Tuesday, 12 June 2012


It has been a little while, a nice break, a much needed rest, recharging batteries, trying to see the world with fresh eyes.

Having reviewed my blog archives, I notice I have never been a very consistent blogger, and I spent a long while wondering about why. I concluded I have been a little lost since we left France, the purpose of this blog became somewhat skewed, and too, people change, I have changed, and I guess I am not really sure what I want to say anymore, or what is the aim of this here blog.

When I was younger, and studying art, I was expect to record my design process via sketchbooks. I never did like that much, I had it in my head that sketchbooks needed to look a certain way, that one would open them up and ooh and ahh over the contents, I felt that my sketchbooks should impress upon the viewer my skill as an artist. The result of this was that I wasn't so good at maintaining sketchbooks, I would tear pages out because they didn't look right.

I realise now (seeing how many hundreds of posts I have never posted), that I have done a similar thing here, but I realise something else, much more liberating - I realise that the whole purpose of sketchbook is just to record, document, remember, it doesn't have to be perfect, and I guess this blog is the same.

I don't have to spend hours planning posts, editing photos, worrying about how it will be perceived or what not. I don't have to do much more than just be here, to record, document and remember.... and above else, to be true to ones self.

I was fortunate enough to receive a bursary (scholarship) to study design and embroidery, so I will be sharing my course progress here, amongst many things, whatever things, just stuff, just keep going... that's what I intend to do. Keep swimming...



  1. Oh this was a liberating read! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I feel a lot like that about my blog(s) too.

    1. But your blog is so wonderful! I wonder how many others feel that way? I am letting it go..., wait, I HAVE let it go :)

  2. Hooray! Good to see you again. No pressure blogging. I like it ;-)

  3. Hmmm...did I just comment or not lol?

    Glad to see you back anyhoo

  4. Fantastic about your bursary!!!! I will be watching for when you have time to blog about your course (something I have always yearned to do...but I'm a sort of a last minute gal, and I know my assignments would be done the night before due and I would stress myself crazy. I try to change and be more organised but .......)
    So, I will enjoy seeing what you are up to.

    So glad your back and I do LOVE your jersey cow. She is so sweet.

    Jacky xox

  5. Well, you know what I say......You NEED to keep bloging. People love what you write....no matter what it is. I never tire of what you have to say or what you have to show. We all just like having a glimpse into your life. Love your drawing, btw!

  6. I felt quite the same about sketchbooks at college too. I always looked with envy at people with perfect sketch books and attempted a similar style myself without much success. You should see my sketch books these days - they are quite scrappy - lots of pencil drawing and random notes everywhere. It's a bit of a brain dump of my creative ideas and thoughts and like you, I should do it on my blog more often.
    So nice to see you back here :o)