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Episode 59: Just Chalk

Amy Podcast

~ a morning of chalk
~ a few reminders about creative projects with kids and Justin Robert’s “I Chalk” (from Meltdown) is in my head
~ 5 loose ends (2 of which are from Artists’ Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages, a wonderful counterpart to Alphabetica: An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists)
~ amazing keychains from
~ mark your calendars for the upcoming worldwide sketch crawl on Aug 25 (stay tuned next week for more info) (and thanks to JujuArt for mentioning it to me)
~ a thematic creative prompt: “a favorite piece”
~ OAmyOAmy is live at Etsy
~ and more… Plus, great podsafe music with a “journey” theme. (Length: 46 min )

Featured Podsafe Music:
Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
Jenae ~ The Long Road [PMN]
Jon Schmidt ~ Homecoming [PMN]

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3 thoughts on “Episode 59: Just Chalk

  1. I like your comments about chalk. My grandkids and I make use of the great outdoors and a picnic table to make art. They can do whatever they want to do and use whatever medium I have. It is very messy but hey! they are outside and as long as their clothes are protected and its safe anything goes. I now have a better pair of headphones and I can hear your podcast with not too much trouble. You do a good job and I think you are filling a needed space for Moms. Thanks Amy. Lydia

  2. You know, Amy, I really miss the extra time in these short shows but didn’t want to whine about it. But – out of a grim fear that you’ll take my politeness as silent approval – I would like you to know that I am sad when the shows are shorter. Sad.
    I weep into a pillow.

  3. Loved the part about the process not the product with children making art.
    The segment on chalk with the kids was nice to hear. It does make me feel that my kids are so much different and older now (they are only 7 and 10).
    I ran to get my copy of Artists Journals and Sketchbooks to see what piece in the gallery you were referring to. The branch with the lovely tags was awesome.
    One of my favorites in the gallery that ismore up my alley of what I’d create is the Taos News Diary by Sas Colby, the garbage she found on the street arranged in a formal geometric layout.
    I also loved the metal journal made from old aluminum cans by Lesley Jacobs. I have dabbled a tiny bit in metal crafting and it is something I want to do more of (but I need a few more supplies).
    I enjoyed the show, thanks!

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