Describe yourself in 3 sentences.
As long as I am tinkering, I am happy. Art-wise it is all about the process for me. I am mostly ambivalent about a piece when it is done, but it is nice when something finds a home.
How did you name your business?
I was reading Lewis Caroll’s The Hunting of the Snark at the same time I opened the Etsy shop & liked the alliteration.
How long have you been doing your art/craft for?
I’ve been puttering one form or another as far back as I can recall. Started drawing/painting in color about 10 yrs ago.
What inspires and influences your work?
random chance , music, stories, travel, overheard conversation, little vignettes or characters banging around in my head wanting out.
I also love art challenges, like Illustration Friday http://illustrationfriday.com/
, where someone gives a prompt and you have to interpret it.
Where can you artwork/pieces be found?
You can also find my stuff scattered around the Tampa Bay area. I belong to an Art Abandonment group started by Michael De Meng. Members participate in random acts of art-ness, leaving pieces in public spaces with notes that they are free to anyone who wants them.More info here: http://michaeldemeng.typepad.
I’ve also just signed on with Everything Eclectic, a company that hangs art in local businesses.
What do you do when your not creating?
For the day job, I work at R&R Games http://rnrgames.com/
For fun: gardening, fixing things, baking, reading, hanging with family, travel. Also spending way to much time on Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/artsnark/
What is your favorite piece(s) that you have created?
The mysterious Case of Dr. Varluv https://www.etsy.com/
Trust Me (top left portrait in Rogues Gallery )
Why did you create this piece(s)?
The Red Riding Hood pocket shrine – I was thinking about writing a (very) short story about a found item & made the object instead
Mirror, Mirror was for the recent Snow White themed group show, Poisoned Apples, at the FunHouse Gallery in Detroit
Trust Me – Is a drawing of fellow Etsy Steam Team member, Wenchie. I love playing with an interesting face when I find one.
What do you feel is special about your art/craft?
I just like to make stuff. Occasionally something I’ve made speaks to someone else & that’s a plus.
Are there other forms of art and crafts you would like to learn? And why?
I’d love to work with fused glass more and try glass blowing. I’ve played a little with dichroic glass which was a blast. I love the idea of solid things going fluid & then becoming something else.