Monday, April 11, 2011

Loris Bogue - Simi Valley, CA

1. What do you call yourself - art wise? An artist 2. How do you jump start your creativity when you are in a slump? Usually I look at artwork in books: paintings, drawings, photographs and art quilts. 3. If money wasn't an issue, what would you do with your art? I would take lessons from the best artists I could, studying photography, drawing and painting. Then I would build a nice studio where I could display all my art and where I could hang out when I wasn't traveling around the world visiting art museums. 4. Do you keep a sketchbook, journal, etc.? There's "a" scrapbook for each topic I'm interested in, photography, drawing, cartooning, graphic art, typography, all taken from magazines and newspapers. Then I have my own sketchbooks: one for drawing faces of famous people, sketches for the art classes I take, watercolors I've painted, and a little book where I write down funny things I've heard, among others. 5. Where can people see your other work this year? shows, books, magazines, etc. On my website and blog. I don't have much new textile art this year, because I'm studying illustration and web design, which takes up a lot of my creative time right now. 6. Do you teach? where? Yes, this year I've taught classes on how to photograph your quilt (translated = Photoshop Elements 9) and a freeform piecing class. I teach at Quilters' Studio in Newbury Park, California. 7. Is there a particular artist who had influenced you in your art life? and why? There's no one artist. I like contemporary art because I look at it and think, "I could do that!" Or "that would translate into fabric really well!" 8. Where or what show do you hope your work will be in someday? I'd love to be in Visions one day. I understand that you have to enter to be accepted, though. So I need to do that. 9. Describe your studio workspace. I have my own studio as well as my own office, so I'm fortunate to have two bedrooms of the house for myself. I've also taken over the garage walls and loaded the shelves with dye supplies and art supplies. 10. What 3 tools could you not live without? My sewing machine, my digital camera, and my computer(s). 11. What drives you to make the work that you do? Having learned to really "see" and pay attention to my surroundings inspires me to want to use the colors and the textures I see to create something of my own or to try and reproduce what I see. 12. How do you balance your life? I'm still trying to get everything done without having a daily structure the way I did when I was raising a family and then working a 9 to 5 job.
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