Howdy Hi, and boy have we got a terrific start for you this week! We are a brand-spanking-new challenge blog, so what’d you say we kick off things with an introduction of our two leading ‘Go-Go Girls!’.
First we have the lovely Kim Smith!
She’s a killer with her camera and a true dedicated follower of fashion. You might want to pop along to her blog or take a butchers at her flickr.
":] I love everything old! As a student, studying my A-levels in England, thinking about university in London- I just surround myself with Vespas, and vintage clothes and some old soul and ska and 60’s brit pop music. It’s so hard NOT to get inspired by all of this. I moved to England about three years ago- because I’m so in love with The Who and I wanted to learn about the culture and things. On the plane over here, I never would’ve guessed that I’d be so lucky to find the perfect spot and settle straight in. My journey from being just another teenager to a bit of a mod (if I do say so myself) has been the best ever! And I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned and how I apply all of this to my love of photography and art journaling and general craftlove!"
And the second half of this crazy pair is Jen Geigley!
You may have seen her with the ‘in crowd’- working on design teams, like Red Velvet Kit Club and the Creative Type - she is the cat’s meow and really digs some flash furniture (who doesn’t!?!) You’ll want to check out her blog.
"I'm a graphic designer, a lover of mid-century modern furniture, architecture, patterns, fabrics, textures, and graphics of all kinds. I'm nostalgic; I love old dishes and the mini-dresses my mom sewed in high school. Even more, I love old photos. Pictures of my grandmother and her sisters dressed up in mens' suits and hats, acting silly for the camera. I adore photos and illustrations in old magazines and catalogs and on album covers. And don't even get me started on music - The Kinks, Bob Dylan, what's not to love? I love new things that look old, and old things that look amazing. I'm a wife and mama and a kid at heart. I'm a crafty scrappy rocker nerd ... I love doing what I love."
Here at WORK YOUR SOUL, we really dig old! We dig the vintage, the retro, the classic and the funky. And most importantly we like taking inspiration from the past and adding our wild style to make something that really goes! (and we hope you do too!!) So we are inviting you to hop on our inspiration time machine and take a trip back to the 60’s and 70’s and all things retro!
Us Go-Go-Girls are going to bring you Challenges and Photography tutorials and Ideas and Prompts to get you throwing some shapes all over your scrapbooks and journals! In true northern soul fashion, you can expect one every other Friday to start your weekend off right! And we don’t just want the ‘faces’ on here. We want all your ‘numbers’ and ‘tickets’ to show us what you’ve got and play with us.
Stayed tuned this Friday for our first trip!