So, here we are, one day to go to my first proper craft show and 2 weeks to my first ever art show! It has put me in a reflective mood about the journey I took to get here. Truth be told, I did not travel alone and because I will never make an Oscar acceptance speech, I wanted to say this:
I want to thank my therapist, seriously if it wasn’t for Daphne Beaton there would not be any of this, she’ll argue with you but take it from me she’s a genius!
I want to thank my family, particularly my mum and sister who encouraged ( some might say pushed) me to pick up a brush again.
Sammy the hairdresser for encouraging me out from behind my hair.
I want to thank the girls that like and comment on here and on Facebook, particularly Amanda Pirrett of Perfectly Handmade Pampering and Michelle of Shell’s Colouring, Cards and Craft.
I want to thank Jules for her tea and cake and support and encouragement and for laughing with me all the way round our woods.
To Nikki Nicholls for being the one who said I should do this, it’s only taken me 11 years to take your advice!
And Julia from Maximus, quiet, patient, supportive and a glamour icon!
Leeza, for asking me how I am , whilst being so ill yourself, and Grace- you sparkly fairy.
To my darling Darcey, for giving me the confidence to talk again.
Carys, I know you are going to hate this but you really are my star, you pushed for this, you keep me looking the right side of middle aged and you are as funny, beautiful and clever as you can be.
My husband Neil for consistently being here, as the comedian Ray Romano said ” you go to sleep, they are there, you wake up, they are there, it sounds like a bad thing but it really isn’t ” and it really isn’t, it is what keeps you on your feet and able to be the person you want to be.
Finally, here’s to you dear reader, for showing up, for following, for commenting and liking, every time you do you send a bunch of love to my heart, so I’m sending you these…..
So, whatever success comes my way over this next couple of weeks, it is in part yours too,
I LOVE YOU ALL MILLIONS!!!!!!!!
p.s there’s a tutorial coming your way!