About the artist
MEET FRANCE... FROM BELGIUM
After discovering scrapbooking in 2001, France became a full time mixed media artist in 2010.
The mix of soft grunge, earthy color and rusty accents are the main ingredients of her creative work.
To tell her story, she likes to play with inky techniques, just like a writer juggling with words. In her classes and tutorials, these techniques based on product knowledge, allow her to offer a comfort zone to the participants, while guiding them to reveal mindfulness into their art journaling, with a sense of creative self-confidence. She uses her experience as a middle school teacher to share what lies close to her heart: the spark of creative enthusiasm!
Sharing is such an important part of art to her, that in November 2011, she started a video series on YouTube called 'Journal on Monday', which, to this day, is still up and running. A new video is added each Monday.
To promote mindful art journaling on a daily basis became France's mission. Therefore, in 2018, she launched the A Layer A Day challenge. Showing how little time it can take to actually put down one single layer each day, she invites all the participating Butterflies to also reflect on and connect with their deepest self during the live prompts.
In 2021, she got her Creative Therapist's degree to ensure the quality of the exercises she offers as well as the safeguard working around emotions and feelings requires.
Over the years, France became an established traveling instructor and published designer who had her work exhibited in art galleries. From February 2013 till December 2017, France designed a signature stamp line for Stampotique. In January 2018, she launched her own product line of stencils. In April 2020, France's long time dream came true, which was to become a member of the Paperartsy Family as a signature designer.