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The Jealous Curator : ART FOR YOUR EAR

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ART FOR YOUR EAR brings you stories from some of my favorite contemporary artists. When I studied Art History, the best part was, well, the gossip. I loved finding out why artists did certain things, what was going on in their personal lives, and beh...Show More

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HEATHER LENZ : infinite passion

52:22 | Nov 24th, 2018

Yayoi Kusama. Can you imagine not only meeting her, but getting to spend time with her - over years - while making a documentary about her incredible life? Well, that is exactly what American filmmaker Heather Lenz did.

SEONNA HONG : peeling paint

1:15:06 | Nov 17th, 2018

Episode number 150! I'm celebrating this milestone with LA based painter Seonna Hong by talking about process, day jobs, Care Bears, tiger lilies, and happy accidents.

RICHARD HOLLAND : the tea boys see mermaids

1:21:19 | Nov 10th, 2018

From a 45-year career of building art for the movies, to a brand new career of building art for himself. Richard Holland is my guest (and PS he worked on The Princess Bride. The. Princess. Bride!!!)

KELSIE GRAZIER : white noise

1:15:42 | Nov 3rd, 2018

An audio podcast with a Deaf artist? Yep. Sound waves, gestural strokes, and the story of an artist who lost and then found her hearing. Canadian Kelsie Grazier is my guest.

TREY SPEEGLE : warhol ephemera

1:32:58 | Oct 20th, 2018

Third time lucky! Yes, this is the third time I've had New York based artist Trey Speegle on the podcast. We've covered his childhood, the 80's in New York, and everything in between ... but today we're talking about Andy Warhol!

OLA VOLO : there's no time to be shy

1:14:29 | Oct 13th, 2018

Big walls, a visual vocabulary inspired by a rich ethnic background, and a Google search that would change the course of her life. (FYI, it was: "Where are the tallest people in the world?"). Montreal based, Kazakhstan born artist Ola Volo is my gues...Show More

ANNIE KEVANS : the recording of art history

1:19:29 | Oct 6th, 2018

From a super weird private school and her passion for women in art history, to Andy Warhol in drag and jumping off cliffs - portrait painter Annie Kevans is my guest today.

CHARLES WILKIN : a mental list of dangerous things

1:33:51 | Sep 29th, 2018

When you meet a self-described "Artist & Beekeeper" you invite them onto your podcast immediately. Yep, New York based designer, collage artist - and beekeeper - Charles Wilkin is my fabulous guest.

CAYCE ZAVAGLIA : petrified and totally excited

1:06:07 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Embroidery. True story. Cayce Zavaglia is a painter who now uses stitches instead of brushstrokes - A LOT of stitches.

SHANNON D TAYLOR : everything shiny

1:18:08 | Sep 15th, 2018

Sparkly stars, rainbows, mermaids, and a land full o' fairies! Shannon D. Taylor is an artist, a teacher, and a restorer of all things magical. She also paints on saws sometimes.

SARA KHAN : mythology and mounds of soil

1:27:10 | Sep 8th, 2018

Season number three is kicking off with the talented and hilarious Sara Khan. We're talking about homemade mythology and taking small watercolors onto big walls for her first mural festival. We also cover important topics such as giving birth to kitt...Show More

CJ HENDRY : petrol. rent. snacks.

1:08:44 | Jun 9th, 2018

Fun Facts: CJ Hendry sold her entire wardrobe to buy drawing supplies, her favorite color is white, and she swears like a sailor ... yes, I loved her immediately.

ESTHER PEARL WATSON AND MARK TODD : playing jenga under a fool moon

1:20:01 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Two LA based artists for the price of one! Married couple Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd are talking about art, teaching, parenting - and clearly, I had to find out who made the first move.

EKATERINA POPOVA : from pancakes to painting

1:24:00 | May 26th, 2018

A painter of everyday messiness, the founder/editor of Create Magazine, and a soon-to-be host of her own podcast (that involves drinking with artists). Yep, we're day-drinking and interviewing each other!

DOUG MEYER : mowing lawns and making art

1:24:10 | May 19th, 2018

Comparing creativity to mowing lawns, living inside a work of art, and a brand new book about creative heroes who lost their lives to AIDS. New York based artist, designer, and general creative genius Doug Meyer is my guest.

