Friday, November 28, 2008

I Love Sunflowers!


Wow! My first ever blog post. I feel really excited about it but also rather vulnerable- a strange combination! Also I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet and it took me ages just to work out how to center my banner! It looks a bit blurry to me but I can't work out how to get it looking crisper- if anyone can help that would be great.

Winter's definitely arrived here in the UK and I'm missing the summer sunshine already so I thought I would post a summery photo to warm myself up! You can see the sun streaming through the window and the Sunflower is also my favourite flower :-)

So here's a little bit about me:
Since I can remember I've always had a drawing pencil or paint brush in my hand! All through school I knew I wanted to be an illustrator so choosing college and degree courses was always easy for me. I graduated with a degree in illustration in 1997, got my first job as a Graphic Designer (which wasn't creative enough) and then worked as an Illustrator for various Greeting Card Companies (which I loved). However, I've always had a dream of working for myself and starting my own business, but have never had the guts to do anything about it. I discovered it's one thing to have a dream but actually following it are two very different things!! But my dream never went away, so this summer I decided (finally) to go for it- leave my job and start my own creative business and I thought why not start a blog at the beginning of my new adventure? And if I pick up any readers along the way they will be able to follow my journey, through the ups and downs, sharing in my successes.....................and learning from my mistakes!! :-) 

Bye for now!