Greetings AMAZING Crafters! Today we have a fun questionnaire that we posed to our Featured Artist Lara Hjorthoy! Have fun getting to know her a little better and enjoy the eye candy, too! :) Sb
"When I was little, I wanted to be an artist, nothing specific, just an artist. When I was a teen, I spent most of my high school years, attempting to be an actress. For a while as an adult, I wanted to be a singer, and spent a number of years fronting my husbands and I's act, Good Natured Threat, but realized, I'm not so fond of performing! I prefer the behind the scene type of thing, so I went to school to be a Makeup Artist. After school, I did a few jobs, won a few contests, has some fun, but my heart and soul have always been in painting and drawing. Thankfully school helped me explore a new love, Sculpting! And... I've been doing that since!"
however, I'll always go for a Coke!"
"Sooooo many things and soooooo many people! I'm lucky to work in a part time job, surrounded by some of the most amazingly, inspiring artists, their daily creativity and the people I meet, push me to work harder and better! However, first and foremost, my husband! He's been a musician for forever, and his tenacity and drive to get his art out there, drove me to do the same. He'll always be my number one inspiration! "
Halema‘uma‘u in the Evening; NPS Photo by Edward Shiinoki.
Photo from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park site for Jagger Museum Overlook.
"I want to see a volcano erupt. Hopefully far enough away to not get hurt, but definitely close enough to be nervous! LOL!"
"LOL... when my classmates and I were in school, we wanted to make T-shirts that said, 'I'm a makeup artist, not a magician'. But honestly, that's mean, so, maybe... 'You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it... with a club!'"
"Well... and I think I WILL try and do this – I want to make prosthetic wounds...
you know, cuts and bullet holes etc... nasty, but awesome stuff."
"I'm a pretty chill kind of gal, and that's what I listen to. Electronic bands, Trip Hop... Portishead, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation... stuff like that!"