I’m Diane, freelance fabric designer, workshop teacher and digital artist with a passion to help and inspire others in their own creative pursuits.
I’m a homemaker at heart and enjoy many creative pursuits including patchwork quilting, crochet, writing and memory keeping.
I live in the heart of Cornwall, UK, with my artist husband surrounded by stunning English countryside, picturesque coves and gorgeous beaches.
Home, family and a simple life is at the heart of all I do. I'm grateful to be able to pursue my creative passions everyday both as work and play.
I believe in the joy of the creative process, embracing the imperfections and am passionate about my work. My hope is that my own dreams, aspirations and what I create and share, inspires others in their own creative pursuits, goals and dreams.
I would describe myself as a late bloomer having started my career path later in life after my family had flown the nest. It really evolved from starting out as a hobby. Putting together all the things I love doing from various art, craft and design hobbies over the years. I am primarily self-taught. My work has included:-
Creating bespoke designs for a UK photo book company, and has been featured in UK craft magazines & on Ideal World Shopping channel.
In 2012 I had an opportunity to work with award winning UK Illustrator & Craft professional, Sarah Hurley on Channel 4’s Kirstie Allsopp’s new craft series, Vintage Homemade.
I designed graphics for a UK software company, Serif, for their Craft Artist Professional software through their Daisy Trail website.
I’ve been a professional 3d texture artist & content creator selling my products at DAZ3D for just over 12yrs (as of 2016).
Freelance fabric design. My first collection, Merryn, was for Makower UK
Teaching workshops at my local fabric shop
I have four grown up children and four grand children. They are a huge part of my life and inspire all I do. I loved being a stay at home Mum even on the most difficult and tiring of days. Probably one of the most hardworking and undervalued jobs. I’m grateful now that I had my children close together and when I was quite young. It’s now given me the freedom to pursue and fully immerse myself into a creative career.
And Just for Fun
I was born in London but grew up in Cornwall
I have a strong, deep faith in God
I love living near the sea
I believe LOVE is the answer
I have French and Irish heritage
I went to the same school as Simon Cowell
I love good strong coffee, marzipan, chocolate and Mount Gay rum – not necessarily in that order
I’ve lived in USA and Norway
I’ve traced my Mum’s family back to the 17th Century
I love coffee table books
I love old fashioned English country pubs
I’m really fussy. About almost everything. I actually call it “attention to detail” but Steve insists I’m just fussy
I’m extraordinarily loyal
I don’t like crowds.
I love the thought of a magical world of fairies and pixies where Father Christmas + the Easter Bunny are real
The day I first met my husband was the same day we moved in together
I’ve seen the birth of two of my grandchildren and my niece
I’m only 5ft tall