First up, the one who started this whole thing: Crissy Sharp!
(PS when you don't include a photo, I rip one from Facebook, mwahahah)
Questions:How long have you been creating your art? Several years
What are you favorite colors to work with? black, white and green
How do you find inspiration? the health of my family and good stewardship of the earth inspire me to attempt to live more naturally
What time of day do your creative juices get going? Since I live a busy life, I get creative when the opportunity presents itself.
Do you listen to anything why you create, or do you prefer peace and quiet? What is peace and quiet? I've heard of it but that was a long time ago. haha
Is there a special meaning behind your work? upcycling is a good way to learn more about God's creation
Do you create with an end product in mind, or do you just see where creativity leads? Create with a product in mind.
Has your work been featured anywhere? Just in my own house
Crissy's RULES FOR CREATING:
1. To get your creative juices flowing try__visiting a garbage dump and realize the huge difference a little upcycling can do!2. Make sure you take regular breaks to ___read a great book_.
3. You will know you have succeeded when your creation invokes a sense of_accomplishment___.
Next up, we have returning artist Emma Knapp
How do you find inspiration? I go about the day and if someone says something, or I see something that sparks an urge for me to create, I write down what it is that sparked this feeling and I incorporate it into my art somehow. The best ideas are the ones that you don't go looking for, they'll find you.Do you create with an end product in mind, or do you just see where creativity leads? I always have an idea of what my art will look like in the end, but sometimes I get to that end product in different ways than I had planned originally.
Has your work been featured anywhere? I have had art booths at art walk 2013, ross bridge 2012 & 2013, Mentone colorfest 2012, Hunstville Annual Craftshow 2013, and I'll have a booth at pepper place December 7th. Some of my cast iron sculptures have been displayed at the Vulcan Museum and the Birmingham Museum of Art 2012 & 2013.
I'm currently an art major at Birmingham Southern and an intern at Sloss Furnaces. Art is my main source of income and my side job is helping out with iron pours at Sloss Furnace. At Byhand Boutique I will be selling my flower headbands ($5) and my watch/gear necklaces ($20-30). The watch necklaces are really different, I take apart old watches and remove everything on the inside. Then, I arrange gears on the inside in a cool design and fill it with an epoxy.
We are also welcoming back Sarah Goodner! She will have ruffle scarves and coordinating hair bows along with necklaces made from Scrabble pieces and Dominos.
How long have you been creating your art?
Since I was in 6th grade
What are you favorite colors to work with?
It depends on my mood, but blues and green are my favorites.
How do you find inspiration?
God. He shows me things in so many ways!
What time of day do your creative juices get going?
I get my best ideas at night.
Do you listen to anything why you create, or do you prefer peace and quiet?
No. I do like background noise, but nothing in particular.
Is there a special meaning behind your work?
When I crochet, it is special to me because it reminds me of my grandmother.
Do you create with an end product in mind, or do you just see where creativity leads?
Usually I have an end product in mind, but sometimes I just play and see where it leads me.
Has your work been featured anywhere
And finally, we are pleased to have Jo Anne Roddam. Jo Anne will have vintage jewelry that has been repaired and re-purposed.
How long have you been creating your work.? I've loved painting and crafts as long as I can l remember. I began painting when my children were little, so 40 years.
Frequently, I will create in the den so I can watch old movies on television. But I confine really messy projects to my studio.In my early years I showed at hospitals and art shows. In the 80s I made necklaces for a woman who had a business selling to companies like Parisians.
Each morning as soon as I wake up the first thing you should do is to read the Bible. It is a hard discipline to make daily Bible reading a habit but will benefit you in everything you do, not just creative endeavors. And to grow all of us need to feed on God's word.
I credit the Holy Spirit with any ideas I have, which sometime comes while I am waiting to fall asleep. I keep a paper and pen nearby so I won't forget. I thank God for any abilities and successes I have. After all our heavenly father created it all and He is sovereign over all areas of our lives.