Hi! I’m Renée!
I’m from Johannesburg, South Africa and have lived in various suburbs of Johannesburg all my life. I’m the proud mother of 2 kids (a son and daughter), 4 grands (2 girls and 2 boys) and 2 furbabies (an APBT and a daschund). I have worked in some kind of creative space all my life – starting as an interior designer for an office furniture company, then in the creative department of a music company to an ad company for print media. Now I’m semi-retired and help run a small stationery company.
I’m passionate about a lot of things in life – NO HALF MEASURES – I love to ride on motorcycles, scrapbooking, mixed media – digital and conventional although I’m severely OCD and spend more time washing product off my hands than creating, I have a passion for high end photographic editing and find the dodge and burn process very relaxing and totally off the wall, when the mood strikes I will do karaoke.
I read a lot, spend time with friends or with something like a bit of embroidery (up-cycling jeans) or crochet work. I’m so glad you didn’t ask what my favourite tv show is as I don’t watch tv!
I started digi scrapping in 2003 or 2004. I discovered that Kim Broedelet was a fellow South African and landed on her CT. I’ve been on Kim B’s team since I started and currently I’m only on hers and Vicki’s. I like to keep it to the minimum as I spend a lot of time creating a single page and hate to not meet deadlines.
- Software: I currently use Photoshop CS5 but my favourite is CC. Blend modes and styles. Just makes scrapping digitally so much more realistic.
- Style: I’m very eclectic, but tend to be lean more to either minimalistic with lots of white space and Art Journaling pages. I LOVE shadows (LOL) and I get a lot of compliments them.
- Page Subjects: I use lots of different kinds of photos on my pages, but s sometimes I go through stretches of making only photo-less pages.