Sunday, April 7, 2013

Guest Designer April

Hello everyone!
I am really excited to announce our Guest Designer for April... Joan Young
Here she is and a little bit about here...

My name is Joan Young and I am a Christian/Australian wife and mother. I have been married to my White Knight, John, 14 years this year. We have two adorable sons, Elijah and Caleb.

My crafting is a release for me - a way to express myself, my deepest feelings and thoughts. I find art/craft to be extremely therapeutic and I often require Christian music to be playing whilst I create. I 'talk' to God quite often as I create a project. I will sit and ask (sometimes out loud! lol) "Ok Lord, what colour should I use here?" or "Lord I am a bit stuck here, what do You recommend I do?" And you know, before I have finished asking there is often a clear idea in my head; usually something way of left field!

I love to have a play and experiment. I say to people who ask, that I don't really have a clue as to what I am doing. My hands just seem to do all of the work. Many don't believe my but it is true. I just play and have fun. The second that it is not enjoyable or an idea isn't coming together I stop, whether it be for 5 minutes or a day. More often than not I was going in the wrong direction, or I am simply tired. 

Distress Inks are my favourite product and dies are my favourite tools, along with my hand held distress tool. I have recently given in and finally tried Texture Paste. Oh my goodness! I think everything I make will not only be covered in ink from now out, but quite possibly texture paste too!

I also don't usually have photographs in my layout or creations. I love to illustrate scripture on canvases or pages and hang them on the wall. I find a deep intimacy of expression when I create a layout around a Psalm for example. It feels like I am sharing something deep of my heart.

Check out Joan's blog

Make sure you stop by again tomorrow to see Joan's Guesti Designer Inspiration post....


Tracey Gregory said...

Welcome,Joan! We are so blessed to have you!!

Joan Young said...

Thanks Tracey! xo

Cara G said...

Beautiful projects glad to have you as our GD this month!!