Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Interview: Crowded Teeth

What is your greatest achievement?
On my 25th birthday I started a project where I did an illustration a day for a year. I blogged every day, and in the end I made a limited edition handmade book.  I feel like that jumpstarted my career and it made me a much better artist.  Even though some of the drawings aren't great - I'm so glad I stuck with it!

How would you describe your work/style to someone who hadn't seen it?
Sweet, with Japanese and Scandanavian influences, bold colors, and a friendly message.

What piece of advice would you give your 15 year old self?
Sleep now because you may never again!! Haha!I'm not sure really! I think that 15 year old me would be really stoked with what 30 year old me has accomplished. But 30 year old me has so much more to do - it's never enough

When are you happiest?
Saturday mornings. Hanging out with my husband and cats,  sleeping on and off until the early afternoon. A lot of times I work around the clock, and those mornings are the only time that no one can contact me in my bubble.

What is the worst job you have had?
Photo retouching for teen models.  It was the worst!
Other than that I've been pretty lucky!

Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Tori Spelling - mainly because I'm hoping that this movie is a Lifetime Movie.

What is your karaoke song?
If I ever got the nerve to sing karaoke I would sing Careless Whisper. I'm pretty good at "singing" that one in the car, but only when I'm alone.

What do you dislike most about popular culture?
That stupid people are super famous and wealthy for no apparent reason. But I am also guilty of watching those shows so I can't hate too much.

What is the greatest invention of all time? 
I know this is silly, but I'm going to go with contact lenses (I have ones now that I can sleep in!).  I am so blind and without them I would have probably stepped my glasses, been eaten by a mountain lion, and fallen off a cliff.

if you didn't do what you do. What would you do?
Sometimes I dream about being a chef! Whenever I am having bad days I tell my husband I am giving up design and going to culinary school. When I was younger I loved to cook and bake.  I rarely do anymore but when I do I enjoy it. I also love food - so I feel like those things go hand in hand

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