21 Questions: Gloria Steiger [Artist]

Gloria Steiger [Artist]
"Creepy Glowbugg"
 Okay you may not know her yet, but you soon will she has some amazing art/design/sculptures just waiting for you to discover. I have been a fan of her and her style of the horror with a smile, a smile you sure will soon get. She is talent, that is all... and she has fun making the creation this makes it more fun for us all.

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am currently a stay at home Mom of 10 years now. I took this little hiatus to work on my art and raise my son. I think the art has turned out better, but we'll see. I received a gift of polymer clay blocks for Xmas one year, and a year later decided to give it a whirl. How much fun was this? Why had I waited so long? That was about six years ago, and now I have created a little shop of creepy goodness on Etsy, selling my wares. I make all kinds of schtuff including skull inspired jewelry, mini punkin sculptures, and paper crafting embellishments (brains and skullz so far) for the paper crafting horror hounds out there. I also have a alternate hobby of creating unconventional greeting cards. Zombies are my favorite subjects at the moment.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
My first passion was animals (I wanted to be a veterinarian), but once I realized I couldn't handle the heart ache associated with that job, I focused on art. I was always drawing and copying artwork I saw and admired.

 -To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My husband and my friends are my main source of support. My friend Dani, is the one who pushed me to stop admiring other people's art and start creating and selling my own. My immediate family sucks, but my in-Laws and extended family have been quite supportive.
   
-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I would absolutely LOVE to work or just hang out with Jim Henson. He is my all-time hero and mentor. His puppetry and fantastical vision planted the seed of creativity in me that I draw from constantly. I am a collector of all things Henson, from Sesame Street, to the Muppets, to Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Dinosaurs was also a favorite from his later works. Just a brilliant man whom I have very strong feeling for even now.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now? 
Hmmmm. That's a tough one. I swim in the shallow end of life, so I'd like to be remembered for my beauty and my ability to tame and train the wild Zombies of the Apocalypse.

-Who inspires you?
Nature, my son, the music of Voltaire, current artists of the Outsider, Surreal, and Pop art genres.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
Due to medicinal marijuana, I am unable to answer (or remember) your question.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
"F*ck You", by Cee-Lo or some Terrence Trent D'Arby.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
I just watched "Devil" by M. Night Shamalamadingdong. It was okay. I would still recommend the "Hang Over" and "The Legend of 1900". Tim Roth is amazing and such a touching story.
   
-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
The birth of my boy, Gryphon Hunter.

-Favorite Horror Film?
Return of the Living Dead

-Favorite Book?
Either "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn or any and all Clive Barker, Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl.

-Favorite Song?
"Gloria" by Them (such a narcissist)

-Favorite Film Character?
Kermit the Frog

-Favorite Film Composer?
Bach

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
my taxidermied Iguana, named Juan

-Favorite First Pet?
My dearly departed kitty boy, Cosmos. Even got my first memorial tattoo for my 'Moso.

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Unsweetened iced tea, please

-Favorite Phrase?
"Just because something is different, doesn't make it wrong" and "You get what you get, so don't throw a fit."

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
I don't ever hide. How is Publisher's Clearing House gonna find me?

If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
"When someone shows you who THEY are, believe them." - Maya Angelou 


5 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo Glo! You're such a fab artist and all around super chick. Glad to be lucky enough to be a minion with you, hon. Great answers and I was especially thrilled that you mentioned The Legend of 1900. It's one of our fave movies, but I didn't think anyone but us knew about it. And I'll tell you, Juan sure ROCKS! xxD

Andrea C said...

21 questions superbly answered. Having purchased and received some of Glo's art, I just have to say it is even better than it looks in the photos, seriously top stuff. ;p

blackdragon said...

Creepy Glo...ZOMBIE QUEEN...
love ya... my hero.
xxx

Zombie said...

I wish i had the talent you do as an artist! :)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fabulous interview with a truly wonderful woman :D