THE LUCKY 13!
What is something new you have learned about creativity by observing children?
Something new I have learned about creativity by observing children is that there is NO perfection . . . It's always organized chaos. And how amazingly beautiful that chaos can be. No stress, no worry . . . Just create! My daughter Zoey has again and again taught me this (even though I have a very hard time letting go and just going with the flow.)
*In Mad Hatter terms* In a time when you lost your "much-iness,” what did you do to get your much muchier back?
Right now, I am in the loss of my muchiness . . . it's difficult to much when my muchiness is sad. I am hoping to find my muchiness soon, before there is no much left to find.
How does a regular creative practice infuse other parts of your life?
A regular creative practice helps infuse my regular routine with less stress and more color. Especially dealing with a lot of pain and suffering on a daily basis (being a medic), coming home and setting aside time for imagination and play helps soothe the soul.
Do you practice any moon rituals? If so, please share.
My Nana passed down a ginormous quartz crystal which I regularly cleanse when there is a full moon. I let the quartz cluster sit out over night in my backyard to soak up the beautiful moonbeams.
What truth do you whisper to yourself just before you go to sleep?
Right before I go to sleep, I like to remind myself that "Tomorrow is a bare canvas, try and use brighter paint . . ."
What do you consider to be home and how do you get there?
I consider my fiance and daughter home. Where they are, I want to be; they are my home.
Is there a ritual you use to invoke your creative Muse?
I used to lay all my projects out, paints, beads, drawing pencils, canvas, yarns . . . I would surround myself with mediums to invoke the creative spirit . . . Unfortunately though, lately the Muse has been harder and harder to invoke.
Name an artist that is currently inspiring you and share why.
An artist that I've recently been obsessed with is Pamela Zagarenski and her children's book "The Whisper" . . . I guess I've been looking at my bucket list a lot lately and "illustrate a children's book" has been gnawing at me . . .
Tell us about something beautiful you saw this week.
I saw a bond between a mother (71 years old) and daughter (52 years old) this week that was absolutely beautiful.
Write us the opening lines to your next week.
Opening lines to my next week . . . "Oh good Lord, here we go again..."
(I wasn't quite sure about this question (>_<)
What color means something to you currently and why?
Blue is always my color . . . it's calming and is the color of a clear sky and deep ocean . . . It's the color of my daughter's eyes...
Do you collect anything?
I collect too many things! (Pack rat!!) I have rock collections from when I was 8 years old, crystals and gemstones, trinkets such as old marbles, skeleton keys, miniature toy cars, to vintage crystal hat pins . . .So many things . . .
What’s the last great book you read?
The last book I read (which I actually reread) was "The Merlin Effect" by T.A. Barron . . . It was one of my favorites growing up and I just recently found it again. I honestly can't wait for my daughter to enjoy the story.
My name is Katherine Rose Ravencraft. I live in Louisiana with my fiancé and daughter (and pretty much our entire families!)
We have three orange cats: Lord Helmet, Hans, and O'Malley.
I used to be a Set Costumer and Seamstress in the film industry (what they nickname Hollywood South now).
After my daughter was born, I became an EMT. I now drive ambulances and help save people's lives.
Thanks for reading this artist interview! These interview questions were written collectively by the 2016 Centerfold Artists. The Secret Message Society Centerfold Artist featured here also designed the centerfold pages for the current zine. The centerfold pages are one sheet of full colour, tear out guerilla art. You can cut them up and leave the individual secret messages around your community for others to find.