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231: Be proud of your creativity! (w/ Dani Ives)

231: Be proud of your creativity! (w/ Dani Ives)

Dani Ives is a self-taught fiber artist from Arkansas who has developed a beautiful and unique technique, which she calls “painting with wool.”  She creates two dimensional works of art directly on fabric.  Her inspiration comes from a love of nature and science, which has an enormous influence on her work. Full shownotes: In this episode, Dani discusses: -How she became an artist in a roundabout way after getting a degree in biology and conservation education and then worked at a zoo as an educator. -How she first became interested in needle felting. -The challenge to do something new every week for one year, and how that led her to start doing wool paintings. -Her transition from working at the zoo to creating art full time, and how pet portraitures helped her to generate income. -How her process is different than traditional wool felting. -How people are often surprised by how her art mimics traditional paintings and drawings. -The effect that n