Creative Entrepreneurship

Roslyn Rose

Rochester Artisans 10 Questions Interview

1. What is your name and what is your business name? Where can we find you through social media?

I am Roslyn Rose and my business is called Roslyn Rose Studios. I am a new artist in Rochester and I so happy toPenguins have found such a welcoming art community.

I can be contacted at the following email addresses and social medias.
roslynrosestudio@gmail.com or rrose@roslynrose.com

My blog.
My personal Facebook page.
My Facebook business page.
My LinkedIn account.

2. How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?
I was told I was an ‘artist’ in the second grade. From that day forward, I considered myself an ‘artist.

3. Explain a bit about your process, please.

I digitally blend multiple photographs to create images that may suggest the past, the future or a new reality. I juxtapose the neglected with the occupied, the deserted with the inhabited, one place with another, or the past with the present.

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4. What’s the comment heard most about your art?
Many people look at my finished prints and ask, “How did ever you do that?”

5. What is one thing people find surprising about how your art is created?
Viewers of my artwork are always surprised how the collaging of different images become so integrated.

6. What’s the one tool you couldn’t live without, in creating your art?

As my work is so technically involved, I cannot live without my cameras, computer, scanner, and printers.

7. How has your art changed over time?
I originally was a painter but then became addicted to printmaking, especially etching. Later I started to combine photography with my prints. The development of Photoshop drew me to concentrate on photography and image manipulation.

8. What’s your favorite part about making your pieces? Least favorite?
I love the possibilities available to me by combining different photographs to produce montages that ask to the viewer to blend their own imagination with the illusions I present. I enjoy everything about the technique I use to produce my prints.

9. What’s your dream project?
My dream project at the moment is to have an exhibit in Rochester.

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10. Where is your art available for purchase?
My art is available for purchase at my studio in the Anderson Arts Building, 250 N. Goodman Street, #402. The studio is open to the public on most First Fridays and by appointment.

I am represented in New York City by the Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, #201. I also ship work to buyers who contact me thru my website.

South Wedge Sip & Shop

Join us for the inaugural South Wedge Sip & Shop! Lots of neighborhood stores will be participating by having drink tastings and special deals!

Sip & Shop goes from 5pm – 8pm, on May 19th and will continue on every third Thursday! Start off by checking in at Star Alley (next to Lux Lounge) to get your ID band. There will be fabulous free goodie bags for the first 25 people to swing through!

Participating Businesses Include:

Abode // Hedonist // Historic House Parts // John’s Tex Mex // Little Button Craft & Press // Louelle // McCann’s Local Meats // Nathaniel Square Corner Store // Needle Drop // Pyramid Tattoo // Second Chic // Stars & Stripes -The Flag Store // Surface Salon // Thread // Zak’s Avenue

Click image to go to Facebook event page.

Click image to go to Facebook event page.

“Whenever I’m angry or when I just need some time alone, I always pick up my violin. My violin is like my best friend.” ~ Evelyse Cruz, 6th grade

Flyer 2016

This art opportunity came to me from the massively creative Linda Connor Cass, whose exquisite jewelry you can see on Loudee’s Jewelry.

Calling all artist friends!! Please consider donating art for a silent auction for this wonderful program!

The women that are behind this are so wonderful and dedicated, you cannot help but be inspired. 100% of the money raised goes to support this program. Let’s help our children have bright futures in the arts and learn the benefits of having positive goals for the future!!!

Email me with any questions – be sure to put Strings for Success in the subject so I can respond right away. You can also call or text me at 585.507.3306. Or just drop off donations at the Center of Youth (905 Monroe Ave). Please label all donations: “Strings for Success Silent Auction”

You can read more about the Strings for Success Program here. Even better, watch this wonderful video!

Beads

May 13-15
Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday, 10am-3pm

18 Twin Ponds Drive
Spencerport, NY

My friend Beth Sperandio is closing her business, Dio Designs. It’s bittersweet because she’s doing it for a good reason, for family reasons, but her jewelry business has been a big part of her life for a long time. I hope she can go back to it someday. She’s really creative.

Look how classy her booth set-up is! Aww, her Rochester Artisans sign is right there too...

Look how classy her booth set-up is! Aww, her Rochester Artisans sign is right there too…

The good news for us artists is she is offering a ton of things at deep discounts. I know she is happy that her things will go to good homes. Here’s a taste of what’s available for sale this weekend. Cash only, of course.

Thousands of Beads

Thousands of Beads


Ring Blanks

Ring Blanks


Lighting Set-Up for Photography

Lighting Set-Up for Photography


Hadar Jacobson Clays

Hadar Jacobson Clays


Epson 2400 Photo Printer with Lots of Ink Cartridges

Epson 2400 Photo Printer with Lots of Ink Cartridges


Easels

Easels


Dehydrator

Dehydrator


Cuff Blanks

Cuff Blanks


Cash Register

Cash Register

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Webster Quilt Guild 2016 Quilt Show

Our Stories Told, Celebrating 40 Years of Quilting

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*New Location!*
Klem South Elementary School
1025 Klem Road, Webster, NY 14580

R o c h e s t e r A r t i s a n s
Artist Interview: 10 Questions

1. What is your name and what is your business name? Where can we find you online?

I am Amanda Preske, owner of Circuit Breaker Labs.
CircuitBreakerLabs.com
CircuitBreakerLabs.Etsy.com
Instagram.com/circuitbreakerlabs
https://www.facebook.com/LimeMade/

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2. How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?

