In this episode I talk to ... you.
No guest artist today, but I still ship an episode. I share some music. I share some poetry, and invite you to share your own imperfect work.
How do you achieve perfection when you have to work with others. A whole lot of others? Live in front of an audience? On this episode I cover this ground with Mark Henderson, an Edmonton director and actor.
Mark is also curator of the Thousand Faces Festival, coming in may.
This week Dave talks to Edmonton poet Stephen Berg about the perfect poem, and the poetic beauty of imperfection. Stephen reads us a couple of poems, too. You can find Stephen Berg's excellent new book of poems, There Are No Small Moments at Audrey's here in Edmonton, or online from The Rasp and The Wine.
You can read Stephen's excellent blog, including many of his poems, at growmercy.org.
In this episode I talk with glass blower Keith Walker, who owns his own studio, Blow in the Dark Glassworks.
He's working full time, supporting his family as a glass blower, right from his own backyard. This is what so many artists think they want, but is it perfect?
Find out more about Keith's work at blowinthedark.ca
In this fourth 12 minute episode of Storm the Perfict, I chat with Wenda Salomons, an artist who works with pinhole photography. Learn how a pinhole camera is made, and how that medium led Wenda away from control towards the freeing beauty of imperfection.
Discover more work from Wenda at http://www.wendasalomons.com
featured image is Vessel, 6" x 12" silver gelatin print, 2009, by Wenda Salomons
In this week's episode, I continue a conversation with Karla Adolphe about the perfect conditions for making music, and the seasonal nature of creativity. We talk about Karla's perfect album, her less-than-perfect album and the value of both.
Any creative will relate to Karla's struggle to know when to sand off the edges and when to run towards those wild edges.
We'll also find out if Karla Adolphe wants 'a mulligan', and announce our next guest.
Get Karla's perfect album, Honeycomb Tombs, for free right here. It is so, so good.
On this second episode of Storm the Perfict I talk with Karla Adolphe, a recording artist living in High River Alberta, about making music that pleases her, making music that pleases people, and the tension between.
We get to hear some of that music, with a recording of Karla from our last ArtLuck, playing her song 'Roll Away the Stone', co-writtenn with Aaron Strumpel.
Hear more of Karla's music at karlaadolphe.ca
This interview will continue in the next episode of Storm The Perfict.
Episode 1: Marce Rohr on the Edge
In this first episode of Storm the Perfict, Dave talks to local painter Marcie Rohr about messing up, getting it right, and finding the perfect place to create.