December 15, 2017 / Lifestyle
From the moment Abbey and I started collaborating on this project we were on location less than 24 hours creating portraits that would make both of us proud. From the concept for the shoot to the time, the location and execution it was all done and over in less 24 hours. Meet Abbey she’s the adventurous, kind-hearted and creative women everyone should have a drink of coffee with. Take a look below to see Abbey’s passion for art.
“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke”
Questions & Answers
Tell me about a favorite scene from your favorite movie? It’s difficult to choose just one movie and scene, but the one that sticks out the most in my mind right now is V’s introductory speech in the movie V for Vendetta. After saving the protagonist, she asks V who he is, and what transpires after that is a cheesy but glorious introduction speech made up of 47 words that begin with the letter V. Even though the speech is complicated, it is well articulated and spoken with passion. Afterwards, the protagonist responds with, “Are you like a crazy person?”
What’s the most interesting thing about you we wouldn’t learn from your resume or social media? This is definitely tough to answer. I have a lot of interests: much more than I could ever pursue, I think. I play a couple of instruments and enjoy singing. I would love to become a falconer, someday. If it were up to me and I could afford it, I would have enough pets for a small zoo.
What tools do you use to create your art and what makes them the “right tools” for you? Another tough question. I like to dabble in all different kinds of art, so I have a huge variety of tools to work with. My concentration is in graphic design, so I use my laptop, camera, Adobe programs, and an Intuos Pro tablet for digital work. I love the advancements in technology that have made digital art what it is today, but no technology can replace my love for the analog arts. Out of all the tools I have available to me, I prefer to keep it simple with my sketchbook, pens/pencils, and eraser. It’s nice to have a lot of tools, but I don’t think that’s what’s important. The reason these tools work for me is because they can go anywhere with me and I can create just about anything I want with them.
What was your dream job as a kid and why? It’s going to sound a little cliché, but I wanted to be an artist! As I got older, I thought it would be difficult to make a living as an artist, so I decided I was going to be a veterinarian. All the way up until my junior year in high school I thought I was going to be a veterinarian until my boyfriend, now husband, told me about graphic design. Then I decided to change paths again and pursue being an artist and I’m thankful for it. I can’t stress how important it is to do what makes you happy!
What is the best and worst decision you’ve ever made? The best decision I’ve ever made was giving my life to God and trusting Him with it. I’ve made a lot of bad decisions, just like everyone else, but it’s difficult to say if I could consider any of them to be the worst. All of my decisions, good or bad, have shaped me into the person I am today. I’m so thankful for that.
What do you do to recharge your creative batteries? When working for school or for clients, it’s really easy to start getting into a creative rut where I almost don’t even want to do anything. The best way I’ve found to get out of that is to just take a break to breathe and relax. I’ll play a game, watch an animated movie or show, or browse art online to get some inspiration and down time. Then, I’ll create something for myself. I may do anything from some quick sketches to a full on big painting, but the point is that I’m creating something that I actually want to create. Taking a moment to do something for myself can really help me to recharge and continue putting my best into all of my work.