Please don’t fall off your chair. Yes I am blogging. I know. I’m not exactly a reliable blogger.
I seem to spend a whole heap more time over at instagram.
But my lovely friend Kim, tagged me in this blog hop *with a difference* and it seemed like a great idea to jump on board. This blog hop is a fun way of getting to know some of the creative people we all know and love a little bit better, and probably discover some new blogs to follow.
So onto the questions.
1. What am I working on right now.
Honestly? way too much stuff!! all good stuff. But it is very hectic right now at home. We have just moved (yes again) this time we have bought a beautiful home very close to the lake. So apart from the usual packing and unpacking and organising …. I tend to jump into big crazy projects like furniture restoration. There has been LOTS of collecting of vintage pieces, so plenty of my day is spent finding treasure, organising delivery, then cleaning and restoring them before I have to opportunity to style them. I LOVE it.
With all that going on I am trying to play catch up with the JOT POCKETS class. I am weeks behind due to the move and a rather big problem of no internet connecting…. but this class is on my *hurry up internet* list of things to do. Have you seen it??? You can find it here.
My design work for A Piece of Cake Designs keeps me busy, and really love being part of such a wonderful supportive team. Plus the kits are pretty darn amazing
2. How long does it take to create a project?
If I am working on a papercrafting project I REALLY like them to be finished within 30 minutes. I am not a fan of having the same layout on my desk for hours.
3. What are my fave things to create with at the moment.
Art supplies. Anything I can layer. Anything I can cut up or pull apart. Anything I can make a scribbly inky mark with. I have a serious obsession with coloured pencils going on right now. My collection keeps growing and growing. You can just never have enough colour !
4. How does my creative process work?
I really love to bundle up a little pile of pretty things if I am scrapbooking or working on my project life album. Generally off cuts of papers from a previous project, I grab my container of little embellishments which is full of sequins, buttons, flair and other cute things. I generally always create my collages first, and sew it together before I even find a photo.
If I am painting or working in my journal, then I usually have some music playing. My background is always created first before any thought of where the painting is even going and I use this time to try our new techniques or supplies, play with colour combo’s and find out what works and what doesn’t. It’s very much a warm up exercise. then a pencil sketch on top.
5. How to I become inspired and stay inspired?
There is so much inspiration around us. I love colour and texture and inspiration for these things come from just about everywhere. I might see a cool pattern on an article of clothing, a fun colour combo on a vintage plate, texture on an old wall. Using my phone camera I can capture the idea or image to use at a later date.
I grew up with a home filled with music and I find lyrics and melodies bring out my muse. You can quite often catch me sketching out an idea frantically while I’m singing along to some tunes.
6. What is my signature style?
This is such an interesting question.
I am not 100% sure I even have a signature style. Eclectic? Messy? Layered? colourful? Evolving?
**So now it’s my turn to tag**
This part was harder than I thought, firstly because as few girls I would have called on have already played along .. and everyone is so busy at the moment. I didn’t want to add pressure or stress to anyone. It’s all in the name of fun :)
So I have tagged Jen Hall who you can find HERE We had a little giggle because her blog right now is a little neglected (like mine was) so it’s a little gentle push to share something fun.
and I’d love some other bloggers to join, leave me a comment if you want to play along so I can add your linky link in herexx