24.2.11

ETSY Artist Interview number 3

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Stéphanie Kilgast aka petitplat has a slight Art formation and a master degree in architecture. She discovers her passion for miniatures in summer 2007, while she was searching for a new hobby because she was bored (true story).
When She stumbled upon miniatures all her childhood ran back. Indeed as a child, she played a lot with Barbies and made some clay food out of regular sticky clay for them.
Somehow the passion grew bigger and bigger until it got her entire life. It was a struggle to finish her architecture degree but she knew she wanted to work as an artisan.
So this is what she's doing full time. Sculpting miniature versions of food for collectors and as jewelry. Here we gooo tooo Franceeee.....


Me: How do you define success, and what keeps you going?

She: Success is being able to do what you want, when you want and to earn enough money with it to live comfortably.
"living comfortably" in my opinion is being able to pay your loan, to eat and to do some extras, while being able to put some money aside in case of emergency.
My life itself keeps me going, since it's the life I've chosen. I don't need any motivation to work.


Me: If you were to stop making art, what activity would you replace it with?

She: I can't stop making art. I always used my hands to craft, it's part of who I am.
Although I'd like to be involved in amateur dramatics. that would be fun.

Me: When are you most creative and why do you think this is? Early morning - late morning - afternoon -early evening - late evening, Spring - Summer - Winter - Fall

She: It's easier the other way round.
I'm not creative after Christmas and especially not between Xmas and New Year. I'm not creative when I'm sick or tired. And I need vacation once in a while. Other than that I can be creative pretty much at any time or any location. Although I'm more creative in a city than in nature.

Me: When you are bored with yourself and your work in the studio, what do you do to get out of it artwise?

When my work gets on my nerves I read, watch movies, listen and dance to music, sleep, eat or cook, go out for a walk or browse Etsy.

Me: Name 5 of your favorite ETSY shops

She: blockpartypress / JDavisStudio / EightSeasons / vesselsandwares / michellechangjewelry 
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 THANK YOU STEPHANIE FOR YOUR TIME AND BEING A PART OF MY BLOG !!!

6 comments:

  1. Such great creations & enjoyed learning a little more about you!! Continued success!

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  2. I'm wild about PetitPlatFoodArt's delicate miniatures, make me feel like Alice in Wonderful...
    Wish you a permanent success!

    Sevda
    http://www.mammamiaeme.etsy.com

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  3. Cool interview! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Congratulations Evihan for its beautiful and appetizing blogger. I loved everything I saw. I am a poet and professor in Brazil, if you want to visit me and follow me I'll be very honored. Thanks!

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