CLARE CELESTE BORSCH : dreaming of tigers

1:20:38 | May 12th, 2018

When a tiger tells you to make the jump into being a full-time collage artist, you listen! Berlin-based American artist (and citizen of the world), Clare Celeste Borsch is my guest today.

ASHLEY LONGSHORE : an artrepreneur's fempire

1:08:27 | May 5th, 2018

Brace yourself because you're in for a hilarious, inspiring, glittery, curse-filled adventure! New Orleans based artist and artrepreneur, Ashley Longshore is my guest today.

KAYLEE DALTON : mixing magic

59:45 | Apr 28th, 2018

Paint, wax, fabric, bits of watercolor paintings, gouache, and probably a bunch of other things I'm missing - clearly the term "mixed media" isn't quite enough for the work of American artist Kaylee Dalton.

JANNA WATSON : finding wildness

1:00:25 | Apr 21st, 2018

From being the daughter of a pastor in a town of 700, to a full-time abstract painter in downtown Toronto ... Janna Watson is my guest today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : stuff like that and quilts, ya know

1:05:54 | Apr 14th, 2018

Oil pastel drawings that have become quilts, and some insane stories about bar patrons and pickles. The dichotomy that is Terrence Payne on the podcast today. Brace yourself.

SUSANNAH MONTAGUE : enjoy the now

1:20:45 | Apr 7th, 2018

Porcelain baby bubbles, smoking Kewpie dolls, and life size ghosts with flowery breath. AND, we recorded all of that craziness live at Club Kwench in Victoria, BC. Listen to Susannah Montague and me interview each other!

STINA PERSSON : buckling can be beautiful

55:10 | Mar 31st, 2018

Washy ink, cut paper, and clients like Vogue and Hermes - Swedish artist/illustrator Stina Persson is my guest today. ps. I also asked if Swedish people actually shop at IKEA. They do.

ROBERT TOWNSEND : my indiana muse

1:28:29 | Mar 24th, 2018

A lifelong painting series, a beautiful film, mid-century Americana, and donuts! Painter Robert Townsend is my guest today!

MICHELLE KINGDOM : where our happiness lives

53:20 | Mar 17th, 2018

Telling elaborate stories with meticulously stitched thread. Well, that can only mean one thing - you asked and I listened - LA based artist Michelle Kingdom is my guest today!

AMY SHERALD : use it or lose it

52:37 | Mar 10th, 2018

Not many artists have documented a piece of American history for the Smithsonian. Amy Sherald has. Oh, and she also used to be a bouncer at a bar.

AIMEE HENNY BROWN : foxes 'n' hedgehogs

1:31:29 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Curious like a fox, but she digs deep like a hedgehog - going big, experimenting with paper, and terrible haircuts - getting into allllll of it with Aimee Henny Brown.

PIPPA YOUNG : free to be

51:30 | Feb 24th, 2018

Late starts, self-doubt, the Goldfinch, and being "free to be whatever". Cornwall based painter Pippa Young is my guest today.

EUGENIA LOLI : a gift

52:34 | Feb 17th, 2018

Computer science, backend databases, and an illness that changed everything. Collage artist Eugenia Loli is my guest on this episode.

WENDY KAWABATA : paintings, pinholes, and pina coladas

48:53 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Today's episode is all about paintings, pinholes, and pina coladas! I'm in Maui and I'm talking to Hawaii based artist/teacher Wendy Kawabata. Aloha!

LISA WRIGHT : really looking

59:45 | Jan 27th, 2018

Historically inspired, lace-covered figures by the lovely, talented, inspiring, Cornwall-based painter Lisa Wright.

SETH CLARK : on the brink

56:30 | Jan 20th, 2018

Paper, wood, shingles, more paper ... houses in disrepair that are absolutely gorgeous. Sculptor and collage artist Seth Clark is my guest.

FAYTHE LEVINE : never say never

1:00:37 | Jan 13th, 2018

Photographer, filmmaker, installation artist, curator, maker, and general renaissance woman - Faythe Levine is my guest today.

