CG: Describe your earliest memories of yourself creating something.
AHW: In second grade I wrote and illustrated two book(lets): Hair through the Ages and The History of Clothes. Both were my way explaining the styles of the 1960s. In Clothes the clothing became skimpier and shorter until the last page when everyone was naked.
CG: What does your workspace look like? How does it reflect and enhance your creativity?
AWH: I stand on a Bosu ball, which is a large exercise ball that’s sliced in half. It sits solidly on it’s sliced side and I bounce (if I want to) while I’m downloading a file or thinking. It feels child-like and fun. My desk is my grandma’s desk, which I love. On top of that is Great Aunt Ida’s coffee table which I also love. The walls of my office are pink, which make me feel joyous, and I have some beloved toys from my childhood around the office. And a vase filled with flowers! All of this makes me feel great. I try to keep the top of the coffee table clear of papers to keep my buzzing brain clearer (this photo of me at my desk was taken by Jone MacCulloch).
CG: Is there a book, song, or work of art that you return to again and again to refill the creative well?