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We Are Artists

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    Chatting With Randal Roberts About His Artist Journey

    19 JUN. 2024 · In this episode of the We Are Artists Podcast, Shannon and Lacey sit down with visionary artist Randal Roberts. They delve deep into his journey of becoming an artist, exploring his experiences as an elder in the live painter community, and the importance of working with what you know to create relatable art.  Randal shares his passion for the paisley design and its history, the inspiration behind his iconic eye paintings, recounts his humble beginnings working on festival lots at the start of his live painting career, and offers advice for young artists and the importance of collaborations.  They also take time to discuss the shadow side of the artistic journey, death, loss, and psychadelic impact. (*Some portions of this podcast may have been edited for public consumption. You may find the unedited version on the Bring Me 2 Life Patreon at www.patreon.com/bm2l at a later date.)   Learn more and support Randall's work at http://www.allofthisisforyou.com and follow him on Instagram @RandallRobertsArt.
    Escuchado 1h 11m 2s
  • Sketchbooks Are Cool...

    5 JUN. 2024 · In this episode of "We Are Artists," Shannon and Lacey delve into the transformative power of maintaining a sketchbook practice. Discover how this essential tool can enhance creativity, sharpen skills, and provide a safe space for exploration and growth. Sketchbooks are not just for drawing; they are a gateway to new ideas and a record of artistic journey. Tune in to hear why every artist, regardless of their level, should cultivate this habit and how it can significantly impact your creative process. Join us for an inspiring conversation that will motivate you to pick up your sketchbook and start creating today!
    Escuchado 19m 35s
  • Supplies, Materials, and Stuff

    29 MAY. 2024 · Join Shannon and Lacey for an enlightening journey into the world of art materials and tools in the latest episode of "We Are Artists." In this insightful discussion, they share their expertise and personal insights on building up your go-to supplies and making strategic investments in your artistic practice. With countless options available on the market, choosing the right materials for your art can feel overwhelming. Shannon and Lacey break down their tried-and-true favorites, from paints and brushes to paper and canvases. Discover the essential supplies every artist needs and learn how to select quality materials that align with your artistic vision. Want even more insights from Shannon and Lacey? Tune into the Bring Me 2 Life Patreon for exclusive bonus content and additional tips and tricks from your favorite artist duo. From behind-the-scenes anecdotes to in-depth tutorials, their Patreon offers a treasure trove of resources to support your artistic journey.
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  • Chatting about Art Journeys with Bryan Stacy

    22 MAY. 2024 · In this podcast Shannon and Lacey deep dive into spiritual journey, angels, multi dimensional creating and finding your flow with the multi talented Bryan Stacy.  Bryan Stacy graduated with a BFA from Guilford College in 2009 on a scholarship from the College Foundation of North Carolina. Currently based in Wilmington, NC, Stacy is taking time to travel up and down the East Coast. He paints murals, vends artwork, creates at festivals, and displays his work in various galleries, and guest spots with tattooing. Ultimately, his art is about processing experience and affecting positive change within himself while inspiring others to do the same. Learn more about Bryan At : www.bryanstacy.art  Learn about Lacey at: www.SilverArrowArt.com Learn about Shannon at : www.ShannonShine.com Follow us on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/weareartists_podcast Learn More About Bring Me 2 Life Podcast Network at : www.BringMe2Life.com
    Escuchado 41m 51s
  • Chatting about Art Journeys with Brandon Besecker

    22 MAY. 2024 · Lacey and Shannon dive into discussion with Brandon Besecker to talk about finding our way as an artists, falling in love with festivals through music, and finding our styles. Brandon’s unique style incorporates pointillism aka dot art, sacred geometry, and 100% UV light reactive acrylic paints applied to a black canvas. His colorful palette and sacred geometry designs draw the viewers eyes in and delivers a sense of motion within his art.A dedicated music lover and festival goer, Brandon has had the opportunity to live paint at his favorite band’s shows and at music festivals including The Casual Campout(x2), Feel Good Fest, Get Right Promotions Xmas Freakout with Dr Bacon, Mountain Music Festival (x2), The Snozzberries Psychedelic Circus, Best/Booth Bash, Big Something’s Halloween Ball, and The Big What?, High Country Hootenanny, NC Disc Jam, MantraBash, and The Graveyard Getdown.Brandon has also dedicated time to charity music festivals including Port City Jerry Day where a piece of his art was auctioned off and raised $1,000 for The United Way, SpaceGiving Festival that benefited NurishNC and the Plastic Ocean Project Benefit to help clean our oceans of plastic. Brandon's Artist Statement:  "I am an example of why we should never stop exploring life’s new doorways. Prior to February 2021, I never considered myself to have any artistic talents. Discovering dot art has provided me with a pathway to explore new areas of my mind and imagination. My passion and purpose is to share the love of art with hopes it inspires others to try to create something and find a love for the world of art as I have." Learn about Lacey at: www.SilverArrowArt.com Learn about Shannon at : www.ShannonShine.com Follow us on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/weareartists_podcast Learn More About Bring Me 2 Life Podcast Network at : www.BringMe2Life.com
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  • The Highs and Lows of Art Seasons