DAN LAM : ugly beautiful

58:26 | Jan 6th, 2018

Drips, spikes, blobs, sploots, and sparkly crystals - yep, that means Texas based artist Dan Lam is on the podcast!

ANDY J PIZZA : make waves instead of going with the flow

1:21:02 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Artist, illustrator, writer, speaker, podcaster, father, vivid dreamer, Boyz II Men fan club president, and former sandwich artist. Andy J. Miller, aka Andy J. Pizza, is my guest.

RACHEL DENNY : yak friends

53:42 | Dec 16th, 2017

Animal sculptures covered in cashmere, pennies, mirrors, and more. Also, she owns four REAL yaks. Portland based artist Rachel Denny is my guest.

VICTORIA VILLASANA : restless curiosity

51:23 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Portraits, embroidery, and street art ... well that's one of the best combinations I've ever seen! I am thrilled to be talking to Mexican artist Victoria Villasana.

AMBER COWAN : crashing the kiln

1:08:47 | Nov 25th, 2017

Piles of broken vintage glass, milky colors, lots of fire, and so many teeny tiny bits of glass assembled into gorgeous sculptures, wall hangings, and installations. American glass artist Amber Cowan is my guest.

LEE BOYD : falling off the pencil

1:14:19 | Nov 18th, 2017

Today is all about graphite and animals ... and ceramics, jewelry, stone masonry, teaching, free art, TV shows, celebrity chefs, leprechauns, and a whole bunch of other stuff. Irish artist Lee Boyd is my guest.

MONIKA FORSBERG : no one ever wants ducks

1:09:32 | Nov 11th, 2017

Ducks, cats, dinosaurs, googling "how to make a perfect flat white", oh, and art - Monika Forsberg (aka Walkyland) and I are talking about all of that and more.

DAISY PATTON : nostalgia, lots of research ... and a ghost

1:22:02 | Nov 4th, 2017

A poorly timed diagnosis, a love of history, large-scale mixed media, AND a spooky ghost story ... gah, I have chills already. American artist Daisy Patton is my guest.

LINDSAY ARNOLD : what's the why

1:08:43 | Oct 21st, 2017

Talking to Lindsay Arnold about her insane doily paintings, trying to find "the why" behind our art, working with amazing mentors, and cat costumes.

SEAN WILLIAM RANDALL : balance, brushstrokes, burning cars

1:10:06 | Oct 14th, 2017

Burning cars flying across the Canadian Prairies, teeny tiny brushstrokes on really big canvases, 'The Tragically Hip', and a life-threatening prospecting trip. All of it. Sean William Randall is my guest.

MARIKO PATERSON : the hustle is real

43:45 | Oct 7th, 2017

Wonder Woman, Luchadors, custom-made ceramic urns - and that's just the tip of the iceberg! Canadian ceramicist Mariko Paterson, aka Forage Studios, is my guest today.

HEATHER DAY : inconvenient spots along rivers

1:01:20 | Sep 30th, 2017

Poured paint, intuition, buckets of water, intention, abstract plein air, reflection, and some very fond memories of smelly markers! San Francisco based artist Heather Day is my guest today.

CHARLOTTE KEATES : nothing in nature clashes

48:59 | Sep 23rd, 2017

Architecture, nature, epic trips in small vans, and wise words from grandmothers - London based painter Charlotte Keates is my guest today.

ANNE SIEMS : showers and shamanism

1:08:21 | Sep 16th, 2017

'Squirrel Boy' and Season No.2 of ART FOR YOUR EAR? Perfect! I'm kicking things off with the ghostly dresses, strange animals, delicate faces of the incredibly talented Anne Siems!

SUMMER CAMP 5 : bad art 'n good snacks

20:35 | Jun 24th, 2017

Today's project involves bad art, good friends, and delicious snacks ... win, win, win.

SUMMER CAMP 4 : captured through collage

17:46 | Jun 17th, 2017

Today's project is about capturing the essence of your favorite place through collage. If that place is Venice, your collage could win you a week's tuition at an art academy in Venice this summer. Just sayin.

SUMMER CAMP 3 : unconventional and absurd

19:02 | Jun 3rd, 2017

We're heading to the grocery store for our art supplies this week. (Feel free to buy ingredients for s'mores while you're there!)

