Q: For people that may not know you, please tell us a little about yourself and your influences as an artist.
A: I majored in fine arts while in undergrad at Columbus College of Art & Design, and honed in and focused on printmaking, with an emphasis on relief carving, during my MFA at UNC in North Carolina. For the past 10 years I've tinkered more and more with digital arts, with my background in fine arts always taking a front row seat. A storyteller by nature, I'm drawn to the colorful, zany, and absurd.
Q: What medium do you typically work in?
A: Linoleum block/ carving knives/ paper/ chine-collé in my printmaking, Adobe Illustrator in my digital work. I've enjoyed drawing digitally because I can quickly save my work and dart off to chase around my three young boys. But at the end of the day, nothing will ever beat colored markers and a good ole sketchbook.
Q: What is your favorite way to prepare coffee?
A: Aeropress! After we had our third child, my husband and I realized that we no longer had time for a lengthly morning coffee routine. Voila! Aeropress to the rescue. It makes a stellar cup of coffee insanely quickly, and the clean up literally takes seconds. Couldn't recommend one enough.
Q: Do you have a favorite Repetition Coffee past or present?
A: That's a tough call. You can never go wrong with a natural Ethiopian, but I also love the Celso & Gertrudes and have had the Dulce Marien Contreras from Honduras on heavy rotation.
(Repetition label created by Gretchen Mukmin)