Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Q&A: Julia of Red Otter 580

Talented Julia, AKA: Red Otter 580

1) Describe who you are in 10 words or less.
A youthful "old soul" who loves pink and paper

2) Tell us what you do for work, and who you do it for, OR how you spend your days. (besides blogging. HA!)
 I am the Art Director at an engineering firm. I get to create fun marketing materials for a whole bunch of left-brained guys who think Dilbert's their mascot!

(ED Note: Julia declined to answer question 3: "what method of organization do you use," which of course leads me to believe that she might actually have a desk that looks like mine. ;-)

4) Share a defining moment in your life, which had a direct effect on who you are today.
The summer I was 11 my mom volunteered me, on the spot, to teach a group of older girls from our church a camp song I had learned. I was terrified--I hated any form of public speaking! But I denied the urge to run and hide, stepped forward and sang my little heart out. They clapped. I think it was at that moment that I realized I didn't have to be afraid of getting in front of people.

5) Please tell us the story of the biggest belly laugh of your life.
I guess my first laugh, ever, was a belly laugh. My parents busted a gut listening to this blond little thing belly laugh in her highchair.

6) What work of art, creation, project, photo, etc. are you most proud of?
I love my Pink Lemonade journal I made last summer. It was filled with so many of my favorite things!

7) Which children's book influenced you the most?
Dinotopia--I'm not sure if it's an official "children's" book, but I love it. I remember getting it from the library and drooling over the world unfolding from each page!

8) What is your favorite pie? Favorite flavor Ice Cream?
Pumpkin Pie. Forever!

9) Which blog post of yours has had the most comments?
Surprisingly, it's the blog posts that I'm most vulnerable that seem to get the most comments. The posts when I talk about personal disappointment, depression, or frustrations at work and with life! It's so neat! I don't feel as alone after reading people's comments. It helps!

10) What message would you like to leave for the world? (here is your chance)
I believe all change is good. Some times we just have to be more flexible to "deal" with the change!


milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

great post...

Joyce said...

A very nice post! I learned something new today- she is from Wisconsin! Julia of Red Otter has also made today on the handpicked items on ETSY!!

please sir said...

Lovely interview - great to find out more about her - love her blog!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Loved to read this interview (and please make this a regular feature in 2009. :-) I just hopped over to her blog and I think I'm in love.

And...I also think *I'm* most proud of the pink Lemonade journal she made last summer!

Heidi, you've rocked my world this year. I think now that the crazy holidays are (almost) over it's high time for a bloggy lunch.



xo, Laura

pve design said...

I adore this gal and just wish she lived down the lane so we could get to know one another better. I always love her photos and her posts and her vulnerability. My fave post was her "cranky" one which made me smile to know that us creative types have mood swings and that things like pretty journals and sweets can make us happy.

Yes to the bloggy lunch, let's set a date and I am happy to host here. Wish Julia could join us.


Julia said...

Oh what fun this was :) You are truly the best, Heidi, thank you thank you from the bottom of my little Red Otter heart!

And goodness me, I wish I lived closer to you gals so I could join in the lunch date! I'll be there in spirit :)

Happy New years!