Interview: Valerie Valdivia and her Uncanny Creativity – e76s1p1

episode 76 part 1 season 1

I fell in love with this mouse, then I met his Maker!
Valerie Valdivia on Valerie’s Variety Podcast on the ‘Valerie’ Segment series

Episode 76

Todays Show is another segment in the Valerie Series, this Valerie Valdivia caught my eye off Instagram, when searching for Valerie’s her artistic flaire is so beautiful. I LOVE her style. Her Handle on IG is Uncanny Valerie – which is exactly how I’d describe her style An Uncanny ability to draw realistic with an edge – something is mysterious.

I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Valdivia, I found her through Instagram when searching for Valerie’s for this series. She’s an artist and I fell in love with her style of design. This amazing artist I stumbled upon on IG when searching for Valerie’s. She has some ‘Uncanny’ work – which by the way is in her IG handle. She drew the cutest mouse that I fell in love with. Characters like moms and daughters, dogs and cats right out of a Disney movie. Unbelievable talent with her pencil and markers, she works in ink, watercolour, photoshop, clay, embroidery and just about anything else she can get her hands on. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from Chapman University in 2014. When not plotting her next project, she enjoys watching horror films, thrift shopping and discovering new ways to eat cheese. Valerie currently lives in Oregon with her husband and their cats with great names. Welcome to the show!

‘Seamstress Mouse’ by Valerie Valdivia – he’ll patch and sew up your mending while you sleep

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss, this show is about ReViews, InterViews and my DailyViews, it’s a story podcast about my life in Calgary. This show drops every Tuesday. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest

This new series called ‘Valerie’ is a series about the Valerie’s, Val’s, Valley’s and whatever these amazing women go by, of the world. In this series I’m combing through the Jennifer’s Michelle’s and Cathy’s, looking for the vivacious, tenacious and dubious Valerie’s. Are you a Valerie get in touch with me – do you know a Valerie – tell her to connect. I’m looking for our common thread. Todays’ episode is with Valerie Valdivia

-theory, uncanny meaning as     strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way. Like almost real looking but with an unsettling manner.

Her day Job!

She’s a grocery store painter for their creative displays by day and an illustrator by night – working on her next character. She lived in wine countries and in tern has a love for the wine producing areas. She lives in Oregon, my perception of the oregon – is all of the amazing bridges. She would love to visit London, England again, one of her bucket list to-do’ again.

She collects old post cards – just like Valerie from the Dominican. Valerie Valdivia choses post card with great penmenship. What a neat collection. She is also a horror movie fan, she’s neat in her specifics she chooses based on director or intensional purpose. Interesting, thoughtful and artistic flare in teh movie itself. Well developed characters – like how much thought does she put in her movie choices.   

Great vocabulary!

Valerie Valdivia uses words like alagory allegory definition when describing a movie – this means: a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.  

ephemera – items that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time – items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.

 The Conjuring came out in 2013 

Artistic horror movie called the The Babadook (2014) – Jennifer Kent, beautifully shot, cinematography – haunting mother and son.

She likes to read technically. Audio book enthusiast while she’s drawing and creating her art pieces.  

What did you think about Part one learning about Valerie Valdivia, doesn’t she have a neat way of explaing things, she’s thurough and detailed, i love this about her. She loves horror movies and selects them by the director and the subject matter, remember her work alagory – meaning a story with a moral or political message. Just his in itself gives this Valerie so much substance and a great character trait. How about having a roomate name Valerie? 

She’s a July 17th birthday, a Cancer birthday.  Follow her on Instagram where she shows off her work often, Visit her on Etsy Shop where she sells her pieces Blurb where her hubby Devin and her collaborated him with his writing and her with her illustrations into a children’s book and Society 6 where she sells her pillows, prints, art – all links in my show notes.

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