March … let’s just say it’s been a month of change!
I need not expand on how unusual and challenging this current period is. However, I am keen to utilise any opportunity to be positive and celebrate the little things. So, here’s a round up of Cardiau Mwydro’s activities for the month of March.
At the start of this month I had the pleasure of visiting the Clwb Difia Group in Penygroes (pictured above) to lead one of their monthly sessions. I began the evening with an introduction to myself and Cardiau Mwydro, before closing with a demonstration of how to create some Cardiau Mwydro style tag cards using items from your own home. I had a great night leading my first ever presentation, and I’d like to especially thank Iona for the invitation and the entire group for the warm welcome.
Do get in touch if you’d be interested in booking Cardiau Mwydro to visit your community group later this year.
Mother’s Day Cards
March was also the month of Mother’s Day cards. Thank you to all who supported, it was great to develop and share a new range of cards and see them be so well recieved. Pending on the circumstances I hope to launch my Father’s Day collection later in the spring.
This month also saw a big change in my personal life as I went ahead and moved out of my parent’s house. The timing could have been better, but I am enjoying this new experience and the increased capacity to be creative and develop new work for Cardiau Mwydro. I’m also blessed by a nice little garden and sea view – things I’ll be sure to make the most of when I’ll next be taking pictures of my work!
Adapting the Business
Like many small business owners, March has challenged me to adapt – putting the safety of myself and the nation at the forefront. As it stands I’m taking every day as it comes, but putting the business side of Cardiau Mwydro to the side for the meantime – whilst still maintaining some creativity in my free time.
One thing I’ve been enjoying in particular is participating in daily drawing challenges set by CARN to keep me creative. I’m now working my full-time job from home, but love the chance to create after I’ve finished my working day. Fancy joining in? Look out for the daily prompt each weekday from 6.30 – 8.30pm and share your creations with Carn on Facebook or Instagram!
If these last few weeks have taught me anything, it’s that sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
As I look ahead to April, I’m open minded about how Cardiau Mwydro can adapt in the current climate. I’ve been considering filming some simple craft tutorials amongst other things. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see from me please do get in touch. One of my proudest qualities of Cardiau Mwydro is cards that can put a smile on your face and so anything I can do to keep us smiling through these uncertain times I will try my best to do so.
Stay Safe, Stay Home.