Where do you reside?
Crossfield, Alberta, Canada
Describe your design style…
Who or what do you give credit to inspiring your creativity?
All artist around me, Books and magazines.
What inspires you most today?
Seasons and now its spring!
What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? and why? Just one please!!!!
Tattered Angels mists – I just love them!
Ilene’s favourite project is UPCYCLED MIRROR WITH HER THEME-WORD FOR 2017: CHOSEN
Why is it your favorite?
This Mirror was for the CCB challenge for the Word of the Year. I used the welcome package of goodies of paper, lace, canvas which are the cut out roses, and Tattered Angles for the gold tint. Here is my word CHOSEN for whatever reason in life, we are chosen for tasks, opportunities, challenges, and hopefully we are chosen for our good character.
Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?
I teach for Young Women Of Power (YWOP) Facilitating Conferences workshops (I teach art) and rallies that are designed to build the confidence of girls ages 12-18. I also teach girl clubs.
I am the happiest doing…
I’m happiest teaching art.
My favorite place to be creative…
Anywhere.. but I enjoy being amongst all my art supplies in my craft room.
Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…
I have finally finished my crafty space in the basement where I have everything in my sight so I’m always inspired to use all my products, and I have a lot of table space.
Tell us one thing fun about you we might not know…
I like to sing and hum when I craft. I’ll break out in a song in the middle of a sentence; I had people point it out to me in videos… I also use a lot of movie and old TV shows references.
Share with us anything about your creative life that you feel would inspire others….
True inner beauty, it’s a hard image to take in, I know and that’s why I’m so committed to helping others see themselves for their true beauty. We have a fear that we look silly, our art looks silly. We see all our flaws as clearly as if we had a huge arrow pointing right at them! This hinders us and stops our growth.
We need to teach ourselves that the true beauty is in our hearts and that’s what counts, and then it’ll come out in all we do creatively. Be brave – it’s only Art! Go with the flow, see where it’ll take you. There are no mistakes in art.
Thank you, Ilene, for sharing with us!
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