6.14.2010

Inspiration: Meet Katrina of Pugly Pixel

*You all know I am crazy about Pugly Pixel Clip Art. Well, the girl behind Pugly Pixel happens to be a super cool chic with many talents. So, I was thrilled when Katrina agreed to interview today!  Thank you so much for letting us get to know you better!*




In 5 words, describe Katrinaeasy breezy beautiful cover girl. Just kidding -- I've been watching a lot of America's Next Top Model. Did you know that there are ANTM marathons on Saturdays?  
When someone asks you about what you do for a living, how do you describe it? I maintain websites, but mostly these days, I simply follow the fun and try earnestly to follow my enthusiasms.






What got you to start blogging?
In college, I applied for a job on campus.  It was a programming job and I thought I had it in the bag because I had a lot of computer science theory under my belt.  But they were looking for someone Net-savvy, someone adept in the latest (latest at the time, anyway) Web 2.0 technologies, which revolves around social networking communities, blog platforms, and such, none of which were really familiar to me.  After failing the interview miserably, I decided that the best way to learn about Web 2.0 would be to immerse myself in a lot of social networking communities (blogging, Flickr, Twitter etc). The best side effect of that failed interview was blogging, which has been my creative outlet. The blog has also opened doors for friendships with like-minded people.



You are constantly spoiling us readers with free downloads and resources. What sites do you turn to for inspiration? Most of my inspiration for the freebies come from the world of print media and stationery.  I take note of simple and effective magazine layouts.  Japanese craft books are another source of inspiration. 


( Mr. Rabbit Sir Etsy Shop)


Your favorite way to unwind on the weekends: America's Next Top Model marathons.  I love Mr. Jay.   Mostly, though, I enjoy watching transformations and the make up artists on that show really deserve more credit.  Oh, and when I'm not watching ANTM, I'm usually chuckling at the cooky antics of my pups, Taco and Chico.








Find Katrina Here:




21 comments:

  1. ohhh what a GREAT interview of a seriously talented lady! i just bought some packaging items from mr. rabbit sir. katrina's site is always full of inspiration and beautiful pictures! i still need to use one of her free downloads sometime!

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  2. Fun interview ~ I like ANTM too so I got a kick out of her 5 word description of herself! I will check her out. xo

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  3. Lovely Katrina!! So happy you have her here, I really enjoy her blog and she is a real sweetheart, plus all her freebies make my heart go crazy!!
    Great interview, thank you both gorgeous ladies!! xoxo

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  4. AHHHHHHH Thank you soooo much!!! Her blog is simply beautiful!!!! Love it and did you know I just started a photo blog myself!! :D Come check it out, it's still in baby mode but still :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/
    http://gypsy-photography.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is a great interview. Katrina always have so much fun stuff to share. It's amazing. And even more amazing to know she loves Mr. Jay! Cos i do too!

    Have a great week ahead Anna!

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  6. So glad that you featured Katrina...she is so amazing! Love her blog, her fabulous freebies, and her etsy shop! It was also fun to get to know a little more about her. ♥

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  7. Thanks for the introduction, I love getting to know our fellow bloggers and artisans :)

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  8. Katrina's blog is such a delight to visit - I so enjoyed learning more about HER!

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  9. Awww her stuff is so great!!! I love learning about such unqiue people and their crafts!

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  10. wow she's great! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to check out her blog now ;) hugs doll

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  11. I love her and her blog. She is so creative! Great post little lady!

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  12. Follow the fun...now that's a good job!

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  13. thanks so much for your kind words and for giving my blog/shop the spotlight, Anna. i appreciate it! :)

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  14. i'm loving the tape strips! how awesome! i must incorporate them into my posts often! they are so fun. katrina is amazing! she rocks my socks off! thank you anna for introducing me to her.

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  15. I love this blog inspiring me a lot!!!
    thank you from spain

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  16. This is such a beautiful blog i love it!


    D E G A I N E

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  17. thank you for featuring katrina! i'm so inspired by her blog + work!
    j.

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  18. She gives some excellent advice on photography on her blog. Thank you for sharing this.

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  19. Aw, I love this girl. Thanks so much for the cool interview!

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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