Posted on | April 7, 2012 | 2 Comments
Elena Lai Etcheverry
Medium: mixed media
Book(s): I’ve been published but do not have a book of my own.
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/thetravelingprincess
Q: If you could learn to create art in any medium you have not tried (or have not mastered), what would it be?
A: Wire because I love the way it can look delicate and vintage or industrial.
Q: What artist you would like to study with (living or dead) and why?
A: Susan Lenart Kazmer is an amazing artist and if I could spend some time picking her brain it would be amazing.
Q: What key piece of advice have you learned in your creative journey that you share with others?
A: Art emulates life. Just like in life, there are not mistakes when it comes to art. Letting go of expectations is part of the process and the journey. Through art I have discovered who I am, gotten through extremely tough times, and had really clear moments of joy.
Q: What adornment could you not go without?
A: Something shiny. It is very rare that my art does not have something reflective on it somewhere. Pretty shiny things make me a happy people.
Q: What 5 items do you have in your studio that you use nearly every day?
A: Glitter in some form, beads, wire, book paper, paint.
Elena is the Founder and Executive Director of Charity Wings. A non-profit organization that is a resource for Artists, Crafters and Scrapbookers to raise money and awareness for their favorite causes. A life long crafter, she uses her passion for charity and her experience in fundraising and event planning to inspire the creative community to do good.
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/charity.wings
Twitter Name: sbrprincess, https://twitter.com/#!/CharityWings