We are very excited about having him with us. We are looking forward to see what he will be creating to share with Fitztown and our followers!
Alan tells us a little bit about himself:
"I have been involved in Crafting in one way or another since my Mum started to teach me how to cook, Sew and Knit. These skills have kept with me since then. Crafting has played a big part in my life both as a Student and a Teacher. Education wise l have a C&G Teacher training and Photography. CENTRA Group Workers Certificate. BH [Hons] Design as well as BA[Hons] Textile/Surface Design. I would like to bring together all the skills l have learnt and observed into my crafting. Then in some small way sharing with my fellow crafters both New and Old. As a crafter l never stop learning. There is someone out there that will place their own twist onto something and then offer that out to the crafting community. I hope in my way lm doing just that. Crafting is all about FUN. There is no right and no wrong way of placing one piece of paper onto another its all about your own expression of what you are doing. Some crafters create theses wonderful creations, that does not mean to say that another crafters work of a simple stamping onto some paper is not just as beautiful and creative. RELAX, ENJOY and more importantly BE CREATIVE no matter what level you are at.
I have a FLICKR Account that i upload all my card projects after I have photographed them. Please click here to be directed to this site. I hope that you might gain some inspiration from one or two of the cards on view. We all get crafters block and I myself can gain a creative spark from looking at what's been made and uploaded to the web. So pull your chair up closer and have a good look. I hope something you see from The Collection might light that spark if your suffering from Crafters Block.
I have made 2 videos so far and uploaded them to YouTube. This is something I want to explore and in the new year I hope to upload what I hope will be funny and informative crafting videos."
This is the first project Alan has graced us with. Please be sure to leave some blog love for him!