Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Getting to know you/ Peekaboo aka Alycia
To start, please tell us a bit about yourself. What's your story?
I am very happily married to my dear hubby of going on 11 years...Mr. Victor. We have four wonderful children, four boys, one girl, and his oldest son, Zachary, is graduating high school this year! Zachary is not mine, but I still claim him as if he were! :) We are currently living in Alabama, but we hail from Upstate NY. We're here for my husband's job, which we're very thankful for in today's economy! I am working from home right now, until God opens up a full-time job in the workforce for me. (I'd really rather keep working from home, though!)
What is your favorite quote?
"To love another person is to see the face of God." ~ Victor Hugo (from "Les Miserable")
What is your favorite movie?
One Night With The King
What is your favorite TV show?
Do you have a hero, if so, who? why?
Everyone should have a hero! :) My hero is my husband...he puts up with me when I'm miserable, loves me when I'm unlovable to all others, and tenderly wipes away my tears when I can't take it any more. He makes me laugh. He knows too much about me. And he lays down his life for me and our children.
What is your favorite song at the moment?
Hmmm... Wow! I just went to find the exact title of it, and I came across this one! It's perfect for Mother's Day...so, new favorite song of the moment:
http://www.plumbinfo.com/ (This should load as Plumb's official website and play a song entitled "Always" ~ fantastic! Every mother's deepest thoughts...) (In My Arms was the one I was originally going after! LOL)
What kinds of music do you listen to?
Christian all the way! Plumb, Casting Crowns, TobyMac, Rita Springer
How long have you been creating?
I have been creating for a very long time now...countless years...I've been taking pictures since I was four. I've been writing since I was pre-teen. I've been scrapbooking for over 15 years. I've been stamping and making other paper crafts for at least 5 years, now! :) I love creating new things! I love using the talents and gifts that God has blessed me with, hopefully and intentionally for HIS glory!
What inspires you?
Ooh! All sorts of things. I can be driving and see a sunset and be inspired. I love wildflowers, how God took all these pretty little "nothing" flowers and put them into a field to grow together in really pretty colors and look incredibly beautiful together. Their perfect blend inspires me. I can see something that someone else has created, and it can inspire me to design something completely different. God created the earth, and He has made us in His likeness and image. That means that every one of us, regardless of how small or how great it is, has some sort of creative gene in us. :)
Is there any kind of music you listen to when you create?
What's your biggest artistic disaster to date?
Um...I don't think I have had one, but that doesn't mean I won't?
What's your favorite piece that you've done?
My heritage scrapbooks. Each Christmas I make a scrapbook for my Grandparents from their lifetime of photographs. It is an incredibly satisfying joy to watch my Grandfather's eyes well up with tears as he flips through pages of his life story. They're the last of their siblings to still be alive, and they both came from fairly good-sized families, so I cherish every moment that I have left with them!
What's the best advice you were given when starting out?
Don't give up.
Do you have any advice to give others?
Use the gifts that God has given you. Don't be like the foolish steward and bury them in the sand. Perceive that your merchandise is good. Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established. The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty. In all labor there is profit (even if it's something learned, rather than earned). Do your work with excellence. You shall stand before kings.
What's coming up for you; any big plans artistically?
I want to write a Christian fiction novel. I would love to see my photographs out in the world. I would love to start selling wholesale/consignment via Peek-A-Boo Productions.
Where can we find you? Both online and in stores.