Show Guests

Season 2 - Episode 26: Henry Willard - Audio Engineer Discusses the Importance of Audio

Henry Willard

Henry Willard is an experienced freelance television, film & animation audio engineer based in South-East England, UK specialising in remote recording for voiceover artists & voice actors and live in-session voice-to-picture synchronisation for television commercials, animation & motion picture around the world, as well as recording, direction, editing, mixing & sound design for commercials, radio, e-learning, podcasts & more.

 He has had the pleasure of leading voiceover & ADR recording sessions for hundreds of leading brands, television productions, animations & independent companies around the world, in dozens of different languages for Disney, Coca-Cola, 20th Century Studios, Nestlé, Netflix, AppleTV, Starbucks, Microsoft, IKEA, Fanta, Michelin, numerous BBC productions, and many more.

 Henry is available to work with directly, remotely recording, and sourcing if required, global voice talent for any kind of project. If you are a voiceover artist or voice actor who could benefit from Henry leading your big client sessions, or if you are an animation studio, creative agency, production company, media agency or podcast/audiobook publisher that could benefit from working with a remote engineer to take care of your voiceover recording needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Henry via email, phone or social media.

 

Links:  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrywillard/

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henrywillard.audioengineer/

 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/henrywillardaudioengineer

 Website: www.henrywillard.com

 

Henry Willard in studio

Henry Willard in studio

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Season 2 - Episode 25: Alison Butters - Power of Change Live the Life You Want to Lead

Alison Butters on Thought Row Podcast

 

Alison Butters - ‘I am a change advocate ; reforming people pleaser and I am also an Internationally Certified Life Coach and NLP Practitioner. I am passionate about mental health and personal leadership. I love helping and serving people. I am authentically and messily me . I stand comfortably within my own integrity .I encourage and empower others to do the same’

 

Links:

Website: 

https://alisonbutters2020.wixsite.com/coaching

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alisonbutters18/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alison-Butters-Coaching-103466068257765

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonbutterscoaching/

 

 

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Season 2 - Episode 24: Gavriella Abekassis - Creativity & Your Real Self - Getting Closer to your Dreams

Gavriella Abekassis

Gavriella Abekassis is the founder of the Artist Entrepreneur Club, which helps ambitious and driven visual artists sell their artworks. Gavriella has worked in art galleries in London, Amsterdam, and Paris. Years of working in galleries have given her valuable experience and insights into selling artworks. She met many artists working in galleries, mistakenly believing that this is the only route into selling their own artworks but she is here as proof that there is another way. 

The Artist Entrepreneur Club was born in May 2020, combining her love of art, entrepreneurship and teaching. She has already helped hundreds of artists establish regular online sales of their art, some already reaching over £100k in sales!

LINKS

VISIT my website: https://artistentrepreneur.club/
FOLLOW me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavriella.sell.your.art.online/
Gavriella Abekassis
Gavriella Abekassis
Gavriella Abekassis

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Season 2 - Episode 23: Sherry Karver & Jerry Ratch - Artist & Poet Sharing a Creative Life Together

Sherry Karver artist & Jerry Ratch Poet

Sherry Karver artist

Sherry Karver is a mid-career artist, born and raised in Chicago, IL. She attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and later received her B.A. degree in sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and her M.F.A. in ceramics from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

She taught college level ceramics for many years while her own work evolved into photography and photo-based mixed media oil painting around 2000. Sherry is not a traditional artist, always pushing the parameters of different mediums to create unique pieces dealing with people, and what we experience living in today's fast-paced urban environment.

Her work is in over 185 private, corporate, and museum collections, has been featured in numerous magazines, and she has had over 25 solo exhibitions. Sherry's work is represented by several galleries in different parts of the country.

She lives with her husband, poet and novelist Jerry Ratch, and their neighbor's cat Beethoven in Oakland, CA.

Links:

Website: http://www.sherrykarver.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/sherrykarver/


 

Jerry Ratch poet

Jerry Ratch was born and raised in the Chicago area, until he went to college at U. of Illinois at Urbana, then U. of Illinois at Chicago where he earned his B.A. He went on get an MFA in poetry writing at U. of Calif. Irvine. He was part of the poetry scene in San Francisco during the 1970’s through the 90’s. His manuscripts were recently taken for the permanent archives at the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife, artist Sherry Karver.
He has published 18 books of poetry and 7 books of prose. All are available for
download on Amazon Kindle books.

His website is www.jerryratch.com

 

A Peek Into Sherry Karver's Art Studio

Sherry Karver artist studio

Sherry Karver studio

 

 

 

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Season 2 - Episode 22: Denise Dorman - Everything You Wanted to Know About PR But Were Afraid to Ask

Denise Dorman

Denise McDonald Dorman is a Top 1% influencer for Marketing and Advertising on LinkedIn with more than 28.7k followers. Her free LinkedIn "DEE-BRIEF" newsletter--filled with no-cost-to-low-cost marketing, PR, and life hacks--had more than 4k subscribers in its first 30 days. She founded her marketing and PR consultancy WriteBrain Media in 1995. Denise is two episodes into hosting her syndicated occasional podcast, COOL PEOPLE I KNOW.
Denise is a former nationally syndicated TV writer/producer-turned-content producer, marketing strategist, ghostwriter, and publicist with her journalism degree, emphasis in PR, from Northern Illinois University. She is passionate about teaching SMBs, non-profits and entrepreneurs how to DIY their marketing and PR more cost effectively. She is equally passionate about helping people understand how to live and work with people (like her) with ADHD. 
Denise is married to #1 Star Wars Artist Dave Dorman and has exhibited at San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration and comic book conventions around the world with him for nearly 20 years. Together they share one son, Jack. 
 
Unusual fact: Denise is an adoptee in reunion with her biological family--three full-blood older siblings--who grew up eight miles away on the same street, unaware they were living parallel lives. She will complete her memoir, BLOOD ORANGE, me in Fall 2022.
Links:
Denise Dorman Book

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Season 2 - Episode 21: Kelley Tenny - Up Leveling Your Life for Success

Kelley Tenny

Kelley Tenny founded a company that supports others in teaching their brilliance by creating online courses that are embedded in entrepreneurial pedagogy and delivered in a variety of ways to meet all the needs of possible students.

Links:

 

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Season 2 - Episode 20: Jason Thornberry - No Limits, No Boundaries on Becoming a Writer

Jason M. Thornberry

Jason M. Thornberry’s work appears in The Los Angeles Review of Books, In Parentheses Literary Magazine, Broadkill Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Harbor Review, and elsewhere. Jason overcame a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic epilepsy. Relearning to walk and speak, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. He lives in Seattle with his wife—and he’s finishing his first novel.

Links: 


Website:
https://jmthornberry.wordpress.com

Twitter: @thornberryjm

 

Jason and Megan Thornberry

 

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Season 2 - Episode 19: Gerri Schumacher - Cattle Rancher Reflects on Living Life Creatively

Gerri Schumacher - Cattle Rancher on Thought Row Podcast

Gerri Schumacher - I am from Hays which is in north central Kansas. I have been a part of our family owned and operated farm and ranching operation. We raise wheat, alfalfa, sorghum grains and feed.  We have both registered Charolais and Red Angus cattle. As seed stock producers we sell females and bulls by private treaty annually. We also have a commercial based herd with Red Angus and Charolais influence. All aspects of our operation fuels profitability in our cattle operation.

I showed cattle for 32 year starting in 4-H. We exhibited females and bulls representing our progeny at local, regional and national levels.  I was the beef superintendent for 4-H for 12 years. During that time it was a joy and honor to give clipping demonstrations and mock shows for 4-H and at Fort Hays State University.  The youth of today are the future in today’s ever changing economy. Serving on breed association committee’s and state Board of Director’s gave me a hands on experience second to none. I have been consulting customers whom have purchased our cattle for years. The friendships and camaraderie built are priceless.

I have decided to open my experience to anyone who needs my service.  I have great passion for trouble shooting problems or teaching what I have learned though both research and trial and error. I know many aspects of the Ins and Outs of the cattle industry. Though I am well versed in Charolais and Red Angus, I am able to be assistance whether it be another breed or a commercial herd. By having purebred and commercial herds, I can help a board cross section of people. My experience can help anyone from the beginner, to the hobbyist or the more experienced cattleman. Whether your herd consists of 1, 100 or 1000 head…let’s head in the right direction.

I am at the place in my life where I have walked the talk, with the energy and drive to help my clients. No question or project is too small or too big. I have over 30 years and counting of experience in the cattle industry. I am still in the pens and pastures daily expanding my knowledge base, and enthusiastic to share this with you.

I would be honored to be a trusted source in your cattle needs.

Links: 

https://strcattleconsulting.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009654967579

https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerri-schumacher-391b6b169/

 

Gerri Schumacher everyday at the cattle ranch

 

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Season 2 - Episode 18: Shara Lewis-Campbell - Creating Publishing Opportunities for People with Challenging Backgrounds

S.Lewis Campbell

Shara Lewis-Campbell is the co-founder of Beauty & the Beast Publishing a book publishing and Media Company.  In the spirit of Nadine Gordimer, she believes all writers have a social responsibility in all arenas.  Shara’s speciality involves publishing aspiring writers atypically from the industry, providing them with a voice and opportunity as social beings, creatively through independent published works, using their writings as a formula to demonstrate various aspects within society.  It is her mission to create a concrete collective of authors into the industry who write from a place of authenticity and integrity.

Shara has served within the writing industry almost thirty years, honing her craft and has proudly published over sixty aspiring, in addition to seven of her own book titles.  Shara is socially conscious and a staunch campaigner of Social Restorative Justice and raises awareness by amplifying the voiceless through inclusion and innovative expression.

 

Social Media Links:

Email: slcwrg@gmail.com

Business Email: us@beautyandthebeastpublishing.net / slc@beautyandthebeastpublishing.net 

Website/Beauty & the Beast Publishing: https://www.beautyandthebeastpublishing.net/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/s-lewis-campbell-b3715516a/

FB Beauty & the Beast Publishing Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeastPublishing

FB Enchanting Authors Writing Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/174792560624443

FB Snazzy Drafts Writing Academy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3003420426645447

FB Humanity@Work Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/516631603215069

Website/Humanity@Work Foundation: https://humanityatworkfoundation.com/

Instagram/S.Lewis-Campbell: @Beauty and the Beast Publishing: https://www.instagram.com/beautyandthebeastpublishing/

Twitter/@SLCampbell1: https://twitter.com/SLewisCampbell1

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@batb_publishing?lang=en

Shara live in action link: https://www.facebook.com/BeautyandtheBeastPublishing/videos/273421523986852




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Season 2 - Episode 17:  Carol Stephen - Making Social Media Work for You

Carol Stephen

Carol Stephen - As a seasoned solopreneur, who used social media to promote a professional organizing business, Carol Stephen is at the top of her field. Parlaying her infectious smile with her resilient work ethic she has created successful campaigns through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Linkedin.

Colleagues, business owners, and experts within Social Media have noticed that Carol has been navigating uncharted territory, redefining success and what it requires to maintain that success within a company run by one Director, Copywriter, and Account Specialist.

Formally opening “Your Social Media Works” in 2011, Carol is a social media manager helping ambitious business owners who want to get traction online and:

  1. need help getting started or
  2. want an expert to manage it for quality and consistency.

Before starting her own business, Carol was a successful technical writer for 3Com, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Novell.

Carol adds fun and personality to businesses who want to leverage social media to increase business and boost their bottomline..

Links: 

Website: http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/

 

Carol Stephen

Carol Stephen

Carol Stephen

 

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Season 2 - Episode 16 - Nadeem Majdalany - Grammy® Award Winning Musician, Songwriter & Music Director

Nadeem Majdalany

Nadeem Majdalany 

Grammy® and award-winning Los Angeles based classical contemporary composer, conductor, and songwriter Nadeem Majdalany, displayed a passion and enthusiasm for composition at six years of age prior to taking up any instrument.

 Amid pursuing his degree at Berklee College of Music, Majdalany made his orchestral debut conducting the Athens Symphony Orchestra in Greece. While conducting in Athens, he was commissioned by the Artistic Director to compose a piece for Orchestra and Choir he titled, “Gloria Et In Terra Pax”. Before long, he premiered his 44th String Quartet at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada; commissioned by the Mrak family for the 50th Anniversary of Porsche / Audi. Nadeem Majdalany continued on an international platform composing and conducting before bringing his baton to Los Angeles.

