From graphic designer to full-time artist, Hollie Chastain is now knee-deep in found book covers and A LOT of gel medium. (bonus: a hilariously mortifying phone anxiety love story)
This is the craziest story I've had on the podcast yet. I'm talking to New York based artist, Rachel Ryle, about her animated Instagram feed that changed her life in a matter of weeks. Seriously.
Today's theme, while talking to Portland based artist Lisa Golightly, ended up being "if it scares you, do it" ... which included Lisa agreeing to be on the podcast! We decided to record in the evening, with a cocktail ... so that helped.
A talented artist and a teacher with so much wise, artsy advice. Today I'm talking to Mark Bradley-Shoup about making your studio time a priority, his OCD use of tape, and a dog that looks like Phyllis Diller.
Today I'm talking to interior designer and art lover, Robert Novogratz. He and his wife Cortney design amazing spaces, host TV shows, write books, and oh yes, they also have seven kids. We're chatting about his collection, how he chooses art for clients, and a $50,000 tape measure.
On today's episode, I'm talking to Lisa Congdon - she is self-taught (she didn't even pick up a paint brush until her early 30's), and is now a full-time artist, illustrator, and author! She shares one of her very first paintings EVER, and we talk about the ins and outs of "imposter syndrome".
I'm talking to Vincent Serritella, a very talented, highly trained (and generous) artist who, somewhere along the way, also taught himself to be an animation effects specialist. We're chatting about free drawings, a bizarre artsy family tree connection, and the inside scoop about working on PIXAR'S latest film, 'Inside Out'!
Today I'm talking to Philadelphia based illustrator and hand-lettering master, Mary Kate McDevitt. We talk about the best letters to draw, quotes from Ned Flanders, and we even have a little hand-lettering assignment for you at the end!
Window displays, gold leaf vs. nose breath, scaffolding made from foam core, OCD, and an artsy love story. Vancouver based artist Ben Skinner and I cover it ALL.
From blowing things up in the kiln to balancing art and motherhood, American ceramicist Amanda Smith seems to handle all of it with a Zen-like ease. Fingers crossed that Ira will have coffee with us!
My guest today is Kansas City based artist Peregrine Honig. We talk about her latest sassy series, her trip to China, and one of my favorite subjects - reality TV - because she actually was on a reality TV show!
In this episode of ART FOR YOUR EAR, my guest is New York based artist Trey Speegle. Paint-by-numbers, drag queens, Andy Warhol's grave, and Shark Week. Seriously. We talk about all of those things.
In this episode of ART FOR YOUR EAR, I'm talkin' comfort zones, champagne, and Johnny Depp with LA-based photographer Stephanie Vovas ... grab a glass of "creative juice", sit back, and relax!
So excited to finally speak in person to one of my collage idols! We cover art techniques, ransom notes, scandalous drawings from his youth, and I even sneak in a "get to know you" speed round at the end - I hope you like it!
In this episode (the very first episode!) I ask one of my favorite artists – Philadelphia based Martha Rich – all of the questions I’ve been piling up for her over the years ... turns out we both have a thing for reality TV and thrift shops. Oh, and if you really want to make your weekend interesting, I propose taking a shot of something every time I say "That is AMAZING!” Note to self: Get a thesaurus.