I was recently invited by my friend Corris to join a Facebook Group called The Gothamettes. This group is no doubt a non-stop shop to everything crafty and artsy. So from time to time I will share some of that information with you guys, just in case you may be interested.
This summer, Artist, Marion Smith will be hosting the Mixed Media Scrapbooking Weekend Retreat in New York City. The retreat will consist
of 3 workshops, including a late night crop! All participants will leave with
some new techniques to show off in their future projects and some really cool freebies.
You can check out Marion’s blog for additional updates on the retreat and for more information about Marion, herself. Like I said, she’s an artist that blogs and vlogs and she even has a line of products that includes vintage trinkets and scrapbooking pages.
Here’s the flyer for the event.
The flyer is via Marion’s Blog
Hope you guys are enjoying your Tuesday!
This month on The Dose, here is one of my favorite crafters, Josie.
Hi, my name is Josie. I am 30 years old and I live in London, England. I work for the Police in London and have done so for nearly 7 years.
What are you creatively addicted to? When did you start?
I do love to draw and paint, but haven’t done much of that for a few years. My creative addiction at the moment is card making and scrapbooking. I started making cards about 8 years ago, but really got into it the last 2 years. I love to use rubber stamps and colour them in, which leads me to my other addiction, Pro Markers from Letraset. They are amazing pens that lots of professional artists and illustrators use.
Why do you create?
I think arts and crafts has a calming effect. Any job can be stressful and crafting in any form is relaxing. It can take you away from the real world for a while. You can gain a sense of achievement when you have made something you are proud of. It’s also lovely to be able to give something to people you care about that you have made yourself. With something like scrapbooking, it’s a great way to store memories.
Where can people find your work?
Name one thing you would like people to know about you.
I want to be a police officer more than anything.
Josie has great card marking and scrapbooking ideas. Don’t forget to check out her blog.
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