Ready for warmer weather

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After being snowed in recently, I think I’m ready for warmer weather. Luckily, here in Tennessee, we have had a taste of whats to come. Pretty soon things will be turning green and I’ll get back to enjoying my back porch and quiet hikes:)

The image above is of a recent piece I did. It’s only 8×10″ and is a study of a waterfall inspired by a nice hike in the Smoky Mountains.

With the cold weather and the pandemic I’ve been staying in the studio, but I’ve also been doing a lot of Zoom meetings and interviews. With so many of us spending less time traveling to work or events we have more time to listen to podcast and watch youTube videos. I have defiantly watched and listened to a lot of content, along with a lot of music.

So, if you are looking for something new to watch or listen too, here are a couple episodes where I am either interviewing another artist or being interviewed.

The latest interview I was invited to do was with my friend Sheri Oneal. She has recently started a new YouTube and Blog about being creative called “The Creative Push.” I highly recommend giving Sheri a follow on all social media platforms. She has some really exciting things in the works, including this podcast, where you can get an idea of what creatives do to stay motivated, inspired, and productive.

Heres a link to our interview: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_mtkOyNm_GDYTO7HJdJOcw

Another online conversation I was invited to was Drawing South. This podcast was created by Mike Mitchell (aka MikeWindy) and he’s been recording conversations with artist he’s gotten to know over the years. He’s done a really nice job of making these less like a interview and more like just hanging out and discussing whatever comes up. He try to keep them to about an hour, usually, but ours went a little over that because we had so much fun. Here’s a link to listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0m3XEJUhxLKxgK4EAciFbx

My third online conversation was for Number Inc. Magazine. Mike Mitchell and I started a podcast last year, before the pandemic, called “A Number of coffee Conversations” where we would go out to a coffee shop and have conversations with artist. Because of Covid, we moved those conversations online. Unfortunately we haven’t recorded all of them, but we did record a recent conversation with two artist exhibiting at Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Aaron Worley and Chris Simpson. Heres the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2o9CRlT4Y Also tied to these two artist, I did an interview with them at the Green Gallery at Turnip Green and you can watch that here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=462100308307365 Make sure tho follow Number Inc. and Turnip Green for more interviews and conversations.

On another note, I have a couple collage pieces in an exhibit at Gordan Jewish Community Center. You can go to their site for times to visit or take a virtual tour posted on the NCC FaceBook page.

I guess I’ll leave it at that for today. I need to get back to the commission I’m working on. I’ll share more about it in the next post. If you have any questions about anything I’ve mentioned or if your curious about my process, please send me a message. I can be reached through email, my contact form, or through social media. I look forward to hearing from you:)

Have a great day, week, and month! RLP

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