SUMMER CAMP 2 : the first mark

17:54 | May 27th, 2017

Week 2 of AFYE Summer Camp is all about making the first mark, or better yet, getting someone else to do it!

SUMMER CAMP 1 : au naturel

15:38 | May 20th, 2017

Everything a good summer camp should have: art projects, new friends, and gossip! Project number one is all about daily habits.

MANDO MARIE : see you through it

50:56 | May 13th, 2017

Ahh, spray paint never looked so sweet. I am beyond thrilled to have American artist Mando Marie as my guest for the final episode of AFYE Season One, and I have to say, it's feeling very 'full circle' for me. Take a listen to find out why.

ZEMER PELED : suitcase full of shards

57:57 | May 6th, 2017

Imagine if you will, a little girl growing up on a kibbutz in Israel who now travels the world - her suitcase filled with tiny hammers and shards of colorful ceramics. Well, no need to imagine because I've got her on the podcast! Zemer Peled is my gu...Show More

NETTIE WAKEFIELD : bit of a pencil snob

48:05 | Apr 29th, 2017

The moral of this episode - show your work to random people in pubs because it could be life changing. London based artist, and self-described 'pencil snob', Nettie Wakefield is my insanely talented guest today.

MEGHAN HILDEBRAND : m is for mysterious

59:12 | Apr 22nd, 2017

How do you make big white canvases less scary? Paint them pink! Magical forests, pattern-covered mountains, Sasquatches, small towns, a question about beaver tails, AND a fellow Canadian ... painter Meghan Hildebrand is my guest today.

BRIAN DONNELLY : fire, failure, and fatty snacks

1:38:57 | Apr 15th, 2017

Painting ... AND hand sanitizer, turpentine, giant BIC lighters, axe throwing, chips 'n dip, Degrassi Junior High, Robert Bateman, and constantly taking risks. Yep, that almost covers my chat with Toronto artist Brian Donnelly.

ANNA HOYLE : humor, how-tos, and hindsight

47:20 | Apr 8th, 2017

Funny art - combine that with hand-lettering, gouache, and some tacky cats and I'm all IN. Melbourne based artist Anna Hoyle is my guest today.

MOLLY HATCH : an opportunistic optimist

1:20:51 | Apr 1st, 2017

Functional ceramics that can be found on shelves in lovely stores around the world, AND breathtaking installation art that hangs in galleries around the world ... yes, all of it's created by the same artist. Molly Hatch is my guest today.

CAT SETO : a cat in paris

1:09:50 | Mar 25th, 2017

Artist, designer, shop owner, author, and mother Cat Seto is my sleep-deprived guest today. She loves her home in San Francisco, but I'm quite certain that her heart belongs to Paris ... and its pastries!

JENNY BROWN : starting from square one. again.

55:55 | Mar 18th, 2017

Full-circle moments, loops in life, and starting over ... even when you thought you were done. Also, delicate jellyfish alien creatures. Rhode Island based artist Jenny Brown is my guest today.

SAMANTHA FIELDS : if i'm in the zone, leave me alone.

1:03:49 | Mar 11th, 2017

My first thought was, "Wow, amazing photographs!" ... until I realized that they were paintings. LA artist Samantha Fields airbrushes layers and layers and layers of misty paint to create the most ethereal, absolutely stunning paintings that will lea...Show More

AARON SMITH : no excuses, no regrets ... lots of beards

1:06:02 | Mar 4th, 2017

Cool, smart, funny, generous, and passionate - LA based artist Aaron Smith is all of those things. He also has an amazing beard, as do most of his gorgeous, large-scale, candy-hued paintings!

LORI LARUSSO : cucumber shamu

56:26 | Feb 25th, 2017

Banana dolphins, half-eaten birthday cakes, and bourbon with a twist! I'm getting the inside scoop on the paintings of Lori Larusso - cute and funny on the outside, thoughtful and clever on the inside. Yum!

NAOMI VONA : a fearless act

56:56 | Feb 18th, 2017

Found images covered in dots, masks, tape, paint - and under all of that, an artist who found herself through working with those found images. Italian artist Naomi Vona is my guest today.

