Words!

For a blog that is so visual, I feel like I have so many words to share today! Thank you for all your questions. I answered a good portion of them. If I didn't answer your question, it probably means that a. I already answered it in another question or b. I didn't have a good answer to share.

So, here we go……

Q: Where do you go shopping? All your fun clothes and hair accessories? I wanna know!
A: Hehe…. I do love a little shopping. I have a longtime love for thrift shops and boutiques. I also love a shopping at the mall with my family. I borrow clothes from my sister, we share and trade a lot!
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Q: Here's my random question…what is your favorite emotion other than happiness? 
A. This is an interesting question. Hmm… I actually really love to be surprised. I love the feeling right before you learn something or see something new… anticipation, I suppose.

Q: hmmm… What is you favorite flavor of ice cream? the moment of truth.
A: I love Rice Dream ice cream… anything with chocolate in it. Yum!

Q: Where do you get the names for your product lines?
A: Hehe… people ask me one this a lot, and I don’t really feel like I have a great answer. I actually just choose names that I like or that I feel fit the mood or the “character” of the line I am working on. It’s one of the really fun parts!

Q: In your travels in US and other countries, what is one of or the funniest thing you've ever seen?
A: hmmm… I thought it was pretty funny in Holland how they serve mayo with French fries… yea.. I am just a silly American.

Q: I LOVE your blog!! I check on you daily 🙂 random question: where did you fit in in high school?
A: Hmm. I was pretty shy in High School (I am still pretty shy, actually… but not nearly as much!) I guess I was sort of an art nerd… I definitely wasn’t a *cool kid*. I think being *cool* is totally overrated…it's  more fun to be unique.

Q: What is your favorite Autumn (Fall) tradition or activity that you did as a kid or now?
A: Halloween!!!! I love dressing up. I love Halloween parties… pumpkins, ghost stories, fun stuff like that…
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Q: if you could have a comic-book-style *superpower* what would it be?!
A: I would loooooove to be able to duplicate myself… but who wouldn’t? You could work and play and play some more all day every day!

Q: If you can choose one (famous) person to take a photo of, who would that be and why?
A: I have always thought it would be fun to take photos of Paul McCartney. He has just has such a classic look. I love his photos!
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Q: Caramel apples or candied apples?
A: Carmel, please! 

Q: If your going to choose one scrapbooking -brand as your all-time favorite, and one as your favorite right now, what would it be? (You can't choose your own)
A: not even a contest… BamPop

Q: What's the one song that you just LOVE to jam to while you're driving in your car?
A: Lately I like some Hellogoodbye, “Baby it’s a Fact”. it's adorable.

Q: do you prefer solid undies or patterned undies?
A: Patterned, of course! Polka dots and stripes, please!

Q: which do you like most sour gummy worms
or
blue sharks?
A: Sour Gummy Worms. Oh yes!

Q: What is your perfect day?
A: Once in a while I spend the whole day painting. I love that sort of day… I also love just getting out and going to the park or flea markets or downtown for tea. It's the little things…

Q: What is your one "Go To" favorite fashion piece? A watch, a cool scarf, a pair of shoes?? What is that one amazing item that you turn to time after time?
A: I have some favorite hats that I wear when my hair isn’t too cute… they are sort of essential, once in a while.

Q: If you were to give birth to twins today- (1 boy & 1 girl) What would you name them??
A: Lola & Riley… lol… just kidding! My favorite baby names at the moment are Indie and Hugh… but they tend to change fairly often!

Q: Hey Elsie, 
In the spirit of fall and Halloween, do you think you will dress up this year? As what?
Have a great day!
A: One of my friends wants to dress up like characters from The Fifth Element… I sort of want to be the tap dancer from Tilly and the Wall though.
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Q: What is your life word? The word that defines your life.
A: Evolve.

Q:This is always a fun one, especially as an ice breaker…
What was the first music concert you attended? 
I would share mine, but it is a little embarrassing.
A: Hehe…. I saw Amy Grant when I was little. I totally loved her in elementary school.
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Q:
I have a question, it is a little personal. I hope you do not get mad at me. 
I miss T.J. Are you still with him?
A: This question came up quite a few times, so I will go ahead and answer it. T.J. and I are divorced. It was the hardest thing I have ever experienced. We decided together not to share any details about our divorce online. It's personal, hurtful and I appreciate your respect in that.

