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“)

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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.

Tam’s Book Launch Blog Hop & Giveaway! (giveaway closed)

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Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

oh snap, you guys!! I’ve got some exciting news for you all…

as you may already know, Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts has written a book! it’s called ‘Create Your Life Book: Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity and Encouraging Personal Growth’. and guess what, not only am I a guest contributor…but I get to giveaway a free copy here on the blog! here’s a bit more on this fabulous new book:

Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

“Celebrate and honour your creative potential with Create Your Life Book!”
Based on much-loved mixed-media artist Tamara Laporte’s popular, multi-year series of online classes, Create Your Life Book offers mixed-media drawing and painting projects that can raise your awareness of and help you work through personal challenges and other obstacles to creating art and achieving self-fulfilment.

Each themed chapter presents 4 or 5 two-part projects: The first part of each project explores a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth, and includes a worksheet or list of questions to be answered; the second part is a step-by-step mixed-media art project that provides a way for artists at all skill levels to contemplate and work through that issue. Also included are projects contributed by some of Tamara’s Life Book guest teachers–Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild–who are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. Along the way, Tamara shares inspirational photos and uplifting and encouraging affirmations. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

it’s officially published in January 2018, although many sites are now showing the publishing date as this month! I ordered a copy for myself on Amazon, and already got it! here’s where you can order it:
via Amazon (USA)
via Amazon (UK)
via Amazon (Canada)
via Fishpond (Australia)
via Book Depositary

 

Life Book book by Tamara Laporte, featuring artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

okay, now onto the giveaway and blog hop! I’ll be giving away ONE copy of Tam’s new book to a lucky winner. be sure to also follow the blog hop (links & dates below) for more chances to win. to enter here on my blog:

+ be sure you’re subscribed to email list (in right sidebar), and leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to get a copy! I will choose one lucky recipient at random and announce the winner on December 16th 2017 +

Dec 1st: Tamara Laporte
Dec 2nd: Effy Wild
Dec 3rd: Ivy Newport
Dec 4th: Roxanne Coble (oh hi there, you’re here now!)
Dec 5th: Andrea Gomoll
Dec 6th: Mystele Kirkeeng
Dec 7th: Tracy Verdugo
Dec 8th: Wyanne Thompson
Dec 9th: Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Dec 10th: Alena Hennessy
Dec 11th: Lindsay Weirich
Dec 12th: Jane Davenport
Dec 13th: Carla Sonheim
Dec 14th: Mati Rose McDonough
Dec 15th: Annie Hamman

I would also like to give a special shout out and thank-you to Tam, for inviting me to be in her book and part of this wonderful experience!

good luck everyone…xo.

+ UPDATE: this giveaway is now CLOSED, thank-you to all of those who entered! congrats to the random lucky winner SHANNON HOGAN!! +

PPP 28: The Ghost of Ramens Past

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

We get w-w-wild and describe ourselves in three words, play a no-holds-barred game of Would You Rather, and James scores back-to-back greenlights with “Slam Drunk” and “Win, Lose or Thai.”

Mentioned in this episode:
+ here’s the photos we took while recording
+ Rox had a huge Etsy sale and is preparing for Vlogmas on YouTube!
+ Netflix original series Mindhunter
+ The Big Chill (1983)
+ trailer for german film Run Lola Run (1998)
+ trailer for netflix animated show Big Mouth
+ 20th anniversary of Tamagotchi (RIP Phil!)
+ 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!

Studio Playlist: November

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november monthly playlist from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

it’s so insane to think that this year is coming to a close…how did 2017 fly by so damn fast?! in preparing to put up this blog post, I realized I’ve been sharing my spotify playlists for almost two years. crazy.

so here’s this month’s playlist…just in the knick of time! if you’ve caught any of my Instagram live streams lately, then you’ve definitely heard some of it. this month, I was back on a Blood Orange kick (which always makes for great productive tunes) and discovered Kendall Miles – whose song ’24/7′ kicks off the playlist. overall, I think this month’s playlist is pretty solid.

enjoy! xo

+ 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.

***REMINDER: today is the last day of my epic ‘Bun Friday’ sale!! be sure to grab a discounted online class, limited edition merch, or older postcard sets while they’re still on sale today! everything returns to its normal price tomorrow.***

“Bun Friday” Sale Starts @ Midnight!

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witches of the wild wood mini zine by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

2017 mini print set from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

new witchy buttons and stickers from artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

wooooaaaahhh nilly, do I have a little holiday treat for all of you! tonight at midnight (PST), the official BUN FRIDAY SALE (you know, like Black Friday, only cuter), kicks off in my Etsy shop! this is the one time of year when I do a sale in my shop – so, selected postcard sets and mini prints, and all online classes will be on sale

not only is the sale happening, but I’ve also created a bunch of new and limited edition items! we’re talking brand new 2017 postcard and mini print sets, limited edition sticker and button sets, and the brand new mini zine Witches of the Wild Wood. I’ve also restocked a few of the older zine issues in case you missed them last time…

***the BUN FRIDAY Etsy SALE starts tonight at midnight (pst) and continues through Monday, November 27th. hop on over here to start shopping!***

I want to thank you all in advance for shopping small this holiday season, and supporting me as an artist! happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. peeps, and happy shopping to you all!!

xoxo

PPP 27: He’ll Never Be A Show Dog (feat. James’ Parents)

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

It’s a Big Bear special! James’ parents drop by to chat about early creative beginnings & childhood dog stories. Also, James WOWS them with his “Cloney Island” pitch.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ black friday sale coming soon on Roxy’s etsy shop
+ the Lifebook Book — coming Dec 19th!
+ trailer for new ‘Dark’ show
+ we just love Nathan For You
+ comic book haul — DMZ and Invincible
+ old podcast ep where we talk about our old pug Behr eating a thong

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: Nov 2017

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November ArtSnacks "Box Breakdown" by artist Roxanne Coble (aka BY BUN)

I’m here to let you know that there’s a new ‘Box Breakdown’ video up on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel! one of our pugs might also make a little appearance this time around (wink!)…

hop on over here 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.