My lovely art colleague Feng Liang has invited me to join artists, designers, writers, illustrators, and more from around the world. We are answering 4 questions on our blogs and linking up, so you can continue the hop. Here is an adorable watercolor she did!
If you’re new here, this is me:
Okay, Q and A time:
- Why do you do what you do? You know that you are totally
obsessedpassionate, when you think about it all the time. You might say I’m a dreamer; I have big dreams. I see beauty in this world, everywhere (even the sad, torn and tattered are beautiful in some way). I’ve done a lot of thinking and it comes down to this: I am totally compelled to create. I have this innate need and drive to make something that matters (this has several connotations), something that expresses me in a way that doesn’t require words, something that comes from inside. And…I’ve always had it since I was young! Sitting around sketching and shading, coloring and creating. But I believe we are all called to create or innovate in some form or another and let our light shine! I really hope to impact the world in a beautiful way!
- How does your work differ from others of its genre? You know, it might be easy for someone else to put their finger on that, but I’m not sure I can. Being an artist, you don’t always want to nail it down. You want that freedom, ya know? I know that I am a bit of a dreamer and that I have a natural wanderlust. Maybe that comes through in my designs 🙂
- How does your creative process work? Ooh, this is a tough one. It really depends. Most of the time I will hand sketch something and scan it in, to work on in Photoshop. There are a gazillion ways to do one thing in this program. I am self taught and surely have more to learn. Other times, I will paint by hand, with watercolor or acrylics. I also do mixed media art with acrylics, paper, buttons, lace or other odd bits. Most often, I scan my work into the computer and make adjustments, in some way or another. I am learning Illustrator, as well.
- What are you working on now? I work on several things at once but I just did the Milk Bar pattern below. However, I am already thinking I will play with it some more and expand it into a collection. When it’s complete, I will put it in my Spoonflower Shop (which desperately needs designs.)
And this is a little doodle of a girl I did a couple days ago.
I also just finished up this mixed media coffee set, which I might make into a repeat:
BEFORE YOU GO!!
I have TONS of ideas in the works and I’m hoping to update my website with all of it, very soon.
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