The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell
By Rebecca Crowell
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Artist Rebecca Crowell shares experiences and thoughts from three decades of painting, teaching and traveling, as well as her conversations with other artists. She is joined by her co-host, producer, and son, Ross Ticknor, who brings an entrepreneurial Millennial perspective. The conversations are broad and eclectic, focused on ideas, information and anecdotes that other artists may find helpful in their work and careers. A new episode is uploaded every Saturday!
||CleanEpisode 42: Abstracting From Place Part 1||Rebecca returns from Spain and sits down with Ross to discuss the process of absorbing new places and experiences which can later be incorporated into artwork.||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: Workshops Abroad||Janice Mason Steeves joins Rebecca Crowell once again to discuss their workshop in Spain and the advantages of teaching, learning, and creating abroad. Janice also shares plans for her upcoming Workshops in Wild Places.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40: Creating on the Camino||Rebecca Crowell and Janice Mason Steeves discuss their adventures in Spain, the local environment and spiritual culture, and the workshop they will be teaching.||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: The Creative Pull||Rebecca and Ross discuss what draws people toward particular forms of expression and how to choose your own path.||9/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38: Creating in Series||Rebecca and Ross talk about important ways that working in series can enhance the creative process.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: Self Assurance||Rebecca and Ross talk about building self assurance and confidence, especially for artists just starting out, or when creative blocks occur.||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: Self Critique||What do you envision for your best work and what should your focus be in order to improve your work? Rebecca and Ross discuss looking at your work with a critical eye while treating yourself like a friend and enjoying the process.||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: Creative Personalities||Another listener suggestion! What personality traits do artists tend to have in common? Rebecca and Ross discuss some typical characteristics of creative people.||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: The Car Show||Rebecca has recently purchased a new car, and her Facebook post on the subject quickly generated over 100 comments--suggestions, questions and testimonials. Who knew artists were so passionate about their cars? On today's episode, Rebecca and Ross give||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Crafting An Online Persona||Rebecca and Ross discuss the positives and negatives of living in the digital social media age, and the importance of curating your online presence.||8/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: The Fortress Of Solitude||Rebecca and Ross discuss the importance of alone time and the role it plays in the creative process.||7/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: The Artist Residency Experience||Rebecca and Ross discuss her experiences at various artist residencies, their importance to her work, and tips for people thinking about attending a residency.||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Parenting As An Artist||Rebecca and Ross discuss the challenges of balancing parenting with an art career, both from the perspective of the artist and the child.||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Ginny Herzog's Architectural Abstractions: Success as an Independent Artist||Rebecca Crowell interviews Minnesota artist Ginny Herzog, an independent, self supporting artist for over 35 years known for her unique architectural abstractions. She discusses her journey into the art world and how she conducts business as an artist,||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Competition||Rebecca and Ross follow up their conversation on collaboration with a discussion on competition. They describe the positive and negative aspects of competition and how artists should judge their own success against others.||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Collaboration||Rebecca and Ross give advice and discuss their experiences in collaborating with others both in art and in business.||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: How (Not) To Avoid Talking About Your Work||Rebecca shares some of the avoidance strategies she has observed in artists who don't want to talk about their work, and how to overcome these bad habits when talking about your work, or talking with another artist about their work.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: The Lisa Show...||Rebecca Crowell talks with her good friend Lisa Pressman about painting, teaching, and what you learn from years of making art.||6/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Cleaning Up Your Mindset and Attitude||Rebecca and Ross talk about maintaining a healthy attitude and mindset. Stay positive and motivated!||6/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Finding Personal Path||Rebecca and Ross talk about finding your personal path in the art world and life.||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Nuala Clarke Interview - Ideas Tiny & Immense||Rebecca interviews Nuala Clarke while in Ireland. They discuss the conceptual aspects of her work which is fed by imagination, memory, what she reads, and the natural world of northern County Mayo, Ireland.