Monday, April 18, 2011

Station Wagon Conversation: Kathleen Shannon

photography by so does estella

So, as you may know, I didn't blog at all last week. And now, I'm feeling like a guilty parent who missed their child's dance recital. Shucks guys! My apologies. The other part of my life called. The season of the show I work for began last Monday and my schedule is a bit hectic. Thanks for hanging in there with me!) Now on to the good stuff.

The story in pictures
1. Historic Hanson subway sign.
2. The ever-stylish Kathleen in the lobby of the Williamsburgh Savings Building.
3. An outfit too cute to not show you the bottom of.
4. A decorative mailbox from 1875.

Why I love her
She rocks big curly hair like nobody's business.
She's brilliantly creative, confident and going places - my kind of girl.

So the story goes...
Conversing With: Texas born - Oklahoma City resident, Graphic Designer (she designed this blog!) and Blogger, Kathleen Shannon.
Years Acquainted: Less than one but we're still young so we have dozens of years ahead to be friends.
Parked In: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Her Next Move: Brooklyn Public House around the corner.
Conversation on being a creative with creative siblings
Sana: What was it like growing up with all creative siblings? I'm a little envious... (Her sister Tara is a Creative Director and brother Donny, a Sideshow Performer with his own variety of beer.) 

Kathleen: It just turned out that way. We grew up in Norman, OK. As kids we'd watch musicals and movies together like Pink Floyd The Wall...

Sana: Oh, so there was time for your imaginations to run wild.
Kathleen: Yes.
[Brother interjects] Donny: One Summer we watched Dazed & Confused almost everyday.
Sana: [Laughs] Could there be better movie choices?!

For a look at more of Kathleen's work (and style), visit her here.


Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

What a cool interview! Talk about one talented and creative family! :) I love how you format these interviews too - so interesting!

You are just so cool, Sana - your web life and your "other life" are both so fabulous! :)

Sana said...

@Lillian you are so sweet. today was a long day and you've made me smile! isn't Kathleen amazing?!

Jack said...

Love Kathleen's style and her blog. Thanks for the introduction!

Sana said...

@jack She's so original! (and super cute)

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

hell yeah EW! so glad you like her too. i first wrote about her as one of my early posts and finally bought her earrings. they're so ridiculous, how could i not! if i saw the necklace i'd have scooped it up too!
just scanned your blog quickly- it's adorable. i'll be back to check out allll the music too :) thanks for you comment. please visit again! about to become your next follower!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Love the little conversation. I remember the first moment I saw Kathleen at Alt -- I was like "that girl has some seriously awesome style." And the fact that she's so wonderful is like the cherry on top.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen is a serious rock star. I've had discussions with a client who insisted I simply copy her work and I had to explain to them copyright issues and design plagiarism, but of course I understood why the client was so easily inspired, she's a creative genius! Love this convo/interview with her.

Now I'm slightly confused. Does Kathleen live in Oklahoma, but happened to be visiting Brooklyn? Also, I'm going to New York this July, what are the weeee little chances of catching coffee or lunch with you? Sorry, just dreaming out loud =)

Maddy said...

I love your interviews! I bet there was never a dull moment growing up in her house! Heading over to her blog right now :) I'm intrigued!

And Kathleen said...

I'm blushing y'all!

Sana, I can't wait to see you again. Really, come visit me soon!

The Eclectic Life - Your comment made me tear up! Thank you, on so many levels. I live in Oklahoma but was visiting my brother in Brooklyn for the week. I'll be posting about my visit throughout the week on my blog. :)

Sana said...

@indie electronic alternative welcome!

@brandi i know! isn't it great when you meet beautiful people and then find out that they're equally sweet!?

@viv imitation is the highest form of flattery. :) looks like kathleen cleared up her residency but, i'd love to meet up. please get in touch when you've sussed out your schedule!

@maddy i'm so grateful that people are willing to give me their time! i hope you enjoyed Kathleen's blog.

@kathleen so much more to talk about. can't wait to hang again!


Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh lades, i get the guilts too - missing out on blogtime gives me the >:[ vampire face of gloom!!!

Kathleen surely does rock, what a sweetie! cool she did the blog design for you too, i was completely impressed by it on my 1st visit. love your photos & totally wanna steal that subway sign - it's RAD.

your writing style is consistently ace - interesting way you've assembled the info, i like it so much! ♥

pea ess: Sana, i wanted to thank you for the kind words on the post i did over the weekend. much appreciation!

Sana said...

@lynn you re so very welcome! thank you for your kindness!

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