March Member Interview: Dawn Meisch
I create because I have to. I always have to be making something whether it's a book, a collage, a piece of jewelry or a batch of cookies. The world itself is inspiring if I look at it the right way. Specifically, I like art that has a story to tell. I believe stories help us learn who we are and how we might be able to grow. And certain periods of history have aspects that interest me more than others, especially the social experiences of women in the the 1920's through the 1960's.
5. At the art supply store, which section do you gravitate to first?
The paper. I love paper. That's how I got started as an artist. I began making paper as a "hobby". Soon I had so much paper, I had to create books to do something with it all. That's when my hobby turned into an obsession.
6. What new technique or art form would you like to learn? Do you have plans to do so?I want to learn Zentangles. I plan to take some classes on it very soon. I also have been interested in doing chainmaille jewelry. Once you get the patterns, it seems like a very meditative form of creativity, similar to the feeling I get when sewing signatures for several books.