14 episodes

A podcast about making art for you, because you love the way you feel when you are creating and you just want more of that feeling.

Show Up or Shut Up with Wendy Solganik Wendy Solganik

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

A podcast about making art for you, because you love the way you feel when you are creating and you just want more of that feeling.

    Roxanne Padgett is THE Collage Fodder Kween!

    Roxanne Padgett is THE Collage Fodder Kween!

    Roxanne Padgett has been creating stuff and making messes since she was 4 or 5 years old using whatever materials she could find around the house. Usually it was paper, magazines, old books, tape, glue and items collected from nature. She does the same thing today but now we call it "Mixed Media". She believes that everyone is creative and she loves to support her as well as others' creative process. Roxanne’s personal motto is "Fear No Color.” The play and process is more important to her than the product.
    Roxanne is the Creative Director at the Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, Ca. She teaches adult art classes in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the United States. She is also the author of "Acrylics techniques in Mixed Media: Layer, Scribble, Stencil, Stamp” published by North Light books. Find her on Instagram @roxpadgett.

    • 58 min
    Melanie April is Figuring Out Art and Life

    Melanie April is Figuring Out Art and Life

    Melanie April is a curious, creative thinker who likes to tinker with water and color.
    She enjoys a quiet life in southwest Florida.
    Nature and the mystical are constant inspirations for her paintings and life. Color is her guide. She aspires to have her work and classes make people feel good and remember the simple and beautiful things that are all around us. In this way, she considers it her life's work and calling.
    Find Melanie at
    www.MelanieAprilArt.com
    Instagram: @MelanieAprilArt

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Leaca Young Lives in the Wild with Her Art Journals

    Leaca Young Lives in the Wild with Her Art Journals

    Creativity has always been a large part of Leaca’s* life. She believes that everyone is a creative, some people just have not discovered their passion yet. Her goal is to share the message, “Go Forth and Create!”

    Mixed media is her love. She thrives on the freedom of working in any Leaca combines watercolor, ink, acrylics, fabrics-everything is fair game.

    Living in Alaska, Leaca is surrounded by beauty. She finds the scenery and the people equally inspiring. The world is endlessly providing inspiration and her mission is to take full advantage. Leaca’s favorites include color, nature, family, books, people and so much more.

    *Pronounced Lisa Find Leaca on Instagram
    @leacayoungart

    • 58 min
    Ali Manning is an Outstanding Bookarts Teacher

    Ali Manning is an Outstanding Bookarts Teacher

    Ali has been blogging about paper crafts and book arts since the internet dark ages of 2007. Teaching others to express their creativity through handmade books is her greatest joy. She believes that anyone can create a handmade book and it shouldn’t require expensive tools or equipment. Her students appreciate the way she breaks down the most complicated bookbinding projects into manageable and easy steps. Working from her studio in a converted textile mill in Massachusetts, she has taught thousands of students via her blog, Vintage Page Designs, in person and with her latest online adventure, The Handmade Book Club. Her work has been featured in Somerset Studio, Take Ten, Paper Crafts Magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors.
    https://www.handmadebookclub.com/
    https://vintagepagedesigns.com
    http://instagram.com/vintagepagedesigns/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Aimee Bishop is a Sharer of Techniques

    Aimee Bishop is a Sharer of Techniques

    Aimee is a lifelong creative and maker. Finding solace and healing within the pages of her own journal she decided that sharing this most precious process with others was one of her greatest passions. She has hosted in person gatherings and workshops, taught online and built 2 beautiful and nurturing public studio spaces where people could come and explore mixed media art and community as a healing modality. A self professed “art cheerleader” she is gifted at making art accessible to all. Aimee believes Art is a sacred form of self expression and in its purest form it is your truest emotion and a most powerful act of self love. Find Amy on Instagram @aimeeirel
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aimeeirel/
    Website https://aimeeirel.com

    • 52 min
    Seth Apter is a Mixed Media Grunge Master

    Seth Apter is a Mixed Media Grunge Master

    Join Wendy and Seth as they discuss Seth’s 20 year journey as a prolific mixed media artist and then traveling instructor. You can find Seth at http://Seth Apter.com and Wendy at http://willawanders.carrd.co

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

cwchappell ,

Loving it!

Wendy, don’t change a thing!❤️

annateklastufio ,

Yowza!

Best art podcast I’ve heard in a LONG time! Great interviews, good conversation, awesome guests - approachable, real. Wendy has a gift. If you love mixed media, drop what you’re doing and listen to this right now.

MuseMom ,

Great discussion

Wendy, I felt as if you were talking to me! I was fretting I was trying too many artsy things from watercolor to sculpting and everything in between and you validated my exploration. Can’t wait to hear more!

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