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Silver Bella Interviews – Part 5!

silverbellalogo.jpgHere is our latest mini interview with a Silver Bella instructor! (The event is taking place November 9th and 10th in Omaha, Nebraska). To read the previous interviews, click here for Teresa McFayden and Rebecca Sower. For Charlotte Lyons and Jennifer Paganelli, click here. Pam Garrison and Carolyn Peeler’s answers are here and Corrine Ayers’ interview is here. Below are Kimberly’s responses:

Kimberly Kwan

How did you all get together for this event?

I got lucky!!! I nearly peed my pants when Ms. Foof asked me to play last year and was equally flattered to be invited back this year! The event and the community that grows around this event is simply magical!

How would you describe your style?

Evolving? Eclectic? My roots are in scrapbooking, but these days I prefer to to create “projects.” I love working with vintage and “found”objects and repurposing them into art.

What one thing would you like for your students to take from your class(es)?

In my classes, I want the students to play, get messy and step outside of their comfort zones. I love for people to stretch beyond their “normal” and try new patterns, techniques and even color palettes. I also want them to leave with a renewed confidence in their artistic abilities: there are no mistakes, only opportunities in art! ;-)

If you weren’t an artist/designer, what occupation would you be in?

Photography, but since I already do that, I’d assuredly be back in public speaking. I LOVE being in front of a crowd!

What other hobbies are you involved in?

I am a wanna-be (an) oenophile (yah…look it up!) and a foodie. When I win the powerball, I am going to go to culinary school just for the heck of it.

What snack food item do you always have on hand for those long creating sessions?

I’m generally not a nibbler while creating, but I do drink tons of water. Right now I am all over the Crystal Light White Tea single serving mixers…they are 98% caffeine free, calorie free and taste like natural blueberries! When I am “arting” with my pals, I enjoy a nice adult beverage or three ;-)

{Check out Kim’s sneak peeks of her Silver Bella class projects, “Twinkle Twinkle” and “Wish Journal.”}

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