Ross Ticknor grew up surrounded by art and artists, and studied 3D art and ceramics in college. He has worked as a commercial kiln operator, web designer, vineyard supervisor, and as an audiobook producer and voice talent. He is passionate about his various entrepreneurial ventures, including Northwoods Drink Stones.
January 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 18 secs
art, rebecca crowell, writing
Every artist is expected to write about their work--including emails, artist statements, and proposals. Rebecca and Ross share some tips to improve your writing and also thoughts about more personal writing to enhance your creative process or as an art blog.
January 5th, 2019 | 35 mins 48 secs
art, rebecca crowell, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss choosing a workshop and how to get the most out of the workshop experience.
December 22nd, 2018 | 28 mins 42 secs
art, rebecca crowell, review, year 1
Rebecca and Ross review their first year of producing the Messy Studio Podcast and extend thanks to their listeners. It's been fun and successful! They discuss past guests and topics, and their goals and plans for the future.
December 15th, 2018 | 34 mins 1 sec
art, older work, rebecca crowell, technology
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to deal with older work, slides, and current technologies for storing and organizing images of older work.
November 24th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, titles
Rebecca and Ross discuss how and why to title your work.
November 17th, 2018 | 29 mins 30 secs
art, budget, money, rebecca crowell
This episode is a sneak peak at the new Messy Studio video series! Rebecca and Ross talk about creating art with a limited budget. Video will be available soon...
November 3rd, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
art, rebecca crowell, scams, schemes
Rebecca and Ross discuss common scams and schemes in the art world.
October 27th, 2018 | 29 mins 2 secs
art, business, prices, rebecca crowell, value
Rebecca and Ross discuss the tricky business of how to value and price your work, unofficial rules of the art world and tricks of the trade.
October 20th, 2018 | 27 mins 12 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, travel
Rebecca and Ross dive into the nuts and bolts and explore the process of bringing experiences from unique settings into the studio.
October 13th, 2018 | 27 mins
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel
Rebecca returns from Spain and sits down with Ross to discuss the process of absorbing new places and experiences which can later be incorporated into artwork.
September 15th, 2018 | 32 mins 37 secs
abstraction, art, creative process, medium, rebecca crowell
Rebecca and Ross discuss what draws people toward particular forms of expression and how to choose your own path.
September 6th, 2018 | 27 mins 14 secs
art, painting, rebecca crowell, series
Rebecca and Ross talk about important ways that working in series can enhance the creative process.
September 1st, 2018 | 30 mins 11 secs
Rebecca and Ross talk about building self assurance and confidence, especially for artists just starting out, or when creative blocks occur.
August 25th, 2018 | 28 mins 25 secs
art, rebecca crowell, self critique
What do you envision for your best work and what should your focus be in order to improve your work? Rebecca and Ross discuss looking at your work with a critical eye while treating yourself like a friend and enjoying the process.
August 18th, 2018 | 31 mins 20 secs
creativity, personality types, rebecca crowell
Another listener suggestion! What personality traits do artists tend to have in common? Rebecca and Ross discuss some typical characteristics of creative people.
August 11th, 2018 | 40 mins 1 sec
art, cars, rebecca crowell
Rebecca has recently purchased a new car, and her Facebook post on the subject quickly generated over 100 comments--suggestions, questions and testimonials. Who knew artists were so passionate about their cars? On today's episode, Rebecca and Ross give practical advice on choosing and buying both new and used cars.