‘A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.’  John Augustus Shed, American Author and Professor 1859-1928

And this ship of mine has set sail.  Live, Love, Design is a brand-new sister ship for my website and FaceBook page Live, Love, Stitch.   YouTube, here we come!

‘I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.’  Louisa May Alcott, American Novelist

And boy, have I been through some rough seas.  But I’m learning…

‘Courage does not always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.’  Mary Anne Radmacher, American Artist and Writer

So, I kept listening to that little voice telling me to keep going.  Why?

‘Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.’  Jennifer Lee, American Screenwriter, Film Director and Chief Creative Officer at Walk Disney Studios

Because design is what sets my soul on fire, and perhaps there are others out there who’re just like me and don’t know where to start.  Perhaps I can show what I’ve learned over twenty odd years or so – and encourage more to create their own designs for textile art.

‘I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.’  Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter

So I’m in, with all my heart.  Each fortnight I’ll be sharing my creative design videos, full of inspiration, how-to’s, ideas and encouragement to get more people designing their very own, unique textile art.

Because some of us have a need for self-expression, and I can think of no better way than to draw, refine, stitch, repeat – my mantra for continually creating the kind of work I love to do.

Head on over to Cathy Jack Coupland on YouTube, click that subscribe button and ring that bell as well.

I’ll see you there.

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