Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Fabric Craft

While I am know for making cards and scrapbook layouts and taking photos, my formal tertiary education was in fashion and textiles design.

I did work in the industry for a few years before and after I graduated but over all I found the industry difficult to be in. To say it is a cut throat industry to work in would be a massive understatement. I can however accept that this is just my view point based on my experience in the industry. My experience was mostly as a sewer either by sewing machine or by hand.

Although I have a deep dislike for the industry in general I still do love designing and making garments, especially of a an alternative flavor.

In 2015 I was asked to make a waistcoat for my brother for a wedding he was attending. I tend to like making custom fits which raised a few logistical issues as I live in South Australia and he is in Western Australia.

A mock up of the requested garment was sent off and adjusted and then returned to me. And in a couple days the finished garment was posted back, JUST in time for the wedding.

Fast forward to mid January 2017 and I get another request.


Friday, 6 January 2017

Some insightful and helpful links to do with mental health

How To Help Someone With Depression

Norman Doidge
Book titles and youtube videos
The Brain that changes itself
The Brain's way of Healing

Jon Kabat-Zin
Mindfulness for Beginners

Dr Daniel Amen
Change your brain, Change your life.