COVID's Economic Devastation on Tribal Lands
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Gaby speaks with Karen Diver, appointee of President Obama as the Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs. They discuss tribal economies, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, how Native American nations have been handling the spread of the virus and the ways the federal government has failed the tribes during this pandemic and beyond. Content Warning: Discussion of racism

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How to Decorate
How to Decorate
Ballard Designs
Ep. 163: designer Breegan Jane
In this episode, we sit down with the multi-talented Breegan Jane. She is an LA-based designer, entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, TV personality, children’s book author, and mother. She’s been featured on HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, and more. We talk with Breegan about using design as a way to keep some order and cleanliness in the house, tips that we can learn from a 23-bathroom house, and how to keep things fresh and new using what we already have while at home with our family. What You’ll Hear on This Episode: How Breegan’s impressive and diverse resume has helped to shape her design style and visual expression. What exactly designing a 23-bathroom house entails. What kind of tips designers learn from their clients that they use for their own homes. How Breegan uses design to keep order and cleanliness with two young sons in the house. Why Breegan insists her 4 and 6-year-old share a bedroom (at least for now). How you can transition spaces, especially as we are at home more, without buying all new things. The opportunities and challenges Breegan has faced while working on HGTV’s Extreme Makeover and how she balances work and motherhood. Breegan talks about her go-to elements for glamour and what she calls “modern approachable luxury” including mixing textures. In our Decorating Dilemma, we dive deep into modernizing a space with color tones and having faith in the changes your designers suggest. Mentioned In This Episode: Breegan Jane Breegan on Instagram Breegan on Facebook Breegan on Twitter HGTV Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Decorating Dilemma Breegan thinks you know your biggest problem; you just have to be willing to fix it! The color tone in that wood is really dating the space. If you were to paint or stain over those cabinets in white, put two new pendants lights over the kitchen island and add a rug with some color in that space—you would be done! If you (or your husband) are not willing to part with the wood aesthetic, you could paint the kitchen white and try to ebonize the wood with a dark stain. Any color that gets you away from the yellow tone in the wood is really going to modernize it; you could do white, grey, brown or black. You already have a great, neutral style in your home and then you can accent it with any color you want; maybe even some fun bold-patterned drapery. There’s no getting around that dated tone, unfortunately, but you have a beautiful space with wonderful natural light! It may be labor-intensive, but you could do this yourself and it’s not very expensive. In terms of the backsplash? Leave it! You don’t need it and then you can put that money into the other things we recommended. Please report back, Megan! __________________________________________________________________________ To sort of play devil’s advocate, Caroline thinks you could start by painting the doors, trim and fireplace while leaving the kitchen alone. Breaking up the uniformity of the space will help it look less dated. If you start small, you can get your husband on board with bigger changes.
