Interview with Artist Serena Olivieri

This week’s Tumblr Tuesday feature, Serena Olivieri. For any of you that have read previous posts of mine you already know about my stationary obsession. I love beautiful paper, beautiful things made out of paper, paper paper paper, etc. So naturally when I first came across Serena’s blog, with its images of her amazing paper creations, I think I scrolled through every single post she ever published in awe of her work. Serena’s notebooks really are the star of the blog, each one a unique combination of her talents as a creative mind, illustrator and paper crafter. Serena was kind enough to take some time away from her amazing paper crafting to tell us a little about herself and her blog for this week’s Tumblr Tuesday 🙂

On to the interview!

Tell us a little about yourself…

I grew up in Italy, studying art history and restoration, after the university I came to Madrid and I’ve been living here ever since.  Here I worked for many years for different museums and art foundations, helping artists with their exhibitions. In 2010 me and my bf left Spain to travel around Asia and came back after one year. Now I’m working for a spanish design Magazine, specializing in graphic design (editorial..) and making prototypes of notebook of my own (and creating custom notebooks for people emailing me with orders from around the world! ;))

Is there anything quirky about you that you would like to share with our readers?

I like analog photography , in fact we spent last summer in Italy building  a dark room in my parent’s garage and developing films!

I like to listen to old people telling their stories, ink illustrations.

I used to play the saxo.

How long have your been blogging?

Since December 2011.

Why did you start your blog?

Because I had something to say/show! 😉

How did you come up with the name for your blog?

I didn’t know how to name it, so I simply put my name on it

How would you describe the feel of your blog in ten words or less?

Colorful, inspiring, practical, clean

What do you look for when creating a post/reposting?

To give details about the creation of the piece I’m talking about. I love to give and receive practical information.

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?

I’ll start another blog with several friends about the creative process..we’ll be blogging about inspiration, steps of creativity, broken ideas, successful ideas etc. The blog will be in spanish.

We would like to thank Serena for braving the time zone difference and using her second language to give us an interview! Check out Serena’s Blog on Tumblr and her shop on Etsy to see her amazing work.

TDQ Tags TDQblogger001

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