Friday, June 5, 2009

Getting to know you/ Knitblitz aka Kathleen

To start, please tell us a bit about yourself. What's your story?
Ooh, that could take a while. Uh. Well, I like to create things. Always have. Used to be mostly 2-D stuff though. When I was little I drew clothes. I recently go a sewing machine, so I hope to make some of those clothes I drew when I was a kid. Well, maybe not the same ones. I drew a lot of bell-bottoms.

What is your favorite quote?
It's from Isaiah. Not sure where though, and it might be more of a paraphrase. "Fear not, for I have summoned you by name. You are mine."

What is your favorite movie?
It's hard to say. One favorite, for a long time now, is Airplane! Another is Down By Law. It has Roberto Benini and Tom Waits and takes place in New Orleans. I love listening to Roberto Benini. One scene with him has me cracking up for like, 5 minutes!

What is your favorite TV show?
The Office

Do you have a hero, if so, who? why?

Jesus! Why? Just cause of how He is! And what He did for me, and anyone else who will accept it. ♥♥♥

What is your favorite song at the moment?
Oh, I don't know the name. It's a Rolling Stones song. Off of Tattoo You. I also have been noticing how their song Waiting for a Friend could be a song about Jesus. Maybe not, but it could be.

What kinds of music do you listen to? All kinds. Well, mostly. Nothing with pan flute. I steer clear of that. I have a new found love for Christian music. Not all of it. Some of it is lousy, as any music can be. But some of it is awesome and some is just plain adorable!

How long have you been creating?
Since I can remember.

What inspires you?
You name it!

Is there any kind of music you listen to when you create?
Depends on where I am.

What's your biggest artistic disaster to date?
The apple pie I made for a fellow church member's funeral- and dropped in the parking lot. I wanted to scoop it up and call 5 second rule!

What's your favorite piece that you've done?
I don't know if I have a favorite. I play music with my husband and some other people. Some of those jams are up there. And a capelet I made that is fuzzy. Probably also this cobbler that's in the oven.

What's the best advice you were given when starting out?
My mom told me not to waste the gifts God has given me.

Do you have any advice to give others?
Don't get discouraged. Do what is fun to you. Use the gifts that have been given to you.

What's coming up for you; any big plans artistically?
Hopefully more time here to make things. I go to a class on Saturday to learn how to spin and dye wool. So hopefully I'll be making some fun yarn.

Where can we find you? Both online and in stores.


Christie Cottage said...

Wonderful interview! I love your hero! Mine too!

new creationz said...

Great to get to know you a bit better, Kathleen.

Luscious Lather said...

This was very nice, Kathleen! I enjoyed getting to know you better and "hear" you talk more about yourself. Awesome hero, by the way. ♥Diane