 Majdalany is best known for his 2019 album, “Phoenix of Atlantis”, showcasing his dynamic versatility, innovative instrumentation and unique compositional palette which capture the panoramic essence of string frequencies and their percussive harmonies, giving a stylistically distinguished and unorthodox texture to his musical composition. In 2020, he received a Kaleidoscope Fellowship for the composition “Phoenix of Atlantis” while releasing his follow-up album, a fantasy suite for solo cello; “Soliloquy of Eden”. During that time he was nominated in the Best Lyrics category of the Hollywood Music and Media Awards for his song “Censor”.

 As a composer Nadeem Majdalany distinctly fuses his passion of rock and jazz with a classical sonority giving his scores an original fabric stitched into each film he approaches. He brought this exceptionally inventive and unique caliber to the Grammy® winning album “Mythologies” creating a classical and cinematic presence within the percussion. His work can also be heard on a diverse range of television programming on networks such as: FOX, MTV / MTV2, OWN, HBO, LIFETIME, HISTORY and NBC.

Links:

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Season 2 - Episode 15: Diane Calabrese - Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit

Diane Calabrese

Diane Calabrese holds a master’s degree of Science in Healthcare Policy and Management, and a bachelor’s degree of Science in Therapeutic Recreation. Diane has been a certified by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation since 1992.  Diane is a seasoned adjunct professor for Florida International University since 2014. 

Diane has worked many years and a recreational therapist implementing holistic healing modalities.  She holds certificates in guided meditation, yoga, hand reflexology, crystal healing, aromatherapy and she is a reiki master. Diane has written professional publications for Creative Forecasting and did a cable interview on the Public Access Channel with Dr.  Larry Weiss, Associate Director of The Family Service League called “The Center of the Issue”, regarding the establishment of their Saturday RECESS program for emotionally disturbed children.  Diane’s long dedication to the healthcare field led her to teaching higher education to foster that passion with students in the field of recreational therapy.

On September 15, 2021, Diane published her first book-Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life through Balbo Press. You can learn more about Diane on her website.  Diane is also on Who’s Who Marquis, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads and Onlinebookclub.org.  

Links: 

Website: https://www.dianecalabrese.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-k-820491160?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3A ... vsCw%3D%3D

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorDianeCalabrese/_created/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeC45400734

YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBmCWUzPD3C9T7WlRonRWrg

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mind-body-spirit-and-discovering-the ... 1982272005

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mind+body+spirit+and+discovering+the+purpo ... doa-p_1_21

Diane Calabrese

 

Diane Calabrese

Diane Calabrese

 

 

 

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Season 2 - Episode 14: Jurian Isabelle - Emerging Film Maker, Writer & Producer Tapping Into Creative Energy

Jurian Isabelle

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Jurian Isabelle has a lifetime of independent filmmaking experience. A graduate of Alabama State University where he majored in Communications Media, he is a part of an emerging new filmmaking generation producing films and gaining worldwide reach and exposure through the modern advent of Streaming and Social Media. His forte for combining faith & spirituality with tough, gritty and often unsettling realities took off in 2017 when his film The Last Disciples, produced and written with his two brothers Jeremy and David, went viral on YouTube. It currently has over 2 million views and counting.

In between films, he volunteers his time at Isabelle Academy of Film & Creative Arts, a non-profit after school arts program that teaches kids filmmaking skills and other creative interests. The Academy offers the hands-on application of knowledge, education and creativity as a gateway to the overall improvement of life and well-being of tomorrow’s filmmakers, artists, designers, performers, writers and innovative thinkers.

His filmography includes the recently released God of Dreams (2022) available on Amazon Prime Video, the urban drama Candy (2019) now streaming on Tubi and the upcoming fantasy film Nine, set to start production this summer.

Links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wemakedopemovies
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jurianisabelle/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isabelle.studios/

Website: www.isabellestudios.com

 

God of Dreams Movie Trailer: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JBjE8GZwn4

 

Amazon Prime Movie Link: 

God of Dreams 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09RGQ3G9M/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

 or

http://amzn.to/3Mbv5NJ

 

 

Jurian Isabelle

Jurian Isabelle

Jurian Isabelle

Jurian Isabelle

Jurian Isabelle

 

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Season 2 - Episode 13: Dion Wilson - PT 2 NFTs the Metaverse, Blockchain, Web 3.0 & Protecting Your IP

Dion Wilson Hero Ledger Comic

Dion Wilson - Founder and CEO of TitaniumComicsTM and Rast·r Technologies dba MultiverseTM, Mr. Wilson and his team are involved in creating software solutions for independent media entertainment publishers. These solutions are focused on improving business conditions which affect the economy and brand identities of these producers in this underserved market. 

In 2020, Mr. Wilson and his team completed the HeroLedgerTM prototype blockchain application. HeroLedger is their ambassador of innovation setting the stage for what is to come to the comic book industry from Rast·r Technologies.  Their solutions will empower indie creators to take a more dominant position in comics and other media entertainment markets. HeroLedger works to allow illustrators, writers, graphic designers, and voice actors to first, register unused and unseen works to its blockchain; and then second, sell or license those works to other creators such as apparel and merchandise retailers, indie game developers, animation studios and other peer comic publishers. To goal of HeroLedger and all Rast·r applications is to provide creators greater opportunities to monetize, collaborate effectively and gain greater brand recognition for themselves and their artistic IP. 

Next, in 2021, the Rast·r team began developing Comic ChainTM the very first sovereign blockchain of the comic book industry. This development is an ambitious undertaking to provide independent creators with software tools that allow them to have more control over who sees and uses their intellectual property, insights they can follow through transactions, and affect how much money they earn. Creating this interconnected cloud system and its applications are just the beginning.   

Links: 

Website: https://rastr.io

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQNTG4SUamIDMXhojKdSqAg

Medium: https://medium.com/@our.mverse/whats-in-a-comic-chain-689afc8a209f

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rastr

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ourmverse

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourmverse 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rmultiverse/

 

Hero Ledger Comics

 

 

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Season 2 - Episode 12: Dion Wilson - Comic books, NFTs the Metaverse, Blockchain and Web 3.0

 

Dion Wilson Rastr Technologies Hero Ledger Comics

Dion Wilson - Founder and CEO of TitaniumComicsTM and Rast·r Technologies dba MultiverseTM, Mr. Wilson and his team are involved in creating software solutions for independent media entertainment publishers. These solutions are focused on improving business conditions which affect the economy and brand identities of these producers in this underserved market. 

In 2020, Mr. Wilson and his team completed the HeroLedgerTM prototype blockchain application. HeroLedger is their ambassador of innovation setting the stage for what is to come to the comic book industry from Rast·r Technologies.  Their solutions will empower indie creators to take a more dominant position in comics and other media entertainment markets. HeroLedger works to allow illustrators, writers, graphic designers, and voice actors to first, register unused and unseen works to its blockchain; and then second, sell or license those works to other creators such as apparel and merchandise retailers, indie game developers, animation studios and other peer comic publishers. To goal of HeroLedger and all Rast·r applications is to provide creators greater opportunities to monetize, collaborate effectively and gain greater brand recognition for themselves and their artistic IP. 

Next, in 2021, the Rast·r team began developing Comic ChainTM the very first sovereign blockchain of the comic book industry. This development is an ambitious undertaking to provide independent creators with software tools that allow them to have more control over who sees and uses their intellectual property, insights they can follow through transactions, and affect how much money they earn. Creating this interconnected cloud system and its applications are just the beginning.   

Links: 

Website: https://rastr.io

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQNTG4SUamIDMXhojKdSqAg

Medium: https://medium.com/@our.mverse/whats-in-a-comic-chain-689afc8a209f

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rastr

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ourmverse

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourmverse 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rmultiverse/

Rastr Technologies

Rastr Technologies

Dion Wilson Rastr Technologies

 

 

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Season 2 - Episode 11: Jill Carlyle - Finding 50 -  Rising in Midlife and Belonging to Yourself

Jill Carlyle Finding 50 Book

Prior to returning to school at the age of 43, I was a career musician—creating art has always been a huge part of my life and although I loved creating and performing music for a living, something was missing: My Authentic Voice. 

Now I bring my love of creation to the written word sharing my stories and standing in my truth. Something we can all grasp onto together.

​I am a fifty-two-year-old-musician-turned-author-educator-motivational speaker. I've published a variety of articles and essays covering everything from family, to feminism, to the importance of the female voice. I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida and hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a concentration in pedagogical Writing and Rhetoric and a double master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Additionally, I am pursuing a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiction

I married the love of my life in March 2013. We happily reside in Melbourne, Florida with our two precious pups and one very special feline!

 

Links:

Website: https://www.jillcarlylewrites.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jill.carlyle.547389/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jcarlylewrites

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-carlyle-95bba868/

 

Jill Carlyle

Jill Carlyle at home

Jill Carlyle

Jill Carlyle

 

 

 

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 10: Nikita Hattangady - Writer, Producer, Director and Children's Book Author

Nikita Hattangady

Nikita Hattangady is a filmmaker and writer in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Her film Falafel, an internationally award-winning Romantic Comedy set in London, has traveled to many festivals across the globe. She is in pre-production of her next film, an inspirational drama set in Mumbai, India.

She is Head of Programming at Indica Pictures, a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase India’s heritage, and advance pluralism through their craft.

Her publication, “We Are American” is a children’s book on diversity in America and is used in various school districts as a teaching tool. 

Nikita’s greatest passions are storytelling, spending time with her family and learning new cultures and languages. Nikita has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration and Telecommunication Engineering. 

 

Links: 

Instagram             https://www.instagram.com/nouveaujourneyfilms/

IMDb                   https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4699346/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
LinkedIn              https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikita-hattangady-7830514/
Film:                   https://nouveaujourneyfilms.wixsite.com/falafelshort2020

Book:                 https://nouveaujourneyfilms.wixsite.com/we-are-american

 

Nikita Hattangady

Nikita Hattangady

We Are America - Nikita Hattangady

Nikita Hattangady

 

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 9: Robert Bishay - Navigating Online Security Issues as a Creative

Robert Bishay

Robert Bishay is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and cyber security. 

Robert is a US air force veteran and attended the University of La Verne for Computer Science and Engineering.

He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and woodworking in his free time. 

Robert Bishay

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 8: Karen Poppy - Hyperconnected to Everything and Everyone

Karen Poppy Poet & writer

 Karen Poppy has work published in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies. Her chapbooks Crack Open/Emergency (2020), and Our Own Beautiful Brutality (2021) are both published by Finishing Line Press. Her chapbook, Every Possible Thing, is published by Homestead Lighthouse Press (2020).

An attorney licensed in California and Texas, Karen Poppy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Links: 

Facebook Author Page - https://www.facebook.com/KarenPoppyPage 

Author Website:  karenpoppy.com 

 

Karen Poppy

Karen Poppy

Karen Poppy

Karen Poppy

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 7: Steven Rudin - Art as a Special Form of Communication - The Psychology of Collage

Steven Rudin

Steven Rudin is a visual artist, speaker, teacher, and psychiatrist based in New York City. Rudin reimagines hand-cut paper collage as a metaphor for memory and identity. A blend of precision and whimsy, his multilayered compositions draw viewers into a dialogue about the dynamic nature of the mind.

Based on his expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, his art philosophy examines how stories can be put together in many different ways using the same parts. His lively exhibitions, talks, and classes encourage participants to visualize their inner lives as collage.

In mid-2017, Rudin made the shift to art full time after nearly two decades in clinical, academic, and leadership positions at Columbia University. He holds degrees from Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As adjunct faculty at the Art Students League of New York, Rudin leads multidisciplinary workshops delving into collage as memoir.

His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, public spaces, and art fairs in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Cannes.

He lives with his partner David in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan.

 

Links: 

Website: https://www.stevenrudin.com/#miami-exhibitions-2018-section

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenrudinart/

 

Steven Rudin - collage artist

 

Waiting to Go Out

Waiting to Go Out - Steven Rudin artist

 

Future Memory Steven Rudin artist

Future Memory - Steven Rudin artist

 

Time of Reflection - Steven Rudin artist

Time of Reflection - Steven Rudin artist 

 

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 6: Isabelle Knight - Strategies on How to Build Your Brand

Isabelle Knight PR

Isabelle Knight is a publicist of 20 years having worked with some of the biggest names in Film, TV & Publishing, that include JK Rowling and BBC. 

Isabelle now offers self-published authors, entrepreneurs and founders the opportunity to learn the tools and strategies that will help you to fulfil your own PR and Publicity goals. Isabelle provides mentoring and Done With You programmes and services, to increase your impact and success. 

Find out more at www.buildyourbrandwithpr.co.uk

Links:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isabelle.knight.pr/
Free Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buildbrandpr 
Join my mailing list: https://www.buildyourbrandwithpr.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up 
Isabelle Knight
Isabelle Knight PR

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Season 2 - Ep: 5: Neil Cohen - Piecing Together a Life as an Artist - Ups, Downs & a Sense of Humor 

Neil Cohen writer & playwright

Neil Cohen is a playwright, journalist, television and screen writer who co-wrote and co-directed the indie cult comedy CHIEF ZABU, a film – lost for 30 years – about a New York real estate developer who dreams of having political power; The Hollywood Reporter calls CHIEF ZABU “A comic time capsule with a timeless punch.”

He wrote and illustrated the children’s book AMERICAN GARGOYLES (Rare Bird Press) which the New York Times calls “Zany .. madcap ..  mischievous .. a book to perk up any kid’s summer.” AMERICAN GARGOYLES has just been optioned by 9 Story Media Group for an animated/musical television special. 

Neil Cohen’s plays have been staged in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles; DA PONTE, his new “jukebox operetta,” is in development at the Berkshire Stage.

He produced the recent award-winning short film UNCOMFORTABLY COMFORTABLE by Myriah Marquez (and her new film THE SOVEREIGN, for Mark Gordon Pictures); his non-fiction writing has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, Playboy, LA Progressive, Buzz, New Millennium Writing and New York Magazine. With actor Bill Pullman and director Batan Silva he is now .. well, for now that’s a secret.

A dual US-Spanish citizen, Neil Cohen lives in Santa Monica,California and The Hudson Valley, New York.

Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americangargoyles/?hl=en

American Gargoyles websitehttps://www.americangargoyles.com/

Chief Zabu Moviehttps://www.chiefzabu.com/

 Neil Cohen American Gargoyles

Neil Cohen American Gargoyles

American Gargoyles by Neil Cohen

Neil Cohen Chief Zabu Movie

 

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 4: Sixtine Crutchfield - NFT's the Future of Creativity

Sixtine Crutchfield

Sixtine Crutchfield, a native of Basel whose family is originally from Neuchâtel, grew up in Geneva, Switzerland. Skiing took her to Denver, Colorado, and whilst pursuing a career in the arts, she developed a travel fever which lured her from the US to Australia.

Jan Krugier instilled in her a more vibrant passion for art and an unapologetic curiosity for any form of artistic creativity. The projects she was able to carry out in Australia touched on cultural, social and environmental aspects. There, following her law studies, she served as spokesperson representing one of the world’s the first eco-tourism facility on Phillip Island Victoria.

Back in Switzerland, in charge of a UHNW clientele in a local private bank, her know-how in project management won her the trust of her employers and clients. Finally, she returned to the art market to run several art fairs for over 10 years. On the strength of these experiences, she devised an MBA in Art Management in 7 parts over 18 months to be launched in February 2022 at Geneva Business School. In 2021, she accepted a new challenge as Art Director of WISe.ART, the new platform for entrusted NFT powered by WISe.Key, a listed company on the Nasdaq and SIX stock exchanges, specialized for more than 20 years in cyber security.

Links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sixtine_crutchfield/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixtine.crutchfield.9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/scfineartconsul

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sixtinecrutchfield

Sixtine Crutchfield Skiing

Sixtine Crutchfield

Sixtine Crutchfield

 

 

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 3 - Leslie Travers - International Opera Stage Designer Shares his Creative Journey

Leslie Travers in Opera House

Leslie Travers trained at the Wimbledon School of Art‚ and is now recognised as one of the most influential stage designers of his generation.

Projects include Francesca da Rimini (winner of Franco Abbiati Award for Best Set Design), Manon Lescaut and Mefistofele (La Scala‚ Milan)‚ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Leipzig), Al Wasl(Welsh National Opera/Expo in Dubai), I Puritani(Barcelona)‚ Werther (Opéra National de Lorraine‚ winner of Prix de la critique Claude Rostand‚ Opéra de Québec)‚ Grimes on the Beach Opera North/Aldeburgh Music (Best Anniversary Production – International Opera Awards 2014 and What’s On Stage – Opera Event of The Year). Le Baron Tzigane (Genève)‚ Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera and Magdeburg)‚ Billy Budd and The Merry Widow (Opera North)‚ The Marriage of Figaro(Kansas City / Philadelphia/San Diego)‚ Fiddler on the Roof (Malmö)‚ Clemenza di Tito (St Louis)‚ Carmen (WNO)‚ Orfeus: A House Music Opera(Young Vic Theatre), Twelfth Night and Death of a Salesman (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre).

Links

Website: https://leslietravers.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leslietraversdesign/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslietravers/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeslieTravers

Leslie Travers Set Designs

Leslie Travers Set Design

Leslie Travers Set Design

Leslie Travers Set Design

Leslie Travers Set Design

Leslie Travers Set Design

Leslie Travers Set Design

 

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Season 2 - Ep: 2 - Holley Snaith - Inspiring Lives From Famous People in History

Holley Snaith

Holley Snaith is a historian who specializes in 20th century U.S. history. Born and raised in Northwest Florida, her love for history began at a young age. In high school, Holley briefly interned at Franklin Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, marking the beginning of her remarkable journey studying the Roosevelts.

After graduating with a degree in History from the University of Florida, Holley moved to Hyde Park, New York. There she interned at the FDR Library, worked with the National Park Service on a historical restoration project at Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, and served as the Program Assistant for the Girls’ Leadership Worldwide Program, an annual summer program hosted by the Eleanor Roosevelt Center.

Holley has also worked with the Richard Nixon Foundation in California, serving as a Development Associate and Research Assistant. She was honored to be asked to create an exhibit on Pat Nixon at the University of Southern California. For the past few years, Holley has been building her career as a freelancer, successfully undertaking contracts in various industries. She has been published in American Heritage Magazine, writes for historical blogs, and frequently publishes articles on Medium. Holley holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and currently resides in Nashville.

Links:

Website: www.holleysnaith.com
LinkedIn
Instagram or @holleysnaith
Medium
Holley Snaith
Holley Snaith with FDR
Holley Snaith

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Season 2 - Ep: 1 - Winifred Potenza - Artist | Potter | Creator - Hearts of the World

Winifred Potenza - Hearts of the World

Winifred Potenza - I have been an artist for over fifty years, 25 in New York and the remainder in Northern California.  I work in series which could be 6 to 200+ paintings. Some of these series are The Hearts Of The World, The Peaceable Realm, California Landscapes, Domesticated, etc.

The Peaceable Realm was a 360 ft painting was exhibited internationally and at the United Nations.

The Hearts Of The World is a series of paintings intended to honor every nation in the world by using the color and elements of each nation’s national symbol, the flag, to create another universally understood symbol, the Heart.

Presentations have been made to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the United Nations, among others.

However, and fortunately, seven years ago, I became a hermit.  My studio, a converted barn,  is located in a small town in Northern California. it has given me more freedom, away from the logistics involved with being an artist. 

Three years ago, after working almost every day for over fifty years, I quit painting (well, almost…) and have been working - hand building -  with clay ever since. I became a potter and sculptor.

 

Web:   TheHeartsOfTheWorld.com

            PotenzaArt.com

            PotteryByPotenza.com

 

 

Instagram:   @TheHeartsOfTheWorld

                     @PotenzaArt

                     @PotteryByPotenza

Dalai Lama and Winifred Potenza Hearts of the World

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Winifred Potenza Hearts of the World

Winifred Potenza Studio

Hi Heels Winifred Potenza painting

Winifred Potenza Non-Vesse;Winifred Potenza Totem

 

 

 

 

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Episode 53: Roya Sayadi - How to Protect Your Creative Intellectual Property

Roya Sayadi - Sayadi Law

Roya Sayadi is the founder of Sayadi Law, an Intellectual Property law firm with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain and an upcoming office in LA. Her mission is to disrupt the legal industry by delivering affordable, transparent, and easy to understand legal services. She leverages her knowledge and expertise in intellectual property law together with digitalization to deliver world-class IP strategies to companies of all sizes, including local businesses, start-ups, and small to medium-sized businesses.

As an intellectual property law firm, Sayadi Law specializes in helping national and international organizations to achieve a 100 % success rate in protecting their brands which includes a money-back guarantee in case they are unable to successfully register a client’s trademark. The firm offers one-on-one consulting that builds strategies from the ground up. Each client will receive an in-depth consultation that allows Sayadi Law to fully understand the specific needs and pain points of the client’s organization. Then, they will build a customized strategy aimed at getting the very most out of the client’s intellectual property assets.

Sayadi Law expertly carves out the intellectual property needs of each client and creates an IP portfolio that guarantees a fully protected and secure brand.

Links: 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/sayadilaw

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sayadilaw/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SayadiLawFirm

Website: www.sayadilaw.com

Roya Sayadi (personal) LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/royasayadi

 Roya Sayadi - Sayadi Law

Roya Sayadi - Sayadi Law

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Episode 52: Farhan Niaz - Human Side of Customer Experience

Faran Niaz

Faran Niaz has been listed amongst the Top 100 GLOBAL CX THOUGHT LEADER’ of 2021 

 
CEO & Founder of ‘CX Future’, Faran with over 25 years in the field of ‘Customer Experience’ is a Practitioner and Consultant offering help to Global organizations, corporations, and companies in creating, enhancing, and transforming their ‘Customer Experience’ setups, using advanced CX Maturity Matrix models, enabling them to gain a competitive edge, customer loyalty, Lifetime Value (LTV), maximize ROI, enhance NPS, capture VOC, improve Employee Engagement and increase their CX ‘Seven Star’ ratings.

Faran has established and managed CX setups Globally for Citibank, Mashreq & ADIB. He has been an architect of winning multiple CX awards and creating a unique record of moving one of the Banks in UAE from 23rd position to No.1 Bank in Customer Experience and maintaining it for record 7 consecutive years. He is globally recognized CX Keynote Speaker.

Recently awarded by ‘Awards international’ as the most experienced Awards judge chairing over 20 events, Faran also helps organizations prepare and WIN! prestigious International CX Awards to help them recognize and celebrate and showcase their achievements in the field of customer experience at Global stage.

Faran is also an Award winning Photographer with his work exhibited in Italy, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. 

Links:

Website: https://cx-future.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farann/

Website: https://www.faranniaz.com/

 

 

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Episode 51: Terri Nakamura - Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Terri Nakamura

TERRI NAKAMURA

When Terri was a young girl, she wanted to be Miss America and marry Paul McCartney. That didn’t happen.

Terri Nakamura is an author, award-winning designer, content creator, and social media aficionado. In 2014 she was named by Business Insider as one of the 100 most influential tech women on Twitter. As an online influencer, Terri has partnered with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and other technology clients. She has been blogging since 2005.

 In 2018, she started writing longer posts on Instagram and was surprised at the increased comments she received. She knew she’d stumbled on a secret that needed to be shared because the level of reader interaction she experienced surpassed anything she’d experienced in 15 years as a blogger. This discovery led her to write her new book, Blogging on Instagram, to help content creators of all levels to experience increased interest, readership and engagement, and to grow a community of fans who become your friends and best supporters.

Links: 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/terrinakamura

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/terrinakamura/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/terri.nakamura

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrinakamura/

 

WEBSITE 

https://terri-nakamura.com/

 

BOOK

Blogging on Instagram - Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1637304471

 

OTHER LINKS

 

Facebook Business

https://www.facebook.com/terrinakamuraDESIGNandSOCIAL

Blog

https://terri-nakamura.com/

Blog

http://seattledesigner.blogspot.com/

 

Terri Nakamura

Terri Nakamura

Terri Nakamura and her cat Hunter

 

 

 

Episode 50: Debbie Dekleva - Saving the Monarch Butterfly Naturally

Debbie Dekleva - Saving the Monarch Butterfly Naturally

 

 Debbie Dekleva is the Milkweed Maverick and CEO of Monarch Flyway, the longest running milkweed business in history. Second generation business owner, she worked as an apprentice under her visionary and patent attorney father, learning about milkweed, its uses, the monarch butterfly, biodiversity and how to work with Nature rather than against it.

Debbie founded the nonprofit, Sustainable Monarch and works with rural communities to stop struggling and start thriving using the renewable, natural resource of milkweed already growing in their area. Debbie works toward realizing the vision of a contiguous pathway for the monarch butterfly migration using market-based conservation of milkweed and creating “Profitable Prairies”.

These Prairies sequester carbon, protect soil from erosion and degradation, increase water quality and enhance biodiversity. Empowering communities to change lives and landscapes for the better, the goal is to create twenty unique milkweed businesses across the Monarch Flyway from Mexico to Canada and the western migration in California by 2030.

