Happy New Year!
Almost every New Year’s day, my husband and I go for a walk. This year we went to Anglesey Abbey. If you’ve not been before, now is a fabulous time to go because there is the most amazing garden there. For anyone who feels that winter is dull in the garden, I urge you to go and look now, its amazing.
We thought it a good place to go to try out the new camera lens that Father Christmas gave me. These pics were taken by my husband while I was creative director, which is often the best outcome for all on a walk 😉 I love these pictures and there are far more than I want to show here, so perhaps I’ll post more another time or put them elsewhere.
I find plants very inspirational, especially in the bare, sculptural winter state. When I say inspirational, I don’t mean I would try and translate them exactly into a wearable garment (unless I was asked to), more that they visually please me and that affects what I design. Perhaps that’s another post…
One of my ‘areas for improvement’ is to find a new rhythm to my blog. Since I started it, its felt good when I’ve managed to post, but I’m aware as I write that I’m not the best at regular postings. Making wedding gowns is hugely labour intensive and naturally my clients come first. As weddings are immoveable deadlines, often I forget to take pictures or to think of anything to say other than “Phew! Cross that off. What’s next?”
That said, I really enjoy the blog when I actually get a chance to sit down and concentrate on it. More often than not, I am working alone which I enjoy, but on many occasions it would be great to chat about what I’m up to as one might with work colleagues and a blog can go some way towards a substitute for that.
So alongside finished wedding stuff, I hope to show some simpler work in progress, some clearer photography, some inspirational stuff, and perhaps general creative musings. I’ll stop the list there and see what happens.