CRAFTCAST

de Alison lee

Listen, Learn, and Create! Inspiration for all your crafting projects and ideas.

Episodios

Talking with Robin Kramer from Flourish & Thrive Academy

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Today I talk with Robin Kramer from Flourish & Thrive Academy, where jewelry designers go to get business savvy. You'll love hearing the insights Robin shares about the ins and outs of having a successful jewlery design business.

Plus what’s new in the CRAFTCAST studio, some techie stuff and my favorite new book.

For today’s bonus question, I ask Ms. Kramer the most important thing you can do before showing your jewelry to a buyer.  You’re not going to believe her answer!

Talking with publisher, Sage Bray

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Today I talk with artist, writer and publisher of The Polymer Arts, Sage Bray. You'll love hearing what inspires her to create and her passion for all things polymer.

Plus some updates on how 2016 is unfolding in the CRAFTCAST studio and some other crafty goodies I think you'll love.

For today’s bonus question I ask Ms. Bray for her best advice on how to get your work or an article published in a magazine.

You can listen to the bonus here on the CRAFTCAST APP. 

You’re not going to believe her answer.

:)  

Talking with Erich Bergen, Actor and Perfomer

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Today I talk to actor Erich Bergen. You can see him on CBS’s Madam Secretary and the movie Jersey Boys.
Oh so fun!
Plus, all kinds of news.
And guess who got married???
Today’s bonus question I ask Mr. Bergen for his best advice on how to enter the professional world of acting and entertainment.

You can listen to the bonus question by getting the CRAFTCAST APP  
You’re not going to believe his answer.

 

 

Talking with Marney Makridakis, author and coach

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Today I talk with, Marney K. Makridakis, the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community ArtellaLand.com. You will love hearing her ideas on how to add more play into your life. 

Also, some apps and software I love and a song from the talented Beth Hirch. 
Topics covered: paper by 53, evernote, creative play 

Get all the links under the podcast sections at: www.craftcast.com

Talking with Jonathan Tilley, speaker and creative coach

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Today I talk to author and Ted Talk speaker Jonathan Tilley about how make the career switch to freelance. Jonathan gives great advice on how to make a successful transition from 9-5.
Also class news updates and reviews of some great new craft products. 
Get all the links at: www.craftcast.com  

Talking with attorney, Denise Gosnell

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Back from summer vacation and starting off the fall talking with attorney, Denise Gosnell. 
Plus lots of new LIVE ONLINE classes and exciting news here at craftcast.com!
Get all the info and links at: www.craftcast.com 

 

Talking with Carol Allen, Astrologer and Relationship Coach

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Today’s guest is Carol Allen, a Vedic Astrologer and Relationship Coach. Such a fun talk and I learned, among other things, all about “highly sensitive people”. I bet a lot of you will relate! Also, some great craft books to share and an app that’s a must have.

For all of today's links go to www.craftcast.com 

Talking with Bruce Metcalf, artist, teacher and author

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Today I talk with Bruce Metcalf. We dive into some pretty touchy subjects. You’ll want to hear Bruce’s opinion on the state of craft in todays market. Also, I have some books, tools and apps I’ve discovered that I think you will enjoy! 

Check out all the links at craftcast.com

Don't Quit Your DayDream PLEASE!

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Yes, you read right.

DAY DREAMS are messages right from the heart.
We all have them.
They’re the ideas and pursuits we should be doing but have let other stuff get in the way.

I know the stuff that gets in the way. Things like not enough MONEY or not enough TIME or what if it doesn’t WORK or I don’t know HOW. UGH

Just taking that first step can be so confusing and scary that it stops us right there.

But

We keep thinking about those dreams and saying “ Someday"
I’ve been there.
I started CRAFTCAST.com 10 years ago as a simple little podcast.
I had NO idea about computers or the internet, but I knew I wanted to connect with other artists and it seemed possible using computer tools. So here’s a way you can start taking action right now,
and bring that DAY DREAM to reality.

