The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell
The podcast at the intersection of art, travel, business, philosophy, and life in general.
42: Abstracting From Place Part 1
Oct 13 • 27 min
Rebecca returns from Spain and sits down with Ross to discuss the process of absorbing new places and experiences which can later be incorporated into artwork. www.rebeccacrowell
41: Workshops Abroad
Sep 29 • 28 min
Janice Mason Steeves joins Rebecca Crowell once again to discuss their workshop in Spain and the advantages of teaching, learning, and creating abroad. Janice also shares plans for her upcoming Workshops in Wild Places. Guest Website:…
40: Creating on the Camino
Sep 22 • 29 min
Rebecca Crowell and Janice Mason Steeves discuss their adventures in Spain, the local art scene and spiritual culture, and the workshop they will be teaching. Guest Website: Visit Castrillo de los Polvazares:…
39: The Creative Pull
Sep 15 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss what draws people toward particular forms of expression and how to choose your own path.
38: Creating in Series
Sep 6 • 27 min
Rebecca and Ross talk about important ways that working in series can enhance the creative process.
37: Self Assurance
Sep 1 • 30 min
Rebecca and Ross talk about building self assurance and confidence, especially for artists just starting out, or when creative blocks occur. . Previous episode mentioned: Books Mentioned: Free Play: Improvisation in Life…
36: Self Critique
Aug 25 • 28 min
What do you envision for your best work and what should your focus be in order to improve your work? Rebecca and Ross discuss looking at your work with a critical eye while treating yourself like a friend and enjoying the process.…
35: Creative Personalities
Aug 18 • 31 min
Another listener suggestion! What personality traits do artists tend to have in common? Rebecca and Ross discuss some typical characteristics of creative people. Articles…
34: The Car Show
Aug 11 • 40 min
Rebecca has recently purchased a new car, and her Facebook post on the subject generated over 100 comments—suggestions, questions and testimonials. Who knew artists were so passionate about their cars? On today's episode, Rebecca and Ross give practical…
33: Crafting An Online Persona
Aug 4 • 27 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss the positives and negatives of living in the digital social media age, and the importance of curating your online presence.
32: The Fortress Of Solitude
Jul 28 • 25 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss the importance of alone time and the role it plays in the creative process.
31: The Artist Residency Experience
Jul 21 • 28 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss her experiences at various artist residencies, their importance to her work, and tips for people thinking about attending a residency. Website mentioned:…
30: Parenting As An Artist
Jul 14 • 33 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss the challenges of balancing parenting with an art career, both from the perspective of the artist and the child.
29: Ginny Herzog’s Architectural Abstractions: Success as an Independent Artist
Jul 7 • 37 min
Rebecca Crowell interviews Minnesota artist Ginny Herzog, an independent, self supporting artist for over 35 years known for her unique architectural abstractions. She discusses her journey into the art world and how she conducts business as an artist,…
28: Competition
Jun 30 • 29 min
Rebecca and Ross follow up their conversation on collaboration with a discussion on competition. They describe the positive and negative aspects of competition and how artists should judge their own success against others.…
27: Collaboration
Jun 23 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross give advice and discuss their experiences in collaborating with others both in art and in business.
26: How (Not) To Avoid Talking About Your Work
Jun 16 • 29 min
Rebecca shares some of the avoidance strategies she has observed in artists who don't want to talk about their work, and how to overcome these bad habits when talking about your work, or talking with another artist about their work.…
25: The Lisa Show…
Jun 9 • 32 min
Rebecca Crowell talks with her good friend Lisa Pressman about painting, teaching, and what you learn from years of making art. The interview takes place at the 12th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts.…
24: Cleaning Up Your Mindset and Attitude
Jun 2 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross talk about maintaining a healthy attitude and mindset. Stay positive!
23: Finding Personal Path
May 26 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross talk about finding your personal path in the art world and life.
22: Nuala Clarke Interview - Ideas Tiny & Immense
May 19 • 37 min
Rebecca interviews Nuala Clarke while in Ireland. They discuss the conceptual aspects of her work which is fed by imagination, memory, what she reads, and the natural world of northern County Mayo, Ireland.…
21: Michael Geddis Interview, Science Meets Art
May 12 • 34 min
Rebecca interviews Michael Geddis, an Irish artist who produces extremely intricate drawings based on microscopic observations. He discusses the specialized equipment he uses, his methods, and what inspires his work.…
20: Finding Personal Voice
May 5 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss personal voice in painting, what it is and how to find it.
