Creative Moms & Daughters

by Liesl Russell


Interview with Brittany Laakkonen (continued)


5. Where or how do you find inspiration?

Just about anything! The weather, products, magazine covers, art books . . .


6. How did your mom inspire you to create while you were growing up?

Mom got me started in scrapbooking. Watching her create layouts about me and the rest of my family made me want to scrapbook, too.


7. What creative project do you remember doing with your mom for the first time, and how did it turn out?

I remember doing my first album alongside mom. Anytime I finished a page-or at the rate I scrap, added one embellishment-I would proudly show Mom my handiwork.


8. Is your creative style similar to or different from your mom's?

I would say they are pretty different! Mom's style is very feminine and articulate. My style is pretty sporadic, and I like things to look a little messier.


8. What kinds of creative things do you and your mother enjoy doing together?

First, scrapbooking. Whenever we have free time, we scrap. We like to bake together, and Mom likes to help me out with my art assignments for school. (Or I beg her to-same thing!)



*Looking for another way to share your passion for scrapbooking with your daughter? Check out CK's fill-in-the-blank scrapbook album: About a Girl: Create a Scrapbook All about You. What better way to help your tween daughter get her creative juices flowing than to help her create a book all about her?


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