April Guest Designer, Anna-Maria Wolniak
We are so lucky this month to have Anna-Maria Wolniak as our guest designer . Her work is just stunning and she shares her creative spirit in every square inch of paper that she uses. We hope that you welcome her to Cocoa Daisy and gain some inspiration as well. Her beautiful gallery can be viewed here using our kit for April, Sprout.
I love the ATC’s that she created and how she used the Cocoa Daisy card that is always included in everyone’s kit boxes…I LOVE it!!!
When we asked her to share a bit about herself to our subscribers and blog readers this is what she shared…
“I am a little, Renaissance person who by a total coincidence has found herself in the middle of commercial Europe. I live in central Poland, not too far away from the seaside, quite close to the mountains. I am a Slavic soul, spiced with Mediterranean temperament, strengthened with Western courage, garnished with a Northern European type of beauty. Everything is so near, though distant at the same time, with common sense, moderation, tidiness, realistic view on the world and its issues scarcely being on my way. This is what I’m like, undefined. I describe myself as a Renaissance woman simply because I am passionately fond of all forms of art: theatre, architecture, painting, graphics, photography, dance, instrumental music. I like poetry as well, but, unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to write anything of artistic value â I haven’t been endowed with that kind of talent. In terms of education, I am a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Out of choice, I am a mother to an almost 4.5-year-old son Jaś, a wife to a wonderful and terribly handsome man, and a mistress of a cosy, though tiny, flat on the 7th floor of a skyscraper.
My scrapbooking adventure started about four and half years ago when my son was celebrating his first birthday. I got him a scrapbooking album as a gift and began to fill it with photos â it engrossed me so much that it became my passion; that was also the moment when I started writing my blog.
I adore mix-media technique, but above all I cannot imagine making a scrap or album without using at least a tiny bit of paint! I love watercolours, acrylic and colour ink.
I love travelling! Discovering completely new places or returning to the ones I have already been to, not once nor twice, places I am particularly fond of. During these visits I love taking photos – to be honest I tend to take my camera with my literally almost everywhere – I enjoy searching for amazing colours in various parts of the world, capturing some characteristic forms of cities and their dwellers. I like having time for all of that and I take great pleasure in just staying in a place rather than touring it.”
Thank you so much Anna-Maria for being our guest designer at Cocoa Daisy this month! To learn more about Anna-Maria be sure to check out her blog here.