Please join us in welcoming our November Guest Designer: Anna-Maria Wolniak! We are so excited to have her joining us this month. Each Friday she will be sharing some of her designs using October Afternoon products. She has written a bit about herself as an introduction.
Just a few years ago scrapbooking was only a part of my artistic activity, which I practiced just because I wanted to archive some moments of my life. Quickly it developed into one of my passions, and into my way of life. One thing that hasn't changed is that I'm still doing it for pleasure! I am a mother to an almost 7-year-old son Jaś, a wife to a wonderful and terribly handsome man, and a resident of a cozy, though tiny, flat on the 7th floor of a skyscraper. Currently, I work with Studio Calico which is my second home :) I am also a part of French entreARTistes magazine group where write articles and prepared online classes. I am a mixed-media teacher and travel with my workshops all over the Europe. I really love this job!
Are you a layout person, a card person, or both?
I am definitely a layout person. I can't make cards, this tiny format
is not for me.
What is on your scrap desk right now?
Well, to be truthful - I don't have a scrap desk at all... I scrap on my
knees or on the dining table - the only one in my little apartament,
but if I did have a scrap desk probably it would be... a mess :)
What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product? Why?
My favourite October Afternoon products are Sprinklers - especially in blue/cyan
and pink shades (I will show you why in my next guest designer posts)
and label stickers - I love them! I can put them everywhere and I also
use the frames which remain when you already used the stickers.
What can you not scrapbook without?
I can't scrap without watercolours or other medium which I can use in the same way
as watercolours - i.e. Sprinklers. I can't do anything without some
tiny splashes or huge parts of painting elements on the project.
What is your favorite source of inspiration?
The different supplies, new products, new colours of my favourite
goodies... new things inspire me. I'm also finding inspiration on my
own photos, from various colour palettes, patterns... in different
seasons of the year. Everywhere!
What is your favorite movie, TV show, or book?
Favourite movie... a lot, most of them are with the main role of Ryan
Gosling :) but my favourite from my favourites is probably 'Blue
Valentine'. TV shows? oh, a lot! Lately... 'Grey's Anatomy', 'New
Girl' and 'Breaking Bad'. I also love a lot of books, but all of them
are written by Polish writers so I won't bore you with this list.
What is your favorite food?
Italian food, spanish tapas, and almost everything which is cooked by
my hubby. I love fish.
Besides scrapbooking and papercrafts, what do you enjoy during your free time?
I love to spend time with my boys. We like to swim, ride bikes, go
for long walks... travelling...
If you were a superhero, what power would you possess and why?
I've never thought about it. I have no idea... I don't know the answer
to this question.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
I would give anything to be able to eat dinner with my beloved
grandmother once again...