Welcome to Angie Curneal Palsak Art and Design!
Angie Curneal Palsak was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and still resides there with her husband of 18 years, Tibor. When not working as the director for a college retention program Angie is usually doing one of the following: cooking, cleaning, working out, talking to her two dogs (Greta and Vigo), eating Portillo's chocolate cake with her Mom, holding a Nom Nums Collectibles club meeting with her twin (fraternal) nieces, supporting sales at a craft brewery, planning a trip to Colorado, or making a huge mess with some arts and crafts project.
Angie graduated with a BA in English from Indiana University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. However, after receiving her hundredth-something rejection from a literary magazine last year she decided that instead of hating the game, she was just going to play with something else. This is when she chose to use her fingers to craft and make art instead of pecking away on her laptop. She is currently most interested in creating images which represent nature, food, and pop culture.
Art is something which Angie knows a lot about as she grew up watching her Dad paint and draw. While he had some success, he too was rejected a lot. It was only after his death that she realized how similar their struggles were.
Producing canvas paintings for interior decorating, creating surface designs for products, and making decorations for the seasons is Angie's current focus. Focusing on only three things is very hard for her because she suffers from Shiny Object Syndrome. (Her inner eleven-year-old self never stops scheming and dreaming. In the past month she has wanted to be a life coach, a fashion designer, and a professional organizer.)
If you were to ask her what is one of her favorite quotes the answer would be this one from Lewis Carroll's Though the Looking Glass:
"It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
Ask her that same question tomorrow and you may get a different response.