Saturday, April 16, 2016

Alchemy of Art Podcast, Episode 25: Interview with Writer and Illustrator, Danny Gregory

The *amazingly fun-loving* Danny Gregory
Find out more about this character at:  www.dannygregory.com

Don't let him stare you down!

Podcast also available on iTunes.

Today's episode of the Alchemy of Art Podcast features an interview with the writer and illustrator, Danny Gregory. This is a man who sees beauty in the messiness of life....


And past the grandiose pompous side of design to the elements that remind us of what we really love.

The small things... like tuna fish sandwiches and all of those details that put together make up the whole.


This interview is one of those that gave me many chunky nuggets to take and put in my pocket.  As much as I love creating art my head often swims with the many reasons why I love it, why we keep creating. Danny Gregory's fresh perspective seems to have been knocked into place by the tragic events in his life.  This breath of fresh air is the sort of thing that happens when someone is frank, honest and open.  Find out more about Danny's work at: www.dannygregory.com

Today's featured story is a folktale from India, "The Three Dolls."  This story any many others are found in the book, "The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom."

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy. Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker. Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful art chat.....WOKE me up! ....my whole body is happily taking it in ! Thank you !
    One question. ......at the part of the conversation where there is this intriguing piece of info about Van Gogh and balls of wool......it cuts off ! ......Rats !!! Is anyone else having this happen ?
    I would love to hear the rest of your conversation.

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    1. Hi Jane- Thanks so much for writing. I'm glad you enjoyed the episode. Thanks also for letting me know that you are having a problem listening to the whole recording. I've double checked and the whole episode is posted. If you are using a podcast app filtering from iTunes I've occasionally had trouble listening to other podcasts if I hit play before it fully uploaded. If you think that might be the case you will want to delete the episode then reload it.

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    2. Thanks Addis,
      Caught it now. :)

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  2. Wonderful art chat.....WOKE me up! ....my whole body is happily taking it in ! Thank you !
    One question. ......at the part of the conversation where there is this intriguing piece of info about Van Gogh and balls of wool......it cuts off ! ......Rats !!! Is anyone else having this happen ?
    I would love to hear the rest of your conversation.

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  3. Sorry about rude "smart" phone Addie.

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    1. Oh you are fine Jane- thanks for writing

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  4. Lovely! Danny Gregory is a wonderful person. I'm always seeking for good podcasts and now found this through his blog. Thank you for this interview and an interesting podcast!

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  5. and I also loved the story of three dolls. It reminded me that art is listening not just expressing, a conversation not a solo show.

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    1. Thanks Irene- I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Keep in touch

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