Faby is an artist who works is many different mediums including painting, drawing and illustration. She then reproduces those images as different objects like prints, mugs, clothes, stickers, jewelry, to mention some of them. Her work is very much influenced by her Mexican roots.
We asked Faby about her background, what she enjoys about being creative and what inspires her.
Tell us a little about your background and what made you start your craft.
I have been doing my art since I was a child. I studied Graphic Design in Mexico, and for a long time I have been into the Illustration and painting field, making exhibitions in my country and others places in Latin America. I find they a way to express my perception of the magic in the cotidianity and my roots.
My crafts are a kind of visual experiments, as I enjoy trying new techniques and materials. Also I’m a huge fan of recycling using art.
Why did you choose in.cube8r? What do you hope to accomplish as a cuber?
I really like the vibe of the place and I feel glad to share the space with such a great group of artists and crafters.
Is your small business a hobby? a side hustle? Or your full time gig?
Well, more than a hobby or a business, I consider this as a part of my daily life, and I love to share my images with others.
How many hour a week do you spend doing your craft?
At least 8 hours, or sometimes more, depending of my other activities.
What is your favourite thing about being a maker?
All the freedom that you can have to create your pieces.
What do you find is the hardest thing about being a maker?
Perhaps, that sometimes you need to find the right people who are interested in your creations to make it work financially.
What are you working on? What are your future plans for your craft?
I’m working now on an illustrated book, and the plans are to keep going doing art and craft.
What inspires you? Who & what are your influences?
The nature and complexity of simple things are my biggest inspirations. The connection between the Moon and women. All the magic that exists in the cotidianity life. My biggest influences are my Mexican roots and some African cultures.
As a child, what did you want to be “when you grew up”
I used to say that I would become a doctor, but I was drawing all the time, so…
What are you listening to and/or reading at the moment?
I am listening to “Sembrando Flores” of Los Cojolites and reading “Focus” by Daniel Goleman
Have you exhibited anywhere?
I exhibited as a part of the inauguration of the Medicine Woman in the 24 edition of the Romerías de Mayo – The Mexican women of Fabiola Ibáñez