Gaia Bordicchia

Name: Gaia Bordicchia
Website/shop: piccolini.etsy.com
Location: Italy

1. If I wasn’t an artist I would probably be a biologist. I have a
passion for Natural History and I worked as a scientific illustrator
for many many years after I graduated from art school.

2. My worst habit is starting too many projects at the same
time. I often end up with many unfinished things and a lot of
frustration!

3. I am in love with the movies of Hayao Miyazaki! They are always fun, entertaining, inspiring and most of all poetic.

4. Who/what inspires you?
There are so many sources of inspirations these days on the internet. Online illustration communities offer the opportunity to meet so many talented people you wouldn’t know otherwise. As far as illustration, I greatly admire the work of several french artists
such as Frederic Pillot, Samuel Ribeyron and Adolie Day. They are all very different and show different approaches to storytelling, that will appeal to both children and adults.

5. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
My masterpiece is my 3 year old son. I don’t think I’ll ever beat that! 🙂

6. What is your biggest fear?
I’m afraid one day my workroom willblow-up for the excess of supplies and junk I have accumulated over the years!

7. If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
I would be able to control time!! I could go back and forth to the happiest periods of my life and I would have 24 full creative hours
each day!

APAK!

Name: A P A K : Aaron + Ayumi Piland
Website/shop: apakstudio.com
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

1. If I wasn’t an artist I would be a farmer (aaron), zookeeper
(ayumi).

2. My worst habit is thinking(aaron), worrying(ayumi).

3. I am in love with being alive (aaron), our dogs (ayumi).

4. Who/what inspires you?
Nature, each other, and friends.

5. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
Being a fulltime artist, finding the wonderful partner, and learning English (ayumi).

6. What is your biggest fear?
Being tortured(ayumi), corporations (aaron)

7. If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
Flying (aaron+ayumi).

Racheal Anilyse

Name: Racheal Anilyse
Website/shop: www.rachealanilyse.com
Location: Connecticut, USA

1. If I wasn’t an artist I would be an art history teacher.

2. My worst habit is self doubt.

3. I am in love with Jason Mraz, typography, self publishing,
and chenelle bathrobes.

4. Who/what inspires you?
The scenery around me, the characters of my life, reading autobiographies of artists, listening to music with headphones on, then coffee puts it all into action.

5. What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
I don’t have one big one but many small ones that are still growing, like learning HTML, taking care of business, and balancing self employment with relaxation.

6. What is your biggest fear?
Not being able to meet supply and demand; even though noone is demanding again; self doubt is a bad habit.

7. If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
I’d be The Multi-tasker!