Currently, I am trying to just focus on learning and growing from the experience as a whole. That’s really the best I can do. I won't be scrapbooking or blogging about my divorce (ever). It's just completely outside my comfort zone. I need time to heal. Right now my life is focused on growing and moving on, but I certainly don’t regret any of the memories we shared or the scrapbook layouts I made while we were together.

Q: You broke into the scrapbooking industry in a big way, at a young age (I'm so proud and jealous!). Did you have a career before that? Or did you have career plans/goals that were outside of art & photography? Or did you just know that you'd have a livelihood in that area?
A: Before I worked in this industry I had a wedding photography business that I started at 19. I can’t see myself ever working outside of the creative industries, but never say never……

Q: if you could live any day over, and change nothing, what would it be?
A: The first day I ever saw India. Something came alive in me that day that has always lingered.
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Q: do you like hedgehogs and/or gnomes?
A: I love both! Hedgies remind me of one of my very favorite artists … and gnomes remind me of Amelie, my favorite movie of all time! 
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Q: Hey Elsie! What has influenced/inspired you the most in the last month or so?
A: Hmmm… music is always a big thing. I have some new albums in my ipod…. Arcade Fire, David Bazan and Jenny Lewis (look these bands up on itunes if you haven't heard them… they are amazing!)…. Also our grandma gave us an old Billy Joel cd, so we have been into him.
Being outside has been really inspiring to me lately, especially at night!
Old school fashion…Polaroid photos…staying up late… and my friend, Vanessa! She inspires me b.c she is so into her art (her band) and I LOVE being around ambitious people with big dreams, so when she comes over I always get more painting done.

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Q:
Here's my question. Your life must be pretty hectic at times with all those deadlines and stuff. What does your average working day look like and have you ever experienced times that you didn't feel creative but had a deadline to meet? 
Have fun answering your questions!
A: On an average day I go running in the morning (something I started last Spring that has been a really great change in my life) and then work on whatever deadlines I have at the moment (usually making paper or epoxy stickers or something like that)…. I listen to lots of itunes while I work and I am almost always wearing a hoodie. Working at home is something I love. I sometimes work super late at night… and sometimes I try to finish by 6ish every day… it really just depends on the deadlines and what I have going on with friends. I try not to skip time with family or friends for work anymore, so that keeps me balanced and happy! There are definitely times when I have had deadlines that I wasn’t super inspired about. In times like those I take some time to get a chai at Borders and read art books or magazines or run to the mall and window shop for color inspiration… usually just taking a little break really helps! :]

Q: What do you eat for breakfast?
A: Grape-nuts, Apples and Peanut Butter, Hot Cereal or Oatmeal, Fruit… yum.

Q: Sometime ago you made a layout about a new start, after a difficult time. I'm wondering how are you doing now? On your blog everything seems fine but are you really ok?
A: Yes. I really am doing great. This past spring was a hard season in my life, but this past summer was actually really fun and refreshing… a good time full of personal growth. I honestly can’t remember a time in my life when I was so at peace and enjoying each day as much as I am right now. Thanks for asking!

Q: Music is a passion for you. Who/What is your 'All-Time' favorite music artist(s) and what song could you listen to every day all day, as in forever and ever?
A: Artists= Ben Folds, Bright Eyes, Arcade Fire

Q: I’ve been trying to scrap some of the "darker" moments I've had recently… only because I feel that scrapbooking should show all parts of a person… and am so used to trying to scrap happy stuff that it's hard to figure out the right approach. so my question is… do you scrap the bad and the good? and how do you do that when your style is so positive and fresh?
A: I don’t think there is any right or wrong. I think you need to follow your own instincts and do what makes you happy! There is really no obligation to scrap every (or any) event in your life, but if the desire is there, I say go for it! Scrapping about hard subjects isn’t really my thing, mostly because I have an art journal for that stuff. 

Q: Just curious… Any plans for a baby in your near future?
A: Haha.

Q: So, do you have plans to come out with any more idea/inspiration books?
A: Yes.. I have a new book coming out soon from Love,Elsie!

Q: What is your favorite type of….
sushi?
A: Depends on the place. Love some sushi with avocados, though! Variety is what it’s all about!

Q: Early Bird or Night Owl?
A: Night.

Q: Which T.V. show premiere are you looking forward to the most this week?
A: Hehe… I totally don’t watch T.V. Just can’t fit it in. Every once in a while I love watching The Office on dvd, though!
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Q: Hey Elsie, When you are taking photos with your 20D are you shooting in auto, or do you use manual settings?
A: Usually auto… unless I am shooting RAW. It’s just easier, and I am all about easy!