||5/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Michael Geddis Interview, Science Meets Art||Rebecca interviews Michael Geddis, an Irish artist who produces extremely intricate drawings based on microscopic observations. He discusses the specialized equipment he uses, his methods, and what inspires his work.||5/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Finding Personal Voice||Rebecca and Ross discuss personal voice in painting, what it is and how to find it.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Unarmed and Fabulous! Mary Duffy Interview||Rebecca talks with Mary Duffy, an Irish painter from Wicklow who works in abstraction and landscape. Mary was born with no arms, and says "I paint with my eyes and my heart."||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Surviving Travel Hell||Rebecca's return trip from Ireland did not go quite as planned. She discusses her travel troubles with Ross and offers some"live and learn" tips from her experience.||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Being Professional||Rebecca and Ross discuss how to enter the art world and present yourself as a professional.||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Future of Squeegee Press: Rebecca chats with Jerry McLaughlin||Rebecca chats with her co-author and business partner, Jerry McLaughlin, about cold wax, their work both as artists and entrepreneurs, and the future of Squeegee Press.||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Habits of Successful Artists||Rebecca and Ross share good habits to help establish creative flow and productivity.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 2||Rebecca and Ross continue their conversation on abstraction, focusing on various approaches and ways of understanding abstract work.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Diving Into Abstraction, Part 1||Rebecca and Ross respond to a listener request for a more in-depth discussion on abstraction.||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Janice Mason Steeves Interview||Rebecca interviews Janice Mason Steeves while visiting New Mexico. They discuss Janice's life, travels, and her career as an artist.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Finishing Your Work||Rebecca Crowell and co-host Ross Ticknor discuss completing a painting, how to tell when it is finished, select a title, and prepare it for sale.||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Kai Harper Interview, Buddhism and Art||Rebecca Crowell and Kai Harper discuss art, philosophy, and Buddhism.||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: All About Teaching, Part 2: The Workshop Experience||Rebecca and Ross continue their discussion on teaching. This episode focuses the intense and highly focused personal interaction that takes place during a workshop.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: All About Teaching, Part 1||Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's second career: teaching.||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: An Artistic Marriage: Debra Fritts/ Frank Shelton Interview||Debra Fritts and Frank Shelton discuss their shared love of art, New Mexico, and each other.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Balancing Work, Travel, and Family Time||Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rebecca and Ross discuss Rebecca's plan for the new year, and how to balance travel and an art career with family.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Ballinglen Round Table||Rebecca hosts a round table discussion with Úna Forde and Randall Exon at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Joanna Kidney||Rebecca takes the Messy Studio Podcast to Ireland where she conducts an interview with Joanna Kidney. This episode was recorded in October, 2017.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Leaving for Ireland||Creating art on the go, and launching an art career. This episode was recorded in September, 2017.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Jeff Hirst||Rebecca Crowell interviews Jeff Hirst at his studio in Chicago about print making and setting up a print studio. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Introducing Rebecca Crowell||Our first episode! We introduce ourselves, and Rebecca shares some of her history and experience as a professional artist. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this! Wonderful to hear the story of Rebecca’s art career
I am looking forward to hearing more!
Its so wonderful to listen to Rebecca share her experiences as an artist and teacher. The podcasts are a great insight into her practice and experiences! Highly recommend!!
This series of conversations with Rebecca Crowell and other artists is an entertaining introduction to the art of talking about art. Rebecca, the featured artists and the producer Ross Ticknor all have thought deeply about their work, and articulate their passion with intelligence and reflection. As a (mostly) non-artist, I really appreciate this coherent view into the minds and visions of talented and accomplished artists.
The moderation and production by Ross Ticknor is professional, and he is a strong and jovial presence. He guides the discussion without stepping on the interviewee, and provides a few of his own insights particularly on the business aspects of art. Editing and production values are top notch.
Strongly recommended for anyone curious about the lives of working artists!