I've known Coco (you can find her here at Les Folies de Coco) for quiet a while, although we've never met except in blog land. She does the most amazing scrapbook layouts and cards in fact everything she does is wonderful. If you follow this link you will find out more about her too.
So I'm sat in the big black chair, the spotlight's on and I'm ready for question 1.
What am I working on now?
Well first of all I had to tidy up this....
So that I could play with this. It's air drying clay and I'm making some flowers and leaves.
I'm very pleased with the results, not bad for a first attempt, though it will be a couple of weeks before I use them. This is so not like me, I don't plan anything in advance. If I did I wouldn't be typing this a few hours before I'm due to post it lol.
Q2 How does my work differ from others of it's genre?
Mmm to answer that I'd have to know what my genre is! I used to just make cards but now they're few and far between. I've never scrapbooked - I love other peoples but have never had the urge to make my own. I do like lots of colour, and sparkle, and I love to take a piece of plain paper (or whatever) and turn it into something else.
I also like to have a little humour in my pieces
and a bit of grunge is good
I'm not the worlds best sewer.
I like to try new things too - usually months after everyone else. I finally got around to making an ATB a couple of weeks ago.
Why do I create what I do?
Now this is a really easy one - just because I enjoy it. I don't make something if I don't enjoy it. Life's too short isn't it. That's not to say that I don't stress if my mojo goes walkabout, and I have a very large bin under my desk! I go to work to pay my bills, and in my spare time I mess about with bits of paper. If I don't have any spare time I skip the cleaning and play about with bits of paper...
I absolutely love being on the Stampotique design team. They're the best group of ladies ever, and their stamps are my favourite - and I'm not just saying that lol.
Q4 How does my creative process work?
It nearly always starts with the background. I love making backgrounds, usually involving lots of stamps and masks, and paints and inks....
I also like to have a quote somewhere in there..
One day I will finish this album :-)
So there, that's me, and if there's anything else you would like to know, please feel free to ask. So drum roll please for my nomination the lovely Jackie Payne of Scrap Bang Wallop. She's my teamie on the Stampotique design team and does the most amazing art journaling and scrapbooking with brilliant step by step instructions, and she'll be telling you all her secrets next Monday.
Thanks very much for looking and enjoy your week x