Tell me about yourself. Hi there! My name is Marta and I am 33. I live on my own in Hospitalet, a city close to Barcelona, Spain. I work 9-6p.m in the tourism industry. After that, I do what I really love: scrapbooking and blogging. Specifically, what I love the most is playing with my Project Life.
What is one weird or interesting fact about you? I love to write sci fi or fantasy short stories, also comic plots.
From time to time, I get hit by an idea or a character and I need to write it down. It is one of the most exciting things that I have felt!
What do you do to express your creativity? I mostly work on my Project Life but I also love to find new ways of expressing myself. For instance, some weeks ago, I discovered calligraphy is a fascinating way to soothe myself.
I also love art journaling and writing.
How did you get started doing this? I have never felt myself as an especially talented or creative person, but I learnt the best way to find yourself and discover amazing things is pushing yourself a little bit out of your safe zone. So, one day, I saw an ad about a scrapbooking workshop in my town and I decided to try it out. It was one of the most scary and disturbing things that I did (I sweated and sometimes I wanted to cry of embarrassment on the following workshops for months) but it also was super fun and challenging so I started my quest of finding out more about this hobby until now.
What do you love most about what you do to be creative? Project Life and mini albums are my fave.
Who or what inspires you? It inspires me words and emotions. People who write/tell and instill emotions and stories with a few words. People who are capable of writing raw and people who encourage you to be a better person. And if this is coming along with beautiful images or Project Life spreads, that is a total win for me! 😀
How do you stay inspired? What do you do when you feel stuck or uninspired? I must say that I usually find inspiration when I am working so I normally don’t go around trying to find inspiration. I have a strong desire to create and I have to sit down and do it.
I love to look at other’s people works. It blows my mind but I also feel easily discouraged because I compare myself. I try not to do it, but if I am having a bad week I do not realize it and I enter on a roller coaster all the way down. So I stay away from inputs: IG, blogs, facebook until I am OK.
If I am working on something and I feel uninspired I walk away of what I am doing. Usually, cleaning the dishes or leaving home and doing something totally different (like dancing) is what helps me the most.
Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to be creative? I always feel it is hard for me to answer this question. The simple way to said it is that it makes me feel SO GOOD that I just can’t stop it. Before crafting, I always felt a little lost and without a specific path in my life. With everything that I do now, I have found a new dimension of content.
Describe your creative style. Currently: Fresh, bold, and fun!
Name your top five favorite tools or products.
- Tiny alphas
Are you an early bird or a night owl? When are you most productive? I love mornings but I am most productive when I am fully awake in the afternoons. I never can sleep more than 4 hours straight so I tend to feel sleepy!
What project(s) are you currently working on? At this moment, I am following Olya’s challenge: Project Life catch up and I would also love to find time to change the design of my blog.
If you had to be a color in a crayon box, which color would you be? Hot pink!…lemon yellow! Agh! Can’t decide! 😀
If you could possess a super power, which one would you choose? The power over time. Going back and forward and look at events. How fun would be watching at your self when you were little or watching Michelangelo painting!
What is your favorite quote? “Make it happen” has come along with me since I started this journey. Now, I think I would change it to “Let it happen” 😀