I embarked on my career as a hairdresser, which I found to be a truly fulfilling path. However, when my son fell sick and required home-schooling, I had to make a difficult decision and leave my job to be there for him. Despite the challenge, I remained hopeful and explored my creative side. I stumbled upon some painted plaques on eBay and was inspired to learn more about this craft. I worked tirelessly to research and plan, seeking the help of a carpenter client to bring my vision to life. Together, we created some simple plaques out of 2mm-thick caravan wood that I listed for sale. The joy I felt when my first plaque sold is something I will never forget and still to this day, my heart does a little happy skip when I get a sale! Through my determination and hard work, I was able to provide for my family while pursuing a passion.