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  • 00:29

    Andrew Freeman - 8 year old illustrator : Colonial Heights Virginia

    in Business

    Host: Keisha The Educator

    Andrew Freeman has a knack for arts. He is 8 years old and cant stop drawing and honing his craft. Self taught and constantly learning he has offered his services to childrens book writers who need the authenticity of child artwork.

  • 02:00

    Author Darryl Freeman, Illustrator Rockbird, Artist AZ Smooth and J Ramon Jackso

    in Culture

    Join Stacy Darlene Monday night starting at 6PM PACIFIC time as she interviews Author Darryl Freeman.  The incredible illustrator Rockbird will join the show starting at 630pm to discuss his unique creations and AZ SMOOTH is back for an amazing interview and will be LIVE in the Studio to discuss his music!  J Ramon Jackson will join the show at 730pm and has some fantastic music to share. This is going to be a great show!  Make sure to tune in!

  • 00:32

    Illustrator of Horror _ Stephen Cooney

    in Art

    Stephen Cooney Illustrator of mainly Horror novels joins Mary E., to catch up on his world of illustration and to find out what new ventures have come his way since the last time he visited the Diner! Stephen hails from Taunten, Somerset, UK. Cooney is known for his illustrations specializing in horror, Sci-Fi and murder/ mysteries. His style is reminscinet of Iron Maiden album convers. His life and passion are centered around two things; his family and his art. He loves creating and designing new projects for author's who want to transfer an understanding of the their work to potential readers. He is a lover of horror, zombie, and grizzly stories. While he stays in within the lines, his mind is telling stories outside the lines.  

  • 02:00

    Jon William Lopez~Author/Artist/Spiritual Counselor

    in Paranormal

    Jon William Lopez is a student of New Thought spirituality, metaphysics, and a professional licensed spiritual counselor and prayer practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living. A cartoon animator, illustrator and professional photographer, his career spans over 40 years, during which he worked at Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks SKG, Turner Feature Animation, Film Roman (for 3 seasons of “The Simpsons”) and dozens of other studios and production houses. He has exhibited and sold his photography in New Mexico where he and his partner co-owned an art gallery, Morning Calm Gallery. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico and has also lived in Michigan, Brazil, New York, Texas, Georgia and New Mexico. He and his partner also taught English for a year in South Korea. Always interested in metaphysics, Lopez was introduced to New Thought ideas in the mid-1980s and has since had direct personal experience with the spiritual principles that beliefs, thoughts and words create reality, and that there is one Universal Mind and Intelligence of which we are a part and can use in our daily life. Using these principles, Jon has, along with attracting his life partner (now his spouse), manifested his dream job, increased financial prosperity.  He is author of a book, “Perfect Praying: 5 Simple Steps That Make Prayers Work.” Though not raised in any formal religion, Jon has always had a keen interest in and fascination for metaphysics, spirituality, the paranormal and UFOs. In the 1980s, while living in Brooklyn, NY, he had a lucid, out-of-body experience involving UFOs, so vivid and real, he remembers it as though it happened yesterday. His favorite movie of all time is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, which he has seen more times than he will ever disclose. He and his spouse now live in retired bliss in Tucson, Az, where he continues his photography and spiritual practice.

  • 00:23

    Meet Bob Staake, illustrator, designer, creator and idea guy

    in Podcasting

    [PROGRAM NOTE: We were just informed that Mr. Staake can't make program today!]

    On the Thursday July 24th 2014 broadcast at 4PM Pacific/7PM Eastern our special guest is illustrator, designer, creator and idea guy Bob Staake.

    More about Bob:

    'In a recent online interview, Drawn.ca suggested that "to say Bob Staake is just an illustrator is like saying 'The Beatles' were just a bunch of musicians; the title doesn't do the artist justice" and Publisher's Weekly commented that "Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."

    'One of the nation's most successful illustrators, his clients have included The New Yorker, TIME, McDonald's, Vanity Fair, Amtrak, Young & Rubicam, American Express, Sony, United Airlines, Nickelodeon, Sports Illustrated For Kids, Ralston Purina, Hallmark Cards, Kenner Toys, US News and World Report, Fortune, The Washington Post, AT&T, Sega, TWA, Dr.Pepper, The Chicago Tribune, Good Humor, Warner Books, Kellogg's, Cartoon Network, Turner Broadcasting, The Wall Street Journal, AOL/Time Warner, Forbes, Simon and Schuster, The Ren and Stimpy Show, MAD, USA Today, Children's Television Workshop, Blockbuster Video, The Walt Disney Company, Anheuser-Busch, Doubleday, Klutz Press, Hershey's, Target Stores, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Fleishman-Hillard, DMBB, and countless others.

    Join us for a fun and informative chat!


  • 01:02

    Picture Book on Hopi Indians Shares A Story of Tenderness and Love

    in Books

    Live Radio Show on Wed. November 18, 2015 at 3pm Eastern - 2pm Central - 1pm Mountain - 12 noon Pacific

    Welcome to BlogTalkRadio's featured World of Ink Network. Listeners will get to meet author Ellen Cromwell and illustrator/artist Desiree Sterbini as they chat about their newly released picture book about a Hopi (pronounced: hope-ee) Indian girl who takes readers through many metaphorical doors to explore the different aspects that make each our lives: family, friendship, culture, education, creativity, and nature.

    TALASI... A Story of Tenderness and Love exposes children to new experiences as Talasi explores her native world and later the modern culture of the white man while holding to Native American beliefs and traditions.

    About our guests on the show:

    Author Ellen Cromwell is the founder of the Georgetown Hill Early Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland and has been an educator of young children since the 1970’s and is the author of early childhood professional texts and children’s books.

