Keeping up with the artist
Clara fricking Berta doesn’t know this, but.
Clara fricking Berta doesn’t know this, but she will always and forever occupy a very special place in my heart for being the first (and so far, only) person to leave a comment on this awesome website that you’re looking at right this very second.
Within two minutes of her comment, I had clicked through her portfolio, decided that what I saw was interesting and lovely, resolved to contact and talk to her, and then I got on with my life and forgot about the whole thing. Clara, meanwhile, has just been featured on Peter de Kuster’s WordPress. De Kuster finds people whose lives are focused on doing what they love, beautifully, and then he interviews them about their passions, motivations, and experiences.
She said, “This has been a huge struggle most of my life to be accepted and not have someone try to change me.” That strikes a chord in me. Doesn’t it do the same for you?
Art & Cake showed a photo of her work space. See how the bottles are arranged loosely from smallest to largest? Like, she’s been doing this so long, arranging colors and patterns, that she artified the non-art. Artify is a word I just made up. It’s active, dynamic, colorful, and lively. I guarantee artification will be the next big thing. There it is in action in the photo:
De Kuster’s article is a nice read-through. It’s always nice to talk to a professional whose mind is focused firmly on her craft, and how she makes her life work to support the craft. Also, I love that she gave a shout-out to Amber Goldhammer.