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An Interview With The Artistic Sweetiepie

Updated on January 19, 2010

Sweetiepie On Hubpages

Sweetiepie on hubpages.
Sweetiepie on hubpages.

An Interview With The Artist Sweetiepie

One of the most noticeable people around here on Hubpages is Sweetiepie with her jewelry craft hubpages (which my daughter just just adores her craft articles with all the step by step pictures!) and in particular the great hubs on making jewelry that looks great with budget materials and plastic beads.

Aside from updating her hubpages avatar every now and then, she can be seen in the forums and also publishing her opinion about other topics away from art too, she is certainly a great writer and one that I definately admire here.

So when she asked me if I wanted to do an artist interview, I only thought I should do the same through email and here we are, a Q&A with Sweety herself!

* When did you first ever get the art and craft inspiration to actually make something?

I have been drawing and painting my entire life. One of my earliest memories was of my dad drawing with me, and he enjoyed it quite a bit himself. People were always buying me art kits, and I remember experimenting with these by painting and drawing. When I was nine my dad gave me one of his old college text books on how to draw perspective, and this was actually instrumental in teaching me how to draw more accurately. This book was published in 1940, but is one of the best perspective drawing books I have ever seen. I believe my dad still has the book, but I would love to see it again!

As a child I also enjoyed crafting projects such as making cross stitched kleenex boxes, knitting, and shirt painting. Jewelry making also was a thing I started doing as a teen, and I especially used to love to make necklaces out of seed beads.

* Do you enjoy making jewelry more than other crafts?

I enjoy making my own jewelry to wear, but honestly I prefer crafting the most. For some reason cross stitching is very relaxing, and I am beginning to get more into that lately. Also, I love making cards by drawing pictures directly on these, which is different than what many people do. I know some people are into scrap booking and stamping pictures directly on their cards, but I just prefer drawing on these freehand.

* In your opinion, what makes a good piece of art?

To me a good piece of art is when the artist is true to him or herself. Some of the most talented artists are willing to defy convention and create new things, and they tend to be the ones I admire the most.

* Do you plan out your art projects or just create them as you go along?

When it comes to painting I definitely plan that out a bit. I usually select a picture and sketch it out on the canvas before I paint. When I draw images on cards that is much more impromptu and spur of the moment. Once I found a really cute picture of a puppy, and I just decided to make a puppy card because I adored the photograph.

* Which is your most favourite of all of your hubpages that is art related?

My new favourite art hub is when I painted a picture of my dog Buster, who I miss dearly.

How To Draw A Picture For Your Wall Part 1
How To Draw A Picture For Your Wall Part 2

* Any art projects coming up or in the works?

At the moment I am working on wood-burning palm trees onto a coat rack, which I am going to hang my jewelry on once it is finished. I love wood burning, but it is an activity I really need to get more into to. Here are a couple of my hubs on the subject of wood-burning.

Arts And Crafts Woodburning

How To Woodburn Palm Trees On A Coat Rack Part 1

* What do you enjoy doing other than art?

As you know I love to make jewelry and cross stitch. My favorite hubs on those topics are:

How To Make Simple Jewelry

How To Make A Heart Shaped Valentine Magnet

* You seem to have a good opinion on other topics away from art, do you think that you enjoy
writing in general?

I love to read and write, so there are many subjects I enjoy besides art. My BA was in history and an MA in Education, so I tend to read and write a lot about politics, biographies, and historical fiction. I just read a fascinating book called Honeymoon in Tehran about Azadehi Moaveni, and I might write a hub about it eventually.

Also, I enjoy writing hubs about my favorite books and movies. My all time favorite movies. The Bounty for anyone who enjoys the dramatization of this event. I also love the first two versions of Mutiny on the Bounty, but by far the 1984 movie The Bounty is just more accurate, but you can always read my hub if you want to learn more:

* and lastly, how do you personally bring an article together, from notes or just an idea?

I actually just always write off the top of my head, and this seems to work best for me.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions Sweetiepie and good luck with this year and beyond with your Hubpages.

And here is the interview that Sweetipie did with me Interview with artists Wayne Tully

Sweetiepie Interviewed

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Sufid!

      Yep she is one of the best writers here on hubpages.

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      Sufidreamer 8 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Good work, Wayne - you are a gentleman as well as a scholar!

      Sweetie is a multi-talented lady with a huge heart - truly an asset to HP. :)

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers Lady G

      I enjoyed doing an interview type hubpage, twas fun!

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      Debra Allen 8 years ago from West By God

      SweetiePie is another favorite friend that I have made here on Hubpages. Though I don't do crafts like she does she still inspires me. Thank you for doing an interview with her. I also didn't know she had a degree in History. Nice to know that.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes that's correct emievil!

      Thanks for your comment!

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for featuring SweetiePie waynet. Like Anath said, she's a honest person. She's also very nice and very willing to help others. More power to her and to you! :)

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Your welcome sweety and when you do republish that interview here, I'll link to it on this hubpage too, to show both the interviews.

      Thanks and cheers!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for the lovely interview write up Waynet. I will be putting your interview as a hub over here shortly since I will no longer be writing on that other site.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      cheers anath!

      Yep she is a great writer!!

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      Anath 8 years ago

      Thanks for the insight on a lady I admire for holding on to her opinions in the forums. She comes across as someone honest who does what she thinks is best, a leader not a follower.