In today’s post I would like to introduce our Featured Artist for the month of August 2009
I discovered her work thanks to an online search for crafting tutorials and found her originally over on Craft TV Weekly. It is thanks to Tricia and Tim Holtz that I started boookbinding. Tricia’s tutorials are now available on a new site that will be listed at the end of the article. For those of you who haven’t yet found Tricia Morris, here in her own words, is a little more about her and her work.
Who you are:
TM: Tricia Morris
Where you are (which country you are based in)?
TM: Greenville, Wisconsin, USA
What you do:
TM: Co-Owner of Club Scrap, Inc. with my best pal, Dinah Mueller, since 1999. I help oversee the design team as we design and create our original monthly scrapbooking kits. I also film technique videos in our in-house studio several times a month and contribute to our monthly Scrap Rap newsletters.
What got you started in your creative journey?
TM: In the mid-90’s, I was introduced to the technique of heat embossing and was amazed. After purchasing just a few basic supplies, I was hooked on stamping. After learning that I was expecting my first child in 1997, I also picked up scrapbooking so that I could keep a nice book of my child’s life. I was immediately convinced that scrapbooking and stamping is a match made in heaven.
What inspires you:
TM: I am inspired by time alone in my craft studio and a clean work space. (However, that does not imply that I actually have a clean work space.) I’m also inspired by things around me…magazine ads, color combinations in home décor and fashion, other creative hobbies, and books on crafting or bookmaking.
If money,time and obligations were no object, what you would most like to do?
TM: I’d like to do exactly what I’m doing right now, but maybe with a few more hours in a day. I think that makes me a pretty lucky gal.
What do you enjoy most about your creative work/life?
TM: I love brainstorming with my creative team. I am so thrilled when someone says, “What if…?” We start to fill in the blanks and bounce ideas off each other. When the ball gets rolling, we start to ride the wave and come up with some inventive concepts. It’s so much fun and very rewarding.
To find out more about Tricia and her work, please visit her websites, details below.
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Many thanks to Tricia Morris for being our Featured Artist of the Month for August 2009.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon