Artist Interview: Tracey Long | Pikaland
Shameless Pikaland & Long interview promoting, because I love Long’s style and what Pikaland does for all those women creating across the roles of artist, illustrator and entrepranuer.
Pikaland: What advice would you like to give people who are interested in being an artist full-time?
Long: Do it! and ignore that little voice that lives just above your left ear when it tells you you are not good enough…..!
new art every day: another cover idea
Random pic from Elisha Lims blog, creator of the 100 Butches book, to link to this interview about the project on Art Threat:
AT: Where does your fascination with butch identity come from?
EL: Ever since my first crush punched me. There was some definitely some early butch-lust there. This is a question that I hope the comic helps me answer. Maybe if I can line up 100 personal stories, at the end of the day I’ll figure out why I let her punch me.
paper n stitch – Sweet Bestiary Interview - A daily dose of handmade, design, and style inspiration
Paper and Stitch interview with Flor of Sweet Bestiary, who makes these tiny puppets that I’m totally infatuated with.
-How long have you been pursuing work as an artist?
To be honest, it would be easier to answer how long I have not been pursuing that: 20 years (I’m 32 now). I gave up being an artist when I was 12. It was for two reasons: I saw a lot of people more talented than I was -and- I knew my intellectual skills were better than my artistic ones. Both arguments are true even today. But: instead of comparing myself with those enormously virtuous artists, I admire, learn and am inspired by them. And I feel happier making puppets than teaching Semiotics at University.
Bad Reputation:Interview with Penny Arcade
You’ve been performing Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! since the 90s. Can you say something about how the show has changed in terms of content over the years?
My last shows of B!D!F!W! occured in Australia in 1995. In 2007 I was asked to reprise the show for OUTFEST , the LA film festival. I improvised around the ideas that no one wants to be gay or lesbian now; they all want to be Queer, but while queer has become a brand, to be queer means that one has experienced a period of isolation, rejection and ostracization so profound that they could never exclude anyone based on the petty reasons of gender, sexual preference, ethnicity or color of the skin.
Bad Reputation: Interview with Penny Arcade - by Katrina Fox at The Scavenger
I first heard Arcade’s definition of queer via another artist and I think of it every time someone’s debated what ‘queer’ means ever since. Interesting interview, talks about how sex cultures haven’t changed since B!D!F!W! started too.
"I’ve been doing lots of research for Naked Landscapes on the net, its good for secret histories and fictions. I choose my people with trust they’ll turn out a good idea for the portrait and we spring ideas of each other that might come from their life or mine. People I know are easily my greatest source of inspiration."
#Arlene Texta Queen
Arlene Texta Queen interviewed at The Design Files
Click through, good interview plus samples of her work.