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Entries from August 2014

Episode #28: Amie Plumley and Jean Van’t Hul

August 18th, 2014 · Comments

Amie Plumley is the co-author of Sewing School and Sewing School 2. Both books are excellent resources for teaching children to sew. Jean Van't Hul is the author of the blog and book, The Artful Parent. She is passionate about helping people find inspiration and encouragement in making art with children, whether at home or in the classroom. In this episode of the podcast we talk about creating open-ended projects, controlling the mess, helping everyone feel comfortable being creative, and dealing with frustration and self-doubt among young artists. Amie, Jean and I also recommend our favorite art supplies and creative toys for children and adults.

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Episode #27: Lilla Rogers and Lisa Congdon

August 11th, 2014 · Comments

What does it take to make a living as an artist? In this episode of the podcast I talk to illustration agent Lilla Rogers and artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon about how to develop a viable career making and selling your artwork. Lilla and Lisa also recommend great stuff their loving right now.

Connect with Lilla Rogers at: http://lillarogers.com

Connect with Lisa Congdon at: http://lisacongdon.com

Find me, Abby Glassenberg, at: http://whileshenaps.com

Enjoy the show!

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Episode #26: Diane Gilleland and Haley Pierson-Cox

August 4th, 2014 · Comments

Diane Gilleland and Haley Pierson-Cox both have established careers as freelance craft designers. Hear how they balance their work days between pursuing new opportunities, marketing current projects, and completing work on deadline. Diane and Haley also have experience doing in-booth demonstrations for craft companies at industry trade shows. Get the an inside look at what that's like and what kinds of things they learn from doing product demos. Finally, we talk about the benefits and pitfalls of pursuing many different crafts (knitting, crochet, sewing, plastic canvas, quilting) instead of honing in on a particular niche. Of course, we end the show with recommendations of great stuff we're loving right now. Enjoy!

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