19: Unarmed and Fabulous! Mary Duffy Interview
Apr 28 • 33 min
Rebecca talks with Mary Duffy, an Irish painter from Wicklow who works in abstraction and landscape. Mary was born with no arms, and says "I paint with my eyes and my heart."…
18: Surviving Travel Hell
Apr 21 • 32 min
Rebecca's return trip from Ireland did not go quite as planned. She discusses her travel troubles with Ross and shares what she learned as a result.
17: Being Professional
Apr 14 • 35 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to enter the art world and present yourself as a professional.
16: The Future of Squeegee Press: Rebecca chats with Jerry McLaughlin
Apr 7 • 42 min
Rebecca chats with her co-author and business partner, Jerry McLaughlin, about cold wax, their work both as artists and entrepreneurs, and the future of Squeegee Press. The Messy…
15: Habits of Successful Artists
Mar 31 • 42 min
A lot has been written about good habits for artists. Rebecca shares which habits she thinks are actually effective. The Messy Bulletin Board Kai Harper Leah… Kai Harper Leah, featured in The Messy Studio podcast…
14: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 2
Mar 24 • 37 min
Rebecca and Ross discuss various approaches to abstraction, transitioning into abstraction from realism, and what can be gained by pushing the boundaries of abstraction. The Messy Bulletin Board Paula Roland……
13: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 1
Mar 17 • 56 min
Rebecca and Ross have their first of two discussions focusing on abstraction, based on a listener request. Rebecca talks her personal evolution into non-representaional work, a path that has spanned many years.…
12: Janice Mason Steeves Interview
Mar 13 • 45 min
Rebecca interviews Janice Mason Steeves while visiting New Mexico. They discuss Janice's life, travels, and her career as an artist. *The Messy…
11: Finishing Your Work
Mar 3 • 38 min
Rebecca Crowell and co-host Ross Ticknor discuss completing a painting, how to tell when it is finished, how to select a title (Ross objects to untitled work) and how to prepare it for going out into the world.…
10: Kai Harper Interview, Buddhism and Art
Feb 24 • 41 min
Rebecca Crowell interviews Kai Harper at her studio in New Mexico. They discuss Kai's art, career, and personal history. Kai spent 16 years at the San Francisco Zen Center, and the relationship between Buddhism and art is a central focus of their…
9: All About Teaching, Part 2: The Workshop Experience
Feb 17 • 32 min
Rebecca and Ross continue their discussion on teaching. This episode focuses more on workshops, and the intense and highly focused personal interaction that takes place during a workshop. Ross and Rebecca clash over minimalism. During the discussion they…
8: All About Teaching, Part 1
Feb 10 • 33 min
Rebecca shares her history as a teacher, both in a University setting and in workshops. She describes why an artist might consider a career as a teacher, and how to get started.…
7: An Artistic Marriage: Debra Fritts/ Frank Shelton Interview
Feb 3 • 39 min
Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton discuss their shared love of art, New Mexico, and each other. Rebecca joins them at their home in Abiquiú, where they have adjoining (but separate) studio spaces.…
6: Balancing Work, Travel, and Family Time
Jan 27 • 36 min
This is an episode that Rebecca and Ross recorded while Rebecca was in Wisconsin for the holidays. They discuss balancing a family and personal life with an art career, and new developments in Rebecca's work. Rebecca has two upcoming shows, as well as a…
5: Ballinglen Round Table
Jan 20 • 28 min
Rebecca hosts a round table discussion with Úna Forde and Randall Exon at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. Topics covered include the Ballinglen experience and thoughts on teaching workshops.…
4: Joanna Kidney
Jan 13 • 33 min
Rebecca sits down with Joanna Kidney at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation where both were attending a residency. They discuss the ideas behind Joanna's work, her techniques, and some of her large scale installations. This episode was recorded in October…
3: Leaving for Ireland
Jan 6 • 31 min
Ross interrupts Rebecca's preparations for her trip to Ireland to discuss creating art while traveling! Topics discussed include the TSA and how best to pack the art essentials. Rebecca also discusses networking in the art world, getting into a gallery,…
2: Jeff Hirst
Jan 6 • 13 min
Rebecca Crowell visits Jeff Hirst in Chicago to learn about carborundum printing and other techniques. The focus of this discussion is on Jeff's work and how he designed and constructed his studio space. You can learn more about Jeff and his work at…
1: Introducing Rebecca Crowell
Dec 28, 2017 • 42 min
Rebecca shares her personal history from her college years to the current events in her life. She describes some of her travels abroad and the influences on her style and technique. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.