Thursday, 13 November 2008

I've just found a great blog called Art of Dealing, written by a lady who says "this blog is made up of all things that inspire and make me happy." I really love that. She mentions my fascinators and Etsy shop in her post of 31st October and says some really lovely things about me. Thank you Rose :) See her post here.

That got me thinking about what inspires me and makes ME happy. It might be a colour, or a shape, or a person or a view, but all of them are special to me in varying degrees. Here are some things that spring to mind...

My daughter
. Having her is the best thing that's ever happened to me. She allows me to be totally me, unconditionally. I've never felt anything like the love I feel towards her. I'm proud to know her.

My family
. We call ourselves the Famous Five (although we're actually 6 and a half now really including Mat and P). We ALWAYS pull together when times are tough and we love eachother very much.My parents have been married for 36 years and I really respect and admire them for that. They are friends and still laugh together and the most important thing to them is their family. Lucky for me!

My best friend
, Ed. We have the same sense of humour and always laugh together and he's always there for me no matter what. There's 17 years difference in age but when we're together it's like we're both kids. This is us at a party somewhere.

My cat
, Charlie. I love him. He's converted me to a cat person when I always thought I was a dog one.

This photo. It recently won an award with National Geographic. You can see a horse upside down in the raindrop. Beautiful.

These colours. They do something to my brain.

This was my first published model shot in 2006 for Dental Update, a trade magazine for dentists, and my friend James took it. I have really happy memories of the shoot and we had the front cover of the same magazine the year after too. It was very exciting as it went to dentists all over the country, including mine!

Just looking at those photos make me smile. :)

N x

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I love this post! Seems a lot of us never take the time to look at what inspires us. Your post inspired me to think about that. Thanks!! Hope you are doing well...