I am happy to present my college blockmate, Rochelle ‘Cher’ Cabula for this installment of The Master and her Piece.
It’s an interview I do with women who inspire me and others to live and create better. I ask questions about their masterpieces or their works, their inspiration and ideas, their motivation, their challenges and their advice; to hopefully encourage my readers, too.
Cher Cabula is a professional Interior Designer. She’s also a blogger, calligrapher, letterer and a watercolorist extraordinaire. Her works are so inspiring! I had a chance to attend her calligraphy workshop and she’s very encouraging.
Check out the beautiful quotes, lettering and calligraphy on her feed.
1. What inspires you to create your masterpiece? Where do you get your amazing ideas?
I’m usually inspired by the people around me. If it’s a lettering piece or a watercolor piece, I spend a few minutes browsing through galleries of other people’s works. It’s one of my routines. It gets me in a creative mood. Then when I’m ready to create, I just fill the blank paper with whatever suits my mood at that time. You’ll usually know if I’m in a good or bad mood with the colors I use or the extent of details that I put in.
2. What motivates you to keep creating? Even if the little details seem so mundane, what pushes you to go on?
For me, art is a way of release. Being in a creative mood puts me on a high. I don’t think I’ll ever stop creating, it’s already an innate part of me.
3. What was the biggest challenge you have encountered while creating your masterpiece? How did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge would be when I get accidental ink stains or stray splatters of paint. I have to be creative so that I can still salvage the piece or that I won’t have to do it all over again, especially when it’s a large artwork.
4. What advice would you give to anyone who is toying with ideas, or in the process of putting her passion into action?
Just create and don’t be afraid of the blank page. Just let your inner creative diva flow out of you. Most of all, practice practice practice. It really hones skills and lets you discover new techniques. Also never be afraid to try new things and new materials, embrace the learning process.
I need to take creative advice from Cher Cabula.
I know that I am sometimes afraid of the blank page, are you? How do you overcome it?
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