Five Questions for….Linda Elbourne

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Linda Elbourne is the funniest person I have met 🙂 At PACS- I was constantly laughing- she is so amazingly talented and I love her lots…she is one of my favorites- LOL (little insider 😉 )

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1.What do you do to get into your creative zone?

At this point I would really like to show you pictures of my fabulous and tidy studio … but sadly I can’t … because I don’t have one!

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Basically I work in 15ft X 12ft room stuffed to the rafters with crafty stash. The truth is … the minute I am in there I feel like creating … even if it is a little messy … Okay … Okay … a lot messy! I hang a lot of my art work on the walls … so if I am stuck for inspiration … my eye usually falls on something I can use!

2.    Do you ever create hidden meanings or messages in your work?

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I don’t really do hidden anything … I am not that subtle … but in a way … all my work has a meaning … I am either listening to music while I create or my mind is wandering and usually somewhere in the clouds … I think this is probably reflected in all of the work I do!

3.    If your creative work were edible, what would it taste like?

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If my work was edible … it would taste like an omelet made from leftovers! And some people probably think that is what it looks like :0) Proper artists will shudder at this next phrase … “my style is eclectic” … I am not sure I really have a style and certainly don’t consider myself to be an artist! People often say they can recognize my work as mine … but I still don’t understand how! I take a bit from here and a thing from that … and I make stuff. … The joy of rubber stamping is that an artist has already done the clever stuff for you!

4.    What is your favorite creation?

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My favourite creation usually changes from week to week … this little altered book box is my current favourite!

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One piece that always makes me smile is my first ever magazine cover … I was sooooooo chuffed!

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5.    What is your biggest creative success so far and why?

In the past 18 months I have gone from being a full-time Bank Manager to a full-time craft designer. Everything that allows me to play all day and earn from it feels like a big creative success to me. My highlights include … Being asked to teach at LB Crafts. Being selected as a regular designer for the largest UK stamping magazine … Craft Stamper. Being accepted and then attending Ranger U and sitting next to THE Wendy Vecchi. Setting up and running the challenge blog for Simon Says Stamp. Being put in Tim Holtz’s blog list! Being featured on Wendy Vecchi’s blog! Teaching alongside uber talented artsists like Nathalie Kalbach at the Paper& Co show in Paris. Being invited to teach in Holland! Every single time someone clicks on that comment button on my blog and says something … it all feels like one big creative success and I never want it to end.

Thank you Linda!!!

Comments

  1. I love my namesisters work and I think you a one talented lady and I’m so happy to have attended two of you classes at Pacs and meeting you again at the Artsy Craft event was so great. Hope you’ll be teaching in Norway soon ❤ You rock girl… Hugs

  2. Linda Rocks! I love her blog!

  3. Victoria says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Linda taught me at PACS and she is a super talented and a hapy and humourous person…and yes linda you are super creative and I love your work..you are an inspiration! Thank-you

  5. Sue Clarke says:

    Wow…what a career change! Love this fun post and your attitude about your style and your craft area. Mine looks similar.

  6. Well HELLO Linda…I love your favorite piece and glad to get to knoe a little about you!!

  7. GIRL YOU SOOOOOOO ROCK and are an AMAZING CREATIVE WOMAN!!!

  8. Linda is the BESTEST

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