Artist Profile: Josie Cirincione

Josie_CirincioneGiuseppina “Josie” Cirincione is a mixed media collage artist known for her amazing soldering skills. She’s the author of Solder Technique Studio, Collage Lost and Found and Bent, Bound and Stitched.

Q: What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool?
A: Cuttlebug and all the accoutrements

Q: What is your least favorite technique that you still use anyway?
A: Making book signatures.

Q: What are you reading right now?
A: Don’t let the picture fool you. They are not that nicely stacked. Some are on the floor.

Q: What’s the most inspiring trip you’ve ever taken or adventure you’ve ever had?
A: A two-month rail trip to Europe (no plans or reservations) and/or a 2-month summer adventure in Seattle (I was only supposed to be there for 2 weeks).

Q: If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be?
A: Sky blue, it’s calming

Q: What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet?
A: Live in Italy or Sicily

Q: What’s the best day you’ve ever had?
A: I have had a lot of days that are great but not best. That day is still in my future.

Q: What’s today’s Word to Live By?
A: Moderation

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Watching endless hours of documentaries and movies.

Q: What do you listen to when you create?
A: Don’t be a hater. I listen to Howard Stern. He’s not the monster the media makes him out to be.

Q: What is your first memory?
A: My first road trip, I was 4. We drove from England to Sicily.

Q: With whom would you love to spend one day making art?
A: Gio Ponti

Q: Why do you make art?
A: Simple, crafting makes me happy.

Q: What’s your best piece of advice for artists?
A: You don’t have to be an artist to make art.

Click here to follow Josie Cirincione on her blog or here to find her on Facebook.

To see Josie’s latest book, Solder Technique Studio, click here.

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To learn more about or purchase her book Collage, Lost and Found, click here.

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