This is a different post.
It is about talking on myself and the people who inspire me.
Since I don't like talking on myself very much unless it's absolutely necessary, this idea is not mine.
(hmmm... as I think about it, my blog's subtitle must change I guess- it doesn't respond to reality, at least its first part).
Kay Fatula, a wonderful person and scrapper, emailed me telling me about this "different" blog hop.
I can't believe that my work inspires her - this is an HONOUR (thank you so much, Kay)!
Ok let me answer a couple of questions first:
What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment?
This is an easy one. 3 things: Mists, Pastes & Stamps. Isn't it obvious? lol
How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
This is not an easy one.
Inspiration is something that comes and goes in my life. There are times when my hands look for trouble (a creative one) and then you can find me with dirty, inked, gessoed hands even at work (my colleagues must have a horrible idea of my neatness). But there are also times when I just don't know what to do with my scrap stash. There are days that I don't even want to look at them! So my inspiration fluctuates. The things that tickle my mojo are photos I see at Pinterest, challenges and creative people!
How long does it take to create a project?
I would say that it usually takes a couple of hours. When my inspiration is high, a page is born very easily. And I get the most fun out of the procedure. When I face days of inspirational drought or my mood is bad, I don't bother to start anything, because I know that the papers will end up in the garbage bin. And I don't want that.
What are my keywords?
Elegance, harmony & balance.
When creating, I always aim at achieving all three of them in my projects. And I want them to be the key-elements of my style.
Enough about me. I will talk about 3 Greek girls, whose work and/or personality inspires me (in no particular order) and why so.
I have known Evdokia for over 10 years. She is actually the reason I discovered scrapbooking back in 2008, when she gave me a handmade birthday card for my newborn daughter. She has a cheerful, kind, warm-hearted personality that is reflected on her projects. She shifts between mini-albums, layouts, cards and projects easily, which is something I admire very much. The most important trait I find in her creations is originality. She has developed her own style and stuck with that, without getting carried away by the latest industry trends.
Athanasia has a creating style that is very close to my heart. She combines stamps with bits'n'pieces in her pages and knows how to make a balanced page as far as design and colours are concerned. As a lover of harmony and balance, I truly appreciate them when I see them. Athanasia's work has lots of them! I recently got to know her in person as well. She is a beautiful girl with passion and energy!
Valia is truly a Prima Girl (I hope one day she will become a part of the Prima DT). Her love of flowers is amazingly combined with her love of her 2 lovely sons (I just don't know how she makes it!) in her layouts! I always admire how thoroughly she examines every detail of her pages and she even dedicates days to achieve the result she desires! She has an eye for perfection and she won't mind spending hours to complete a project the way she wants!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me & that you discover new inspiration by visiting these three ladies.