Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Feature- ArtSnarks Artifacts

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.

Mirror Mirror

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, where someone gives a prompt and you have to interpret it.

Where can you artwork/pieces be found?

In my etsy shop . Also at the Tampa Etsy Craft Party August 24th (at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City. For Event Details: or  )

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: 

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 

For fun: gardening, fixing things, baking, reading, hanging with family, travel. Also spending way to much time on Pinterest

What is your favorite piece(s) that you have created?

The mysterious Case of Dr. Varluv
Trust Me (top left portrait in Rogues Gallery )
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.


Stacey Merrill said...

Thanks for the shout out :)

(Ri)Charmed said...

Great interview! Stacey is the best!

UniqueNique said...

Great interview - love the artwork and Stacey you want to play with glass you know where to find me ;~D

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