Creative Living

I really don’t know how to start this post. First let me put your mind at rest. All is well at Triskele Towers. I’m working too  hard at the moment but that will come to a glorious end in a fortnight’s time. Commissions are being knitted, deadlines are hurtling towards me and general activity is best described as a flurry.

Work is not what this post is about. This post is about an interview I gave to the lovely Jamie at Jamie Ridler Studios a few weeks ago.

Woman raising her hands at sunrise

It all started in the smallest of ways. I was listening to Jamie’s podcast – Creative Living – and she talked about how nervous she was at the prospect of taking some classes at art school. Oh do I know that feeling! So I contacted her and told her if I could do it and survive, then I had every faith that she could. We exchanged messages and I explained how I’d swapped Pharmacy for Knitwear Design and how utterly terrifying it had been. I shared some of the things I’d learnt along the way and really just tried to put her mind at ease. Art School can  be daunting but it’s also a lot of fun. It’s a place where you can safely explore creative possibilities and really hone your skills. I hoped to reassure her. I hadn’t expected her to invite me onto her show and talk about my experiences to her audience. And yet, somehow, that’s exactly what happened.

Jamie was really wonderful and immediately put me at my ease. It was great to be able to share my experiences of being at University but most importantly it gave me a chance to think about what I do, how I do it and to realise how far I’ve come.

If you’re interested you can listen to the Creative Living interview here It is now officially one of the most surreal things to happen to me this year.



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