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  1. 029: Quilting with Leslie Tucker Jenison

    I’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Our guest today is Leslie Tucker Jenison.

    Leslie Tucker Jenison is an award-winning artist who works with cloth and paper.

    Surface design using dye and paint are integral components of her work, which has been shown internationally.

    She has written and been featured in numerous publications, has made several appearances on Quilting Arts TV, and has produced a surface design workshop DVD for Interweave.

    Leslie serves on the board of the Quilt Alliance, & is a member of numerous local and national quilt and surface design organizations.  Leslie curates exhibitions as half of “Dinner At Eight Artists.”

    Besides teaching workshops Leslie enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and is a private pilot.   She is married and has 3 daughters, all artists.  Life is good!

    Leslie has several upcoming events of interest:

    Jamie Fingal and Leslie are curating year 3 of “What’s For Dinner?” which will debut at the International Quilt Festival in October, 2015.

    They are also curating “Affinity” for Dinner At Eight Artists, also debuting at the International Quilt Festival in October, 2015.

    Leslie will be participating in the 2nd “Not Fade Away” conference, sponsored by the Quilt Alliance, in Herndon VA in July, 2015.

    Leslie is also about to begin a big remodel of her studio (YAY and UGH, simultaneously!).

    You can find out more about Leslie on her website and blog.

    On the podcast we discuss the weather in Texas, Leslie’s studio remodel, art quilting, modern quilting, art cloth, Gee’s Bend quilts, curating an exhibition, rejection, learning and being uncomfortable, and longarm quilting (I want one, please!).  I hope you enjoy the conversation.  Add your voice in the comments section below!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    —Huffduffed by rmkoske

  2. #105: Lessons from a Navy SEAL on Resilience With Eric Greitens by The Art of Manliness

    Eric Greitens is a Rhodes Scholar that started out his career as a humanitarian but then became a Navy SEAL. His book The Heart and the Fist makes that case that in order to be a good man, you have to be strong enough to fight for those you’re trying to do good for. His book Resilience is based around a series of letters between him and a SEAL buddy that was going through a rough time in his life with alcoholism, job loss, and PTSD. Greitens calls upon his background in philosophy to provide insights and advice for his struggling friend on how to develop resilience in the face of adversity. Eric and discuss what resilience is and how one develops it. We also talk about "uneven courage" the "morality of intentions" and how action proceeds feeling. An illuminating conversation. One of my favorites.


    —Huffduffed by rmkoske

  3. Tranquility du Jour #331: Sew Fab

    Today’s show features part I with author, teaching artist, and style blogger Lesley Ware on designing a creative entrepreneurial life.

    Featured Guest: Hi, I’m Lesley Ware — a jill of many trades. I’m an author, teacher, artist, zinemaker, art gallery co-owner, and former nonprofit program manager with a MPA. I just finished writing my 2nd book about fashion + style for tween girls being published by London-based Laurence King. When I’m not writing, teaching, or making things you’ll likely find me spending time with my husband having fun someplace in Brooklyn, NY!


    —Huffduffed by rmkoske

  4. Shawn Today

    The 168 Hour Revelation

    Recorded on 15 January 2015

    While working on my “Quick-Start Guide to a Focused Life” today, I followed my own advice and wrote out all my daily and weekly activities. I then mapped them to a calendar. What happened next will shock you! (J/K) But seriously, I was surprised to find that I’ve probably got more free time in my day than I think I do, and I can get better at making the most of my time.

    So here’s a challenge to you: List out all the various activities you do every day (or week), and how many hours they take up. Include everything — commute to work, Sunday afternoon football game, Friday night date night, etc.

    Then: place these activities onto a schedule.

    This is helpful for a lot of reasons. You may already have a routine that you follow, but seeing where your time is being spent can be eye opening. Oftentimes I realize there are hours in the day that I have available.

    Also, filling out this schedule is not a life-long commitment. At first, you are simply filling in the blanks to see what you are doing with your time. When you do eventually map something out that you want to be committed to (even just for a week or a month), our schedules are primarily to keep us accountable to ourselves — our own vision, passions, and calling — and the commitments we have already made.

    Download here. (08:28)


    —Huffduffed by rmkoske

  5. 026: Carl is Addicted to Creativity

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    | EmbedI’m delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!  Today we’re talking to Carl Johengen: Singer, Composer, Conductor, Voice Teacher, Collage/Mixed Media Artist, Crocheter.

    While his professional focus has always been music, Carl Johengen is addicted to creativity.

    Throughout his 27-year career as a classical musician, he’s always managed to find time for making things or for teaching others how to channel their creative energies. Even within the field of music, his diverse skills have found outlet in a wide variety of venues: singing opera and all sorts of classical music; playing piano, organ, accordion, penny whistle…; leading choirs of all sorts; teaching people of all ages how to improve their singing; composing music for choirs and churches.

    Carl developed a love of making things as a child, but serious pursuit of visual art had to take a back seat to his musical education early on. Finally after finishing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, Carl found himself with enough free time to go in search of hobbies to balance his life.

    At various times he’s thrown himself into working with, teaching, and writing about polymer clay, crocheting, and several forms of paper arts. His current passions are acrylic monoprinting and mixed media collage.

    Carl has performed as a tenor soloist with symphony orchestras and opera companies, appearing in venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He currently teaches voice and foreign language diction at the Ithaca College School of Music.

    Carl is in demand as a choral conductor, and serves as music director the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble of Ithaca NY, the Wells College Concert Choir, and the Women’s Chorale @171 Cedar in Corning NY. His choral compositions have been sung around the country and in music festivals across the globe, and are published by six prestigious firms.

    Carl lives in Bath, NY with his husband Brad, an Episcopal priest, and their two beautiful chows, Autumn and Taggart. An adoptee, Carl was able to locate members of his biological family three years ago, and discovered his Scottish and Irish roots.

    He enjoys attending Scottish Games and festivals, crosswords and other puzzles and games, podcasts, crocheting, and travel.

    On the podcast we discuss Carl’s path to a musical career, nature vs. nuture, making art, your art space taking over your living space, and Carl even sings for us!

    Be sure to leave us your comments and questions.  I always like to know what’s on your mind.  Thanks for stopping by!

    Find the show on iTunes here.


    —Huffduffed by rmkoske