Please introduce yourself. Who are you, where do you live?
Hello! My name is Christine Krebs and I live in Columbia, Maryland.
How would you describe your work / style?
I would describe style or work as Gypsy / new age. Because I combine my spirituality with my creations it tends to look pretty mystical, well, at least to me.
Who, or what, inspires you?
I am inspired by my cats, my spirituality, colors and nature, and by other artists. Sometimes creativity is contagious!
What made you decide to start selling your work?
My friend Lisa talked me into selling my work. She is my biggest fan. I bet if I glued a potato chip to a charm and strung it on ribbon, she'd wear it.
Do you have a website or blog address?
My blog address is: http://groovyanklets.blogspot.com/
How did you learn your craft? How long have you been creating?
I taught myself my craft. I earned an art degree from FSU about 25 years ago and have been painting since I was a young child.
Is there any other craft skill you would like to learn?
I would like to learn metal work, furniture making and just about anything else you can do that has a creative outlet, which also includes dance and music. I took a ballet class 5 years ago and was so untalented that I was placed way in the back for our final performance. My moment on stage near the front was spoiled when my partner, a scared little boy, wet his pants and started crying. He ran off stage leaving me scared and I blanked out and just stood there. Good times!
Anything exciting planned that you’d like to share?
The only exciting new thing I would like to share is that I am working on a new Etsy store that concentrates mostly on astrological jewelry.
Have you had any work featured in magazines/books/galleries?
The last time I had anything featured in a magazine was when I was in college. It was an awful pen and ink drawing that I attempted on rice paper. The ink bled all over and for some reason I won a contest. Honestly, it was the most horrible thing I ever created. Anything I create that I love seems to go unnoticed. HA!
Oh, I forgot, I have a painting in one of those "Bad Art Galleries" that everyone laughs about. It was taken out of my garbage can outside my apartment 10 years ago and is now hanging in a museum.
Has your work won any prizes/competitions?
Just the one I just mentioned. Oh, I used to sell photos a while back when I had use of a dark room.
If I wasn’t doing this, I’d be………
extremely depressed. YIKES!
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day would go like this: I wake up, cuddle with my cat, make jewelry, stop by the craft store and buy what I want without worrying about money, then have a romantic dinner with Payton Manning in candle light. All he'd be wearing would be a thong.
Describe your proudest moment.
My proudest moment would be when I graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a BS degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. No one showed up to congratulate me. But when you feel that good about your accomplishment, it really doesn't matter.
What do you do to relax?
To relax I enjoy drinking wine.
What animal would you like to be, and why?
I would like to be one of my cats because they receive TONS of love and cuddle time and their own Christmas stockings and sometimes even lobster! They prefer tuna from the can though, except Que Ball who also has his own Facebook page.
What’s your weakness?
I am too sensitive to the suffering of animals and children. I don't even listen to the news anymore because they seem to report on it all the time. So, I tend to cry often for these souls. I don't think that I am depressed, just very emotional.
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