E75: Blaize Sun of Rubber Tramp Artist

Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Who would guess that a postcard connection would result in a discussion of a Tarantula Hawk Wasp? Not me. But in this episode, I talk with Blaize Sun, who is a writer and postcard designer based in Taos, New Mexico. Blaize and I cover topics as varied as where to find postcards in thrift stores, what people expect to get when they get a postcard, what it’s like to not have rural mail delivery….and tarantula hawk wasps. 

Links to what we discussed in E75:

Rubber Tramp Artist website

Rubber Tramp Artist Patreon link

Postcards designed by Blaize (including the tarantula hawk wasp card)

Background on the Tarantula Hawk Wasp and its painful sting

Taos, New Mexico tourism

7 comments on E75: Blaize Sun of Rubber Tramp Artist

  1. Auntie M says:

    What a fascinating interview. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing you both chat and enjoy each other. Love to all, Auntie M

    1. Frank says:

      Blaize is really terrific…was lucky to have her on the show.

  2. Andrea says:

    Just started reading Blaize Sun’s fantastic blog. Thru that I’ve now discovered your work. This interview was great!! No worries about the couple cell breaks. That doesn’t matter. What matters is content. Thanks!! ps: not sure where the rating goes. I’d give you and Blaize a 5 outta 5. Or 10 outta 10.

    1. Frank says:

      What a nice thing to say. Blaize is really special.

  3. Frances says:

    I just discovered your podcast and I am listening to them basically in reverse. This morning I listened your interview with Blaize and it was a great interview. I had just a few times when I felt like I would have loved to just join in the conversation! When you were talking about why people buy postcards I wanted to say that I always buy at least a few cards anytime I visit a tourist site or town. The reason I started doing this was that back in the day we didn’t know what our pictures were going to turn out like. We used film and we had to wait to see if we got that great shot. Buying a postcard guaranteed that I would have at least one good picture even if it wasn’t the exact shot I would have taken. I still practice this even though everything is pretty much digital. These days I purchase extras specifically to add to my “send” stash.
    Also, I am seriously interested in turning some of my photos into postcards and possibly offering some of them for sale. Blaize touched on the idea of using Vista. Do you have a specific podcast that delves into this a little more? Looking to ease the learning curve by benefiting from someones else’s wisdom and experience.
    Watch out for those Tarantula Hawk Wasps!
    Thanks for an enjoyable and educational listening experience.

    1. Frank says:

      Thank you so much, Frances. Lots of shows to listen to now. I just published episode 85…and am starting to put together a retrospective for episode 100.

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