I've been seeing these Blog Hop's going around some of my favourite blogs lately so I was chuffed when the lovely Lauren from The Dare Project nominated me. I love Lauren's blog so it was even more of an honour that she thought of me, thanks again!
I thought I would write these answers as if you are a new reader to my blog, and if you are a new reader to my blog, hello!
1. What have been the doings/makings/scribblings at your desk this week?
2. Where are you currently finding your inspiration? (Influences, heroes, sources of inspiration, paths exploring)?
We’ve recently taken our first trip abroad as a family (to Paris) and I was totally hooked with the whole experience. I’m really excited to travel again with my little family so that’s certainly something we are looking into doing more and more. I tend to find inspiration just from daily life, we live in a city and I find urban life very beautiful. I’m always discovering something new out on adventures with my little boy in the city I love living in!
In terms of heroes, I find Elsie from A Beautiful Mess very inspirational, her's was one of the first blogs I ever read and she is a testament to how you can make your creative dreams come true!
3. How important is being creative to you, and how do you blend this with your work / life / family balance?
Being creative is something I find hugely important, its one of the main elements of what makes me feel like ‘me’. I’m glad you say ‘blend’ as I certainly don’t think I’ve balanced this as well as I could do with family life but then again I’m not sure I ever will! My son Wilf spends two days in childcare for me to work on my blog, reply to emails, photograph, edit and so on so forth. We made the decision to look into childcare when we realised that my blog was viable as a method to earn money from home I tried initially to do this with Wilf around and I spent a lot of time saying ‘wait a minute’ ‘not now’ or ‘let me just reply to this email..’ and it wasn’t fair. Now we have a better balance but I still spend every evening and lots of my weekends catching up and trying to fit in what is probably a 35 hour job around half the amount of childcare ;) All that being said blogging and photography really is my passion and I love every minute of it, I’m so grateful to have a job I enjoy this much and gives me this amount of creative freedom!