May 31, 2012

Stefanie Seltner-About Childhood

The next  About Childhood artist interview comes from
Artist Stefanie Seltner.  I am delighted that she is sharing her story today.

1. Do you still have a piece of artwork you created when you were a child? Describe or explain.
If not, is there a specific memory that you recall about a piece of artwork, art or creativity in your childhood? 
 I have some paintings from childhood:  Snow White, 
a tent of Indians and a self-portrait.  I know I did other fairytale figures
and drew a lot of people with very big heads.  I drew and painted a lot, all the time,
 everyday.  My parents said I always carried a case with art supplies wherever we went.

2.  What does it (artwork/memory) mean to you now? 

I have a black and white photo of me at about 4 yrs old. 
It shows me, as a child in my 'art apron', painting.  I look very serious and it
reminds me that artwork is very important for me.

I paint with all the technique and art history I learned from art school,
but the child in me is there. Little Stefanie has more courage.  She is
always on my mind.  I say a little prayer-- "I invite you to be with me. You are like a
 guarding angel for my artwork." 

Each morning when I do my daily drawings, I have
 no idea or plan about what I want to do. I just do it with emotions
and feelings flowing. It is like a diary.

But I have to admit, I don't think of my childhood alot.  I did for years,
but the older I get the less it is important to understand. I try to live in the
present and share the childhood of my children.

all photos by Stefanie Seltner 
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Thank you so much, Stefanie for participating in this
Artist Interview Series: About Childhood

For more interviews, go here.

May 29, 2012

Lots of it

making art.
lots of it.
carving stamps.

excitement keeps building for
a collaborative project currently in the works.

May 28, 2012

Click and Frame

for a quick way to get some artwork on the walls, i turned to my phone. i took a picture of some of my artwork using square camera app paper filter.  that's it.

i printed it and now it is ready to be framed.

so many possibilities.
happy monday.

May 24, 2012

feels like summer

*new collages.
*working on a collaborative project with
a writer/artist/friend.
*brainstorming ideas for local projects.
*narrowing down options for a 365 day project
starting on my birthday.
*getting ready for my "Summer of Drawing,
Reading, and Playing in the Mud",
more on that later.

May 19, 2012

apples on my mind

handmade linoleum stamp on kraft paper.

there must be something about the end of may
that takes me to apples.  around the same
time last year, apples were on my mind.

May 14, 2012

more pleasant things

make these bracelets.

for the moments that are a little heavier
than others,
i am trying to focus on more pleasant things:

quieter days.
sitting in the shade.
making little things for myself.

all tied with a ribbon for a special touch.

May 12, 2012

Interview series

Step into the childhood lives of artists
for a little while as you read my
childhood art, memories,
and what a piece of artwork
or creativity means to the artists now.

May 7, 2012

just a girl

when i paint, i always see myself at the age of seven.

my artwork is flavored with playfulness.

that seven year old girl is always invited and welcomed in my space.

May 3, 2012

here and this

i will be here tonight.

new work posted here.

listen to Sir Ken Robinson here.
art inspired by this beautiful creative soul
for this course.

May 1, 2012

from outside

something so soft and simple can change one's perspective.