Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Favorite Supplies {Find Your Voice Lesson 1}

Hey folks :) Tonight I want to share with you my participation in Lesson 1 of Find Your Voice.

I've filled out my worksheets and am now gathering supplies. I'm not quite sure what form I want my project to take.. but I'm sure it'll come to me soon. 

So far now I can share some answers to my worksheets and a photo of my gathered supplies (read must haves♥)

Question 1 : What is storytelling to you? What stories do you want to tell?
   --I want to record the small things that change and shape me and my family through the weeks.
   --Storytelling will be a way to remember, to record my legacy, and to be able to pass it on.

Question 2 : Who are you? (this will be a work in progress)
   --I am: smart, witty, strong, capable, artsy, interesting, insecure, weepy, loyal, intense, loved, a sci-fi nerd, a David Bowie fan, design driven ...

Question 3 : What are your storytelling goals? How do they fit in with the rest of your creative & life goals?
   --TO RECORD IT ALL! They fit in perfectly... to grow my business and expand into a scrapbooking empire, making memory saving and storytelling easy and fun.

Question 4 : What are your favorite stories? What doe these stories have in common?
   --Books : Lord of the Rings, anything by Dean Koontz, Harry Potter, and as a kid.. Goosebumps!
   --Movies : Big Fish, Juno, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Moulin Rouge, Labyrinth, 13th Warrior
   --Music : Anything by David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Radioactive, Madness, Hotel California, 
  -----They're all very strong story oriented with lots of action, beat, fantasy and a bit of darkness. 

Question 5 : What styles do you find aesthetically pleasing?
   --Bold intense colors and patterns. Strong visual styles. Stunning scenes and color combos. Graphics that lead your eye. Infographics. Fonts. Numerals. A bit of glitter always wins me over.

Question 6 : Which storytellers do you admire?
   --Project lifers, Louise Nelson, Miae Rowe, Finnabair, Jim Henson, Conan, David Bowie, Michael Jackson.

Question 7 : What is your ideal story? What are you looking to get out of the Find Your Voice summer storytelling workshop?
   --I want to nail down a story style and set in motion a personal journal to update regularly. I want to discover my style. period. 

Since I'm not sure exactly where I'm going yet, I've grabbed some of my favorite supplies... Canson watercolor paper, UmWowStudio chipboard and flair, Gauche Alchemy washi tape and punchinella, Ranger archival ink, Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in charcoal, HelmarUSA Fabric Glue, some May Arts Ribbon scraps, cute little faces by Mary Lozinak and my favorite pen. 

I'm ready freddy!!!


  1. Just saying "Hi!" from a fellow Find Your Voice participant. I noticed we have very similar tastes in books - all of my allowance money used to go to Goosebumps books in elementary school :)

  2. Your off to a great start! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ( FYV ) ♥

  3. Love your choice in supplies! And I can definitely see that we're both fans of 80s music! Plus, I'm really hoping to find my storytelling style too. Hello from a fellow FYVer in Flordia!

  4. Love your embellishments-especially those flare! Love this too-- "I want to record the small things that change and shape me and my family through the weeks". I think that is such a key to storytelling, something I completely missed while writing out my ideas for the prompt! I really love what you have to say and can't wait to read more!

  5. very funny you are a Bowie fan! Love him, though more 70s than 80s, also liked his 90s stuff a lot.