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Speed Rounds 23, 24, & 25

Art for Your Ears

Every week I look forward to the weekend and a new episode of Art for Ears, the Jealous Curator’s podcast. Danielle Krysa has an amazing blog called The Jealous Curator (subtitled: Damn. I wish I thought of that), where she shares the artwork of artists that she is jealous of. How many other artists out there can relate? (Raising my hand) If you haven’t checked out the blog or her podcast, I highly recommend it. The idea behind the podcast is that Danielle interviews a different artist each week, so that the listeners get a little look into the lives of all kinds of artists. Each episode has a speed round section where she asks the artist quick questions that they should answer without thinking too long or too deeply about them. Each week I try to imagine how I would answer these same questions if I were being interviewed by Danielle, so I had the idea to start this series where I will share my own answers to each week’s speed round on this here blog.

I haven’t had much chance to blog the last couple weeks, and I didn’t want my blog to turn into the Speed Round blog, so I’m grouping the last 3 episodes together.

Episode #23 was with art director of Land of Nod, Michelle Kohanzo. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Color of your first prom dress
I never went to prom, no regrets.

Though this question immediately made me think of the scene in Pretty In Pink when Iona tells the story about her friend that didn’t go to prom.
2. Favorite cocktail?

I really don’t drink often, so when I do order a cocktail I’m usually taking tips from other people. I guess my fall back if I don’t have suggestions from other people would be an amaretto stone sour, because yeah, that’s probably the most safe and supremely sweet, disguising-the-taste-of-alcohol-drink that ever a kid in an adult body could order.
3. Floral or Camo

This is tough, and I’ve actually had weeks to think about it. I like floral but depending on the styling and presentation it can very often be dated, where as camo stays pretty much the same and is just timeless. As the weeks went by I realized I actually own 3 pieces in my wardrobe that are camo. A pair of old navy capris, an army t from the army surplus store in chicago, and a sweatshirt hoodie. I can’t think of any florals in my wardrobe. Do I get my woman-badge revoked? If it comes down to art, definitely FLORAL. I can think of tons of florals patterns I have created, or oooohed and aaaaahed over, but never once painted camouflage.
4. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Live in a different place for 2 years, namely Juneau, AK, Chicago, IL, or Seattle, WA.

Episode #24 was with artist Jessica Bell. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Vancouver or Ottowa?
Vancouver, although I’ve never been to either.
2. Painting or Sculpture?
Mixed media, I love both. How’s that for dodging the question.
3. True or False, you made me the most beautiful wall hanging ever?
Well, this episode’s speed round questions were oddly specific to the artist. Obviously I’ve never made a wall hanging for Danielle Krysa, but I have definitely made my fair share of wall decorations.
wall over my work table
Here’s a current picture of the wall over my work table. I think I’m going to take it down for the new year and start fresh.

Episode #25 was with artist Ashley Mistriel. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Favorite TV show
Currently, Orphan Black
2. Gouache or Acrylic
Of the two I’d have to say Acrylic right now. I actually use watercolor more than either of those, and am very interested in using gouache, but do not have enough experience. I bought some but just haven’t given it enough time to learn it and feel comfortable with it yet.
3. Name a character from a movie/TV/book that you were in love with as a teenager.
How about one from each. Lloyd Dobbler, Say Anything, Brian Krakow, My So Called Life, George Emmerson from A Room With A View

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Speed Round – Episode 22

I forgot to actually publish this yesterday. So, here goes:

Before I begin let me say, how is it Thursday already? I started Monday with a list of 3 things to do THAT DAY and have only completed 1.5 things so far this week (update for Friday: all things are done!), and that’s not for a lack of trying. It has just been a busy week. I didn’t even get to start listening to this week’s episode until Tuesday night and finished it yesterday. I’ve been following Kate online probably for about 10 years, mostly through flickr, starting with when she got heavy coverage for her Obsessive Consumption project. I’ve been really trying to crack down on a budget lately so listening to why she started the project hit close to home. Also, I often document and think of my artwork AND my whole studio being very much piles or stacks of paper, so the whole piles of crap thing was great. She has done a number of wonderful talks that you might also want to listen to, Creative Mornings and  TedX

Art for Your Ears

Every week I look forward to the weekend and a new episode of Art for Ears, the Jealous Curator’s podcast. Danielle Krysa has an amazing blog called The Jealous Curator (subtitled: Damn. I wish I thought of that), where she shares the artwork of artists that she is jealous of. How many other artists out there can relate? (Raising my hand) If you haven’t checked out the blog or her podcast, I highly recommend it. The idea behind the podcast is that Danielle interviews a different artist each week, so that the listeners get a little look into the lives of all kinds of artists. Each episode has a speed round section where she asks the artist quick questions that they should answer without thinking too long or too deeply about them. Each week I try to imagine how I would answer these same questions if I were being interviewed by Danielle, so I had the idea to start this series where I will share my own answers to each week’s speed round on this here blog.

This week’s episode was with artist Kate Bingaman-Burt. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Your favorite piece of clothing from when you were a kid. This was a repeat question from a couple interviews ago, where I talked about my obsession with my red hooded sweatshirt, so I thought I’d go back further. There was this piece, possibly handmade by my mother for my sister before me. It was a two piece dress with matching bottom bloomer type shorts, I think red and blue, raggedy Ann and Andy? It was the kind of very A line/baby doll type dress with the shoulders that allow kids to grow into them. I remember finally being school age and still wearing it but as a shirt, but remembering how it had been a dress and wishing I could still get away with wearing it as a dress. Think Shirley Temple, super short dress, lol.

