Sunday, August 24, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Creative Blog Hop

I was introduced to this creative blog hop concept a few weeks ago by my crafty friend Heather from the Kraaft Shaak. She has an amazing community on G plus called Kraaft Shaak. I was drawn to the welcoming environment that she has created there. So when she asked if I would participate, I immediately jumped at the idea, not really knowing what this whole thing was about. So I read and reread how things work and found it pretty amazing that the goal is to have this as a neverending blog hop where we can get to know new crafty people. All I have to do is answer a few questions and introduce you all to some of my crafty friends and they will then in turn  introduce some more crafty friends and the cycle will continue with them.

So here we go.
What am I working on?

 At the moment, I have a neverending to-do list that happens to be all over the place. I'm currently helping some teacher friends. I've made some tags and posters.  My currents projects are all school-related. Being a former teacher and living with a current teacher makes this time of year busy. I'll be sewing some seat pockets and creating some team shirts. I also have a request for some beer labels and some head pieces for a friend's wedding, along with a bridal banner. Wow, when I'm forced to write things down it all seems a bit daunting and scattered. Of course, I will also squeeze in some paint time. I need my paint time! As long as I can get my hands in some paint, all will be well in my world. 
Classroom poster
Teacher tags

How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I'm not sure how my work differs from others in my genre. I'm currently into mixed media and colorful faces. They seem to find there way into my mail art and regular art. I love to create pulled art. I let my backgrounds dictate what type of face will be on it. I create mixed media  backgrounds  for envelopes and canvasses and later revisit them and finds faces in those backgrounds..."I see faces"( a la The Sixth sense)
Mail Art face

Mail art face

Why do I write/create what I do?
My creations help me stay busy and release some of the stress and tension from my day to day life.  I create things for fun and to learn and practice new techniques.  I create for the interaction. I love sharing my creations and hearing peoples' comments on them. I love creating and sharing what I've learned. When I grow up, I'd like to be an artist. 

How does my writing/creative process work? 

My creative process just happens. It seems like a cop out answer but if I'm creating just for myself, I just sit with my materials and make something. I'm not the type of person that gets up in the middle of the night because I've had a brilliant idea. The only time my creativity invades my sleeping time is when I get a request from someone. That's the only time my mind goes on over time with ideas. 

I've got some amazing crafty friends to add to this blog hop. Please check them out. 

Alice, a childhood friend that shares my crafty passion. She's a card maker, scrapbooker, and a lover of all things vintage. 
Creating, Crafting and Thrifting

Mel is an amazing artist who is my enabler for all things mail art related. She has some amazing watercolor skills and captures birds and fishes beautifully.  A Mynah Production


  1. Girl, you're multi-talented! Love all of the eye candy. Your hubby is lucky to have you to help art up his classroom. :)

    1. The down side is he often ends up on the bottom of my todo list. :)

  2. Hi, just letting you know that I've visited your blog through Heather's link. Your cards are amazing! It's quite a commitment to make one for every single day!

    1. Thank you so much for checking my blog out.