Tina Baine

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Industry Arts
Occupation Newspaper writer
Location California
Introduction As the monthly DIY columnist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 2003, my projects represent the latest trends in creating useful and artsy stuff, often from inexpensive and recycled materials. I write about the artistic process, more so than than the product, exploring a wide array of traditional and non-traditional media through firsthand experience and interviews. My goal is to entice readers to try new techniques and unusual materials, to expand their definition of art, and to encourage all their creative endeavors. As a newspaper photographer in the central valley and the south bay for 8 years, I have a special affinity for the photograph, and often incorporate photo images into my personal work. I also enjoy writing, and have been working on a history of Aromas, my hometown, since 2009.
Interests crafts, hiking, accounting, cooking, gardening, building, designing, writing
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Amelie, Rebecca, Julia, Little Women (any version), Fargo, Reds, Across the Universe, anything with Ingrid Bergman
Favorite Music Beatles, Mozart, Sacred Choral, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Cheryl Wheeler, Bruce Hornsby, Mayim, Iris Dement, Hapa, Basia Bulat
Favorite Books Anything by Barbara Kingsolver, Jon Krakauer, Joan Didion, Laura Hillenbrand, Erik Larson, Lillian Hellman