Dreams of an Artist: An Interview with Artist Judy Mastrangelo

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This interview is with Judy Mastrangelo. Judy is a talented artist and author who has worked on a variety of projects. I would strong recommend that you check out her books on Amazon.

With this interview I wanted to delve into the creative process behind her art. Why don’t we ask a few questions and see what nuggets we can learn from this very talented person.

Why do you do what you do?

I do my artwork since it is my main talent, and I love it so much. It gives me great joy to create, and I always have the hope that I will inspire others with my art.

How do you like to work?

I create when I come to the time of day where there is free time to relax, medi-tate, and paint to my heart’s content.

Can you tell me a little about your background?

I come from an artistic family. Both of my parents are artists. My mother paints mostly realistic figures and landscapes in oil with a palette knife. My father is a sculptor, watercolorist, and caricaturist. My brother is a professional classical and flamenco guitarist and music arranger.

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Express Yourself – An Interview With Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

Express Yourself! An Interview with Artist and Author Judy Mastrangelo

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This interview is with the very talented Judy Mastrangelo. Judy has created books, artworks, cross-stitching patterns and all manner of things creative. She is currently working on a series of card decks with her creative partner. This interview should highlight just how deeply she is involved in artistic expression. Enjoy reading about Judy and then pop over to the Amazon author page and pick up a book, or two, or three…

Where do you find the most joy from your work? Is it the creation? Is it the entertainment it brings others? I find joy both from both the Creation of my art, and the Entertainment it brings to others. Everything that I create gives me great delight, and I hope to impart some of that enjoyment to others. I find that all forms of Art, be they Music, Literature, Dance, Film, Painting, etc, are some of the highest creations that Mankind can produce. They exemplify our inner feelings and ideals. So when an Artist can produce a work of Art in any of these creative fields, which “speaks” to everyone, I feel that Artist has achieved something special and magical.

This is what I aspire to do: to uplift, delight, and fill my audiences with inspiration and the Joy of Life. I hope that my Art will have a universal appeal to many people worldwide, of all ages.

Of all the work you have done—what piece of art do you consider to be your finest? I do like most of the work I have produced, in various degrees. It all fulfills certain feelings that I mean to convey. My painting “TITANIA’S FLIGHT” has seemed to become my “trademark” piece that everyone enjoys. So I suppose that would be considered to be my finest. But as I said, I strive to constantly improve and build on my Art. So I will continually endeavor to produce fine artwork in course of my lifetime, to the best of my ability.

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A Time For Artists – An Interview With Author Judy Mastrangelo

Here is a sample from Judy’s latest interview:

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Judy Mastrangelo is an artist and author of some renown. She has worked on many projects and has had much success. This interview with her focuses on the way she views art. If you want to know what makes an artist tick– this is the interview for you. Let’s see what she has to say…

What are the most expressive art forms, in your opinion?

It’s difficult to pinpoint the most expressive ones. I enjoy all of them, including the forms which incorporate several different art forms all together. Artists who are able to express themselves through various forms of art are very fortunate because they can delve deep into their inner selves to create and thus give great enjoyment to others.

Watching films are a wonderful way that I’ve found to enjoy several of these Art forms combined in the comfort of my home, if I’m not able to see a live concert, play, etc. There are many films which include several of the Arts, such as music, dance, literature, painting, sculpture, etc. I’ll list some of my favorites…

These are some FANTASY MOVIES which incorporate great Literature, Music, Dance, Painting, etc:

Contemporary ones: The Tolkien Movies: “THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY” and “THE HOBBIT TRILOGY,” “HARRY POTTER” movies, the “ONCE UPON A TIME” TV series, etc. Continue reading

The Wonderful Work of Children’s Author Judy Mastrangelo

Here is a sample of questions from Judy’s latest interview:

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Today we are meeting a very talented children’s author named Judy Mastrangelo. You can learn more about Judy and her wonderful books here.

How does it feel to be a published author?

I’m very happy to be one. I really enjoy sharing my art work, my fantasy ideas, and my vision with all who are interested.

Are you working on a new book project?

Presently I’m working on an illustrated book of a very famous poem in the public domain. I feel that my version of this is a whimsical and imaginative one which hopefully will bring enjoyment to many.

What was the first book you ever read?

I have very fond memories of reading a poetry book by A.A. Milne, the author of the Winnie the Pooh books. It was entitled “When We Were Very Young”. These poems seemed very sweet and understandable to me when I was a child. I also loved the adorable illustrations in it by E.H. Shepard.

 

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What Do Bunnies Do All Day?

WHAT DO BUNNIES DO ALL DAY?

Bunny Book2For ages 4-8.

This little book of about 200 words will delight even the very young toddler. In this gentle story, illustrated by exquisite watercolours, Little Bunny learns that whatever he does is all right with Mother Bunny. Parents can use this story as an introduction to telling their own child that no matter what, he or she will still be loved.

Available as a Kindle ebook now, and coming soon as an audio book.

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Interviews

Judy has participated in many different interviews. Here are some sample Q&A’s from selected interviews as well as the link where you can read more.

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What is your writing schedule? Do you jump out of bed with coffee in hand or are you an afternoon writer? What conditions do you like to write under? I enjoy a relaxed atmosphere to write in. My schedule is not planned. I write when the spirit moves me. Since I am also a painter, and my writing goes hand in hand with my art work, my text is often influenced by the images I depict on canvas and paper.

How do you start to write a book? What is the first step? I daydream about my ideas. Then I write things down in a sort of “Stream of Consciousness” state. I then refine these so that they will be understandable to others. If I try to “force” ideas, they don’t come out well. I feel that writing, as well as painting, are enjoyable outlets for me. If I feel inspired and gratified in this process of creation, I am hopeful that others will also enjoy the fruits that develop from my efforts.

What was the hardest part of writing your book? I go over my books quite a few times, looking for mistakes. Often I see quite a few of them. I am always looking for perfection. But I never seem to achieve that aim. And so that is the most difficult part of creating my books.

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