10 QUESTIONS WITH PRINTMAKER ASHLEY QUICK
Originally from Wyoming, Ashley attended the University of Wyoming for Art and focused on printmaking and drawing. She moved around for a couple years before landing in Denver to live near her brother and come back to the mountains.
What’s your favorite book?
Right now it's Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. I think any sentient beings should read it, it's so so beautiful.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I don't know why but it truly never gets old.
Favorite TV show?
When did you realize you wanted to share your passion/skill?
I was new in Denver and didn't know a lot of people. I realized I could make some extra money and hang out with like minded-people, both by teaching and taking classes myself. Two of my favorites have been mala making and weaving. I had been teaching before Dabble, and it's so fun to chat with people who care about the weird information you have in your brain like what type of paper to use or how to carve into shower pan liner as a cheap alternative to linoleum.
Did you go to school for your craft or teach yourself?
Both- I went to school for printmaking but have taught myself sewing, quilting, and embroidery. I am constantly getting distracted and teaching myself new skills.
If you could choose a spirit animal what would it be?
Something that could fly- I like the idea of having a home base but still being able to leave whenever I have the urge to travel. Possibly a hummingbird.
What makes you laugh until you cry?
How do you like to spend your weekend?
What’s your favorite city and why?
Don’t have one yet.
Where do you find inspiration?
Mostly by just showing up and starting to work on something. If I try to plan something out too much before I begin I completely freeze, but I find when I just put pen to paper and get started something good happens. Slowly working on getting better at this.
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