Monday, June 9, 2014

Getting to Know My Creative Process

Yvonne the Rock Star blog owner of LESSology and her personal blog Do More with Less invited me to be part of a virtual blog hop to share my answers to the following questions:

1. What are you working on?

2. How does your work differ from others of its genre? 
3. Why do you write/create what you do?
4. How does your writing/creating process work? 

Before I jump into writing about me, I want to tell you a couple of things I really admire about Yvonne. Her most fabulous painting on her Getting to Know My Creative Process post is out of this world and she used wires from a recycled light in her painting so you should pop over and check that out. I am often pinning her work because she is so creative! She also once wrote a post about how she mostly posts & blog hops during the week, giving herself the weekend off. Maybe she can hook me up with the link again, but it really hit home on giving yourself time to recharge & stuck in my brain! 

Right now I am working on a lot of things that involve a whole lot of sanding and painting! Our move is right around the corner and we are prepping furniture for paint! This is a project from this past weekend where I took a wooden clock frame and played around with spray paint & some silver leafing paint. I am trying to talk myself out of adding rolled roses to it at the moment in the theory it's just fine the way it is! I am anxious of course to hang it in our new house.

What I am MOST excited to work on though are these thrift store finds that involve possibly welding and at least one deep dive through THE MAN's extensive collection of hardware! I have big plans for these locks & spindles!

I think my work is different than a lot of other crafters as I typically do not have the latest products right at my fingertips. Or, time to order them! I am in the second hand store once a week scouring for something that jumps out at me. Honestly it doesn't bother me though because I have had a lot of fun making my own things to add or coming up with new ideas on how to embellish something.

I create because I have to create. It's like it's all in my head and has to come out. I blog however because I love to write and I enjoy the community of artists who make scrapbook pages, altered items, and art!

My creative process usually starts when I find something that is in serious need of a good alteration to make it prettier! Although recently I participated in a challenge where the three of us came up with four triggers per project and ran with what worked!

I am hoping the two girls Lisa (QUIRKS) & Sue (ONION) who participated in the Technicolor Trio of Tempting Treats will post about their creative process! I am DYING to know what makes them tick! Yes clock pun intended!

Hope you have a great Monday! 


  1. I LOVE what you do & the way you write! I only WISH I had more time to be more of a regular presence here! And Yvonne just rocks. I actually met her IRL in Singapore & loved her - the kids were crazy about her - especially Jack!!

  2. the girls will deffo be up for THAT challenge!!! You are the Junk Store Queen & the Altered Way of Thinking Queen, too:):) Can't wait to see that clock & the spindles....shaking my head, IDEA what you're dreaming up!!!

  3. Loved reading more about you!!! Tooooooooo fun!!!!

  4. You definitely see beauty and life in many things others consider useless, you are very inspiring indeed!

  5. Oooh...I would love to work with you on a project...we don't have thrift stores here so I really have only the stuff I "find" to work with...I love how you do your alterations..your art pieces are quirky and fun! :)
    Thanks for sharing your creative process. :)

    P/s: Here's the post on managing time...

  6. Yes.Lizzy is correct ..You are the Junk Store Queen & the Altered Way of Thinking Queen, too:):)...I loved to read your posts and enjoy them..And your projects are very different so are more interesting !

  7. Goooosh, that clock is magnificent. I would normally never guide someone away from a flower, but that clock, just the way it is, is superb! I love the industrial worn look SO much. I love that I have someone I can shoot a picture to that appreciates the 'junk' I'm looking at when I TS shop. The anticipation is building as I wait for upcoming pictures of projects and NEW HOUSE!!!
    Thank you for the invite too :)


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