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Ep 146 Patricia Brubaker with Design Poetry & Artists Rising Retreats

Paint Talks Podcast

Release Date: 09/14/2023

Ep 167 Karen Berg of Redoux on Finding Purpose After 50 show art Ep 167 Karen Berg of Redoux on Finding Purpose After 50

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods Talks with Karen Berg of Redoux Interiors today on the Paint Talks Podcast. Karen’s mission is to empower you to craft your dream home decor on a budget. She loves DIY and have a knack for transforming castoffs into treasures. Karen wants to educate and inspire you to fall in love with your home without breaking the bank. As a dedicated DIY Paint and IOD Stockist, she’s passionate about the products she uses and sells. Living the Empty Nester life with her three grown kids, a perpetually energetic dog, and her patient "Suffering Husband," she dives into trash-to-treasure...

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Ep 166 BJ Massa of Junk'd Up on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal show art Ep 166 BJ Massa of Junk'd Up on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods talks with BJ Massa on the Paint Talks Podcast. BJ is the owner and creative force behind Junk’d Up, where she exercises her furniture and canvas work. She has been thrifting forever and painting furniture for more than twenty-five years. BJ loves working with lots of color and experimenting with different tools and techniques. BJ is a native of Long Island transplanted to Indiana. She may have lost her accent but not her style nor her edge.  Visit her retail space in Noblesville, IN where she is a DIY Paint and IOD Retailer.

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Ep 165 Kimberly Reiter of Rubbish Restyled Shares Her New Non Profit's Mission to Help Women Leaving Domestic Violence show art Ep 165 Kimberly Reiter of Rubbish Restyled Shares Her New Non Profit's Mission to Help Women Leaving Domestic Violence

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods talks with Curator Kimberly Reiter on the Paint Talks podcast. Kimberly is a creative artist and boutique studio owner of Rubbish Restyled based in Edgerton, WI. She is best known for her colorful whimsy furniture creations. Her specialty is fun, inviting spaces for creative gatherings and party hosting. Kimberly is a wife and mother of three sons, residing in Milton, Wisconsin with a bunch of pets. She describes herself as a lifelong student, enjoys learning, and is fascinated with discovering new things. Alongside her passion for art, she's the recent founder of Hope Heart...

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Ep 164 Angie Nordstrum Design on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal show art Ep 164 Angie Nordstrum Design on Curating for The Turquoise Iris Journal

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods talks with Angie Nordstrum on the Paint Talks Podcast. Angie is a multi-passionate artist and maker who creates vibrant, colorful paintings on walls, windows, canvas, and clothes! Her mission is to create art that inspires and maybe even sets your soul on fire. Angie’s love for art was ignited at age 10 when she showed her 4H projects at the Iowa State Fair. Angie studied Apparel Design in London and worked as a clothing and graphic designer for several years. As a Curator for The Turquoise Iris Journal, Angie contributes articles about murals, window painting, wearable art and...

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Ep 163 Lisa Worley of Southern Yankee Designs with Deep in the Arts show art Ep 163 Lisa Worley of Southern Yankee Designs with Deep in the Arts

Paint Talks Podcast

Lisa Worley was born in upstate New York. Growing up, her mother was an interior designer and Faux finisher and Lisa would go to job sites with her and help her while getting hands-on experience. That’s where her passion for art and interior design began. Lisa has been a Master Faux Finisher for over 25 years. She studied abroad throughout Italy to learn the old master's techniques of a decorative faux finish. Lisa also studied the art of finishing with several well-respected artists in the industry from Gary Lord to Martin Allen Hirsch. In the late 90s, Lisa became a distributor and...

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Ep 162 with Sarah Berry of Sarah Berry & Co the Accidental Entrepreneur show art Ep 162 with Sarah Berry of Sarah Berry & Co the Accidental Entrepreneur

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods talks with Sarah Berry on the Paint Talks Podcast. Sarah is an entrepreneur, CEO, volunteer, and a support staff to her husband’s small business. But those are her official titles. The most important names she goes by are “mom, wife, daughter, sister," and "friend.” The most challenging, yet rewarding, capacity she has worked in, (just behind motherhood!), has been that of self-employment. Although she has had an entrepreneurial “spark” most of her life, she officially started her small business journey in January 2014, with absolutely no clue what she was doing!...

