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Hosted by Mother and Daughter Eileen Hsü-Balzer and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, the Adventures in Arting podcast is a lively discussion of artful living. Topics range from creating art (painting, sewing, scrapbooking, lampworking, etc.) to viewing art (museums, galleries, the theatre, etc.) to the artful home (cooking, dressing, decorating etc.) to managing a career in the arts. All aspects of arting are discussed between the two hosts, as well as with a variety of guests.

Hosted by Mother and Daughter Eileen Hsü-Balzer and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, the Adventures in Arting podcast is a lively discussion of artful living. Topics range from creating art (painting, sewing, scrapbooking, lampworking, etc.) to viewing art (museums, galleries, the theatre, etc.) to the artful home (cooking, dressing, decorating etc.) to managing a career in the arts. All aspects of arting are discussed between the two hosts, as well as with a variety of guests.
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Hosted by Mother and Daughter Eileen Hsü-Balzer and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, the Adventures in Arting podcast is a lively discussion of artful living. Topics range from creating art (painting, sewing, scrapbooking, lampworking, etc.) to viewing art (museums, galleries, the theatre, etc.) to the artful home (cooking, dressing, decorating etc.) to managing a career in the arts. All aspects of arting are discussed between the two hosts, as well as with a variety of guests.

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Episodes

090: Back to Business

6/6/2019
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Today’s podcast is all about working smarter, not harder. I’ve been taking my business apart — looking at how I spend my time and what my business actually does. On today’s podcast, I talk all about what I’ve been doing behind-the-scenes; the ways in which I’m trying to make my business fit my life. Working […]

Duration:00:47:09

089: The Art of Pairing with Jenn Mason

4/7/2019
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I’m super excited about today’s podcast because it’s one of our few repeat guests. Mom and I have been doing this podcast since 2011!!! And we’ve only ever had a few people loop back during that time. Today’s guest is Jenn Mason, the former Editor-in-Chief of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. Jenn and I have been […]

Duration:01:11:36

088: Big House Craft Project

3/13/2019
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As you probably know, the biggest craft project I’m working on is a home renovation. And renovation doesn’t really seem to cover what it is. It’s kind of building a new house inside of the old house shell. Here are a few pics of the before and current situation: It’s going to be amazing […]

Duration:00:50:07

087: Dina Wakley Media

2/6/2019
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I’m so pleased to share a chat I recently had with my friend, Dina Wakley Dina is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. She has been scrapbooking since 1995, stamping since 1996, and art journaling since 2004. She believes […]

Duration:01:06:07

086: Creativation 2019

1/23/2019
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I’m back from Creativation — aka the craft industry’s annual industry-only trade show. This year I planned ahead and Mom and I did half the podcast before our trip and half the podcast after our trip. I get pretty deep into some thoughts on the state of the industry in this one. I hope […]

Duration:00:54:38

085: Hadley Powell: Art Advisor

1/9/2019
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Our first podcast of 2019 features a conversation with art advisor, Hadley Powell. On the podcast we discuss her job, her path to her job, art vs. craft, seeing art, being a new mother, and much more! Hadley’s experience spans from Old Master prints to Contemporary art. She started her career at Christie’s, New York […]

Duration:01:05:01

084: 2018 in Review

12/25/2018
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Today’s podcast is the first of several posts, looking back at the year that has been. Goodbye, 2018. You were a good year. Some of the things referenced in the podcast include: Quilt-a-Month Project Sewing Clothes Crow Barn #100DaysofArtTweets 4×4 Abstracts Online Classes On the podcast we discuss “failed” or abandoned projects, choosing priorities, […]

Duration:00:59:19

032: Skill Building

10/24/2018
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Today’s podcast is packed with fun art-related talk: my pottery obsession…er, class, the MFA Museum Council, and work by Yayoi Kusama and Cecilia Vicuña. I will do a long post all about pottery class very soon. But in the meantime, here is the instagram video I talk about on the podcast with the guy making […]