ELISE MORRIS : inevitably, it changes

1:01:36 | Feb 11th, 2017

I've always imagined Elise Morris lying in the grass, under a sun-dappled tree with the California breeze dancing through the leaves. I guess we're going to find out if that's how she actually works. Or not!

JAY DART : greetings from yawnder

1:09:04 | Jan 28th, 2017

Today we're taking a little trip into the woods, to a magical place called Yawnder. I'm talking to Canadian drawist {that's an artist who draws}, Jay Dart.

NATALIE BAXTER : warm guns 'n bloated flags

53:22 | Jan 21st, 2017

Beautiful, funny, smart, and yes, very timely. I'm talking to Kentucky-born, Brooklyn-based artist Natalie Baxter about quilts, tassel-covered guns, and sparkly gold flags.

CLAIRE BREWSTER : more love, less fear

55:07 | Jan 14th, 2017

From a little girl cutting kittens and saucepans out of magazines at the kitchen table, to a full-time artist using those same {although honed} cutting skills to cover gallery walls with lace-like birds. London based Claire Brewster is my guest.

JANE DENTON : simply complex

52:22 | Jan 7th, 2017

Beautiful colors, clean designs, and perfect stitching. On this episode I'm calling embroidery artist Jane Denton in summery New Zealand, from wintery Canada.

JUDI CUMMING : hey, mama

49:15 | Dec 24th, 2016

Some of my earliest memories are of my mother painting at the table, getting ready for shows, and of course, letting me use all of her materials! Today, on Christmas Eve, I'm talking to Judi Cumming, AKA my mom.

SHANNON RANKIN : not enough hours in the day

48:26 | Dec 17th, 2016

Maps, vellum, more maps, constantly pushing yourself, and pizza ... in that order. I'm talking to American artist Shannon Rankin who is currently at a residency in Roswell, New Mexico.

TREY SPEEGLE : changing the rules

1:04:18 | Dec 10th, 2016

Paint-by-numbers, words of wisdom, Art Basel, and a summer job as a pig. I'm talking to the always entertaining New York based artist Trey Speegle for the second time, because once was NOT enough.

ESZTER BURGHARDT : lands of wool and cake

48:04 | Dec 3rd, 2016

Stunning landscapes created using Icelandic wool, chocolate cake, and blue milk! Canadian-Hungarian artist Eszter Burghardt is my lovely guest today.

BUNNIE REISS : a disciplined free spirit

53:26 | Nov 26th, 2016

Murals, cosmic animal gloves, and goosebump-inducing wisdom. Yep, just a taste of my conversation with LA-based artist Bunnie Reiss. PS, I want my name to be Bunnie.

LISA CONGDON : imposters, egos, inner critics ... LIVE in portland

1:02:57 | Nov 19th, 2016

Seventy-seven episodes in, today is something brand new ... this was recorded at an event in Portland last week! Lisa Congdon and I hanging out at Hand-Eye Supply with a live audience. We talked imposter syndrome, ego, inner critics, and well, ART.

KRISTEN MARTINCIC : a passion for process

50:31 | Nov 12th, 2016

Refreshing water, lovely pools, and paper swimsuits ... yeah, hand-sewn paper swimsuits! Sigh. I'm chatting with American artist Kristen Martincic about her passion for process, Japanese paper, and life as a new mother.

TONYA CORKEY : experiments, risks ... and dryer lint

47:07 | Nov 5th, 2016

I've talked to artists who work with hand-made paint, fresh flowers, tiny glass tiles, and delicate paper - but this is a new one. Lint. AKA dryer fluff. Canadian artist Tonya Corkey is my talented guest today.

ASHLEY GOLDBERG : patterns 'n positive passwords

44:13 | Oct 29th, 2016

If you loved Etsy when there were only a few people on it, you'll know my guest! Weird little critters, vibrant patterns, and the positive passwords that helped her along the way. Today is all about the evolution of "ashley g" to "Ashley Goldberg".

MARTA SPENDOWSKA : starting in the background

47:26 | Oct 22nd, 2016

Psychics, art happening in the background, and paths that were meant to be! Polish-born, US-based artist and illustrator Marta Spendowska is my lovely guest today.

