Hello everyone! I’m here today to with a friend of mines from around the world. As all of you know, my post showcase some of my creative work. Today, I was invited to participate in a Creative Friends Blog Tour. My fabulous friend Connie Hanks from ClickyChickCreates invited me to participate on this tour. I am so grateful for this opportunity to share what I love and great friends who I’ve met along the way.
The idea of the tour is to answer four questions, then introduce three fellow creative bloggers who will continue the tour the following week.
I have to apologies, I was supposed to showcase 3 of my friends on this tour but 2 of my friends canceled at the last-minute. Life, can really change our plans. In any case, you will get to met someone who I think is awesome. In the short time, that I’ve known her she has taught me a lot. She may not know that, I guess she will now! LOL!
So lets dive right in!!
1. What am I working on?
Many of you know me for making cards and craft projects, but there is so much more to me then that. At work, I run a reading group with some of my coworkers. It’s like a book club but not so formal. Here is how it works:
1. Everyone who participates let me know how many books they want to read for the year (January – December). That is their goal.
2. After they complete a book, they let me know and I update the spreadsheet that is shared with everyone in the group. We work on an honesty system all done via email.
3. So currently we have 20 people in the group and everyone has different goals. Everyone is in charge of reaching their goals. No pressure, just accountability on my part as the facilitator.
4. At the end of the year, I give everyone who participated, a certificate. Those that have completed their goals, will get additional prizes.
Throughout the year, I have contest and giveaways, this keeps everyone motivated. So currently I am working on a giveaway for a couple of my coworkers who answered a question correctly.
They are always looking for gifts for birthdays, so they can fill this box with anything. I gave them candy in it. Besides this, I’m working on cards for different blog challenges.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I incorporate myself into my work. When you look at cards that I create I make sure you see a bit of me in them. My favorite work is water-coloring. I love it and have a niche for it. When you see my water-coloring you will see my personality. Take a look:
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I love creating cards. It is so relaxing and helps me release a lot of stress. I love the feel of paper and new tools. I love getting new craft toys!!! I have stuff that I haven’t even used yet and I bought them months ago, lol! I’ve always had a love for being creative. When people get cards from me, they totally love them. I started when my son was born, that was 16 years ago. Things have changed since then. I’ve done scrapbooks, cards, 3-D projects, and I can knit.
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
My creating process isn’t a simple one. I might see a new stamp, paper, or embellishment that I want to use on my next card project. I sit at my desk and thing about how I can use the products that I selected. That might take me one-two days before I decide on what I want to do. Once I’m sitting at my desk with my idea in mind, I start to create. If I see that the card isn’t looking the way that I want, I scrap it and start over. This might take me from beginning to end, 4 days tops.
Cards that I make for blog challenges, the process is a bit different. The sketch is already there for you so you just use the products you have to match the challenge. I love how I interpret those challenges. This takes me about 2-3 days.
Let’s Meet My Crafty Friend Elle!!
Now let me introduce my friend Elle, from the other side of the world. She has taught me so much through her blog post and creativity. Elle has introduce me to Weekly Wishes, creating a gratitude journal and sending parcels.
- Elle of Hey Jayel is a tea-loving Communications graduate working as an engineer in Singapore. When not busy chasing deadlines, she like to create and can be seen at her craft corner dabbling in calligraphy, art journaling or preparing parcels for her pen pals. Head on over to her blog and see the amazing things she ‘s up too at Hey Jayel. She is awesome, leave her a comment!!
As always thank you for stopping by and learning a little bit more about who I am!!
Tell me what do you think? Why do you write/create what you do?