Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tell ALL Tuesdays :: Valentina Ramos

Good Morning...it's Tell ALL Tuesdays again and today we have 2 very different  spotlights for you...this morning we will be introducing to you an extremely talented Artist who's work I fell in love with...it seems she has more hours in the day, as I can only imagine HOW long it takes for her to complete a piece of Artwork...

Then this afternoon we have a lady who is close to home and creates Artistry in Sweets and Baking...she also has a little plea to ask all of you...so keep an eye out for that post which will be around 2pm.

So...lets get on with this morning's Spotlight...introducing the wonderful Valentina Ramos!

Tell us a little about the Town you live in... and have you always lived there?

I’m from Venezuela but I have been living in Miami, FL for 6 years. I *LOVE* the area I live in (Coral Gables) because I can do almost everything just by walking. Sometimes I feel like a “town girl” because I love to go to my local places and know the people in stores and wave at people in the streets.

If you could move anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
Italy! I think to live there is one of my big time dreams.



How structured is your day usually?
Working at home sometimes can be really tricky. I have to be really organized to keep track of the projects and don’t get busy with other stuff (like cleaning the house!). Every morning I have my cups of coffee checking emails and reading some blogs. After that I start working in my to do’s list. Usually, I’m working in several projects at the same time. I’m trying to apply a new system here because sometimes I spent way to many hours in one project and left other things behind. Right now I’m trying to work by the clock ;) I try to work for one or two hours in one project and after the time past, just work in the next one. Of course, if I have a timeline, I focus all my energies on that.



What did you do today?
Today is organization day. I have to clean up my office, take pictures of artwork, update my shop, schedule a couple of meetings, review a brochure design and work more in the new artwork I have right now in my table.



Are you a Dog or a Cat person?
I don’t have pets, but I think I can be a dog person ;)


Are you a breakfast, lunch or dinner girl?
I’m a foodie girl! I love all ;) but if I have to pick one, breakfast is my favourite. Mushrooms omelette on Sunday morning= Heaven!

If you had 6 friends over for Dinner what would you make for them?
I’m trying to learn to cook... or at least I’m trying to do different things every week. Someday I would love to have guest and prepare a super delicious Indian dinner.

How old were you when you knew you were on the right path in your Life?
I think knowing you are in the right path it’s not an easy thing to do. Many times you doubt about what you are doing. I feel super bless right now because I decided 3 years ago what I wanted to do. Right now I know where I’m going; I definitely believe I’m in the right path.


Who /what drove and inspired your love to create?
I think everything inspires me. I can be watching TV or walking in the street and found something interesting that makes my mind spin! Usually I get great ideas when I’m falling sleep, for that reason I keep a notebook near my bed. I spent a good part of my day just seeing other artist work. It’s amazing how much talent we have in this world! But definitely my biggest source of inspiration comes from the feedback I received. Every single time I get an email or a comment form someday telling me I inspired them to continue working or just to say they like my work, that makes my day and keep my working.

Tell us something not too many people know about you.
I came to US seven years ago with only $200 and zero English ;)

Shoe choice::flats or heels?
Flats.

What was the last book you read?
I feel super bad saying this, but I haven’t being reading a lot lately L I spent way too many hours with my artwork and totally forgot the piles of books in my night stand.


What advice would you give others just starting out?
Believe in yourself. Keep yourself motivate and working. Some days are going to be hard, but you have to keep moving. Put yourself out in the world as much as you can. Blogs, facebook, twitter, flickr, use them all ;) Don’t copy anybody else work, you have to find your own voice. And again... Believe in yourself.

Name 5 blogs you love visiting, and tell us why.
I have tons of blogs I check daily! I *LOVE* to see what other artist are doing, I enjoy reading about their life; I like to see pictures of what they are doing. I think my top 5 artist blogs are:

Penelope Dullaghan
Alisa Burke

Thank you SO much for taking part Valentina...it has been a pleasure to tell a little snippet of your story to others who read our Blog...your work is beautiful!

YOU can pass by and say hello to Valentina HERE
Or shop at her store HERE

Until this afternoon...our girls are waiting for me...they have been prepping a Puppet Show whilst I've been posting...perfect timing!

HUGS
Char,ON

5 comments:

~Valentina~ said...

Char, thank you so much for having me here :)

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

You're welcome Valentina...have a lovely Day!

andrea creates said...

I love reading these interviews!
I have an award for you Char, over at my blog.Come stop by and see :)
Have a great day!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

loved this interview with Valentina, I think I will pop by her blog....her work is so intricate and detailed...love the designs.!!!1

ciao to all
carmelina

Juliette Crane said...

this is beautiful and so inspirational. thank you so much for sharing:) i can't wait to check out more of valentina's artwork.
xoxo, juliette

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