In order to fulfill the mission, Debbie is looking to collaborate with brands, entrepreneurs and social enterprises interested in protecting Nature and increasing the viability of rural communities.

CEO of Ogallala Comfort and Milkweed Balm

Founder of the Nonprofit: Sustainable Monarch

 

Links: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SustainableMonarch/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3BTNS5VVsD62KtI_RU97w

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-dekleva-9948b2a3/

 

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

 

 

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Episode 49: Deenagh Miller - Art, Creativity & the Creative Process

Deenagh Miller

Deenagh Miller - Self-taught painter was born  in 1952 in South End on Sea, Essex, Near London.

"Images affect & influence our mood & state of mind whether we're aware of it or not. Colour, harmony, & beauty are qualities I aspire to in my work, with the aim of communicating them to you."

"Clear ideas about what to paint is crucial. They last for months & years, & can be returned to. People are my most important subject. Second is landscape & then still life."

Hand, Eye, Brain - a dip pen & Indian ink gives great freedom of expression, & with years of experience, I improvise & invent, turning ink blots into insects, flowers or faces, & retaining a sense of mystery is important.

Dreams, nightmares & the border between the conscious and inconscious mind influence my pictures. But other artists are the greatest influence, especially those from the Renaissance to the Impressionists, & up to the present,


Deenagh works mostly with pen & ink, oils & watercolours.


Variety of styles & subjects- but mostly people. Landscape, still life, satire, caracature, the, fantastical, imagination. Greatly influenced by art history especially Italian Renaissance . & other artists eg Goya, Rembrandt, Titian, Veronese, Poussin, Giotto, Fra Angelica, William Blake, too many to mention -
Presently spends time in Italy where a I have the use of some rooms owned by a kind Italian lady, overlooking the River Lima, near Lucca.

Currently she is working on 2 books of drawings related to events of the past 2 years.

 

Deenagh Miller with her pen and ink drawings

 

Deenagh Miller in studio

Deenagh Miller pen and ink drawing

Deenagh Miller painting

Deenagh Miller pen and ink drawings

Deenagh Miller painting

Deenagh Miller pen and ink drawing

Deenagh Miller Painting

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Episode 48: Nisha Gupta Psychology of Creative Genius

Nisha Gupta

DR. NISHA GUPTA is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of West Georgia. She identifies as a liberation psychologist and arts-based phenomenological researcher: disseminating research about lived experiences of oppression and empowerment through the media arts for psychoeducation, social advocacy, and community healing. Her work as a researcher, artist, and educator seeks to disrupt cultures of silence, evoke empathy and compassion, initiate dialogue, and build solidarity across difference. She was also trained clinically as a psychotherapist for eight years, with a focus on trauma therapy as well as liberation psychotherapy with queer people of color.

Nisha’s arts-based phenomenological research projects include: “ILLUMINATE” a phenomenological short film about the lived experience of being in the LGBTQ closet, for which she received the 2020 Annual APA Division 5 Distinguished Dissertation Award in Qualitative Methods; and “DESI EROS,” a series of surrealist folk art paintings about the lived experience of reclaiming erotic power among women from the South Asian Diaspora, which was featured on the NPR-affiliated podcast and radio program “The Academic Minute.” At the University of West Georgia, she founded the PHENOMENOLOGICAL ART COLLECTIVE, an arts-based research lab through which she teaches students to disseminate qualitative research to the public in artistic ways as therapeutic media campaigns. She also host workshops as a consultant in partnership with community organizations, through which she teaches arts-based phenomenology to community members and the public as a therapeutic method.

Nisha received her education at New York University (M.A.) and Duquesne University (Ph.D.). Prior to her career in psychology, she worked in the advertising industry in NYC for Saatchi & Saatchi NY and BBDO Worldwide, conducting ethnographic research and developing consumer insights for brand strategies and campaigns.

Links: 

portfolio: nishagupta.org
film: www.illuminatethecloset.com
paintings: www.desieros.com

instagram: @artbynisha
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/drnishagupta
NFT: https://opensea.io/drnisha

 

Nisha Gupta teaching

Nisha Gupta Illuminate

Nisha Gupta Painting

Nisha Gupta Painting

Nisha Gupta Painting

 

 

 

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Episode 47: Ken Bagnis - Former Rock Star, Turns Author & Psychotherapist

Ken Bagnis author Mind Riot

 

Ken Bagnis is an accomplished musician and practicing psychotherapist. He has been crafting stories and singing for rock-n-roll bands since his early youth in Cleveland, Ohio. Musical success took the form of tens of records sold, supported by a North American tour in a filthy Econoline van that lasted several years. Wandering down a side street lit by the Gazzarri’s parking lot, he contemplated starting a new life as close as possible to the Sunset Strip. With the fortuitousness which always surprises one in retrospect, he collided with the girl of his dreams. The marriage survives but Gazzarri’s has not.

 

Links: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ken.bagnis/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenBagnisAuthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ken.bagnis.5 

 

Ken Bagnis Band Days

Ken Bagnis Band Days

 

 

 

Mind Riot by Ken Bagnis

 

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Riot-Ken-Bagnis/dp/1942111711

GoodReadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36116184-mind-riot

 

 

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Episode 46: Rizal Tony - The Jazz Guitarist, Composer & Arranger

Rizal Tony

Rizal Tony - Jazz Guitarist is a Senior Lecturer in UiTM, and has landed coverage as a director, composer, arranger, guitarist and a reliable sideman in the music performance outlets local and abroad.

He has received numerous awards from the University and currently a member of the Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival committee.

 

Links:

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/RizalTony

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rizal-ezuan-zulkifly-tony-b8245642/

 

Rizal Tony

 

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Rizal Tony
Rizal Tony

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Episode 45: Manuel Wotsch  Building an Event Company Through Silence

Manuel Wotsch Geneva School of Business Spain

Manuel Wotsch is a 26-year-old entrepreneur, co-founder and currently Bachelor student in International Management at Geneva Business School in Barcelona.

 He worked and lived in Germany, Australia, China, and Spain, where he was able to gain personal and professional experience, learn about different cultures and develop language and communication skills.

 Having worked in various industries and countries, and his studies at Geneva Business School, helped him better understand processes and how the different components in a company work together.

 During the Covid-19 quarantine, he and his three friends, came up with the idea of AURA Silent Disco Headphones and launched the start-up in May 2021. Since then, it developed into an event and rental company, with the future ambitions to enter new sectors and countries.

He is very passionate about this project because of his love for music, the excitement of the entertainment industry and the possibility of creating a team with creative freedom.

 With AURA Headphones, people enjoy music together while listening to the same or different source of music. This feature in combination with no necessity for electricity and an eight-hour battery life gives endless possibilities to create a music concept whenever and wherever you are.

 Could you imagine having a concert on the top of a mountain? On a rooftop? Or in a remote Forrest?

 You have great music quality, a new experience, no noise pollution, and a lot of room for creativity.

AURA Headphones are currently used for:    

  • Music events
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Beach clean-up and environmental projects
  • and can be used for much more

 Manuel's ambition for his current and future projects is to build a team of talented and motivated people with whom he can create something unique and long-lasting, where everyone can grow and work on something they're passionate about.

 

Links: 

 

Personal

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wotschmanu/

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-wotsch-967048148/

 

AURA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aura.bcn/

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aurabcn

Website: www.aura-bcn.com

Manuel Wotsch

Manuel Wotsch

Manuel Wotsch

Manuel Wotsch AURA Silent Disco Headphones

 

 

 

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Episode 44: Judith Phoenix-Meese Career Transition Coach & Executive CV Writer 

Judith Phoenix-Mees

Judith Phoenix-Meese

 Born and bred in Nottingham, UK, I’m an Executive CV Writer & Transition Coach who works with clients globally. I have worked for myself since 2005, prior to that having worked as an Executive Recruiter & Head-Hunter for 10 years.  Although I absolutely loved recruitment, I equally loved what my colleagues considered to be ‘admin’, namely writing job advertisements, candidate profiles and CVs.  I also relished every conversation with every candidate and every client – finding out about them, what made them tick and how I could help them achieve the outcome they wanted.   So, it is no surprise this ultimately evolved into the services I provide for my clients today.

 I recognize that I am privileged to have a job I love so much.  I love literally every element – the introductory conversation with a new client, the consultation, the research, creating a first draft, fine-tuning each piece of work, providing on-going support to clients until they secure their next role.  From start to finish, I love it all.

 Plus, I get to learn something new every day.  Having detailed discussions with such an enormously diverse range of people means I hear about different organizations, sectors, skills, technologies, methodologies…   I’m a big fan of learning; it’s what keeps us fresh, vibrant, and on our toes.  Having this insight into other people’s lives always makes me realize how much there is in the world that I don’t know, which brings the opportunity to always strive to be better.

 

Judith Phoenix-Mees
Judith Phoenix-Mees
Judith Phoenix-Mees
Judith Phoenix-Mees
Judith Phoenix-Mees

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Episode 43: Josefin Lundahl Art Historian, Art Educator, Art Curation

Josefin Lundahl

Josefin Lundahl is a Swedish art historian with over a decade of work in art education, curation, advising and consulting in the US and Europe.

After receiving her MA in Art History at Uppsala University - focusing on the art market - and while working in the educational sector, she independently ran a gallery project with the mission of creating a space for emerging artists to exhibit and start their careers.

Lundahl seeks to create  a platform that redefines what art can and should be with artists, collaborators, and collectors. Consulting both artists and art lovers alike, her goal is to find better equity and democracy in the market and make better art more available.

Links:

Instagram

 

Josefin Lundahl

Josefin Lundahl

Josefin Lundahl

Josefin Lundahl

 

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Episode 42: Arijit Bhattacharyya - From Superhero Drawings to Creating World-leading Technologies

Arijit Bhattacharyya

Arijit Bhattacharyya

Angel Investor, Public Speaker and Author, International Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Game Development, Business expertise lies in the areas of Strategy, New Market Development, Risk Management, Market Entry, New Technology, Deep Tech, Banking Systems & Processes and Fund-raising.

Arijit is a technologist in deeptech, artist with a rare combination of finance and has helped few banks to go digital with payment gateway solutions globally.

He developed and built AI, ML solutions and worked on virtual reality, MR, game development, and digital bank solution.

Arijit made digitalhuman, from real actor and models from India in 2007 onwards, for own game title and VR games. Converted 275+ celebrities as 3D game character as superheros.

He is consultant to multiple SME and MSME for their scaleup and growth, cross country expansion, scale-up their business. 

As an active mentor and consultant Arijit helped thousands of startups to grow.

He visited 40+ Countries for business expansion and as keynote speaker, have 23 Yrs experience in technology, finance, art, SDG. 12 Millions Networking, Connecting, followers from 95+ Countries.

As a teacher, he has trained over 5000 students’ in his own institute on technology, animation and IT. As a visiting faculty he trained thousands on student's in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, management.

TedX Speaker 

Arijit is a sought-after speaker in national and international platforms about Technology, Business Development, Fund Raise, Intellectual Property, Innovation, Cyber Security, Game Development, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Robotics, Scale Up Business, and Wealth Management.

Links: 

Website

YouTube

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Episode 41: Yael Cherni - The Difference Between Being and Artist and an Entertainer

Yael Cherni

Conductor & Soprano Yael Cherni is founder and former director of the “Kan Kol Hamusica” radio station, the only Israeli radio station dedicated to classical music in Israel. Prizewinner of the 2009 Biennial Prize for Promising Young Conductors, founded by Maestro Gary Bertini and the Israel Ministry of Culture. Ms. Cherni has performed as a conductor and soprano all over the world, including serving as assistant conductor to Maestro Claudio Abbado. She has been a visiting lecturer at a number of notable institutions, including Harvard university and Shenkar College. As a soprano, Ms. Cherni sang with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, the Rishon Lezion Orchestra, the IBA Symphony Orchestra, and the Beersheba Sinfonietta. As a media figure Ms. Cherni has been an editor and presenter for various Israeli radio programmes. She has also joined the academic staff of Broadcast University, hosted by Galei Tzahal (Israeli radio) and Tel Aviv Universiry, where in a series of lectures called It's all about the classics she provides tools for critical listening, and for the first time explores the more arcane and less frequently treated connections between music and sociology. As usual, Yael accompanies her lectures with her own singing and piano playing. It is the first time in several decades that a national mainstream radio has hosted series of lectures dedicated to music . This innovative course received high ratings and favorable critical attention.

