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Art Ballad

65 EpisodesProduced by Jon and RandiWebsite

We are two artists based in Alberta, Canada.We love to create, view, discuss and challenge each other when it comes to all things Art and Design.Some of the things we will be discussing are: Art movements, specific artists, historical events,media, concepts, ideas and controversies. Come join us as … read more

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33 - STS - PodChanges and Book Club?

February 23rd, 2021

1:10:45

We give you some news about how the podcast is changing and then talk about books a lot! And maybe... starting a book club?!

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BS - BRUTAL BLACK PROJECT

February 20th, 2021

40:22

We discuss the Brutal Black Project. What is it? Why do people do it? Randi also gives Jon some info he wasn't aware of that changes everything!

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32 - LOGO DESIGN

February 16th, 2021

1:01:49

We discuss the general hard work that goes into Logo Design and breaking it into steps. We also get into the weeds discussing a specific symbol that …

BS - Aesthetic Differences/Ugly Pretty Things

February 13th, 2021

26:18

We talk about things that most people think are wonderfully aesthetic that we do not - and vice versa! We also have a listener submission at the end. …

31 - VELVET BUZZSAW

February 2nd, 2021

1:49:42

Jordan joins us on the podcast as we discuss the movie, Velvet Buzzsaw!

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We are two artists based in Alberta, Canada.

We love to create, view, discuss and …

BS - HOLIDAY COLOUR PALETTES, GOODERS AND YUCKIES

January 30th, 2021

22:54

We discuss holiday colour palettes, which are our favourites and least favourites and why. Also some history as to where they came from!

30 - STS, STEALING LIKE AN ARTIST and SEWING

January 26th, 2021

59:57

We get together to just shoot the shit about what we've been doing the past few weeks. We talk about good stealing and bad and how Randi is trying new things and getting back to some familiar things as well. Jon talks …

BS - THIS OR THAT #2

January 23rd, 2021

26:06

We've got another edition of This or That! Just some fun art-related thought experiments. Feel free to give us YOUR This or That questions for a future episode!

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29 - HOW DO WE CHALLENGE OURSELVES AS ARTISTS?

January 19th, 2021

1:15:41

We talk about some of the ways we challenge ourselves as artists and what some of our struggles are. We ALSO talk about the Reading Glasses Challenge for 2021. If you're a reader or want to challenge yourself to read …

BS - OUR BIGGEST ARTIST REGRETS

January 17th, 2021

30:25

We discuss what our biggest Art regrets are - yes we believe in regrets. You don't have to learn things the hard way all the time! (Kids, don't do drugs. You don't need to DO crack to know it's not good for you...)

28 - EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP/MR. BRAINWASH

January 12th, 2021

1:11:11

We thought we'd sit down and watch a documentary on Banksy - we were wrong. This dock... mock? -umentary is WILD. And conspiracy theories have been …

BS - THE BEST AND WORST COLOURS EVER AND WHY

January 9th, 2021

26:51

We talk about the worst and best colours ever and why we feel that way. Who would've thought we'd get so angry at colours!

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27 - 2020 - YEAR IN REVIEW

January 5th, 2021

1:03:18

We sat down to talk about some of our favorite Art things this past year, some struggles we've had, improvements we've made, and what we want to do this next year!

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BS - ARTWORKS, BY FAMOUS ARTISTS, THAT WE WANT

January 2nd, 2021

30:35

We talk about what artwork that we want to own and where we'd put it and why!

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We are two artists based in Alberta, Canada.

We love to create, view, discuss and …

26 - STS, TRYING CUBISM & BUCKET PAINT!

December 29th, 2020

1:04:55

On this Shoot The Shit episode we talk about: our experimentation into cubism and bucket paints, Jon has another Reading Realisation, and the changes that have taken place in the studio lately!

BS - WHAT WOULD YOUR ARTISTIC SUPERPOWER BE?

December 26th, 2020

18:51

Jon asks Randi what her Artistic superpower would be and why. Also... There's a twist!

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25 - THE VALUE OF ART

December 22nd, 2020

58:19

We discuss the value of art. HOW it gets valued by the art market, how we culturally and personally value art, etc. 

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BS - THIS OR THAT #1.5

December 19th, 2020

30:19

We have our first  dedicated official This or That episode! We did a couple at the end of an STS one time and really enjoyed it so now we're thinking about doing them once a month on a BS episode. Give us some messed up …

24 - INTERVIEW WITH JORD SMOOSE

December 15th, 2020

1:27:56

Jord sets down for a long interview where we get into some technical talk about airbrushing, adventures in tattooing, and pursuing all the opportunities in front of you! 

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BS - ARTBLOCK

December 12th, 2020

21:47

HEY! We discuss what it's like to have Creative Blocks and what we do about them. If you have any experiences to share, do it!

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23 - BASQUIAT

December 8th, 2020

1:23:29

We talk about the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, mostly from the perspective of the biopic with some outside research done as well. Basquiat is a profile of a true Tortured Artist.

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BS - FAVE AND NOT FAVE THINGS ABOUT COLLABING TOGETHER

December 5th, 2020

25:11

We talk about what we really enjoy about collabing together and also what we worry about.

