We are excited that Jamie Fales from Noosed Kitty will be vending at our upcoming Art Star Craft Bazaar. Jamie is the brainchild behind the popular “I Fight Crime” kitty image. We recently collaborated on a T-shirt & magnet set with Jamie & hope to continue to work with her on future projects. Being huge fans of her work, we are especially excited to see what she will be bringing to this weekend’s bazaar.
Did you go to art school? If so, where did you study?
I went to school for fine art on Long Island, but it wasn’t til years after I graduated that I developed the style I’m currently working in. While in college I worked realistically, different than what I’m doing now.
What types of items will you be selling at the bazaar?
Art prints and originals. I’ll be displaying some fabric sculptures. And I’ll have brand new postcard sets and button sets. Plus, I’ll be giving away mini posters to the first 25 customers!
What materials do you work with?
For two dimensional work I use mainly watercolor and graphite, some acrylic paint. Sometimes I work three dimensionally, customizing vinyl toys with sculpt and paint, or sewing and painting fabric sculptures. All artwork is made with time, love, and care.
How are your items made? Describe your process.
It varies. I sketch all the time. Sometimes I sketch something and immediately go to work on a finished piece. Other times I’ll have sketches in my book for years that I’ll go back to and decide to work from. I create a layout first and then paint and pencil it. The custom vinyl figures and sculptures require a lot of planning before I start working on them, and then there’s prep work before I can start painting them.
Are you able to make your work full-time? If not, what do you do for your day job? I have a full time job at an outsourced HR and consulting company. I’m the office manager and I assist in the behavioral analytics department.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Femke Hiemstra, Chris Berens, Jeremy Geddes, Brandi Milne, Chris Ryniak, Paul Barnes… the list goes on and on but those are a few.
What are you reading/listening to right now?
Currently reading assorted graphic novels. Currently listening to Sam Cooke.
Where would you like to see yourself and your art/craft business in the next 10 years? I’d like to see my tiny art business continue to grow. But if in 10 years I still have a small audience that enjoys what I do, I’ll be happy.
Visit Noosed Kitty at booth #122 at this weekend’s bazaar!