This blog has been rather neglected in recent years, so I've decided to give it a dust off and see if I can keep up a regular posting schedule. The idea of thinking what to write each week was a bit daunting to start with, but then I remembered I used to write quite regularly on my other blog, Rose in Thorns, and Kim used to write on this blog very regularly in the early days. So I know it can be done!
What will I write about? How about a little about me to begin with! (If you want to read more, check out the introductory post I wrote a couple of years ago.) I've always been creative which isn't that surprising, with a mother that is a very talented craftswoman, and my grandmothers were also quite handy with crafts and both enjoyed painting. As a girl I enjoyed drawing and painting and making creations out of cardboard boxes. The latter is a talent my son seems to have inherited! This led to a career as a graphic designer, and eventually to becoming the owner of StickyTiki.
One of the reasons I purchased StickyTiki was that I wanted to incorporate more drawing and painting back into my life. After almost five years, I have to say that's still a lot easier said than done, but I am getting better at making time to create. I have started on a range of New Zealand birds in watercolour which has been really run to see a style evolve. I had no idea what they would look like when I started, and I still don't know what the next one is going to look like when I start it.
So in the coming weeks I'll be posting some behind the scenes updates, interviews with the talented artists I collaborate with, stockist profiles and updates on where you can find me.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this journey takes me, and I hope you'll come along for the ride!