PPP 14: Don’t Get Comfortable

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

After recovering from our live episode – we chat about creative regrets, exquisite corpses, a llama named Hank, and discover what GoT house we belong in.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ Abbi Jacobson’s new podcast A Piece of Work
+ Angel City Brewery
+ Rox’s new mini zine in the works and handmade patches
+ By Bun YouTube Channel and ‘Messages‘ short film series
+ party banners Rox used to paint: Chatty Vag & Billy Idol
+ Get Out movie trailer
+ Game of Thrones is back!
+ new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (coming in October)
+ My Favorite Murder podcast
+ super cool “Exquisite Corpse” Rick and Morty promo (and this is what an exquisite corpse is)
+ other Rick and Morty claymation shorts: butt world and pummel horse
+ YouTuber Conan Gray and his song ‘Idle Town
+ “Before he was Shakespeare, he was…Will
+ take the Game of Thrones quiz with us

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daily doodles

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mini daily doodles by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

mini daily doodles by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

mini daily doodles by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

mini daily doodles by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

mini daily doodles by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

happy monday everyone! I thought I might put up a few of these doodles I’ve been doing lately. this whole project kinda came out of nowhere (and who knows if I’ll even finish it), but here’s what it is: each morning to start my day, I do a little doodle/drawing/painting of some sort – but with a twist (*wink!).

since I started these doodles in a mini sketchbook I got in an ArtSnacks box, I decided that everything I create in it will only be with supplies I’ve received from my monthly ArtSnacks subscription! it’s been a really fun, low pressure, exploratory kind of warm up. it’s forcing me to expand my use and mix of supplies, and just quickly get something down on paper. I limit myself to only a few minutes and try to use different supplies each time. I’ll also note here, that the pages in this sketchbook were not meant for mixed media – so I’ve glued a bunch together and have added in other bits of paper to thicken things up.

again, who knows if I’ll end up finishing this little sketchbook – but so far I’m enjoying this easy way to warm up and start my day. be sure to follow me on Instagram as I continue to share more doodles…
xo

PSSST!!-> if you’re new to ArtSnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya! use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box 🙂

PPP 13: The Baker’s Dozen (Live!)

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

For some reason, we did a LIVE podcast! Complete with technical difficulties, a quick Q&A, sloppy pitches, and a legit chat about whether creativity is learned or innate. YEAH!

 

Mentioned in this episode:

+ check out the artwork of our listeners, Judith U.!
+
329 Days of Sun Lager from Golden Road brewery
+ rose wine in a can
+ Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
+ July Box Breakdown video for ArtSnacks
+ new journal spread ‘charms’
+ ‘Are Some People Born Creative?’ article
+ new podcast by Abbi Jacobson ‘a piece of work
+ Sugar album by Stanley Turrentine
+ game of thrones s7 trailer
+ ‘the long way to a small, angry planet’ by Becky Chambers
+ ScareLA halloween convention
+ “Harding” movie trailer from Last Week Tonight (YouTube channel w/ full episodes)
+ new s3 rick and morty promo (with james in the background)
+ troll 2 trailer

***Also to note – due to the technical difficulties during the stream we unfortunately did not have a complete video to leave up on YouTube! it was missing the entire back half, and was broken up into weird clips. it wouldn’t have made any sense had we left it up…sorry guys! xo

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ArtSnacks Box Breakdown!

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ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

happy sunday everyone! I’m here to chat about all-things-ArtSnacks…which as some of you may know, is one of my favorite things ever…

if you’re unfamiliar with ArtSnacks, it’s a monthly subscription box – where each month you get little mystery box in the mail full of art supplies! I’ve been a subscriber to their monthly boxes for quite a while now. every month since signing up I truly enjoy getting the box, being surprised, discovering (and being challenged by) new supplies, and even creating unboxing videos on YouTube.

ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

I had hinted here and there on my vlog about a secret project. well now I can say – that secret is that I have started to collaborate with ArtSnacks to create videos for their YouTube channel! you guys have no idea how thrilled I am about this. to be an artist working with a company that I genuinely love and have been a customer of for so long, is freakin’ exciting!!

as you might have seen at the end of June I created the first video called the Box Breakdown. the idea of the breakdown is that it gives you an in-depth look at the supplies and techniques found in the latest ArtSnacks box. think of it like an unboxing video on steroids (haha). you not only see what’s in the box, but you learn how to use it! I’m stoked to say that I’ll now be creating a ‘Box Breakdown’ for them every month, and you can catch the latest one for the July box here.

ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos - super helpful and awesome art tutorial videos featuring the ArtSnacks supplies!

again, I can’t express enough how happy I am about this collaboration. these guys are the freakin’ best (and watch this video about the co-founders if you haven’t already, it’s one of my favs on their channel). I also want to give an extra special shout out to those of you who have left such wonderful comments on the videos already – thank-you!!

you can subscribe to the ArtSnacks YouTube channel, but also know that I’ll be putting a post here every time a new ‘breakdown’ video is up. that way you’ll stay totally up to date… 😉

xo

PSSST!!-> if you’re new to ArtSnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya! use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box!

tonight: pug party podcast LIVE!

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast does a live episode on YouTube

happy saturday everyone!

I just wanted to jump onto the blog real quick to remind you that we’ll be recording episode #13 of the Pug Party Podcast LIVE TONIGHT ON YOUTUBE! the live stream kicks off at AT 5pm PST over on my YouTube channel. so grab a drink, come hang out with us (and the pugs), and watch as we potentially make real fools of ourselves…

see you then! xo

PPP 12: 4th of July Spectacular

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

It’s a 4th of July bonanza, as we discuss bad creative habits, share a nerd sprinkle we’re both hyped about, and attempt round two of slang words you should know in 2017.

***As we mention in the episode, don’t forget to join us this weekend as we record our next one LIVE ON YOUTUBE! This Saturday, July 8th @ 5pm PST, grab a drink, and tune in. Be sure to subscribe to the By Bun YouTube channel to be notified when we go live!***

Mentioned in this episode:
+ ArtSnacks ‘Box Breakdown‘ video
+ ‘Coven’ zine drawing in progress
+ Issue #2 ‘Things I’ve Buried‘ mini zine tour
+ More Than Honey documentary about bees
+ Patience by Daniel Clowes
+ Master of None on Netflix
+ Washed Out’s new album Mister Mellow
+ Glow on Netflix
+ Rick and Morty season 3 trailer
+ Vice Guide to Slang in 2017
+ …and this was the last time we tested our slang on the podcast

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studio playlist: june

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creative music playlists from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

well, I’m cutting it close posting this playlist on the last day of the month eh? but that’s not stopping me…come at me June! COME. AT. ME.

there’s pretty much just two words I have for this playlist, and that is: Washed. Out. yes, my all-time favorite band ever Washed Out has finally put out a new album (and you’ll find two tracks from it on this month’s line up).

if you’re new to Washed Out, allow me to be your welcome wagon. this band is the best. their music is chill. it’s upbeat. it’s great background music and it’s great party music. it’s soulful for art making, but cool enough to jam to while you’re cooking up a sweet vegan dish for you and your honey. you catch my drift…I love f*cking this band…

+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.

“things I’ve buried” – mini zine

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"things I've buried" mini zine by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

"things I've buried" mini zine by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

it is no secret I’ve fallen in love with making zines lately. I’m finding it to be an incredible (and somewhat therapeutic) way to express myself using both illustration and text – which as you know is a rarity in my usual body of work…

I’ve recently completed a second mini zine titled Things I’ve Buried. this second issue tells the tale of things I’ve buried both physically and emotionally throughout my life. you can take a video tour of this zine over on my youtube channel

this mini zine (along with a restock of issue #1!) is now available in my Etsy shop.

xo

**UPDATE: issue #2 & issue #1 are now SOLD OUT! be sure you’re following my Etsy shop, as I hope to restock everything again in a few weeks.***

PPP 11: Celebrity Navigation

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Pug Party Podcast - a creative podcast hosted by artist Roxanne Coble and writer James Siciliano

We hit it extra hard for James’ birthday, talk about messy creatives, and embarrass ourselves with an improv’d version of Celebrity Navigation.

Mentioned in this episode:

+ Pilsner Urquell (Czech pilsner beer)
+ Pics from “Cacti” workshop / reception at Way Out Yonder here and here
+ The vlogs are backkkkkkk
+ Two Weeks In May mini zine tour
+ First glimpse of new Things I’ve Buried mini zine
+ Baskets on FX — such an awesome show
+ Roxy’s new bride of frankenstein tattoo done by artist Laura Wangerin
+ Slime and crunchy slime that’s so popular (and James doesn’t understand)
+ And this is ASMR
+ WineCo rose wine in a can (but we couldn’t find a link online!)
+ Twin Peaks (o.g. show and new season on showtime)
+ The Mysterious Hanging Coffins of China
+ Mr. T voice navigation on waze

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