[I'm planning doing a series of posts on resources for digital art journalers and collage artists, beginning with digital designers who focus on art journaling. I'm linking to designer blogs or Facebook pages, rather than (or in addiition to) shops, since designers sometimes move shops, and often do guest spots at shops other than their own.]
Choosing designers for my first two posts in this series was easy; I'm on Creative Teams for both, and both specialize in doing kits for art journalers.
But choosing Paula is just as easy. I've been using her work since I began art journaling in March of last year. She may not think of her work as "focused on art journaling" (though she is increasingly moving in that direction) but her kits are fun, quirky, and flexible – ideal for art journaling and collages.
My name is Paula. I live in Brazil, São Paulo and I’m wife to my best friend Ricardo. We’ve been married for 14 years. We have 2 girls- ages 17 (Isabella) and 12 (Gabriella). I love to be a wife and mother.
My biggest hobby and my “job” (Being at home with the kids is my full-time job too) is digital scrapbooking. I paper scrapped for years and years. In may of 2006 I got into digital scrapbooking and have loved it since . . .
I started scrapbooking for so long that I can’t remember, I was a traditional scrapper until 2005 when I discovered the digital !!! I’m designing for almost 2 years now, but I’d been working with Photoshop for a long time before that (16 years now) making stationary for kids !
I'm not on Paula's team, so know her only through her work and a few online interactions. But I can make inferences. She spends lots of time finding, scanning, extracting, and playing with retro & vintage items. She likes surprising juxtapositions. She has a great sense of humor – she gets mine.
Here are a few of my favorite Paula Kesselring kits (click the images to go to the shop):
As of today, Paula sells her work at One Story Down (a shop that will be featured in a future post.) She is also active at the Digi Dares challenge site and at the Gallery Standouts Blog, where she has graciously featured some of my pages. We're mutual fans!