Sarah Ray

Name: Sarah Ray
Website/shop: www.sarahray.co.uk ; singingchicken.etsy.com
Location: UK

1. If I wasn’t an artist I would be looking after orangutang!!

2. My worst habit is sleeping!

3. I am in love with my boyfriend (I know – predictable, but true..!)

4. Who/what inspires you?
A lot of people/things..it’s hard to answer! But mainly people in the street/snippits of conversation/ animals/ family and other artists of course.

5. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Doing illustrations for the Artgroup and orange and having my own exhibitions I would say..but I’d like to have lots more accomplishments in the future!

6. What is your biggest fear?
Talking infront of lots of people (that I don’t know). I hate it!

7. If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
To fly!

Victoria Usova

Name: Victoria Usova
Website/shop: vusova.etsy.com ; vusova.blogspot.com
Location: New York City

1. If I wasn’t an artist I would be a veterinarian.

2. My worst habit is forgetting to close the caps on various bottles.

3. I am in love with life and my husband in particular.

4. Who/what inspires you?
Chagall, Miazaki, Russian folk art and tales, Celtic music.

5. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
I am able to support myself with my Artwork.

6. What is your biggest fear?
To lose my inner guide.

7. If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
Definitly flying.

Milady Productions

Name: Stephanie Morgan Rogers
Website/shop: miladyproductions.com ; miladyproductions.etsy.com
Location: Ridgeway Colorado

1. What / who inspires you?
I have always been inspired by the life and art of Carl Larsson,
a Swedish painter of the late 1800’s. He rennovated a mill he
inherited, had a ton of kids, was an outspoken socialist, hosted
gatherings for artsy thinkers, his wife did all the sewing and
decorating and he painted his life’s surroundings. Its beautiful
stuff full of traditions and celebration of family, working and crafting.
My Grandmother and Father share this love for his work and
we all have many of his books. As far as everything else that inspires me…well, that’s a tall order! OH, that reminds me of the Tall Book of Make Believe full of Garth Williams illustrations…love that kind of stuff.

2. Tell us which quote (and from whom) inspires you the most.
“Have nothing in your home that is not useful nor beautiful”(or something like that! ) ~William Morris

3. What propels you to create art?
Its just what I’m supposed to do, that all. When I’m really onto something I feel like I’m on the hunt for a magical place full of beauty and all things pure of heart like I’ve stepped right into an old mysterious illustration.

4. What is your favorite tool?
A teeny tiny brush dipped in india ink.