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Today we're talking to Briana Goetzen, Louise Nelson, and Arleigh.
Briana Goetzen, MA, founder of Orange Spiral Arts, is an expressive arts coach living in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. As an artist, avid photographer, visual journal keeper, and deep conversation enthusiast, Briana supports women who desire to fully express themselves in mind, body, and spirit. She helps women re-connect to the inner artist and divine inner wisdom that is inherently theirs.
Expressive arts coaching is a process where women explore and experiment freely with art supplies, journaling, photography, and physical movement in order to get in touch with the inner artist and divine self. Note from Briana: Expressive arts coaching is NOT the same as expressive arts therapy. Expressive arts coaching uses the creative process to integrate the mind, body, and spirit connection.
- Blog: orangespiralarts.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Etsy: orangespiralarts.etsy.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/OrangeSpiralArts
- Flickr: flickr.com/photos/brianacreates/
- Instagram: @brianacreates
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/brianacreates/
- Twitter: twitter.com/BrianaCreates/
Hi! It's Louise Nelson From Adelaide Australia. I am a passionate mixed media scrapbooker, wannabe painter and photographer. I love to dabble in lots of different arts and crafts, and even more, love to play and experiment incorporating these into my scrapbooking. I just wish there more hours in my day so that I could try out every creative idea keeping my brain abuzz!
I started as a professional typesetter, decades ago, at a big publishing company, and slowly moved toward my dream job, commercial design. I design logos and posters and stuff for clients. I have big clients and small clients, and I do both small jobs and big jobs. It’s all over the place and so much fun! I love my work.
I have lots of artists and architects in my heritage. And also a few scientists. So I bounce back and forth between being logical and mathy, to being loosey goosey artsy fartsy. I am self conscious creating art that’s just art, just hang-on-the-wall art. I feel more inspired if there’s some practicality in the piece. Does it do something? How can it be used? So maybe I’m less of a fine artist, and more of a crafter.
Last year, Ronda Palazzari had just learned how to carve stamps from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. So I begged her to teach me. I carved a few stamps, then got way too busy with moving (Denver to Fort Collins) and a new regular client, Cocoa Daisy, for whom I—guess what—design stamps!
I’m keeping the creative momentum going in January by drawing every day—or almost every day. You can see my drawings on instagram (arleighb).
On the podcast we discuss the experience of #CarveDecember -- inspiration, the community, carving tools, the design process, etc. We also chat about creative blockages and the benefits of a monthly commitment!
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