Her first book "It's All about the Classics": An Updated View on the World of Classical Music, was based on that praised series and was published in Israel in 2016 by Modan. Her new book “Classical Music: Undressed” dedicated to “Anyone who appreciates the beauty of art” was recently published and available on Amazon.

Links:

Website

Facebook

Facebook for band camp 

YouTube

 

Yael Cherni

Yael Cherni Takes a Bow

Yael Cherni is in the house

Yael Cherni

 

 

 

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Episode 40: Chess Brodnick - Interior Abstractions of Life

Chess Brodnick

Chess Brodnick is an American contemporary artist and psychotherapist. His current work focuses on portraiture and painting. A realist portrayal of faces and figures that are a dynamic representation of life. The artist’s psychological images emerge in startling and provocative ways, unfolding profound internal and external emotion onto the canvas. 
 
Chess has shown his art in dozens of successful exhibits in Manhattan and Los Angeles. 
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
 
“Realism and abstraction are interwoven in my work, as each is a component of a dynamic representation of life. Come view my paintings and enter into a divergent discovery of yourself.”

 

Links: 

Website 

Instagram 

 

Chess Brodnick
Chess Brodnick
Chess Brodnick
Chess Brodnick
Chess Brodnick
Chess Brodnick

 

 

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Episode 39: Giovanni Lazzaro - Italian Violin Maker

Giovanni Lazzaro

Giovanni Lazzaro

For 40 years now, I have been dedicating myself to this wonderful world of violin making, graduating in Cremona in 1985 and since then attending Ateliers and well-known Masters - Italian and foreign - participating in courses, masterclasses and specialization conferences around the world.


But above all, I have put a lot of effort, time and energy into trying to understand and learn from the musicians what can truly be defined as “a quality instrument”.
I have never forgotten that the main reason for my work is to provide adequate support to the musician and his precious instrument.


I chose to work closely with musicians, precisely to consciously develop a construction and restoration process that would allow me to give clear answers to difficult questions.


And again, I try to continue building instruments with the idea of ​​offering my personal vision and concept of "Italian sound".

The restoration of precious instruments remains my main activity; nevertheless, I dedicate myself to building a few new instruments of mine every year, on request.

 

Links: 

Website

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  Giovanni Lazzaro
Giovanni Lazzaro
 Giovanni Lazzaro
 Luca Fiorentini (cellist)Peter Szanto
Luca Fiorentini (cellist)                              Peter Szanto                       Giovanni Lazzaro and Lara Piccolo
Giovanni Lazzaro and Lara Piccolo

 

 

 

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Episode 38: Monica L. Smith - Piecing Life Through Fragments

Monica L Smith

Monica L. Smith is an archaeologist and author, with field experience that includes work in England, India, Italy, Egypt, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Tunisia, and the American Southwest.

Her most recent book is Cities: The First 6,000 Years, an archaeological perspective on the way that cities have become the dominant form of human settlement. Taking the reader on a lively trip  through the process of a “dig” and looking at how fragments become the basis for telling the story of the past, Smith also talks about how our own urban areas are continually becoming archaeological too (remember telephone booths and newspaper stands?).

She’s worked for the U.S. National Park Service as well as the University of Arizona and the University of Pittsburgh. She’s currently a faculty member at UCLA where she’s taught hundreds of students in introductory courses about archaeology as the exciting study of “stuff and space,” past and present.

 

Links: 

 

LinkedIn

Twitter

 

 

Books:

Cities The First 6,000 YearsCities the First 6,000 Years

Cities The First 6,000 Years

Prehistory of Ordinary People

A Prehistory of Ordinary People 

Monica L Smith
Monica L Smith
Monica L Smith
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Episode 37: Sixtine Crutchfield - Fame Fine Art & International Art Management

 Sixtine Crutchfield

 

Sixtine Crutchfield - During her professional career, Sixtine has been given the opportunity to expand her formal training in communications (with a double major in the arts) into efficient marketing and branding solutions.  She has often taken on the responsibility for several major international projects mostly commercial and sometimes humanitarian or at least with a strong social aspect, for example:

 

Touring a live show in over 30 Aboriginal Communities in the Central Desert of Australia under the auspices of the Australia Council * Implementing an environmentally friendly tourist site on Crown Land on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia *  Launching a low-cost / high quality street art and board culture event in Geneva * Acting as cultural hostess to the Geneva diplomatic expat community on behalf of the “Fondation pour Genève” * Launching the sister association for the Singaporean Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission., the Red Pencil (International) *

 

Sixtine has worked for the Jan Krugier Gallery for almost ten years where she gained hands-on experience at all levels of the art market and the knowledge of running an international gallery.  Then, after spending 11 years in Australia and implementing a multitude of artistic and cultural project, she returned to Switzerland where she went back to school to train as a banker.  Finally, she returned to the art world as the General Manager of Art Culture Studio organising international major art fairs and events.

 

Applying her skills, experience and industry know-how to the creation of a unique MBA programme specialised in art management for Geneva Business School is an interesting challenge which she has taken on with incredible energy.  The course will be launched in February 2022 with 7 of the world’s top experts to teach the rudiments of this so-called opaque industry.  The course is aimed at bankers, family office management, insurance, law firms, collectors and budding curators as well as graduates from art school.

 

During her seven years at Banque Edouard Constant, where she was responsible for wealth management in various geographical regions, she volunteered on multiple Bank projects including art shows, client events such as ski races and match racing in Sweden.  Sixtine also joined the teams preparing and implementing the entry into the new millennium as well as the introduction of the EURO.  Her curiosity led her to be involved in the IT side of operations as well as the communication aspects with clients and media.

Sixtine enjoys organizing and implementing structures to bring all projects to successful fruition.  She has worked for Governmental Institutions as well as the Private Sector. She has always taken on an active interest in charity organizations putting her formal training in Mass Communication, History of Art and Theatre to good use. She is at ease with media props, analytical campaigns, HNW clientele needs and has a good understanding of corporate budget requirements.

Links:

Geneva Business School website and the registration link to the FAIM (Fine Art International Management) MBA programme:  https://gbsge.com/en/programs/fine-art-international-management-mba/ 

 

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Sixtine chose  her great-great grandmother Paulina Ulrich approximately circa 1870 to sit on the park bench with her. Listen to the episode to hear more about her. 

 

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Episode 36: Natali Herrera-Pacheco - Photographer Writer & Artist

 

Natali Herrera-Pacheco

Natali Herrera-Pacheco is a Venezuelan artist and scholar that works on the intersection of music with other expressive forms. 

Natali holds a Doctorate in Latin American literature from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain; and a Masters in Ethnohistory and a Bachelors in Art History from the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela. 

She lives a happy life with her two cats and her husband in Appleton, Wisconsin.

 

Links: 

Website 

Instagram

Twitter

 

Natali Herrera-Pacheco

Natali Herrera-Pacheco

Natali Herrera-Pacheco

 

 

 

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Episode 35: Mickie Kennedy

PR Promotion, and Poetry

Mickie Kennedy eReleases

Mickie Kennedy is an expert at helping small businesses, authors, and startups increase their visibility and credibility. Mickie founded eReleases 22+ years ago after realizing that small businesses desperately need a press release service they can actually afford, giving them access to the media and to a national newswire – all with a personal touch.

Mickie lives in Baltimore County with his family and two feuding cats. He enjoys British science fiction and acknowledges an unhealthy addiction to diet soda. Mickie holds an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from George Mason University. He still writes poetry most Monday nights (virtually) with a group of fellow misfits.

Links:

Website 
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Facebook 
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LinkedIn 
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YouTube 

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Mickie Kennedy eReleases

 

Mickie Kennedy eReleases

 

 

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Episode 34: Ivana Mišić Life of a Concert Flutist & Soloist 

Ivana Mišić

Ivana Mišić began her musical education at the age of 9 in the class of prof. Carmen Fuchs at the Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music, where her final class was led by prof. Vesna Črnigoj. After having completed secondary musical education together with the gymnasium high school, she enrolled into the Academy of Music in Zagreb, where she graduated in 2017 with excellent marks in the class of prof. Renata Penezić.

During her musical education she perfected her skills by working with renowned musicians and educators in Croatia and abroad: Renata Penezić, Wally Hase, Emmanuel Pahud, Andrea Oliva, András Adorján, Anna Garzuly, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Michael Martin Kofler, Martin Belič, Marko Zupan, Matej Zupan, Carlo Jans, Renata Greiss, Jean-Claude Gerard and many others.

She is a winner of the Rector’s Award of the University of Zagreb and she was awarded several first prizes at national competitions of the Croatian Society of Music and Dance Educators (HDGPP). She was also awarded the third prize at the Papandopulo Croatian Competition of Young Musicians. While attending university, she completed a two-year jazz module where she was involved with classes of rhythm, ensemble, arranging and improvisation in jazz.

She has performed as a soloist accompanied by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, as a member of a Jazz ensemble and as soloist of the Jazz orchestra of the Academy of Music, directed by prof. Saša Nestorović.  She also had an outstanding solo performance at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall within the project the Harmony of Dissonance, and with pianists Zrinka Ivančić Cikojević and Mladen Grgić she has held recitals in Croatia.

She served Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra from December 2018 to December 2019 as solo flute, leader of wind section where she learned from and worked with many renowned domestic and international conductors as well as she maintained her professional orchestra experience in a satisfying level during busy season filled with symphony and opera repertoire. During February 2020 she co-operated with the Opera Orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, and also she co-operated with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in several occasions. 

 

Links:

Website

Facebook page

Instagram

 

Ivana Mišić

Ivana Mišić
Ivana Mišić
Ivana Mišić

 

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Episode 33: Candy Yeldham - Makeup Artist & Fashion Model

Candy Yeldham

 

Candy Yeldham, is a British Make up Artist based in London.  She attended The Glauco Rossi School of Make Up. She completed her Degree in Drama with a Minor in Film (2:1) at UEA.  The Degree involved designing make up, look books and costumes for Theatre, which focused her interest in the art of make up.  Represented by Minx Agency for four years. Candy worked regularly on fashion shoots with celebrities and editorial.  

 Candy follows the latest makeup trends, season to season and is passionate about the ability of make up to enhance client’s features.  Inspired by colour Candy is constantly perfecting her techniques working with brands such as Shu Uemura at Harvey Nichols and Yves Saint Laurent, YSL BEAUTE’.  

Candy has been booked by magazines such as Ok! Magazine and worked on locations in New York and Spain for editorial shoots, which has broadened her horizons globally.  Candy is available for Make Up bookings, clients can request;  one – to – one, pre event, wedding and make up lessons.

Links:

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

Candy Yeldham

Candy Yeldham

 

Candy Yeldham

Candy Yeldham

 

 

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Episode 32: Nalini Malaviya - The Creative World in Bangalore India

 

Nalini Malaviya Art Scene India

 

Nalini Malaviya is a Bangalore based art consultant, curator and writer. In addition to curating contemporary art exhibitions, she offers curatorial and advisory services to individuals and corporate, facilitating art acquisition. She has been writing for the media since 2003, and has been an art columnist for leading newspapers. She has contributed to Financial Times, Times of India, Bangalore Mirror, Deccan Herald, several art magazines and artist books, among other publications.

Nalini is the Founder/Publisher of Art Scene India www.artsceneindia.com which was established in 2006 as a blog, and which has evolved into a significant resource site and a digital archive, with extensive documentation of the art scene over the last 15 years. Last year, in response to the pandemic and the shifts in contemporary socio-cultural conditions, the digital publishing site now incorporates curatorial expression and collaborations around community projects, as part of its activities.

 Her recent project includes a fundraising art exhibition and the launch of #arttrackwithNalini, a series of conversations on contemporary art, which kick-started with the webinar ‘Contextualizing Digital Art, Algorithms and NFTs’. She is currently involved in the concept development of an outdoor art installation project in a corporate space. Nalini has a fortnightly art column in Sunday Herald, she is Member, Advisory Committee, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, and the State President of Karnataka Arts Leadership Council, WICCI.

 

Links: 

Website 

LinkedIn 

Facebook - Indian Art Scene

Facebook - Nalini Malaviya

Instagram

Twitter 

 

Nalini Malaviya

Nalini Malaviya

Nalini Malaviya

 

 

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Episode 31: Mike Farnham - Photographer's Evolution

Mike Farnham

Mike Farnham

 

Michael began his photographic career making vacation pictures with a childhood Brownie Hawkeye box camera.  From that time onward (generally with more sophisticated equipment) he has focused his lenses on a wide variety of subjects and locales, from mid-60s Manhattan to the South Pacific and the coasts of Africa.  Through his work travels and filming he has developed a strong sense of the field of view, color, palette definition, and framing the shot.  Michael continues his photography work and recently has conducted several solo shows.

