Have you ever wanted to relive one of your favorite fairytales as a child? Well, meet the talented and beautiful Mandie Manzano! With an eye for beautiful colors, story telling, and creative flair she depicts everyone's favorite fairytales and brings them to life in her artwork! From the beginning with shaving cream, thats right I said shaving cream, to her now very talented work Mandie truly portrays the mythical stories behind our favorite "Once upon a time's". Fortunately for us, she has shared her artwork for us to print onto our high quality beautiful shower curtains, duvet covers, placemats, cutting boards and the rest of our cutting edge line!
We had the distinct pleasure in having a brief Q&A with the colorful and fun loving Mandie Manzano!
KIH: What is your first memory as an artist?
Mandie: I'd take my grandfathers shaving cream and I would spray it and smear it on the walls in the bathroom and draw in it. I must have been under 5 years old lol! That is one of my first memories drawing :) I've always been a doodler as long as I can remember.
KIH: What is your creative process?
Mandie: I get some inspiration and write,doodle,draw it down in my book. When I begin to work, I say a little prayer and put on some music or an audio book and then I start!
KIH: What was your first medium?
Mandie: Shaving cream haha no just kidding. Graphite and Charcoal
KIH: What is your favorite medium?
Mandie: Ink and water, acrylic, and digital
KIH: What is your favorite color right now?
KIH: What common threads do you find show up in your work?
Mandie: Lots of light and lots of color
KIH: Tell us about your first show!
Mandie: Chaotic! but very fun. I was very nervous and didn't have everything prepared as I should have. It was a huge learning experience and so now I know how to always have everything prepared in advanced and have a handy dandy checklist as well!
KIH: Where do you do most of your work?
Mandie: I take it everywhere with me so I can draw always. I am mostly drawing at home when I am comfy and under blankies