Professional Painter Discusses the craft

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

We started our friendship back in Rockford Illinois in 2006 when we met at a mutual friends house discussing art, poetry and philosophy.

Heather comes from a long line of artists and has always been painting or participating in art in one form or another. It started with her painting alongside her mother, each of them using brushes and paint. She did her first art show in High school with her parents in an art shop window. Her first success was her senior year in high school where she competed and won an art scholarship for college. Heather’s experience in the art scene in Rockford has been much more positive as she has seen the growth and vibrancy whereas I saw the derth after the recession of the early 80’s.

Heather praises the Rockford Area Arts Council for creating the environment of collaboration and support vs competition.

(Podcast not supported by RACC, but we support their work.)

We take a little trip down memory lane for Cafe Esperanto where we attended poetry readings and drank rum and cokes and smokes clove cigarettes, Djarum to be exact.

Heather enjoys the scene now that it is more cooperative because she can get her work critiqued more honestly vs someone just saying oh that’s nice and not sharing their true feelings.

We discuss our first show together at Phoenix Traders in Rockford. Titled Kimo and The Moon Breakin the Rules. Here is the announcement. This was way back in Sept 2008.

Tim gets into a small rant about businesses not sponsoring this show.

Currently Heather is preparing for the latest Art Scene in Rockford with a number of totem poles.

If you want to see Heather’s stuff check out her FB page Viking Moon

We delve into Bob Ross and the impact he has on our lives and art.

First Fridays in Fredericksburg with he trolley is discussed and Heather promises a visit just for the trolley.

We discuss the pricing of art and what it costs to actually cme up with a decent work.

We get into an enthusiastic Satanic Seven Question Session with Heather, of special not is question #3 where Heather refuses to tell cashiers at Walgreens that she is an artist, Walgreens, yet another company not sponsoring this podcast, talk to the cashiers about this and make them sponsor us. Heather scores a respectable 7.5 out of a possible 7.0, yes folks another perfection or greater, how the hell did I only score 3. The judges are getting soft.

Heather’s final project would be a mural that brings harmony to the world, lets see how she does in season 2 with this mural.

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What is Happening at KDOI Podcasting

Hey friends, so we released our interview with Curt Cabot click here for the link. Truly a great time between two Veterans and artists. Yeah folks Veterans can be artists, some of the best artists are Veterans, and you can check out two greats. 

I am excited to get you all introduced to the 2 Heather’s over the next 2 episodes. Heather Moon will be our first full time painter and she is up on Saturday 24 Feb where she will reveal what it takes to be a painter in Rockford Illinois, yes that Rockford Illinois. An art mecca for those of us who remember when Rockford was the murder capital of the US. 

Our next Heather is Heather Meyers whom I met in Chicago and consider to be my big sister. She is involved with new play development, stage management and a ton of other things that you will need to have a good glass of wine handy to keep up with us. She takes the Mic Saturday 10 March. 

If you are a regular listener you know that I had neck surgery on Halloween in 2017. My voice is back 100 percent. These upcoming episodes are a testament to my dedication to you fine folks. Remember the best thing you can do for this podcast is to share it with a friend and email us to get behind the mic. we are also on twitter @kdoi_podcasting .

We will close out our first season on Saturday 24 March with a look back at the 12 interviews and what we learned. Look for us in season 2 where we actually attempt the project we dreamed about in season 1. That means that yes I will have another podcast or two launching in the near future. Oh heaven forbid. 

Remember create more than you consume and join us in celebrating all the arts. 

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Discussing tech theater on the job

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.

Curt is a former student of mine and let me tell you how proud of him I am. We met in Intro to Drama and Scene shop at VCU. He attended the now infamous come as your favorite Porn Star party which served as the Freshmen mixer for the Theater Dept.

Curt began his exploration in art at the ripe old age of 6 singing and acting in musicals and Broadway type shows. Some painting occurred later for him, but his experience with art and creation goes back a long time. He experienced Bob Ross in high school but didn’t pursue it.

He played numerous instruments in band from 10 to 21 years old rounding out his artistic education.

We give a shout out to Merchants of Dirt Podcast Kyle Bondo who got me started back into podcasting. So its Kyle’s fault folks for all of this.

We then discuss fine Scotch, specifically Oban 18 Year old Scotch. We discuss Scotch Vs Whiskey, specifically how Jameson makes us both want to beat up the Pope. We decide that drinking is an art form unto itself.

Dedication to art is similar to dedication to your job in the military, if you seriously approach either it will take you places where you never knew you could go.

Due to his military job he was able to parlay his acting experience for television as a liaison for shows. He has worked for NCIS and no Abby doesn’t work at the real NCIS in Quantico but here is a picture to drool over.

Okay listen to the show now. Abby approved.

Curt worked with Gibbs and Ziva as well on many shoots.

Tim discusses his Oh my Gawd story of meeting Charlton Heston in Mombasa Kenya for the 132548th time. Curt listens politely and tells his better oh my gawd story. He met the actors from the Boondock Saints and did some workouts with them and he also met Toby Keith and played a rousing game of beer pong due to insomnia. Obviously Tim joined the wrong branch.

Curt now applies the lessons learned in his artistic life by looking for art in his travels and looking for something that he has never seen or experienced. This gives him more inspiration to go further and create better works.

Curt volunteers for Habitat for humanity and from his shop class in theater has really helped him in his carpentry skills and he is able to give to his community.

Future projects he is contemplating is directing a show.

The Satanic 7 questions pay attention to question number 1 is of special note where we discuss minimalism and using your monthly discharge as your paint. Curt got 6.75 out of 7 correct. He got our first quarter point for mentioning the Village.

shout outs to Art of Manliness Podcast and Order of Man podcasts.

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