Dec. 1, 2010: Hatena Featured Artist - Florie (id:vayla)


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Today's Hatena Featured Artist is Florie (id:vayla) from the Europe & Oceania region.

How you get ideas for your Flipnotes, and how long does it usually take you to create them?

I get my ideas from things that I see and experience in everyday life, and that I read in magazines. I also get inspired by watching Flipnotes made by my friends. It usually takes some time for me to come up with ideas.

Sometimes, when I think I have absolutely no ideas at all, they just come to me naturally.

What hobbies or interests do you have (besides making Flipnotes)?

I like to play guitar, and I write my own songs. I also love drawing.

Who are some of your favorite creators on Flipnote Hatena and why?

My favorite creator is HARRY (id:jago12-345) who is very creative and talented, and has been supportive of my Flipnotes since my debut on Hatena. I also like Akutsu (id:Travis-Touchdown), ☆Matthieu☆ (id:Toad21), katt (id:katt2), Simon (id:simon-a) and Myle (id:Myle) who always answer my questions and give me advice about how to improve my Flipnotes.

Do you have any advice or tips for other Flipnote creators about how they can improve their skills?

Be patient, and don't always erase your mistakes, because those mistakes might someday help you come up with a good idea.

What kind of Flipnotes would you like to create in the future? Are there any new things you would like to try?

I recently bought a Nintendo DSi XL, and I'd like to try to use it to make some more colorful Flipnotes.

Is there something you would like to say to the Flipnote Hatena community?

Hatena is a fantastic, wonderful, and brilliant place for me! I've made friends from 15 countries around the world, and I'd like to send a big "HELLO" to everyone!

Check out Florie's works on Flipnote Hatena

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