If there’s one thing I’m certain, everyone has a creative spark within them and it’s my job to get it out. Putting together DIY’s, tutorials and sharing how to make life a little more beautiful is something so deep rooted in me I cannot not do it. Teaching or guiding is in my DNA – it lights me up more than I can tell you.
During the dark month of February I took myself to some workshops, I think it’s really important to be in the place of a student once in a while. I did the workshops (silversmithing and pastels – if you’re wondering) with the intention of pursuing creativity for pleasure, as much I enjoyed the classes, it did get me thinking about what I offer.
From the secret jewellery making classes I ran in my corporate job to welcoming the most wonderful ladies (men are welcome too!) to sit at my dining room table. My intention has always been to ignite the creative spark. Whilst at junior school I remember my teacher holding my sewing up in front of the class as a bad example of cross stitch, not only did it humiliate and make me eternally dislike cross stitch. It made me so mad as I knew instinctively how wrong she was . From that moment, I have always worked to prove that creativity isn’t about getting something ‘right’ or perfect it’s about using your head, heart and hands to produce something that makes your soul sing.
Over the years my creative journey has taken me to many places, from work trips to New York and India to co-hosting a ‘pinch me’ workshop in Liberty’s. I’ve followed my curiosity and now with experience behind me I’m able to host truly unique workshops that offer space and peace to anyone who has heard the call to create. It’s my pleasure and passion to provide a beautiful and nourishing environment for any attendee on my workshop to come and nurture their originality. Since incorporating flowers as the base of my workshops the grounding element of nature has taken them to an really special place. Each class is always made up of a different mix of people and materials that just work every.single.time.and always makes me a little emotional!
I’m about to get ready for this weekends Spring workshop, windows will be cleaned, cakes bakes and vases filled with flowers. There is of course a sense of “eek! I hope it goes ok!” but whatever happens the heart of my workshops always remains the same – to make the everyday beautiful. After each workshop I hope that each participants light has been turned up a little brighter and they can take their new skills on their own journey.