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August Member Interview: Pat Upton

1. What inspires you to create?
I find that I am inspired by things, and my odd sense of humor. Pictures in magazines or online can inspire a wicked idea or pun, in my head, and then it is on. Rusty things can inspire an assemblage piece or jewelry possibility. I am also inspired by other’s art…I see what can be done and maybe adapt that technique for my piece. I love love love to learn new techniques! I guess you can say I have art ADHD. I will find an interesting technique to do and then when the next thing comes along, I am off on that path and may or may not come back to what I had been doing.
2. When did you decide to pursue art or did art pursue you?
Art (and crafts) has always been a part of my life though I thought for many years that I could not be an artist, as I cannot draw or paint photo-realistically. Twenty-five years ago, I started cross-stitching. I loved the look, it was easy to do, and I could find just about any style and colors to try. About 8 years ago, I found that…