Hey there, and welcome to my blog. I am currently in the process of giving everything here a freshen up, so please bear with me while I get everything sorted out. Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you, tell me what your creative passions are, and, if you have your own space on the net, I’d love to check out your blog/social media to see your work, so be sure to leave a comment and share your details!
But, for now, here is a little bit about me. I am a wife and mum, and you can see my little family below. Our life has changed considerably over the last year, with our oldest daughter moving away to live at and attend uni, our youngest is preparing for uni as she approaches the end of her secondary schooling, so big changes are happening every day. While we are sad to think our girls are moving into the next phase of their lives, we are also excited and extremely proud of them both. Exciting times for all of us!
So why have I started this blog? That’s a hard one. I had a fairly successful blog several years ago, it was mostly based on digital scrapbooking, along with tips and tricks with Photoshop and a few freebies as well. I really enjoyed it, there was no pressure, it all happened very organically and I really enjoyed the interaction with my readers and sharing my knowledge of Photoshop. An added bonus was that it was a great record of our lives at that time. After a while I was asked to teach my digital scrapbooking and Photoshop techniques, it was exciting to begin with, but my love for digital scrapbooking and photoshop waned when it became a job. With pressure to keep coming up with new course material, all while working another job and bringing up a young family. I don’t have regrets, it was a great experience, I loved my students and made many great friends through my teaching, but it was time to move on when I wasn’t enjoying it anymore.
After a few years off, it was time to look for new creative pursuits. My close friend, Lyn, and I decided to embark on a full time Graphic Design and Advertising Advanced Diploma, with the intention of starting a graphic and web design business at the end of it, which we achieved. But it has been a very busy 6 years, and we have decided to take a little hiatus for the moment as we were both feeling creatively drained, plus the business side, all the boring stuff, took up more of our time than we would like, leaving our favourite part, designing and branding the smallest part of our work. We do hope to come back to it after a break, with a new business direction where we can be more creative most of the time, but it’s the right decision for the both of us at the moment.
So that leads me to this blog! Now I have more time to be creative, just for me, and I would like a way to track my journey, to see if/how much I grow and learn. I am interested in lots of different art and craft, so you will see many different things here, with lots of different mediums used, some experimentation, some inspiration, a challenge here or there, I would love you to join in, but if no one does, that’s OK too. This is just another way for me to be creative, and maybe a little accountable, to myself. I would love to hear a little about you too, so if your game, let’s get to know each other, hopefully we can inspire, create and laugh together!