Welcome to my story and how it all started!
I hope you will feel inspired to put paints to paper - or even tea bags!
I've always been creative, embarking on many courses, from Patchwork & Quilting, Floristry, and even obtaining a Diploma in Garden Design.
In 2011 after a few stressful events in my life, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I'd lost 2 stone in weight despite gorging on chocolate and sweets daily!
In 2013 I improved, so medication was stopped, but, by 2015 it returned with avengence.
Very disheartened, I reduced my hours of work, changed my diet and switched from coffee to tea. One day I'd sat down to enjoy a rooibos tea and discarded the bag on my boiler. The following morning the bag was stuck and the leaves poured out as I tried to lift it off. I then noticed the beautiful red tones on the tea bag itself. I immediately reached for my watercolours. It was time for some personal art therapy. I started with some floral and folkart designs and a year later I was selling my work at my first art market at Taurus Crafts.
Tests continued and by Christmas 2018 I stopped medication. Well I celebrated with a rooibos tea and a chinese take away!
I have been in good health ever since.
Art therapy worked for me and I have never looked back!
Thank you xx
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Thank you - Paula x
My rooibos tea bag left on the boiler!
19/07/2020Country wide Pop-Up Market
09/06/2020Iced Tea Day - June 10th
08/04/2020Virtual Par-Tea 21st April
08/04/2020Refreshing White Tea
19/02/2020British National Tea Day!