Click HERE

Talking with Sam Bennett, author of Get It Done

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Today I talk with Sam Bennett, author of "Get It Done" and the creator of The Organized Artist Company. Lots of great tips and ideas for getting done what is most important to you instead of leaving last on the list. Plus lots of news about the new craftcast website. Make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app with special BONUS material so you can hear Sam’s top 3 tips on how to get that project started!

Talking with Matthieu Cheminee, goldsmith, teacher and author

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Today I talk with Matthieu Cheminee, jeweler, teacher and author. Matthieu has some interesting stories to share that you won’t want to miss. 
Plus lots of product reviews.
Get all the links at: craftcast.com 

Talking with polymer artist Merrie Buchsbaum

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Today I talk with Merrie Buchsbaum. Merrie a self-taught polymer artist.
Plus lots of tech and book reviews you'll want to know about. 

Find all the links you need at: www.craftcast.com/podcasts

Talking with art historian, Rachel Carren

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Today’s guest is Ms. Rachel Carren, an artist and art historian. Plus lots of news about the new craftcast website.

Make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app so you can hear Rachel’s BONUS advice on how to get your art work seen by museum curators. 

Talking with Susan Tuttle

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Today I talk with photographer and artist, Susan Tuttle. For all of today's shownotes visit: craftcast.com

Talking with Cynthia Tinapple

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Today I talk with Cynthia Tinapple from polymerclaydaily. 

Get links to all of today's resources at: www.craftcast.com

Talking with Harriete Estel Berman

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Today I talk with artist Harriete Estel Berman who uses post consumer recycled materials to construct artwork and jewelry with a social commentary. She is currently writing an ongoing series of PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES for artists to help and promote  practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.

Please go to www.craftcast.com for all the show notes.  

Talking with Kristen Rask

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Today I talk with Kristen Rask, the proud owner of SCHMANCY in downtown Seattle.A store with a mission to provide quirky toys, collectibles and original art work to the world.
Also today music by Jill Stevenson, plus some new favorite books, apps and movies to share.
Get all the links you need at: www.craftcast.com 

Talking with Arthur Hash, Instructional Support in the metals program SUNY New Paltz

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Today I talk with Arthur Hash. 

Arthur is a metal artist as well as the Instructional Support Technician, Metal Program

State University of New York, New Paltz, New York. 


Interesting title for a fascinating job, plus Arthur is incredibly generous sharing his knowledge. 

Also, a crafting book I passed over at first and then took a second look, and so glad i did. Plus an App I love. 

I love Grace Mclean’s music and you get to hear her new song; Cabbie Landlord

Use the link to buy her album.

Visit www.craftcast.com for all the links of products in today's show.

Taking with Marthe Le Van

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Today I talk with Marthe Le Van. After eleven years as an editor for Lark Books, Marthe set off on a new adventure and started her own retail jewelry store called Mora, located in Asheville North Carolina. Listen in as Martha shares her journey from editor to shop owner, and the challenges and rewards she found along the way.  

Make sure and visit www.craftcast.com for all the links talked about on today's show. 


Talking with Jena Coray, aka Ms. Modish

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Today I talk with Jena Coray, aka Ms.Modish.

Jena shares important information on how to find your ideal client. 

Plus, I review a knitting book, an app I love and a movie you don’t want to miss. 

Check out all the links at www.craftcast.com

Talking with Abby Kerr,brand editor and digital copywriter.

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Today I talk with Abby Kerr from abbykerrink.com. She has lots of great advice to tune up your website and start the fall off right. Also,I have some books, apps and tools to share, plus the latest news from the craftcast.com studio. 

Talking with Mary Hettmansperger

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Today I talk with Mary Hettmansperger, multi-media fiber artist and author.
Spoiler alert: Lots of laughing and good times. 
I also have a perfect summer app you'll want and a great new fiction read to enjoy, plus lots of news to share with you from the CRAFTCAST studio. 
Come to www.craftcast.com for all the notes and links talked about on today's show.  

Talking with Allison Arden

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Today I talk with Allison Arden, publisher of Advertising Age and author of a new book called; The Book of Doing

You will love to hear what she learned about staying in the creative flow!

