I love my scrapbooking because I get to document life, something I've been obsessed with since 16 when my Dad passed away, he was only 40 and we have such few memories - written or photographed to recall him with, so scrapbooking is my way of leaving a bit of me behind for future generations. My art journaling is just for me, I love being able to get down on paper my mood, whether it be good or bad - its just me, more often than not I don't write to re-read my work, I write to get down my frustrations and emotions onto a page and if I can make it look pretty all the better!
This is me at a very difficult time in my life, I was off work, I was something of an emotional wreck and I decided to document down my frustrations and upset on a canvas that I had - the therapy was a huge - as the smile on my face confirms!
I have a blog Celtic House that documents my crafting life and life in general - I do a weekly "Rocking Your World Friday" post where I focus on the positive in life (because it's all too easy to dwell on the hard stuff) and I have a faithful small following of fabulous Rockettes that join in each week!
And finally in case you were wondering - why Celtic House - we tattooed our last home (not this one - YET) with Celtic Knotwork, problem was when we sold it we had to paint over all our hard work! And before you ask it was 8 coats of cream paint on that aubergine coloured wall to get it that colour!