Hello everyone. So this is my first post on here to introduce myself (I hope its in the right place).
My name is Michaela but I have been known as Kyla since I was small (I am now 42 so not as small these days!).
I started crafting at the age of 7 and have tried everything from candle making, knitting, felting, ceramics (3 years of evening classes meant I was able to really experiment with setting molten ground glass and metal into pieces), encaustic, card making, scrapbooking and embroidery. More recently I have discovered mixed media, altered art and journalling and I now know where my heart truly lives!
Here are a few examples of my work:
This is an altered microscope case.
I love making these microscope necklaces (hence the empty cases)
I do make a lot of tags. I find they are a cheap way of trying new techniques. This is one made with metal tape from the hardware shop and the chain is a toilet flush chain!
I spend a lot of my time journaling, this is from my travel journal that I take with me on long train journeys armed with a small travel art kit before you know it your at your destination and have some new art!
I live in the west country in the UK with my husband (who plays in a punk band) and love going to gigs (rockabilly, punk, folk and ska mainly). I spend my days locked behind a computer managing IT programmes so non digital craft is such an escape for me (I love going into work with ink stained hands and watching peoples faces when they spot them!).
I was lucky enough to meet Donna last October who convinced me to join and take the plunge (thanks Donna).
My blog is here (its called lilpidge as my nan has called me that since I was a toddler).
I look forward to joining in and seeing some fabulous art.