Q: What is your guiltiest pleasure?
A: haha… i don't know how to answer this one… i feel like i should have something really naughty to say, but i pretty much just like to indulge in sushi and betsey johnson shopping…. oh, and itunes… if buying itunes is a sin, i am going to hell for sure!

Q: Do you go looking for funky colored walls as backdrops for your photos?
A: Yep… always keeping an eye out for them. :] this is my favorite one that i recently discovered…
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Q: Did you ever imagine you would make it big in the scrapbook world with such a different style than the norm? Did you ever try to change your style to fit in?
A: Hmmm… I don’t really remember having any big expectations at the time. I know I really wanted to write a book, so that was really fun and exciting! I definitely never tried to change my style to fit in, though… I do remember trying to develop my own style… something different. Fun memories!

Q: name 3 random things you've bought from a junk store recently
A: Today I stopped in a thrift store on my way home and scored 2 scarves, a pink dress and a gold flower pin!

Q: How do you protect yourself from all of the negativity in the scrapbooking industry? I think must be hard for anyone who has as much material out there as you do, since we scrap our lives. It's like peeking into our journals at times! And there are so many…haters, I guess…out there. I know you've talked a little about this in the past, but I'm wondering how your attitude has changed as you've been around for a few more years.
A: Honestly, it’s just human nature. There was a time when that stuff really made me sad, but I pretty much just don’t care anymore. I’m not going to live in fear of what people might say or assume. Especially since there is no way to control it. Most of the drama that I hear about is so lame that it’s almost funny.
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Q: What is your favorite cupcake flavor?
A: Carrot & Red Velvet!

Q: I'm curious…..what does it feel like to see your personal art embellishing the personal scrapbooks of people across the globe? How do you respond emotionally?
A: It’s fun. I don’t really think of it as being “mine” when I see it on other people’s pages, though. Everyone uses it so differently, I enjoy seeing that so much!

Q: Where do you get your photos developed??
A: at home and at Sam’s.

Q: What's in your purse?
A: fortunately, nothing too embarrassing… 
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Q: coffee or tea?
A: Tea, please! I don’t really drink caffeine, but for Chai I can make an exception.

Q: How many times have you been outside the US?
A: I’ve been to 7 different counties. **LOVE** to travel!

Q: what is your favorite fast food?
A: Chick-fil-A waffle fries.

Q: growing up were you always this creative or was it something that "clicked" as you got older?
A: My mom was super nurturing of all forms of creativity. She encouraged us to try lots of stuff when we were little and my siblings and I all fell in love with different forms of art as we grew up. I know I have shared this before, but she totally let me paint with her oil paints when I was a little kid. …sigh… I love my mom!

Q: What's making you the happiest right now?
A: Painting and hanging out with my sister…. There is pretty much nothing in the world that makes me that happy right now!

Q: If you were given the choice tomorrow to live anywhere in the world for one month your only requirement is to learn the art of that culture where would it be?
A: India or Mexico.

Q: What sort of enhancement did you have done to your lips? They are miles bigger than they were years ago.
A: This is hilarious! Is this a serious question? You know what…. I don’t care if it is serious or not, you get the award for my favorite question!

Q: Elsie, where is the one place that you feel most inspired?
A: Outdoors or at a really great concert.

Q: What television show was your favorite when you were a little kid? Like about 5 or 6 years old.
A: JEM! She’s truly outrageous!
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Q: I have is what is it like to live a day in your life? Is it exciting, fun, adventurous? Tell us a little bit about your day to day life that we don't see!
A: hehe… you know, life IS what you make it. I have a pretty random life. Lots of work, personal projects and goals, running, hanging out with Emma and Doren and our friends, watching music videos on youtube…. I don’t know… here is a photo of what my living room looked like on Monday after a long day of making paper (don’t worry… its has since been cleaned!)
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  • (SIGH) I have been waiting for days to read all the comments you were going to respond too… my day is now complete and happy 🙂

    Thanks for all the insights into “you” 🙂 Even just answering questions from us makes me inspired!

  • Elsie, thanks so much for sharing! You are fantastic – I love you still ended up using some cool visuals with your words! Thanks for being so open! You rock!

