Lynn Krawczyk is an engineer in the auto industry who seems to also work full time as an artist. Her artwork has been featured in numerous exhibits and published in magazines and books. She is featured in the Quilting Arts DVD Print, Design, Compose and shares all-things screenprinting in her Etsy store, including her new line of fabric. Lynn is donating three fiber BONUSES for Foto/Fiber 2012 as well as an artwork for the Foto/Fiber Drawings.
1. How do you find/make time to be in your studio?
Life is always full and hectic and there never seems to be enough time to get anything done. But I’ve found if I use small time blocks, those moments when you don’t think they are enough to accomplish anything, I can get a lot done. I’m all about squeezing things in whenever a few moments present themselves.
2. Describe your studio in five words.
Messy, inspirational, vibrant, home, chaotic.
3. If you could pick only one thing from your studio to represent your art practice, what would it be?
Definitely my print table. Its pretty much where all the action happens, its sort of like a table in a kitchen – constantly used and well loved and covered in marks that my art has been there.
4. What is the best/worst space you have ever had as a studio?
The worst was when I had none and tried to use the whole house as one, didn’t work out so well. The best is what I have now, a spare bedroom dedicated to nothing but art making. Its not huge but it doesn’t have to be. It functions very well for me.
5. What would make a “dream studio” for you?
One that is large enough to share with other artists. I dream of huge print tables, sinks for washing things out that is at a height where you don’t have to hunch over and walls of windows for tons of natural light and pretty views. I plan to build one when I win the lotto.
Lynn has stacked up her 3 Fiber BONUSES for Foto/Fiber 2012 here.
Hand-printed fabric from Lynn’s new fabric line and a collage are two items
to be found in your Fiber BONUS envelope.
6. What would you advise someone setting up a studio for the first time?
Do what works for YOU. You can spend a lot of time studying what other people do but until you tailor it to your needs, it won’t work right. It doesn’t need to be perfect and be willing to let it evolve with you as you continue growing with your art.
7. Any unique features/studio pets you would like to share?
I like to cover my walls in artwork, kind of like building a shrine to art. I know a lot of artists like bare walls for calmer thinking but not me – I want the energy of art around me!
8. Any new exhibits or projects we should know about?
I’ve really settled into a kind of imagery and color palette that I really enjoy with my work. It excites me so much that I’ve decided to offer a small hand printed line of fabric in my shop. Its all the colors I love and has images that I’ve drawn by hand. So excited about it!
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