New Year, New Sketchbook!

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new year new sketchbook video on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka by bun)

this year, I’m teaming up with ArtSnacks (beyond the ‘Box Breakdown’) to create more videos for their YouTube channel!

I’m here to tell you about the first video “New Year, New Sketchbook!” – where I unbox the Plumchester sketchbook and share a few of my creative rituals when I start a new one. there’s nothing better than a brand new sketchbook am I right?!

you can hop on over here to watch the video, and be sure to leave a comment! we would love to know what you do to kick off a new sketchbook…

xo

+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ 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 32: The Struggle Is Teal

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

Wondering how to cultivate an audience? We double tap that. Plus, we nerd out over Hulu docs, burn rubber with “2 Fast, 2 Years Old”, and get real with another installment of The Rose Recap.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ pics of the pugs while recording this ep
+ roxy’s twitch channel — hit it up!
+ “Shit-Town” podcast
+ james’ stupid little comic “Einstein Shit In My Time Machine
+ sweet new art snacks video
+ ye ‘ol pizza comedy site
+ dana carvey: too funny to fail (full doc on hulu // trailer)
+ Obey Giant shepard fairey documentary (full doc on hulu // trailer)
+ blade runner 2049 trailer
+ made in chelsea garbage pile show
+ stranger things: music from the series vinyl (& actual soundtrack w/ original music)
+ overwatch league on twitch
+ and of course… the bachelor on abc

Send us an email! -> pugpartypodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
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artsnacks box breakdown: jan 2018

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January 2018 ArtSnacks Challenge Artwork by Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

woo-hoo! it’s the first ArtSnacks Box Breakdown of 2018!!

man, did I have a good time with this one. not to mention, I totally fell in love with one of the items in this month’s box (spoiler alert: it’s the posca brush tip paint marker!). hop over over to the ArtSnacks YouTube channel to watch the video

xo

+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ 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.

2018 Workshops & Events!

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2018 schedule from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN!)

let’s talk in-person art workshops and events for 2018 shall we?! eeeekkkk!!! I didn’t want to share my schedule for the year until I had everything totally worked out and ready to roll n’ roll…but here it is!

take a look below for in-person art workshops and events for the year ahead…


I’m starting the year off with a brand new workshop I’m teaching at Way Art Yonder Studio: Mixed Media Mini Zines! Seats are already filling up for this class, so I highly recommend you snag your spot now.


I’ll be doing a super rad (and free) in-person event in Los Angeles in March. I can’t say anything else quite yet, but more info on it is coming soon… 😉


for the first time ever, this year I’ll be branching out of California! first up, is for the incredible Ghost Ranch Retreat hosted by Erin Faith Allen. there’s still seats available for this if you want to come along for a total creative adventure and getaway. You guys don’t want to miss this one. Get more info & register here.


I’ll be applying for a booth this year at the annual Los Angeles Zinefest! approved or not, this is an event I will be attending. if I’m not a vendor, you can expect to at least run into me or maybe we can plan a meet-up. Learn more about L.A. Zinefest here.


This summer I’ll be back down at Way Art Yonder teaching one of my most popular art journal workshops: Fantastical Fauna. This class sells out very fast (and was waitlisted last time!), so don’t hesitate to reserve your seat early.


Where my NorCal peeps at?! I’ll be returning to Work of Heart Studio this summer for two days in the brand new studio. Stay tuned for official class announcements, but you can save the date here!


My workshop grand finale for 2018 will be at Ephemera Paducah in Kentucky! this the farthest I’ve gone out of state for teaching, and am so thrilled to be there for three days worth of classes. this is a great chance for my east coast/mid west peeps to join me for a class! Get more info and sign up for classes here.



so there you have it guys!! I’ve created a page on my website where you can see this schedule, links for registrations, more info, updates, etc. be sure you’re subscribed to my mailing list (in the right side bar) to be notified on workshop & event updates.

I hope you see and create with some of you IRL this year!!
xoxo


+ want to book a workshop for your studio or private event? I’m scheduling for 2019! email me and let’s chat: madebybun@gmail.com

+ can’t make it to any of these? join me for an online class! be sure to follow my Etsy shop and blog for new classes coming in 2018…

PPP 31: Season 2 Baby!

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

Whatupppp Season 2!! We’re kicking off 2018 by sharing creative goals & watching the balls drop with New Years Steve. Also, we tackle the new season of The Bachelor with our first Rose Recap!

Mentioned in this episode:
+ podcast where we talk about the “gut feeling” when writing & creating art
+ pics taken while recording this episode! #MeglaNeck
+ End of the Year Bonanza episode — with the epic Sh*tty Pitches recap
+ Roxy’s new twitch channel!
+ james’ little short “vegan mosquito
+ A Deepness In The Sky by Vernor Vinge
+ trailer for mother! by darren aronofsky
+ dark (netflix series)
+ shot in the dark (netflix docu series)
+ the new D&D companion book Xanathar’s Guide To Everything
+ james’ old rose recap video
+ new season of the bachelor on ABC
+ awesome Bachelor Bracket that we used for this season

Send us an email! -> pugpartypodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Join me LIVE on Twitch!

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mixed media artist and illustrator BY BUN is now live streaming on Twitch!

you read it right…I’ve finally set up a Twitch channel!!!

after all of the Instagram live streams I did during inktober, one of my big creative goals for 2018 was to do more live streaming. with the adpocalypse on YouTube and the time restrictions on FB & IG, I’ve decided to go with Twitch…

in the case you’re unfamiliar – Twitch is a huge live streaming platform. as a content creator on YouTube, I’m already finding Twitch to be the perfect direction to go in. have no fear, I’m not leaving YouTube, but simply adding Twitch into the mix :).

on stream, I’ll be in my sketchbook, art journals, or whatever creative project I might be working on! I don’t have a concrete streaming schedule as of yet, but the best way to know when I go live is to follow my channel over on Twitch. you don’t have to pay anything…simply follow my channel and tune in whenever I’m live. I will also post updates over on Instagram, so be sure you’re following me there too!

I’m sooo looking forward to this new journey on Twitch. it will be nice to hangout with you guys live as I create with zero time restrictions (goodbye 1 hour limit on Instagram!). I am already having so much fun making graphics, creating playlists, setting up my workspace, and playing with webcams (hello…PUG CAM?! heck yes).

so keep an eye out on Twitch, and I hope to hang out with you all LIVE very soon!
xoxo.

PPP 30: End of the Year Bonanza

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

Get ready, we’re wrapping up 2017 with a fancy bow! Cozy up as we share this year’s top five creative accomplishments, gush about Star Wars, and put our cheer to the test with an Xmas song quiz. PLUS — James counts down the Top 10 Best-Worst Pitches from the year!

Mentioned in this episode:
+ pics snapped while recording this ep!
+ Saga comic (mentioned last episode) — it’s the best
+ “The Art of Rick and Morty” book that James wrote
+ roxy’s zines — Two Weeks In May, Things I’ve Buried, Pools, Witches of the Wild Wood
+ podcast ep featuring james’ parents
+ rox’s youtube channel! what up youtube!
+ Artsnacks collaboration — the box breakdown
+ ‘ricking morty’ live aftershow
+ roxy’s two online classes from this year: ‘spirits’ and ‘hallowed ground
+ Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer (in case you live under a rock or something)
+ big little lies trailer (on HBO)
+ harmonquest: season 2 (streaming on VRV)
+ Xmas quiz — Can you name the rest of these Christmas song titles?

Top 10 Best-Worst Pitches (aka – old, terrible pitches that made James laugh):
10. “Tot Blooded” (from Ep 6: “Tot Blooded“)
9. “Pen Pauls” (from Ep 20: “Dungeons & Doggies“)
8. “Whole Lotta Glove” (from Ep 13: “The Baker’s Dozen (LIVE)
7. “Home Twerk” aka “2 + 2 = Twerk” (from Ep 8: “Self Doubt Mountain“)
6. “Battle of the Glands” (from Ep 11: “Celebrity Navigation“)
5. “Air Conditional Love” (from Ep 9: “Air Conditional Love“)
4. “You Are What You Wheat” (from Ep 10: “Ask Geebs“)
3. “Head Over Eels” (from Ep 25: “Head Over Eels“)
2. “Too Legit To Mitt” (from Ep 4: “Zoot Suit Riot“)
1. “Baby On Gourd” (from the first Shitty Pitch segment ever in Ep 2: “Baby on Gourd”)
+++ “TOMI-GOTCHA!” (Roxy’s first pitch ever — from Ep 21: “Stephen King’d“)

Send us an email! -> pugpartypodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Studio Playlist: December

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december Spotify playlist from artist Roxanne Coble (aka by bun)

I can’t believe it’s the end of December and 2017! this month also marks two years that I’ve been sharing monthly Spotify playlists here on the blog. it’s such a trip to look back at all of the previous mixes!

Spotify introduced a pretty cool feature this year (unless I’m wrong and they did this last year and I missed it?), and it’s called 2017 Wrapped.

after logging in with your Spotify account, they give you a pretty cool summary of your listening history: how many minutes you listened to, your top songs & artists, as well as some custom playlists made just for you based on your most played tunes. here’s a look at my ‘wrapped’ summary:

2017 Spotify Wrapped from artist Roxanne Coble (aka by bun)

for this month’s playlist I’m taking full advantage of this feature, and have put together a mix based on my most played songs of 2017! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do, and definitely put this baby on shuffle…

thanks for ‘tuning in’ along with me, happy new year, and here’s to more playlists in 2018!!
xoxo

+ 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.

PPP 29: Learned Gut

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

How do you know when your creative work is finished? We dive into that, gush over Coco, and get the “Thai Breaker” spinoff everyone needed.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photos we took during the podcast
+ December ArtSnacks Box Breakdown video
+ vlogmas is in full swing!
+ Disney Pixar’s Coco
+ Saga Series
+ Bubblebeccapugs on Instagram
+ The Manchurian Candidate
+ the Would You Rather question list we used

Send us an email! -> pugpartypodcast@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter -> @pugpartypodcast
Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

ArtSnacks Box Breakdown: Dec 2017

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ArtSnacks 'Box Breakdown' videos from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)!

oh snap…are you guys ‘Yeti’ for a new ArtSnacks Box Breakdown?! you all know I’m not the biggest fan of the holidays, but I legit had such a blast putting this month’s video together (haha, and you’ll see why when you watch it)…

hop on over to the ArtSnacks YouTube channel to check it out!
xo

+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ 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.