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A Day in the Life of an Artist-Tara Audibert Film Maker, Comic Artist & Podcaster

Hi! My name is Tara Audibert, I earn my living as an artist. Welcome to my day!

I have worked in TV animation for more than a decade and am currently working on my own film funded through the Canadian Counsil for the Arts and NBarts entitled “The Importance of Dreaming”. I have taught animation for many years and continue to work as a freelance illustrator & consultant for comics. I co-host the podcast No Such Thing as Grown Ups, and we promote indie artists like ourselves through showcasing A Day in the Life of an Artist. We make funny videos and web series so Subscribe to our Youtube.

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Tara Audibert is an artist, film maker, comic illustrator, consultant, and just a Jill of all Trades. She co-hosts the podcast No Such Thing as Grown Ups with her spouse Curtis Carey from Sunny Corner, NB, Canada where they also make Animations, Finger Puppet Sitcoms, Prepping with Puppets,comics, poetry books, children’s books and so much more! www.nosuchthingasgrownups.com

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST: Tara Audibert Freelance Illustrator

7:38am Wake up. Kiss Curtis good-bye and ponder about getting up and what I need to do today.

8:10am Get up and attend morning ablutions.

8:35am Go for run with Burke

Morning Run with Burke 
The long road behind me
The hole to hell? or under the bridge. Either way I am sure a troll lives here. He is also evil.
Hey! Who’s walking who here?
I live by a pipe plant. I thought this might be interesting. Some trucks. This is all in the middle of the woods. The rest of where I run is the woods.
Burke in a pipe!
Pipes and Sand
More pipes and sand.
Now this is art! I often just notice and photograph the beautiful arrangements of the pipe that these guys create! It is weird, but I have a huge collection of pipe photos like this. For no reason. I guess because it’s beautiful.
More pipe puppy
More pipes, seriously, this was not all the photos I took just on this day alone. I think I may have a problem.
We finished out run and I take a photo of us both every day we run and measure it with nike+ running app. This is another art project I am working on, and when I have a bunch like 100, I’ll put them all together and that should be cool. I think I have like 40 or so now.

9:15 Return from walk, do my circle exploration & checkout the garden. Check out this one and more of my explorations here

So everyday I collect a handful of white rocks from my driveway and pile it together and take a photo.
The circle was dispersed over the winter.
From afar
My tiny garden we started. I go check it out and we usually have something to pick each day.
Some cucumbers pretty ready! 🙂
Pumpkin flowers
This was just weird red things, I thought was weird.
Choppin’ broccoli! Choppin’ brocola-hay
watermelon, baby.
Checked out our koi pond, which has no koi, because someone (Burke) like to use it as a swimming pool!
getting some moss between our rocks. Today I watched moss grow. I don’t know if this is what this blog is all about, but…yes today I watch moss grow.

9:30am Eat Breakfast, Curtis made awesome green smoothie, which is red because of added raspberries so it tastes awesome!

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9:50am Find computer, clean desk, start artist for a day thing & Do an actual list of what I need to do today/this week.

10:00am Check emails, social stuff etc..

My desk, where all the magic takes place!


10:13am Watch RHWOC while I work on guest animating an episode of Illos animated podcast. Here is a little video of me animating something. It is not a spoiler, a bit dry, so I sped it up, that made the RWH way better!  also did some funny biz towards the end. 🙂 It took me a while to decide on the eyes for this scene. I am animating in a bit of an unorthodox way, just going with the feel, no storyboards or preproduction, so it takes longer. Save time and storyboard. I am just experimenting.

11:50am took Burke out to sunbathe and ate some lunch.

Burke soaking up some rays.

12:06pm Switched to Inking Comic pages. I do illustration for a couple comic companies and today I am working on an educational comic concerning Justice Centres on Native Reserves and what they can do to help people. This part a dog is run over. It is sad.

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1:29pm Took a break. (computer crashed.)

2:11pm Took  duolingo break to practice some french. Great App! I feel more french already!

2:38pm Looked up print places for comics.

4:00pm Showered. Yeah I know it’s late.

4:20pm Started Supper

5:22pm WordPress learning. Learned s’more stuff I could do with WordPress.

6:00pm Curtis is home! YAY!!! We eat supper and talk about the day. Check out Curtis’ Day in the Life of an Artist Here

7:30pm Play outside with Burke.

Burke in the woods.

8:00pm Record our podcast! No Such Thing as Grown Ups. Just like this blog :0 This is us about to record episode 42: Comic Cons and Dog Resorts it is free and it is on iTunes and Stitcher and most anywhere you listen to podcasts. Plus it’s hilarious! and for geeks and artists and anybody who believes theirs no grown ups, or wants us to prove it, OR wants to survive the pre-apocalypse.

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My Mic

9:30pm Listen to Curtis Edit the podcast.

This is our recording studio! We sit here when we record the show.

12:00am Go to bed. Good night everyone. I hope you enjoyed my day 😉

Tara Audibert is a freelance artist, working in comics, illustration, fine art, commissions, and co-hosts the podcast No Such Thing as Grown Ups with her partner Curtis Carey. They live in Sunny Corner, NB in their house Gianon the Fortress of Solitude. 

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Campfirecast! We are sitting round the fire telling SCARY stories, we talk about old photos and the great documentary finding Vivian Maier. We help you survive naked & afraid with SHOES and survical tips every prepper need to know. WE have a garden and we talk about veggies, and UGLY vegetables! Also a few more stories from Jamaica security! All this and a skit! What are you waiting for! LISTEN it’s FREE!