August 29, 2019
Now Live!! My interview with June Krisko -Digital Artist from Haliburton, Ontario - Episode 23
"You learn to be creative in the moment…"
What a fabulous time I had chatting with Artist June Krisko! I've long been fascinated with her digital sketch art and in this episode June shared how and why she creates it.
Living off the grid isn't the first thing you might expect when you're talking with a digital artist. Especially as having reliable tech tools and Internet are quite important. In fact, you might think of going off-grid only when you wanted to take a break from your digital creative tools and online life. For June, it's the complete opposite… it's part and parcel of her life.
Following her decision to live off-grid to see a different part of Canada and still make art, June learned to live creatively in the moment and take much of what might throw most of us in her stride. And you'll hear how she makes it work. It was great to learn how her art, which she creates using her phone and a nifty App called Autodesk Sketch Book came about and developed and how she adapted to her environment and became more and more prolific, with an upcoming exhibition in the works. June is also exploring painting on birch bark and truly bring more of nature into her art.
Listen to our fascinating conversation where June shares her thoughts on:
- Being inspired by buried feelings and allowing that inspiration to come through and in her artistic expression
- Trusting her intuition and becoming an artist…
- Managing depression and her mental health, and the impact on her creativity and art...
- The advantages and challenges of being a digital artist living completely off the grid…
- Benefits of social media…
- Her tips and words of wisdom for creatives
- And so much more!
I was inspired by our very enlightening conversation and I think you will be too - and it may even make you appreciate some things we often take for granted in our connected, always-on world.
Find June's digital art on her website http://www.junekrisko.com/ or follow her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/junekrisko/
Until next time,
August 20, 2019
Now Live!! My interview with Alicia Evans - Fibre Artist from Long Island New York - Episode 22
"If it's not about a tree, it's about art, and about the art of living…"
I was so inspired to chat with Fibre Artist Alicia Evans and talk about how her art and how she pays homage to and raises awareness of trees and their impact on our world. Alicia crochets abstract trees (creates crocheted fine artwork organically branded with nature's gifts, including wool, bamboo, sea grass, wood, beads and more) and uses colour in her art to facilitate meaningful conversations about trees and to encourage people to stop, pause and be aware of trees and how vulnerable trees have become in our world today. It made for a fascinating and enlightening conversation… and this is only one of the topics we touched upon. With six years as a professional artist, Alicia has exhibited her art since 2011 in New York and Long Island, conducts workshops, does commissioned work and is also an Art Curator.
Alicia will leave you feeling that truly, all things are possible with art once we step outside our comfort zone, allow it in and go and be about our business as creatives.
Listen up and listen in to what Alicia has to say about:
- Trees, Anxiety and when trees talk…
- The power of Art to heal…
- Re-examining the work we do as artists…
- Raising awareness and being in the forefront of change…
- Creative ways to use Social Media PR as creatives…
- Living the creative life to the full and…
- The importance of Plan B
And so much more!
Alicia's joy and enthusiasm is infectious and you will be inspired by her story, her journey and her wise tips for creatives as we navigate a world where anxiety seems to lurk around every corner. How fabulous and uplifting it was to chat with her and learn about her craft… and what a fun time we had! We'll definitely be chatting again in the near future.
Check out Alicia's work, keep up to date with news about her work and her upcoming shows, and give her a thumbs up on her Instagram https://instagram.com/aliciafiberarts
Blog: Yarn, Chat & Possibilities https://aliciafiberarts.wordpress.com/
Until next time,
August 7, 2019
It's live! My interview with Digital Artist Julie Denning from San Francisco, California - Episode 21
I am super thrilled to interview the amazing digital artist Julie Denning, aka Hedgehog Studio on Instagram. I've long been an admirer of Julie's whimsical and textured works of art on Instagram - little did I know that we'd be on the same wavelength for more than her beautiful painterly art… turns out we're both keen advocates for technology in the creation of our art and the impact of technology on our creative life.
Julie creates all her art on her Ipad with Apple pencil - and prior to this she had never used a stylus! We talk about how she's mastered Procreate (an amazing creative tool) what inspires her art and how she remains inspired to create.
So listen in and listen up as we talk about:
- How Julie began her creative journey…
- Textures, the pioneers and the importance of texture in Julie's artistry…
- Juxtaposing the familiar and the unusual… and incorporating the unexpected in her art…
- The freedom and challenges of tech and apps in creating art, and Julie's go-to app for her art…
- The importance of life-long learning…
- Inspiring thoughts for creatives and…
- How Julie got the name "Hedgehog Studio"
This was such a fun-filled and informative conversation and I loved getting to know this very talented and inspiring Creative.
Check out Julie's gorgeous art in her Instagram gallery at https://instagram.com/hedgehogstudio
Enjoy our conversation and I hope you find inspiration for your own creative journey.
Until next time, let's talk!