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Who are you and what do you do?

I am a mother, wife, dreamer, organizational nut and over-thinker who likes to ponder life and all it holds. I’m a self-confessed nerd who laughs at corny jokes, gets frazzled by life and often likes to rant about today’s issues. I can debate with the best of them and admittedly enjoy doing so. Although, despite it all, I love hearing others opinions and love learning new things. 

To pay the bills I use to  work in a soul sucking corporate  job 7 hrs a day, 5 days a week (longer if overtime was required or were away on business).   It was like "The Office", crammed full of moody/eccentric people,  minus the comedy.  Beginning in January 2019  I will be working as a victims advocate, educational speaker, etc. with an organization for the prevention of driving under the influence.  

What's the origin of your artist name?

Vickey is the short form of my name (well  in reality my middle name, but I've gone by it since I was born ...long story according to my parents) .  Moon I came up with while looking out the window one night years ago when I did not find Vickey satisfying enough. I’ve been using this as a screen name for years (creative eh). I’m a creature of habit I guess.   I wish I could have thought up something as cool as some of the creative screen names found on this site.

What has been your biggest challenge with your art so far?

Finding time and second guessing myself because I have been away from it for so long and/or have never learned certain aspects to begin with.  I really don't know any of the computer aspects of art (programs, editing, etc.), but I am learning.  I am a adequate photographer, basic graphic designer & sometimes I laughably "attempt" to draw or write.

 My kids “wanting to help” also adds to the challenge.

Who or what is your biggest influence?

Music, literature, family and friends to name a few.  I also like people that challenge my way of thinking about life and open my mind to new possibilities. 

What is your wildest story?

I  have lived a pretty sheltered and boring life, nothing jumps to mind when I think of a wild story (except some recent family drama which I'm not at liberty to disclose and I'm sure everyone has).  I guess we've all had our drunken shenanigans when we were younger though, but I can't remember those stories :-)  

What is the last book you read?

Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A horrifying (but good) read about a society in turmoil.  Margaret Atwood is an amazing author and not enough people know about her.

What couldn’t you live without?

My close knit circle of family and friends, music, books and the means to learn new things.

What is your secret talent?

Sarcasm and multi-tasking, but now it’s not a secret anymore.

What are you craving right now?

Sleep or in lieu of that coffee…mmm coffee.

What do you like?

People who are direct and don’t play games.

What do you dislike?

Lies, mind games and bullying. We are all in this world together let’s try and get along. I also dislike/am terrified of spiders, clowns, bugs (ugh June Bugs), snakes and I have a severe dislike of elevators. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Not everyone has to agree with you or like you.  If they don't like you and are disrespectful then they are not worth your time.  Life is too short and is complex enough without unnecessary drama or feeling horrible about yourself all the time (although sometimes I do slip up and let things get to me) .

How and why did you start RECording?

I was told about HitRecord by a family member who adores all things art.  She is a big fan of Joe and his movies and heard him toting this website in an interview awhile back.  She checked it out, immediately joined, and then all but twisted my arm to join.  I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people 25+ on the site and that it was not just for the younger crowd.  I am in my late 30's ( approaching 40 way to fast) and there appears to be tons of people on here that age and older which is amazing.

I use to attempt to (laughably) write/ draw and take pictures a on a regular basis through my teens and early 20's.  It was my go to place of comfort that no one who knew me had knowledge of.  It was my private escape and helped me greatly at a time when I was struggling and needed something to keep me grounded.  But then, as it often does, life got in the way and my art slipped to the wayside.  Now at this stage in my life and the stresses it holds, I feel the need to return to art to again keep me grounded  and to inspire creativity in my children.   I'm rusty, and don't really know the new computer programs to aid in my creativity, but I'm excited to learn.  

Created: Apr 29, 2017

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