Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It is always nice when you do an interview and the newspaper prints 'anything' you say rather than not a word of what you said. 

It is even nicer when the piece is done by a terrific journalist, in this case Nicole D'Amore from The Ventura County Star, who not only got all the quotes right but obviously took the time to digest what one had said in a thoughtful way after a most enjoyable interview (she is an artist herself as well as a writer). There are very few times in life when you get to talk about yourself non-stop for two hours. It leaves you speechless afterwards...all talked out.

I really did enjoy reading about myself in Ms. D'Amore's piece. It explains how I ended up where I am so I now understand it even myself! 

Here is the link

Many thanks Ms. D"Amore! And also for her photos which I reprint here that accompanied the piece.


Rhonda said...

I clicked on the link and nothing happened (could be me though). I have received my DVD but haven't watched it yet, I'm excited though. I bought my plane ticket for Mr. Kinstlers February workshop, hope I'll see you there.

Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks said...

Hi Rhonda

You have to cut and paste the link. Yes, hopefully see you in NY. You will have a great time with Mr. K!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for the tip (I'm not very techy) the article was very nice--congrats!!


Marian Fortunati said...

Glad you posted this, Johanna!! It is a wonderful article. I'll send it to a few friends.

See ya in class tomorrow.