I come from a long line of ‘makers’. My father makes cool cars and stunning houses (in his spare time) and my mother sews, knits and crotchets like a goddess. My sister’s and I were taught from a young age to use our imaginations and never let anything stop us from creating what we wanted to see in the world.
As a child I was an unstoppable creator, but somehow, I lost my love of creating and spent many years sadly feeling that creativity was pointless and unnecessary. It took a long journey of self-introspection to realise that making stuff is part of my DNA, and if I don’t make stuff I become stagnant and unfulfilled.
So these days I create for me. I paint and write purely for the joy of it.
I’ve spent most of my life simultaneously fearing and loving my creative side. With the help of some great mentors, I’ve recently broken through most of the barriers that were stopping my creativity. If you feel you need support in dealing with your own creative anxieties please do contact me. I’d be happy to share tips or point you in a direction that might help.