To listen to the June 12, 2013 show CLICK HERE!
To listen to the June 12, 2013 show CLICK HERE!
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Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski!
3 pm -5 pm EST 2 pm – 4 pm CST 1 pm – 3 pm MST 12 pm – 2 pm PST
Call in anytime during the live show with your questions or comments for my guests
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Illustrator, Painter, Designer, Author
Julia Kuo is my guest and will discuss her book, 20 WAYS TO DRAW A CAT AND 44 OTHER AWESOME ANIMALS.
The best way to learn to draw is to draw! And this little book is going to help you do just that. It is filled with 900 adorable, modern drawings of all your favorite animals––from songbirds and jellyfish to elephants and otters––and plenty of room for sketching your own versions of all these delightful creatures.
Just out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 ways to draw a cat!
When Julia was young, she was so addicted to drawing that her brother would exploit her by selling her copy paper for 3 dollars a sheet. Now he is an economist and she is a starving artist. She also wonders how she had the money to buy such expensive drawing paper.
Julia is an illustrator working out of Chicago for most of the year and Taipei over the winter. Notable clients include the New York Times, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Little Brown and Co., Simon & Schuster, American Greetings, JoAnn’s Fabrics, the Home Shopping Network, and Tiny Prints.
In addition to freelancing, She is a part of a several partnerships and groups:
She is one of four in a specialty paper goods company, The Nimbus Factory.
She is part-time staff for an urban planner at Strategic Urban Solutions.
She is in a partnership dedicated to creativity in the Rust Belt area, New to Cleveland.
Lastly, Julia teaches drawing at Columbia College Chicago in the Art + Design department.
Julia is represented by Emily Van Beek at Folio Literary for children’s book illustration.
To work with her, contact me at juliaskuo @ gmail.com.
CLICK HERE for Julia’s website!
Quilter, Teacher, Pattern Designer, Blogger
Natalia Bonner is my guest and will discuss her book, BEGINNERS GUIDE TO FREE MOTION QUILTING.
Picture this––more than 50 quilting designs to create modern quilts with classic style! Natalia’s instructions are illustrated with detailed photos that make it much easier to get beautiful results on your home sewing machine. Tips for choosing batting and thread, layering and basting, starting and stopping, and prepping your machine are included. After you have practiced, show off your new free-motion skills with 6 delightfully geometric quilt projects.
CLICK HERE for Natalia’s website!
Chef, Bakery & Cafe Owner, Food Stylist
Bridget Thibeault is my guest and will discuss her book, CUPCAKE DECORATING LAB.
Discover easy, accessible, discover and fun techniques for making beautifully decorated cupcakes with cupcake “Decorating Lab: 52 techniques, recipes, and inspiring designs for your favorite sweet treats.”
This inspiring guide starts out with basic techniques such as:
- frosting cupcakes with an offset spatula
- using a piping bag and tips
- flooding cupcake tops with icing
- frosting with chocolate ganache
- tinting buttercream
the labs in the book cover a wide variety of exciting decorating techniques such as:
- how to make sugared and candied fruit and
- flower garnishes
- penciling and piping on fondant
- scroll work, writing, and borders
You will also find fun ideas for children, weddings, holidays, entertaining, nature themes, and more.
Plus, the author includes all of her favorite cake and icing recipes!
Bridget Cavanaugh Thibeault, chef/co-proprietor of Lunar Bakery & Café in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, began her career in advertising in Chicago after earning a degree from Marquette University. A love for cooking and creativity led her to culinary school where she and Associates of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts from the Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago.
Bridget moved to New York City to become a food stylist, gaining experience in both print and television for major food brands and publications. Flower Girl, her custom cake and dessert business, was launched as a creative side business. She returned to Chicago in 2004 to work as culinary director at a culinary consulting firm doing recipe and menu development, testing, writing, product ideation, and food styling. In 2006, Bridget relocated to her hometown of Cleveland to focus on her growing Flower Girl business, which in turn led to her partnership in Luna Bakery & Café. Luna offers fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner options including crapes, salads, pan inis, local espresso, and coffee. Specialties include: made from scratch pastries, cupcakes, and wedding cakes.
CLICK HERE for Bridget’s website!
And when your MOJO listening’s done. . .
If you’ve never used Auriful Thread. . .
. . . then you haven’t really sewn!
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