RHYS HAS THIS TO SAY:
Firstly, a chance piece of eaves-dropping late last year led me to expose myself (in a non-arrestable fashion) to a slender young lady called Katie Green (yes, THE Katie Green!) as she stood behind the counter in CREATIVITY, the pre-eminent craft shop here in Bristol. She too is a crafty illustrator who had started a group of like-minded individuals going by the name of "BRILLUSTRATORS" and I'm pleased to say that I've been welcomed into the fold. It's been such a long time since I had regular contact with other creative creatures that I'd forgotten how interesting and inspirational it can be and with the added benefit of a comforting sense of being with "my kind of people"... it's really cool.
Secondly, next to Katie stood Sophie Swindells, internationally renouned cyclist, dancer, illustrator (we're everywhere!) and craft guru who just happens to be the daughter of Pip, the owner of the CREATIVITY empire! Through getting to know these lovely people I've realised that my passion for getting my fingers mucky could actually lead to a crafty source of income and in fact I've just been commissioned by Pip to produce a spring window display for Creativity!!
So, who knows where all this might lead, eh?
Keep your eyes peeled for www.craftybugger.co.uk