It’s come to my attention that most of my readers don’t know much about me. While it’s true that most street artists try to maintain a sense of anonomynity for personal reasons – I don’t want you guys to feel like I’m not a real person! So in an attempt to get us a little closer, here are my 21 “Get to know me” questions and answers.
1. Are you named after someone?
I am not named after anyone, but I do love my name. I go by Naked Eye Studio because my birth name is hard to spell and hard to remember, and I figured it be easier to develop a moniker! And I will say it’s nice to see what people come up with when chatting online. I get “Hey Naked!” a lot, which is pretty fun.
2. When was the last time you cried?
Too recently probably! The curse of an empath is that I feel too many people’s problems as my own, which gets me into trouble. I just hate being sad!
3. Do you have kids?
I do not have any kids. I like them though, I have nieces and nephews which I love.
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend to yourself?
Woah, that’s like, deep. I’d like to think so. I’m a good friend who tries to always listen and be supportive – who wouldn’t want a friend like that around?
5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
I do. Really bad horror movies. I just love them! I’ve seen so many and my DVD collection grows and grows…
6. Do you like handwriting?
Surprisingly, not really. You think an artist would be all about that creative outlet – but not me. I use my hands to draw and paint! If I’m writing a letter I’ll just type it out so it’s legible.
I did go through many handwriting phases in my teens and 20s – did anyone else do that? Purposefully change your handwriting style until you found one that suit you? Yeah, my current one is ‘half cursive, half print, never-dot-the-i’s’ kind of style.
7. What is your favorite cereal?
I actually don’t eat cereal. I can’t even tell you the last time I had it. I am much more of a bacon and eggs type of person. With lots of bacon. I mean, lots.
8. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Good question. I’d love to say something PC like “their smile” or “how they treat people” but if we’re being super honest – looking at a crowd in a mall or an airport, what do I notice first? Cool tattoos. Fun hairstyles. If girls have very unique jewelry or clothes on. I guess I just like weirdos!
9. What color are your eyes?
A blueish green.
10. Scary movies or happy endings?
As mentioned in my guilty pleasure tag – scary movies for sure! I can enjoy a happy ending just as much as the next guy but scary movies are so much more fun. (Especially the kind of scary movies that DON’T have a happy ending. Those are a special kind!)
11. Favorite tv show?
Good question. I’ve watched a lot of TV shows over the years. I tend to go for a) cartoons, because who doesn’t love a good animation that’s funny b) comedy shows, because I like to laugh or c) scary shows, cause I like to get scared. I’ve got a few shows on DVD that I tend to pop in at least once a month and they never get old. Those would be Tales from the Crypt and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
12. Summer or winter?
Summer for me. I like sunshine, warm weather, and summer activities are way more fun than winter activities. I can hike, swim, go to the park, camp, etc etc. Is it summer yet?!
13. Hugs or kisses?
I’m a big fan of both, so it’s hard to decide. I guess hugs – because I can give them to more people without getting in trouble haha!
14. Whats the furthest you’ve been from home?
Overseas – I went to France and the Netherlands. It was a huge culture shock and I loved every minute of it.
15. Do you have any special talents?
I do not. In fact, I don’t even really refer to my art as a ‘talent’. I like to think of it as a skill that I have and continue to practice and get better at.
16. Where were you born?
Oregon. It fully explains my love of the woods and the ocean!
17. What are your hobbies?
Besides art and crafting, I also enjoy watching movies, playing video games, and SUP boarding on the lake.
18. Do you have any pets?
I do not, but I am sure I’ll turn into a crazy cat lady at some point in my life.
19. Favorite movie?
Probably Beetlejuice. It’s the perfect combination of creepy disturbing visuals and silly sarcastic humor. That’s pretty much my life in a movie!
20. What color is your car?
Black on black. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
21. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be an artist and still do. While I haven’t quit my day job yet I hope to accomplish that some day!
So there you have it, 21 random facts about me courtesy of the ‘get to know me tag’. They were pretty easy to answer, and I like that there weren’t any dumb ones like you get on those YouTube versions. If any of the answers really threw you for a loop let me know in the comments!