This week's featured Artsy Danger Lady team member is Jangie.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Angie Johnson and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I love Chicago in some ways but in other ways I want to be anywhere but here. Preferably in the country like in Western Massachusetts. I lived there for awhile and loved it. However, my life will probably take me to the quiet of Indiana where my fiance and I hope to have our sustainable farm sometime in the future. It may be years away but it's still a goal. Right now I'm in school on the edge of Chicago finishing my degree. I'm in an art league and I'm going to have my first show at my local library in March so I'm pulling together some fine art stuff for that. I'm pretty excited.
What first made you want to become an artist?
My brother told me when I was little, sitting there doodling at the kitchen table, that if I was really good I could get into the Art Institute. Of course I thought he meant right then so all afternoon I kept showing him my furious drawings like, "how about now?". I think I took him by surprise. I've always had talent for art, all my classmates would ask if I could draw their assignments for them. It was more a question of what I'd end up doing with it.