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End of an era …

February 21, 2017


In a few weeks I retire from full-time and paid employment to become a full-time artist.  While I have made plans for my ‘retirement’ including making a print studio and organised workshops and courses; the transition after 50 years of ‘work’ will be difficult.

On one hand, I have the joys of fulfilling a childhood dream and on the other a huge space and lack of structure.  I have spoken to others about my fears but have been assure that they are exhausting  and unfounded.  

So I have decided to grasp the nettle … not the stinging kind but one like this one I came across in the Book of British Flora for boys and girls by Mabel Coleclough.

I will at some point have to abandon my blog … begun when I had much to say about libraries, dead languages and my life surrounding those interests.  So, I suppose this is where my regrets and fears come from and until I face them and celebrate my new life, there will be tension but I am  thinking there is no harm in that is there?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. shona permalink
    February 21, 2017 6:42 pm

    why abandon your blog- you will have new things to say x

  2. February 22, 2017 2:15 am

    I became SO bonded, SO fast, SO recent ( I wanted you to move in with me…and I’m not a weirdo, I hope.). Please connect as you are able! Love you. There is NO harm in tension….growth, instead! Great going gal!

  3. February 24, 2017 9:42 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity, I envy you and look forward to doing the same myself one day!

    • February 25, 2017 8:07 am

      Don’t leave it two long … I am 67 lots to do and too little time 🙂

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