to Know Mou Saha
Mou Saha was born in Calcutta, India, and now loves in Tampa, Florida, with her husband, two kiddos, one puppy, and two fishes. Her scrapbooking journey began in 2004, when she first saw an issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. She soon became a subscriber, then a layout contributor, then a Dream Team member, and eventually a contributing writer.
Mou loves to experiment, particularly with mixed media techniques, as she creates scrapbook layouts about her children and her family's everyday life. A handmade girl at heart, her layouts almost always include handwritten journaling. Currently, she designs for 7gypsies, Anna Griffin, Big Picture Classes, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, Glitz Design, October Afternoon, and Tim Holtz. Above all, Mou loves waking up every morning and having a creative day!
"The artist is nothing without the gift and the gift is nothing without the work."
These are my kids. My world revolves around them.
This is a layout about my daughter. It's covered with layers of beautiful little things—just like her personality.
Mou Answers the Five W's
Actually, there are ten W's and two H's, but who's counting?
Who are you? I'm beginning to believe that I'm an artist.
Who has inspired you to be who you are? There are so many people, but most prominently my family, friends, and other artists.
What do you believe with all of your heart? Making art makes a beautiful difference.
What do you teach, write, blog, and talk incessantly about? Making better art.
When did you get your start? When I was two and could first hold a pencil and scribble something.
When did you know that this was your path? About five years ago; it took time for the path to reveal itself.
Where is your favorite place on earth? Home.
Where do you go to be inspired? I don't go anywhere special; I just try to be more observant wherever I am.
Why are you here at BPC? The BPC philosophy of connecting with one's inner creativity resonates with me.
Why do you love your life? I wake up every morning and do what I love to do.
How do you do everything you do? It's a balancing act. Some days it works; some days things fall apart and I pick up the pieces and start over.
How can we learn more about you? You could visit my blog, collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com.
Previous Workshops Taught by Mou
Lift Me Up! A 4-week workshop about creative upcycling