Every week I look forward to the weekend and a new episode of Art for Ears, the Jealous Curator’s podcast. Danielle Krysa has an amazing blog called The Jealous Curator (subtitled: Damn. I wish I thought of that), where she shares the artwork of artists that she is jealous of. How many other artists out there can relate? (Raising my hand) If you haven’t checked out the blog or her podcast, I highly recommend it. The idea behind the podcast is that Danielle interviews a different artist each week, so that the listeners get a little look into the lives of all kinds of artists. Each episode has a speed round section where she asks the artist quick questions that they should answer without thinking too long or too deeply about them. Each week I try to imagine how I would answer these same questions if I were being interviewed by Danielle, so I had the idea to start this series where I will share my own answers to each week’s speed round on this here blog.
1. If I gave you a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
The place that comes to mind immediately is Juneau, Alaska. I was fortunate enough to spend a week there during spring break my senior year of high school, and I always said I wanted to return with the possibility of living there for at least 2 years. I haven’t been back since but want to so badly.
2. Favorite movie from your teen years?
Say Anything, and as a bonus I’ll say that my all of my favorite movies from my teen years were shmoopy romances, so I’ll just share that my top 5 were probably Say Anything, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Singles and (Debra Mentioned this one as her favorite as well) Reality Bites.
3. Ice Cream or Pizza
Pizza. Don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream, but I’m more of a fruity or non-creamy dessert type person. It would have been a lot harder choice between pizza or Slurpee/Slushee/Hawaiian Ice.
Probably a Chicago style deep dish, gourmet veggie (which definitely means it needs to have artichokes) and plenty of CHEESE
And just a quick note: As soon as I heard about and then saw Debra’s work, I instantly wanted to see a collaboration of some sorts between her and artist Cassie Marie Edwards, who was also featured on the Jealous Curator. Cassie paints realistic portraits of figurines, while Debra is a ceramicist and restorer, that takes apart figurines and re-imagines them into new creatures. Maybe they could do a group show where Cassie paints the original figurines and then Debra re-imagines them. That would be so cool!