Welcome to another edition of the Designer Spotlight! Caylee Grey is the artist I am featuring today and I am sure you are going to love her style and lovely mini albums!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I’m a South African living in Germany as a full time artist and online teacher. I’m here with my husband and tiny pooch. In 2013 it was literally illegal for me to work in Germany and so I spent my time recording our adventures and travels and I fell in love with the process. In 2014 I discovered art journaling and it really leveled up my creativity and process.
Favorite thing to create: Mini books and art journals
What do you love about this hobby? My absolute favourite thing is the results of documenting memories. Not only do I have a library of memories to look back on, but I am actively searching for adventure so that I can document it. Instead of staying home and watching Netflix, I think of how I can explore a town close by and document it.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. It’s practically impossible for me to cook something without garlic in.
2. I am terrible at clothing, and wish we could be like cartoons and have one outfit every day.
3. My personal style would probably be called “granny chic.”
4. I spend half my time in the forest in our backyard with a Moleskine and my dog.
5. I love singing along to songs, but am terrible at listening to lyrics so I just make up my own.
Here is the lovely mini album Caylee made for her spotlight:
WEDDING by Caylee Grey
It wasn’t intentional, but I’ve created a mini book for each wedding anniversary. I don’t think I will ever tire of my wedding photos. They still bring back such strong memories and make me feel all warm inside.
ARTIST by Caylee Grey
A recent art journal spread in a handmade mini book. It’s about how difficult it is calling myself an artist and how it feels like a four letter word. I create art. I am an artist.
A hybrid mini I made to document my love for German spring and all the new flowers I am being exposed to. The cover has some watercolour over it and some lace. http://cayleegrey.com/portfolio/bloom/
CHARLOTTE by Caylee Grey
After building a collection of those too-cute 4×4 inch albums, I finally made a baby book for a dear friend and her sweet baby. http://cayleegrey.com/portfolio/charlotte/
PARIS TRAVELOGUE by Caylee Grey
A handbound mini that I took along with me on a weekend to Paris. Made with only found materials, pen and paint, and paper ephemera. http://cayleegrey.com/portfolio/paris-travelogue/
How lovely are all of Caylee’s albums?! Check out her blog and other sites to see more of her incredible work!