Danielle Krysa from The Jealous Curator

I am so so happy Danielle Krysa on the show today! If you don’t know who Danielle is, she is the mystery girl behind the very popular blog, The Jealous Curator where she  curates and features fine artists who make her a bit “jealous.”

Get it? Of course you do, because we ALL feel that way, right?

Now she and her blog is so popular that she is not really a “mystery” per se, in fact she has written 2 very popular books, The Creative Block and Collage and takes on speaking engagements all over the country. I am itching to jump into reading The Creative Block, if you want we can jump in together and discuss! Tune in to hear her talk about her books and art in this interview!

She also recently started a podcast herself called Art for Your Ear. Naturally, I know you like podcasts and I feel confident you will like hers! She is just so REAL! I find her refreshingly honest and smart. I love that she has a distinct point of view in the art that she features on her blog and has wrestled with her own “I am going to love my own art too”  issues. Kindred spirits for sure. In fact, so much so that I turned art therapist on her, haha! Poor dear! It was so fun meeting and chatting with Danielle, be sure check out her site, podcast AND to follow her instagram.





Some of her work:




  • Very cool! I liked the comment about being afraid of using super expensive materials. I totally related to that!

  • Crystal Foth says:

    Great chat – loved this interview!!

  • Again a great interview. Listening to it for the third time. I think the archivist you were referring to at the end of the podcast might be Corinna Bucholz. You interviewed her on Sept. 25th, 2012 but I recently heard the podcast.

  • Love this interview! Makes me respect her even more!

  • Thank you Monica! I so enjoyed this interview. I actually attended the same art school as Danielle about 15 years ago and had similar experiences as her. I was (and still am) primarily an abstract landscape painter. Why on earth did I picked a conceptual school? Every critique involved painting profs turning my landscape paintings upside down and other such insults. I was told that I couldn't think conceptually and apologetically told that my work was "commericial". I was quite hurt on numerous occassions during my time there but like Danielle, I LOVED the art history and continued in an artistic field. I'm now a professional painter and I teach art workshops so now I can have a little laugh about being "commerical" as it seems to have all worked out ok!

    • Monica Lee says:

      Wow! That sounds like quite a school! I am glad you embraced who you are and your unique abilities!

  • Lourdes Sanchez says:

    Terrific interview- very illuminating and original, as well as universally applicable-
    Loved it.

  • just found this! its amazing! thank you!

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