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Hello again and welcome to another My Mojo Monthly! Well, last month the sun was encouraging the crafty bug and now a week of rain is also a reason to stay in, sit and play! Whatever your crafty passion may be, My Mojo Monthly is all about inspiration and exploring creativity in your own way. This month I'm in a Floral Frenzy to pretty up the Mojo! Firstly, let's talk to My Featured Artist, the very talented and inspiring Lin Brown.
FIVE QUESTIONS TO MY FEATURED ARTIST... The beauty is all in the details, the colours, the love of her art and a passion to share and teach. After leaving Holland my first serious dives into the inky, arty world over here were most definitely enriched by the fabulous ArtsyCrafts weekends and talents of Lin and Leandra. That's why I'm thrilled to feature Lin and her amazing creations...
Who is Lin in five words? Wife, Mother, Nanna & dabblerofallthingsarty!
At a crossroads. Having spent many years running my shop which was full of ink and paint, I spent all those years concentrating on the products that we sold. Now I feel that there is a whole new crafty world waiting for me. My direction is definitely heading down the fabric path. I have a new sewing machine which I absolutely adore and can really see myself making all sorts of fabric journals and collages. Of course I will never let all my other favourite mediums fall by the wayside, it’s my intention to incorporate those in my new adventure.
Which of your creations is closest to your heart? Penny and Bob are the two pieces that I love the most. Penny’s real name is Mrs Penny Pennypot and she was originally going to be a jar to store pennies in. Bob Sprocket is her boyfriend...
Where do you find inspiration when feeling Mojoless? Everyone has days when inspiration seems to simply dry up. I usually reach for some old magazines or books. I have a huge collection of craft books including books on polymer clay, metal work, encaustic art, watercolour, journalling, you name it - I’ve probably got it! I find that it doesn’t take long to stumble across something that I like and I start to jot down a few ideas. Once I have a list of inklings, that’s usually enough to get me going.
Pay a visit to Lin's wonderful blog and be sure to sign up for the upcoming ArtsyCrafts happening in June. Choose between a day or the whole weekend... all full of amazing PaperArtsy goodies, fabric and art. They are truly fantastic creative events and you will want for nothing - except more of Lin and Leandra!
Back at HQ...Thanks so very much for sharing with us Lin. Utterly splendiforous creativity and a really wonderful read!!! So this month my theme is Flower Frenzy. Ah, the flower. Nearly every crafter's best friend and regular celebrity...and as I like to say, be they girly, grungy or glittery, we all seem to love them.
stamps and Art Parts and create dimensional pieces to indulge the imagination. I chose subdued shades using Ranger Color Washes, Distress Stains and embossing powder to colour to the pieces...
flowers onto design papers from Tim Holtz's Destination Stash which I had first coloured with Stormy Sky Distress Stains. I like to stamp a basic flower image onto design papers to achieve an immediate 'new look'.
eyes... surrounded by mini blooms!
Fini! I really hope you've enjoyed my Floral Frenzy...! My Mojo Monthly is all about the why, the what and your creative adventures in crafting! So please feel free to join in and share your artful take and thoughts on all things flowery! Whatever your style... Thank you so very much to everyone for playing along last month. It was so hard to choose a winner! Congratulations to our April winner Maggie with her lovely dress-form tag. Well done Maggie and in June we'll be meeting the very talented Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals! This month's giveaway are these fabulous stamps from Paper Artsy as seen in lots of Lin's work!
My Mojo Monthly welcomes all hand-made crafters and artists. A few guidelines on submitting your work:
- In the spirit of MMM please write a few lines in your post about your creativity and why you want to share your work.
- You are very welcome to share challenge pieces, just tell me a bit about your inspiration.
- Please link directly to your post and not your blog so I can find you.
- Please add a link in your post to My Mojo Monthly, thanks!
- You may enter more than once, but multiple challenge photos without description will be removed.
- Feel free to take the MMM button for your blog - please do!
Once again I'd like to say such a big, big thank you to all of you, your creativity and support and still making this all so worthwhile for me. It's good to share, inspire and savour!!!
Stay inspired and moreover yourself...