Creative Conversations no. 010 | chatting with Kellie Winnell

One thing I really love about blogging and the Internet is all the friends I’ve made through it. And Kellie is no exception. This lady is bursting with creativity and has such interesting creative ventures. I love seeing how she is inspired by life, which is reflected in her creativity. Welcome to the blog, Kellie!


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Tell me about yourself. I am a 31 year old, married to a guy I adore with 3 gorgeous girls, one pretty amazing pooch, living in a small town in Australia called Seymour.  I design my own range of stamps, that I love doing.  I am slightly addicted to DIY craft related projects.

What is one weird or interesting fact about you?  I like honey and cheese slice on toast, together?

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What do you do to express your creativity? I dabble in a little of everything.  Although I would say to express my creativity I use my Project Life, and my Project ‘My’ Life.  A little album I do that is all based on myself, and what I am currently reading, doing, liking and so on.  I’m also getting into art journaling and loving it.

How did you get started doing this?  I read about Project Life on a blog about mmmmm 3 or so years ago. Bought everything [wasn't as well known back then in Australia]. Then failed at my first attempt.  I can honestly say that not having a photo printer at home was the reason for this.  I then got back into it and documented the whole of 2013, the only thing I have actually stuck with and finished for a project that runs for a whole year.

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What do you love most about what you do to be creative? I can honestly not give just one answer, I love absolutely everything there is to love about being creative.

Who or what inspires you? Everything, from just looking out my window, to looking on Pinterest.  The amount of times I am doing the weekly shop and see a picture or even a colour combo and get inspired I can’t even count on one hand.  I’ve started keeping a notebook on me to try and write things down, because as quickly as I am inspired, just as quickly I can forget.

How do you stay inspired? What do you do when you feel stuck or uninspired?  When I am stuck I am a firm believer of stepping away and taking some time away.  I often get asked this since I blog 5-6 days a week and am often working on some type of craft.  I take the time away, I start to do things that I feel the need to do, and if that means no crafting for a week, then that’s what it means.  I often start back refreshed and with a new look on things I was struggling with before hand.

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Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to be creative?  I do what I do because I can’t see my life doing anything else.  I love making things, I love sharing my love for things and I love that my girls are following in my path.

Describe your creative style. Simple, yet not?  Because that made sense right, haha? Black and white are my thing.  My style is constantly changing as I evolve.

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Name your top five favorite tools or products.

  1. Date Stamp
  2. My stamp sets
  3. Grid Cards
  4. White Gel Pen
  5. Black smash* pen.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? When are you most productive?  I used to be a total night owl, up till wee AM.  In saying that lately I feel more of an early bird, I am falling asleep by 10pm, so not me and up at 6am.  Although I am most productive on weekends.  Up till when ever I can stay up till getting creative.  I love weekends.

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What project(s) are you currently working on?  Several things, my Project Life and Project My Life, new stamp lines, side venture I am working towards.  Knitting and a hand full of DIY projects I am aiming to finish by the end of 2014.  And in general, to simplify my life of clutter.

If you had to be a color in a crayon box, which color would you be? Black or Orange.  Black because I love black and white really, no other reason.  Orange because of my hair colour, haha.

If you could possess a super power, which one would you choose?  To move things with my mind, seriously how much easier would house work be, haha?

What is your favorite quote? A day without laughter, is a day wasted.

Keep following Kellie on her blog, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!

Creative Conversations is a blog series getting to know fellow creatives and friends that I’ve made through the internet. Read more about Creative Conversations here.
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