We had some questions we needed to get off our chest, she covered them in answer glitter and tattooed them right back on us.
The best way to get me in the mood is music. The perfect day in the studio is when I have a list of new musical recommendations to listen to whilst I work, oh and an endless supply of tea with the occasional biscuit.
Easy, my favourite medium is glitter. Love a bit of glitz, shiner the better!
There has been a few awful tattoo designs that I've tried to talk people out of. One young man got Romeo written on his arm before a holiday to Ibiza. He certainly didn't come across as much of a Casanova, truly terrible!
One of the most shocking tattoo's was a guy who got 'the mother of my son is a c**t' tattooed on his chest in Latin. At least you couldn't read what it said, but geez, that is harsh!
The worst tattoo of all was a man that got a bulldog smoking a cigar tattooed with a ladies name under it. The next day he came back to get it covered over and told me it had been a one night stand!!! What an feckin' plonker!
Oh yes, I once sold a 'Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion' painting with a big maritime ship in bright jazzy colours that I wish I kept. I've been meaning to paint an even bigger better one ever since but keep getting distracted by other projects.
I also made biscuit bunting out of felt with all my favourite biscuits. It was really detailed and took ages to make and looked totally bangin hanging up in my room so when it came to selling it, I slapped on a ridiculously high price I thought no one would go for. But they did. Darn shame, I loved those lil custard creams. At least I had enough money to buy plenty of real biscuits.
I would love a laser cutter...I could make endless great bits and bobs with that. So if your not sure what to get me for Christmas...
Well after a busy few months working and performing on other people's projects, Im dedicating January to concentrating on my paintings ready for an exhibition in the Spring and developing some walk-about collobration ideas for 2014's festivals!!! Watch this space!
Thank you Viva La Hen for your precious jewels of information! If you want to watch that space you can see more of her cool creations on her website. You could always take a trip to Bristol's Harbourside Market this weekend (Ending Sunday 22nd Dec 2013) or at the Arts West Side pop-up shop on Saturday 21st Dec 2013. Grab yourself some original Viva La Hen shizzle for chrizzmizzle!