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Showing posts from March, 2024

Doing donuts.

It was even on a major road. It was crazy!

Evie Woltil Richner: Crafting Stories for Children's Books - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS In the episode of the Art Podcast, we get a look at the creative journey of Evie Richner, an artist with a dream of bringing her own picture books to life. Evie's path is not just about the transition from printmaking to illustration; it's a testament to the power of reinvention and the pursuit of a childhood dream. Evie shares the challenges of developing a new drawing style to capture the essence of characters in a way that speaks to both children and adults. Evie describes their commitment to learning new skills through platforms like Skillshare and their strategic move to Madison, Wisconsin, to immerse themself in a community that supports artistic growth. From volunteering at Tandem Press to working at an elementary school, all to fuel their artistic endeavors. We talk about the nuts and bolts of creating a children's book today, character design, the importance of an art portfolio, and the

Car notes.

I'm not sure what makes them seem like a much better idea when I'm in the car.

New song! "Rainy day friction"

Listen to the song on: Spotify Apple Music YouTube Bandcamp "Rainy day friction" by Lorenzo's Music "Rainy Day Friction" is the 3rd song for a film soundtrack project I've been working on with my band Lorenzo's Music .


The amount of time it takes to go through and comment on so many videos.


Not sure why I yelled "Boogity Boogity" to test it.

Sara Christenson: The Art of Bunny Attack Illustration - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Are you intrigued by the idea of cute bunnies with a dark twist? Then you're in for a treat with our latest art podcast episode featuring Madison-based illustrator Sara Christenson from Bunny Attack Illustration. Sara's unique pen and ink drawings of rabbits are not your ordinary fluffy creatures; they're a blend of adorable and eerie, reflecting life's complexities in the most unexpected ways. Sara's journey into the world of art began with a simple illustration of an owl, inspired by the natural patterns of a piece of wood. This moment of inspiration led her down a path of exploration with Prismacolor pens, eventually focusing on their true passion—rabbits. But these aren't just any rabbits. They embody a spectrum of emotions, from the fierceness of her own pet rabbit, Evie, to the humor and depth that Sarah brings to her work. You'll learn about Sara's creative process, fro

Raining out.

Deep thoughts.

Bit lip.

I feel like the darn thing is never going to heal.


She really had no idea what was so funny.

Maria Amalia: Weaving Stories with Thread and Paper - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | YouTube Podcasts | Spotify | RSS In the latest episode of the Art Podcast, I meet Maria Amalia , an artist whose journey is as intricate and colorful as the textiles they create. Born and raised in Honduras, Maria's initial ambition was to become an architect. However, life led her to the world of art—a realm they once believed was out of reach as a viable career. Maria's story is a testament to the transformative power of art. It wasn't until a family tragedy struck that Maria found solace and expression in sketchbooks, doodling abstract forms that later evolved into a senior art show. Maria has embraced community-focused projects, inviting others to participate in the art-making process. This collaborative spirit is woven throughout Maria's career, from teaching students to managing a production company in Nicaragua, where Maria connected with women artisans and discovered the potential of craft for economic empowerment. L


Then we just sat in silence for a bit.

Working on song remixes for my band Lorenzo's Music

My band, Lorenzo's Music , has been quite active recently, releasing several songs.  We've also entered into a collaboration with the netlabel Blocsonic to produce a remix album of our latest tracks. We're working on releasing them on Blocsonic for Netlabel Day on July 14th .

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