Ok, so this is slightly weird because it’s the equivalent of interviewing myself, but so many people have answered the call, it seems rude not to put in the same amount of effort. Hopefully I can make it vaguely interesting …
1. What’s your favourite artistic tool or piece of equipment (past, present or dream)?
This goes firmly in the dream category. My Uncle gave this to me recently and I’d love to have a play around with it to see what I can come up with.
2. Which work are you most proud of and why?
A 5ft x 5ft canvas I painted back in school. I got to throw ink around and smear and blend paint with my hands and I worked on it for ages. It was the first time I experienced losing hours at a time while absorbed in being creative and I loved that feeling.
3. Which artwork by a fellow RB artist do you secretly wish you’d created and why?
This is a tough one but flicking through my favourites, I’m pretty much in awe of these. They just have that extra emotion or passion which is something that’s tricky to nail.
4. If you could learn any new creative skill or technique, what would it be?
Letterpress printing or how to sew properly. Cushion covers and trouser hems are about my limit.
5. If you could collaborate with any artist on RedBubble, who would it be?
People like Elsh or Tane would be interesting. Someone with a really mad creative brain who would surprise you with the results.
6. Finish this sentence: When I’m not being creative …
… I’m putting in crazy amounts of hours working for the RedBubble Community.
Bonus Question: Show us a photo of something that’s important to your creativity. It could be your workspace or studio, an image above your desk, an old sketchbook, the tool you mentioned in question one or anything else that tells us a little about you as an artist.
Lloyd Harvey kindly pointed out that this isn’t actually a question at all. But here goes. I’ve just moved house last week and my new space looks like a bomb has hit it but it’s getting there. I think I need a nice big table for the middle of the room. Hopefully I’ll be spending many hours here creating new things and getting my hands dirty again.
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