A BBC study proves that being creative is good for your mental health!
Well of course everyone who has a creative job or hobby knows this already, but now a study proves the benefits in terms of actual brain activity! Anything that involves the use of creative processes is good for you - so singing, writing, art, dance, crafting, knitting - whatever takes your fancy - give it a go!! Even though I have a creative job, I also belong to The Big Sing Choir which makes me so happy!
Like any other profession, it's important to keep learning new skills and searching out opportunities for growth. I try to attend at least one masterclass a year with a world-class glass artist, and this June I have the pleasure of attending a 5 day course with the fabulous Frank Van Den Ham. Check out his work here:
New Workshop Dates
I'm currently working on the schedule for August to Dec 2019 and will publish the dates for my popular beginners glass fusing workshops as soon as they are finalised. Currently I just have 3 spaces left on the Saturday 13th July course, before I'm off on my holidays until mid August. If you want to be first to hear about new course dates, then please subscribe to my mailing list, which can be found at the bottom right of the footer
It's not often you get asked to be the feature artist on a UK-wide industry magazine, so I was thrilled to be asked to contribute a double page feature and be the Spring 'cover creative'!
You can read it on line here:
March was also great because... I won an award!
I was a finalist in the Kent Women in Business Awards 2019, and attended the gala dinner along with over 300 other amazing Kent business women. A fabulous night of celebrating Kent's diverse and inspiring female entrepreneurs, saw me achieve 'runner up' in the 'Woman in the Arts/Creative Award' category! To say I was chuffed was an understatement. Honoured to have been nominated, let alone be recognised for my glass art.