MEET PAIGE! A CONTRIBUTOR TO BELONG ISSUE 03. WE KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THIS YOUNG, CREATIVE WOMAN! HERE'S A LITTLE Q&A ABOUT HER!
WHO ARE YOU?/ I'm Paige Poppe and I am an artist. My career finds me doing many things; painting, dreaming, designing, filming and editing videos, developing new products, and installing art to name a few! My mind is always running with ideas, and I am so grateful to be able to put them out into the world. I am also a traveler, collector, and love a good workout to trap music.
WHERE DO YOU BELONG?/ In the sunshine!
WHAT IS YOUR "WHY"?/ I aim to spread positivity, light, joy and creativity with my work. I feel very grateful to have these gifts, and want to share them and encourage others to share theirs as well.
HOW DID YOU GET HERE?/ Art making became a more regular practice for me while I was still in architecture school at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. I started sharing my work online while I was a student, and it evolved from there. At first it was more casual, but I decided I wanted to pursue being an artist more seriously in the summer of 2014. I didn't plan for it to become my career, but the passion and excitement for it consumed me, and I knew it couldn't just be my side hustle. So I hustled even harder to make it my career!
IF WE WALKED INTO YOUR LIFE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, WHAT WOULD SE SEE?/ You'd find me with a paintbrush and cappuccino in one hand, and my camera in the other hand. I am always Snapchatting or filming a vlog while I paint, so it's a scene of multi-tasking for sure. I'll also have my headphones in, listening to a good podcast. Right now I'm loving The Jealous Curator and Girlboss Radio. I wish I could say I was dressed super stylish, but to be honest I am in workout clothes a lot. Nothing is more flattering than yoga pants!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR PIECE OF ENCOURAGEMENT?/
"If you pursue your creativity, your life will always be prosperous."
I found it in a fortune cookie many years ago and it has always stuck with me! I find it to be so true.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOL?/ Instagram
FAVORITE ICE CREAM?/ Wild & Reckless (A green apple, blue raspberry, and fruit punch sherbet)
FAVORITE READ?/ You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
WHAT IS YOUR UNIFORM?/ Ripped vintage Levi's shorts, a cool band tee or graphic tee, my vintage Squash blossom necklace, fans, bright lipstick, and my hair in top knot!
IN THE INFINITE RAINBOW OF COLORS, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT?/ I have to say rainbow! I'd name it Technicolor Dream
TELL US A SECRET!/ I'm an only child and am very close to my parents. A lot of times I'd rather hang out with them than go out or something!
UMBRELLA OR SUNGLASSES?/ Sunglasses
INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT?/Introvert
COFFEE OR TEA?/ Coffee
DIGITAL OR PRINT?/ Print
SANDALS OR SNOW BOOTS?/ Sandals
HOME OR TRAVEL?/ Home
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?/ Night Owl
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR?/ Designing new products with my art!
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?/ The Minions Movie! Seriously good.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY INSPIRED?/ This might sound odd, but sometimes if I just sit down and think about how cool the world is, and that there are people everywhere working hard + creating new things, it really inspires me to keep creating.
CURRENT FAVORITE SONG?/ Go Down in History by Four Year Strong
BIGGEST QUIRK?/ I think people I'm pretty composed, but I'm actually a super goofy person. Like, I'm clumsy, can't think of a comeback to save my life, and tell really silly stories.
GUILTY PLEASURE?/ I keep up with the Kardashians.
ISN'T SHE THE CUTEST?! MAKE SURE TO VISIT PAIGE'S WEBSITE PAIGE POPPE - READ ABOUT HER CREATIVE PROCESS AND CHECK OUT HER ARTWORK!
And don't forget to check out her feature with her Space to Face Podcast cohort Asia Croson spilling all the beans about snapchat in ISSUE 03.
Photos via Unsplash