A self-proclaimed “traveler with an art problem,” Lady Nonstop is an artist whose thoughts and creativity flow beyond the canvas. The Russian native moved to the U.S. at a young age, and found a creative influence in the unfamiliarity of her surroundings. Her vibrant art exudes her eclectic edge, and it’s only one of the reasons we’re inspired by this Maker.
What is a mantra that you live by? If someone tells you your dreams are impossible then dream bigger.
Where do you find your biggest inspiration? I find my biggest inspiration in all things. I enjoy going out to nature to relax and re-center, which allows me to use my creative outlet. Likewise, I find inspiration in the busy day-to-day things that keep me pushing harder to achieve greater things. I am inspired greatly by my contemporary artists and my big family of artists friends. Iove surrounding myself (my studio) with art that i have bought traded or was gifted.
What’s your favorite way to drink coffee? I enjoy drinking coffee Turkish style, just boiling it with water. The Italian-style moka pot is becoming a big favorite of mine as well. When I am out, I usually opt for a cappuccino.
What’s your go-to Austin hotspot? Austin has so many amazing spots both for recreation and business. I enjoy running the Lady Bird Johnson trail to the park or to Barton Springs where I’ll take half a day to chill out and exercise. When it comes to food, Clark’s oyster bar is dear to my heart because they have some of the best oysters I have tried ever and I like the small, yet busy atmosphere.
What does being a Maker mean to you? It means simply applying the act of creation to your life. I think creating or making something, especially out of nothing or out of old objects is such a freeing and basic human nature process that it only heals and creates good energy out of whatever you’re doing. Even if you think you’re not good at it, the sheer act of creating is already more than you started off with. Creating things is our natural instinct, and I believe by making something, we can then progress in life.
Lady Non-Stop is an Austin, TX based artist. To learn more about our Maker series, check out The Makery here.
Maker Series: At Chameleon, we believe that coffee is an essential part of fueling creativity. Mugshot Monday is a series devoted to featuring Makers: the people who put pen to paper (or knife to cutting board, hammer to wood… you get the gist) to create, inspire, and make things happen. Our Maker series aims to showcase the talent of the everyday people who do just that!