It's certainly winter here in Melbourne now with temperatures of between 0 - 15 degrees most days. A lovely time for me to be on school holidays for 2 weeks and spend time indoors - creating. My ideal days usually consist of reading in a warm bed with a cup of tea, then some essential chores followed by some creative pursuit - either alone or with my 2 beautiful granddaughters who just love Nan's room with all its bits and pieces, and cupboards and drawers full of interesting stuff! After dinner I just love to sit down and watch some TV or a DVD with my husband - and knit or crochet. I've been knitting and crocheting constantly since one of my younger brothers was born - in 1960. And now I have two granddaughters, niece's babies, friend's grandchildren, little people next door so my beanies and jumpers and jackets are much appreciated. I am still finding adding photos a challenge, especially as I've just added 6 and now only one is showing! Will try again another day.
A stack of beanies ready to be given as presents or for sale on ebay.
I am the eldest in a family of 7 children and my creative side has been evident for as long as I can remember. (I still have dolls clothes that I made when I was about 10 years old - and the doll!)
I love to knit, crochet, sew, write, read, make books, make jewellery, work in the garden and recently I discovered the joy of 'playing' with art again. I attended an Altered Books Course 3 years ago and haven't stopped "playing" with mixed media since. I find all creative pursuits very calming and relaxing and something I do every day - in one form or another.
I worked as a Teacher Librarian for 35 years & as my husband is already retired and keen to travel, I now do casual teaching and try to find more time to be in my "Room"