I am 53 years old, a mother, a daughter, a grandmother, a wife, an ex-wife, a mental health worker, a carer, Caucasian, British, heterosexual – but most of all I’m me: because of, and despite, all the labels that society likes to use.
I am a qualified Counsellor on the last leg of becoming a Psychotherapist. I currently work as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner in Essex.
At this point, I am in a great learning phase in my life. I explore everything I can. I dive into literature enjoying some, persevering with others – I never give in, especially if someone says I won’t understand it. Emily Dickinson: I returned numerous times and then suddenly her poems came alive and I had an understanding.
Walking is my other great relaxation, preferably in the mountains of Cumbria; the moment I stood on top of Pavey Arc steaming from the exertion and looking back over the snow-filled gully was very special: the tiredness of the long descent across the Langdale Pikes never deflate that joy – I still feel the exhilaration now. this is also where I married the love of my life.
I started my crafting journey in March 2013, while on holiday in Cornwall. I found and watched a certain crafting channel which brought alive the crafting world for me and have not looked back.
I have always dabbled with paint and drawing since a child and had a go at jewellery making a few years ago. However, I never stayed with anything until last year and now I'm hooked. I love having a go at anything, but my favourite has to be mixed media. I love ink and paint and getting messy, and I'm always amazed to find something new to use.
I feel I'm on a journey of discovery and I'm happy to let it flow where ever it needs to go. I do have one aim I'd like to achieve that is to write a faerie story and illustrate it with my own graphics. Now wouldn't that be awesome!