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June 29, 2021

Sketchbooks with Mel and Sandi

What a gift to have Melanie Chadwick and Sandi Hester together in one episode to share their sketchbook practices! They talk abou…

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June 22, 2021

Amy Weil - Light

Amy Weil is a New York artist creating abstract encaustic paintings that parallel the cycles of nature. By spontaneously inscribi…

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June 15, 2021

Ginnie Cappaert - Color and Books

Ginnie Cappaert, known to her friends as the Queen of Play, is a full-time artist and owner of Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in D…

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June 8, 2021

Jenna Freimuth - Patterns

Jenna Freimuth is an illustrator and designer living in Minneapolis, building surface design patterns, stitching abstract embroid…

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June 1, 2021

Amy Jarvis - Eyes

Amy Jarvis is a painter whose keen sense of color and lighting gives her work a recognized grace and emotion. In addition to comm…

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May 25, 2021

Gill Edwards - Vessel Shapes

What do dental scalers, trowels, wooden butter pats, and a toilet brush all have in common? Gill Edwards uses all these tools is …

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May 4, 2021

Paula DeStefanis - European Travel

Paula DeStefanis is an artist, educator, co-founder of the non-profit arts organization North Shore Academy of the Arts, and dire…

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April 27, 2021

Melanie Chadwick - Faith & Spirituality

Melanie Chadwick describes her creative practice as playful, evolving and lively. Melanie talks about having an anchor in your li…

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April 20, 2021

Amy Maricle - Patterns in Nature

Amy Maricle is inspired by the connections between nature and art and adores patterns, paint, paper cutting, and putting it all t…

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April 13, 2021

Jo York - Walking

Jo York is a contemporary artist inspired by the landscape. She explores layers in the landscape and in paint, especially areas w…

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April 6, 2021

Iris Fritschi-Cussens - Searching for Feelings & Meaning Through Art

Iris Fritschi-Cussens is a London-based mixed media artist and recovering perfectionist. Her passion for art journaling for self-…

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March 30, 2021

Melissa Helene Mason - Details

Melissa Helene Mason is obsessed with details. She is a full-time scratchboard artist creating black and white, photo-realistic s…

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March 16, 2021

Caroline Storie - Supportive Communities & Creativity Chats

Caroline Storie, lover of polka dots and stripes, is a Brit living the Canadian life on Vancouver Island. Caroline makes stitched…

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March 9, 2021

Rachel Ho - Story

Rachel Ho is an extroverted ceramist from Northern Ireland living in England who has learned to embrace the solitary life of an a…

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March 2, 2021

Sandi Hester - Enjoying the Process

Sandi Hester is a painter who shares her unapologetic, creative, messy wholehearted life on her YouTube channel, Bits of An Artis…

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Feb. 23, 2021

Jo Payne - Big Skies and the Sea

Jo Payne lives on the North Devon coast in the UK surrounded by spectacular beaches, huge skies, and glorious coastal scenery. Sh…

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Feb. 16, 2021

Sue Asbury - Music & Long Distance Walks

Sue Asbury grew up in Liverpool and now lives at the edge of the Peak District. Abstract works are built up over many layers and …

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Feb. 9, 2021

Suzy Sharpe - Wild Birds

Suzy Sharpe’s practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture of landscape, wildlife, and animals with a contempor…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Emma Freeman - Textiles, Texture & Play

Emma Freeman works in many mediums including fibers, textiles, collage, book making, cyanotype, and drawing. Her art practice is …

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Jan. 26, 2021

Molly Meng - Scraps of Humanity

Molly Meng is a force for good - she’s an artist, teacher, collector, and storyteller. Molly is heavily influenced by a scrap of …

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Jan. 19, 2021

Julie VonDerVellen - Paper & Cooking Shows

Julie VonDerVellen is a Professor of design at Carroll College and paper artist who designs and creates paper clothes, shoes, tim…

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Dec. 15, 2020

Laj P. Waghray - Audio & Ideas

Documentary filmmaker Laj Waghray’s keen observation and deep listening skills are evident in her films. She produced and directe…

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Dec. 8, 2020

Krissy Stewart - Numbers, Diagrams & Shadows

How do you keep showing up when your insecurities live large? Krissy Stewart forces herself to go to the studio and just sketch o…

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Dec. 1, 2020

Stephanie Huellmann - Details and Transitions

Stephanie Huellmann, a self-taught artist from Germany, takes natural materials and found objects and sews them on by hand for he…

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