Day 3 How you started.
The short version is in my about section of the #etsyshop 😉
Today I’ll take you back 10 years...
When I first got glandular fever I was in college studying A levels to get into uni. In my GCSEs I’d taken a mix subjects because I literally love learning, school was my favourite place. My favourite subject was Art Textiles doing so many things like felt making, batik, mixing my own dyes etc. I equally loved French, religious studies and my graphics! Taking only 4 subjects was a right pain, I wanted to study so much 😂 still do 🙈 during college I settled on Art textiles, French, Psychology and English. At the end of first year I was hit with glandular fever and long story short had me bed bound for 2.5 years. During this time I was still determined to go to uni, my textiles department were less than supportive essentially calling me lazy, all in my head, I’m just choosing what I do. I had to work from home a lot & my textiles projects were my happiest place even if it was only 5 mins a day. Before I got ill I was between going to Art school or studying my other passions psychology & theology. When they refused me the chance to take my final exam (I had to fight to be able to take every single a level) the decision was essentially made for me. Although I was on track to get all As, with sheer determination and persistence I managed to get 2 Bs & l C. Off I went to uni, all 7 hours away to Scotland (I’ve never done anything by halves!) At uni I still had to deal with my health but it improved, and focused away from art. I’m the weirdo who adores the stress of writing essays also 😂 Towards the end I got worse so I moved back home. I spent years putting on creative events for kids and families voluntary until I began a job doing it but never making my own art. When the relapse hit I went back to my Art roots to cope and through a series of events SV happened, from this notebook. I’d never done proper graphics work, but created all my own resources. My plan always has been to be a children’s therapist using art and play. Creating things to help people is my passion & I hope to one day pull all of it together & make the dream happen!