3. Do you have a picture of that?

Pictures of little Robyn
I couldn’t find a picture of it, though I’m sure one exists somewhere. In the meantime, I did find these pictures of me wearing ridiculously short dresses from that same era. I’m the one in the yellow dress, giving the peace (or probably more accurately, the quiet) symbol.

3. Favorite place to shop?
Any place that sells art/craft supplies, although I am down for a trip to Target at just about any time. I would be in serious trouble if art supply stores and target were open 24/7.

4. Have you ever seen or been a naked cyclist in Portland?
Ummm, no, (see Never Nude comment from previous post) and not even limited to Portland. Although I do believe I have seen photographs of a naked bike ride that my friend witnessed as it drove by him in Chicago. I am like Kate, very inhibited in relation to garb.

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Speed Round – Episode 21

Art for Your Ears

Every week I look forward to the weekend and a new episode of Art for Ears, the Jealous Curator’s podcast. Danielle Krysa has an amazing blog called The Jealous Curator (subtitled: Damn. I wish I thought of that), where she shares the artwork of artists that she is jealous of. How many other artists out there can relate? (Raising my hand) If you haven’t checked out the blog or her podcast, I highly recommend it. The idea behind the podcast is that Danielle interviews a different artist each week, so that the listeners get a little look into the lives of all kinds of artists. Each episode has a speed round section where she asks the artist quick questions that they should answer without thinking too long or too deeply about them. Each week I try to imagine how I would answer these same questions if I were being interviewed by Danielle, so I had the idea to start this series where I will share my own answers to each week’s speed round on this here blog.

This week’s episode was with artist Debra Broz. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. If I gave you a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The place that comes to mind immediately is Juneau, Alaska. I was fortunate enough to spend a week there during spring break my senior year of high school, and I always said I wanted to return with the possibility of living there for at least 2 years. I haven’t been back since but want to so badly.
2. Favorite movie from your teen years?
Say Anything, and as a bonus I’ll say that my all of my favorite movies from my teen years were shmoopy romances, so I’ll just share that my top 5 were probably Say Anything, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Singles and (Debra Mentioned this one as her favorite as well) Reality Bites.
3. Ice Cream or Pizza
Pizza. Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream, but I’m more of a fruity or non-creamy dessert type person. It would have been a lot harder choice between pizza or Slurpee/Slushee/Hawaiian Ice.
4. Flavor?
Probably a Chicago style deep dish, gourmet veggie (which definitely means it needs to have artichokes) and plenty of CHEESE

And just a quick note: As soon as I heard about and then saw Debra’s work, I instantly wanted to see a collaboration of some sorts between her and artist Cassie Marie Edwards, who was also featured on the Jealous Curator. Cassie paints realistic portraits of figurines, while Debra is a ceramicist and restorer, that takes apart figurines and re-imagines them into new creatures. Maybe they could do a group show where Cassie paints the original figurines and then Debra re-imagines them. That would be so cool!

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Speed Round – Episode 20

I know! I know! Two blog posts in two days. What?!

I’m posting today because I just remembered how I wanted to start a new blog post series. Every week I look forward to the weekend and a new episode of Art for Ears, the Jealous Curator’s podcast. Danielle Krysa has an amazing blog called The Jealous Curator (subtitled: Damn. I wish I thought of that), where she shares the artwork of artists that she is jealous of. How many other artists out there can relate? (Raising my hand) If you haven’t checked out the blog or her podcast, I highly recommend it. The idea behind the podcast is that Danielle interviews a different artist each week, so that the listeners get a little look into the lives of all kinds of artists. Each episode has a speed round section where she asks the artist quick questions that they should answer without thinking too long or too deeply about them. Each week I try to imagine how I would answer these same questions if I were being interviewed by Danielle, so I had the idea to start this series where I will share my own answers to each week’s speed round on this here blog.

This week’s episode was with artist Kelly Puissegur. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Beer or Wine
Wine, hands down. I have the palate of a child, so in all honesty, that wine would probably be more like a “wine cooler”.
2. Favorite article of clothing from your teenage years
I had a red zipper hoodie and I wore it through high school and probably college before it became too stained, frayed and holey. Trying to relive that era and comfort, I actually just purchased a replacement hoodie. I bet you’d never guess how hard it is to buy a cherry red, zipper front hoodie. If you go into stores, the hoodies in the women’s section will always be pink or magenta, the hoodies in the men’s section will always be a maroon or burgundy. Online, if you find a red-red hoodie they will be offered in sizes XS or XXXL with everything in between sold out. Or it will be super bulky with that fake wool lining, or have some brand or logo plastered across it. It took me about a year to finally snag a perfect, plain red zipper hoodie.
3. Favorite animal to paint
I can not think of the last animal I painted, possibly a deer on Ann’s baby shower invite? If I had to paint any animal right now I’d paint a cat, since I’m most familiar with how they look.

My Top Gun name
4. If you were a fighter pilot in Top Gun, what would your call sign be?
I only saw Top Gun for the first time last year and meh. I had no idea how to answer this so I cheated and searched for a generator “What’s your Top Gun name” and pow! Hobby! I couldn’t have come up with a better option than that if I sat all day thinking about it.
5. Other than art, what would you love to be awesome at? The first thing that popped into my head is singing. I love music so much, and I really belt it out when I’m alone, but I’m also pretty sure I’m super tone deaf. I blame a bajillion ear infections during my childhood and adulthood.
Bonus: Have you ever gone topless on a beach?
No way, jose! I’m a practicing NEVER NUDE. I’m the layer queen. Layers and layers of clothes, even at the beach.

I’ve really been wanting to do this for a while, so I might go back through old episodes and postdate my answers