Did you really meet in a haunted house?
Of course! But maybe not the kind you’re thinking of. Laura worked at the local Boys & Girls Club and was putting together the yearly Halloween haunted house for all the kids. Kevin volunteered to help out and the rest, as they say, is history.
Have you both always been artists?
Technically, yes! While we haven’t always been doing this as our job, we’ve both always loved art! Here at Whimsical Mischief Studio we believe anyone can be an artist or storyteller. Even if you don’t get paid. There are beautiful (or even spooky) images and stories just waiting to be discovered deep in your imaginations. All you have to do is go in search of them and let them out in any way that makes you happy! As long as it’s not all over the walls in your house, no matter what Mischief tells you.
Where do you get your ideas from?
They come from everywhere! From a simple conversation to books and movies that just get us thinking. Great ideas are all over the place. You just gotta open up your mind, let it run wild and see where it takes you!
Did you go to school for art?
We both took art classes in school but neither of us went to a college specifically for art. We’ve just always loved it and this fueled our motivation to learn as much as we could, anywhere we could.
Do you sign all your products?
We sign most of the stuff that can be purchased in our store. This includes original art, prints and some of the books. If you’d specifically want something signed, feel free to shoot us a message in the Contact Us section and we’ll be happy to work something out with you if we can!
How long does shipping take?
Shipping times vary depending on the product, the type of shipping you choose and, of course, there’s always things like weather or problems with the Postal Service that’s out of our personal control. Take a look in our store for specifics or shoot us a question in the Contact Us section.
What kinds of art tools do you use?
Kevin uses simple mechanical pencils, Strathmore drawing paper, a Pentel Brush Pen, Faber Castell Pitt Pens of various sizes, warm and cool gray Copic Markers, Adobe Photoshop CS6 and, on occasion, he’ll use Corel Painter 11. Every so often he’ll play around with Faber Castell water color pencils but he usually leaves the traditional painting and sculpting to Laura.
Laura’s tools vary depending on what she’s creating. For her paintings she uses Liquitex Acrylics, Gouache watercolors, Faber Castell water color pencils and various mixed media tools, gels and pastes to allow her to get the desired looks and textures. For her sculptures she uses Marblex Clays or Super Sculpey. She also sews using various fabrics, uses papier mache and a whole host of other tools and skills. If you’re curious about something she’s made in the past of can make going forward feel free to ask!
Do you take commissions?
Usually yes! Sometimes we’ll be bogged down with orders or projects and just won’t have the time but check the Commissions section of the site for availability and pricing.