Hi and welcome to Abloom! My name is Melo. Actually, it is Melouise, but everyone calls me Melo. This is who I am in a nutshell;
- Fulltime wife and mother of two.
- Parttime webdesigner @lifedesign.
- Sparetime gardener.
- Nighttime scrapaddict.
What’s in a name, or: why abloom?
a·bloom [uh-bloom] / in bloom; blooming; blossoming; flowering; in flower; bursting into flower; covered in flowers.
I can never ignore a beautiful flower, be it in the garden or in a scrapbook-kit. They are colorful, energetic, sumptuous. A little like my own scrapbooking layouts. Only, my layouts usually don’t smell as good
Upside down in the garden, messing about with my hands in the dirt. I love that! Until recently we owned a spacious garden and an old house. After the birth of our kids I could not (or would not) find the time to manage both properly. We moved to a newbuild with a tiny garden (our old garden spanned all of our neighboring gardens here – there are four…) No regrets though! Last summer the garden was a muddy pool, but by the end of summer it had a lawn, borders, paths, terraces and a shed, all by my own design. This year I am looking forward to finding just the right flowers to make the bare borders all “burst into flowers”!
I’ve spent most of my working life behind a Mac with various Adobe software programs, including Photoshop. I used it for brushing up bad photos and extracting things occasionally. Two years ago I decided to make my son’s birth announcement in Photoshop; a fairytale wood consisting only of our holiday photographs. Soon after, I discovered scrapbooking and everything just fell into place. I get to play around with loads of flowers even though winter keeps me from digging in the dirt!