|Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are you on Facebook?
Yes. Please search for my art page on Facebook, using "Records by Rachro". My art is viewable and for sale there. I would be especially grateful if you "liked" my page.
2. What is the best way to store tomatoes?
Never in the refrigerator. Always leave them out at room temperature. Refrigeration kills the flavor.
Trust me on this.
3. Are Red Hots or Hot Tamales as good as Atomic Fireballs?
4. Are you on Instagram?
I sure am. You can follow my personal IG or my art-only IG.
5. Do you have a blog?
Oh yes, I have blogs. Please check them out and follow them on Blogspot, Wordpress, and Tumblr.
6. Do you sell the things that you make?
Yes, I do. All the time.
7. I like your 1" buttons. Will you make some for me? Will you make some for my band?
I would love to, if I ever start making buttons again.
8. Will you make one of my favorite band or movie character?
No. Sorry, but I will not. Using someone else's image from a band, cartoon, movie, etc. is against the law and also bad juju. I have opinions about that, which I have
discussed in an interview here. Here is page 2.
9. What is your favorite font?
I am still in love with Futura Bold, even though it's overused. I'll never quit you, Futura Bold.
Conversely, I cannot stand Comic Sans. Worst font ever. It makes my eyeballs seethe. Also, I hate whimsical fonts with curly-qs on every serif. Just...yuck.
10. How do you pronounce your name?
Rachelle is pronounced /ruh-SHELL/ (not the same as Rachel or Rochelle.)
People also call me "Rach." It rhymes with cash, bash, mash, stash...etc. It is not pronounced /raych/, because it is not an
abbreviated form of Rachel.
Rachro is pronounced /RATCH-roh/.
11. What other stuff do you do?
Besides making art things, I play the ukulele, some bass, and piano. My very talented husband and I play music together whenever we get the chance. I can also tap dance
(one of my most favorite things!). I grew up performing in musical theater productions and singing in choirs. Also, I try to communicate telepathically with bees. I often try to
see molecules with my naked eyes. I think I can.
12. Do you sell your painted records? Will you make me one?
Yes, probably. Contact me via Facebook on my art page, and we'll work something out.
13. Can you still play the records after they are painted on?
No, you cannot. However, I try to select records to paint on that are damaged, messed up, and fatally scratched to begin with. So you likely couldn't have listened to them
before they were painted anyway.
14. Where do you get your ideas for your painted record mandala designs?
From my head. Each record tells me what it wants to look like. I usually have an idea of how the final piece will look from the moment I see the record. The label, the colors,
the grooves, the number of tracks, and the length of the songs all play a role in the geometry in my head. The music translates to art almost instantly for me and I know what
to design. I am inspired by natural and geometric forms, numbers, and psychedelic art. Also, it helps that I was raised around a lot of psychedelic art, groovy people, and
really great music.
15. Odd or even?
Always, always, always odd.
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