Just to say 🌟thank you🌟 so much to everyone for all the support, encouragement and kind warmth, likes, messages and comments on my FB page, Instagram, Twitter and via this website. And to all who have bought my feltings, prints, cards and sheep. So much gratitude x 🌻
When you have said to me that the feltings bring you happiness, that they help to evoke memories of treasured times in Cornwall or that they make you smile... it means so much, my work being enjoyed by others ...and so helping in a small way, to spread colour, joy and poetry far and wide x
It's such a learning journey, creating a business part-time, bit by bit and has been a couple of years for me now, starting from deep fear about calling myself an artist and showing publicly anything that I'd made, due to enormous fears of criticism and self-judgement, and my natural introverted inclination for hiding ... and also knowing very little about business necessities ... through to gaining greater courage about my work and developing an increasingly braver visible authentic expression! This has also involved time and healing through self-compassion and much inner-work after many years of darker times, recognising and dissolving deep family patterns, and creating necessary, healthy boundaries for both emotional and practical care. Without these measures there would be no business or artwork... the flourishing is the natural joyous outcome of great shifts and inner work, as well as much outer work too :-) More on the inner work here if you'd like to read more x
Sometimes scary too, as a single-parent to make the leap, reduce the 'day job' hours and hope very much to be able to pay the bills, juggle all and still be a good parent too! - Perhaps some of you have done this too? I'd love to hear! - And taking various other seasonal jobs that fit in with childcare, some extra teaching, gallery work, creating my own artwork far into the night ... A free-range style living! one dedicated to listening from the heart and taking one step at a time. ❤️ It can be lonely too at times (but wonderful and like-hearted friends!) and many friends discovered all around the world, in online communities along the way - i love the internet!) ... and times of tears of frustration at my non-techie mind, just not 'getting it' - re websites, social networking accounts, newsletters etc etc etc oh and businessy things like accounts, money, selling etc arrrrrrg, so alien to me! ..and then... always getting it in the end... :-) just taking quite a long time...
I love love love how it all unfolds, one step leads to another and another and it's so beautiful I can hardly believe it. x🌿🌱🌻🌷
Thank you again.