I have always loved being creative, partly as a hobby and also as a way to give personalised cards or gifts to friends and family. When I have the time in between working as an Assistant Head and SENCo in a primary school and looking after my own lovely little people (now not-so-little having started in Years 3 and 5 at school!), you may find me sitting on the lounge floor surrounded by stamps, inks, watercolour paints, brush pens, scrabble tiles, and a load of textures and patterns of paper and card.
One of my first loves when creating is to design and make cards; I am not a fan of buying ready-made cards, unless they are particularly special ones from a small business! I love to create using words as a starting point, to inspire, encourage and bring hope and joy. I like to play with how simple images could add meaning or a bit of fun to the message.
In the last few years, I have also started doing Bible Journaling as a way to spend time in and soak up God’s word. I’d love to share more of this with others who are starting out, sharing the lessons I have learnt and encouraging others to journal creatively as a way to engage in truth.
This led me to develop my hand lettering, which has become a new passion! I am certainly not accomplished yet and very much learning as I go, but practice is bringing (slow) progress. Projects so far have involved gift tags, cards, Christmas decorations, wedding place cards, and art for around the home. I have even ventured into lettering on the iPad and creating digital designs.