Savannah Dempsey

I'm a delightfully short, slightly neurotic, artist, writer and performer. 

I live with my husband in our warehouse/art studio in the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, Pa. It's an old factory that is being refurbished into an artist community. I spend my days surrounded by extremely talented, crazy-creative minds and my nights making art from things like fabric, precious metals, and animal bits.

I spent my after college-years stripping and working part-time as a journalist. I've recently stopped dancing and started focusing more on freelance writing. 

I also REALLY like fire, and eat it regularly - usually while surrounded by more fire.





What I Do, Job-wise: I'm an artist, journalist, and fire performer. My art work focuses mostly around fiber arts, so I spend my days covered in dye, sewing little scraps of fabric together. I write freelance and also work at a daily newspaper, on the police and crime beat. I'm a member of a fire performance troupe, Pyrogasm, and my husband and I run an art studio. 

What I Do, Fun-wise: I hang out with other artists, go to parties and galleries. I read quite a bit, I get freaked out if my life seems to mundane, and I end up doing things like setting off rooftop fireworks. I make weird collages and doodle on the walls of my studio while listening to middle-eastern music and 70's rock and roll. Music festivals are the highlight of my summers.

My Motto: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken

My Anti-Motto: "Smile! It's not all bad."

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: I think the first "famous" personality I ever had a crush on was Donatello from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Does he count? There was a movie...

My “celebs to make out with” list: The mouths of most strangers have visited some dark, unholy lands. God knows mine has. That being said, I enjoy the work of Ingrid Bergman, Amanda Palmer, and Laurie Penny. I thought Christian Slater in The Heathers was pretty hot.  (I would probably make out with Steven Fry, if I had a penis.)

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: I don't have iTunes, so I have no idea if this song is available on there. However, I've been obsessively pole dancing to "I've Got That Tune" by Chinese Man in my warehouse, in my undies. 

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: I read books in multiples, because my attention is deficit like that. I jut re-read "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me" by Richard Fariña. I'm pretty sure I didn't skip any parts because I was actually trying to figure out the plot this time around. I also just finished "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: I've had the same black leather motorcycle jacket for a million years. Some of the studs are missing; it's covered in doodles, patches, pins, and green leopard spots. I wear knock-off Doc Marten combat boots about 80% of the time, paired with a random assortment of old punk-rock t-shirts; stripper-short 60's dresses; big, wool sweaters and beat up skinny jeans.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Clinique Black Honey Almost Lipstick, Urban Decay eye shadow in "Sin", Revlon nail polish in "Vixen"

I smell like: Right now? Hand-rolled cigarettes; this cherry-vanilla body spray I bought at the drug store to cover up the smell of weed; Sharpie markers and old newspapers.

 Have I ever faked an orgasm: Not as many times as I've faked giving a fuck..