    Artist, Desiree Sterbini creates award-winning works with oil pastels and colored pencils on textured paper and board. Desiree received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and continues to study through workshops and studio classes. Her oil pastel paintings have been exhibited and featured throughout the DC metro area and nationally.

    The World Of Ink Network has endeavored to create radio shows geared toward excellence in the reading/publishing community. Our company has grown to a viral reach of nearly two million. If you'd like to be on our network or need commercial advertising, marketing and writing help, please visit our website http://worldofinknetwork.com

  • 00:40

    WOI: Author & Illustrator Christa Pierce Visits the Stories for Children Show

    in Books

    Welcome to BTR's featured World of Ink Network. On today's Stories for Children show, listeners will get to meet Christa Pierce, a 24-year-old author and illustrator making her literary debut with Did You Know That I Love You?, published by HarperCollins, which Publisher’s Weekly calls a “sweetly assuring ode to unconditional love” and Brooke Shields raves, “I can't wait to read this to my girls. It so sweetly exemplifies the countless ways in which love is given.”

    The show will air live on Monday March 23rd at 4pm Eastern - 3pm Central - 2pm Moutain - 1pm Pacific

    Did You Know That I Love You? was originally written as a letter to her mother during a difficult time in their relationship, offers a heartfelt story about the importance of expressing your feelings to those you love.

    The World of Ink Network is more than just a blog talk radio show network, it also offers writing and marketing help. You can learn more about WOI at http://worldofinknetwork.com

    About the Host: Virginia S Grenier is a creative writing instructor for Dixie State University's CommunityEd program, a freelance content editor, director of the St. George Book Festival; along with being a Mom's Chocie and Award-winning author.

    We invite you to listen in live and join us in the chatroom during the show.

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Artist and Metalsmith Helen Driggs

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 3:00pm PST is Helen Driggs, the Senior Editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, as well as a metalsmith, artist, and instructor. 

    If you have a question for Helen during the LIVE conversation, please join us in the chatroom on Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. 

    About Helen:

    "I am formally educated as an illustrator, however my need to explore science, the natural world, and 3D object creation has inspired me to enter the alchemical world of the metalsmith. I fabricate my metalwork from raw materials and do the lapidary work and cutting for most of my own stones.

    I have studied independently with some of the most talented metalsmith/jewelers of our time: Michael Boyd, Michael Good, Jim Dailing, Harold O’Connor, Bob Ebendorf, Todd Reed, Alan Revere, Julie Jerman-Melka, Mary Ann Scherr, Betty Helen Longhi, Cynthia Eid, Michael David Sturlin and Marcia Lewis. I owe them the debt of honor and gratitude for their teachings."


  • 00:58

    Small Changes Big Shifts: Don't Keep Happiness to Yourself. Spread It Around!

    in Self Help

    Cynthia Morris sits and talks with Dr. Michelle Robin on Small changes Big Shifts to talk about living your life around your creative soul. Morris is a gifted writer’s coach and creativity coach, a multi-time author, both fiction, and nonfiction, an international workshop facilitator and, more recently, she’s taking her seat as an illustrator.

     Also joining Dr. Robin on the show is Deborah Heisz.  As COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Live Happy LLC, Deborah K. Heisz is responsible for the management and development of the Live Happy business and creative operations. She joins the Live Happy team with more than nine years of experience leading and growing successful startups in the publishing industry.

    To learn more and to hear more shows go online http://www.drmichellerobin.com/

  • 01:00

    Exploring Jordan, Art of Dr. Seuss, Ken Burns

    in Travel

    Although the country of Jordan is surrounded by "noisey neighbors" it is the safest country in the Middle East because of the Swiss-like neutrality it has maintained.  The spirit of hospitality that is ingrained in the Bedouin culture, which accounts for 40% of Jordan's population, transcends throughout the country.  Janine Jervis with Visit Jordan describes Jordan as an open-air museum because of its voluminous history and archaeological treasures but she tells us that Jordan is also cosmopolitan and diverse in its tourism offerings.

    Theodor (Ted)  Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, wore many hats beyond a childrens book author and illustrator.  He was also a social commentator and his work tackled many issues like racial inequality and the environment.  Dr. Seuss also enjoyed creating "unorthodox" taxidermy and part of his "secret art" series poked fun at socialites. We will explore the colorful life of Ted Geisel with curator of The Art of Dr. Seuss, Bill Dreyer.

    Filmmaker Ken Burns has shared a vareity of America's history through his popular documentary films, including:  Baseball (1994); The Central Park Five (2013); The Civil War (1990); and The Roosevelts (2014).  His style of filmmaking incorporates archival footage and photographs to help craft America's stories.  As part of our "Best Of" interviews, we have gone into our archives to share our 2009 interview with Ken Burns and his film The National Parks: America's Best Idea.


    Photo:  The Grand Canyon taken by Tonya Fitzpatrick.  All rights reserved.

  • 02:06

    PMP: Rayne Anna Storm & Rowan Moss - Teaching Paganism

    in Spirituality

    Rayne Anna Storm is a new-age children's author, illustrator, and Earth-based Spiritualist with Yggdrasil Roots (ESYR). She has recently authored Yggdrasil and the Nine Worlds: In the Beginning, a study guide for the ESYR (Earth-based Spiritualism with Yggdrasil Roots) system.

    Rowan Moss is the author of the Pagan Children Learning Series, which is meant to open up communication between pagan parents and their children about their beliefs.

    Join RevKess & KaliSara to talk with Rayne, Amber and Rowan about various ways of teaching Pagan paths. We will also be talking with T.S. Lamb, the illustrator for the Pagan Children Learning Series, and we may be joined by our long-time friend, Kyrja!

    T.S. Lamb creates custom art for the special occasions of life, Pinups, Graphic Design and fantasy art. You can find her online or on Facebook.