Tuesday, January 1, 2008

keep art alive: kelly haigh

keep art alive; art by kelly haigh

the ten questions project: kelly haigh

*1. what music (or other art form) inspires you when you create your art?

kh: Anything by Neko Case, Carolyn Mark, Freakwater, or Bob Dylan. (Gene Watson, the Louvin Brothers....) Any really old country duet songs, or gospel. (I love the Louvin Brothers, their 'Satan is Real' kicks my backside every time I hear it.)

*2. long distance road trip: what three people do you invite along (fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive)?

kh: My 'Terry-dactyl' was kind enough to give up his seat to Bob Dylan, so, the other two passengers would have to be Jack the Ripper, and Ray Caesar... (with his wife's kind permission.)

*3. what is your favorite breakfast cereal?

kh: Fruit Loops... without question... but if you're all out, I'd take hot oatmeal with lots of milk and brown sugar.

*4. what is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?

A mounted fox head from 1875.

* 5. what smell/scent evokes strong memories for you?

Lilacs... and the smell of musty antique books. I love that smell the most.

* 6. coffee or tea?

Diet Pepsi, please.

* 7. what has been the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?

Ray Caesar told me to never stop painting or making music... For some reason, his kind words of encouragement have meant the world to me, and his art inspires me beyond words.

* 8. three words that describe you?

Can't .... Find ..... Any...

* 9. cartoon character crush: who is, or was, yours?

Bambi.

* 10. the world is ending in ten minutes and you get to listen to one, and only one, song: which song?

Hold On, Hold On, by Neko Case. (Although, I MIGHT cry that I didn't choose Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Bob Dylan.)

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kelly would like to tell you about her website: kelly haigh; her upcoming show in march at thinkspace gallery; that she has work in the upcoming book big eyed art, transformed and resurrected by blonde blythe, which should be out in april, by merrell publishing; and another space where you can find a different interview with her: glubdub.com.

i would like to thank kelly for participating in the keep art alive: ten questions project, and for being inspirational to my writing.

go now go and check out more of her work, visit a gallery showing, and buy something if you can. keep art alive and show your support.

7 comments:

Dale said...

Love it! Got some good insights, I think. Keep it up.

lucy said...

thank you. kelly has some fantastic responses.

it will be very keen to see how the answers to the same ten questions vary throughout the year.

muruch said...

Great interview! I loved the cover art that Kelly did for Carolyn Mark's CD. :)

lucy said...

i didn't know she'd done the artwork for her cd; how keen!

urban paisley said...

I really like this project. Looking forward to more. :)

lucy said...

thank you. stay tuned for more later this month!

Lara said...

what a cool project!
you might dig the guy at http://www.onesongperweek.com/ he's been working on starting a "blog based movement" surrounding his music and i love his lyrics.