An interview with Negah.

Hi friends ---

What a crazy, wonderful past month it has been! We are rounding out February and I've been SO busy I've realized I haven't shared with you all that I meant to. I'm still getting this "planning ahead" thing pinned down... I suppose better late than never, right?

So earlier in January, I was chosen to be the first featured artist + first to partake in an interview series with www.easelforart.com. What an honor, right? Being picked to be the first at anything in life is a total Sally moment of "you like me! you really, really like me!" and I felt that through and through when Easel reached out to me. But I know most of you are thinking... who and what is Easel? Let me explain. Easel is the dynamic duo of Negah and Sahand who created a platform to help consumers easily navigate through various mediums of art and request commissions - straight from the artists themselves. I know, I wish I would've thought of it myself! They are building this start up with the intention on making everyone's lives easier; artists, clients, consumers, the works. In just a few short months, they've gained recognition in their home state of California, being interviewed by LA Times for a full article after the New Year! Wowza. With so much competition in San Francisco and the dog-eat-dog nature of Los Angeles, I couldn't be more proud that these two kind souls scored a spot in the LA Times. 

 photo by the lovely Tatum Lewis, founder of  Honey Photo Video

photo by the lovely Tatum Lewis, founder of Honey Photo Video

As for the interviews, Negah and I talked on the phone for over an hour this day while I blabbed and she feverishly typed away all of my nonsense in a local coffee shop in Los Angeles. Trust me, she got ALL of the scoop on my journey - and probably more than she wanted! Her write ups for this two-part series include some of my crazy verbiage and make for a great 15 minute read via her Medium profile page. I talk about what I would've done if art never came into my life, my process, and learning how to articulate exactly what's happening in front of me while I paint. 
I've linked my interviews part one + two here and here

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Needless to say, my gut told me from the beginning how good these people are and I hope their site is the next Twitter, Google, Uber, or Facebook. I had a blast chatting with Negah and hope you have just as much fun reading it. Remember to trust your instincts and partner with your perception of the best of the best - you will reap the benefits in the end! 

Xo,

Allison

PS: You can also follow along with their site on Instagram through the handle @easelforart