Often I find myself reading blogs with more of a personal touch, then chickening out when it comes to my own. But then I run out of things to blog about, so when I saw the interview on Rachel's blog I jumped on board. By the way, Rachel takes amazing photos so you should also check out her Flickr site.
1. What is the significance of your blog title "colouring outside the lines"? Aside from the fact that you draw why "outside the lines"?
The name is an arty spin on the whole notion of "thinking outside the box." Creativity is all about taking risks and looking at things differently from the conventional way and I wanted the name of my blog to reflect that. I also wanted it to reflect the child-like aspect of art-making so it was perfect.
2. When you draw, do you do anything special to get yourself in the "zone" like listen to a certain type of music, certain mindset, etc?
It's usually a case of carpe diem when I get an idea, but often I just sit down with my sketchbook when I'm in front of the TV (hockey game starting soon so I'd better get the pencils ready...) or waiting in the car to pick up a kid or whatever -- with no idea what I want to do -- just that I want to draw! I do have a place I like to draw, in the corner of a sofa in my living room. Painting is a whole 'nother story.
3. If you didn't have to worry about finances, what is the one thing you have always wanted to do?
Be a nomad. I have a very restless nature and travelled/lived various places pre-kids, and I miss it! I can imagine packing up my family, the necessities and my art supplies and living wherever the wind takes us indefinitely, money no object.
4. If you found $1,000 on the street would you keep it or turn it in?
Turn it in -- not because I'm holy and altruistic; I'm simply heavily influenced by guilt! :)
5. What do you think a stranger would say about you if you had one day to spend with them, chatting, eating, etc.?
"What a nutter ~ change the locks!"
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