Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Featured Artist :: Authentic Arts
This week's featured artist is Authentic Arts!
Authentic Arts - Glamorous, Colorful, Natural Jewelry!
Senioritis: Name and location please.
Authentic Arts: Jenny Hoople - Beloit, Wisconsin.
Senioritis: Hi Jenny! We're working on a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and I was just looking at some photos of his summer home near Spring Green, Wisconsin; it looks pretty wild! Is that anywhere near where you are?
Senioritis: Can you tell us a little about yourself Jenny?
Authentic Arts: I make glamorous, colorful, natural jewelry. I grew up on a farm, graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine arts (concentration in ceramic sculpture) and a minor in geology. I work part-time in a library and on an organic farm. I married a cute little Mexican! We have an awesome bunny!!
Senioritis: That's awesome, there aren't too many farms near us but one of our aunts grew up on a farm in Kansas; seems like it would be pretty cool. Do you think your sculpting background helps you when it comes to jewelry making or are the two arts completely different (I've never sculpted or made jewelry)?
Senioritis: How would you describe your style Jenny?
Authentic Arts: Quirky, colorful, authentic, and fabulous!
Senioritis: Do you have a favorite color?
Authentic Arts: Green
Senioritis: Are you a righty or a lefty Jenny?
Authentic Arts: Righty (but my dad and sister are leftys)
Senioritis: Yay, we finally found some leftys!! Are your dad and sister artistic?
Senioritis: Do you have a favorite quote?
Authentic Arts: "In Tavor, not many people had jobs. People had businesses or they worked on farms or they made things, like pottery or cloth, but few of them had jobs that began at one hour and ended at another hour, during which time one’s life was not one’s own. If one wanted a person like that, one had a slave."
~Sheri S. Tepper
Senioritis: Wow, I wasn't familiar with Sheri Tepper's work before doing a quick google search but what a strong observation. I read (can't remember where) that in the early 1900's the vast majority of Americans were business owners as opposed to employees, but if we fast forward just a century later, today the vast majority of Americans are employees. Sheri Tepper's quote reminds me of this fact.
Senioritis: Jenny, if you could have lunch with someone famous, past or present, who would it be?
Authentic Arts: Johnny Depp. That is all.
Senioritis: Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp or Pirates of Caribbean Johnny Depp ;)
The guy is amazing, we have never seen him in a bad movie. One of my favorite Depp movies is The Ninth Gate.
Senioritis: What's your favorite cartoon, from now or when you were a kid?
Authentic Arts: The Smurfs! (I'm also rather fond of Spongebob Squarepants.)
Senioritis: Another Smurfs fan! I like the Smurfs but never really got into Spongebob, maybe it's because I can't swim and the whole show is underwater??
Senioritis: Where do you see yourself and your business in 10 years Jenny?
Authentic Arts: I see myself selling enough jewelry to leave my part-time library job and live in Mexico with my husband and in-laws all winter!
Senioritis: Very cool!
Senioritis: Are there any websites you'd like to share with us?
Jenny Hoople on Twitter
Authentic Arts on Facebook
Authentic Arts on myspace
Authentic Arts Blogspot
Jenny Hoople on Tubmlr
Senioritis: Wow, you're everywhere Jenny ;) We recently set up a Tumblr site to showcase our Famous Senior of the day. We're glad to see you stepped up to your brother's challenge, we look forward to watching your art diary grow!
Senioritis: Any shoutouts before we let you go?
Authentic Arts: A shout-out to the world! Thanks for existing, it's been a good ride so far ;)
We'd like to thank Jenny for giving us a glimpse into her world of Authentic Arts. Thanks Jenny!