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.”
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.
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.
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.
Describe your current creative process in 3 words.
Whimsy. Story. Quality over quantity production.