Podcast: An Interview with Leslie Herger

My first interview with Rhomany went so well, I was eager to do another one.  This time I met with the supreme art journaling enthusiast, and skilled bookbinder, as well as lovely and talented (that’s enough sucking up) Leslie Herger of http://Comfortableshoesstudio.com and http://artjournaling.ning.com.

Of course, I wasn’t quite cool enough to hit the “RECORD” button during the interview, but I did manage to capture it on the Ustream broadcast of The Artistic Biker Live! This is what I managed to pull out of that broadcast.  Also, as an aside, when doing video like this, it is always important to know where your Picture in Picture is!

Art Journal Aquarius

Any other Aquarians out there? Anyone getting any journaling done in the cold?

This journal page background is a frozen watercolor experiment. I splashed watercolors on a SOAKED page and then stuck it outside in the 2°F and let the water freeze to push the watercolors around.

The planets are spray paint or acrylic and the stars are Christmas wrapping paper.

You can watch the video on YouTube or on the embedded player below:

Creative Every Day Monday 18JAN2010

OK.  I absolutely have to post more.  It seems all I ever blog about anymore are the videos on YouTube and the Creative Every Daythingies.  I have been working on a spray paint workshop over atArtjouranaling.ning.com, and doing The Artistic Biker Live on Ustream.  I have been working on a concept for a podcast.  But mostly I have been editing video!  I need to get out more.  I definitely need to get back to figure drawing group and the colored pencil society.  I want to also join an acrylic group that I found.  OOH! And I have a project I am trying to meet with my local arts council to get funded!  I’m very excited about THAT but I can’t really talk about it yet.
Anyway, here are the entries for this past week’s Creative Every Day challenges:

Creative Every Day Monday 11JAN2010

Wow! Another week has passed and it’s time for another installment of Creative Every Day Monday.  This has to be, without a doubt, the easiest post to write.  On last week’s Creative Monday post, you’ll remember I talked about hashtags and using them to search with?  Well, every day this week I posted my Creative Every Day challenge on twitter using the hashtag #ced2010.  A simple search of twitter using my moniker, Blade21292, and #ced2010 gave me the list for this week!  So, for your enjoyment and hopefully inspiration, here are this week’s tweets about my Creative Every Day journey:
  1. Tuesday Blade21292 http://twitpic.com/wuy9o – I don’t think this tweeted#ced2010
  2. Thursday Blade21292 http://tweetphoto.com/8237467 In case the show won’t qualify 4 #CED2010 Tonight, 8-10 pm cst, The Artistic Bikerhttp://tinyurl.com/ybgsmc84 days ago from TweetDeck
  3. Thursday Blade21292 I think this qualifies for #CED2010http://tinyurl.com/ylqt5kk3 days ago from TweetDeck
  4. Friday Blade21292 It was my turn to cook so a quick twenty minute meal off the cuff for #ced2010http://tinyurl.com/yjwna3e2 days ago from TweetDeck
  5. Saturday Blade21292 I’m gonna use my artjournaling.ning.com spray paint workshop video as my #CED20101 day ago from TweetDeck
  6. Sunday Blade21292http://twitpic.com/xm8w1 – Cool frozen watercolor bckgrnd #ced2010about 23 hours ago from TwitPic
  7. Monday Blade21292http://twitpic.com/xq1dw – Spraypaint vid production for#ced2010about 4 hours ago from TwitPic

Creative Monday January 4th 2010

I was just saying to myself the other day, “Hey Blade,” because me and my self are on nick name basis, “why don’t we find some kind of challenge to do where we have to art every single day in some fashion?”

And I responded, “Pray tell, whatever do you mean?”

“Well,” I said, “we’re always trying to encourage people to create something everyday for at least 10 minutes a day.  What if we had some kind of challenge to join where we did just that?”

“I believe you have hit upon something there,” I said. “Let’s Google ‘Create Every Day’ and see what we get.”

Lo and behold I found Creative Every Day! OK, it didn’t really happen that way.  What actually happened was I saw a TON tweets on Twitter that ended with the “hashtag” #CED2010.  Now if you don’t know, a hashtag is a marker of sorts. It allows people to search on Twitter, and really any other site, for like minded themes.  Usually it’s a group name or some other way to make a search easy.  So I searched for CED2010 and that’s how I found it.  :)

From the website:  Creativity is meant in the broadest sense, so it doesn’t have to be something art related. Your creative acts could be in cooking, taking pictures, knitting, doodling, writing, dancing, decorating, singing, playing with your kids, brainstorming ideas, gardening, or making art in the form of collage, paint, or clay…or whatever!

Of course I am doing it.  Mostly because I don’t have enough to do with my spare time.  On Mondays, we are supposed to update our blogs about what we have done to be Creative Every Day!

  • Friday, January 1st, I shot video for the spray paint workshops on Artjournaling.ning.com.
  • Saturday, January 2nd, I recorded a song for this week’s youtube video.
  • Sunday, January 3rd, I spray painted elements for my journal and my video.
  • Monday, January 4th, I spray painted a scene in my journal: