Monday, January 03, 2011


Can you remeber the first person that inspired you to be creative?
As a teen I had 3 wonderful people who inspired me to be creative and start this life long journey of creativity.
Firstly my mum, who always gave me freedom to play and nourished all my ideas. Even if they seemed a bit odd at the time.
Secondly was a wonderful craft teacher Shirley who owned a craft shop in the little town I grew up in. (Would love to know how she is these days). She was incredibly patient with teaching children, and gave us endless supplies of lace and hot glue to create whatever too our fancy.
And thirdly was a dear high school friend Ingrid Lee. Man did she have and still does have some serious talent up her sleeve.
I remeber sitting in art class just wanting to paint like her, needless to say I couldnt. I remember begging her for one of her china painted fairy pendants. She must of finally succumbed to my nagging as I was a proud owner of this beautiful pendant.
Over the years, when I opened up my jewellery box, I would always fondly remember Ingrid, and wonder how she was.
Thankfully Facebook has reunited us, and our passion for art has bought us back togeather. I told her I still had her pendant and wanted to do this blog post to say thank you Ingrid for inspiring me, then and even now.
Please check out her wonderful blog Ingrid creates, even her baking is superb..
By the way sorry for not blogging since Halloween, we have moved interstate just before Christmas, and now thats its a new year, plenty of creating lies await..
Take care all, and promise to return with some of my own creations in the not too distant future.


Joanne said...

A lovely story Sarah tfs.

Ingrid Lee said...

Thanks so much for you lovely story. It was so long ago, but to see one of your paintings from the past (near 23 years ago?) is like visiting an ols friend. We'll always have this connection Sarah, and it's wonderful that I've been able to see your beautiful creations.
I learned China Painting from Shirley- she was a truly inspirational woman, I even ended up teaching art from the same shop space years later.
I love your artwork, it's really amazing and emotionally intricate.
xx Ingrid

Jen Crossley said...

Its wonderful how you started your art addiction,they are great memories,Im thankful to those who started your journey.Love the Pendant :}

Anonymous said...

Hi Precious! Missed you around here :) I second Jen's comment on being thankful to all the lovely ladies who inspired you. I can proudly say that you inspire me with your beautiful talent and eye candylicious skills. So glad you found your mojo (hope you have given it a stern talking too about it's lengthly absence). And we now know you've been busy with other things too ;)
Love ya heaps gorgeous girl and looking forward to stalking you blogwise Kim

suesueb said...

So glad you're back to blogging and that nothing terrible had stopped you from being here. My inspiration for creating does come from my Mom and other family members. I sometimes think it's a genetic thing!! How lovely that you've connected to your high school friend again! Hope the New Year brings you and yours many blessings!