Plus make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app so you can hear Allison’s best tip on getting unstuck from your creative rut!

Get all the shownotes at: www.craftcast.com 

Talking with Monica Lee

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Today I talk to Monica Lee from smartcreativewomen.com 
Listen in and get some insight into starting your own business. Plus, I talk about some new books and apps I love. 
Remember to “Get your butt in the chair and keep crafting!” xo Alison

www.craftcast.com

Talking with Alan Revere

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Today I talk with Alan Revere, the founder and director of Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

Mr. Revere shares his thoughts and expertise on the craft of metal smithing plus what went into producing his new book, Professional Jewelry Making

If you have the CRAFTCAST app, listen to the bonus file as Alan shares his best advice for making your way into juried shows and competitions. 


Also today I talk about a few of my favorite new craft books and mobile apps.

Talking with Gordon Uyehara

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Today I talk with award winning metal clay expert Gordon Uyehara. He shares with me what it's like being an artist in Hawaii and how it influences his work. Make sure and get the CRAFTCAST app so you can also hear Gordon’s share with you his must have tool in the studio. It will surprise you!

I also review some an exciting new fiber book, perfect for spring, plus info on a few crafting tools and websites that I know you’ll love.
Check out craftcast.com for all the new crafting video downloads. 

Talking with Susan Tuttle

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Today I talk with photographer and collage artist, Susan Tuttle. 

Susan shares lots of photography and photoshop resources, plus don’t miss listening to the bonus file where she shares her favorite photoshop secret technique. 

Also in today’s show I have a new polymer book you’ll want to check out and some fun new apps to download. 

Today’s music is by Jenny Mayhem. 

Come to www.craftcast.com for all the links.

Talking with Jennifer Chin

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Today’s guest is jewelry artist and author of Hot Connections Jewelry, Ms. Jennifer Chin. We talk all about soldering, creating, and everything in between. 

Also, I have my favorite new website and viewing obsessions to share. Plus make sure you buy the craftcast app so you can watch the bonus video. I show you how to make a simple tool you’ll want to have in your jewelry tools stash. 

Music today is by Mike Doughty.

Talking with Stu Kestenbaum, Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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Today I talk with Stuart Kestenbaum, the director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. If you have ever thought of traveling to Maine to attend a session, you will want to listen, as Stuart shares about the magical place called Haystack. 

Also today, some reviews of my favorite new addictions, plus information on an upcoming FREE webinar February 8th, called “I Love Tools” Register for it here.
www.craftcast.com

Talking with Cynthia Tinapple

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Today I have a fun chat with polymer clay artist and blogger, Ms. Cynthia Tinapple. She talks about her trip to Nepal where she taught polymer clay techniques to a very receptive audience of female artists. 

Plus, some new books and websites to share with you, and the latest classes at www.craftcast.com

Talking with Nikki Hardin

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Today I talk with Nikki Hardin, Founder and Publisher of Skirt! Magazine. She is a writer, editor, and blue Kentucky girl exiled in South Carolina. Listen in on our talk about living the creative life and how she started her magazine.

Also, a fabulous new how-to jewelry making book you will love and a new wordplay interactive website I'm addicted to.

Today's musical guest is Katie Pearl singing, I'll Be Waiting

Plus, make sure and come over to www.craftcast.com for your FREE invite to our Online Virtual Book Signing Party. We are giving away $100's of dollars of prizes. Our holiday gift to you!

Talking with Hazel Wheaton

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Today I talk with editor of Art Jewelry Magazine, Hazel Wheaton. Also, some new books you'll love and lots of www.craftcast.com news.

Talking with Bruce Pepich

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Today I talk with Mr. Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum. Listen to his exciting news and hear all about the boundary breaking exhibition of polymer art that opens this month.

Talking with Julia Usher

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Today I talk with baker and author, Julia Usher.
 Plus a fun visit to O magazine I want to tell you about, and a new craft book I love.
Check out all the show notes at www.craftcast.com
To hear what Julia had to say about her must have tools in the kitchen, purchase the CRAFTCAST app available for both iPhone and Droid.