    15 MAY. 2024 · Join Lacey and Shannon in this episode of the We Are Artists podcast as they candidly explore the highs and lows of their current artistic journeys. From the exhilarating experiences of opening studios and traveling the world to the inevitable challenges and uncertainties in between, they offer a raw and insightful glimpse into the realities of being artists. Lacey shares her journey of preparing for festivals, discussing the excitement and meticulous planning required to showcase her art in vibrant, public settings. Meanwhile, Shannon delves into the intricacies of preparing for gallery exhibitions and making pivotal strides in launching her studio, navigating the delicate balance of artistic vision and logistical execution. Embark on this compelling conversation as Lacey and Shannon reflect on the diverse landscapes of their artistic careers, highlighting the triumphs, setbacks, and invaluable lessons learned along the way. Gain valuable insights into the emotional nuances of pursuing a creative path and discover firsthand the resilience and passion required to thrive amidst the highs and lows of the artistic journey.
    Escuchado 24m 25s
  • Does Your Family Support Your Art?

    8 MAY. 2024 · In this episode of the We Are Artists podcast, join Shannon and Lacey as they embark on a profound exploration of the role of family and community support in the life of an artist. Creating art can be a fulfilling yet challenging endeavor, and having a strong support system can make all the difference in navigating the artistic journey.Shannon and Lacey delve deep into the complexities of balancing artistic pursuits with everyday tasks, highlighting the importance of a supportive network to sustain creativity and resilience. They share personal experiences of finding solace and encouragement within their communities, reflecting on the profound impact of family support—or the absence thereof—on their artistic paths.
    Escuchado 24m 4s
  • Shadow Work, Maybe?

    1 MAY. 2024 · In this deeply introspective episode of "We Are Artists," Shannon and Lacey delve into the profound intersection of artistry and inner exploration. Join us as we explore the transformative power of using their artwork to confront their shadows, find inspiration, and journey toward self-discovery and healing. As artists, they understand the unique ability of creativity to serve as a catalyst for inner transformation. In moments of darkness and turmoil, they turn to their art as a means of navigating the complexities of their inner worlds and finding their way back to center. Lacey opens up about their experiences with mental health awareness and the role that art plays in their journey toward healing and self-understanding. They share how they embrace the messiness of the creative process as a form of release, allowing them to confront their shadows and emerge stronger and more resilient. Meanwhile, Shannon reflects on their own artistic practice, describing how they use vibrant colors and texture, and figures to infuse their work with joy and emotional depth. Through their studio practice, they unpack their emotions and feelings, using art as a tool for self-expression and exploration.
    Escuchado 14m 22s
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    If they say you can't, then definitely do it

    24 ABR. 2024 · In the latest episode of "We Are Artists," Shannon and Lacey tackle the pervasive doubt and skepticism that often accompany the artist's journey. Join us as we explore the transformative power of defiance, fueled by the naysayers and skeptics who doubt the validity of our artistic pursuits. Drawing from personal experiences and shared insights, we delve into the notion of spite as a driving force behind our creative endeavors. In a world where art is sometimes dismissed as a frivolous hobby or an impractical career path, we challenge the notion that being an artist isn't a "real job" and affirm the value of our craft and creative contributions to society. Through candid discussions and practical advice, we share strategies for valuing ourselves and our art, increasing your skills and prices, and refusing to give up in the face of adversity. We remind fellow artists that they are not alone on this journey and that their creativity cannot be contained by societal norms or expectations.
    Escuchado 12m 58s
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    Why are you an artist?

    16 ABR. 2024 · Join us for the second episode of "We Are Artists," where hosts Shannon and Lacey delve into the deeply personal reasons behind their choice to pursue art in today's tumultuous world. In this heartfelt conversation, we explore the unique journeys that led us to embrace our identities as artists and the profound impact that art has had on our lives. Lacey opens up about her intimate connection to her sketchbook practice, drawing inspiration from her mother's artistic legacy and the creative spark that ignites her soul. Meanwhile, Shannon shares her grandmother's enduring love for art and reflects on how she harnesses the power of artistic expression as a tool for healing and self-discovery.
    Escuchado 11m 47s

Step into the captivating world of creativity with We Are Artists,the podcast where co-hosts Shannon Shine and Lacey Vilandry paint a vivid picture of the life of full-time artists. But...

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Step into the captivating world of creativity with We Are Artists,the podcast where co-hosts Shannon Shine and Lacey Vilandry paint a vivid picture of the life of full-time artists.

But be aware the We Are Artists Podcast isn't just about sharing tips with others; it's a celebration of resilience and a touch of comedy.

Join the hosts as they infuse humor into the creative process and explore how art becomes a powerful tool for healing from life's challenges.

Adding another layer to the podcast, Shannon and Lacey invite their artner friends for discussions providing listeners with diverse perspectives and insights from the a unique art community.

Whether you're a budding artist, an art enthusiast, or just looking for some entertaining content, this podcast offers an intimate look into the artist's inner workings.

Tune in to "We Are Artists" and let Shannon and Lacey guide you through the spectrum of creativity, one brushstroke at a time. Discover inspiring stories, glean valuable advice, and become a part of the vibrant and supportive artistic community they've created.
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