Have you always been creative and what’s the earliest work you can remember creating?
I have definitely always been creative ... but I can't remember my very first project. When we were little children, my brother and I collaborated on a storybook with the riveting title "How the Witch Stole the Princess and Made the Queen and King Mad So They Came to Look for Her and Found Her." The title pretty much gives away the plot; but my brother wrote the book, and I created the illustrations. I have not submitted this for publication consideration because I believe J.K. Rowling deserves her moment to shine, and I wouldn't want to steal her thunder.
What's your studio like and how do you keep organised?
I actually wrote a blog post over my studio; you can find that here. I wish I kept organized. I generally get so involved in a project that the studio turns into a pigsty, and when I truly can't stand it anymore, I clean it.
Where do you look for inspiration?
That's easy ... Pinterest.
Whats in your pencil case / camera bag?
Hmm ... I'm looking in the top drawer of my desk. Here's my spouse's eyeglass prescription. An engraver ... a black stamp pad ... hair spray ... chap stick ... a library card ... and many art supplies!
Any tips for someone suffering from creative block?
Get on Pinterest. ;)
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I love to cook, go on walks, and discover new restaurants! It's cliché, but my spouse and I really love to travel. We go to Peru every year for a few weeks; and we discover a different American city every few months.
Of all time, definitely Arrested Development! Its depiction of American culture is hilarious. At the moment, though, I'm loving Game of Thrones.
Oy, I'm horrible with band loyalty. I like whatever is popular on the radio and is good to work out to. In general, I like singers like Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, and LMFAO. I know! I'm not very "deep".
Boulder ... which is convenient, since I live here. :)
That depends on the day ... probably Death at a Funeral or Love Actually. I really like British humor.
Magazine / Book
Probably Real Simple; though I'm waiting until we move into a house (vs. an apartment) to purchase subscriptions to any magazines, so admittedly my magazine repertoire is unimpressive.
I really admire the work of Molly Suber Thorpe ... and I have found a lot of favorite artists who are actually blog readers. Albrecht Clauss is one; Gioia De Antoniis is another. Who am I kidding? I really admire and am inspired by anyone that does art ..
Anything that renders the result I'm looking to create! Sometimes that's watercolor; sometimes it's charcoal ... I like anything I can create with.
Tool or Product You Couldn't Live Without
Definitely my custom-made calligraphy pen holders, created by my friend Rodger at Rodger's Pen Box.