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The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword


Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, this project is our poetry project.

My first real exposure to poetry was in my honors English class in high School. We were reading poems and the teacher, Ms Baxter (battle Axe Baxter) skipped over T.S. Elliot because she said he was to esoteric for high school students. Needless to say he became my favorite.

We go over inspiration, writing, editing, chosing a publish pathway, editing for publishing, cover design and then we being to talk about marketing and networking. Seems simple, its not and for me it is still a work in progress.

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A Gift of Self / Oil Painting


 

Welcome back to KDOI Podcasting, Season 2 Ep 5 Oil Painting project. This is probably the most personalized project you will do in this season. It is is the most difficult because you have to wait for the paint to dry between steps.

Lets start with the story and then we will get into the project. I am a self taught painter, I have only taken elementary painting classes and recently I took a “class” about 1.5 years ago where the teacher was around providing paint, brushed and tools to paint. We had to provide the inspiration and the canvas. I decided this would be a great opportunity to give a gift to my wife for Xmas so I took a picture of our trip to Paris where we kissed in front of the I Love You Wall and I dove into the class. It took 3 sessions of 2 hours each and walla, I had the best Xmas present ever, an attempt to recreate that  moment in time.

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Ammo Flower Bed

KDOI Podcasting goes Green. We take an Ammo crate and turn it into a flower bed.

 

Idea behind this project, I am not a green thumb, but my Mother loved daisies and my wife loves tulips. What better way to honor both women than by growing your own flower bed and making it out of an ammo crate.

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Vignette of Pencil Drawings


 

Psychedelic and simple drawings, drop the Adult Coloring Book

 

Today’s episode we present 4 pencil/crayon/charcoal and lead drawings. I originally saw this technique on an artist website where he was making psychedelic drawings and broke down how they were done. So that is our project for this episode. These drawings are a lot more fun than Adult coloring books that are the current fad. These drawings will be wonderful gifts to give, personalize for your loved ones or freneds and you will be proud to display them. Also depending on how detailed you want to be they can be done fairly quickly.

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Butcher, Baker and now you are a Candle Maker


Learn how to create and personalize your own candles

 

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker

 

Episode finds KDOI in the midst of Season 2 with our Candle Project. I have been making candles since my days in Richmond Virginia where I grabbed a jelly candle wax and made jelly candles. The results were not great, so then I got fancier. I have given candles to friends and romantic partners for years and they have all been received with warmth and love.

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Creating A Book Clock

Welcome back for Season 2 of KDOI Podcasting.

 

This week we tackle a great 2 for 1 project, the book clock. I originally got the idea for this book clock from The Art of manliness Podcast with  Brett McKay. 

This is a great project to start with because of the numerous ways you can personalize it for your loved ones.

Lets start off with what you will need:

Book, I’d recommend a hard cover about 3 or more inches thick in order to hold the clock works.

Clock Works pay special attention to the post diameter, the post is the center piece where the hands are attached, get an all in one clockworks that includes the numbers.

1 AA battery, needed to run the clock

Crazy glue, not Gorilla glue, crazy glue that dries clear

tweezers or needle nose pliers to place the numbers

box knife

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Season One Roundup


Thoughts about Art from 12 Artists

This episode is all about talking about what we have learned from the 12 artists we talked with. We review their final thoughts and their projects for season 2.

 

We also discuss what is the next phase in KDOI Podcasting, stay tuned in April when we start up season 1.5 with projects you can do with Tim, send in pictures of your projects to kdoipodcasting@gmail.com and lets see how you have been inspired.

I’d like to thank Nelson, Annessa, Ashly, John, Mike Finlay, Mike Porter, Ken, Curt, Heather Moon and Heather Meyers and Ethan for spending time with me and providing their insight.

 

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Stage managementvand literary manager as art

Heather Meyers talks to KDOI about Theater arts and creativity

 

So we end out our first season with  Heather Meyers. I have known her for a few years now, about 8 since I lived in Chicago and was introduced at a Vet Art Project meetup. She currently works with American Blues Theater in Chicago and has a number of side projects with that group.

So yes we are Theater folks and this episode has a lot of theater jargon and just a touch of political view points.

 

As stated earlier we met with Vet Art  Project and moved onto Warrior Art Studio. Heather helps run the Blue Ink Playwritting Contest and Ripped from the Headlines. Full disclosure I had a play produced through Ripped and it was an amazing experience.

Listen in as she tackles and almost becomes the first person to score worse than myself in the Satanic Seven Questions, she does redeem herself, but this set up a road trip.

 

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Professional Painter Discusses the craft

Heather Moon, comes to the mic to drop knowledge on our minds

 

Long time friend and co-conspirator, Heather Moon has many avenues available to express her creativity. In this episode we are discussing her paintings.

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Discussing tech theater on the job

A talk with Curt Cabot Using Theater in every day life

 

We welcome to the mic for lucky episode 10, Curt Cabot. I have known Curt since our days at VCU in the Theater Department. Life happened and the wonders of Facebook brought us back together.

 

 

We now share similar hairstyles, okay my male pattern baldness is well advanced, so much so I shave my head, but Curt keeps pressing on.

 

 

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