(Questions ganked from Etsy interviews)
Tell us a bit about yourself name, location, affiliations, personal stuff.
I am in the south eastern US, and I move around that area quite a lot. 20-something. Married. Short.
Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Dance (modern, ballet), play guitar, write, create more stuff, draw, hang around coffee shops, spend far too much time in craft stores.
What first made you want to become an artist?
Nothing really made me want to become an artist, the potential and ability was always there. Im a natural at it, I guess you could say. I don’t know, this is just what Ive been doing my whole life.
Please describe your creative process how, when, materials, etc.
Hmmm…Im actually probably at my most creative in the early morning, just as the sun has come up. But ironically, Im not awake for that very often. I cannot force creative ideas to come to me. They just have to be passing by and hit me upside the head. Which is why I always have a sketch book with me, so that when a great idea crosses my path, I can write it down and not forget. As far as materials goes, it depends on the project really. Sometimes I spend a lot of money on materials, sometimes I use found/recycled items, sometimes I improvise with whatever I already have, which Ive been doing a lot of lately.
What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Haha, the sketch book wrap that I just made yesterday. I am really loving that thing.
Name your top five books, movies, songs/musical groups, and web sites besides Etsy.
Books: The Bible, The Complete Herb Book, Great Expectations, my sketch book :), Nickel and Dimed.
Movies: Sweeny Todd, Shawshank Redemption, Donnie Darko, Great Expectations, Equilibrium.
Songs/music: Skillet (fave song is “Comatose”), 10 years, Shattersphere, Linkin Park (older stuff is best), Scars of Life “Mute”
Web sites: Vox, Myspace, Facebook, Google (haha), any site where I can buy cool supplies.