Since discovering art journaling I feel I've found a lifetime love. I've always written diaries and been really big on lyrics and poetry but I was never the "arty" type - but then I found art journaling. A way to express yourself through not only words but art - art than anyone can create.
In terms of art, I love bright and colourful art journal pages, I love stampotique images, I love dark, grungy work, anything with metal findings, steampunk, fantasy and anything that is thought-provoking. I like to mix worded messages with art and I love collage. I'm definitely still learning but Im loving every minute. I would particularly like to alter a book its just a project I've not got around to yet but I've some books in my craft room waiting for some gesso!
On a personal note, I'm 34, married to Gareth and we have 2 gorgeous dogs, Rupert and Henry. I have ME and I am a carer for Gareth who has complex mental health problems. But we work as a team and get through everything together. This can mean I can't always craft when I want to - which is ALL the time - but once I commit to something I won't let anyone down! I don't eat meat and I consider myself a feminist - not to be mistaken as a man-hater nor any other negative associations the word sadly carries with it.
Here is a recent page I created for a CJ:
And this is one of my favourite scrapbook pages which I made for a challenge I set on UKScrappers:
Finally, excuse the bad colouring, Im still getting used to my bridge camera... this is a mini screen I made for a swap on the theme, "steampunk"
My blog, which shows more of my work, but isn't updated as much as I could, is http://live-scrap-love.blogspot.co.uk/