This week on my blog I talk to Sarah – who I met online a year or so ago and by bizarre coincidence lives only a few miles from me. Sarah is a Busy Mum who has completed my 4-week online flower arranging class. You might remember my post about Jane from a few weeks ago, telling her flower story.
Tell me a little bit about yourself
My name is Sarah and I live in a small village just outside Sittingbourne in Kent. I am married and Mum to two teens aged 14 and 18, which basically means I am a taxi service most of the time! I also work part time in the office of our local primary school.
I love to be creative, I studied jewellery design at college and although I did not carry this on into a career I’ve always enjoyed making jewellery at home for myself, family and friends. I also love to paint and draw and attend a class at our local adult education college, I find this very meditative. Embroidery is another hobby but I guess my big passion, which has been a fairly recent one, is photography.
I ‘met’ Julie on Emily Quinton’s Makelight online photography course in February 2015. Since then I take photographs every day with either my iPhone 5S or my Canon DSLR. I post my photos on Instagram under @sarahpcorder. I am slightly obsessed with Instagram. I know everyone says this but it really is a very creative, inspiring and supportive community. I have found engaging with others and joining in with lots of the hashtags has helped me to gain likes, comments and followers which in turn has given me a new confidence in my creative abilities, plus there are so many lovely people on there.
I love my little garden and growing flowers, so it seemed natural that most of my photos would be of flowers. FlowerStart – Julie’s 4-week online flower arranging course – has been a perfect addition to this. I really feel I have learnt a lot about getting the best from a bunch of flowers and arranging them in different ways rather than just ‘plonking’ them in a vase.
FlowerStart has inspired me to grow more flowers next year so I can cut and arrange them indoors and of course take photographs. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in learning something new and creative and being online it fits perfectly into a busy family life. I particularly enjoyed making the arrangements at the weekend – a great way to spend time on a Sunday morning!
If Sarah’s story has inspired you, perhaps you’d like to join my next 4-week online flower arranging class. You can find out more and book your place here.
Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Sarah on Instagram, she really does have some wonderful images on her feed.
If you’re planning to find your happy with flowers this week don’t forget you can amaze your friends with your knowledge about getting your flowers to last longer. Sign up here for access to my FREE five-day mini course and make a start on getting your flowers to last longer.
Keeping in touch
Until next time, happy flowers
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