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22 - STS, READING REALISATIONS AND COLLABS!

December 1st, 2020

55:01

We get together in the studio and talk about collabs, reading realisations, and how Jon is a grumpy old man!

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BS - ARTIST BINGO

November 28th, 2020

33:30

We play a round of Artist Bingo! Jon got a bingo! (That's not a good thing in this instance.)

Tell us about some of your stories from Artist Bingo! Create your own! Use as an ice breaker! Share with friends! BINGO!

21 - BAD ARTISTS COPY, GREAT ARTISTS STEAL!

November 24th, 2020

56:17

We get into it with this quote that's been attributed to so many different people in many different disciplines. How to steal art? When is it cool …

BS - WHERE DO WE FIND ART INSPIRATION OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO?

November 21st, 2020

26:26

We ask each other, and ourselves, where do we find Art Inspiration outside of the Studio?

What places give you inspiration to create?

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20 - INTERVIEW WITH AARON SAVAS of ARCANE STONE SCULPTING

November 17th, 2020

1:04:35

We get to interview Aaron Savas and become humbled! Get out your notepads because he's a quotable guy; numerous times we had to pause and just ponder what was said. We loved processing with Aaron and talking about not …

BS - WHAT IS OUR DREAM ARTIST RESIDENCY?

November 14th, 2020

29:39

We discuss what our Dream Artist Residency would be. And we are BOTH... headed to the same place in our dreams! Beautiful _______ ________ !


Have …

19 - STS - MAKE UP IS HARD, QUOTES, THIS OR THAT?

November 10th, 2020

1:03:42

This week we talk about some Art Quotes, why doing make-up is so hard, and our first edition of This or That!
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BS - WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

November 7th, 2020

27:11

We are at total ends of the spectrum on this one but we can find beauty in each other's dream projects. 

What dream project would you create if you …

18 - ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM!

November 3rd, 2020

1:01:59

We talk about some of the history of Abstract Expressionism and what it means to us in the present day.  From WWII to a potential WWIII we go off the rails and into ditch on this one and it was one of the most fun and …

BS - WHAT NON ART THINGS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE ART?

October 31st, 2020

26:18

We talk about the things we need in order to be productive in being creative. Not things like "art supplies" but mind states and non-tangible things for the most part.

What things do you need in order be on your Art "A" …

17 - INTERVIEW WITH RANDI THOMAS

October 20th, 2020

53:26

This week the tables turn on Randi, as she is put in to the hot seat by Jon. We get some great detail into Randi's personal history as an artist, she …

BS - WHAT ARE THE MOST POWERFUL MEDIA TO CONSUME?

October 17th, 2020

30:17

We discuss what media is the most powerful for us to consume. We get two each and come up with some differences and learn new stuff about each other!

16 - STS - Collabs, Commissions, Commitment with Jordan.

October 13th, 2020

1:30:34

We had an interview fall through last second but we managed to get Jordan to do an STS with us! 

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We are two artists based in Alberta, Canada.

We love to create, view, discuss and challenge …

BS - HANNIBAL

October 10th, 2020

59:37

This episode we talk about "Hannibal", the TV Show. We give some background via the books by Thomas Harris and get into the depths as to what makes …

15 - STS - Photographing Art/Disruptive Art

October 6th, 2020

56:58

Jon rants about his trouble photographing a new piece and begs for assistance. We also take on some audience questions: How do we feel about disruptive art? How does classism effect art?

Also, Randi joins Fight Club. …

BS - ADVICE TO OUR YOUNGER ARTIST SELVES.

October 3rd, 2020

30:09

This week we ask, what advice would we give to our younger artist selves? We come in with our own ideas and also reflect a bit on an audience answer …

14 - ART AS A CATHARTIC PROCESS

September 29th, 2020

1:05:32

We discuss different ways Art plays a cathartic role in our lives - past and present. Jon goes through a whole exhibition of his dedicated to the …

BS - WHAT WE DISLIKE ABOUT ART THE MOST.

September 26th, 2020

31:47

This week we discuss what we dislike about Art the most. For Randi, it's her higher standards and not being satisfied with her work lately. For Jon, it's surprise, surprise, dealing with other people on a business basis.

13 - STS - EVERYONE BORN AN ARTIST?

September 22nd, 2020

49:04

This week we catch up with what we've been doing artistically lately, questions whether or not all people are born artists, and Jon shares a poem.

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BS - WISHFUL THINKING CAREERS IN ART

September 19th, 2020

25:06

For this week's Bite Size we discuss what Artistic Careers we'd be interested in with our current skills and also with ones out of our depth. If you …

12 - INTERVIEW WITH ALEJANDRO ALVAREZ (JON)

September 15th, 2020

55:12

This week, the tables turn on Jon, as he is put in to the hot seat by Randi. We get to learn who Jon is, how he became the artist that he is today, …

BSTS - ART IS NOT A CRIME

September 12th, 2020

33:47

Randi is regaining her voice and I have a pet-peeve when people say, "Art is Not a Crime" so we have a little BiteSize Shoot The Shit! 