1 hr 6 min
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood
Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei
Cityscapes and Shifting Perspectives: An Interview with Artist, Mike East
When it comes to your time at the canvas, do you paint from observation or with reference photos and other tools? Have you had the opportunity to experiment with the size and scale of your paintings? I know that artists like you will be thrilled to hear from the brilliant and talented artist, Mike East. Mike is a representational painter who lives in Flordia with his wife and two children. Over the course of our conversation, Mike and I discussed how the choice of canvas size can impact your painting, how Mike’s thought process shifts when he changes his subject matter, and so much more. I know that artists like you will learn a lot from Mike’s seasoned perspective - make sure to check out the images of Mike’s artwork located at the end of this post! Cityscapes and finding the right perspective Think of your favorite work of art that you’ve produced in the last year- what is it that stands out in your mind? Do you love how the colors turned out? Are you over the moon about the lighting and textures you were able to convey? Mike East spent over ten years working almost exclusively on cityscapes as he plodded and navigated his early career. Through all the challenges over the years, Mike points out that getting the right perspective with his cityscape projects really helped him grow as an artist. In fact, stepping out of that area of success and comfort proved to be challenging and rewarding in the next phase he now finds himself in. Making a mindset shift Let’s face it, most people abhor change - they construct their whole lives around avoiding discomfort and change - many artists aren’t any different. If you have any intention of growing as an artist, you need to make your peace with “Change.” Don’t look at change as the enemy, look at it as an opportunity to explore and expand your skillset. After years of working on cityscapes, Mike East was ready for a change and that journey began with preparing his mindset for a significant shift. The challenge and freedom of “Going big” I love talking to my fellow artists when it comes to the subject of scale - from huge murals to small paintings - it’s a joy to see artists light up over the parameters they’ve set for themselves. When it comes to the parameters of your canvas, do you find it liberating or constricting? Does going small or going large fill you with a sense of freedom or dread? Imagine what it would look like to push past those feelings to explore new possibilities. When I talked to Mike East about the scale and scope of his paintings - I really got the sense that Mike relishes the freedom that large-scale paintings give him. What can you learn from Mike’s story? Make sure to check out the link to mike’s website and his Instagram account located in the resources section. Outline of This Episode * [2:30] I introduce my guest, Mike East. * [6:00] Mike talks about how he got started as an artist. * [7:30] What really lights Mike up. * [11:00] Why Mike loves working on a large scale. * [17:30] Investigating complexity. * [24:00] Mike talks about his time in college. * [36:00] Giving yourself permission to work outside of the box. * [42:30] Mike opens up about his time visiting Europe. * [45:30] How COVID has impacted Mike’s work life. * [50:30] The challenge of working from life when it comes to cityscapes. * [54:00] Closing thoughts. Other artists mentioned on this episode * Lennart Anderson * Eve Mansdorf * Lucian Freud Resources Mentioned on this episode * Website: * Instagram: Connect With Antrese * On Facebook * On Pinterest * On Instagram * On Twitter
56 min
Bad On Paper
Bad On Paper
Grace Atwood & Becca Freeman
All Things Fall, with Olivia Muenter!
Disclosure: This episode is NOT sponsored by Bath & Body Works. We wish it was, but sadly that is not the case. This week, we are joined by our “fall correspondent,” Olivia Muenter. A Fall themed episode was highly requested, and we knew Olivia would be the perfect person to join us! Olivia is a writer, editor, and digital content creator. She’s also a massive B&BW candle aficionado. We talk fall recipes, getaways, decor, movies, books and of course.. CANDLES. If you are wondering what all of Olivia’s favorite fall candle scents are, you are in the right place. We have been influenced and ordered Leaves and Flannel while recording the episode. Guess we will see if they live up to the hype! More Olivia: * @oliviamuenter * Bath & Body Works Candle Recs: * Leaves * Flannel * Caramel Pumpkin Swirl * Apple Picking * Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin * Balsam * Fraser Fir * Fresh Linen * Vanilla Bean Olivia’s Fall Book Recs: * City of the Lost by Kelly Armstrong * Verity by Colleen Hoover Olivia’s Fall Movie Recs: * NXIVM Doc - The Vow on HBO * You’ve Got Mail * Harvest Love * Love, Fall and Order * Virgin River More Fall Recs: * All for Fall & Halloween FB Group * LL Bean Slipper Boots Obsessions: * Jennifer at Press Massage * Neck Hammock * Mike Press Soul Cycle Instructor * Vodka Sauce from Grilled Cheese Social Instagram: * @richauntiesupreme * @drunkauntoverseas * @mafarina We’re Reading: * Save the Cat Strikes Back by Blake Snyder * Screenplay by Syd Field * Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger * Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover * The Girl with The Louding Voice by Abi Duray * Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar * Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Boudain October Book Club: * You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria Sponsor: * Night: Go to and get 20% off with code BOP20 at checkout. Join our FB group for amazing book recs & more! Like and subscribe to RomComPods. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit Grace’s blog, The Stripe. New posts daily! Follow us on Instagram @badonpaperpodcast. Follow Grace on Instagram @graceatwood and Becca @beccamfreeman.
