Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

 "All the best ideas come out of the process, they come out of the work itself" - Chuck Close

Thoughts on my studio practice and some of my favorite podcasts!

    I've had the pleasure of working on several commissions this summer and found that morning in the studio was the best time for me to work before opening the gallery!  My studio time is a mix of quiet time, podcasts, audio books and npr but seldom music.  I use the time to learn and listen as well as paint.  I am lucky!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite podcasts with you and they are a wide variety! Some days when I paint, I am interested in listening to art podcasts featuring the studio habits of other artists or just basically listening to others talk about their life in the arts.  These include "Authentic Obsessions" by Margaret Petrie (a new one and a lot of fun), "The Messy Studio" by Rebecca Crowell who is a master in oil/cold wax and long time knowledgeable artist, "The Creative Life", "The Savvy Painter", and the "Art Bizz" for the business side of art!  It's a great variety of art related podcasts that I highly recommend you check out!

Some of my favorite podcasts for self care and deeper thinking include Oprah's "Super Soul" Podcast, "On Being" with Krista Tippett, "The Ginni Show", and "Happier" with Gretchen Rubin.  

And finally, my new favorite is "le vie Creative Paris" which is a fantastic series done by an artist/photographer living in Paris who interviews other artists in France!  As you know I LOVE France and have been there several times AND am teaching a painting workshop in the South West of France in October, 2021!  This will be a long-waited-return to  a country I LOVE!

I hope you enjoy these podcasts as much as I do!  During this pandemic time we are all looking at new ways to learn and explore via our phones and internet!

My Featured Show at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek is now open and runs through September 23!  A beautiful gallery if you have not been there yet!

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