Launching the Video Podcast: WORKING TITLE with KQED and Needles & Pens

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I am so excited to announce a new project I have been working on with Andrew Martin Scott from Needles & Pens and KQED Arts! We have filmed our first podcast highlighting Bay Area artists who have created a harmonious lifestyle where passion and work merge. These are people that are driven by the love of their craft/art and have been able to create a business out of it.

Bay Area artist Jay Nelson has always been into building tree houses, and now he does it for a living. Starting a few years back with a couple of installations in local art galleries, Jay, who has no formal carpentry training, taught himself how to build the imaginary structures that were floating around in his head. We talked to Jay about how he has been able to turn his passion into a business, learning more about his philosophy of life and his definition of success.

This is the pilot episode of Working Title, a collaboration between KQED and Little Paper Planes, hosted by Kelly Lynn Jones of LPP and Andrew Martin Scott, co-owner of Needles and Pens. Through this program, which will include videos, interviews, articles and essays, we will explore how local artist entrepreneurs are re-inventing the American Dream, creating alternative economies and redefining success in the Bay Area. Stay tuned.

To read more, go to KQED: HERE

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