Pamela Ruschman

In this episode, you'll be introduced to my new studio mate. His name is Jasper, and he is of the cockatiel persuasion.

We adopted jasper from a rescue in central Wisconsin three years ago. I've moved him into my studio to keep us both company, since I spend most of my time in here. He is a very social fellow and like most of us likes to have companionship.

I've had Jasper in my studio before, but have taken his cage out during podcasts to avoid background noise. I don't like to kick him out, though, because it's confusing for him and probably stressful to move the cage. So I've decided to try letting him copilot my interviews in hopes he won't have to get evicted when I record. We'll see how it goes. Going forward, I'll be cutting out any audio that is too disruptive, but I'll leave in the little things that are just cute. So I thought it would be fun to introduce him with a few seconds of audio.

You probably won't be able to make out what he's saying, as it can sound garbled if you don't now him. Once you get used to it saying things like, "I love you, Jasper," "I love you, too," and "Hey Jake."

You may also hear him playing with his bell from time to time in the background.

Jake is my son, and I can tell when he's coming up the driveway or walking past the room because Jasper yells out, "Hey, Jake!"

And he only seems to do it when it's Jake who's walking by. He's a bright little fellow. Now, if we could only teach him Quickbooks.®


To you, my amazing listeners. Thank you for being with me on this journey. The show is for you, and knowing you're out there motivates me and keeps me going. Sending you big love wherever you are in the world.

This episodes shouts go out to:

Claudia Treagus, Meredith Reynolds, and Dana Lee.

Claudia Treagus sells her paintings and drawings in Galleries in Cape Town South Africa at


Meredith Reynolds of York, Maine sells her pet portraits online at

Dana Lee in lives in California. Dana, I don't have a city for you, but you know where you are. Drop me a line any time and let me know what you're up to.

Thanks to each of you for getting the word out, it helps others find the show, too.

Remember, if you'd like a shout out on the podcast, Leave me a review on apple podcasts.



amela is best known for her bold and vibrant oil portraits of barnyard animals including cows, chickens and sheep. Collectors say her paintings capture the personality of these furry and feathered friends.

Her art career began twenty years ago and painting Wisconsin’s livestock and landscape has been an ongoing passion. Pamela’s distinctive visual voice is the result of many years of studio work and painting plein air with subjects. Expressive brushwork captures the unique spirit and personalities of animals along with the patterns and textures of the land.

I actually discovered Pam’s art myself when she commented on the show recently. Her lively brush strokes bring to life farm animals, landscapes, and humans. I’m personally pulled in by her compositions. My favorites are the close ups of farm animals, because I love the way Pam handles the negative shapes. The energy and her handling of temperature and chroma make these spaces as fascinating to me as the subjects themselves. I got in touch with Pam to see if she would share how she’s navigating the sale of her work through galleries, art fairs, and online.



Gallery: N7484 County Road N, New Glarus, WI, 53574, United States


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