I was so nervous about the idea of being interviewed for tv. I have a penchant for putting my foot in my mouth so I am always cautious when a camera comes ’round. But I sucked it up because Drew seemed really cool and I knew he was interviewing another local artist I really like named Adam DeVarney. But the second I met Drew I was instantly at ease. He was so easy going, asked questions that helped to get me thinking and get the blabber ball rolling. I think that artists must make the worst interviewees. We aren’t good orators, that’s why we express ourselves in shapes and colors. But I do try to keep that in mind and at least make an effort to put my thoughts together before any interview. First task – make sure I don’t engage in any dollmaking at least an hour beforehand. Anyone who has walked in to my studio while I have been working will find I can’t piece together two sentences.
Although, something that I envy about educated artists is how well they can talk about art, the process of creating art, and the final result from their efforts and their vision. It doesn’t come naturally, and that must be why they drill it into you in art school.
I will let everyone know when my segment will be premiering on Fuel TV and will post it here when I have it to share.