My name is Elizabeth Mayne. I live in a village about 20 minutes away from Winchester in Hampshire, UK. I am married with three grown up children and four grandchildren. Two cats and a dog. I am a Designer and create digital images for the craft market. I also contribute as an artist for Silhouette America. You can find hundreds of my designs for sale at http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/php/?page=view-artist&artist_id=75846
I am a Francophile and am mad about France and it’s language. I have been studying the language for years but can’t seem to get past the intermediate stage. I hope to retire there one day.
I’ve had various careers. I started work at 16 yrs old at an MOD establishment and trained as a wireperson making cables for the Navy (can’t say more than that because I had to sign the Official Secrets Act back in the 70’s) LOL. I then progressed from there to become an electronics prototype technician for the telecommunications industry at the start of the mobile phone era.
As a housewife with children to look after, I became interested in crafts, needlepoint, quilting, making curtains for the home, roman blinds, papier-mâché, faux-paint effects, etc. You name it and I’ve had a go at it.
After the children had grown up and as a mature student I went back to college and trained as Graphic Designer. I love dabbling with digital imagery.
Lately I came across Zentangling and now I’m hooked on that. With Zentangling one can create beautiful and intricate designs by using repetitive patterns. Most patterns come with step by step guides and with these one can create unique and individual pieces of art. There are thousands of patterns out there on the internet. Plus my own designs which can be found here on my blog.
Anyway that’s me in a nutshell.
Take care and hope you enjoy the rest of my blog.