Well, here goes….my first ever blog, at the suggestion of my husband! My name is Julia, and I turned 40 last year, and decided it would be a good time to try new things. I’ve always enjoyed arts and crafts, and this year I have decided that I would like to explore different ways of being creative. At the end of last year I did some wet felting, and I’ve done bits of crochet for a while. Then I’ve just bought a couple of needle felting kits, and paper cutting things. I’ve also bought a book called ‘draw everyday, draw every way‘ by Jennifer Orkin Lewis, and think it would be good to have a way of sharing what I have done each time I do something on a creative project. So here is my record of this attempt at being more creative over the course of a year (but which hopefully may continue longer). I know already that it would be a crazy target to try to do something every day, so I’m not going to attempt that, despite the title of the book! I just want to take opportunities where I can to develop new skills, and relax, and hopefully develop my creativity along the way. I’m hoping that having a blog will motivate me to keep going, and be a nice record of the things I do, even if no-one ends up reading it!