Duration:00:48:56

082: Team Teaching with Nathalie Kalbach

10/7/2018
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Today’s podcast is about team teaching and features a conversation with Nathalie Kalbach. Nathalie is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ. “For the last decade I […]

Duration:00:51:00

081: Listener Mail

9/7/2018
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Mom and I are doing our best to get back into the podcast swing of things. We’ve been podcasting since 2012 (6 YEARS!!!) but we’re not great about frequency. This will be just our sixth podcast in 2018. (Note to self: put podcast in calendar as a “to do.”) All of that said, today’s […]

Duration:00:54:47

080: Artistic Fear

8/22/2018
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Mom and I are discussing artistic fear on today’s podcast. What is it? Why is it? And how can you overcome it? From the podcast: The instagram post that started it all. The quote from Hugh Laurie. The Martha Graham/Agnes de Mille conversation. Some resources for you: 4 Painting Fears and How to Overcome […]

Duration:00:51:47

079: Time & Perspective

8/1/2018
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For the first time in podcast history, Mom and I are in the same room to record this episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast! I wonder if there’s any difference in how the podcast feels? You’ll have to let me know! As mentioned on the podcast, I’ve got a bunch of teaching gigs […]

Duration:01:14:12

078: In a Learning Phase

5/15/2018
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I am taking classes like a crazy person! Well, like a person who really wants to learn stuff. A lot of stuff. As mentioned on the podcast, I’ve learned about Paper Piecing: Thread Painting: And most recently, about printing on fabric with dye in “Glorious Prints” (blog posts about it coming next week): As […]

Duration:00:47:25

077: On The Road Again

3/18/2018
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It has been more than a month since our last podcast. My excuse: I’ve been busy. Most of the events we talk about on the podcast I haven’t yet shared here on the blog (I’ve got a major backlog of photos and stories to share!), so you’ll see a quick teaser photo for now […]

Duration:01:01:16

076: Creativation 2018

1/30/2018
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I recently attended Creativation — the annual trade show for the craft industry. It used to be called CHA (craft and hobby association) and now it’s called Creativation. And the organization, which also used to be called CHA, is now called AFCI. Here are a few photos from booth set-up: Creativation was a whirlwind of […]

Duration:00:48:31

075: Wrapping Up 2017

12/24/2017
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In today’s podcast Mom and I chat about the year gone by and set some art goals for 2018! Here is a photo from the Yayoi Kusama exhibit I talk about on the podcast. More photos to come in a later post! Thanks for stopping by! Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here.

Duration:00:55:00

074: The Intersection of Fashion and Art

11/7/2017
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Our guest today is Kara Doyle-DuMouchelle: Pizza and bagel addict| Married the most wonderful man in the universe| Passion for art, fashion, food, and travel| Love to explore new places and try new things| Also love to be lazy and watch HGTV| Went to school to be an art teacher| Currently working for the […]

Duration:00:54:46

073: Super Secret Confidential

10/4/2017
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In today’s podcast Mom and I chat about super secret confidential craft projects, my art class at the Museum of Fine Arts, visiting MoMA, creating an art schedule, and so much more! The Louise Bourgeois exhibit (more photos to come) at MoMA: You can see the t-shirt projection I mention at the 8:03 mark […]

Duration:00:45:09

072: August Adventures

9/7/2017
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Today’s podcast is full of fun chatter. This week, Mom and I are chatting about our August Art Adventures — much of it from my trip to London and Spain. Come along for the ride! Just a peek: Tate Modern (more photos to come): The British Museum (more photos to come): Correfoc (fire run): Dali’s House […]

Duration:00:57:27

071: Jane Davies’ Abstract Painting

8/9/2017
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Our guest this week is Jane Davies. Today’s podcast is full of excitement — dogs barking, Mom choking, and plenty of art talk! Mom, Jane, and I discuss creating abstract art, teaching, learning from students, making work your own, selling in galleries, and self-published books. It’s a great chat with lots of intellectual content. Jane […]

Duration:01:04:35