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Lizz Ehrenpreis is a frenetic navel-gazer, perpetual friend-maker, and multi-media creator. Before she became a full-time artist, she was a project manager and communications maven in the WordPress web development world, the managing editor of a semi-popular dating blog, and editor-in-chief for two sex worker oriented publications. She is a proud Brooks Institute of Photography drop-out who still occasionally positions herself behind the lens. She runs The Screaming Doodle and is one half of the On Recovery Project team. She has a passion for art, cats, true crime, cooking, and mental health advocacy. Her current obsession is creating wearable art, and she does so while drinking an appalling amount of seltzer from her home in Portland, Oregon.
• What is your favorite medium to work with? - Watercolor will always hold a special place in my heart. • If you could have lunch with any other artist (living or dead), who would it be? - Frida Kahlo-- not just because her art is compelling, but because her politics and the unapologetic passion which drove her is something to be admired. • What advice would you give to your younger artist self? - Don't be afraid to fuck it up, because that's the only way you can access greatness. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable, because that's who you are. Don't be afraid to fail, because all of life is merely a series of beginnings. Keep failing so you can begin again, and again, and again. • What is the most important lesson you have learned as you create? - There are two things in this life that are not finite: love and creativity. The more you make, the more you have. at Portland, Oregon