Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I love, love, love talking with other artists- especially those that are interested in pinups and the rockabilly culture. I have found some amazing artists that just floor me with their abilities.
So, as an ongoing series for this blog, I will be posting TRD Artist Spotlights as I find these wonderfully talented people the world must know about.
Starting with AlteredHead on Etsy.
TRD: What is your background? Where are you from? What is your passion and what influenced you to start creating?
AH: I am from Maryland originally but re located to Phoenix, Arizona. My passion is to create something new each day. I come from a family background of artists that have inspired me from within. I have realized over the years that my creativity and uniqueness was in my genes all along and that all I had to do was "just add water".
AH: I am inspired by several different mediums . I have a certain fondness for female anatomy and beauty. Most of my assemblage, collage, ACEO and artists trading cards feature Victorian nudes and retro pin up girls. I love to incorporate various found items, color and various metal bits to add a 3D effect.
TRD: Who/what motivated you to sell your art online?
AH: Motivation to sell online came from a dear friend who has a shop here on Etsy. She has truly motivated me and supported my networking efforts .
TRD: What is your goal with your craft/store?
AH: My goal is to share my creativity with others. All of my proceeds (which have mostly been from private sales), go toward supplies. I do this for fun and although sales are paramount to some, it is not the end all be all for me.
TRD: Any words of advice for fellow artists and artisans?
AH: CREATE AND JUST BE
I love AlteredHeads awesome work and think it would look lovely on my very bare walls! It may just be there one day.
Gone With The Wind was one of the first movies I watched over and over- mainly to see all the amazing dresses and fashions I always imagined myself in. I never thought it could be a reality.
I am in serious WANT over these dresses:
MM also makes super cute skirts, jackets and accessories:
What a source of inspiration! I will own dresses etc. like these one day.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
ALOT! It has been about a month or so since my last delicious post. That is too long, I apologize as it will not happen again (if I can help it!)
I have been spending a good portion of free time organizing my thoughts and ideas for The Retro Diva. I have a schedule now for this lovely blog and I plan on bringing to you my research of the world of pin up and all things retro and wonderful!
There are many new items for sale at the TRD Etsy Store:
Even more fresh ideas coming soon and of course I let y’all know when they are listed!
The TRD blog has had a little makeover itself. I gave her a new background and created the blog button to the left:
So If you are a Retro Diva- let the world know. Copy the code and paste the button to your favorite social network.
Stay tuned for more retro goodness.