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This seemed like a no-brainer for Kites and Strings, bringing on an actual kite designer.  So what took us so long to figure this out?   At any rate, we are happy that we did because we learned so much about kite design from what many would con
Julie Carrick Dalton has written countless articles in Business Week, the Boston Globe, The Hollywood Reporter and many more, but what she is really passionate about is the environment, her forest, her farm and her kids.  All the passions culmi
Yes, maybe this episode should have been dropped at the very beginning of Season 2, but as we amply share in this episode, we're still learning.  We do some reflecting,  som e introspection, some looking forward and some planning, but  more tha
In this episode, Steve is very clear in his sharing that he finds guitars to be the sexiest of all instruments, and we're pretty stoked that we were able to find Andy Manson, who makes arguably makes some of the sexiest guitars ever.  We get to
In this episode of Kites and Strings, Steve and Catherine have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lady Pink.  Although she informs us that there were many women who came before her, she has been called the first lady of New Your City Graffit
To start off Season 2 we're excited to introduce you to Dr. Cala Coats.  She teachers art teachers to be art teachers, but you'd be hard pressed to find her teaching somebody the perfect pinch pot technique.  You're more likely to catch her dis
In this episode we roll out the big welcome mat for Justin Lamb.  He's dabbled in many creative endeavors but started off chasing music to the west coast and has over the last five years, jumped into podcasting.  However, Justin has a hard time
Today is a special episode. We interview Marci Mundo and Nicole Renee Dalton from Evoke Tattoos, one of the classiest tattoo shops in Chicago.  They have each needled Catherine multiple times and it becomes quite evident in this episode that Ca
Today's episode is with Lisa VonKurvink.  She's been a finalist and and winner at the North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA) twice, which is a big deal.   NAHA has been called the Oscars of hair and its probably the most prestigious in North
Today's guest is Spike Spencer, he's a voice actor who has an impressive resume , including an extended, ten-year run voicing the lead character, Shinju Ikari, the lead character in the HUGE in Japan Anami francise, Neon Genesis, Evangelion.  H
Today's guest is Megan Watters - she is a successful scenic artist making her way in New York City.  In this episode we learn a great deal of how Megan's work has graced many a large and famous department stores' windows, stage , TV and film, b
Happy Spring and Earth week - Today's episode features London-based Topiary artist, Darren Lerigo.  He speaks candidly about the evolution of his creative process from when he was in his 20's to more recently when he feels the need to balance c
Today’s guest is Kenya McGuire Johnson - who’s music has charted in the US's Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary charts, the Top 50 Smooth Jazz independent charts and top 10 on the independent UK Soul Chart in which her previous album My Own Ski
In this episode we meet award-winning Canadian musician, singer/songwriter, Ed Roman.  It was a true joy meeting and talking with Ed and we learned a great deal about his upbringing, being the child of a elected official or public servant, whic
Today’s guest is Adriana Gravazonni - she from Brazil, she’s a lawyer, a law professor and she has a series of best selling novels- Her most recent is called Sketches of Live, and her previous series of three is called Hidden Motives.  I this e
Today’s guest is Johnny Crowder, who at 19 seemed to have what any kid in a metal band could dream of.  He just got signed to a major record deal and was embarking on a career of recording and touring with a band he helped form and who'se name
Happy St' Patrick's day and International Women's month - Today's guest is Gráinne Hunt, who is a singer/songwriter from Dublin Ireland. For those who have listened lately, you may know that Gráinne is one of the artists Kites and Strings inter
Today’s guest is Jamie Alcroft. He was the Jamie part of the Mack and Jamie comedy duo who were once considered the funniest comedy duo in America.  He’s appeared multiple times on the Tonight show with Johnny Carson and then Jay Leno  in the 1
"Go Paint, just Go Paint."  That  was the message our guest, Jodie King, received from an artist friend back when she was 35.  At that time Jodie was a mom with two young kids and she had a job that paid the bills, but in this episode you're go
As some may know, Kites and Strings has been pleasantly surprised when learning that the podcast has found success in varous cities and locales.  Ashburn, which is situated in Loudon County, Virginia is one example. This sent use exploring thos
Cory Graham: Artist, Designer, Hillbilly; and he has the right to claim that last title.  Yes he has been featured in the Outsider Art Magazine,  and Artist Portfolio Magazine  as well as at the Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery,   and even though th
Truth be told, Kites and Strings has been unfair to accountants,  but we have have made it a point, as per our mission, to appreciate the tensions between different worlds.  So Kites and Strings went looking for somebody who could help us bridg
Our guest this week is New York City-based actor Michelle Simone Miller, who has stage, TV, Film and commercial credits.  She's been aware of her passion for acting early on, which lead to childhood roles on TV and off-Broadway.  More recently
This week's guest is Jenny Hart, an amazing artist and founder/CEO of Sublime Stitching,  a contemporary studio for hand embroidery, delivering designs and patterns that are far edgier than anything your grandmother every worked on.  Jenny has
Today, Steve and Catherine interview celebrity makeup artist, Christina Flach, and unless you've been living under a stone, you have seen her work before.  She's made up a wide swatch of folks, ranging from televison and movies stars, politicia
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