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89: Depicting Canadian Landscapes, Cottage Country, and Streetcars Using Acrylics with Kenneth Kirsch

Mike reflects on some recent watercolor pieces and also talks about his new experience with acrylic. Kenneth Kirsch joins Mike to share his journey from being a creative kid to graphic design and now a successful landscape artist. Ken talks about his tools, his process, and the stories along the way, like meeting the Rolling…
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88: For the Love of Architecture on Land and at Sea with Pencil Artist Greg DiNapoli

Mike talks a little about what’s happening in social media and how to make sure you are seen, heard and protected. Greg DiNapoli joins the podcast to talk about his journey from playing with LEGO building bricks to a fascination with lighthouses and the Titanic that later became the subjects of his work. His ability…
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87: Illustration, Urban Sketching and Kickstarting Your Creative Obsession with Christina Wald 

Mike begins reflecting on 2022 and looks to 2023. He talks about recent pieces, including a new subject for some digital work. Artist, Illustrator, and writer Christina Wald joins the podcast to discuss her journey from industrial design to working with properties such as Star Wars and Lord of the rings before illustrating over 60…
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86: Mixed media, Watercolor and Taking the Road Less Traveled with Tina Hotchkiss 

Mike talks about Inktober as well as other monthly challenges and shares some of his recent work. Tina Hotchkiss then joins the show to talk about her journey from a child who found creativity to help with her dyslexia to art teacher. She talks about how industrial design led to her current role as artist…
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85: Exploring Landscapes Around the World with Art ToolKit Founder Maria Coryell-Martin

Mike reflects on the Wild Wonder 2022 Nature Journal Conference and some art he has been working on. Mike is then joined by Maria Coryell-Martin to talk about her journey and how her job as an expeditionary artist led her to create her own company, Art Toolkit, supplying tools for nature journalers and urban sketchers…
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84: Draw Yourself Calm Using Patterns in Nature with Amy Maricle

Mike reflects on the life changes that can impact a creative and shares some of his recent works. Amy Maricle stops by the podcast to talk about her new book, “Draw Yourself Calm” which taps into those patterns all around us in nature. She shares her journey from art therapist to creativity teacher through blog…
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83: Being Curious, Social Media, and the Joy of Watercolors and Acrylics with Alyssa Doggett

Mike talks about a few art updates and announces some YouTube videos are coming soon. Mike is then joined by Alyssa Doggett to talk about her creative journey. As an early career artist, Alyssa has found her creative path lined with watercolor, gouache and acrylic. She has leveraged social media to share her artwork which…
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82: From Murals to Miniatures, Supporting Conservation Through Art with Zoe Fitchet

Mike announces the winner of the Etchr sketchbook giveaway. Mike also has some conference tickets to share. Zoe Fitchet joins the podcast to talk about her journey from being the arty one to designer and then pursuing her dream. She talks about her early works and then they explore her love of animals and how…
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81: The Practice and Journey of Art with Artist and Science Illustrator Mesa Schumacher

Mike announces a new partnership with Etchr and talks about the upcoming Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference. Mike is then joined by Mesa Schumacher who talks about her career in medical and science illustration. Mike and Mesa discuss her educational background and her ability to find success in creating stunning representations of the natural and…
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80: Finding Your Brand and Creative Success Through Twitch, YouTube and Hard Work with Cassy Draws

Mike creates some more watercolor on black paper. He then shares his plan for a solo art retreat. Cassy Draws joins the podcast to share her creative journey from being an early creative to graphic design, Twitch streamer and fine art. She talks about her recent experiences and videos around acrylic painting by sharing her…
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