My name is Gillian, I live on the North East coast of Scotland. I am married to a very patient and tolerant husband who doesn't mind the crafty mess I create. I am a full time working mum to a teeneage boy.
What do you make? Mainly Mixed Media & Altered Art pieces. I like the distressed,grunged,vintage look. Why do you use that medium? Mainly because there is so much you can do, you can really "think outside the box" with this style.
When/ how did you start crafting? I started crafting in 2002, as a time out hobby where I could switch off from the day to day life stuff. I started mainly with cardmaking/stamping When did you start selling your stuff - where do you sell?
I really only started selling my stuff at the beginning of this year. I only sell on Folksy
Do you also have a day job, or is this your main job? I work full time for my local authority council. I am a senior social care worker in a day care unit for older people. What do you love about your medium, what do you hate?
I love creating unique/different from the norm pieces. I hate when it doesn't work!
Where do you get your inspiration from? Depending what I am working on, I just tend to look at the materials I'm about to work with and then take it from there. I don't work to a set rule. What is your favourite music to craft to? I don't listen to any music when crafting. What is your favourite piece of your own? This is my favourite piece http://www.folksy.com/items/1281069-Rusty-Hanging-Cone-Paris-Passion?shop=yes
Where do you do your crafting (specially built studio - sofa??) Sadly I don't have a craft room, so all my crafting is done in the dining room.
Gillian thanks so much for taking part, I've loved finding out a bit more about your mixed media creations!
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