I remember in kindergarten when we were asked to write down our dream job, and I wrote artist. I’ve always had my hands busy in some sort of creative endeavor. Years later and a PhD in chemistry, I realized I needed to do what I was most happy doing, so I left chemistry and transitioned to being a full time artist (kindergarten me knew best). I started selling jewelry when I was 14 and called the business Beadwork by Amanda. About 9 years ago, my brother was attempting to repair the family computer. He was unable to diagnose and fix the problem, but I was transfixed by the beauty and complexity of circuit boards, so I made a few jewelry pieces with them. Years later, many refinements, and some serious business changes, Circuit Breaker Labs emerged.

3. Explain a bit about your process, please.

I start with recycled circuit boards, with most of them coming from computers, calculators, telephones, cell phones, and other small electronics. I’ve been collecting them for nearly a decade, so I’ve amassed a really neat collection of colors encompassing the entire rainbow, plus gorgeous shades of turquoise, lime green, mint, and lavender. With a range of tools, I remove bulky items like heat sinks, PCI and memory slots, peripheral connectors, and extraneous wires. Then I cut and shape the board to fit the piece, clean off dust and trim the edges, then set them in bezels. It is a VERY messy process, so I use a dusk mask, goggles, face shield, gloves, dedicated clothes, and ventilation to protect myself. I use an epoxy resin to seal everything because it completely encapsulates the circuit board (no chance of a hazardous exposure) and it creates a neat lensing effect that magnifies the resin to create a really nice, polished look.

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4. What’s the comment heard most about your art?

“What a neat idea,” and “Is that the real color?” are the most common comments. Most people have only seen green circuit boards, so seeing them in this context with a rainbow of colors often stops shoppers in their tracks to take a closer look.

5. What is one thing people find surprising about how your art is created?

A lot of people think I use glass to cover the circuit board and don’t know about the versatility of resin. I take great care to produce bubble-free resin, so it is mistaken for glass at times.

6. What’s the one tool you couldn’t live without, in creating your art?

Quite literally, I couldn’t produce my art without wire cutters, but the workhorse in my process is my Dremel tool. From cutting to grinding, it does a lot of the heavy lifting, which is a life saver because circuit board is such a tough material to work with.

CBL preske studio photo

7. How has your art changed over time?

I originally started by casting circuit board pieces with resin in a mold. Those first pieces were clunky and very simple. I still stick to a simple, contemporary aesthetic, but it’s much more refined. Recently, I’ve been playing with creating my own settings so that I can have a lot more design flexibility and produce one of a kind works.

8. What’s your favorite part about making your pieces? Least favorite?

I love picking out the circuit board. There are so many colors, designs, components, and patterns to look at. And as computing technologies have evolved, the components have gotten smaller, more intricate, and more interesting. My least favorite process is dealing with bubbles and dust that develop as the resin cures. When I check on a batch about 16 hours later, there are inevitably a few pieces that come out wonky and fixing them is tedious.

9. What’s your dream project?

I’d love to make a ridiculous collar piece- something large, detailed, and full of character. Most of what I make is production work, so venturing out into a “museum piece” would really test my skill and creativity.

10. Where is your art available for purchase?

Locally, my work is at the MAG and Little Button Craft & Press. I also exhibit at Clothesline Festival and Mayday! Underground. Online, you can find my work on my website and through Etsy and Amazon Handmade. I’m pretty stoked that my work is at a couple of really awesome science museums across the country, including the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

green ring earrings

Uppercase Flip Thru

Click through to Instagram for the flip-through of issue 29.

I learned about Janine Vangool by listening to Abby Glassenberg‘s While She Naps podcast (#69). In fact, I’m still thinking about it. Mostly I’m thinking that Janine is amazing. I want to be amazing.

I have not subscribed to Uppercase magazine (yet?). But I did immediately subscribe to both newsletters, Abby’s & Janine’s. Combining art with business . . . these are my people. Creative entreprenuership.

A recent email from Janine noted today is the deadline for specific submissions to issue #30. (Wish I’d seen and shared those with you in time!) So I decided to share the next Call for Submissions, deadline April 15. Even if it’s not your jam, I thought you’d get a kick out of it and maybe it will trigger something in you, in some way.

Plus everything is photographed beautifully.

I’m asking you to snoop…. snoop in a friend’s cupboard or drawer or tin (or show off your own drawers!) Reveal the little bits and bobs that are usually hidden away from view. Take a good overhead view of the entire drawer. Write up a little guide or key to what lies inside. (I’ll take care of designing it, please keep the photo and list separate.) Inspired by Giovannella Brusatin’s blog post “Opening Drawers“.

Submit here.

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Thanks to my #TheHungerford neighbors, Airigami, for providing this video in their newsletter. This is going to sound weird, but it was waaay more interesting than I anticipated! I hope you’ll take a look, then pop <– (get it!?) over to their website. They have tons of photos and videos. Most are balloon related but I never tire of watching this one, Oreogami.

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