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Ep 161 Jen Cushman of Soul Stirring Retreats in the South of France show art Ep 161 Jen Cushman of Soul Stirring Retreats in the South of France

Paint Talks Podcast

Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller drawn to the imperfect, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic. She’s spent 25 years as a mixed-media artist and instructor, authored two jewelry-making books, appeared on numerous DIY television shows as a guest artist and has been widely published in national magazines. Currently, she is a contributing artist on the MadeTV maker network. When the pandemic hit, Jen followed her heart and started a new business called Soul Stir Magic to virtually work one-on-one with clients as an empathic intuitive, reiki energy practitioner and a creativity coach for...

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Ep 160 Brenda Glad with Finding Your Creative Voice at Any Age show art Ep 160 Brenda Glad with Finding Your Creative Voice at Any Age

Paint Talks Podcast

Dionne Woods talks with Brenda Glad on this week’s Paint Talks Podcast. Brenda was born to create art from her heart just for the love and satisfaction she receives. Brenda loves learning and loves to pass it on whenever she can. Behind a camera, at the potter wheel, sewing, refurbishing old treasures, repurposing items giving them new life, making books, journals, and nichos with handmade religious statues and decorations. Through commission work, Brenda refurbished an antique Spanish Galleon model by creating by hand -- missing wooden parts, replacing all the ratlines, matching paints, and...

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Ep 159 Cover Artist Marlis Dean-Walker on Bold Artistry at Any Age show art Ep 159 Cover Artist Marlis Dean-Walker on Bold Artistry at Any Age

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Marlis Walker of “Dare To Be You Designs By Marlis” is a self-taught, late-blooming artist, she started painting canvas at the age of 60. She inspires, encourages, and teaches others to find their creative joy so they can “color outside the lines” in every aspect of their lives while bringing joy and smiles to themselves and others. Marlis says, “Find that creative spark that makes your heart smile and share it with others”.   Facebook Instagram YouTube @daretobeyoudesignsbymarlis

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Ep 158 Mansi Makes on Motherhood and Gratitude show art Ep 158 Mansi Makes on Motherhood and Gratitude

Paint Talks Podcast

Mansi is a creativity facilitator guiding women to let go fully, to embrace wholeheartedly, to feel deeply and to paint freely. Mansi encourages women to acknowledge the pressures of the day-to-day and say “not now” when they’re creating art. She helps women see themselves in a new light, love themselves for the unique beings they are, and appreciate the perspective they bring to their art as a result of their own life experiences. Mansi deeply believes that vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness, and creates a safe space for tears, squeals, laughter, anger, frustration and love....

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Dionne Woods talks with Patricia Brubaker, owner of The Connecticut River Valley Inn in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Patricia is a lifestyle artist, multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, and art biz educator who has combined her passions into a creative place where she hosts all-inclusive art retreats of all kinds. Patricia hosts her own retreats but also invites other creatives who love to teach to bring their community together in a warm and creative space.

Patricia is the visionary behind her 5-star boutique inn which offers accommodations, event space, an art studio, and garden rooms for creating truly memorable events. Her vision is to infuse her artistic style throughout the property.. wherever you look.

She and her husband of 35 years, Wayne, want you to have such an awesome experience that you never want to leave!

Patricia believes it is never too late to create. She hopes her wisdom from a lifetime of creativity and challenges will encourage you to become your own creative powerhouse.

Her art biz name, Design Poetry was born from her favorite Georgia O’Keefe quote: “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.”
Design Poetry: arranging elements and details in her art in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm, using art as a language to express thoughts and emotions without using words.

Patricia encourages everyone to become their own “Design Poet” whether it is decorating your home, in the fashion you wear, in the gardens you tend or the food you prepare…

Upcoming Events: 2024 and 2925 Art Retreats at The Connecticut River Valley Inn are now up and ready for you to register. Take your art to the next level while relaxing in a beautiful New England setting just steps from the Connecticut River.

Holiday Home Tour: Sat December 2, 2023. Tickets required

Patricia is looking for 8 emerging artists just getting established with e-commerce to take part in a week-long beta “in person” art biz Bootcamp which would take place at her New England property.
DM on Instagram for more info

Fun Facts: Patricia and her husband, Wayne are Connecticut natives
Together they have four children and 10 grandchildren
They are also “dog parents” to 3 spunky rescue Chihuahuas

Because renovating and restoring a 1740 antique estate was not challenging enough, They just purchased a classic 44-foot motor yacht in the “rum runner” style which they are restoring (because obviously they don’t have anything else to do!!) they hope to offer tours on the Connecticut river in 2024 as part of the New England experience when staying at their property.

Design Poetry Website 
Design Poetry Instagram 

Artists Rising Website
Artists Rising Instagram