Here are some of her contest-winning sets:
TO POLYVORE,owl love u! - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
Express Moment! - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
For: ~♥Heather♥~ - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Jessie and I live in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love. I am an artist. I do freelance work like logos and murals and I also paint whenever I have time to. I have an Associate's Degree in Fine Arts, but will be returning back to school for Graphic Design or Fashion Marketing. My goal in life would be to eventually make layouts, logos for fashion designers, be a stylist for movies or work in a fashion magazine -- or why not start my own? Lol. I believe you can do anything your heart desires, and with hard work and passion you can get there. I also believe if you don't have money to do certain things, then teach yourself. There's always a way to get to where you want to.
Describe your sense of style/fashion.
My sense of style would be CRAZYYYYYY! LOL
The type of crazy were my own mom would be embarrassed to walk with me, lol. The best way to describe my style would be a mixture of new items sprinkled with some old items from the flea market, like a giant cupcake and I love vintage. I also love color and when I get dressed I think more of what color is missing, instead of what colors match. I think that way while making sets and when I paint, too.
How did you discover Polyvore?
I discovered Polyvore by Googling "candy buffet." I was planning my "candy" birthday party and wanted a big candy buffet. So while I was Googling, all these collages popped up. I looked at a few but never really paid any mind to it until a few weeks after my party. Again, I Googled "Besty Johnson" and I saw these collages again. I swear they were calling me, lol, because I then said "Let me check this out." I joined 8 months ago and have been here since. Now you're forever stuck with me.
Tell us a little about what you use Polyvore for and why.
I use Polyvore to explore and be open to grow more artistically. Polyvore has been good for me to be able to bring forth all the things that roam in my head. It's very different from painting. With Polyvore, I can create a world full of randomness that makes sense to me, LOL, so maybe it's not random...just being normal.
Describe your set creation process. Where do you get inspiration
for your sets? How do you pick a theme? How do you find your items?
I usually start a set with an item I see. Right away I know what I wanna do with it and it all flows after that. I look through my pages of items and see what calls out to me, to be part of the puzzle. Inspiration, to me, comes from anywhere. I can be walking down the street and see a sign, or a bottle cap on the floor, or even a bag of chips that I may be eating. Candy, cupcakes, a simple plate, a color combo I see in an ad. I am constantly seeing things as art. It's everywhere, we just have to see it.
I find my items by Googling, or on Polyvore. But one of my biggest inspirations is the model Doedeere, creator of Lime Crime make up. Her photographs are amazing and when I see a picture of her I see the set before I make it. Not the whole set, but the idea of it.
What are your 3 favorite sets of the ones you've made?
WOW my three favorite sets...umm...
My number one favorite would be my black and white one just because at the time I made it my mind was in another place, so that's what came out.
Barely Hanging - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
Second is "BEcoming!" I like it because if there were a set I would jump into, it would be this one.
BEcoming! - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
And third is "World of My Own!" because it full of color and life.
World of My Own! - by ❤✿PaintHead on Polyvore.com
Got any feature requests for the Polyvore team?
Polyvore is great. Since I joined I have seen many great changes already, but it would be cool if we had a feedback/comment box in our groups, to communicate better with the members. OMG, see, now I can't stop lol. Another thing that would be cool is if we can somehow make our profile prettier with layouts, but in a way that it won't take away from the sets. What else? How about let us be able to add HTML codes in the comment section to see graphics...like send a cute little cupcake to someone. But that is it.
I just wanna thank everyone for being kind and sweet and coming by my sets. Hello to all my contacts, u all ROCK like Pop Rocks and thank you Polyvore for being great! Hugs!