Monday, July 28

Creative Blog Hop Tour

Have you heard about this ... "The Creative Blog Hop Tour"? I'm not sure who originated this concept but I love it! Simply, it's on online game of TAG for crafty types! I was tagged by a crafty friend on their blog, a week later I post about my style and arty process, then tag one of my friends for the following week! Fun, right!?! It's such a great way to "meet" new friends.
I was tagged by Tara Nixon Cox on her blog. I have actually met Tara when we attended Ranger U together in April 2012. We have kept in touch ever since. I love how this hobby brings strangers together to become friends!
Tara is a previous store owner and teacher and has a great knowledge of Ranger products. She has recently moved from British Columbia to North Carolina and has resumed teaching! Since we now live closer, I'm hoping we can get together for an arty day sometime soon! Thank you Tara for tagging me in this Blog Tour!
Since this blog tour was set up to allow readers to get to know a little more about the bloggers, we were given a list of four questions to answer. So here we go:
1. What am I working on?
Typically I have several projects going on at once. I started Project Life in August 2013 and have kept up with it all this year as well. I am a few weeks behind because of, well, summer! Below is a pic of my old desk with Project Life going on - a great desk but I have since upgraded to a bigger one, which I still manage to completely fill with stuff!! My helpers are taking a break ... notice who gets the bigger bed!

I'm also working on design team projects for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog. You NEED to check out this blog for fun challenges and amazing inspiration. Here's a peek at my project for August's challenge ...

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I feel like every mixed media artist has their own style. You can put the same products in front of four crafters and you'll get four entirely different projects, especially with mixed media. It's the way you apply the products, the layering and your perception of the art itself. My style is always evolving as I learn new techniques and new products.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
My reason for creating is simple - I L O V E it! It's a wonderful release from the monotony of the daily work routine. It's been a journey learning about myself as I go and gaining confidence in what I'm creating. It's my therapy!  
4. How does your writing/creating process work?
I suppose it depends on the project - whether it's for a design team project, class or just for fun. If it's a design team or class project, there's a definite theme which makes the process a bit easier. If it's just for fun I don't really have a process - I just play! I am still relatively new to mixed media so I'm constantly learning what works for me and what doesn't but I enjoy the creative process!

I would like to introduce you to my creatively talented friend Rachel Kleinman! I "met" Rachel online when I joined the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Design Team. Rachel lives in Connecticut Mass. so we live relatively close. We met IRL recently when we attended a loft art retreat and have crafted together since then with a mutual friend at her fabulous arty loft.

Rachel is on several design teams including Unity Stamp Company, DCWV and Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Design Team. She is very talented and you will get a glimpse into her process next Monday on her blog! Be sure to stop by and check out her fabulous work!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and thanks again to Tara for including me in this fun Creative Blog Hop Tour!!


Creative Tara said...

Thanks for playing along and for the peek at your space & august project :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice job Lynn. Thank you for sharing.


Phyllis said...

Love this, how interesting and what a fun thing to be do, keep at it.

Yolanda said...

Thanks for sharing.I have 2 dogs and they are always with me when I'm crafting.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wonderful post, Lynn! I was just tagged, too, and will post next Monday, except I was asked to introduce (tag) three other bloggers. I think it's such a fun idea!

I really enjoyed getting to know you better and see how you work and where you work. Thank you so much for sharing!! Hugs, Darnell

Rachel said...

I loved reading your post and getting a peak into your process. You have so much talent in every medium you create, its insane! It's been a pleasure having artsy fartsy dates with you! I look forward to more in the future (like a few hours from now!!)