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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"From the Pros"- An Interview in Apprentice.

Hello friends and readers, ... I'm so doing the happy dance and pinching myself in disbelief! :)) For this, I owe a HUGE thank you to Editor Jana Holstein, that a few months ago asked me to be interviewed for the 'From the Pros' section of Somerset Apprentice. Jana and I had already worked together and I can tell you she's a sweet, kind and sunny lady... could I say anything but 'Sure!'?? I'm among a bunch of well-known and talented artists, so you bet I'm flattered and honored!

At the time when I had to write my interview, I was in the middle of an inner struggle and a period of moodiness after my operation, so I didn't give my best, I'm afraid. Reading it after some months, though, I'm happy with it, even if I feel the 'favorite medium' part is not complete. Apart from being a 'vintage' lover, I also have a passion for recycled and 'green' elements to use in my creations (string, kraft paper, jute, burlap, corrugated cardboard, etc.), tartans and wool of any kind.
It was very difficult to answer the questions because as you know, I'm a very versatile artist and it was hard to choose what to share... I'm a watercolor artist, a mixed- media artist, a photographer and I craft in- between. Moreover, I'm known on the Stampington publications mainly for my crafts and photographs, as I've not gone public with my art yet. In the end, I decided to let all the messy thoughts I had in that moment in my head, and just enjoy this opportunity. Here you can see the result of my efforts in print. I must say I'd choose different pictures to describe my work now... but surely in THAT moment I did my very best and I am proud I did accept the challenge and say 'yes' instead of an easier 'sorry I can't'.

Hope you'll celebrate with me, today!
Monica x.