10 Questions // Calsey Weldon : Brooklyn
1. What inspires you these days?
Right now, summer and the effect it has on people has been pretty inspiring. Just being out and people watching has been getting the gears turning. Books and websites are a tremendous help, but a walk down the street gives me the time to think, and the things to think about that really seem to get me going.
2. Who are your heroes?
My parents, my teachers, and my friends. There are certainly a million people I admire, but personally knowing someone and seeing firsthand what they have accomplished with whatever scenario life has set for them really impresses me.
3. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being content with my work and the ones I love, and knowing that they are content with me.
4. What scares the hell out of you?
Losing my desire to be creative. I’ve always preferred to entertain myself through art or music or some craft more than being entertained by the crafts of others (though I do love that as well) and the thought of losing that drive and burning out is frightening.
5. What makes you laugh hard?
My friends. After a couple of drinks it is impossible to be down around them.
6. Who are your favorite artists of all time?
John Singer Sargent, Eric White, Alphonse Mucha, Lu Cong, James Jean, Caravaggio, Monica Cook, Sam Keith, Aron Wiesenfeld, Josh Keyes, F. Scott Hess, Jonathan Viner, John Currin, and about a million more.
7. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Ice cream, which doesn’t sound that bad, but the thing is I will eat whatever amount is laid before me whether it’s a scoop, bowl, pint, gallon, drum, whatever. Same goes for any cheese type cracker. If I could some how combine the two…
8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Less procrastination, more production.
9. What’s your favorite thing in the world?
That aforementioned laughter. I see the perks of melancholy, anger, love and general seriousness, but laughing is the best thing anyone can do for themselves.
10. What comes to mind when you think of Brooklyn?
Music, food, art, and bars with backyards. There is an amazing, socially interactive and vibrant culture here thriving in every possible facet. It seems almost every avenue of creativity is being explored by those who really wish to share it with you. The exposure I have had to so many new things has been a real life changing experience.