Show Guests

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 

 

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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:

Instagram 
Facebook

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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

 

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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/

 

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

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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

Gavriella Abekassis

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.

Mary-Ann Prack
Mary-Ann Prack in StudioMary-Ann Prack
Mary-Ann Prack Family Room

 

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.

Maurice Quillinan
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Maurice Quillinan

 

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.

Cris Santos Luna Blue Girl PhotosByCris
Cris Santos Luna Blue Girl PhotosbyCris
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Cris Santos Luna Blue Girl PhotosbyCris

 

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.

Angelina Fielding Trehan's Treasures

Angelina Fielding Trehan's Treasures

John Laurens Angelina Fielding Trehan's Treasures

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