faux finisher and Lisa would go to job sites with her and help her while getting hands-on experience. That’s where her passion for art and interior design began.
    Lisa has been a Master Faux Finisher for over 25 years. She studied abroad throughout Italy to learn the old master's techniques of a decorative faux finish. Lisa also studied the art of finishing with several well-respected artists in the industry from Gary Lord to Martin Allen Hirsch.
    In the late 90s, Lisa became a distributor and instructor for Faux Effects international and taught classes at her studio. A couple of years later, she went to a local college and studied interior design. One of her favorite things she learned in interior design was the theory of color. That made all the difference in the world for her. It opened her eyes to the endless possibilities of color combinations.
    Lisa’s business is very labor intensive. At 53, climbing on scaffolding and ladders over the years is starting to take a toll on certain parts of her body, but has inspired her to reinvent herself and her business.
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    Ep 162 with Sarah Berry of Sarah Berry & Co the Accidental Entrepreneur

    Ep 162 with Sarah Berry of Sarah Berry & Co the Accidental Entrepreneur

    Dionne Woods talks with Sarah Berry on the Paint Talks Podcast. Sarah is an entrepreneur, CEO, volunteer, and a support staff to her husband’s small business. But those are her official titles. The most important names she goes by are “mom, wife, daughter, sister," and "friend.”
    The most challenging, yet rewarding, capacity she has worked in, (just behind motherhood!), has been that of self-employment. Although she has had an entrepreneurial “spark” most of her life, she officially started her small business journey in January 2014, with absolutely no clue what she was doing! Practically by accident, she turned a recipe of elbow grease, blind faith, and a lot of late-night coffee-infused work sessions, into a thriving creative business.
    Though the roots of her business began with creating handmade goods, encouraging people to finally take action on the little voice that has been nudging them to “do something more,” is what really gets her going! There is a need for what we ALL have to offer, and in helping people bring a little beauty and creativity back into their lives, she hopes to inspire others to finally take the leap on their own dreams! Life it too short and too amazing to let it pass without taking a chance on yourself, and Sarah is like the best biz buddy you never knew you needed....until now!!
    Upcoming Events: Sarah is getting ready to launch a mini course about starting a business from your own kitchen table like she did 10 years ago! You can visit www.SarahBerryandCo.com for more information about how to get signed up. She has also just celebrated recently being published in Better Home and Gardens "Holiday Crafts" magazine for two years running, not to mention her most recent feature in "The Turquois Iris Journal!" So many reasons to celebrate!
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    Ep 161 Jen Cushman of Soul Stirring Retreats in the South of France

    Ep 161 Jen Cushman of Soul Stirring Retreats in the South of France

    Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller drawn to the imperfect, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic. She’s spent 25 years as a mixed-media artist and instructor, authored two jewelry-making books, appeared on numerous DIY television shows as a guest artist and has been widely published in national magazines. Currently, she is a contributing artist on the MadeTV maker network.
    When the pandemic hit, Jen followed her heart and started a new business called Soul Stir Magic to virtually work one-on-one with clients as an empathic intuitive, reiki energy practitioner and a creativity coach for women finally ready to release old stories and limiting beliefs that unconsciously hold them back from realizing their dreams.
    In 2023, Jen again followed her intuition and began Soul Stirring Retreats in the South of France, where she invites adventurous women to join her and world-class guest artist instructors on Art + Spirit retreats that re-ignites their passionate maker hearts and refreshes their spirit.
    Each Monday, at 11:11 am Arizona time, Jen hosts her Magic Mondays livestreams, where she teaches about personal growth, wellness, energy medicine or spirituality. She also does mini readings for a handful of her live viewers using her own Joy FULL Oracle Card Deck for Creatives, Healers and Feelers.
    Jen’s purpose is to guide women toward their inner knowing, which empowers them to radiate creativity, authenticity and happiness.
    Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Psychology, as well as a number of certifications including Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mental and Emotional Release® (MER), Hypnotherapy, Reiki Master/Teacher, Art Therapy Coach and Angel Tarot Card reader.
    Website Intuitive Energy Healer | Intuitive Readings | Workshops - Soul Stir Magic

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

klberg ,

So many inspiring stories

One of my favorite podcast. Dionne has a gift of sharing other artists’s creative stories and journeys. Each episode leaves me feeling motivated and empowered to push my creativity to bigger places and helps me feel like a part of a much larger and beautiful community

The Flowering Farmhouse ,

Truly An Inspiring Podcast

I love listening to Paint Talks. Dionne is a fabulous host and she invites such interesting and inspiring guests to join her on each episode. I learn so much from each episode and always look forward to the next. Thank you Dionne for bringing out the creative side in each of us!

CuriouslyCreative_21 ,

The best!

I put this podcast on auto play and listened to every single one. It’s amazing the stories these artist share. I am going to start getting the magazine next so I can see what I could not in the podcast. It has left me wanting more. Highly highly recommend!!!

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