My name is Raewyn and I am like red wine, I getter better the older I get. I live in New Zealand but have travelled extensively and once lived in Austria for 11 years. I am separated and live with my two children who are about to go to university.
I come from a creative family. My maternal grandmother loved all forms of craft work and watercolours. She was very talented. My paternal grandmother also dabbled in crafts, I remember her doing cane baskets. My mother’s craft area was in the field of machine knitting. She has won numerous awards for her garments at the local fairs. My father loves wood and makes wooden toys with his scroll saw (fret saw). My twin sister loves photography as I do and is a talented scrapbooker and card maker.
Me, I was taught to knit and crochet at the age of 5, then sewing at school at 11. My love of photography goes back at least 30 years. While living in Austria I joined the local camera club in St Johann in Tyrol. There I indulged in my passion for black and white photography learning about editing and manipulating images. To me it was magic to see a blank piece of paper come to life in a matter of seconds. After a break for my two children I have plunged back into it with gusto.
I have also started to indulge in digital scrapbooking. With this I have started to learn about Photoshop on my mac, along with other photo editing tools. You are never too old to learn new skills.
I also do a lot of knitting, sewing and crocheting. machine embroidery is another passion where I love seeing images coming alive before my eyes.