Commonly& Uncommonly Asked Questions& Fun Facts

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What's a "Skiffle" ??

Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of Marshall Lambert. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.  

The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques. Because of the world's general unfamiliarity with the word and work of Skiffle, Marshall is creating a research something, playfully titled An Informal Guide to What the Heck Skiffle Is and is Not. Please reach out if you're interested in a copy once it's finished.

Lonnie Donegan was known as the King of Skiffle music, and Marshall aspires to one day become known as the Queen of Skiffle. She, like Lonnie, also plays the 5-string banjo. Because of this similarity, Marshall finds her aspiration to be not too far-fetched.💿 😂

Pencils or pens ??
I very specifically write with blue pens, and also very specifically draw with black pens. Sometimes I scribble with pencils because I miss the feeling of writing with them, but not enough to actually write with them. ✏️ ✍️

How much will it cost to work with you and how do you accept payment?
Depending on the project and scope of work, pricing will be calculated at an hourly rate or by a project based flat rate. I will work closely with you to determine the value of the work based on your budget. Regarding payment, most projects require 50% down to begin work, followed by the other 50% upon project completion. A detailed invoice will be provided prior to these events, and payments can be made via check or Venmo.

Where are you from ??
I'm proudly from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia (West. Virginia. Not western Virginia. #educationalhashtags), though I'm currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. Breaking WV stereotypes, I have all my teeth and impressively no cavities. Falling trap to WV stereotypes, I do pick banjo which I named, at 16, Cornelius Petri. #thereisnobanjoemoji #whyistherenobanjoemoji?

How would you sell Hot Coco in Florida ??
Iced! How in the world else? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Are you currently working on any cool projects?
Yes! I'm working on writing and illustrating a children's book about a French marshmallow, and another one containing illustrations and short stories of other odd characters I've invented in my universe over recent years. Stay tuned and in the meantime shop The Girl with Long Bangs in my Five&Dime

Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses ??
One horse-sized duck. The latter sounds like an absolute nightmare. 😱