– Tell us about your family
My name is Francine, I am 59 years old. I’m married and I have a son who is 28 years old.
I have 2 wonderful dogs. Fergie is a cocker, 8 years old and Maki is a chihuahua, 19 months old. Fergie joigned our family 2 years ago and Maki arrived 2 months ago.
I also have a 7 years old cat.
I’m still working : I teach older people how to use a computer, write a mail, use Facebook, and so on.
-Where do you live?
I live in Belgium, near the French border (Mons). So I am French speaking.
-How did you choose your design name?
Perline was the name of another cat. She was pearl-gray. When I searched a nickname for a forum, an email address or anything else, I chose Perline.
-When (and why) did you start designing?
I became a designer under the name PerlineDesign three and a half years ago. A store owner saw my work on a scrap forum and proposed me to enter in her store.
I began digitalscrap in 2008, alone. Then I went on different forums to learn more and make challenges. This is the best way to learn. I also participated in different creative teams for other designers before becoming a designer myself.
And I still learn something new everyday.
-What inspires you?
I’m inspired by travels. I try to make a kit each time I go on holidays, with the pictures I took.
The seasons and the special events like Christmas or Halloween inspire me too.
And some layouts make me want to learn something new and to create something else. The ones of Ange (AK Art) and 2 worlds by Jana Oliveira made me begin to learn digi artsy style.