Michael’s work is frequently displayed at the Torpedo Factory Art League Gallery and at Gallery 75.  Michael participated in National Geographic's “your shot program and one of his submissions received editors favorite 

At age 11 Michael began his photographic journey in life. On a trip to New York City Michael captured several photographs while riding a tour boat around Manhattan Island. One of those images, Manhattan Bridge in black and white has been displayed several times in various galleries.

Today Michael spends a good deal of his time traveling for work and always takes the time to seek out photographic trips that are preplanned. His work has expanded to architecture, landscapes, and areas near, in and around water.

 

Links: 

Facebook 

Instagram 

Website

 

 

Manhattan Bridge 1960's Mike Farnham Photography

Manhattan Bridge 1960's 

 

Mike Farnham Photography

 

 

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Episode 30: Ayelet Amrani Navon 

Interdisciplinary Artist that Inspires Thought

Ayelet Amrani Navon

Ayelet Amrani Navon


Ayelet Amrani Navon is an artist living and working in Israel. She paints, makes objects and installations, and experiments with one-on-one performative work. 

She is concerned with the human body, self and not-self, and points of contact with the other. Swans, pianos, and her personal biography are also recurring themes in her work.

Amrani Navon graduated with top honors from Basis Art School, Israel, and holds a law degree from Tel Aviv University Law School. 

Currently participating In the interdisciplinary program at the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

 

Links:

Website 

Instagram 

 

Ayelet Amrani Navon

 

Ayelet Amrani Navon

Ayelet Amrani Navon

 

 

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Episode 29: Ruth Davis

Abstract Floral Artist

Ruth Davis - Abstract Floral Artist

 

Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis is a renowned self-taught abstract artist, her medium is acrylic on canvas.

Her grandad was an artist and her grandmother was a keen gardener. Ruth has always been surrounded by nature which has inspired the main themes to her colorful, unique, botanical artwork. 

She began painting professionally after her grand parents passed away. The inspiration for her colorful botanical artwork, comes from the garden of her grandparents, Carmen and James.

Ruth's unique style of paintings have been displayed in galleries and many popular magazines. 

 

Ruth Davis Artist Statement: 

My art is how I show both the beauty and the unexpected madness of the nature in our every day. My work captures the bright and beautiful colors that are found in flowers.

I work primarily with acrylic paint creating modern abstract pieces. My process includes a lot of layers, shapes and textures. It is very unprocessed. I can be working on a piece all day, then I will leave it, add to it little by little, start over multiple times adding texture and layers giving it a past. Each of my paintings have their own life behind each brush stroke. Sometimes I try to recreate a process I have previously done, but the outcome can be the complete opposite, sometimes for the better. 

My paintings are bold yet simplistic just like the flowers I take my inspiration from. Take a white rose, simple, beautiful, yet striking and bold it has hidden shades and imperfect petals. This is what I portray in my work, I build the layers and textures allowing the painting to grow just as flowers do. They are unique just like every flower. 

 

Links: 

Website

Instagram 

 

Ruth Davis - Abstract Floral Artist

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Ruth Davis - Abstract Floral Artist Ruth Davis - Abstract Floral Artist

 

 

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Episode 28 - Madison Marie McIntosh

Life of a Contemporary Opera Singer

Madison Marie McIntosh

Madison Marie McIntosh

“Sparkling” mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh has been praised for her “wondrously flexible voice” and “prodigious vocal skills” (Voce di Meche). OperaWire has praised her “vocal power,” “enchanting voice,” and “velvety mezzo-soprano.” This summer, she will sing Beppe in Teatro Grattacielo’s production of L’amico Fritz at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

In 2020, she won The American Prize in Vocal Performance in the women’s professional opera division. This year, she performed a benefit concert for The American Prize that featured world premieres of works by Theodore Christman, Antonio Covello, Ted Ganger, Michael Polo, Kevin Scott, Amy Scurria, Myron Silberstein, and Webster Young. She also sang the Domme, “Mistress Salome,” in Three Way with Fargo Moorhead Opera and sang Lola Lowell in the virtual premiere of Theodore Christman’s opera The Impresario and the Dueling Divas with pianist Eve Queler.

Madison has been featured as Ernesta (Un avvertimento ai gelosi) at Caramoor, Delia (Il viaggio a Reims) with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, and Alto Soloist (Messiah) with New Amsterdam Opera. She covered the title role of Tancredi and sang the Eco in the inaugural season of Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo. In 2019, she performed the role of Prinz Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) at the Wiener Kammeroper as a result of winning First Prize in the Vienna Summer Music Festival Competition. She was an Apprentice Artist of Sarasota Opera during the winter of 2018 and sang the Marchande in Carmen. In 2014, she had the opportunity to work with the late Mo. Alberto Zedda as a young artist of the Accademia Rossiniana. 

Madison has also performed Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), the title role of Carmen, Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Cesare (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Sara (Roberto Devereux), Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and lead roles in the world premieres of six operas. She has premiered song cycles and other works by composers such as Peter Breiner, Paula Kimper, Webster Young, and Paul Ayres. In 2019, she joined Eve Queler as a soloist in her 25th annual Bel Canto Opera Concert. She has been featured as a soloist in venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, the DiMenna Center, and the Teatro Rossini.

Last year, she was presented in a solo virtual concert in the Kravis Center’s series Kravis @ Home. She also sang in virtual events presented by Fort Worth Opera and master classes with artists such as Jennifer Rowley, Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Andrea DelGiudice (presented by the Art Song Preservation Society of New York), Kirsten Chambers, and Keith Chambers. She performed one of the 22 ariette by Vaccai in Will Crutchfield’s video “Bel Canto in Thirty Minutes,” which also includes singers such as Lawrence Brownlee, Jennifer Rowley, Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, and Tamara Mumford. She later collaborated with Mo. Crutchfield on a recording for Teatro Nuovo’s Bel Canto Collection. Maryland Opera featured Madison as Alisa in its virtual performance of the sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor, and her videos of songs by living composers have been presented in Christman Opera Company’s series Voices Raising Voices.

This year, Madison will premiere the role of Gia in Coming Together, a historic opera that will bring together a diverse group of singers, composers, and librettists. Her music will be composed by Amy Scurria.

Links:

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Madison Marie McIntosh

 

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Episode 27 - Tiffany Apostolou

Re-emergence of Greek Art

Tiffany Apostolou

Tiffany Apostolou - Peri-Technes.com

Our guest Tiffany Apostolou seeks to bring art lovers in contact with the intriguing and bustling art scene in Greece while simultaneously drawing connections with the art scene in the U.S. through peri-Tēchnes, an art platform.  Her goal is to bring the reader in closer contact with the work of some remarkable artists with Greek roots or influences, from the US and from across the pond.

The website features exciting news, artist features, interviews, as well as exhibition and cultural event reviews. Artwork created by artists who want to make the art world more accessible to everyone are featured.

Editor-in-Chief -Tiffany Apostolou is a New York-based curator, writer, and researcher. Trained in architecture at the Polytechnic University in Greece, and in art history at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, New York, Tiffany utilizes her diverse experience to specialize in interdisciplinary and cross-temporal artistic practices focusing particularly on sensorial effects within designed spaces.

Tiffany is currently an art researcher at a blue chip gallery and Director of the independent online art platform peri-Tēchnes. She has lived and worked in both Greece and the United States where she collaborated with contemporary artists in Athens, Patras, and New York. She has also held positions within The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Drawing Center and Hawthorne Fine Art and ARCAthens.

Links: 

Website: peri-Tēchnes

Instagram: @peritechnes
Facebook: peri-Tēchnes 
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Episode 26 - Barbie the Welder - Metal Sculptor

Barbie the Welder

Barbie the Welder - Metal Sculptor

Our featured guest is Barbie the Welder, a creative talent that uses industrial tools to create magnificent sculptures. She teaches, and she writes books on the topic of welding. Among her many accomplishments, she designed the Harley Davidson 115th Anniversary sculpture that has been seen around the world.

She discusses with us how she became so creative handling tools that were designed more for industrial manufacturing than making art.

Her journey in becoming a woman metal craftsman is a fascinating one. She is a strong proponent of supporting tradespeople in all classes of trade.

She is an author and published a best-selling book. Barbie discusses the importance of staying healthy and fit. She needs to be strong to handle the very masculine tools she uses.

Barbie the Welder is a star in the social media world, with thousands of followers that love to see the various metal sculptures she creates. Barbie also is a well-known teacher of welding, and people from all walks of life take her courses. Some just as a craft or hobby, others to pursue a career as a welder.

In this Thought Row podcast episode, Barbie the Welder talks about some of the exciting projects that she has created for various clients and even did a live sculpting session at Sturgis, which was a major show-stopping success. She was invited on stage and introduced formally to an already admiring public.

Listeners will be inspired by her positivity, work ethic, and her creative passion.

Links: 

Website: https://www.barbiethewelder.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/barbiethewelder/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbieTheWelder

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/barbiethewelder

Twitter: @BarbieTheWelder

Etsy: Barbie the Welder on Etsy

 

Barbie the Welder

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Barbie the Welder
Barbie the Welder

 

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Episode 25: Duke Windsor - Modern Renaissance Man

Duke Windsor artist

Duke Windsor - Artist 

Duke Windsor was born in Texarkana, Texas and served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a radio operator, combat illustrator and drill instructor.  After leaving the service, Windsor was a freelance illustrator and amateur rodeo cowboy, competing in bull-riding, bareback and steer wrestling events.  He subsequently studied classical voice at San Diego State University and performed professionally with the San Diego Opera Chorus. Windsor holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Kempo martial arts, and he continues to be an active singer-songwriter, guitar player and solo performer.  

 Windsor has over 15 years of museum exhibition design and installation experience; he has worked for the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Museum of Man, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego History Center and Mingei International Museum.  Windsor served for seven years as founding Director of Exhibits at the USS Midway Museum. Currently, Windsor is CAD Design Engineering Manager at Full Swing Golf Simulators, headquartered in Carlsbad, California. 

Windsor is an Associate Artist of the California Art Club, and a former board member with A.R.T.S., A Reason to Survive, which empowers troubled youth through the arts.  He is also former Education Chair of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild.  Windsor has also served as a member of the Public Arts Selection Committee for the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Art Program.  

Windsor has taught art at many venues including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Athenaeum, and a former instructor of drawing and painting at Art on 30th Street; he also offers a wide range of artist development workshops throughout San Diego County. Windsor’s award-winning paintings have been exhibited at juried solo shows, festivals, group exhibitions and corporate venues in San Diego, Southern California and throughout the U.S., and they are held in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has also produced portrait commissions and military historical works. Windsor works in various media including pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor and block print, and his artistic scope ranges from plein air to abstract.

His 2021 Exhibitions Schedule includes the William D. Cannon Gallery Biennial in June,

Art San Diego Booth # 925, October 1 - 3, Solo Exhibition in Encinitas Library, in November and Oceanside Museum of Art Solo Exhibition in November 2021 - March 2022

Links: 

Website: https://www.dukewindsor.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dukewindsorMt.Helix/

YouTube:  (110) Duke Windsor Fine Art Studio - YouTube

 

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Episode 24: Gary Spangler - Life of a Voice-Over Actor

Gary Spangler

Gary Spangler - Voice-Over Actor

Gary Spangler is an impressive voice over talent who has experience in both theatre and film. He has impeccable articulation and a versatile voice print, bringing a wide range of talent to character work, commercials and narratives. His unique characterizations and script development experience enables him to transition flawlessly while capturing the heart and passion of his clients.

Gary started speaking into a microphone and a tape recorder creating his own radio shows as a young boy. He caught the performing bug by singing and acting in musicals and plays in high school. He went on to perform in several college productions including several Shakespeare festivals and was selected to be on the touring debate team for Troy University. After college he continued acting in theatrical productions, directing Children’s theater workshops, and even enjoyed success in television commercials and films.

Along with theatrical training at Troy University, Gary has also had advanced voice actor training with Del Mar Media Arts which includes Emmy award winning guest instructors.

 

Links: 

http://www.delmarmediaarts.com

#standwithbev (This is for Bev Standing, a Voice Artist whose voice is being used by Tik-Tok without her permission)

Gary Spangler on stage

Gary Spangler

 

 

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Episode 22: Linda Winter - What Saying YES Can Bring Into Your Life

Linda Winter artist

Linda Winter artist's career in painting spans over 30 years.

