I'm fortunate in that I come from a creative family. My mom is a very crafty and creative person and it evidently rubbed off on me. Actually, I like to think that I got the "creative" gene from my parents! My friends have also played a role in expanding my creative horizons -- one friend introduced me to rubber stamping, another introduced me to quilting.
The final creation is the best! Just the feeling of completing a project that I'm proud of really makes my day!
I love paper! There are so many wonderful decorative papers available in scrapbook stores! I find it hard to control myself sometimes! As far as tools go, I love my paper trimmer, Basic Grey Notch & Die cutting tool, rub-ons, and rubber stamps.
I step away from my craft room for awhile -- sometimes for days. I will look at creative magazines, stamping websites, and nature, to get inspired to create again. I find that other artists on Etsy.com bring me inspiration too.
I hope my art is simply a reflection of me. I am an individual who loves to be creative and hope to inspire others to be creative too. I hope it reflects that I'm a non-materialistic, simple person that likes to share her craft with others.
My greatest dream as an artist... to be able to make a living off of my crafts. I would love to be able to work from home doing what I love, making cards and scrapbooks! My greatest fear... going full-time as a crafter only to fail and have to go back to an 8-5 job!
My goals in art are to branch out and, in addition to my cards/scrapbooks, bring in some creative objects that I haven't had the time to pursue and develop. I have so many crafts that I enjoy, but I don't always have the time to create and sell them. I've made a goal to devote more time to my blog too (scrapbookcompleted.blogspot.com). I didn't think I would enjoy writing a blog so much, but it's a nice way toexpress my creativity. My goals in life? I want to have my own business again but be more successful (I owned a personal training [fitness] business years ago). I want to get back to having my own schedule, not that of the corporate world. I want to be able to travel more, win the lottery, and give more to charities.
I only have one Etsy shop, http://scrapbookcompleted.etsy.com, where I sell my paper goods. I also have a blog that I enjoy http://scrapbookcompleted.blogspot.com. I'm hoping to commit more time to it this summer. I like to feature my latest creations and other things that I find on Etsy.