Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My First post ever!

I have been meaning to do this for ages! A while ago, blogs were something I used to shy away from. Now that several months have passed since I started out as Natty Maid it seems like perfect sense to start my own, if anything so that I can look back and learn from what I have done.

The past few months have been a learning curve for me.
It is very daunting to set up your own business and even more so in the Creative Industries. Everyone has so much advice and it is easy to become overwhelmed with trying to find out where you fit in, in terms of media and style. And while all the hard work is going on behind the scenes trying to establish, experiment and develop ideas/designs - there is probably very little to be shown in terms of product in the early stages. Again, for a new artist this can be a very difficult time riddled with self doubt which is not helped by 'can't you get a "real" job?' comments. In 5 years from now, I do not know how successful I will be but one thing I do know, is that in the time from here until then I am going to have a blooming good shot at it. I aim to keep this blog going in order to document the highs and lows of someone who discovered the artworld later in life and who is going to make the most of lost time! 

Some of my wares


  1. Woohoo! Go Mandy!!

    Considering how far you've come the last five years, the next five should be just as interesting. Bring it.

    All the best,

  2. Gosh Brian,
    When I think of me struggling away in the computer room at Clacks College. I thought when you asked me to close a window, it was because you were feeling a draft! Ha ha.
    Thanks for your comments! Means a lot :D

  3. Good luck Mandy, very proud of you and know you'll do well xxxx