For the first 15 years she exhibited regularly in the Barbican Gallery in Plymouth. She also had a number of one-woman shows in the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, Mount Edgecumbe House and Exeter University.

Her paintings were also exhibited in a number of group shows. There are also a number of paintings in private collections throughout the South West.

From Easter 2015 Linda Winter’s art expanded to include work in acrylic.

The work is a mixture of landscape and still life, the result of development and experimentation. 

Website: https://lindawinterartist.it

IG: @ljwint

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/linda-winter-b11a0256

 

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Episode 21: Rose Bishay - Exploring her Entrepreneurial Business 

Rose Bishay These Hands Lotion Mask

Rose Bishay These Hands Lotion Mask

Rose Bishay These Hands Lotion Mask

 

Our special guest Rose Bishay, who thinks creatively shares her journey into building an entrepreneurial business.

Rose Bishay - How she became an entrepreneur. And the process she went through in developing and selling her key product - These Hands Lotion Mask.

Rose discusses coming from a family of entrepreneurs, being a woman entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial life. She also talks about how she started her business, mistakes that she made, challenges she faced and her work routine.

About Rose:

Rose is a twenty-something living in LA. She runs These Hands Lotion and loves celebrating the small but life changing tasks people do with their hands everyday. She started formulating beauty products on her kitchen table and has since grown her bespoke lotion company into a large business. She has a degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a background in social media marketing. She loves connecting people and helping those around her.

 

About These Hands Lotion:

I’ve always struggled with dry hands and eczema and loved trying different beauty products. Nothing really worked great for me. Over time I started experimenting and making my own hand masks and creams. I had my family and friends try my cream and they raved about how good it was and asked where they could buy some:) And so I was in business. But I wanted it to be more than just a product, I wanted to not only help people’s hands be happy but I also wanted to give back. Which is why I use the best ingredients I can find and donate 10% of all profits.


I chose the name because it has always struck me how important our hands are. I used to look at my grandma's hands, she had immigrated from Europe and had so many different jobs. I used to think of all the things they had done caring for children, cooking and working many different jobs. There is such beauty in the small but life changing tasks we do with our hands everyday.

Each of us has such a different story and I want to recognize how many amazing things each person does with their hands.They deliver babies, they rescue people, they nurture loved ones with food, they help people, they say hello, they make big business deals, perform life saving surgeries, sign treaties and laws into action and most importantly they love. Hands are the cornerstone of our world, responsible for our evolution and ultimately one of the most important things for us to take care of.

These Hands Lotion Hand Mask is a product that helps keep hands healthy and happy, a product that not only moisturizes but also proclaims a message - These Hands Support Others!


WHAT DID YOUR HANDS DO TODAY?

Links:
These Hands Website 
These Hands Instagram 

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Episode: 20 - From Super Model to SuperArtist - Growing Gracefully with the Chapters of Your Life

Jennifer Moore Tymowska

Jennifer Moore Tymowska - Born on the coast of Western Australia, Jennifer became a world traveller starting with her first long ocean voyage at the age of five, followed by more long-distance sea voyages that opened her eyes to different cultures. After a twenty-year career as an international fashion model based in New York and Paris that kept her globetrotting too, she now has her main home base in Switzerland. Jennifer completed her Master of Arts in Ancient History, with a focus on Ancient Art.

Painting became a passion, becoming an important part of her life.

After following a pathway that began with a fascination and desire to emulate the Impressionists, Jennifer was soon captivated by Fauvists and their wild love of colour as well as abstract-expressionists who force the inner soul to be exposed.

Wanting to share her enthusiasm with fellow artists and create a space for herself and others to show their work, Jennifer opened an atelier-gallery “Artists of Konstancin”.

Flexible acrylics are her medium of choice, along with the addition of gels and mixed-media which add texture, and create extra impact while allowing freedom of expression – going with the flow and getting in the zone. Primarily self-taught, Jennifer has had the pleasure of working with outstanding teachers in Canada, Poland and Australia who were happy to share their artistic knowledge and who guided her at critical points in her career. Her visual eye is constantly in action, absorbing her surroundings and the impact of light and colour in harmony/disharmony with shapes and forms.

Website:   https://www.jenmotymart.com
IG:  @jenmotymart
FB:  jenmotymart
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Thought Row Episode 19: Mental Wellness Journey for Creative People

Jennifer Mazur

Jennifer Mazur - Raised under the Florida sun and living in tune with Swedish nature, I come from a long line of artists. My art is fueled by my need to address Mental Wellness. I find inspiration in colors, textures, nature, women and music. And I use my art to raise my voice as a platform to smash the mental health stigma.

I am a mixed media artist. In this collection “Windows”, I used a combination of watercolors and inks and mounted on natural wood.

​The women I’ve created in this collection are my message to the world that there is no shame in our diagnoses. None. That they are common and normal and part of what makes us the gorgeous individuals that we are.

That no matter what, it is ok to be authentic and share our lives. That the more we talk about and show our reality -the more "normal" it becomes. That everyone is battling their own demons and that is a part of life.

And that authenticity is freeing.​

That is what my women represent. They live behind a society imposed filter - afraid of judgement and they are trying to break free. But it isn’t easy. So in their moment of wanting to reach out and honestly connect, they show you a glimpse…

What do you see when you get a momentary look into the window of their soul?

Jennifer Mazur   

Mental Wellness Artist

InstaGram: www.instagram.com/jennifermazurart

Websitewww.jennifermazurart.com

 

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Thought Row Episode 18: When Collaboration Celebrates Creative Talents

All Fashioned by Nature

  Dominique Nancy                           Darren Sleep                       Lisa Lawrence 

What are the chances of three artists with completely different passions and interests, living on opposite sides of the world crossing paths, let alone forming a unique collaboration? Dominique Nancy, a sustainable fashion and style blogger from Canada, Lisa Lawrence, artist and graphic designer from the USA and Darren Sleep, botanical artist and photographer from the United Kingdom. Each of them began their respective blogs on WordPress about three years ago, however none of them could have imagined how life would ultimately change as a result. 

Seeking a new direction and feeling like something was missing in their life, each of them branched out into their own field. Eventually, through the power of the internet and exchanging comments on each other’s blogs, they soon realized they had much in common. Their shared aesthetic appreciation and love for the natural world drew them together and in time, and over many online conversations, friendship blossomed, and an idea was born.  

The idea was a unique cross-blog collaboration called “When Fashion and Nature Collide” (WFNC) launched in March 2018. In this creative project, every month they present their own version of an agreed theme. The reader will see outfits styled by Dominique and art from Lisa and Darren, inspired by Darren’s critter and flower pictures.  Although they often share images, they don’t share their text until publication day, which makes for an utterly compelling project to see each article and how each of the artists interprets their version. 

Their way of working is very organic. Sometimes a photograph of a flower or creature, or a piece of artwork by Lisa or Darren, will inspire Dominique to style an outfit. Sometimes an outfit idea is already in place and a color or texture will prompt a search for a matching flower or critter. Their themes have covered diverse topics that have ranged from butterflies to nuts. 

Dominique is a French scientific journalist from Quebec, Canada and the fashionista of the team. With a deep love of science, writing and fashion it was inevitable she would combine all three in a project and in 2016, as a gift to herself on her 50th birthday she began her blog 3C Style. This blog allows her a creative outlet to bring knowledge and facts about clothing and brands. Her main goal is to provide sustainable fun-loving fashion tips and good vibes.

In her own words she is “polished, fun and feminine”, blending minimalism with a love for details. Dominique is passionate about combining colors that blend with nature and eco-friendly brands. She is often the driving force behind many of the inspirations with her contribution going way beyond the styling. Dominique feeds the creation of designs incessantly in the form of doodles or slogans, which both Lisa and Darren feed from.

Lisa was raised in a small town in Michigan, surrounded by flowers, nature and antiques. Inspired by nature, vintage art and typography Lisa’s career has followed her passion with a keen interest in protecting the environment. Her love of art, paper and writing saw her launching her first blog, Pen, Paper and Petals in 2016 which soon bloomed into Lismore Paper. Today she loves to inspire others to find the happiness that creativity can bring.  

“I love fashion and have always loved the vintage frills. I have created private artwork with fashion, but have never shared it”, says Lisa of the WFNC project. Lisa now sells high quality digital paper for art and crafters through her Etsy shop, Lismore Paper Co.  “It’s exciting, because of this project, I have the opportunity. And the friendships made with other like-minded people has had a significant and positive impact in my life. I have grown as an artist and as a person.”

Darren Sleep from Lancaster, England credits this collaboration as a turning point in his battles with depression. Being introverted by nature and holding down a stressful job, his garden was his main escape and he often filled his time with different hobbies to fill the void and ease feelings of isolation. 

In his mid-forties he dabbled in botanical illustration and discovered a new love which was to see him go on and gain a distinction in the Society of Botanical Artists diploma in 2016. However, depression hit Darren hard in 2017 and stress led to a breakdown. Part of his recovery included starting a blog, The Arty Plantsman, which reflected his artistic, emotional journey, all blended with an underlying humor.

This blog was a life changer for Darren and by connecting with his two partners he forged friendships which were to pull him out of the depths of self-doubt and uncertainty. The support of passionate, like-minded people has given him a sense of confidence, camaraderie and shared purpose which is evident every month they present their shared themes. “I am delighted to be working with such lovely and talented people” he says. “Working in this partnership has given me the confidence to spread my wings and evolve as an artist”.

This is not a conventional collaboration and working at a distance requires many conversations via different media. Despite the time zone differences, their day jobs and family schedules they make it work.

 

 

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Links for All Fashioned by Nature

Instagram:@allfashionedbynature 

IGTV (D.I.Y.): https://www.instagram.com/allfashionedbynature/channel/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allfashionedbynature 

Artists' shop: https://fashionedbynature.threadless.com/

Youtube: https://youtu.be/BZXmS1ImWAc

 For collaboration and Inquiriesallfashionedbynature@gmail.com

 
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Thought Row Episode 17: The Art of Ikebana  Building Serenity with Florals

Tuija Nyrönen - The Art of Ikebana - Building Serenity with Florals

 

Tuija Nyrönen has been practicing the art of Ikebana for the last 6 years. She is recognized as being a true talent in that ancient Japanese art form. She has learned to express herself creatively through the floral arrangements and the various textures she incorporates into every living work of art. Each one of her creations is original and authentic. No two are ever alike, but she manages to maintain an expressive theme in every arrangement. She’s particularly proud of her resourcefulness in finding tactile elements to incorporate with flowers. She is known for her ability to repurpose everyday items that many discard and make them into works of living art. 

Ikebana is a lifelong commitment. Tujia has made that commitment, and she works with an Ikebana sensei. She feels this sensai has given her excellent guidance, especially when she started to practice this truly original and fleeting artform. 

Tujia's mission in life was to create beauty and serenity for herself and for others to see.

 

Links for Tuija Nyrönen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tuija_nyronen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuijaNyr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuija.nyronen/

 

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Thought Row Episode 14: Adventures in Plein Air Landscape Painting with Deborah Czernecky

Deborah Czernecky Adventures in Plein Air Landscape Painting

Deborah Czernecky

“Painting gives me a feeling of great freedom and a reason to explore or go see what is around the next corner” - Deborah Czernecky

 Deborah Czernecky is an established Canadian Artist who comes from a family with an array of artistic abilities. Growing up in the interior of British Columbia she developed a life-long passion for paint and nature, particularly in its spirituality, and having traveled widely from ‘coast to coast to coast’, Deborah likes to refer to Canada as her ‘big backyard’. In pursuit of her love of painting, Deborah has extended her travels across the globe, inspired by the variety of scenery that heightens the sense of colour, formation, and pattern within her works.

 Deborah is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA). While primarily an “en plein air” painter, she has produced a diverse body of work ranging from the raw power of the majestic Canadian Rockies to the serenity of an early “Morning Row” in the mist on the lake (selected by Ducks Unlimited for its 2018 Art Portfolio). From the ghostly aura of medieval Templar temples to the enthusiastic joy of colourful bicycles in Costa Rica. Whether it’s painting on location or in the studio, Deborah combines her dynamic palette with elements of abstraction and traditional realism to convey the essence of the subject matter.

 Being immersed constantly in the beauty of the outdoors, Deborah has the opportunity to share her experiences through her artwork. Inspired by each element nature brings, from rattlesnake encounters to the forces of nature, Deborah believes there is a greater meaning to what we see in front of us. To her, a tree is not just a tree but it’s a symbol of life and growth, and although nature is key to her inspiration, so is the community she is surrounded by. She enjoys being able to create relationships with the public through questions they ask about her art, her passion, and her story.