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11 - STS - WHY ART IS IMPORTANT & IS ORIGINALITY EVEN REAL?

September 1st, 2020

1:23:56

This week we Shoot the Shit with Jordan! (You may remember him from a previous interview.) We all happened to be in Saskatoon at the same time and came together to discuss why art is important and also the concept of …

BS - IDEAL CREATIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

August 29th, 2020

35:56

Jon asks - "What is your ideal working environment for art?" And then we both answer. What do you need to stimulate your senses and get you in the …

10 - FORMAL & INFORMAL ARTS EDUCATION

August 25th, 2020

1:10:42

We discuss what experiences we've had with various types of Arts education and what we believe them to be worth.

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We are two artists based in Alberta, Canada.

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BSTS - EXHIBITIONS!

August 22nd, 2020

33:45

Randi wants to talk about how we feel about Exhibitions so we have a little BiteSize Shoot The Shit! Our experiences with Exhibitions and some upcoming stuff!

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9 - PUBLIC ART & GRAFFITI

August 18th, 2020

1:04:30

Randi and I discuss Public Art shortly before we get into GRAFFITI. What is it? Why do people do it? We use a lot of examples from my personal experiences as well as point to the greatest documentary ever, "Infamy". …

BS - FAVOURITE INTERIOR DECORATING STYLES!

August 15th, 2020

28:40

Jon brings forth interior design/decor styles - which are our favourites and why? Will we be able to make it work when moving to a new place or will we just clash so much we may as well just break up!?

8 - INTERVIEW WITH TELLER OF THE TABOO, ERIK LABOSSIERE/WICKED TWIST MEDIA

August 11th, 2020

1:20:46

We interview Erik Labossiere, photographer, musician, videographer, among several other great things. He talks about his history and present with art, his success in trying new things, and best of all: why it's SO …

BS - IF WE COULD MASTER ONE ART STYLE/MEDIUM...

August 8th, 2020

22:31

Randi asks what style/medium would we want to Master? Jon talks about photorealistic portraits with oil paints and Randi wants to get functional with …

7 - HOW WE HAVE DEVELOPED AS ARTISTS.

August 4th, 2020

1:14:14

Today we talked about how we've developed as our artists over time, and what our present and future look like! 

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BS - OUR GREATEST WEAKNESSES.

August 1st, 2020

32:58

Jon brings us the topic of Our Greatest Artist Weaknesses.  His is drawing (and Impatience!). Randi talks about sharing her work with people. What are your Artist Weaknesses? 

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6 - STS - COLLABORATION AND IMPATIENCE

July 28th, 2020

1:01:13

We have out first Shoot the Shit episode where we sit down and just let it fly. We talk a lot about our collaborative work we're doing and Jon goes …

BS - NOT ART ART

July 25th, 2020

33:12

Randi brings us the topic of Not Art Art. We discuss what we believe to be different forms of art that may not be seen as such from the masses or traditionalists: Hair Dressing/Styling and Floral Design.  

Let us know …

5 - INTERVIEW WITH STORYTELLER JORDAN WENDZINA

July 21st, 2020

1:40:51

We have our First Interview with storyteller Jordan Wendzina - Saskatoon local who writes, plays guitar, and makes film. 

We discuss his writing process, product, and ... the passion monkeys have for artmaking? 

BS - FAVORITE COLOURS TO WORK WITH

July 18th, 2020

26:01

Jon brings in the question, what are your favorite colours to work with and why? He discusses the ever "Gentle but Strong" Teal,  and Randi talks …

4 - THE MARQUIS DE SADE/"QUILLS"

July 14th, 2020

1:22:12

THE MARQUIS DE SADE! We watch his biopic, "Quills", give you some history on him, recap the movie, and dissect our favorite quotes!

It wouldn't be an …

BS - FAVORITE ART TOOLS!

July 11th, 2020

26:58

OUR FIRST BITE SIZE EPISODE!

Randi brings the theme of Favorite Art Tools! She discusses the Z Grip Flight Pen while Jon talks about Montana Spray …

3 - INSPIRATION IS FOR AMATEURS...

July 7th, 2020

52:39

We discuss the Chuck Close quote, "Inspiration is for Amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work."  

It's just a wee bit polarizing and …

2 - HOW HAVE SMARTPHONES CHANGED PHOTOGRAPHY?

June 30th, 2020

1:19:44

We start off with a history lesson from Professor Randi as she catches us up on the innovations of the camera, starting back in 1826! 

We slide back into a little - Is it Art - when talking about the abundance of …

1 - WHAT IS ART?

June 23rd, 2020

52:31

We discuss what Art IS and maybe what it isn't?  We open the conversation up and come up with more questions than answers! 

What is Art to YOU!? We'd love to hear your ideas and continue the conversation in a later …

0 - INTRODUCTION

June 15th, 2020

22:21

In this episode we give a short introduction into who we are, a little about our backgrounds, and why we started the podcast!

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Art Ballad Teaser

June 12th, 2020

0:33

We briefly discuss with you what Art Ballad is about and our plans for future conversations!

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