Name: Carla Sonheim
Location: Seattle, WA
How about a brief introduction?
Gosh, this is always so hard! Perhaps a haiku is in order:
Guess I’m an artist
since I spend my time drawing,
painting and fretting.
Who/what inspires you?
Children’s art!!! I also love Outsider Art, contemporary illustration, and the work of Picasso, Klee, and Modigliani.
What message would you like to send out about your work?
I draw animals and people. My characters are mostly happy with their lives, but with brief moments of confusion, perplexity, or grumpiness… hey!!!
I am happiest when I’ve been able to record those brief “clouds of emotion” crossing all of our faces on any given day.
What is your biggest accomplishment to date?
I wrote a book! (It’s due out July 1st: “Drawing Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun”)
Share a secret with us!
I’m not good at keeping secrets. The only secret I have right now I can’t tell because I’m bound to secrecy!