Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great Friday so far :) This week, I'm shining the spotlight on Michelle Clement! She goes by MichelleAlynnClement on the forum, and while being new to Studio Calico, has been a constant source of inspiration to me and I know many other SCers :)
Let's get to know her better!
Where do you go for inspiration? Any site you would like to share?
I have a few usual daily reads, blog-wise, that never fail to inspire: Elsie Flannigan, Kara Haupt, Mandi Johnson, Rachel Denbow, Rachie's Place, Freckled Nest, The Dainty Squid, Danielle Thompson, Wild Olive, Helen Dardik, Dottie Angel, The Black Apple and about a kabillion more! lol. I like to go to these, and then hop around to other blogs from them, too - it never fails to make me want to get creative! My other fix is flipping through the magazine section (mostly art/illustration and craft magazines) in a local bookstore with a favorite coffee, and then a trip to my few favorite thrift shops. Or flipping through 'Uppercase' magazine or the Studio Calico gallery!
How would you describe your style of scrapping?
think it's a messy, distressed, sometimes-a-little-crazy style. I pay attention to lots of little details using splatters and sewing, and use lots and lots of layers! Also, I've been known to just stick a whole pack of buttons on one page, sometimes, and I go nuts with the walnut ink, often. I love a mix of bright colors & vintage, the most!
How many layouts on average every month?
Ah! It fluctuates on my busy-ness, of course, and right now it's only about 5-10 per month.
Are you a morning or night person?
I'm definitely a morning person! Happy as soon as I wake up, with a coffee in my hand (although it's so nice to sleep in once in a while, I always feel like I have no day left when I do!).
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, all the way! I'm addicted to Mocha's, and anything Starbucks Christmas. Yum! I have at least 2-3 cups everyday, it's just so yummy!
Three current favorite from your own gallery.
Five years down the road . . .
I will be just about to graduate design school with a degree (fingers crossed on going back to school!), and will be successfully running a small design/paper goods/indie business on the side. I will have accomplished a lot of my list of secret creative dreams. I will be looking into buying a separate studio space. I will own a rad loft with hubby and have a new lil boston terrier pup. I will have travelled to Europe with a backpack for more than a few weeks. I will have still be super-happy!
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Thank you Michelle for answering my questions :)