Artist Series -- a la mode

Have you seen a seat belt bag? If not, look below, then after you read this interview, go visit ... a la mode ! Linda also makes cool jewelry and switch plates! This is one of my favorite sellers and bloggers and you should make her blog a regular read as well. Linda is such a fun person and I enjoy talking to her on twitter and sharing information.

When did you become interested in art and did you choose art, or did it choose you?
Art definitely chose me. I've been designing and creating since I was a very little girl. It's in my blood.

How has the popularity of the Internet affected your work?
It has allowed me to sell my wares all over the world. My business has grown tremendously mostly from internet exposure. My network of friends and colleagues have also grown exponentially.

Shop ... a la modeHave you discovered any new technique to creating your work that you can share? How do you overcome artist block?
I don't know that I have any new techniques. I'm big on winging it. I've never followed patterns and often ignore rules. It doesn't work all the time but has empowered me enough to try just about anything once. Deconstruction is a great way to learn how to make something. The best way for me to get over artist block is to step away from the project. It may take me a day or a month, but I almost always come back to the project refreshed and able to move forward.
If I walked into your studio this moment what would you show me first? What would you want to hide?
Wow, I just cleaned my studio. Typically, I wouldn't let you come into it at all. I'd likely show you what I'm currently working on.

Describe something that comes up in your work because of a life experience?
Humor. I like to use it in some of my jewelry and my switch plates. No matter what, we should always laugh and not take life too seriously.

Here’s $250 dollars, spend as much or as little as you like on Etsy.

Can I have $800.00 because I really want this

Matte White Bottle Collection from Sara Paloma

Okay, these are just a few of the many items from my favorites that I’d buy with your $250.00 (BTW, I owe you $2.00)

Mary Janes by The Generations

Butterfly top by Tinge Design

Corsette belt by Duende

Painting by Leah Giberson
Pillow by Nesta Home

Describe what you do or who you are in a haiku
I design and make

Modern is my aesthetic

turning old to new

Is there anything else that you would like to share?

Just that I’m a true admirer of your work and am happy the internet introduced us.

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alamodestuff said...

Love how this came together, Rose. Thank you very much. It was a fun interview to do!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic interview! Linda even wrote haiku. How awesome is that?

mary ann rosenlof photography said...

Great interview! Linda's work is FABULOUS and fun! You know that I love all your "stuff" Linda! xox

MAB Jewelry said...

What a lovely feature on an inspired artist.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Great artist spotlight! I love Linda and her work is fabulous...she is so creative!

An artist to love!

Glad to have found your blog in the process! xoxo

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Super fun to find out more about one of my fave artists as well :)

Anonymous said...

Great interview!

I love how she stated that art chose her...that she has been doing it since she was little. I really like that :)

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