The year is flying by, but I love september. The colours, the chilly mornings, and the chance to get back into wooly jumpers, although this year I havent really needed to put them away! September also always feels like a new start, and this year it been quite a big one for this household. George has moved up into year 1,"proper school" and Elsa has now started 2 mornings a week at a local playgroup, which she absolutely loves and skips in without even a glance back to me. So this now means I have a bit more time, and so far I have grabbed it with both hands!
I am finally creating art that I love! I am using card and thread to bring to life the images and ideas that have so far just lived within the pages of my sketchbook, a development of the pin and thread art I have explored before. I love the simplicity of threading lines, and the dramatic and dynamic images that can be created. I am really enjoying the feeling of creating again and I have so many ideas for different designs and different directions this could be taken in!
My plan is to finalise a group of pieces I am happy with and then look into my options to start to try and sell some, if people like them!!
It definitely is an exciting (and a little bit scary!) time for me, stepping out of my role of mum and wife, and doing something that I have always wanted to do but never really had the confidence to totally commit to.
- Here are some examples of the pieces I have created so far, I would really appreciate any feedback or thoughts, thank you!