Get To Know Connie Collingsworth of Print Mafia!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, June 2nd, 2014 9:00 AM CST

We’re getting to know the Owners, Managers and Artisans of some of our great partners. Today we are totally ripping off the Print Mafia website since they did a great Q&A there with Connie Collingsworth, one half of the Print Mafia Dynamic Duo:

Q: What is the best movie to watch about love?
Brokeback Mountain or The Notebook

Q: Where do you feel most at home and at peace?
In my home – I consider it my Compound.

Q: What is the strangest thing to ever inspire you to make a print or other art?
The Tate/Manson Murders and the JFK Assassination. Pretty obsessed with both.

Q: What’s the most memorable concert you’ve ever been to?
Neil Young solo at The Ryman.

Q: What is your most embarrassing guilty pleasure?
3 minute pop songs.

Q: What is something you eat that other people find disgusting?
Fried Bologna with syrup.

Q: What’s the first record/artist you remember buying?
Blondie’s 45 of Rapture.

Q: What do you like to have for breakfast?
I would love French Toast everyday. I never get it.

Q: What are some of your favorite old expressions.
“Take to the Bed” – I do this when I am overwhelmed. “Hells Bells” – I say it quite often. “Shit Balls” – Try it, it works for a variety of feelings.

Q: What brand or company that is new and modern do you think totally gets it “right” with their art and branding?
House Industries, French Paper Co. and Altamont.

Q: What kind of dream car is your dream car?
A Jeep Scrambler or a wood panel 60’s station wagon.

Q: What advice have you given your kids about growing up, being artists themselves, or the real world?
Life is long and hard. If you take care of yourself no one will ever have to take care of you.

Q: What did you want REAL BAD for Christmas this year?
I am very blessed with a great partner that gives me the best gifts all year. I do not want for anything.

Q: How influential were your parents on you and what you’ve done professionally?
Very. They never sheltered me from things that people think kids shouldn’t see. I was allowed to experience all aspects of culture. My mother was very creative. She sewed and made things. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t make. My father had a wide range of interests and they both loved music. Our house was filled with it. I’m sure that is why music is such a big part of my life and art.

Q: What’s your favorite art print of PM? Favorite concert poster?
Art Print: Jesus Gun or Lazer Cats Concert Poster: The Shins pirate poster for San Francisco or Deerhoof monster eyes and teeth poster.

Q: Favorite black and white movie?
Who’s  Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Q: Your top 5 Directors?
Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Cameron Crowe, Quentin Tarantino

Q: Your favorite Tarantino movie?
Jackie Brown

Q: Best use of a song in a movie or best scene utilizing music?
“Sister Christian,” Night Ranger/”Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield, Boogie Nights – The drug robbery gone bad scene with the firecrackers –  or Nico’s “These Days” in The Royal Tenenbaums.

Q: Top 5 Actresses?
Sissy Spacek, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Gena Rowlands

Q: Top 5 Actors?
Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Burt Reynolds

Q: Top 5 Bands / Singers?
Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The White Stripes, Loretta Lynn

Q: Prefer movies in a theater or at home?
In a theater with popcorn in the summer.

Q: Best movie that no one has ever heard of ?
A Woman Under the Influence or Grey Gardens

Q: Favorite Country Singer?
Loretta Lynn

Q: Personal Motto:
Everything old is better.

Q: Favorite TV show as a kid?
The Bionic Woman

Q: Favorite ride at Disneyland?
It’s not really a ride but I love the train that circles the park and goes through the tunnels with the animatronic dinosaurs. I can ride it all day.

Q: Music Video you saw on TV that you were obsessed with when you were young?
Fleetwood Mac’s live video for Sara. The hissing noise in the song and Stevie’s shawl and bun were too much for me.

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