3 posts categorized "THE BUDDING ARTIST IN YOU!"

09 June 2013

My First Radio Interview About My Art

Some Ways We PlaySo you want exposure and you put yourself out there and then someone bites a radio interview (WHAT ) This is crazy I’m a self taught artist how can I do a radio interview . So I say to myself “This is so very weird" Here I am an artist that just has been doing art shows for a year what ever am I going to talk about. So I schedule a time and the nice lady sets it up right after my art show.

The time has come I get to the radio studio my heart is racing my nerves are frazzled and we sit down and she starts taping and I forget mostly every thing that I wanted to talk about.... But of course these people are professionals and she steers me through the whole interview and plugs all of my upcoming events and shows. It is not the best interview I have ever done but I could listen to it without cringing. I will post a link down below.

Tips that I have learned:

  1. Look the host straight in the eye and this will keep you from looking at all the radio equipment
  2. You have to just be yourself
  3. You can never fake a good interview
  4. Try to have fun just a good conversation

In closing I hope that this helps you out - Artist Brandon Scott on Culture Coast with Dona Lee

02 June 2013

Smokey the chip eating sheep

'On the farm' naive painting by Marie Jonsson-HarrisonPainted Picture of the Country

As a lot of you know by now we live on a farm, although recently we have reduced said farm's acreage substantially. However it is and has been a wonderful place to live and for our children to grow up on, and with so many tales to tell. The farm and the country side in general was a wonderful and inspirational setting for an artist, supplying vistas that I never got tired of recreating in artworks or paintings or writing about in Art blogs. Here is a painting which sold in America which pictures the country side here, not quite our farm but a romantic view of it. What it does show is the White Ute (pickup truck) and that is what this story is all about.

One of our friends had a sheep called Smokey, not your normal type of sheep, no this one was the potato chip eating variety, that had been hand raised in a Hotel, all you had to do was to rattle a chip packet and Smokey would come running and nearly bowl you over whilst licking her lips. The Publican and his wife were now moving away, the cute but by now Big sheep was looking for a new home. Yep and that was us, so Bryan dear hubby of mine thought he would swing past said friend and pick Smokey up.

What a Picture

thu ute and sheepHe rolled up in his White ute and now with a bit of blokey discussion back and forth they decided that the only way they could transport this sheep (as he was you know, more like a family member than a sheep) in the FRONT Seat of the ute.

Yep that's right, that's where Smokey sat for the 25 minute drive from Mallala to Balaklava. Oh did I forget to tell you, of course he had his seat belt done up, that's the road rules you know.

sheepSo here is little wifey-poo patiently waiting for hubby and sheep to arrive home, you know on the back of the ute like, and I cannot tell you of the fright I got when they arrived home late after dark and I looked into the passenger window and saw this very strange creature sitting there looking at me, sitting on her bum mind you, upright with the seatbelt across her and looking out the window.

Crazy men, I just thank the lucky stars that she sat perfectly still the entire trip cause otherwise neither of them would probably have made it home that night. Lol

Here is some more of the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde with his quote:

"I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability"

I hope you will come and visit me again, till next time, happy painting and sculpting to you all!

Love Marie

17 March 2013

For the Love of Horses and Children!

Online Auction Open! Let the Bidding Begin!

BELLA LOW RESThe PROJECT ARROWHEAD: FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES AND CHILDREN Auction Event is now open. The auction will run from March 18, 2013 to March 24, 2013!

Project Arrowhead©

The Project Arrowhead© service is unique because of its mission and its collaboration with Full Horsepower, an equestrian distance riding and training team and its horses. The Project Arrowhead© team includes a master horseman, an equestrian manager, educators and coordinators, residing in Maryland, USA.

Protect Yourself 1, Inc.’s Founder Jean Albert Renaud (JAR), designed the Project Arrowhead service, that targets youth living in disadvantaged areas, and uses horses/Mustang as a vehicle to get the attention of the general public. The Project Arrowhead© service connects Mustangs and youth from all walks of life. In a sense, both youth and Mustangs face the same challenges. They experience extreme aggressiveness, fear, malnutrition, exposure to diseases, and have to face survival on a daily basis with these handicaps.


Through the Project Arrowhead© service they meet and exchange an unspoken language using gestures which, overtime, increases trust and love between each other. The youth develop a calming attitude, attentiveness, patience and discipline, and the once-wild and untamed Mustang becomes gentler, attentive and domesticated as he adapts to his new environment. The service enhances youth teamwork and leadership skills, and provides an opportunity for them to transfer the experience to their daily challenges in a positive way. Through the Project Arrowhead© service, both can be protected and guided towards living a productive, successful and healthy life.

In photos: an event with client United Planning Organization (UPO)/POWER (Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness).

In photos: an event with client United Planning Organization (UPO)/
POWER (Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness).

The Project Arrowhead© service encourages awareness and education for all youth, especially those living in high risk areas where HIV and related diseases have an infection rate which is alarming. The service, using hands-on activities involving the wild horse; Mustang, nature, gardening, ecology, health education, yoga and delivers the overall message of social and personal responsibility that develops a sense of mutual respect for youth; the American future and Mustang; the American Icon, and by doing so increases positive youth behaviors and wild horse Mustang preservation.

The PY1 corporate team has produced and developed the Project Arrowhead© service in Maryland. Since 2005, Project Arrowhead©, Inc. has demonstrated experience by developing a very successful service with horses/Mustang and at-risk youth from different organizations such as United Planning Organization (POWER: Providing Opportunities with Educational Readiness) from Washington DC, Guide Program, Inc., Woodbourne School and Park Heights Avenue Fellowship Association from Baltimore City, MD. The youth involved showed an increase of positive behaviors after approaching the horses/Mustang, and participating in the hands-on activities of the service.

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Please visit our AMAZING Auction because now, it's YOUR turn to REWARD YOURSELF!

FOR THE LOVE OF HORSES AND CHILDREN AUCTION will feature oodles of way cool items ranging from Fine Art, to Unique and V.I.P Experiences, Couture and Designer Jewelry, Weekend Getaways, and CELEBRITY COLLECTIBLES AND MEMORABILIA TOO!

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Let's ROCK!
Thanks again!
One LOVE (pass it on....)

Wendie Busig-kohn
CEO/Founding Chairperson
ART 4 GOOD Foundation, Inc.

and Jeanalbert Renaud
PY1 Project Arrowhead

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Project Arrowhead!

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