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Pasdena Vendor Spotlight: Chuddywinks

How would you describe your style?  Are there any artists / designers that you particularly look up to?
I was once told that I make the ordinary extraordinary. I love bold colors and items with flair. For artist I always go back to Dali & da Vinci. Both of them worked with several mediums and really melded art with life. Also Hunter S Thompson, part of a quote fromhim, “Buy the ticket, take the ride”. 


What sort of things inspire you?  Where do you look for inspiration?
I live in the San Bernardino Mountains in a National Forest I’m surrounded by natural beauty so you’ll see a lot of nature in my work. I’m also super into sci fi and geekery so you’ll also see a lot of that as well as where the two merge; ie: cryptids. I also love old book art. 


When do you feel the most creative?
I’m a night owl, or maybe a pre-dawn owl. I often get a lot of work done after midnight or around 3 am. Less distractions I guess, plus I’m not a champion at sleeping. 

What is your creative process like?
I tend to just make whatever I fancy at the time, and trust that others will like it too. I also love going through old book art, illustrations from times forgotten, trapped in books getting lost to time. They are so beautiful and I love twisting them into a new life.

What's the coolest artistic tip you've ever received?
Live your life. That is actually just a thing I tend to say, to others, but to myself, a lot. It can mean so many things. For artists… get out there, see things, do things, make things, don’t think on what others will think about it. My husband reminded me last night that I’m a gambler (literally, I love Vegas). Being an artist, having a business with things I create from scratch, life in general… Prepare as you wish, but it’s all just rolling the dice. Making a living as an artist is a bold move. So by default you are bold. So live your life and roll those dice, buy that ticket and take that ride. 

Where can we learn more about you? 
Follow @Chuddywinks on Instagram for the latest creations.