Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cindy Cooksey - Irvine, California

1. How do you describe yourself? I'm an artist, but I like to do crafts, too.

2. What is your creative process? I try to keep a messy journal of notes and sketches. I say messy because it makes me feel less inhibited.

3. What's your style? My style is eclectic and evolving. I often like to incorporate some whimsy or humor in my work.

4. How long have you been a quilt maker/fiber artist? Since 1989, if you count the cheater cloth Hawaiian pillow that was the first thing I quilted.

5. Do you listen to music when you make art? Sometimes. I like a variety of styles: world beat, classical, alternative, and 60's classics like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.

6. What do you do when you are blocked creatively? I take a walk. If I'm really blocked, I just live my life and eventually some idea pops up.

7. Do you teach? I have done a bit of teaching and would like to do more. I'm a little scared to take the next step.

8. Are there artistic endeavors that you have yet to do? I think so.

9. How do you balance your family life and art? It's easier now that my children are grown.

10. What is the best part about what you do? I especially love the aha moment when I come up with a new idea. I love the process, too, and the people that I have met. It's all good.

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