Penny Poorly

Artist: Penny Poorly

Who are you?
I’m Penny.

What do you do?
Secretly I’m a graphic designer. That’s my “day job”. By night I’m an artist extraordinaire. I draw and paint. I silk screen. I sew. I make jewelry. I craft. I run an etsy shop and keep a tumblr where I show all of my creations. People who know me as a designer don’t know my work as an artist and vice versa.

Why do you do it?
I’m really high strung, emotional, and destructive. Because of that I’m an escapist, I think. Making things helps me to escape myself. It’s an intense sort of focus that takes me out of my mind and to a more peaceful area. It’s like exorcising personal demons. Taking it all and shoving it onto paper where it doesn’t hurt me or can’t scare me.

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How do you create these images?
Thoughts/feelings + pencil and paper + various mediums = image is the basic formula. I’m constantly learning and switching up what I use to work with to attain the feel a finished piece needs.

Who are your influences?
Dead writers.

What inspires your work?
Emotions. Fears. Compulsion.

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What do you like?
Color Theory, Books, Cats, Vegan Food, Anything I can figure out how to make, Learning, Vintage Dresses, Movies, Thrift stores, etc…

What don’t you like?
Assholes. Littering.

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Twitter: @pennypoorly

Originally posted 2012-02-14 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter