Friday, November 17, 2006

Sonja Wernke

Interviewing people is one of the best parts of being a freelancer. I always learn a lot, and sometimes I’m even inspired to do more with my own life—just like I was when I wrote about Sonja Wernke for the November/December issue of RubberStampMadness magazine. Brought low by a series of health problems (and depressed about it), Sonja fought back by making art. Not only is she a woman after my own heart—she loves to journal—but she also started her own stamp company 1 Stamp Dreamer online. Obviously Sonja doesn’t let a pesky little detail like illness stand in the way of living a full and creative life. When I feel discouraged about things, I’ll think about her and the healing power of art. Sometimes the last thing you want to do is to be creative when you’re feeling low. But if you push yourself…if you just mess about with your art supplies, I can guarantee that you’ll end up feeling better. Just ask Sonja!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Read your article when the last issue came. Kept meaning to mention I enjoyed it. As usual, the best work in the magazine. I really identified w/ Sonja about creating something wonderfully unique and then finding it had already been done! Also I began art too as a way to overcome adversity.