My wonderful artist friend, Joe Rotella, asked me to join the "Around the World Blog Hop". He gave me four questions to answer, allowing me to share a bit about myself with you! So, here goes.
1. What are you working on right now?
It seems that I am always working on something, and usually more than one thing. I am definitely a multi-task kind of gal. I cannot just sit in front of the television without working on something. I don't even like talking on the phone unless my hands are free to create. I am currently working on projects for both my design teams, Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages. I cannot tell you what they are just yet. You will have to visit their blogs to see more. LOL Lately, however, I seem to always be working in my art journal, or altering books, boxes, and anything else that stands still long enough. I have become totally enamored with mixed media and find that I am always trying out new products and how to use them.
2. How does my work differ from others?
I would have to say that I always trying to make my work more dimensional. I love creating textures where there are none, and I love being able to make a flat surface pop. For this reason, I tend to use lots of dies and punches, and embellishments that will give that extra touch to my project. That is probably why I love chipboard so much. For example, a simple chipboard piece can give such dimension to an otherwise flat card and still be popped in the mail.
3. Why do I create?
Creating, to me, is as important as breathing. I cannot remember a time when I was not making something. It gives me great pleasure to give something handmade to someone and seeing the joy and excitement on their face. I also create so that I can teach others what I have learned, whether in front of a class, or by way of my step-by-step blog tutorials.. So, basically, I think it boils down to my desire to share, that is, to share what I have made, or to share what I have learned.
4. How does my creative process work?
My creative process varies. There are times when I can look at something and know exactly what I am going to do, and then, there are times when I am at a loss for ideas. I like to take my time, whenever possible, to make my work my absolute best. If time is of the essence, I will think about it non-stop until it coms to me. Sometimes, something I see that is done by another artist will "unblock" my mind and set off a myriad of ideas. Then, it is just a matter of choosing one idea and running with it. The best part is that I can store the rest of those ideas for another project down the road.
Now, as part of this blog hop, I get to invite two other artists to join and answer these four questions. Look for their posts next Monday, 1 December 2014.
I Am Dreaming of Castles, on Monday, 1 December 2014, for her post.
I hope you will take a moment to scroll down and see my project post today for Altered Pages.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!