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Today I am interviewing Cate Coulacos Prato, aka Vintage Cate, author of Mixed Media Self Portraits, a wonderful compilation of art, techniques and inspiration featuring me, Cheryl Prater, and lots of other great artists you may know.
Is it true that you have the same initials and a similar sounding name as I, Cheryl (Karounos) Prater, co-author of Mixed Mania, now available at all major book stores and online booksellers?
Yes, Cheryl Karounos Prater and Cate Coulacos Prato, are similar names but that's not really surprising considering we are Siamese twins connected at the Acropolis.
How much fun was it working with me, Cheryl Prater, for your book?
It was wonderful working with you, as always, especially when I could get you to focus on MY book, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits, instead of your book with Debbi Crane, Mixed Mania, which you were producing at the same time. I especially enjoyed the part where I had to threaten to send Photoshopped pictures of you with Bill Clinton to Mark to get you to meet the deadline.
Cate, why is it that you didn't go with the title I suggested: “Cheryl Prater and also a bunch of her Mixed Media Friends Make Self Portraits and Stuff"?
I was tempted. Really. But aside from Debbi Crane who is also featured, the 21 other artists in the book are not your friends.
Many popular films have been based on books, for example, The Secret Life of Bees is out right now, who do you think will play me, Cheryl Prater, in the movie version of your book?
Aside from me, Cheryl Prater, who are your influences?
Cheryl Praton, Sherry Prado, Cherry Potato, and Edith Wharton.
Why do you love and admire me so much? Because we share a Greek heritage? Because I'm so funny and talented? Because I'm co-author of Mixed Mania with Debbi Crane? (I know it's difficult, but due to space constraints keep your comments brief. Limit 50,000 characters.)
Finally, what response do you have to the rumors that your youngest daughter is promised to one of the Prater boys?
I would say, save the date: May 23, 2018. Zeus and the Olympians have already been booked for the reception.
Well, enough about you Cate, let's talk about me for a change.
Sure. Buy Mixed Mania by Cheryl Prater and Debbi Crane. You'll find it at quiltingarts.com and Amazon.com, ranked right below the best-selling book in the category, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits by Cate Coulacos Prato.
Thanks Cate. As always, it's been a pleasure talking with me.