Name: Carola from VIENNA WEDEKIND
Places Travelled & Place lived: lived in various Austrian cities (unfortunately never abroad)
Travelled: Ireland, England, Canada, USA, Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Tunisia, Turkey, Hungary
Artists I love: Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Hundertwasser, Banksy
Museums: Guggenheim Museum Venice, Science Museum London, Museum of Modern Art Vienna
Eras of History: Elisabethan Era, The Middle Ages, Gründerzeit, 30s & 50s
Films: God of Carnage with Kate Winslet & Christoph Waltz. Kate Winslet is such a wonderful actress – I pretty much love every single movie with her.
TV-Series: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Bored to Death, Mildred Pierce, White Chapel, Hung
Designers: Acne, Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Diesel
Photographers: Ellen von Unwerth, Kristian Schuller
Do you have any specific themes that you continually refer back to in your work?
A big theme for me as an actress is naturalness and credibility! There are a lot of scripts and actors whom I don’t believe a single word. I don’t want to be a liar, and sometimes it’s hard work to become natural, but credibility is always one of my biggest goals.
Who first inspired you to make your art an essential part of your life?
My parents. I was a pretty creative kid who started storytelling at about 5 years old. My dad would type out the stories that I’d dictate to him and my mom would do handcrafts with me. At school my teachers always encouraged me to go in the acting direction. When I was about 10 years old I played my first big role on the stage and knew then that I wanted to become a professional actress! And so I did. I think it’s essential for artists to be encouraged by their family and friends and I’m grateful that my parents supported me.
How did you find Paperblanks?
In my first year as an acting student I wanted to find a notebook where I could keep all of my newspaper clippings and pictures. I found a book with beautiful Shakespeare handwriting on the cover and found it was perfect for me. This notebook was a Paperblanks.
What sets Paperblanks apart from other journals you’ve used?
The beautiful and creative covers.
Do you have a favorite Paperblanks design?
At the moment I like the simple designs such as the Back Pocket Design. Furthermore I love the Embellished Manuscripts. It’s so interesting to see the handwriting of these creative and inspiring masterminds!
Do you have any advice for other creative people?
Do whatever you want to do and don’t care about people’s expectations! If you stay true to yourself you’re on the right path.
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