“New beginnings, new surroundings, new love,
it’s a brave new world” ~ so the song goes
(Brave New World by Toyah)
I think that sums it up pretty well for me. Fiona McLaren Arts is certainly a new beginning and the first time I have brought everything together and out into the world. Each skill may seem very individual and stands strong in its own right yet they can meld together very well as and when required. Sound Therapy while receiving a back, neck and shoulder massage! ‘How’s that possible?’ you may ask. I do have SoundJourney CDs remember 🙂 Doing my own product photography or combining Reiki with, well everything really.
My surrounding have changed quite significantly too, both home and work. I moved home earlier last year, to the countryside, beautiful scenery and woodland walks and more importantly my incredible new family… new love indeed 🙂 Within 6 months I found a fantastic litlle space to be creative in, which allows me to grow and develop in so many ways.
I initially focussed on Pyrografi as Christmas was fast approaching and I knew these would make wonderful presents as you can choose off-the-shelf or custom made. This proved to be popular and I happy to say the recipients loved them as much as my customers did. I was recently asked if I have a favourite and I have to say it is so hard to choose a favourite as I am pleased with how they turned out and love them all for different reasons.
The new year has brought about some changes too. No weekly drum class for now and I have dedicated time to building my Fiona McLaren Arts website, doing a couple more Pyrografi commissions and adding some finishing touches to my Duga Runes website.
We never know what the future holds (although mine will involve lots of fun… trying out my new pyrography pen) and life has certainly shown me that, especially over the last year or two. It has not been without its challenges and is certainly not a constant bed of roses. In my experience all great changes are preceeded by chaos and regardless of this, I feel it’s important to not fear the change but embrace it. As the saying goes you may lose something good but you may gain something better. I know I have.
What changes are happening in your life? New beginnings? New surroundings? What step can you take toward creating your brave new world?
My aim, not just in my work life, is to try to help, encourage, support, inspire and empower people. Have a look around and if you have any questions, feedback or would like to buy any Pyrografi or photography items or a gift voucher, please just get in touch.