 When Deborah is not painting, she continues her love for teaching, having taught classes part time. Her philosophy for teaching drawing or painting is “No Stress” as she wants her students to enjoy the moment while learning the foundations of these mediums.

The wonders of nature are part of what inspired me to start “en plein air” painting. Everything has a greater meaning than what is seen before us. That’s why, wherever you go, there is always something new to see and be in awe about. Soak it in.

Deborah Czernecky

 

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Links for Deborah Czernecky

IG - deborahczernecky_artist
FB - Deborah Czernecky, SCA
Website - www.spinningdogstudio.ca

 

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Thought Row Episode 13: Market and Sell Your Art

Gavriella Abekassis

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My name is Gavriella Abekassis, and my mission is to give to artists the marketing and sales trainings they are lacking, so they can make a living by selling art independently, without waiting for galleries to give them opportunities.
I started supporting artists with sales and business growth in March 2020, after having worked in galleries and assisted artists for 5 years.
While in galleries, I worked in sales, marketing, artist liaison, museums and institutions liaison, shipping and packing artworks, putting exhibitions together, event and office management, art performance and installation research, accountancy as well as (too?) many other administrative tasks.
While gaining experience in art galleries, I realized that most visitors in galleries are artists who were trying to enter the community of art galleries, because they were told it’s the only way to sell art.
I am what we could call “self-taught” in online marketing and sales. I’ve learned directly from several six and seven figure business owners.
I’ve always loved both art and entrepreneurship. The Artist Entrepreneur Club was the perfect way for me to combine both fields, which I now understand, have so many points in common.
I also love to work with artists in 1 to 1 sessions, and I only do this when I think that we are the right fit. I will tell you if I think this is not the case during a complimentary call.
I have now helped more than 95 artists grow their online marketing and sales, as I know what are the important points an artist entrepreneur should nail if they want to grow their business consistently.
In the first year of helping artists with growing their sales, several have started selling for more than £10,000 of artworks with only a few tweaks added to their marketing

The Artist Entrepreneur Club

Our dynamic slack group where the community of artists entrepreneurs hang out

 

The Artist Entrepreneur Club

The #training-recording channel in the slack group, with all recordings of past live business training.

An example of the weekly challenges (as part of monthly themes) received by the members of the Artist Entrepreneur Club.

This one, the challenge 3 of Selling art on LinkedIn, was sent in December. You have access to all past challenges too.

 

Links for Gavriella Abekassis

Artist Entrepreneur Club:
 
Instagram: 
@gavriella.sell.your.art.online
 
 
Facebook page:

 

 

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Thought Row Episode 12: Mary Ann Prack - Conversation with a Contemporary Woman Sculptor

Mary Ann Prack Sculptor

Mary-Ann Prack was born in Ontario, Canada.  As a third generation member of an architectural engineering family, both art and architecture were a strong component of her early life experiences and surroundings. She began her formal fine art education at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, continued at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and Florida Atlantic University, where she studied both fine art and interior design. Mary-Ann became a full time visual artist in 1986 and for over thirty five years has worked with clay as a pure sculpture medium. There is nothing traditional about her approach to or use of clay in terms of subject, design, scale or glazing techniques. Prack creates sculpture that is distinctive, precise, and with geometric purity of surface, color, and form.  She hand builds each piece using a specially formulated clay that has a stone-like hardness, strength and consistency suitable for her large-scale clay constructions. Prack began painting in 2004 after an illness briefly left her unable to do the heavy work sculpture requires. Since then painting has become as important to her artistic expression as sculpture. Though different in approach, the energy, spirit and her distinctive artistic presence is most evident whenever her sculpture and paintings are experienced together. Mary-Ann’s home, studio and sculpture garden are located in the mountain community of Jefferson, NC.

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Links for Mary-Ann Prack

Website: https://www.prackart.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prack_art
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-ann-prack-825b8a173/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maryann.prack
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Thought Row Episode 11: Inside Thoughts from an Art Curator

Maurice Quillinan Curator Artist

Maurice Quillinan grew up in Limerick, Ireland. He studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), the Royal College of Art, London (RCA), the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Arts, Paris and the University of Limerick (UL).

He has travelled extensively which invariably has informed his work. Central to his practice is a strong set of spiritual values which underlie his exploration of existence, using the landscape and the figure as metaphors for the metaphysical challenges we encounter. This internal dialogue manifests as layered and blurred works, which suggest that there are many meanings and explanations for the spiritual, psychological and physiological conundrums we are introduced to.. images that suggest that we don’t have the knowledge to ask questions let alone expect coherent logical replies.

He has been a recipient of a number of awards, including: Limerick City Scholarship (VEC) award, The Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship, a number of Arts Council awards and bursaries.

His love of classical music (which is constantly playing in his studio) informs the emotional and psychological aspect of his painting and drawing. Poetry is also another informative interest, especially the poetry of TS Eliot and the contemporary American poet Brian Turner. Other interests include contemporary military history. He completed his thesis in UL , researched around the use of helmet cams used by the various participants to record the war, mostly in Iraq. This came about as a questioning of the validity and or usefulness of commissioning artists to record modern conflicts in traditional formats.

He has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally. His work is represented in public and private collections of thirty four countries.

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Links for Maurice Quillinan

Website: https://www.mauricequillinan.net/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maurice_quillinan/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maurice.quillinan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maurice-quillinan-8664a22b/

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Thought Row Episode 10 -When You’re Multi-Talented - Cris Santos

Thought Row Episode 10: When You’re Multi-Talented

 

This week’s Thought Row podcast guest is Cris Santos. Cris has a Master degree in Linguistics and is a content creator/blogger that writes about travel, fashion and lifestyle. As a former model and lover of the arts, she decided to take control of her life and chase her dreams. In 2017 while taking pictures to create a book trailer for her book One Way Trip, she launched PhotosbyCris Designs. She also represents apparel lines that she helped develop and market. We discuss her life as an entrepreneur and a single mom of twin teenage boys. If you need positive and creative motivation to lift your spirits for the whole week, then tune in, wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Links for Cris Santos

Photos By Cris Magazine: http://www.photosbycris.com.au/

Luna Blue Girlhttps://lunabluegirl.com/

Cris Santos Stylinghttps://www.crissantosstyling.com.au/

 

Photosbycris Designs

https://shopvida.com/collections/cris-a-santos-photosbycris

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/photosbycris

https://www.zazzle.com/store/photosbycris

  

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A.K. Fielding - Trehans Treasures - Junk Journaling

THOUGHT ROW EPISODE 9: THE CREATIVE ART OF JUNK JOURNALING

Todays episode features A.K. Fielding. Angelina discusses Junk Journaling and the Creative Process plus its use of many creative skills. She shares how it can inspire creativity in your life.

A little about A.K. Fielding: She is academically trained in research and writing as an historian, she also a self-taught artist.

In recent years, she forged together her love of writing about early American history and art to create works that she hopes will inspire people to study America's rich past.

As an independent historian, she has served as a featured speaker at various engagements to educate people on topics related to early American history.

A.K. Fielding's articles can be found in several publications, and her art has been showcased in various exhibitions.

She is currently painting moments in early American history; producing a new line of handmade stationery products; researching, and writing about the early Republic.

A.K. Fielding's upcoming book, Rough Diamond:  The Life & Times of  Colonel William Stephen Hamilton, is a biography of a son of Alexander & Elizabeth Hamilton and will be released June, 2021.

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One of Angelina Fielding's many historical paintings.  This portrait is of John Laurens.

 

 Links for Angelina Fielding 

Trehan's Treasures is the name of her studio and represents all her art and writings.

Website: https://trehanstreasures.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trehanstreasures/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trehanstreasures/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/akfieldingart/_created/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPK0kr36ujwabpl1d_TMtA

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Thought Row Episode 8: The Birth of an Art Museum

Gene Sasse - Sasse Art Museum

Gene Sasse - Gene Sasse photographer, museum founder/director, adjunct professor. Gene’s work is renowned for both accurate and uplifting images. His services are sought by businesses where accurate detail and color replication is required. His work has been on the cover of major publications such as Western Art and Architecture, -Biblical Manuscript Center of Claremont, California to restore photographs of The Great Isaiah Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Gene has produced over three dozen books and catalogs for both the Sasse museum and other clients.

 Gene is the founder of the Sasse Museum of Art. The Sasse Museum of Art is a gathering place to celebrate the inspiring and transformative power of arts and culture and to expand our understanding of ourselves and the world.

 Gene is also an adjunct professor teaching two advanced photography classes at Riverside community College.

In this episode Gene shares his experiences as the Founder and Director of the Sasse Museum of Art and the road to making the Southern California museum a success, all the while he operates his successful commercial photography business.

 

Sasse Museum of Art

Website: https://sasseartmuseum.org/

 Blog: https://sasseartmuseum.com/

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sasseartmuseum/

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SasseMuseumofArt/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sasseartmuseum/

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Thought Row Episode 7: Art Community, Family & Friends - Interview with artist Sonia Bublaitis 

 Sonia Bublaitis Artist

 

Sonia Bublaitis - Through the interplay of different media i.e. Photography, her aim is to express the spirituality of the world around her and to challenge the observer with each piece using somewhat unorthodox techniques.  

She has been greatly influenced by the works of Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinsky to name just a couple of artists.  

 

"Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body”  W. Kandinsky

 

Website:  Sonia Bublaitis Artist 
Twitter:   @soniabublaitis
Instagram: soniabublaitisart
Facebook Art Page: facebook.com/soniabublaitisart
LinkedIn:  Sonia Bublaitis

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Thought Row Podcast Episode 4: A Conversation with CM Curtis Best Selling Amazon Author on his success story and advice to upcoming writers and authors 

CM Curtis Author

 

C.M. Curtis has been writing novels for over two decades. He has published eleven works of fiction, five of which have become number one best sellers on Amazon. Curtis has written in several genres but the bulk of his books are westerns.

If you’re looking for western novels with the same old recycled plots and characters, don’t buy a C.M. Curtis novel. C.M. Curtis is not an average author, and his books are far from average.  His plots have been described by critics as being, “Refreshingly original,” his characters as being, “Far more real and engaging, than characters in run-of-the-mill westerns.”  The average western novel lacks the power to thrill a non-western reader. This is clearly not true of a Curtis novel. Countless readers have said they do not like westerns, but love C.M. Curtis’s westerns and read everything he writes. Curtis westerns are simply an enjoyably unique kind of fiction that happens to be set in the old west; the kind of books that can be read over and over and will be enjoyed for generations.

C.M. Curtis Author

C.M. Curtis Author

Links for C.M. Curtis 

Website: https://cmcurtisauthor.com/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcmcurtis/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMCurtis3

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-m-curtis-43502b12/

 

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Thought Row Podcast Episode 1: Entrepreneurial Creativity 

Rose Bishay | These Hands Lotion

Interview with Rose Bishay - How she became an entrepreneur. And the process she went through in developing and selling These Hands Lotion Mask.

Her experiences in website development and using various social media platforms to attract customers.

About Rose:

Rose is a twenty-something living in LA. She runs These Hands Lotion and loves celebrating the small but life changing tasks people do with their hands everyday. She started formulating beauty products on her kitchen table and has since grown her bespoke lotion company into a large business. She has a degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a background in social media marketing. She loves connecting people and helping those around her.

 

About These Hands Lotion:

I’ve always struggled with dry hands and eczema and loved trying different beauty products. Nothing really worked great for me. Over time I started experimenting and making my own hand masks and creams. I had my family and friends try my cream and they raved about how good it was and asked where they could buy some:) And so I was in business. But I wanted it to be more than just a product, I wanted to not only help people’s hands be happy but I also wanted to give back. Which is why I use the best ingredients I can find and donate 10% of all profits.


I chose the name because it has always struck me how important our hands are. I used to look at my grandma's hands, she had immigrated from Europe and had so many different jobs. I used to think of all the things they had done caring for children, cooking and working many different jobs. There is such beauty in the small but life changing tasks we do with our hands everyday.

Each of us has such a different story and I want to recognize how many amazing things each person does with their hands.They deliver babies, they rescue people, they nurture loved ones with food, they help people, they say hello, they make big business deals, perform life saving surgeries, sign treaties and laws into action and most importantly they love. Hands are the cornerstone of our world, responsible for our evolution and ultimately one of the most important things for us to take care of.

These Hands Lotion Hand Mask is a product that helps keep hands healthy and happy, a product that not only moisturizes but also proclaims a message - These Hands Support Others!


What did your hands do today?

 

Links:
These Hands Website 
These Hands Instagram