  • Best blog post of the week I’d say! Love the insight into “a day in the life of elsie” and your honest answers! I think we all know you better now! Thanks for sharing ‘you’ 😉

  • Hi, Elsie! I just wanted to tell you that you are such a NICE person. I love the way you just completely open up to people all over the world. I cried when I found out about you and T.J., just because divorce is so heartwrenching and terrible. That sounds dramatic, maybe, but I am young and innocent and that’s how I felt for you. Anyways, I prayed. I wanted to tell that day, but I didn’t want to cause you any more anguish. I’m glad to hear that you are genuinely doing well. I still pray for you (just so you know!) and I hope that all your adventures (and your trials) lead you to peace and happiness in the Lord!

  • loved all of this! and amy grant was my first concert, too! i think i was 12, and i felt so grown up to go with my mom!

  • Hey Elsie, I really enjoyed reading your answers. I look at your blog everyday. And couldn’t wait to come home and see if you posted anything.

    I often wondered if you have to go into an office everyday to work, and now I know. What a lucky girl you are to be able to do what you love.

    Gotta love the lips ?, that was kinda funny!

    Have a beautiful day! Angela

  • Yay. That was fun reading. I love the fact you got to play with oil paints as a child. They are my FAV! My first oil painting was one of shakespeare I did for school. The ta ended up stealing it and put it in her house and left the school. :O

    Dont know if you like black current tea, but go to starbucks and try their’s sweetened. SO yum!!

  • Sorry to hear about you and T.J. I’ve been wondering about that for quite sometime. I’m going through similar thing and your blog really inspire me to be happy. I don’t want to spend my day feeling sorry for myself and felt like it is my fault when my marriage is falling apart. Thanks for the inspiration Elsie.

  • Elsie, first off I wanna say, I love you to death. I think your style rocks. You totally revamped the scrapbooking world and reminscent of Rebecca Sower, and I love both your styles.

    I have to say that you are one CLASS ACT. Your maturity for your age is beyond measure. Why do I say this, and I do not even know you personally….

    The way you have handled your divorce is classy. Not many people talk about their personal life, yet you allowed us (strangers) a peek into your own personal reality. YOU DID NOT HAVE TO DO THAT! What goes on in your life is your BUSINESS!

    You are such a beautiful girl and I was a big fan of you and TJ, and know that everything gets better in time. I hope that you guys will remain good friends. Now I will give you a piece of my life. My parents were married, got divorced, remarried and then they got back together 6 years later and I am a product of that reunion….LOL

    Stranger things have happened, who’s to say you and TJ won’t ever get back together….I am crossing my fingers,…..LOL

    Dana

  • You are a fun silly girl. That post had to feel somewhat therapuetic to write. You rock.

  • h eh eheheee…i truly enjoyed reading this Elsie… the Jems thing cracked me up… i too was a huge Jem fan…the one with green hair and pink pumps…oh my goodness thanks for the memories!!!

  • truly a diamond in the ruff. Girl you got class…

    you still didn’t answer your favorite question. But hey its ok, a little mystery is always good.

    my hats off to you..

  • Thanks for opening up to us! It is really fun to see a little of your day to day life! Enjoy and thanks again! By the way I love your place!!!!!!

  • OMG!!!! I used to have the GEM singer doll when I was a kind! I probably still have it! LOOOOL

    thank you for your answers, Elsie! It was fun to read! (the lip question cracke dme up though!) 😀

  • I too was a Jem lover! I had the coolest pair of Jem shoes and was so sad when I could no longer wear them! 🙁

  • You are so adorable Elise. I enjoyed reading your answers. I must admit, I LOVED JEM very much also. She was rocking it back then….

  • so funny to hear about JEM! my 17 year old daughter is Named Ausia you know after Aja lead guitarist, but it is spelled differently (I know what kind of mother names her kid after a cartoon?). she will get a kick out of the Jem pictures.

  • First of all, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that picture of your living room. Even though I have a room to scrap in I always end up on the living room floor, LOL!!!

    I also wanted to say (I have always heard my mother say this about people, I just never knew anyone that it applied to, LOL!)that you are wise beyond your years, you truly are! That questions about T.J. really got to me. I know I don’t know you, but I always loved when you posted about you and T.J. I guess I loved reading about you so much because I got married so young too. I was just a few months away from 21 when I got married, I am 39 now and still going strong. 🙂 That doesn’t mean it has always been easy though. I know if I did get a divorce I wouldn’t want everyone asking me about it and I would hope I could have as much class as you have shown over the last few months!!! 🙂 I hope you continue to live a wonderful, happy life!!!

