Master of 1 Podcast Art Challenge

EPCOT_Giveaway_Maruyama Attention artists! I’m doing an art contest with my friends at the MASTER OF ONE podcast to help promote my appearances at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts next month. This is a fun one so make sure to go get the specifics before submitting.

The Challenge: Draw any Disney character and incorporate one of the Pavilions in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The Pavilions are Mexico, Norway, United States, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Canada, Morocco, Italy, France and Germany. How easy is that?

The Prize: The winner will receive One Custom Character drawing. You pick the character and I’ll draw it up in my style for you. I’ll also throw in some random Disney goodies. Prizes ship to U.S. addresses only.

The Details: Post your art on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Tag jmaruyama and Mof1Podcast in your post. Use the hashtag #Mof1Challenge and #jmaruyama. Deadline for entries is February 12th. The winner will be announced some time the following week.

Hope you enjoy the challenge and I look forward to seeing your entry!

I’ll be at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts February 17th – 20th (noon – 3pm and 4-6pm all days) in the WonderGround Gallery booth located in the Canada pavilion. I’ll have new art and lots of time so come say hello! I’ll also have two appearances at the WonderGround Gallery location in Disney Springs 8pm-10pm Friday and Saturday evening.

 

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EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

PrintI am so excited and honored to be appearing at the first EPCOT International Festival of the Arts in Orlando next month. This new celebration of all things creative kicked off Friday, January 13th and runs through Monday, February 20th. It’s an impressive roster of talent and activities for everyone including live musical performances, art demos and interactive fun.

I’ll be there Friday, February 17th – Monday, February 20th. Look for me in the WonderGround Gallery tent in the Canada Pavilion from noon – 3pm and then again from 4-6pm.

Access tot he festival is free with your admission to the park. I’ll have a small selection of prints available in the tent during the festival.

In addition to my appearances at the festival, I will also have two signing events at the WonderGround Gallery located in the CO-OP Marketplace in Disney Springs. I will be in the gallery from 8pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

FotA LogoWith so many options, I hope to see lots of you while I’m there. I don’t get out to Orlando very often so I like to make the most of each visit.

My new piece for the festival is available now in the WonderGround Gallery tent.

Also, I’ll be doing another art giveaway in association with the Master of 1 Podcast. Take a listen to Episode 56.1 to find out how you can enter. It’s a creative challenge (of course) so get your pencils/pens/paints/computers ready!

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Podcasts And The Torture of Hearing Your Own Voice

podcastsI love podcasts. As someone who works from home and spends endless hours standing at my desk, I find podcasts the best way to get through the day. You can only listen to your iTunes playlists so many time before you start going a little crazy. I’ve been fortunate enough to also appear on a few podcasts. I’m never comfortable talking about myself and hearing my own voice is just about the worst thing in the world. But these kind folks were so generous and enthusiastic about my work that it put me at ease.

Podcasting is a tough job. It is almost always a passion project and requires a lot of work and time without any pay or profit. I salute these dedicated individuals for following their passion to create these shows out of pure love of the process and/or subject matter. To stay focused and produce a show (or more) every week is really a monumental task.

Below is a list of some of the recent podcasts I’ve had the pleasure of being featured on. My heart-felt thanks to each and every one of them.

Creative South Podcast with Jason Frostholm  My thanks to Jason for having me on the show to talk about my work. This is a really wonderful design podcasts that accompanies the popular conference of the same name. Check it out if you are interested in the world of design. (See Episode 37)

Cloud City Cast with Liam DiCosimo, Brittany DiCosimo, Manoah Crane and Leanne Crane –   I’ve enjoyed this podcast since the beginning. In the build up to The Force Awakens, I was listening to all things Star Wars and Cloud City was one of my favorites. Always fun, always positive – if you love the expanded Disney Universe (Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars) you will dig this show.  (See Episode 4, Episode 22 and Episode 99)

Master of One Podcast with Andrew Sale, Patrick Hill and Luke Gaul – These guys are great. This is my go-to podcast for all things creative. Art/Design, Television/Film and Toys/Games serve as a lose guideline to the twice weekly show but it’s so much more than that. It’s a fun, good-spirited show that I’ve been fortunate enough to be interviewed on as well as sitting in as guest host on occasion. The guest list is mostly centered around Design and Illustration. And if you’re a MONDO fan, you should already be listening.  See episodes 33.2 (Guest host for the Illustrators Panel), 22.2 (Guest Host with Tom Bancroft) and 19.2 (interview).

Living Your Journey with Christopher Swan – Christopher is such a kind soul and a generous interviewer. I was so flattered that he had researched my work and previous interviews. He had some great questions for me and I totally enjoyed the experience. We had a great time talking and appreciate his interest in what I do.

Talk About The Magic  I love talking Disney so it was a pleasure to be a guest on this show. I had a great time discussing my work and my love of Disney. My thanks to Joseph for having me on the show. (Episode #79)

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