I have always made things…as a little girl swinging her legs at the dining room chair, I was forever cutting, sticking and painting cardboard toilet roll tubes, empty cereal packets and washing up bottles! In all honesty, back then, what I was making didn’t matter – it was the making that was important to me.
Now 40 years later, I’m still making things, although the materials have developed a little! The ‘making’ is still the passion for me, but the cherry on the cake is the customer’s pleasure in seeing what I have created for them.
Mosaics came into my life about 20 years ago when I was bought a kit as a birthday present. It was a fish and I remember loving every second of that ‘make’. The final item went to live in my parent’s bathroom and is still there now, after 3 house moves.
For about 10 years, the mosaic passion had to be buried under an intense computer-based working time – but as life changes, passions reappear! Mosaics have reappeared for me, and I hope they will stay for a long time to come. I love creating and (within reason) I’m confident I can create anything.
Feel free to test this statement with your wildest commission idea!