Friday, July 01, 2011

Featured Artisan: INK! STOMP


Happy Friday once again, please welcome today's featured artisan, Cindy of INK!STOMP.

First off, tell us a little about yourself!

Hello, I'm Cindy, and I create hand pulled lino cut art prints at INK! STOMP from my home in Toronto, Canada. I design, carve, ink, and print all my pieces by hand.

I love creating pieces that have a modern and clean aesthetic, in bright colours and with meaningful words. 


Where do you get your inspiration from?
Other than printmaking, my crafty love is to knit and crochet. I am also a big tea-drinker, Whovian, and reader of all books.  I read many art, craft and design blogs, and from one place or another have accumulated thousands of pictures that I think are lovely (I include the artist name or source as a note). These could be fashion editorials, National Geographic photographs, pieces of jewelry, or any other range of things. I store these on an external hard drive and dive in there when I need a hit of inspiration. Similarly, I write down quotations from books.

How did you start creating your artwork, and how long have you been doing it?

I've been making art of all sorts all my life, but upon starting university last year, I found I had barely any time for creativity. I needed balance, and decided to use this summer to get back in touch with my artistic side.

My grade 8 art teacher Mr. L is an awesome person, always positive, upbeat, and ready to get his hands dirty to make something; I think of him as a great influence on my work and the way I relate to my art.


So when I started considering getting back into creating again, it was the printmaking process he taught us that came to me first. I believe in seizing opportunities, and so decided to dive in head-first; I officially started INK ! STOMP at the beginning of June.

Outside of crafting what else do you enjoy doing?

My "day job" is being a university student; I major in Life Sciences, so I guess studying must be a hobby of mine! I am fascinated by the human body, especially the brain, and by the medical advances which have so much potential to improve life for many. I'm proud to call myself a science nerd.
Is there anything else you would like to share?

I just recently started my Facebook page, which you can find here. I'm also trying to be a better blogger, here.

Etsy:


Thank you so much to Anna for having me! You can use the coupon code ANNAKAY in my Etsy store for free shipping this July :)

Cindy, thank you so much for the lovely interview!


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2 Comments:

so cool!

You have a great blog and I wondering if you want to follow each other

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Lovely, creative blog ~ Stopped by from Sandra's A Weaver's tale ~ craft blog link ~ enjoy the weekend ~

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