I am often asked how I keep motivated and how I ensure a constant stream of new ideas. Like so many makers I need to regularly soak in new visual information in order to keep my imagination well fed. If I neglect this my body soon tells me by giving me huge cravings to get out and seek out something new.
After a very busy first 6 months of the year making-emailing-more making I had certainly neglected my imagination and sure enough I couldn’t focus properly until I had done some new exploring. So I took the opportunity to head to of of my favourite places – Chatsworth House in the Peak District. I arrived first thing on a Sunday morning, so the gardens were so quiet and I could wonder around admiring the selection of plants and explore the greenhouse at ease. A wave of excitement hit me when I spotted a violet passionflower and I felt my need for inspiration being satisfied. I thought I’d share some of the photos of my favourites with you…
Thanks for reading and do send me in any pics of flowers you find that you think I’ll like,