I have spent the last 20 years trying to work out what it is that I want to be when I grow up! It is a question that some people automatically know from a young age, however, for me, when I was growing up I just wanted to see the world and experience it for what it is. In some respect I did do that, I travelled on and off for 6 years, through Western Europe, Turkey, Greek Islands, America, Mexico, South America, Africa and a few Pacific Islands.

Now, at 38 years old, I am starting to find what it is that I want to be and that is a designer, particularly in surface design. I love art in all different forms and mediums, it inspires me as much as nature and life does. My degree was in Multimedia Arts which I completed in 2003 and technology has moved so fast that my programming knowledge is now mostly redundant although the fundamentals is still in place. However, the design skills I learnt from my degree have progressed into designing some beautiful and unique textile designs using mainly Illustrator and vector artwork although I do occasionally use Photoshop and original artwork to create my textile designs.

I have a passion for nature photography and I am a keen amateur photographer who one days hopes to take ‘out of this world photo’s, still working on that one!

My designs are inspired by life, nature, shapes and anything with good form and movement. I can see inspiration in the most mundane objects and I love the process that goes into progressing that design into a stunning surface design.

I believe good design needs to tell a story or has a story in it, you look it and it makes you think and perhaps it evokes a discussion, even better!

I am still learning and I think that is important in life, I am not a perfectionist and don’t ever claim to be one as I don’t believe there is such a thing as perfection, because one persons idea of perfect may well not be another persons idea of perfect. I strive to create unique designs that tell a story, evoke some feelings and look beautiful.

This blog documents my trials and tribulations of my journey of discovery in the world of arts, crafts, design and everything in between.

16 Responses to About

  1. ciao! luvFAB blog.

  2. I loved the first line….I know that I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!

  3. Thanks Kelly for your comment. I know it’s not always so clear cut which direction to go in, I applaud those that know from such an early age, I am enjoying the journey of discovery!

  4. mtetar says:

    Congrats on your nomination for The Good Neighbor Award! Very nice blog you’ve. Blessings, Mtetar

  5. I am still wondering what to do when I grow older and thinking that surface design is a potential! Love reading your blog and journey – very inspiring πŸ™‚

  6. Judy says:

    Hi there, I’m Judy! I have a question and would love to speak with you more. Please email me when you get a chance- thank you!

  7. Sarahlove says:

    I’m a professional photographer! Are we loving parallel lives?! πŸ˜‰

    I am always creating something!

    I also love nature, cats, my dog, life- and my husband too. Not necessarily in that order. πŸ˜‰

  8. Melanie Paul says:

    So nice to connect with like minded creative people. I would love to be a professional photographer, what area do you specialise in? I have just come back from South Africa and now wish I had an even bigger and better lens to capture the amazing wildlife and beauty that Africa offers.

    I also love nature and animals and are at my most happiest being outdoors in the countryside soaking up all that it has to offer.

    Thanks so much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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