Something new and exciting for autumn 2021 - designs to help you with your craft and creative projects...
I've spent most of the summer enjoying exploring paper cutting, something I learnt initially at school and have revisited on and off since.
I now have a new Cricut 'Maker' machine which does the intricate cuts for me (no more slicing and dicing fingers with a craft knife!) so I've been learning how to adapt my drawings to designs to make the digital files that the machine can read. Here are some I made earlier!
Enjoy the ride! In this modern world, where we can have, and must have, everything faster, bigger, better, brighter, louder, overdosing on experience… these three words ‘enjoy the ride’ always seem to evoke a rollercoaster-like experience. Fast – adrenalin-pumping, thrill-filled, awesome – enjoy the ride…
Living life in the fast lane isn’t for everyone though. For me – and perhaps for you, too – the ride is more enjoyable at a slower pace...
Especially now, 18 months into the pandemic, I believe that by living 'slow' we can gain the respite and perspective we need to recover and heal - as it's been a difficult period for us all in some way, no matter our individual circumstances.
Whilst I do believe we shouldn’t waste whatever life-time has been allotted to us, I don’t, personally, think that life in the fast lane enables us to experience life to its fullest glories.
‘Slow’ is always seen as a poor cousin to the glorious ‘fast’ – but living life in the slow lane allows us to really appreciate and connect with what’s going on around us – whether it’s our significant relationships, or feeling a deeper connection with our natural world.
Living life in the slow lane is the artists’ way – taking a little more time to notice and connect with all the wonderful things that most people completely miss...
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