Monday, May 5, 2008

and "hello" from me!

Hi all.  My name is Jan Allsopp (yes, double 'l' and double 'p', not quite right in the sidebar) and I live in Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast, Australia.  I have been painting and drawing on and off forever.  I too discovered Danny Gregory's "Creative Licence" about 2 years ago which led me to journalling and blogging, both of which have turned into two of the best things I've done, and reignited my artistic flame.  In that time I've begun an online Bachelor degree in Art and my creative output has increased and diversified dramatically, all thanks to journalling.  I have not participated in anything like this before and I'm really looking forward to the experience.  I will have to mail order my Japanese fold Moleskine because I can't buy them locally, so I won't have it for a week or so.  I already know Alison from her blog and her memory drawings (they are fantastic!) and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone else.  I am toying with a theme for my Moly too!  Does anyone have experience in these swaps and can give an opinion for and against themes?

4 comments:

clare said...

Hi Jan, Sorry that was me who passed on the wrong spelling of your name to Marty. I have mended it!! Welcome aboard. Clare.

Jan said...

Thanks Clare! Glad to be here.

melissa said...

Hi Jan. I think I remember you from my early days with the EDM list. Glad to have you on board. I think each person should decide for his or herself if they want a theme. Sometimes it's helpful and sometimes it is interesting to see what folks come up with on their own.

Jan said...

Hi Melissa! I think I remember you too!! I also have a daughter Mallory. Mine's a lot older than yours but a fabulous (and lucky!) person. Good to meet up with you again.