And here I am:

Syda (pronounced "Syd-uh."). 

I discovered art journaling in late-2010 and made my first page when I was 45-years-old. I had no idea what I was doing, and to be quite honest, most days I still think I have no idea what I am doing. But I love mixed media and have no idea how I managed my life without it.

My artful journey has taken a lot of left turns. I started out as Kreative Notions. I wanted to uplift the world. I needed uplifting. At the time, I was doing a lot of rubber-stamping and card making and adding inspiring words to photographs.

Kreative Notions served me well, but the time came when it didn't fit me anymore. It was time to move on. I had changed. My creative outlet changed. Life is messy. Art heals.

I am an introvert by nature. I drink a.lot.of.coffee. I live with (and sometimes suffer with) anxiety & depression. I collect turtles. I play with a myriad of things and enjoy a variety of mediums. 

My name is Syda and I am The Motley Turtle.