A Creative Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! How are Y’all today?
Today I have a little bit of a different post.
I was asked by Deena over at A Creative Need to join her in a crafty blog hop.

Here is a little about Deena:
I am an artist and crafter, traditional and digital painter, avid card maker, and miniaturist, and I am passionate about creating!

I am happily married to my best friend and we have two beautiful boys who try our patience, but also fill our hearts with joy, every day!

I have always loved to draw and I began creating digital stamp images for use in my card making, art journals, and scrapbook designs.  My drawing and painting style is influenced by simple, everyday moments and natural beauty.  I have been selling my digital images for a couple of years now at acreativeneed.etsy.com and Squigglefly.   My life is a creative journey and I have transitioned from traditional drawing and painting, to digital art design and painting, utilizing Photoshop and Corel Painter to create unique instant printable art and cards in my shop at acnprintableart.etsy.com

Deena gave me a series of questions to answer. So here we go.

  1. What am I working on now?
    I have so many things I am working on. I am in the middle of reorganizing my studio to
    fit my needs more. I have a supply room and a work room and I need to organize both to fit my current needs.10513241_10152271247540197_1362302839080001459_n

    I have just begun working on Halloween and Christmas cards to fill my Etsy store. I am also working on a big project that hopefully will be ready soon.

  1. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    This is a hard question. I love clean cards but at the same time I can add enough rhinestones and glitter to a card to make it shine. I don’t consider my style to be whimsical or too simple/plain but more bright and cheery style.  I want my work to be unique.

          I took a look while I was answering these questions at a few cards I made when I first started 8 years ago and compared them to today.  I am not               sure what I would call my style then but a beginners mess. I have come a long way.

          This was 8 years ago super scary.

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This is from today:

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  1. Why do I create what I do?
    I love creating cards. Who doesn’t like to receive a handmade card.  A special card made with love. I simply create cards to put smiles on faces. I love drawing and painting. I believe everyone has some sort of creativity and you must use it every day. I make it a point to create something each day.
  1. How does my creative process work?
    For my cards my ideas just come together. I pick a stamp or image I want to use and go from there. I hear other people will pick paper first and then color their image to match the paper. I have never been able to do that. I always color my image and then pick paper and embellishments. I do look at Pinterest a lot and I get ideas from what I see. But when I sit down thinking I want to make a card like that it never turns out like that I always put my own spin on it and it turns out completely different.
    For my drawings I usually just grab a sketch pad and start in. I could start with a Zentangle and it turns into something completely different. I love just using a pencil and sketch pad but recently I am working on a few new things and I have been using my Wacom Tablet. And I am loving it.
    I spend hours and hours in my studio just keeping busy. I do experience those creative blocks and usually I watch a little tv and grab my ipad and pin. Then I see all this stuff I want to make and it all comes back.
    I make cards or color images and sit back and think to myself oh goodness what were you thinking. Those don’t make it to my blog or store but into a box of maybe I will fix it later collection.

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Until tomorrow Y’all…

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2 Responses to “A Creative Blog Hop

  • Hello there Larissa I am hopping over from Deena’s post. I had to laugh at your then and now cards – I’m sure my cards have improved over the years but not sure about my other art work, I just don’t seem to have the same amount of time these days.
    ‘ I simply create cards to put smiles on faces’ – I love this. Crafty mail is certainly the best kind, and I love showing off the handmade cards I receive.
    Thank you for sharing a little about yourself. Cindyx

    • Larissa
      3 years ago

      Thank you for your sweet comment Cindy. Your so right! Crafty mail is the best. 🙂

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