Hi, my name is Glenda Tkalac and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada.
TWO PLACES YOU GET JOURNALING INSPIRATION FROM:
I find inspiration for my art journaling everywhere! I have a small library of art journaling books that I love to look at and I also love taking challenges from scrapbooking sites and this site and making a journal page about it.
WHAT YOU FIND TOUGHEST TO JOURNAL ABOUT
Well, I used to find it tougher to journal about the sad things or not so great things in my life but I found that by doing so it’s very therapeutic! Getting your anger, tears, frustrations or sadness down on paper is very healing, very freeing! Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns and puppies and I think that if we are to be honest with ourselves our journals should include ALL aspects of our lives, not just the happy times.
WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT (journal/techniques, etc.)
What don’t I want to learn?? I love learning new techniques, new designs, colors, anything that takes my journaling to the next level!
ARE YOU PUBLISHED? HAVE OTHER BRAGS?
Yes, I was honored to have been published as a featured artist in the Fall 2009 Somerset Memories Art Journaling. I love their magazine and to be featured in it was a dream come true!!! I have also been published for my scrapbooking in Memory Makers, Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Canadian Scrapbooker, Somerset Memories , Creating Keepsakes 50 Moments book and the 2011 The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages.
YOUR WEB SITE OR BLOG:
A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I am married to John, my high school crush for 23 years now, and we have 2 kids, Michael and Paige, as well as 2 fur babies (dogs) Sam & Skyler. I love purses, baubles, hollywood gossip mags, iced caps, Coors Light, my Sony Reader, the series Weeds, Game of Thrones & Spartacus, sleeping in, hoodies & runners, rainbows & unicorns, a good laugh, crisp clean sheets, flannel sheets, vampires & werewolves, jammies, taking pictures and putzing around in my art room. I work full time in a cubicle but wish I could make stuff full time.
THREE UNKNOWN THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF
Well I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you. Kidding!! When I get home after work I change into my jammies right away. It’s awesome. I love men’s flannel jammie bottoms with a big t-shirt and then a large button up men’s flannel shirt. Love.
I cracked a molar on a piece of sourdough bread a couple years ago because I’m a night time clencher. It sucks and I have an appliance for this insane habit. If I don’t use my night guard my jaw aches the next day and it puts too much pressure on my teeth, thus the cracked molar which had to be pulled but don’t make me go there. Scarred.
I pick my cuticles and it’s gross. Plus it hurts. Why????? It’s a horrid habit but one that is hard to break.
WHAT YOU HOPE TO GET FROM A YEAR IN THE LIFE
I hope to learn different techniques and explore different subjects and add some fabulous pages to my journal!
WHAT YOU HOPE TO GIVE TO A YEAR IN THE LIFE
I hope that I can inspire people to think outside of the box, to try things that they maybe wouldn’t have thought of trying before. I know I have been inspired by so many artists and art journals that sometimes it just takes one little idea and you can turn it into your own.
ONE THING YOU WISH YOU HAD LISTENED TO THAT WOULD HAVE GOTTEN YOU STARTED IN JOURNALING SOONER
I wish I would have listened to my heart. I used to be so arty when I was young and then that part of me “went to sleep” for many years. I am just forever grateful that it woke up as it is such a huge part of who I am, a huge part of my life. I do wish I would have been doing it alot longer than I have, like when I was in my teen years or even as a young adult, but I’m doing it now and that’s what counts. It’s never too late!!!