How old are you?

What is the primary medium you work in?
Paper Art

What is your favorite medium to work in?

What is your favorite subject matter?
Pastel Magical

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
iPad, Procreate and Silhouette Cameo. I highly recommend an iPad for digital art and sketches.

What sources would you recommend for artists that are interested in pursuing your art medium?
I have several tutorial on my channel on YouTube for paper crafting and how I build my paper scenes. My YouTube is KatPaperLove.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
I started creating artwork when I was child but didn’t start selling until 2017. I was encouraged by friends and family to pursue my passions and haven’t looked back since.

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Don’t self doubt yourself! You are amazing in your own way and no one else can create the way you can. Everyone is unique in their own way. Comparison is the thief of joy.

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
If I could create anything in the world it would be my paper scenes in wood for for home decor.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
My ultimate goal as an artist is to always create and never lose sight of what’s fun. I want to make my art be a successful business that I can continue to share my creativity with others and perhaps one day hold classes on a regular basis.

Are you ready for the Halloween season? Is it your favorite holiday? 
Yes!!!!! Halloween has always been my favorite! I am so excited to create new spoopy art and fully enjoy the season.

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? 
What I love most about The Haunted Mansion is the Holiday Transformation. The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite movie of all time. So seeing the Mansion being decorated for Halloween and Christmas based upon my favorite movie is the best thing ever.

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
My favorite would have to be The Hat Box Ghost! He is just so awesome and I love when his head disappears and reappears in the hat box.

The 2003 Haunted Mansion film with Eddie Murphy, yay or nay? 
You know, I don’t hate it but I do think it could have been better.

Which is better and why: the traditional Haunted Mansion, or Haunted Mansion Holiday? 
Haunted Mansion Holiday! But! Both are truly amazing.

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around The Haunted Mansion? 
I have been collecting the limited edition gingerbread pins for the last couple of years! It’s definitely a tradition I’d like to keep going. Smelling the gingerbread when entering the ballroom is just amazing!

Would you take a hitchhiking ghost home? 
Heck yeah! Sign me up for Gus! Lol

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
Yes, I have participated with Artist Lodge twice before 🙂

Where can readers find your work? 
My work can be found on Instagram, YouTube and my website. Just search KatPaperLove

Anything else you’d like to add?
Even with covid and the fear of Halloween being “cancelled” we need to remember that it can never truly be cancelled. As long as we find ways to celebrate to the Max 🎃


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