I am not much of a TV watcher.... BUT my husband travels quite a bit for work so when he is away and I am trying to get the kids to settle for the night I often pop in a DVD and prep canvas backgrounds at the coffee table.
2. Is there a craft you would like to try?
I think I have tried most art/craft activities. I would love to try my hand at pottery, it just looks like so much messy fun. Wet felting is another craft that appeals to me. I have all the supplies here ready and waiting, it’s just a case of finding a little more time.
3. What's your earliest crafty memory?
My mum teaching me how to sew by hand with a giant darning needle, wool and an old hankie. I would have been about four years old. The memory still makes me smile because my mum is not a crafter at all, and that was the limit of her ability. I was so desperate to learn she grabbed what she had on hand and taught me.
4. Have you always been crafty? yes!
5. What other crafts have you dabbled in?
Cross stitch, sewing, knitting, card making, art stamping, latch hook (as a child!), drawing, painting and general mess making
6. Do you consider yourself arty or crafty or a bit of both?
Both. I think the two can co-exist quite happily. Most of my friends sho scrapbook would definitely label me as arty. The same friends would also label me as messy. Somehow they arty/craft and mess making go hand in hand.
My Grandmother is an amazing sewer. I remember her making most of my dresses as a young girl, and she really inspired me to start sewing at an early age. My mum is not arty/crafty at all. My family is very creative though. My dad and brother are both exceptional musicians and my brother is a web designer. Besides my darling mum, we all play instruments, sing, and generally love anything creative. So yes I do come from a creative family, but not really a crafty one.
8. Finish this sentence.."I am most happy surrounded by...."
My family, good food, good wine and a giant pile of arty mess.
9. What crafty or arty projects are you working on right now?
I am really busy working on a series of artworks based on the theme of “home”.
The series currently has small mixed media canvases, but the whole series will also include larger art works, embellishments for crafters, cards and smaller miniature canvases too. It’s all coming together so well and I couldn’t be happier.
Ok this one is so tricky. My first choice would be a small group of girls I call my besties Helen, Marg and Melinda. We all live in different States and we get together once (or twice a year) to create. They are the most wonderfully supportive and fun girls. Other than them I would love to spend a whole day with Donna Downey, Emily Falconbridge and Christy Tomlinson – such creative souls, hopefully a bit would rub off on me.