Meet the Underdogs: Serena of Almost Monday

ALMOST MONDAY

ALMOST MONDAY

Serena Van Vranken

Almost Monday
www.almostmonday.com 

Who are you? (We really wanna know)
A printmaking, oil painting, cheese eating, kitty loving, bicycle riding, world traveler, living in Portland, Oregon.

What do you do?
Hand print and paint lovely art! Linocuts, drypoint etching, and oil painting.

What is your inspiration? (Why do you create?)
I create because I can’t help myself. Creativity is something that must come out of my hands or it makes my entire life miserable. 🙂

How do you do what you do when you do what you do?
With my hands! Carving, etching, tearing paper, printing, rubbing, rolling, brushing!

Your magic moment?
When something I create makes another being happy!

Walk us through your day of awesomeness
A day of awesomeness would include painting, printing, carving and petting and talking to kitties!

In five years, where would you like to be?
In my own perfect for me studio! Lots of light, and enough space to do what ever I want to do in it!

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I’m a pet sitter!

What advice would you give to those of the like-mind?
Be yourself.

Your Top 5 Haunts in Portland
1. my house
2. studio space
3. my bicycle
4. a place with really cheap beer
5. a place with really good fries and/or Caesar salad!

Your Top 5 Songs to get you through a life?
Top 5 bands that got me through life would be easier!
1. The Beatles
2. Pink Floyd
3. Radiohead
4. Rolling Stones
5. Soul Coughing




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