With the arrival of my son 11 years ago, I've engaged with organisations to help me with my addiction, but they have never worked for one reason or another. 6 years ago, our daughter came along but unfortunately with a whole lot of more complications. She was born with a rare gene default. LUCKILY, IT’S NOT DRUG RELATED.
This time round I pushed myself even more, re-engaging with organisations and asking the council with help but was always hitting the same barriers. I even went to night school to study carpentry but still struggled. I think I was trying too hard to make other people happy. Around two year and a half ago, I accidentally stumbled across acrylic pouring with the help of Shooting Stars, a charity that helps me and my family, we managed to get a grant to build a small studio and this has allowed me to be more creative and I can honestly say it has completely changed our lives.
"EVERYTHING USED TO BE ONE COLOUR NOW I SEE MANY"