Rachel is one of those people that after several months of business work a friendship developed. I cherish our friendship a lot :) Besides that she has an amazing hand with artsy and creative work too!
1. what do you do to get in your creative zone?
and it’s going to sound silly. i surround myself with my favorite inspiration, a polka dot rock found and given to me by my husband, a neat work space (as sick as that sounds), YES things need to be neat and organized, helps me envision calm and peace so that i can create great works. Sickening I know.
2. Do you ever create hidden meanings/messages in your work?
most recently YES. i used previous travel memorabilia and ephemera from road trips as a base layer for my canvas. it helped evoke a sense of gratitude for making an upcoming road trip possible. more of a hidden meaning to myself than the person that will receive it as a gift.
3. If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?
A German-style beer (can I say that), ha. Tough question for me, all I ever think about is cupcakes and beer. Even when being creative. Ha.
4. What is my favorite creation?
There are many but a very recent one tops the charts right now. Tough times call for desperate measures. My mother-in-law is making it possible for a LOT of things, even the road trip that we are about to embark on, hence me using previous travel ephemera in her canvas. I adore this woman, she is my biggest fan. I hope she likes this gift.
5. What is your biggest creative success so far and why?
I’ve been published in books, magazines, online, etc. And I about came out of my skin when I was asked to join the 7 Gypsies creative team but nothing prides me more than my own will to take my creative life back most recently. Thanks to a recent creative workshop, I am going to be okay with time. Getting back to what I know and love is a huge success for me.
thanks Rachel :)