Have you ever tried to take your own photograph?
I did last week. It was fun as the self timer went off and I quickly ran to the seat and sat smiling at some invisible person in my studio, it reminded me of all the Family photos my Dad took when we were kids - our expressions were the best because Dad would always pretend to trip over something or we would sit there smiling at the un-manned camera until he realised he had forgotten to press the button. Anyway - I would highly recommend it, if only for the laugh.
So here I am in the studio beside my sewing machine, it's the neat part of the room - the bit filled with the most eye candy. Opposite me is the super sized cutting table and window which looks into our side yard. It sure is a nice place to work and dream.
I don't normally take photo's of myself but I needed a profile picture, you see - this week I have been given the green light to share some exciting news with you.
Eighteen months ago with a one year old on my hip and a passion for dreaming up 'big ideas' I decided I would write a book. During that time one word was embedded in my mind - the word?
en-chant-ed: to utterly delight, charm, enrapture and fascinate.
I began sketching ideas on paper in the evenings and any spare moment with this one word as my inspiration - elfin girls, toadstool houses and whimsical owls (known as Stella & Henry) appeared from my pencil and have been surrounding my studio and mind every moment of the design process.
The journey has been enjoyable and at times difficult, many times I wondered wether the designing mountain I had created was just too big for me to climb. It wasn't.
Right now I am in the final stages, proof reading and choosing the best cover - design wise, possibly one of the hardest decisions I have had to make, or so many great options.
It's coming soon, I promise.
I guess that means in a short while you can call me an author.