In the last few years I've rediscovered my love of crafts and creativity. Photography and fibre arts are the best ways for me to express my creative self. I'm drawn to bold colours and designs in both photography and fibre arts. In 2016, I moved to the beautiful Haut-Languedoc area of southern France. This complete change of life has given me new inspiration and time to develop my creativity.
On January 1 2008, I decided, on a whim, to undertake a 365 photography project. The discipline of making a new image every day for a year was certainly a challenge. It stretched my creativity, developed my camera skills and most importantly made me see differently.
With a newly found confidence and love for photography I joined the Brighton and Hove Camera Club. With help and advice from the Club's very helpful and talented members, I gained my Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society in July 2011.
I'm at my most creative when I have a project to work on. In January 2014, I started 52 postcards. Each week I made a new image and printed it as a 6x4 postcard. The postcard was then sent through the post to someone.
Fibre arts have always fascinated me. As a child I remember learning to knit (an Aran jumper) while on holiday in Scotland. Although I'm no longer able to knit, I've now learned to crochet. Up until now, sewing has been less important to me, but I now have the time and most importantly, a sewing machine, I'm improving my rusty skills and learning new techniques.
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“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
— Albert Einstein