Caz introduced me so nicely at the start of the month, I blushed reading it. My blog, Kel's Space, has been neglected lately, as a temporary promotion has used up all my time, energy and vocabulary. I'm also working on my foundation year in art and design which has demanded the remaining crumbs of time and energy, and pretty much all of my creativity.
I'm a Canadian, but have been living in London for nearly 18 years. I've been art journalling and scrapbooking in some way for most of my life on and off - without realising that what I was doing had a name. Using those terms as we do at the moment, I would say I started scrapbooking in '97 and art journalling in '05. I started making and collecting artist books in '07.
The first thing I can remember making is a pair of Barbie jeans made from a mail bag. The last thing I made is a bunch of painted paper to cut up to use as collage material in my illustration class. Oh and the bunting... I have to admit I'm a bit of a dabbler - I sew a bit and bead a bit and crochet a bit and draw a bit and... I know I'm not alone here, I'm in very good company.
As we're scrapping our men folk this month, I'll give you a peek at mine. It's an old layout (from Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday class), but it seemed so perfect for two reasons. 1. It records a time when he had some health worries weighing heavily on his mind. 2. The quote reads:
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another is essential to your own. - Robert Heinlein
Isn't that exactly why male cancer awareness is so important?
Please don't forget to Scrap Your Man, encourage him to do that crucial check, and head over to Orchid to find out more about what they do, what we're fighting, and if you can, donate a little something.
Nice to meet you! See you soon,