MARTHA RICH : arma-dino

52:16 | Oct 15th, 2016

Inner critics, pantyhose, and the possibility that armadillos are actually dinosaurs that still roam our planet. Yes, this is what Martha Rich and I are talking about today.

TERRENCE PAYNE : pastels, perfection, and prince

58:47 | Oct 8th, 2016

Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps ... yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne is my guest today.

JIM BACHOR : ancient art ... and potholes

1:01:10 | Oct 1st, 2016

Ancient art meets the mean streets of Chicago, well, the potholes anyway. Jim Bachor and I are talking about his gorgeous mosaic work, his 85 year old lookout, and me possibly dressing up as Jim for Halloween.

RYAN HESHKA : pinups, pulp, comics, and canadiana

58:38 | Sep 24th, 2016

Mean girls, "Mystery Twins", and so much perfect found paper I can hardly stand it! Vancouver based artist/illustrator Ryan Heshka and I also covered important topics like underage drinking in barns on the Canadian Prairies.

TINA BERNING : step-by-step. every day.

56:18 | Sep 17th, 2016

"Drawings are like wine - they need time to develop." Lovely words from a very talented, smart, poetic, funny artist who I might just have a major girl crush on. Berlin-based artist/illustrator Tina Berning is on the podcast, and I'm pinching myself.

KATE ROHDE : don't discount small opportunities

57:00 | Sep 10th, 2016

Reimagining natural history, dealing with lulls, and making art with an insane amount of candy-colored resin. Melbourne-based sculptor Kate Rohde is my guest today.

SANDRA ETEROVIC : i guess i better be an artist now

58:08 | Sep 3rd, 2016

Hilarious things painted on wood in a folksy, yet modern way. Melbourne artist Sandra Eterovic studied Art History, then designed rude underpants, and finally made the scary jump to full-time artist ... her inner critic had an opinion about that.

CATHERINE GRAFFAM : cheesiness aside, art gave me purpose

1:09:04 | Aug 27th, 2016

Teen angst, pink hair, and finding art in the nick of time. Catherine is a transgender woman and her self portraits, sometimes sad but always beautiful, have been evolving right along with her.

AMANDA BRAZIER : red bank red is from my yard

48:41 | Aug 20th, 2016

Clay from the yard, rocks from the side of the road, and random bits of slate all turned into paint! Amanda Brazier and I are talking about getting back to basics. We also talk about ice cream and running quite a bit.

ALI CAVANAUGH : modern frescoes and micro evolutions

1:07:36 | Aug 13th, 2016

Watercolor frescoes painted on clay-coated panels, suitcases FULL of striped socks, and a mutual love for Swatch watches. American artist Ali Cavanaugh is my lovely guest today.

REBECCA LOUISE LAW : painting with flowers

59:30 | Aug 6th, 2016

Thousands of flowers, hanging like suspended gardens, on ceilings all over the world. London based artist Rebecca Louise Law traded in painting for installation, and found her happy place.

EMILY BARLETTA : art. therapy.

52:53 | Jul 30th, 2016

Embroidery, crochet, and an incredible story about how Emily Barletta used art as therapy when she was diagnosed with a spinal disease at age 12.

KATHARINE MORLING : drawing with porcelain

47:25 | Jul 23rd, 2016

Wonky black and white drawings ... that happen to be made of porcelain!? I'm peeking behind the curtain to figure out how London based Katharine Morling does what she does.

REBECCA CHAPERON : magical portals and secret painting parties

47:19 | Jul 16th, 2016

Mysterious landscapes, strange little girls, and what I can only assume to be a lot of empty tubes of black paint! Vancouver based Rebecca Chaperon is my lovely guest today.

ERIN M RILEY : comfortable in my skin

57:58 | Jul 9th, 2016

Large-scale, detailed, beautifully woven tapestries ... and nude selfies. Erin M. Riley's work is a powerful, and slightly uncomfortable, way to slow down {literally} and take a closer look at social media, feminism, and sex.

JAIME ROVENSTINE : jellyfish in a trifle

59:21 | Jul 2nd, 2016

Abstract worlds that look like they're made of candy - yum! Jaime Rovenstine and I are talking about making art a full-time job {while already having a full-time job}, motherhood, and ice cream from unicorns. For real.

