Since I began this blog in 2011 my ‘About me’ has become out of date. I have now retired from the library at the University of Reading where I worked as a library assistant in cataloging and special collections. While I enjoyed my work and reluctant to leave earlier I am now ready to begin a new career as an artist.
I have changed the name of my blog and it will take a lot of living up too!
My retirement didn’t happen without a lot of planning and every thing is in place; the studio, my home and garden. The preparation has been long and like most journeys not without its ups and downs. However, as the time got closer I could see that the becoming as artist is not the answer; it is just a label; like wife, mother, library assistant, aunt, sister or cousin. Whether or not I have done these tasks well or not is not up for discussion; so too, being an artist may not always be a label I will wear with pride.
So while I might spend time working in my studio, garden or on my bike I will be mostly pottering and trying to remain beautiful … and true to me.