1 hr 24 min
The Great Women Artists
The Great Women Artists
Katy Hessel
Cecily Brown
In episode 45 of The Great Women Artists Podcast, Katy Hessel interviews one of the greatest painters to ever live, the inimitable CECILY BROWN!!!!!   [This episode is brought to you by Alighieri jewellery: | use the code TGWA at checkout for 10% off!] I am SO EXCITED to release this episode which chronicles the UK-born, US-based Brown's incredible painterly career from the 1990s–present day! With her work steeped in art history, referencing the likes of Rubens, to Goya to Bacon and de Kooning, Cecily Brown is known for her all-encompassing, small-to-colossal scale paintings that portray the medium in a continual state of flux, constantly blurring the lines between abstraction and figuration, truth and fiction, liquid and solid.   Always ALIVE with erotic energy, witnessing a Cecily Brown in the flesh is like seeing four-hundred years worth of painting unfold before your eyes. Every corner and inch of the canvas is activated, frenzied and fractured so intensely that you can’t help but project ideas around desire, life, and death, with the painting’s momentous fleshy and battle-like strokes and tones.  Born in the UK in the late 1960s, Cecily Brown was granted a garage to paint by the esteemed British painter (and former GWA Podcast guest) Maggi Hambling, before going on to study at London’s Slade School of Fine Art. And in 1994, after a stint in America two years before, she relocated to New York City, where she has lived ever since, continuing the legacy of the renowned New York School artists.  The subject of solo exhibitions at major institutions around the world, including the MFA Boston, Hirshhorn in Washington, Modern Art Oxford, and my favourite Louisiana Museum in Denmark, as well as countless shows at galleries including Thomas Dane and Paula Cooper, where I have been lucky enough to witness her work, Cecily is considered one of the most influential painters alive right now.  And NOW she has recently opened a staggeringly brilliant exhibition at Blenheim Palace here in England, where she has conceived an entirely new body of work that responds to the Palace’s history, through hunting and battle scenes, as well as a brilliant commentary on the state of Britain right now and the romanticised but complex nature of British society.  FURTHER LINKS! All the Nightmares Came Today, 2012: Current exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery: Louisiana show: Follow us: Katy Hessel: @thegreatwomenartists / @katy.hessel Sound editing by Amber Miller (@amber_m.iller) Artwork by @thisisaliceskinner Music by Ben Wetherfield
52 min
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Gee Thanks, Just Bought It
Forever35/Caroline Moss
Ep 47: Amelia Diamond
We’ve recorded more episodes in COVID times than in non-COVID times for awhile now so this is an episode where we just check in with each other (featuring the wonderful writer Amelia Diamond!). It’s October. How are we doing? (Insert Dorinda’s “Not Well, B*tch” gif here). We talk about how we’re getting work done (and how we’re not), the things we miss, the weirdness we feel. And yes, we talk about products too: Amelia brings her PedEgg and then we wax lyrical about body hair removal for awhile (get it? Wax?).  I hope you guys are doing okay, too. It’s been like, a really long time. And this still just really really sucks! But hopefully this episode makes you laugh, because we laughed a lot while recording it. (Follow Gee Thanks! on Insta:! I wanna see you there! And on Facebook! GIFT GUIDE ALERT: They are coming (and FAST). Want them earlier than everyone else? Sign up here: so you don’t miss the next one! Mentioned On This Episode! * PedEgg: * Baby Foot: * This cream that the Facebook group swears by, apparently, called O’Keefe’s: * Microplane but for the foot: * Dermaplane: * Dermaflash: * Laser Hair Removal: * The Best Tweezers:  * Follow Amelia on Insta:  Visit for even more recs and shop the Gee Thanks! Store: As always, reach me at, @geethanksjustboughtitpod on Instagram, or leave me a message at 424-245-0736.    See for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 17 min
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