Artist Interview August 2017: Gothbunny

To find where Katrina Sosnowski sells her wares visit her on her artist page on HAB. 

Interview with Katrina Sosnowski:

Which pieces of your artwork are you most proud of, currently for sale or sold? Share an image of it if you have one.

I think the art I am most proud of right now is my plush version of a Gothbunny. They were a lot of fun to make and I look forward to doing more stuff like that.

Name an artist(s) whose work you admire and what influence have they had on your art?

I have a lot of artists whose work I admire but my top 3 would have to be my husband Mike Sosnowski, his monster paintings are the reason we are married. I started collecting his work at shows and decided I needed to collect the artist too! He is such a big help when I ask his opinion on whatever I’m working on he gives me lots of good feedback and is very encouraging. I’m also a big fan of Josephine Wall. I love her use of color and all the hidden images in her work. I am in love with the fairies of Nene Thomas her work is just so beautiful.

What would you consider the highest honor or greatest goal you would like to achieve with your art?

The highest honor for me would just to be able to quit my day job and make money off making art full time!

What Halloween costume that you got to wear in childhood was your favorite and has the fondest memory for you?

I don’t think I have a favorite costume the best part of all of them was helping my mom make them.

What is your favorite Halloween icon? Why do you identify with its imagery?

I think my favorite Halloween icon would be the Halloween bat, I love that they are cute and scary at the same time.

If money and wherewithal were not an issue, what would be your dream way to spend Halloween?

When my husband and I lived in Hollywood CA we were about 10 minutes away from Universal Studios and we got to go the Halloween Horror nights event a few times, I would love to be able to do that again it was so much fun!

Featured Artist Interview March 2016: Gothbunny

To find where Gothbunny sells her wares visit her artist page on HAB. 

Interview with Katrina of Gothbunny Handmade Jewelry and Gifts:

At what age did you discover your love of Halloween?

I have loved Halloween for as long as I can remember but I think I really started to like Halloween and all the fun scary things that go with it when I was a 13 and 14.

What is your fondest Halloween memory?

I think one of my fondest Halloween memories is going trick or treating with my cousins and friends when I was little. In the summer my mom and I would start on figuring out my costume and go to the fabric store to get supplies to make it. My mom always made my costumes, they did not have the costume shops like they do now and I think it was better that way. I will take a homemade costume over one from a shop any day.

How do you celebrate Halloween?

Now I celebrate Halloween with my husband, we go to haunted houses and have fun. We just moved to a new house and we have kids in the neighborhood so we will get to hand out candy for the first time this year.

When did you start creating in your medium and what training have you had?

I have worked with clay and beads on and off over the years. I love a good how to book and I have found lots of good information on the web. The best training you can get is just picking up your medium and play with it to figure out what you can do with it.

What was the inspiration to create what you create and when did you know you wanted to create Halloween?

I started creating Halloween jewelry because its something I like to wear. I wanted to create Halloween inspired designs from the first time I started working with clay.

Valentines 2015


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