Burst and Bloom

Burst and Bloom

www.burstandbloom.ca
Welcome to Burst and Bloom where we have conversations with visual artists about what they do, how they do it and why. I am interested in finding out about what fears and challenges they have faced along their journey and what techniques or thought processes they can share with us when it comes to slaying the DRAGON of resistance! Ideas BURST into our lives and like a gardener, an artist cultivates a beautiful BLOOM for all of us to enjoy. Grab your coffee and let’s chat about the artist’s life.


11 with Mary Haasdyk - illustrator extraordinare
Nov 19 • 28 min
Mary Haasdyk shares with us her journey as a full-time illustrator. She has a dedication to her craft and a really unique method. Her work can be seen all around Calgary and on book covers! She tells us about her challenge to keep business going and how…
9 with Sean Baptist the Hair Stylist!
Jul 2 • 17 min
I shared an intimate moment with you, by bringing you on to the Salon Chair with me. I had a great discussion with Sean about fears, creativity, grey hair and just ‘letting it happen’ as he says. #talking #discuss fears #artists #creative #hairstylist
10 - visit to the launch party at the Glenbow museum
Jul 2 • 12 min
What inspires you? Do you get off your computer and your phone and go to see live shows? Music, slam poetry, visual art?.. In this episode I take you with me to the launch party at the Glenbow Museum. I talk to a few guests and get their take on the work.…
Episode7 Mandy Patchin and tour of her mobile Glassblowing Studio
Jun 20 • 34 min
Mandy Patchin runs the only Canadian Mobile Glassblowing studio. GLASS HOUSE Xperience. You can find her and her crew at all kinds of events and many schools, sharing the art of glassblowing. It is a technical practice that requires not only patience, but…
8 Interview with Doug Williamson - painter inspired by Rembrandt
Jun 20 • 23 min
Doug finished a new body of portraiture work. He is a humble guy with a great passion and talent for painting. I caught him at his opening and had a conversation with him in front of his work. He provides us with lots of details on his techniques,…
6 - interview with Karen Klassen - an illustrator, painter, fashion artist and surface Pattern Designer.
Apr 8 • 30 min
Karen Klassen is a goal-setting creative who has found ways to slay her dragons of resistance. She invested in a personal coach and also in marketing classes. This is after finishing her bachelor of Design in Illustration at Alberta College of Art and…
5 with Eddie Nyikes - an artist, rocker and gallery owner
Mar 26 • 31 min
Eddie is old school, but he is a little new school too. He finished his fine arts degree and he also worked over 10 years doing seismic. His work is very serene, but his home decor is not. Eddie is full of contrast and I think that is what makes this…
4 - interview with Veronica Funk, painter and relationship builder
Mar 17 • 43 min
I had a wonderful conversation with Veronica Funk, professional artist living in Airdrie, Alberta Canada! In this conversation she shares so many tips and tricks to slaying the dragon of resistance. She shares with us where she gets her inspiration from…
3 with Amy Dryer
Mar 2 • 23 min
A glimpse at the artist life of Amy Dryer! Growing up as an artist, making here way through art college and creating a successful career before 40. It wasn’t easy, and as she says, it is still a career path she has to commit to every day. Listen to our…
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Feb 23 • 6 min
I dropped into the Blackboard Gallery and Studio in Cspace - King Edward School (Calgary, AB) to chat with Shona Rae - fine art jeweler extraordinaire. She agreed to have a little conversation with me about how she slays the dragon of resistance. JOY JOY…
Burst and Bloom trailer
Feb 17 • 7 min
How do creatives tackle fear and resistance? Personally, I have struggled a lot with that and it is time I chat with some others about what that is all about. Fear is a bitch and it can stop you in your tracks. This is all about bursting through that and…