    That question about your lips???!!!! WTH??????? LOL!!!!

  • Amy Grant was my first concert, too…although I was a bit older. It was such a BIG deal at the time. My friend was so excited she slammed the door on her Dad’s car so hard the rear view mirror fell off. What a crazy thing to have in common. When people ask me that question I usually tell them the name of the band I saw for my second concert.

  • You ROCK. Seriously. And this response to this:

    Q: How do you protect yourself from all of the negativity in the scrapbooking industry? I think must be hard for anyone who has as much material out there as you do, since we scrap our lives. It’s like peeking into our journals at times! And there are so many…haters, I guess…out there. I know you’ve talked a little about this in the past, but I’m wondering how your attitude has changed as you’ve been around for a few more years.

    A: Honestly, it’s just human nature. There was a time when that stuff really made me sad, but I pretty much just don’t care anymore. I’m not going to live in fear of what people might say or assume. Most of the drama that I hear about is so lame that it’s almost funny. At the end of the day, it truly doesn’t matter.

    You are one classy gal. No kissing booty, this I promise, as I hardly comment on blogs. But you reminded me that people who write things like that, especially anon, really don’t matter. Say it to my face, then I may take it more seriously. Thank YOU for just stating what I have been feeling for over a year now. You ROCK, Elsie!

  • Yes, thanks for giving us a peek into your life. I always wondered what your living room looked like. ??? Messy! That’s a good thing. It always seems like in your pix, everything is perfectly laid out at home. Glad you’re normal like us. 🙂

  • JEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t dream it! LOL There was a “full-length animated feature?” That IS “truly outrageous!” LOLOLOL

  • Wow!! That was so cool of you to take the time to answer all of those questions!! I’ll have to finish reading them tomorrow!!

    YOU ROCK!!!

    Seriously, you are so inspirational and innovative! I hope someday I can meet your cute self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Elsie! Awesome Post! I love the insights into your creative process and that got me thinking… I’m way interested in how you go about designing papers and embellishments, etc… Do you draw them out first and them paint them in Adobe or Corel or do you just create everything with standard Art mediums ?(Canvas/paint/pastels/markers/etc)

    I have been buzzing with a ton of ideas lately and I want to create some papers (not thinking so large scale as manufacturing but want to make them for myself)

    Apart from that I just want to commend you on answering very private questions with such class even the hilariously funny questions about your lips! (are they serious? LMAO)

  • I loved reading all the questions and your answers Elsie! It is so fun to learn new stuff about you 🙂 I also checked out the Love Elsie group on flickr, love it! I uploaded some of my layouts. Have a great night!! 🙂

  • totally enjoyed that. made me want to dream big, go reload my

    i tunes card & let my kids use my paints!

    thnx for taking the time for others. That’s your best quality if you ask me :]

  • Gem was truly outrageous!! Loved her, had the doll with flashing earrings and thought I was the bee-knees… thanks for bringing up a funny memory… such a postivie post Elsie, loved it!

  • Hi, I just started reading your Blog after I found it in this Blog Magazine and I’ve already fallen in love, but this post was a great way for me to learn more about you, thanks!

  • WOW! That was a long post! A fun read though. I have a question for you. You use a lot of buttons in your work and I love that. How come you didn’t design coordinating buttons as an embelishment to go with all your lines? Just wondering??? 🙂

  • I love to read your posts but especially when you answer the questions. I missed getting to ask one this time. 🙁

    I can definitely see you going as the tap dancer from Tilly And The Wall. 🙂 Love That!

    You Rock!

  • I am personally so glad that you added the Amy Grant album cover picture. Ha ha! I could still sing every word to every song and do the little dance I made up to one of the songs. Love her!

  • Amy Grant, eh? Mine was…(drumroll as I turn a frightening shade of red)….

    Milli Vanilli (Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam opened for them, and Information Society was their special guest).

    Thanks for your shares. You are one fun chiquita!

  • Have always been a David Bazan fan!

    Deas Vail, nice stuff. Reminds me somewhat of Mew. You should check them out!

  • Elsie!!!! Yay! I had fun reading all of this! I have to say, that you are bloody briliant! You seriously make me happy just thinking about you and your amazing style. And you’ve really challenged me to STAY HAPPY and think positive about everything! I’ve never met you or anything, but just through your blog and products you’ve really made me a better artist and person!

