Having failed to convince The Royal Ballet School that I was the prima ballerina they were looking for, my aspirations took a right turn and I enrolled at Loughborough College of Art where I embarked on a degree in Fashion/Printed Textiles.
On achieving my degree, I crawled on to the bottom rung of the notorious fashion PR ladder, but 5 years later, still clinging to the same rung, I decided to up sticks and move to pastures new. I then spent 12 glorious years as the Studio Manager of a London design agency, where I couldn't have been happier. However, following my marriage to drummerboy Steve came children - 2 boys - and I scampered back to the suburbs, where I could focus on their upbringing.
Soon feeling twitchy and in seach of something to do, I set up an accessory business (Butterfly Blue) and enjoyed frequent trips to Bologna, where I sourced beautiful leather and hardware - for jewellery, bags and belts. For 8 enjoyable years Steve and I - he had since retired from the hectic world of music - sold our produce to shops and stores, both here and abroad.
We sold the business in 2009 and feeling a strong pull back to design, I started doing graphic work for friends and colleagues I'd met during my time in the fashion industry. By word of mouth the work started coming in, expanding to web builds, social media projects and more, and I was soon spending every waking moment at my trusty Mac, creating lovely images AND being paid for it.
To cut a long story short, that's exactly where you find me today. Never far from a pile of Vogues (essential inspiration), a bottle of Chanel's Rouge Rubis varnish and a freshly brewed pot of tea. Life couldn't be better...