Why do you want to work with APW Couples?
Your philosophy is my philosophy!! Unless you’re planning on following Emily Post’s guide to weddings, I think [virtually] anything goes and if I can help with putting your own spin on your special day, hurray!
Describe your artistic approach to weddings?
I don’t think it’s my artistic approach; I try and take the couple’s artistic idea and run with that. If they’re doing a travel theme wedding, let’s use old suitcases to hold the escort cards! If they’re doing a food theme wedding, how about creating a picture book of your favorite foods for the guest book? I’d like to think that my approach is to take what they have in their heads and bring it to the surface.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
I love music. For 20 + years I worked in music and saw live bands sometimes 5 or 6 times a week. Even now, it’s pretty difficult for me to work at my desk without music playing. Reggae, ska, new wave, and pop have proven to be good work background music, I often get caught dancing in my seat. Aside from that, I love going to the movies (although I don’t have as much time for that now), taking my dingbat dog Emma for long walks, and can’t go to sleep without reading first.
What’s your favorite book?
Whew! That would be a ridiculously long list! I often go back and re-read “The Confederacy of Dunces” and “Geek Love”. I eat up Agatha Christie & Dick Francis mysteries and hate when the stories end. I can never go to a thrift store without going through the book section. It’s such a great way to try out new authors without spending a fortune. And, it’s recycling!!
What’s your favorite movie?
I think we have to limit my favorite movie list as well! I love old Woody Allen movies – “Sleeper”, “Bananas”, “Take the Money and Run”, … “Harold & Maude” is always fun to watch as are “Grease”, “Hairspray”, and “The Jerk”. I seem to be drawn to a lot of old Dustin Hoffman movies as well – “Little Big Man”, “Tootsie”, “Papillon”, … I told you it was a long list!
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
That’s a really hard one but, as you’ve worded the question as a “dance party”, I would have to choose either a Jamiroquai or a Scissor Sisters song. Both those artists make it very difficult for me to stay seated.