    THANKS ELSIE!!!

    lalalala loove,

    -Kimxx!!!

  • Q: What sort of enhancement did you have done to your lips? They are miles bigger than they were years ago.

    A: This is freaking hilarious! Is this a serious question? You know what…. I don’t care if it is serious or not, you get the award for my favorite question! :] haha!

    lmaooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • so funny your answer about hedgies. I have a hedgehog as a pet: it is an african pygmy hedghog. 400 grams. so sweet, funny. you can see pix of her on my blog. She is called Muffin!

  • I love reading your blog, and was so looking forward to your answers… thank you for taking the time to share a bit about yourself. Amy Grant, Hearts in Motion was my first concert as well, must be a midwest thing… 🙂 Went with a church group, and I am no longer embarassed to say, it was a blast… guess I have done some growing up since then 🙂

  • Elsie, thanks for answering all those questions. your so sweet. I feel better knowing your really doing well after such a tough year. I’ve been there. take care. by the way , i love the title “beautiful mess”

  • omg Elsie you just ROCK!!! lol you inspire me so much and the answers to some of these questions made me laugh 🙂 oh and i always LOVE how you manage to find the most AWESOME backgrounds for you pics!!!!! i need to keep my eyes open around where i am for cool backgrounds!!! 🙂 thanks for answering all these questions! so much fun reading your blog 🙂

  • Thanks for the answers Elsie…it was a fun read…and prob took you ages to compile. Photos are most excellent too. Glad you’re doing well. I am a big fan of the office and have my own office with 12 staff…no-one else really watches it from work, but I’d so love to try out a few stunts, either that or pretend to be Horatio Kane (CSI) for a day! but people probably wouldn’t get it….I’m in a strange mood…it’s friday!

  • loved all the q/a. and thanks for the trip down memory lane-Jem. she was the coolest, I’d forgotten how much I loved watching Jem.

    Thanks!

  • Your openness and warmth are so refreshing and just plain fun!

    My first concert was Kenny Rogers. I think I was 10. 🙂

    Have a great day!

  • After just reading this….you just gained a whole TON of respect from me, girl! Glad to hear that you are doing ok. 🙂

  • I LOVED JEM!!! Honestly, I was looking at your blog and had to start singing the theme song. “Je-em is truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous. OH, Jem — Jem, the musics contagious — outrageous, Jem is my name, no one else is the same…Jem is my name — Jem!” Don’t even ask me to sing the Misfits part! I loved the glowing earrings on my Jem doll. Oh, the memories!

  • hi Elsie, love your long post. I am really glad you’re ok. Love the story about you’re mother nuturing you’re creativity. I try to do the same with my little boy (5 years). He really likes to scrap with me. Bye Irene

  • I loved reading all of your answers. I loved Jem too. I had the Jem doll too. I even have some t-shirts that came out from Junk Food tees a little while ago. I ahd to get them. I know the first two season are on DVD but they are so expensive for just like ten episodes. Do you have any memorablia?

  • Thanks for picking my question! It was so much fun reading all the Q&As. That last pic is great! Totally craked me up! HiHi!

  • Loved this post! And I’ve really loved using Love, Elsie lately. Thanks so much for sharing yourself and your art with the world! You definitely make this world a better place.

  • OMG Elsie, thank you thank you thank you SO MUCH for introducing me to Tilly and the Wall…..I *heart* them now! Actually I think I might be slightly obsessed but in a good way.

    And my first concert was Amy Grant too…

  • I have to say I loved reading through this….I loved some of your very well put and tactful answers while still maintaining your privacy etc….on a fun note I have to say I used to watch and love Gem lol I think I still have a gem doll hanging around somewhere hee hee….ahhh the 80s lol

    A.

  • Elsie –

    I had no idea about you and TJ. My heart aches for you. Divorce is such a difficult thing for anyone. Although I am glad to hear that you are healing, the hurts from broken relationships run deep and you will remain in my prayers.

    I have such respect for you not only as an artist, but as a person for the way you handle yourself in difficult situations. You really are a blessing to all of us!

    On a lighter note, so fun that you answered all these questions. The lips one made me laugh out loud.

    {{{hugs}}}

  • You know… I really love what you do. but… I have one question.

    Q: When you were little or as a grown-up who totally inspires you… somebody who is famous in history or just famous in general, can you list the name?

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