“whatever the question, creativity is the answer”
Sandra Dorey 2016
Blogland is such a wonderfully positive community of creative people and enriches my creative life.
Bright colours dancing together feed my soul.
My Mum taught me to knit when I was 5 as I am left-handed and she wanted to teach me to knit right-handed so that I would be able to follow patterns easily. * What a gift!! * It set me on the road of making things that has been a joy and a delight all my life.
I live on the South Coast of England and spend many happy hours walking on cliffs and beaches. Sometimes stopping to create a labyrinth or mandala.
Why WILD DAFFODIL?
There are several reasons why I have chosen the name ‘Wild Daffodil’:
Firstly a DAFFODIL is the flower emblem of Wales and I am very proud of my Welsh heritage, my Mum was Welsh.
Second: I used to live in an idyllic spot where wild daffs grew in the meadow, I made a collection of all the names of the plants that grew in that ancient permanent pasture – one of my favourites was the ‘corky-fruited water dropwort’ and then how about ‘Marsh Cudweed’, said in a broad Dorset accent this sounds like a character from a child’s storybook. I held camps there and one camp decided they would each take on the name and persona of the plants for a day and dressed up accordingly – can you imagine dressing-up as ‘Pendulous Sedge’! Anyway … I remember ‘Wild Daffodil’, complete with daffodil yellow feather boa, being an absolutely spectacular apparition, and I think of that amazingly creative group when I think of Wild Daffodil.
Third: my daughter had a hat making business called Wild Strawberry, so it feels like we are creatively related, which gives me a nice warm glow!
Now on to the content:
WHAT WILL YOU FIND:
Add a love of photography, the countryside with little touches of magic and serendipity and the inspiration of my 8 gorgeous grandchildren and you get a sense of what I will enjoy sharing with you.
Introducing you to my grandchildren:
My daughter has 3 children: they are Miss E (13), Master R (10) and Little Miss M (8)
Son 1 has two boys: Big Bro(10) and Little Bro(8)
Son 2 has 3 girls: Big Sister(10) and Twins (8) Twig and Twiglet
and I’m on Instagram.
Feedback is always inspiring and supremely helpful, especially when I have made a mistake! I will always answer your emails and I would love to hear from you so please get in touch with any comments or queries.
July 2016 I started a separate blog to record my beach-combing finds:
Thanks for stopping by, you are always very welcome!