I’m a woman out to show that transitions are about growth and that ageing is not about retiring into the background.  If this is the autumn of my life, then it’s a time of harvest and celebration.

I began my life as a Maker, it probably began as soon as I was able to place one block upon another. The ‘late start’ is in taking being a Maker seriously . . . giving it the capital letter it deserves. Over the years I have acquired a wide variety of skills, some through need and others through simple curiosity and now that I have resigned from the paid workforce, I am happily pursuing Making with creativity, originality and with increasing discipline.

It is never too late to make a start, it could be argued that starting is what we do every day, all the time, at every moment.  Each moment we can make a change, begin anew or continue unthinkingly with the old.  I choose new beginnings as I move through my life, I savour what I have and move on to fresh experiences . . . few rules apply.  Join me as I explore this next stage of my creative life.



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  1. Hi Wendy, just thought I’d say hello and check out your blog. I applaud you for starting a blog and admire all your different creative endeavours! I have recently got into art journaling and did a wordpress course and started a blog. I saw on 21 secrets that you are from the Kapiti coast and I was there recently as my husbands son and grandchildren live at Paraparamui (is that how you spell it?) anyway, kind regards from Alison,Byron Bay, Australia

    • Hi Alison – thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Paraparaumu is about 30 minutes south of here and I know it well! You did a wordpress course? If there was one I’d probably do it too – I’m in discovery mode. I’d visit your blog but you didn’t put the URL – is it a private one?
      21 Secrets is great isn’t it? I’m feeling rather guilty I haven’t posted anything!

  2. Hi Wendy,
    I found you via a link featured on The Altered page. I love your attitude (and writing) – especially as regards retirement. While I no longer work for pay in my profession of 30 years, I have hardly retired – just now pursuing many other areas of interest, in particular, art in its many forms.

  3. Just popping in to say hello, after finding your blog via the Daisy Yellow 2015 I-Cad (my first). I admire your effort to save your treasured bedspread. All the best.

  4. Love maps, love texture, love your blog. I am also “retired”, and started a blog about art, inspiration, travel, dogs. I having a good time with it and enjoy looking at other people’s blogs. So many ideas out there.

  5. Thank the forces that helped me find your blog. I hope that is what it is called. Non techie here. 62 tomorrow and the “space” is ready. Time to re-start actually making all the projects I have been gathering items for and found tucked in the crevices of the mind under someday I will do this💡

    • I’m so glad to have you here Peggy. I had a few things to finish but for the most part they have been given away, mined for their materials or just tossed out as their time has passed. Going back to finish things didn’t always seem right because I was ready to move on. And happy birthday!

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