Hi, I’m Caroline! Welcome to my blog. As this is my first ever post I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and why I decided to start blogging.
I love to create things and my mission is to live as creatively as possible and have new creative experiences. As a child I was always into arts and crafts whether it be drawing, junk modelling or Play-Doh. As I’ve grown older I’ve always kept a creative element in my life. At university I studied film, radio and televisions studies but when I went to work I developed more creative hobbies. The most notable hobby I have is jewellery making. I started off just teaching myself some basic beading until I went to the London Jewellery School to do a few short courses and branched out into polymer clay and wire wrapping. In 2016 I decided that jewellery was something I wanted to take more seriously and signed up for their Diploma in Creative Jewellery. I chose to do the intensive course, completing the qualification in seven weeks.
Since then I have done a lot of experimentation with the techniques I’ve learnt and have launched my own range of jewellery. However, that was clearly not enough to keep my creative juices going! I also started attending a weekly ceramics class and producing my own artwork at home. In addition to this I also enjoy the occasional baking session.
Basically I love to be creative; it makes me happy!
My other great love is reading. I have always been an avid reader, devouring books as fast as possible. When I was younger I often used to have two books on the go at a time, one upstairs and one downstairs! Nowadays I just stick to one, but I still read as often as I can. For me, reading is a gateway to creativity and inspiration. Stemming from my love of books I have recently embarked on writing my own novel. It’s a long and slow process but I hope one day to have a finished story.
I decided to start blogging to share my creative adventures. I’m planning to attend workshops, events, fairs and exhibitions to broaden my knowledge and skills and further my creative education. If you are into all things creative, or are looking to introduce more creativity into your life then hopefully my blog will give you lots of ideas to get involved and live your best creative life!
I’m mainly based in London and the South East but if I find an opportunity to travel further afield in the pursuit of creativity, I will. If you have any suggestions of workshops to try, fairs to shop or galleries to visit then please let me know via the contact page. I’m always looking for new ideas!