Karla Adolphe

Today's Artist: Enter The Worship Circle Wants to Tear the Veil

Today's Artist: Enter The Worship Circle Wants to Tear the Veil

I've been blessed with some very good people in my life. Some I can even call friends. Karla Adolphe and Ben Pasley are two such people, and they've been working on a new project for the past several months as Enter The Worship Circle.


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Review: Karla Adolphe Live At The Space

Review: Karla Adolphe Live At The Space

Karla Adolphe is a firecracker. To witness her ancient, booming voice rising from a young and unassuming woman feels like a miracle. One bellow and Karla Adolphe commands a room–especially an intimate room like Red Deer’s The Space. Karla thrives when connections can be made with her listeners. Her heart beats for creative people and when she performs that heart nearly bursts. With all of this electricity, it’s hard to believe Karla Adolphe has never released a live recording. Until now

 


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Five Finger Friday Points to Kaleido

Five Finger Friday Points to Kaleido

Each Friday I point you in five directions - all leading towards art, faith, hope and love. 

This weekend is special. All five fingers are in full force to local arts experiences in our fair city, on a weekend of fabulous sunshine. 


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Website Wednesday Sets Up Shop (Part One)

Website Wednesday Sets Up Shop (Part One)

Last week, we made sure your website was all connected with your payment processor. That means you can accept money from people online, without worrying about taking credit card numbers yourself. That’s good.

Today, we’ll start setting up shop. We’re going to work with Karla Adolphe’s new website as our real-life example. 


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Website Wednesday Will Get You Framed

Website Wednesday Will Get You Framed

oday we are going to start building the frame of your new art website. We are going to create your basic pages. By the time you are done this post, you will have made the 5, 6 or 7 most important pages on your website. Or at least, you’ll have framed out those pages. You’ll also have your site’s menu built. Really!


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5 things I learned Interviewing 4 artists

5 things I learned Interviewing 4 artists

When I decided to start a podcast this year I didn’t know much. I’d never recorded interviews with people. That’s the part that scared me. Still does. Having the right questions. Knowing how to steer a conversation and when to take my hands off the wheel. 

I had no idea how much I was about to learn, sitting across the table from other creatives. 

I’m just 4 artists in, but here, in no particular order, are some of the best lessons so far.


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Website Wednesday: Draw Me a Map

Website Wednesday: Draw Me a Map

You may want people to sign up for a weekly newsletter where you email out sketches. Art sales may be your goal, and so your homepage will feature the latest painting for sale with a big ‘buy now’ button. 

But that’s just the home page. Your website doesn’t have to have more than one page, but it likely will. There will likely be more than one thing you’ll want to offer. Contact information. Your CV. A gallery. All things that may be important to your visitors, but not so important that they fill up that sacred front page.

Today we’ll map out the rest of your site.


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Website Wednesday: Your Most Important Thing

Website Wednesday: Your Most Important Thing

Whatever your MOST IMPORTANT THING is, make sure your tool of choice, be it Squarespace, Wordpress or something else, can deliver on it. This one main thing is what you are going to gauge your happiness or frustration by. It’s what people are going to remark on about your site–in the positive or the negative–depending how right you get this.


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Website Wednesday: Start With Why

"I’d like to see more of your work. What’s your website?"

What goes through your head when you hear those words? Pride and excitement? Fear and shame?

I want you to have a website you are proud of. One you like and you can maintain. Starting today, this series will help you get there.

In the weeks to come, we’ll be rebuilding KarlaAdolphe.ca. I invite you to come along for the ride. Read these posts, but follow along, too. Take this opportunity to give your own website an overhaul. We’ll be working with specific tools, but also with general principles that will apply regardless of the tools you choose. 


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#ArtScene13: New Podcast, Festival City and More

Karla Adolphe is featured this week in our new podcast,  Storm the Perfict

Karla Adolphe is featured this week in our new podcast, Storm the Perfict

It’s time again for #ArtScene13, a curated collection of resources on art, faith, hope, with a focus on Edmonton’s explosive local creativity. 

  1. The brand new episode of the Storm The Perfict podcast is out today. I don’t know about you, but there is something so encouraging about hearing how other artists struggle with the same things I struggle with. Little things, like trying to please everybody, all of the time. Singer/songwriter Karla Adolphe shares her struggles, and a song, this week on Storm the Perfict. You can subscribe on iTunes here or listen on our website here.
  2. Are you great at design but not sure how to teach those basic skills to those around you? Bring your coworkers up to speed, or lead a design class or workshop with free lesson plans and tools from the Canva Design School!
  3. Here’s a silly question. Have you ever been afraid your art will fail? Or afraid you won’t be able to fund your next project? Joey O’Connor has some words of encouragement in his new video.
  4. Sometimes bringing your project into being is such hard work that you just need to laugh. When you do, it’s hard to beat Bad Lip Reading’s new take on the NFL.
  5. Local artist and good friend of the Bleeding Heart, Jared Robinson, has made the top 10 on Sonic’s album design contest. I know I’m biased, but I think Jared’s design is pretty awesome (it involves a sloth). Vote for your favourite design here by midnight tonight.
  6. "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." 

    Edward Abbey (via Goodreads Quote of the Day)

  7. Will you be heading to the Winter Shake Up today? Tons of festivities including the city’s first outdoor winter market. Get details one their website at http://www.wintercitiesconference.com/shake-up-festival-and-market/
  8. Who says festival season slows in winter? The Exposure photography festival is coming our in February via the inFocusYEG photography show. The Harcourt House show is curated by Alexis Marie Chute, a long time Bleeding Heart friend and award-winning artist in her own right. More details at infocusyeg.com
  9. Speaking of photography, Death To The Stock Photo sends out some AWESOME free stock photos every month. Premium (paid) members can access past archives and exclusives, but now those members also fund creative projects for others. Pretty great, huh?
  10. Edmonton musicians rejoice! You’ll soon be able to submit your music to Capital City Records, a project of the Edmonton Public Library to make local music available to Edmontonians. Free downloads for members. Free streaming for non-members. All this, and the musicians get paid a flat fee of $100-200 for listing their work. Our library is so, SO awesome. Read all about it from the Edmonton Journal here.
  11. If you are up for some experimental theatre, check out Canoe Festival 2015 at Workshop West in the ArtsBarns - there are still shome shows left.
  12. How about some dance? The FEATS Festival of Dance showcases Albertan artists, and is seeking pieces from profession and youth (aged 13-21) dance and movement artists. Applications can be made on the website by April 30 on the Feats Festival website.
  13. If all this makes you feel a bit tired, why not fall asleep to the sound of Jeff Bridges lulling baritone?

    And a bunch of crazy ambient soundscapes?

    Squarespace (those who host this here website) has teamed up with Jeff Bridges for Sleeping Tapes - a collection of sonic wonder to dream by. "100% of the retail price from each album sold goes directly to No Kid Hungry, excluding shipping and service fees. So you’ll get a good night’s rest knowing that when you download the album, or pick up the LP or cassette, you're helping end childhood hunger in America.”
     
    http://www.dreamingwithjeff.com/

What’d we miss? Don’t forget you can share your events with the hashtag #ArtScene13, or send me an email before next Thursday to make it on the list.




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