My name is Liz Butcher and I am a late bloomer as far as ‘blogging’ is concerned. So please forgive my initial stumblings and constructive feedback will not offend.
That out of the way – I live on King Island with my long-suffering husband, Max and ageing cat, Muschka. We love it here and it gives me constant inspiration – rugged coastline on the 40th parallel south of Melbourne but before you run into Tasmanian mainland. Most people here have one leg longer than the other because of the winds (just kidding!).
The label ‘Artist’ has often sat uncomfortably with me as my work has mostly been for the sheer pleasure of creating for myself and friends/family. It is only in recent years that I realise I have a talent that others might like to see or purchase and that is very rewarding though not my main motivator. If I am really honest, it was a ‘trip’ when I sold my first painting!!
Dabblings include watercolour, silk painting, pen and ink, pencil, felting (both wet and needle) and the occasional acrylic and oils. This keeps me busy and my house in chaos – hence the long-suffering husband.
Apart from this I have recently taken up knitting again, completing my first pair of socks, toe-up, two at a time, on circular needles, using the European-style knitting. Phew! a lot of firsts there.
Hope you join me often