Speed Round – Episode 22

I forgot to actually publish this yesterday. So, here goes:

Before I begin let me say, how is it Thursday already? I started Monday with a list of 3 things to do THAT DAY and have only completed 1.5 things so far this week (update for Friday: all things are done!), and that’s not for a lack of trying. It has just been a busy week. I didn’t even get to start listening to this week’s episode until Tuesday night and finished it yesterday. I’ve been following Kate online probably for about 10 years, mostly through flickr, starting with when she got heavy coverage for her Obsessive Consumption project. I’ve been really trying to crack down on a budget lately so listening to why she started the project hit close to home. Also, I often document and think of my artwork AND my whole studio being very much piles or stacks of paper, so the whole piles of crap thing was great. She has done a number of wonderful talks that you might also want to listen to, Creative Mornings and  TedX

Art for Your Ears

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.

This week’s episode was with artist Kate Bingaman-Burt. You can find the episode of Art For Your Ears here.

1. Your favorite piece of clothing from when you were a kid. This was a repeat question from a couple interviews ago, where I talked about my obsession with my red hooded sweatshirt, so I thought I’d go back further. There was this piece, possibly handmade by my mother for my sister before me. It was a two piece dress with matching bottom bloomer type shorts, I think red and blue, raggedy Ann and Andy? It was the kind of very A line/baby doll type dress with the shoulders that allow kids to grow into them. I remember finally being school age and still wearing it but as a shirt, but remembering how it had been a dress and wishing I could still get away with wearing it as a dress. Think Shirley Temple, super short dress, lol.

3. Do you have a picture of that?

Pictures of little Robyn
I couldn’t find a picture of it, though I’m sure one exists somewhere. In the meantime, I did find these pictures of me wearing ridiculously short dresses from that same era. I’m the one in the yellow dress, giving the peace (or probably more accurately, the quiet) symbol.

3. Favorite place to shop?
Any place that sells art/craft supplies, although I am down for a trip to Target at just about any time. I would be in serious trouble if art supply stores and target were open 24/7.

4. Have you ever seen or been a naked cyclist in Portland?
Ummm, no, (see Never Nude comment from previous post) and not even limited to Portland. Although I do believe I have seen photographs of a naked bike ride that my friend witnessed as it drove by him in Chicago. I am like Kate, very inhibited in relation to garb.

Read previous Speed Round posts here


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at flickr.com/photos/robayre and on my own personal website http://www.robayre.com. I also have an online shop http://www.robayre.etsy.com where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (artomat.org).

One thought on “Speed Round – Episode 22

  1. 1. YOU WERE THE CUTEST LITTLE KID. I know I’ve said that a million times. Also, I’m seeing some Gemma in those pics.

    2. Why was there a question about naked cycling? Anyway, at my college there was a yearly tradition of “senior streak” and people would set up lawnchairs to watch everyone run by. I sat in my friend’s apartment and watched Shrek. I’m totally up for wearing a suit to the pool, but I am definitely also a Never Nude.

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