You are braver that you believe, stronger than you feel and smarter than you think.
This marvellous quote from Winnie the Pooh was given to me the other day and this must be my mantra to help me through the bad days. Living with an invisible illness is tough sometimes, there are days when you feel as though you must just act as if everything is ok just because you are aware of how difficult it must be for people in your life to hear you say the you are unwell again, this can be tough at times. There are also good days when you feel as though you are controlling your illness however these can often lead to feelings of guilt or fear. Positivity is key to fighting each day and looking forward and taking each day as it comes. I have a new ‘normal’ in my life now and I am learning to accept this along with my new limitations.
Life as a Textile Artist ……. My new normal :).
Art Fairs and Workshops
Over the last month I have been working to prepare for a couple of art and craft fairs.
The Holy T. Art Fair on Friday and Saturday 15th-16th September at Holy Trinity Church, Churchill Gardens, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. – for more information follow this link
Craft Fair at the Maritime Centre on Sunday 17th September at Newbiggin by the Sea.
As you can see I have a very busy weekend ahead! Preparation for these has kept me very busy.
I have been creating and preparing projects for new workshops.
These new workshops will take place at Just Quilting, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, here are the details.
Mini Art Quilt Workshop – Saturday 30th September OR Wednesday 4th October
Do you have a stash of fabric scraps that will come in handy one day? This workshop will teach you how to use your fabric scraps creatively to produce a mini art quilt. You will make the fabric from fabric strips and incorporate free motion quilting. Develop your free
machine embroidery skills to create a piece of art for your mini quilt.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
Creative Hand Embroidery – Wednesday 11th October OR Saturday 4th November.
This workshop will introduce you to basic hand embroidery stitches and how to use them creatively.
You will learn how to use a range of textured threads and yarns to create hand embroidered flowers.
These can be framed or incorporated into your quilted projects such as decorated bag pockets or a cushion panel – even a quilt.
Suitable for all levels of ability
Class will be 10am – 3pm
For booking information please contact Just Quilting
I will keep you all updated of future events and where to see my work. Remember to be strong, brave and smart ……