Hi, I am Nikki, I am an avid reader, movie watcher and singer and a self proclaimed lover of all things crafty. I try to approach everything with a positive attitude and a LOT of humour. I have a cheeky, sometimes sarcastic take on things - thats the Liverpudlian/scouser coming out ... LOL. I was a keen artist at school, but then stopped for a number of years as other life pursuits took over : world wide travel, study, career etc .....
I got back into it as I discovered scrapbooking, I have now successfully completed 7 scrapbook layouts ..... LOL. So I quickly moved on to card making and Artist Trading Cards, and thoroughly enjoy that. I still make lots of cards, always will.
I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and began to run technique classes. My interest in techniques and different mediums grew and grew .... and I discovered mixed media and art journalling. I felt I searched for quite a long time, but I found my passion. To me it is a wonderful way to record and process events and situations, it is so meaningful and personal. The process itself is very therapeutic.
I am now involved in many creative activities, it is a daily part of my life and social life. I am very active online and have made some wonderful connections with people all over the world who like that I like and do what I do. Its weird because we haven't met, but I feel I know them well. With all this online/social networking now, I guess these are the new types of friendships and in my opinion just as valid and important.
I have done a lot of design team work, and have been very fortunate with the companies I have got to work with, and the challenge blogs I have participated in. I love being involved in design teams.
Being in my studio is always such a wondrous experience. There is so much bad news and terrible world events, we need a little happiness and hope in our lives. I find mine through the hobby that I love and the wonderful people in my life who share this passion with me.
I think I would describe my style as eclectic ... I know lots of people have a style, but if I have one, I dont see it. I love whimsical, quirky, unusual images. I love color, techniques and tools. I like to challenge myself so will experiment with things on an almost daily basis. So maybe my style is currently in transit ? LOL
Bye for now, thanks for stopping in and taking the time to read my blurb :)