Sunday, August 19, 2007

YOWZA! It's The Sunday Featured Artist...Pamela Michelle

Ok, it's back. YOWZA! is here for your Sunday leisure-reading enjoyment. YAY! I also want to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to nominate a favorite artist/craftster for this feature. Just list their link in the comments section & I'll check 'em out for future YOWZA! spots.

My artist for this week is Pamela Michelle. I ran into her blog a few months ago, but I can't remember how I stumbled upon it. You know how that goes. I was immediately attracted to her wacky & fun-loving personality that seems to ooze from her blog. I saw a bit of myself in her humor too. And, I think her art is really cool too!
Pamela is a graphic designer by day & a painter by night. In her Etsy Shop you can find paintings, prints, etched necklaces, & ACEO's. Ok, now for a little Q & A...

Where were you born, where are you from, where did you grow up, & where are you living now?
I've lived in and around the Dallas area my whole life. Every time I try to leave, something good happens that makes me want to stay. So I figure I'm stuck here for the rest of time. Which is not bad at all. I love it here, good people, great art community, warm weather what more could you ask for?

What inspires you?
I'm inspired the most by nature, feelings, and mid-century modern art, also graffiti art and many countless other things. I basically just keep my eyes open at all times. Well, unless I'm asleep....or blinking, well because that's just how it is.

How long have you been crafting?
Crafting is something I've been doing for a long time. Hummm....I don't really remember when it all started. I've just always been picking up things here and there and making stuff. I think I fell in love with painting at an early age. My mom used to give me water colors and a paint brush to keep me occupied, and it worked. I would paint and paint for hours until she had to pry the paint brushes away from my kung-foo gripped hands.

Share about, or describe your favorite piece.
Favorite piece? geeze, that's a tough one. Um....all of them? This question is like asking me which one of my babies I like the best. It's always hard for me to answer. Eak, I'd say my most recent is always my favorite. But sometimes it's my least favorite, so then I end up painting over it and making it my favorite. So, yeah all of my work had been my fav at one point or another. :)

What’s your favorite color?
Blue! no, green....and black and brown!. oh oh and red too! Crap, you meant one. Oh, whatever, I like colors, and a lot of them. I'm a color whore.

What one thing did you believe as a child, that as an adult you now realize was silly?
Haha. I thought there was an ugly mental witch living behind the toilet that would reach around a grab you if you sat on the pot too long. I was really frightened of her. I don't know why I thought this, no one ever told me this story, and I don't remember watching a movie with a potty witch. I even told my sister about her, and she believed it. We would always check on each other after the other used the restroom, especially at night.

How much time do you spend on your craft?
Much much time spent doing what I do. But I love doing it, so it's kinda like play time for me!

Use three words to describe yourself.
pretty darn goofy

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given on pursuing your craftiness? "Please don't leave your dirty paint water out in the open over night. The cats like to drink it then knock it over. And I don't want to clean that up again." -Brian, my fiance :)

What else would you like people to know about you?
I only drink coffee on Fridays now. I had to cut back. So if you're wondering why I'm in such a non-stop happy mood on Friday, it's not because the weekend is around the corner, it's because I have way too much energy and I don't know what to do with myself.

So, go check out Pam's art & buy something while you're at it. Artists rock! Especially pretty darn goofy ones!!


  1. woohoo YOWZA is back love finding out a bout new people but then again I am darn nosey.
    Off to look at Pamela's work thanks for the insight into your life pamela.

  2. OOh, I have seen this talented lady's work! I just love the colors, it's very fun!


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