Friday, 25 October 2013

Feature #111: May Park

Hello friends, it’s me Deepti and here I am with a fascinating artist on another Fascinating Friday. I got to know her when she visited my blog and left me a comment on some post… I visited her back and since then my visits to her blog have never ceased and nor has her amazing creations ceased to amaze me. Her style is CAS and fun, I love her creations… simple, bright  and stunning. So, let’s welcome her…

Name: May Sukyong Park

1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
Hello! My name is May Sukyong Park. I was born and brought up in South Korea. I’ve done my Bachelors in Sociology and Journalism in Seoul, Korea. I’ve been happily married to the most wonderful husband for 7 years, and we moved to California, USA in Sep 2009. Currently, we are settled in Los Angeles County, CA. I started blogging in June 2012, to share all that I create and to submit my creations into some card challenge blogs. A few months ago, my husband and I adopted two cats, and they bring so much joy and love to our sweet home.

2. How and when did you start crafting?
I had not enjoyed any arts and crafts until my friend showed me her amazing scrapbook album in May 2010. I honestly didn’t know there was a paper-crafting world before. A month later, I made my first scrapbook page when I went to the Crop Night at Michael’s. Then I started scrapbooking with the encouragement of my hubby, and slowly moved in to making cards. Crafting is my passion since then. Sometimes I’m surprised to see myself who is passionate about paper crafting. Because I had never thought of myself related to creativity back in Korea.

3. From where do you draw your inspiration?
I get inspired with everyday objects like household items, advertisements, graphic signs, fashionable outfits. I also have a few wonderful blogs I check out everyday to get some inspiration with new ideas. I’ve been a big craftgawker fan, and I find inspiration there as well. There are so many incredibly talented crafters out there to admire. Like many card-makers, I also draw a lot of inspiration from sketch and theme challenges.

4. How would you describe your style?
Mostly clean and simple! Here is why I stick to the CAS style. I discovered the Kristina Werner blog in June 2011, and she’s been my idol card maker since then. I had been following her card designs for practice for a year. I also try not to rely on stamps, patterned papers, and dies. That’s why I love to make my own embellishments as focal points. The creativity is the most important element in my card. I like to be as creative as possible on the cards that I make.

5. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
Aside from the true basics like stamps/inks/papers, these are my 5 top tools: white embossing powder, scoring board, glossy accents, precision tip scissors, and stamp positioner.

6. What’s your favorite technique?
One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing.

7. What are your go-to colors?
I’m definitely a red person. I love color pops of bright.

8. Do you sell your projects?
I don’t. I am such a slow card maker. I usually create my cards for fun, and most of my creations get given as gifts.

9. What do you do when you aren’t crafting? Job? Other hobbies and interests?
When I lived in Korea, I used to work with a franchise company and an online retailer for 5 years in sales departments. Back then I was kinda workaholic, since I had a passion for being a CEO in the future. But for now I’m a full heart and full time wife. Needless to say, my favorite hobby is card making. Other than paper crafting, I love making hair accessories, sewing, making mini albums, and repurposing projects. I also have a Korean blog which covers all my fun life in beautiful California.

10. Are you currently designing for any blog?
Yes, I design for the Catered Crop blog since April 2013. I absolutely love working with talented ladies on the team.

Wohooo, from workaholic to craftholic… I guess it’s always better to realize our passion just in time, I am glad that you got into crafts, coz you work wonders May. Thank you so much May for sharing with us. I am sure your creativity will be an inspiration for a lot of crafters like us.


Deepti said...

I am so glad to have May featured here :) she is amazing

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Deepti for your sweet words. It has truly been an honor to have this feature! I am turly humbled! You made my day! :)

Linda McClain said...

May is amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

May is a delight and such an inspirational card artist!! Thank you for featuring her! Darnell

MIYAKE said...

I'm your big fan~! xoxo♡

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this feature!!

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