Angie Sotiropoulos

If it seems like every second vendor profile we’ve written is about a new vendor, it’s because every second vendor profile we’ve written is about a new vendor! Seriously - we are soooooooo excited to be introducing so many new makers/artists/designers/weirdos this spring at the Bison. Next up on the new vendor parade: Angie Sotiropoulos! We think her work is mysterious, beautiful, and endlessly imaginative. Here’s what she has to say about it:

“I create whimsical, story based mixed media sculptures and illustrations. All of it is part of something I call The Society of Curious Creatures.”

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What was the first thing you ever made (no matter how gnarly it was)? 

The first thing I ever made was an acrylic painting that was a really simple version of one of my ocean creatures called the Heliconia.

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What is the hardest / most challenging part of being a maker? 

The hardest part is balancing  between creation time, marketing, life commitments and the job that pays most of my bills.

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How do you stay motivated when you face these types of challenges? 

Motivation is never a problem. I have ideas always coming to me. I try and keep track of them all in a daily sketchbook practice. What does become a problem is time management and one thing demanding more time than another. Often I will have to put something on hold to deal with another. It’s a struggle I am constantly trying to get better at.

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Describe your current creative process in 3 words. 

Whimsy. Story. Quality over quantity production.