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Finding Asheville Podcast

August 19, 2016

Finding Asheville Podcast

Liz and I were asked to be guests on a podcast, called Finding Asheville, while we were in Asheville, and of course we wanted to! We felt honored doing it, so a huge thank you to hostess Emily Trimnal, co-host Janet Bray, and Nathan Miller at Finding Asheville, we had so much fun doing this!

The episode is called From Asheville to Sweden and was released on August 15th, 2016. This is the iTunes description on the episode.

We’re back! We took a mini summer vacation, but Finding Asheville is back with a fascinating new episode. While Benny plays at the beach, Emily and guest co-host Janet sit down with our guests for the week. Elizabeth McGuire and Lina Eriksson are a couple living in Sweden. Liz is a writer – formerly of the Mountain Xpress – and expat who now calls Sweden home. Listen in as Janet and Emily learn about life in Sweden, and how the social life differs from here in the United States. Gain knowledge about how a socialist country cares for their citizens, and how people overseas view our current presidential race. All of this and much much more on this special edition of Finding Asheville. 

 


Check it out

iTunes
The Finding Asheville website

A year’s worth of music by Liz

September 1, 2015

Liz at belovelive.com has had a really cool music project during her 41st year of living, by creating music lists on Spotify and then share them with whoever interested. She’s turning 41 in the end of September and therefore has completed her project by now (she started september 2014 when she turned 40!), but not without a grande finale.

For September 2015, she has let the playlist be a collaborative one where people have been able to add songs to the list. Love it. I’ve been a big fan of her playlists, listened to them at work for hours, have had great memories to many of them, and explored, for me, new artists as well.

Since I think, of course, my wife is  kickass, I wanted to share this with you here as well! Hope you’ll enjoy this list as much as I will (I’ve cheated a little bit and seen/listened to a few songs already).

Click on the picture below to get to Spotify ↓

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picture credit to Liz

If you would like to explore the other playlists ↓

September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015

Artsy

May 26, 2015

This post is a collaboration with artsy.net
Are you interested in Art and various artists? Do you like to check out art on a regular basis or to be exposed to art? Are you having a hard time making it to a gallery or an art museum? Or do you just want to check out some art whenever you feel like it, without having to even go to a museum or a gallery?

If you’ve said yes to one or more of the questions above, then I believe that I have a great website to share with you. Its called Artsy and you can find it here. Artsy is an online gallery where you can not only check out some awesome art, but also read about the artist and get a detailed picture of the person behind the art as well.

 

As they say on their website;

 

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

 

We are a resource for art collecting and education.

 

 

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When I studied History of Design at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, I wish that I had the access to or known about Artsy since it gives you so much knowledge along with the art you’re looking at. When I went to Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York City last spring (which you can read about here), we checked out, for example, Piet Mondrian (who I had studied at school and who you also can read about here on Artsy!). To be enriched with the knowledge that I had gotten from school about Mondrian’s work, and then look at his actual work made a huge difference. However, if you can’t make it to MoMa, for example, or you don’t attend a school to study art or design, but you just love art, then I would say that Artsy is a great resource. Check it out and enjoy!

 

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