If you are a devoted etsian, then you are sure to already know my next featured artist: Vicki Diane of VikiDianeDesigns. She is legendary around there -- for her fabulous wearable art jewelry, for her infamous "Artists of Etsy Exposed" treasury series, and just for being one of the most genuinely nice people around. I'm so delighted that she agreed to do an interview for my blog. So without further ado...
......................... the interview .........................
A random fun fact about yourself:
... ADDICTION TO AVOCADO PEARS
The first 3 random words that pop into your mind:
SEX, CHAMPAGNE, SUNSHINE
How would you describe your work?
FUNIQUE, PROVOCATIVE, VIBRANT
How long have you been at it?
24 YEARS AND 2 weeks !!!
So for you, is it an innate talent or practice makes perfect?
FROM VERY ARTISTIC BACKGROUND
From where/how do you find inspiration?
MY MEDITERRANEAN SURROUNDINGS...THE SEA, MOUNTAINS, MUSIC AND CHAMPAGNE.
What was your most memorable creative experience?
I STILL PAINT AND DID A PORTRAIT OF TONY CURTIS ON MARBLE. HE RANG ME THEN SENT ME A SIGNED STILL LIFE DRAWING AND IT SAID *TO VICKI *. I LOVE AND CHERISH IT.
What do you do when your inspiration and creativity is tapped?
HAVE ANOTHER DRINK
Any memorable low points that you've learned from?
NEVER GIVE UP !!
What is your formula for success?
PROMOTE LIKE THE CLAPPERS !!
Was there a moment when you realized that you'd achieved success?
STILL WAITING FOR THE BIG TIME !!
Any advice for those having a bad case of artist woes?
SPEND AN HOUR ON A HOT SUNNY WINDY BEACH WITH A CAMERA ( AND A DOG IF YOU HAVE ONE ).
When not hard at work on your designs, what would we most likely find you doing?
PLAYING TENNIS OR DANCING BAREFOOT IN THE SAND
In a parallel universe where you are not a fabulous jewelry designer, what would you be?
I WAS A PROFESSIONAL BLUES SINGER AND PIANIST FOR BEFORE MEETING MY HUSBAND. I'D GO BACK TO THAT.
What are some of your favorite etsy shops?
BLUE MOOSE, IMAGINESTUDIO, GLASSGYPSY, SLAVKO
What's at the top of your etsy wish list?
TO BE A FEATURED SELLER AND REACH 500 ARTISTS OF ETSY EXPOSED TREASURY'S. ( AM ON PART 24 now )
Any suggestions for my next featured artist?
I THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND BROWNBUNNYIRIS FROM BERLIN, WHO HAS THE MOST ORIGINAL FUN HAT DESIGNS AND AS YET HAD NOT ONE SALE.
......................... end interview .........................
Thank you for sparing some time, Vicki!