About Me

 

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Hi! I’m Mireya but family calls me Myra. Feel free to do the same. Thank you for wanting to learn more about me. Glad you’re here! You can find me on instagram posting my 5 minute-ish draws, chatting with artists and obsessing over ideas- yes cake ones, AND any fun inspiration too.   Join me. I keep an awesome pinterest collection of EVERYTHING like color schemes and Coney Island vintage lettering. Find Me.

It would be awesome to collaborate on a project with you. You can email me at senditomyra@yahoo.com BUT instagram would probably be the place to find me. I do hope you’re having a wonderful day! Remember LOVE WINS!

I love to listen to interviews. Here’s my interview:

1. Why art? Did you always know you wanted to be an artist?

Art is just a part of me-always has been. It’s a love story. When I was bored in class, I’d draw in the page margins. I loved paint by number kits, markers and crayons. I made a hot air balloon in fifth grade. It’s not that I made one, it’s that I reveled  in the process.  I do paint them now. Wait, I should make one and hang it in my studio for inspiration. My favorite moments in college involve creativity. I majored in Marketing. You learn about design, advertising and consumer behavior. All that is art in a sense.  You tell a real story. I did learn Western Renaissance art. I’m obsessed with the idea that artists can take simple elements and tell a story. I always find the right inspiration, tips or resources when I want them. I let art go for a while because art to me was gallery/museum art. It is. Yes I create art, but my work looks nothing like that. Now I understand that’s actually good!

2. Reveled in the process of making a hot air balloon?

Yes the idea that you can take simple elements and create something amazing…oh and the where I’d go -what adventure I’d have.

3.  When did you realize you’re an artist?

There really isn’t a moment.  I’ve always believed in the phrase do what you love and love what you do. It’s been recent that all the pieces came together. Okay I’m an artist-that makes sense.  I paid attention to all the signs around me. The idea that I made the choice to surrender and explore began one sunny day. This story came to life in my head. I’d write poems. I thought maybe I could sell them? That led to the term typography.  I learned that typography is boring: I can’t stand it.  That led to hand lettering. Love it! I came across this crayola educational watercolor set, that led to watercolor painting and childhood memories. The more I surround myself with artists, the more I identify with them period.

4. Describe your style? Your process?

I’m curious about everything. I’m a thinker. I’m obsessed with color. My favorites are monotone shades. I really love this 3 tier cake that’s amazing tones of blue. I love vintage lettering, block lettering in vintage ads, and like what you’d see on 1940s post cards or letters. This writing emerges on a post card. With each letter is all the emotions that a person feels as they’re writing home or to a lover. The writing is just you and I love that.  I love people, nature, and hearts. My art is a combination of all these elements, and that everything is possible.  I hope people know that. I’m still growing so we’ll see.

5. What’s your motto or words you live by?

Let the kid play. I think about lots of kids at a certain age and myself. The kid who doesn’t question if this is right. She dreams of where she would go in a hot air balloon. Not once does she see the fear of anything going wrong. She just draws, has fun, and  just loves. Real story.  I want to get back to that. I try to live by that. Walt Disney said,” That’s the trouble with the world,too many people grow up. ” I’m not by any means perfect. I try to be a good person. I’m sorry if I’ve hurt anyone but believe me it always tears me apart because that’s the last I want to do. As for words: love and choice.

6. What artist inspires you?

I love the radical James Victore.  I love Frida Kahlo. Her life is right there on the canvas. Raphael’s School of Athens is my favorite.  Eric Carle’s collage art is amazing! There are tons more. I’m inspired by the fact that art can come from any where and any place. I get obsessed with a song. I want to know who wrote it and why. Just learned about the artist Tracy Emin. She said,”If I was to make art, it couldn’t be about the f***** picture, it had to be about where it was really coming from. Wow… I resonate!

7. Share something fun and interesting about you?

I love music! I used to sing this song and imagine people were here from all over the world to listen to me. Nothing to do with fame but just to see them smile and dance. I love that I can do that with art.  I’d like to write a song.  I have. I’d like to learn the entire choreography to the Thriller song…wait that’s more than something.

8. What made me weird as a kid?

Oh I would always tilt my head-get lost in a thought…people would ask what I’m thinking about.  They still ask. (laughs) I had this habit of asking why. Most teachers didn’t appreciate that. I’ve always had this obsession with the why and process of what fascinates me. Sometimes it’s what doesn’t. I paint my thoughts and curiosity. Does that make sense?

Thank you for reading the interview.

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