I’ve probably said it before and I’ll say it again. One of the best things about blogging for me has been meeting so many talented and creative people some of whom I now have blossoming friendships with. And what’s binding these friendships together is not only kindness, positivity and sensibility but shared interests. Only now, as I push myself towards more creative pursuits am I finding I am making connections with people based on mutual passions. Of course, that’s not a necessity for a friendship but it is a lovely framework for a relationship to develop in and strangely one that’s quite new to me.
At school and uni, I followed the more serious academic route of subjects like English and philosophy, never considering art or anything more creative. I ended up as a journalist but the more I develop my blog I see aspects of myself that would have better lent themselves to a more visually creative study and career throughout my twenties. This week I did something completely new; a styling and art directing job for a fashion brand which I loved every minute of (post on that coming soon!). It felt somehow right and exactly the kind of thing I could have seen myself doing in a slightly-shifted-to-the-left parallel life…
Similarly, the shoot location I used for the fashion brand came through a new blog friend, a handbag designer who has the most incredible eye for interiors – her Moroccan carpet I snapped on Insta has been getting hella lotta love! – and now that we’ve spent more time together and other halves have met we’re moving onto the going round for dinner stage. I laugh now when I think of all the naysayers griping that online connections never become real. They certainly do – here’s to new friendships and new endeavours!
Thanks to Polly for snapping these pics on my Pen; there were more but my eyes are still so puffy from being ill I can’t quite bring myself to show them – so it’s the eyes-to-the-ground cliche pose for this one!