This week's Artist Feature is Cinethia (@cinethia), we were excited to get to learn more about her!
Helen: Hi Cinethia! One of the first things we always want to know is how did you get started working with resin?
Cinethia: I was creating geodes out of concrete and covering them with fluid art. I joined a fluid art group on Facebook and I won a sample of resin from an artist who was paying it forward.
Helen: So fun! Do you have any tips for working with resin?
Cinethia: Have a bright light handy to help see if your resin is fully mixed. Mixing in clear containers helps but also holding it up to a light to make sure you’ve gotten all the “strings” thoroughly mixed.
Helen: Making sure you have enough light is definitely helpful! What would you say inspires you?
Cinethia: Nature! I love to use colors and items from nature to create items that I want or need.
Helen: What's your creative process?
Cinethia: I really like to use flowers I’ve grown or I will upcycle or recycle things. I create things that I would like to use or with a person in mind. Video production is something I really enjoy so I try and make that a fun part of the process as well.
Helen: What do you enjoy when you’re not creating?
Cinethia: Sleeping! I’m in a constant state of creation so it’s really no fun when I’m not working out a video or the next piece I want to create. I really enjoy learning about whatever craft I’m immersed in when I’m not doing said craft.
Helen: Where is your studio?
Cinethia: My studio has been in several different spaces in my home and currently resides in an outdoor room my husband enclosed for me.
Helen: Finally, what's your favorite Crownmade product?!
Cinethia: Not a product but a feature of each mold is the depth! I can easily fit my silica dried flowers and do many layers for extra details! I especially love the big geode mold!
Thanks Cinethia for taking the time to share with us!
Want to know more about Cinethia? You can follow her on Instagram at @cinethia and leave us a comment below to let us know what resonated the most with you!