Artist of the month March

Christin Stapff


That's me in three words:

committed, enthusiastic, sensitive

What role does being creative play in your everyday life? Are you creative in other ways besides watercolor and lettering?

Lately I've also been painting a lot with gouache and acrylic markers. I also distinguish between my professional and private creativity. Besides lettering and watercolor, which I love to do, but also professionally, I like to switch off privately with drawing or pointed pen calligraphy.

Do you sometimes have a "crea low" and if so - what do you do about it?

Yes, absolutely. If I don't have an assignment for which I need new ideas, then I like to take a break and just be creative in a different way. Then I prefer to bake or let my sister teach me how to crochet.

Are there any artists you particularly like - if so, which ones and why?

Oh dear. That's mean. There are so many incredibly talented artists. It's hard to choose just a few.

Creativity and social media - what are your thoughts on this?

Without social media, I would never have had access to the wide variety of creativity out there. I didn't have relatives and acquaintances who painted and drew. I didn't know what you could do with it. A big advantage. Of course, though, it's important that we consume social media wisely, because we quickly get into unhealthy comparing or get depressed when we get fewer likes on our pictures. It's important that we learn to deal with the downsides of social media. I am in a process as well, but feel like I am on the right track.

Do you have any other creative goals and dreams you are looking forward to?

I feel like joining a painting trip one day. That's on my to-do list.

Thank you for the interview, dear Christin :)