Arts & Culture

Eggs-plore Artist Cindy Hannikman

by LUKE PUTVIN
luke.putvin@lynnwoodtimes.com

Cindy Hannikman’s “Seattle Sports: The Unity of the Community” was displayed at Cask and Trotter for Eggs-plore. It is now on display at City Hall along with the rest of the eggs from the event.

Seattle Sports: The Unity of the Community by Cindy Hannikman was located at Cask and Trotter Restaurant.
Seattle Sports: The Unity of the Community by Cindy Hannikman was located at Cask and Trotter Restaurant.

Hannikman only recently got into art. She started to get serious about drawing and painting about a year ago. She has, however, always been a creative person and has always possessed a love for the arts. Hannikman studied ballet for more than 25 years, and her day job involves writing. It was only natural that she gave sketching and drawing a try, and it turns out she enjoys it.

Outside of her art, Hannikman is a huge bookworm. She says that she reads almost anything but mainly focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, children’s fiction and young adult fiction. She is able to share her love of reading with others through a fantasy blog on which she writes.

She heard about Eggs-plore last year and collected as many eggs as she could find on the app. When she saw the event this year, she signed up and about a month later, received an email accepting her egg.

“Let me tell you, drawing on a curved egg with a pencil is a lot harder than people could imagine,” Hannikman said. She painted the egg in sections, starting with the Space Needle and working her way to the baseball section, the soccer section, the football and finally the NHL logo. The painting process took Cindy about four weeks.

“Think outside the box, and always push yourself to try new things,” was her advice to aspiring artists. Hannikman continued to say that events like these are important because it shows how diverse the world of art can be. “Art isn’t all detailed drawings made by famous painters or landscapes. It can really be anything you imagine.”

You can read Cindy’s reviews of fantasy novels at http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com.

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