I have long admired the artwork of the talented Rosie Music. Her drawings are so sweet & charming. I am sure many of you have visited her lovely etsy shop or flickr in the past. Well, Rosie was generous enough to answer a few questions for me so that we could all get to know the girl behind the delightful little drawings a bit better. I hope you enjoy!
Where do you currently live? Where have you lived in the past? Has this had an effect on your art?
I currently live in Mexico City. In the past, I've lived in cities all around Mexico, the US and France. I lived in Rockville, MD and in Paris for a couple of years due to my dad's work. I believe this gives me a super rich, cultural mixture when I start creating my art.
What inspires you?
Music, love, and loneliness.
What do you do when you are feeling uninspired?
I try to not push things! See, creativity is something we must work out everyday! When you feel simply uninspired, go see a movie, take a long drive with your favorite CD on. I'm sure these things willy help subconsciously and you will start making connections. :)
What sort of mood do you wish to portray in your artwork?
Happiness, fragility and a little bit of sadness...like a bittersweet candy.
What materials do you use to create your pieces? Any reason why you choose this particular medium?
I love watercolors and digital retouching. It helps me finish my ideas for a piece.
Did you attend any sort of formal art school training or are you self-taught?
I attended Art school, but mostly I consider myself self taught.
What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time (besides painting)?
Attending concerts (my bf is in a band). I love going to the movies as well, reading about contemporary art, etc. etc. etc.
What artist(s) do you admire right now?
I know he has nothing to do with Illustration for children but Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol remain a couple of my favorite artists.
Where do you hope to see yourself going as an artist in the future?
I hope I can still be doing my illustrations when Im really old. hehe.
What advice would you give to new artists that are trying to establish themselves?
Mhhh...to take things seriously, but never forget about the playful. Take risks and never forget why you started making art in the first place.
Thanks again, Rosie!