We are so proud of how Crafty Ass Female's 'Summer of Special Guests' - our second series of amazing, inspiring interviews with a badass bunch of creative & resourceful women - turned out! Today's episode is our LAST of this series, and we're going out with a BANG! (Next week's show will be the finale episode of Season 2 of the podcast.)
Today we have award-winning professional doodler, muralist shmuralist, zine queen, and donut enthusiast Pinky Weber on the podcast. She is the head of Pinky Weber Studio, Brooklyn’s finest female-run greeting card and accessory company, where wine o’clock starts promptly at 3 pm.
By injecting reality with unexpected and playful imagery, Pinky re-evaluates the relationship between humans and ordinary un-celebrated everyday objects. She uses her work as a platform to transform the most monotonous, bland items into precious, vibrant, exciting icons — forcing the viewer to reconsider their typical relationship to physical space and reality. Cheeky and cheerful, Pinky Weber is perfect for parties, pick-me-ups, and presents between pals.
So is Pinky her real name? (The girls get to that right away.) Also in this episode, Pinky talks about going to Parsons School of Art & Design, how Brooklyn and living in New York influences her work, and being a woman in the street art community.
Pinky also discusses her cheeky, cheerful style and her desire to make the world more fun. The girls discuss understanding the inspiration behind everyday inanimate objects + giving them personality.
Other gems in this episode: Pinky's approach to her booth at the NSS trade show, whether or not she reached her goals for NSS, her feelings on licensing her work, advice to artists who are just starting to make art, and what she had hired help actually help her do.
FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THE EP //
Pinky on how she's 'crafty' as RESOURCEFUL:
"I use both sides of the Swiffer® pad? (Haa Haa!) ...I think figuring out how to use my art in multiple ways and figuring out as many ways as possible that it works while still being ME. I really like doing illustration, I really like doing murals, I really like doing stationery...why can't I do all three?! ...
...and figuring out alternative ways where I don't have to go and sit at a cubicle and work, but still make money and be happy - even if it means putting more hours in, you know, having a tighter budget, eating dollar pizza four nights a week, that's fine. If I'm happy, you know, doing what I love just making ends meet, that's cool."
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
SHOW NOTES //
• Pinky Weber (dot) com
• Sparkle Smith from The Happy Planner® Squad
• National Stationery Show (NSS)
• Lindsay Lohan mugshot magnets
• Parsons | Art & Design
• Mental Floss
• Boston Globe
• Ryan Porter
• Pratt Institute
• Rhode Island School of Art & Design (RISD)
• The Pencil Factory
• ARTICLE: Instagram's influence on murals
• Pinky's 'Send Dog Pics' mural
• Welling Court Mural Project
• Pinky's flying rat (pigeon) card
• Britney Spears Toxic
• Pinky's PIZZA MURAL @ The Museum of Pizza
• Pinky's PIZZA ABDUCTION
• monstera leaves are EVERYWHERE!
• Pinky's Justin Bieber print
• Pinky's booth at NSS
• Museum of Ice Cream
• Rob Fortier
• TAY HAM
• ARTICLE: Zines vs. Magazines
• Ali Baba
• Cleaning with the Dirtiest Rappers
• sexmoji stickers
LIGHTNING ROUND //
(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)
WATCHING: The Staircase on Netflix + Spongebob
READING: Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon
LISTENING TO: Big Al, new Cardi B album, & rap
MAKING: sticker sheet for Ryan Porter
PLANNING: murals & more murals
LOVING: pattern-making, Shawna X, her new puppy Pickle, glittered gel pens, wine, pink, rainbows, & happy people
Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Pinky to hear them continue the convo! See ya there! xoxo
As a $5 subscriber, you could also check out our July/Aug bookclub discussion on Austin Kleon's Steal Like An Artist (that went live on Patreon 8/3).