About me . . .
I am a mother, a writer, a singer, an image-maker and a lover of all things beautiful. This blog is a place to express what it feels like to be me, trying, amidst the hurly-burly of my day-to-day, to live a truly creative life – both in the normally accepted sense of the word ‘creative’ (making beautiful and, sometimes, useful things) and also in the wider sense – creating a good life, a happy home, a warm and welcoming place to share with others. I hope, eventually, that other like-minded souls might find me here in cyberspace and start conversations with me about the challenges, and the joys, of trying to be true to oneself in the face of all the voices, internal and external, demanding that you be everything but.
This blog, and my fledgling creative business, is called ‘Eliza’s Dream’ because, as well as being my own middle name, I have always felt that Elizabeth was the name of my alter-ego, my ‘bright twin’, the one who strides bravely into the world doing the things I am too full of fear to do. And, funnily enough, ever since I started working towards this dream – Eliza’s Dream – I find myself slowly but surely having a go at some of those scary things – putting my work out there, reaching out to other creative people and making connections, experimenting with different ideas, asking for honest feedback about my latest creations, encouraging others. Small steps, but important ones. This blog is part of that process – the process of coming home to myself.