GUNJAN AYLAWADI : take your pleasure seriously

50:23 | Jun 25th, 2016

Paper woven into intricate tapestries by a self-taught artist who claims that she is, "not a very patient person". Uh-huh. India-born, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi is my funny, inspiring, lovely guest today.

SALLY TAYLOR : a giant game of telephone ... with art

1:04:39 | Jun 18th, 2016

She is the creator of a huge, rich, very involved creative project called "Consenses" ... oh, and just wait till you hear who her parents are!

KIRSTIN LAMB : cute and poisonous

48:18 | Jun 11th, 2016

A library of painted "props" that Kirstin Lamb uses to create her own still life scenes, and a detailed glossary to go with it. Be still my organization-loving heart!

RACHEL CASTLE : castle in the car

54:49 | Jun 4th, 2016

Favorite TV shows, her previous life in PR, dirty words in Australia that mean something completely different in Canada - all of this and more from Rachel Castle's car. For real.

SCOTT LISTFIELD : astronauts and dinosaurs

59:23 | May 28th, 2016

Boston based artist Scott Listfield likes astronauts. A lot. His oil paintings are gorgeous and full of pop-culture goodness - and he's hilarious. Perfect combination!

ZOE PAWLAK : chance favors those in motion

39:58 | May 21st, 2016

Not only is this a great quote, it's also a perfect description of how Canadian painter Zoe Pawlak lives her life. Artist, entrepreneur, mother, and taco-lover.

LOLA DONOGHUE : lola, don’t be precious

1:02:51 | May 14th, 2016

VICTORY! It took until episode 50 but I finally convinced Irish artist Lola Donoghue to come on the podcast. Her work is gorgeous, her story is inspiring, and her accent is THE BEST.

ARIS MOORE : big mouths, ukuleles ... but no chins

58:41 | May 7th, 2016

An amazing artist, a recent MFA graduate, a full-time middle school art teacher, and a single mother of twins - phewf. I was so excited to talk to Aris Moore. So excited, in fact, that I forgot to hit record.

AMANDA HAPPE : defiance is my favorite motivator

51:36 | Apr 30th, 2016

Designer by day, artist all the time. I'm talking to Toronto based Amanda Happe. Her work is gorgeous and she is so insightful on the topic of creativity - great combination!

BROOKS SALZWEDEL : who doesn't like a dinosaur

35:33 | Apr 23rd, 2016

Layers and layers of graphite drawings, and who knows what else, all trapped in carefully poured resin. I'm asking Brooks Salzwedel about the how, what, and why behind his ethereal work. Watch for dinosaurs.

SARAH GEE MILLER : organizing the fray

1:24:41 | Apr 16th, 2016

From a life-altering accident at 15, to finding her way to an art career decades later, this was such a lovely and inspiring talk with Sarah Gee Miller. The only thing missing - coffee and blueberry muffins.

JOËL PENKMAN : it began with biscuits

36:10 | Apr 9th, 2016

Joël Penkman's food paintings are absolutely stunning, but imagine my delight when I found out that they're actually painted with food too ... well, kinda. How's that for a tease?!

NIKE SCHROEDER : nothing is a mistake

41:42 | Apr 2nd, 2016

Miles and miles of thread, porcelain, sometimes a bit of paint, more thread ... and the fact that "nothing is a mistake".

ANDREA D'AQUINO : discipline ... and a bit of chance

48:02 | Mar 26th, 2016

Found bits and pieces of wonderfulness with New York based artist Andrea D'Aquino. We talked about being disciplined in the studio {ie., getting in there and doing the work}, but also about the importance of happy accidents.

CAMILLA ENGMAN : distant friends

33:44 | Mar 19th, 2016

So many of you have asked if I could interview this amazing artist, and I've finally delivered! I'm talking to Swedish artist Camilla Engman. She was nervous about her English, but I assured her it was much better than my Swedish!

STEPHANIE K CLARK : painting with thread

36:35 | Mar 12th, 2016

I'm talking to Utah based artist Stephanie K. Clark about "painting with thread", art vs. craft, and our shared fascination with peeking into people's windows at night ... don't judge us.