Me? Live on WBTN Radio

Jane Stickle’s Quilt from 1863 at the Bennington Museum.  Thomas mentioned it in the interview saying he saw a connection between it and my work.  I can see what he means.  It reminds me of some of my drawings.  You can read more about it here.

I just got off the phone with Thomas Toscano from WBTN radio.

He  had a cancellation on his Sunday Morning Art Magazine Show and asked me if I would take the spot.  So there I was at 9:03 this morning sitting on the couch talking to Thomas, live on the radio, as if it was the most natural thing in the world.

The last time I was on a radio show was in the early 80’s when I was volunteering for NYPIRG and read a written statement on the student radio program.  I just remember being really nervous.

Maybe it’s because I’ve seen Jon sit in the living room so many times giving interviews over the phone, or maybe it’s because I just really like talking about my work and myself (can it be?!) that once Thomas asked me the first question I was off and running.

I also know from listening to many radio interviews that Thomas is good at what he does. Asking interesting questions and having a real conversation instead of just waiting for answers and moving onto the next question.

The first thing he asked me was how my childhood influenced where I am in my life now as an artist.  I never expected that, but also found I had no trouble answering it.

I was a little nervous  leading up to the interview.  I didn’t even write about it on my blog which is unusual for me. I was having some self-doubts about it. What if I really screwed it up?  Said “um” to many times, couldn’t think of anything to say? Stumbled when telling a story as I often do? The fewer people listening the better.  And even worse, what if I did write  about it on my blog  and still no one listened.

I had fallen into an old dark place about it.   So I did what I used to do when I was in that place…nothing.

But then I did know Jon plugged it on his blog.  I was grateful he did,  I just couldn’t do it for myself.

And now here I am writing about, like I’ve just discovered something new about myself.  Something new that I can do.  I liked it.  A lot.  It was actually fun.

I learned  from it too  and got some insights into another creative person’s life and choices that made sense to me in my own life.

I may be able to get a link to an archive of the conversation.  If I can I’ll post it on my blog.  Or, if it happens again, next time I’ll be sure to let you all know.





4 thoughts on “Me? Live on WBTN Radio

  1. Really enjoyed your interview with Thomas Toscano on WBTN AM 1370 radio show. I loved the way he got you to talk about how you got your then and now creative side. Looking forward to hearing more interviews. Marie continue making more different and interesting ART!

  2. Maria, I read about the radio show on Jon’s blog just minutes before it was over. I was so sorry to have missed all but the end bit. If it is archived, I’d love to listen to the whole thing. You sounded great!

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