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Sunday, January 18, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST: LUCY FOLCH

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About me
Hello, my name is Luciane, I am 38 years old. I am Brazilian, but I have been living in Sweden for the past five years with my DH, Dennis, and my cat Lilly. No kids yet.
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Stumbling on Scrapbooking
I found out about scrapbooking by chance, in 2003, when I first moved to Sweden and needed to find something to keep me sane and to adapt to a new country, but I only started to take it seriously when I went back to Brazil, in 2005. That was when I found out my sister had cancer and I had to distract her with something that was easy to carry around during the chemo sessions. Since then, both her and I have become addicted.
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Scrapbooking as a Hobby in Sweden- is it popular over there?!?
Yes, scrapbooking has grown a lot here in the past 3 years. The Swedes already had a history with cards and stamps, now they have added on photos and it bloomed. It won't stop growing.
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Scrapbooking & me
For many people - Scrapbooking is much more than only putting pictures into Albums and decorating a little here and there. For me, Scrapbooking is my outlet. It isn't just a way of expressing my emotions on paper, it is also the most pleasurable way of expressing my art and my colorful vision of the World. I don't like to scrapbook my sad side, my scrapbooks are always joyful and carry a positive and fun message.
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I want to leave this registered, even if only for myself and maybe in some years I will look at all of this and notice how much I have changed... or not! LOL
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My Scrap space
Ahhhh, my space... hahaha. I actually don't have a large space, I am crammed into the house kitchen... but my husband has already promised me a larger corner and some day we will build up the courage to remodel everything at home.

hmmm... what comes first when it comes to a Layout: The photo? The Page-idea? The story you want to tell?
Most often I look at a photo and I immediately know what I want to do and say. But sometimes the idea for an LO comes up even before the photo. The story is always the last thing and usually behind each LO, because I am capable of writing a book on each photo if I can.

My style
I am very eclectic, I have experimented with every style possible in order to find what I really like. I like experimenting with materials, I like to make my own papers and embellishments, but if I had to put a label on it, I would be a carefree freestyler.

I find inspiration everywhere, but what gets me most excited and really inspires me are books with good illustrations, that pushes me to create. I am always in flea markets looking for vintage children's books.
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What is you most scrapped topic/theme?

Other than myself, since I have no children, what I scrap the most is my niece Mariana, or friends' children... in fact, I really enjoy scrapbooking for others.

What - from your point of view - is most important for a good scrapbook-page ... perfect pictures? The colours? Papers? Embellishments?
The entire thing, but an extremely beautiful and well taken photograph is, for me, the most important thing without a doubt, and after that, a good title always attracts me.

Do you have any "idols" when it comes to scrapbooking? Any people you adore for their scrap-style or something like that?
Corinne Dellis,that girl is a natural artist! On top of that she knows and has control of colors like no other scrapper. I admire Celine Navarro and Jo-anne Terra a lot. I think Adrienne Looman is excellent. Claudine Helmuth is magic. In Brazil too, there are excellent scrappers that inspire me a lot, I could talk about the scrappers I love the most for hours.

If you could choose only 5 products/supplies to work with for the next 3 weeks - what would it be?
Oh well Hambly for sure, Rouge de Garance and BAMPOP, KI Memories and my own drawings...I'm color addict. LOL

What are your goals for the future regarding your "scrapbooker life"?
The only thing I really want is my family's and my husband's happiness. I am not ambitious when it comes to life beyond scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is my profession and I hope it to continue to be for many years.

Within scrapbooking everything is happening very fast and I am very happy with the result of years of dedication.

My goal, at this moment, is to get into one more large design team. I am presently a part of Scrapbooking Mate design team, in Europe.

Is there something you would like to say to our supporters? Any advice?
Just be your self, don't try to do what others do. Don't compare yourself to anyone. You are unique and only you can tell your story!

I am extremely honored with the chance to show you my work. This has been a wonderful opportunity.

Thank you very much.
xoxo
Lucy

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Look out for more of Lucy's work throughout the month and at the right hand side of our blog.
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Stay tune for her contest details!!! and stand a chance to win these wonderful patterned paper designed by Lucy herself. Read HERE for more details.
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Copyrights

Please do not use the original photos or reprint any of this blog entry's content without permission. Photos used here are with explicit permission from Lucy Folch - Thanking you kindly.

4 comments:

sophie said...

congrats Lucy and Scrap-n-Crop gals for featuring Lucy. her work is inspiring and just so unique and so Lucy - i guess.

anna said...

gosh! Her doodling, sketches and painting is just amazing! Wished I could draw.

bibine 75 said...

ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh, i love this girl and créations...
verry gorgeous...
j'aime cet univers coloré.. c'est super dynamique, c'est beau!!
GORGEOUS....
Kiss from swizterland
sabrina

siewbee said...

Gosh! She is so talented and thanks Lucy for sharing your life and inspiration with us.

Looks like many of us started scrapbooking due to some very personal reasons.

I'm your fan now! Thanks Val and Penny for discovering her and featuring her.

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