Make what you can, with what you have, in the place that you are, in the time available to you.

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I found this quote a few months back on the interweb thingy, and it seems so appropriate for the way I’m living now. Being an artist (or an artist’s wife) in this economic climate is anything but easy – however, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your situation. I am starting this blog to remind me about all the wonderful little things that make me happy every day, and take away some of the stress and worry about the big things, which are usually unpleasant, and generally very difficult to change! We live on the south coast of England, scraping a living through creative means and part time working, we can hear the sea from our flat, and be on the beach in  less than two minutes – which makes up for almost any amount of monetary problems!


8 Responses to About

  1. michelenel says:

    Excellent sentiments. Isn’t it sometimes when we are scraping along that we gain the most inspiration? I find sometimes when we have a little extra money (very rare with our restoration work) that it is easy to just buy what you want rather than make for ourselves. No wonder we live in such a throw away society. I am hoping that is slowly going to change with people’s renewed interest in handmade. Good luck with the blog and I look forward to seeing some of your future work.

    • painterswife says:

      I so agree – I’m always more successfully creative when I have to work within limitations. And I’m loving the growing interest in handmade everything.

  2. Lunacy Crafting Co says:

    You’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award http://mystraightjacketsbedazzled.com/2013/07/04/ive-been-nominated/

  3. Colette, love the new look and your header is fantastic. 🙂

  4. ywwp says:

    i just felt to check back who is following me, and found you. it is good to find you following my blog. thanks.

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