Houston, meet the amazing, hilarious, and talented Brandy Davis of Pigsey Art! (Editor’s note: We call Tracy “Houston Brandy” and Brandy “Austin Tracy” because they are basically the Wonder Twins. 😁) Brandy is an incredible Austin maker who has turned her love of books and science into a thriving business, with laser cut journals, magnets, pins, and more! She’s a market sister, having run her own share of shows, and we are thrilled to have her back in Downtown Houston on May 4th!
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Reading a really good book while cuddled up in a warm bed with loved ones with an endless list of Broadway music playing in the background. And Chris Hemsworth is in there giving me a foot rub and complimenting me on my impeccable taste in art.
Which living person do you most admire?
I think Lin-Manuel Miranda just seems like the most creative person alive right now while still being a serious cool human being.
What is your greatest extravagance?
There was buying a laser-cutter but that was a one-time thing. But otherwise, a really good bottle of aged, single malt scotch.
What is your current state of mind?
It's almost Spring y'all and that means new designs, new shows and laser fumes. I'm giddy. I'm nervous. I'm gently taking wood scraps away from a crazy puppy. Coming off the holidays, I always have so many ideas on where to go with Pigsey Art this year and it's a matter of figuring out what is realistic and what is a bit nutty. Honestly, sometimes the nutty ideas win.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Used to be my hair so I started dyeing it crazy colors. Now, I feel pretty okay about it all.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Compassion. And Thor hair.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Compassion. The world needs more kindness and understanding.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Cheesy answer for a cheesy question: my children. It's stupid but you look at these crying mini people that FINALLY left you and yeah, you're smitten.
When and where were you happiest?
Anytime out with my kids and husband. Just being with them is the best.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I was a better at traditional painting.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I would love to need less sleep, I've become a slave to sleeping as I've gotten older.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing what would it be?
A flying squirrel! So fluffy, so many nuts!
Where would you most like to live?
Somewhere close to a forest.
What do you most value in your friends?
Loyalty and honesty.
Who are your favorite artists?
From Vanity Fair: "The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature." We've taken the original Proust Questionnaire and modified it a bit for our artists and makers so that they can share more about themselves with all of you. Check out the series to see how they all answered.