Something New

If my post has popped up on your feed and you’re wondering who the hell I am, that’s because I’m giving my blog an overhaul, including the title. This year I have been obsessed with all things creative – drawing, painting, digital art (obsession is an understatement), sewing, growing, and making plans for decorating and building. The title Words by Hayley didn’t cut it anymore, so now it’s all about anything and everything.

I went with ‘Big Ginge’, which is my nickname at work. Well, only one person calls me that because there are only about three people out of 200 that I give the time of day to at work now. There are too many selfish people who don’t care about social distancing or wearing masks because they aren’t in an at-risk group. As far as I’m concerned they can do one. I’ve lost friends, sooooo many friends, but I don’t want to associate with anyone who has no regard for anyone but themselves. I shan’t say more on the subject because it TRULY ENRAGES ME and I can’t take much more of it.

Deep breath.


Somehow, simply by virtue of allowing myself to be crap, I stopped worrying about my art being crap. When that happened, my creativity just exploded. I have never felt so happy with my creative output than I have this year.

As I started to allow the crapness, I also started getting better and now I have this whole new idea of what I’m capable of. I can’t wait to get started on next years plans – one of which is a shed that I’m going to build from scratch. I really am so excited to share the whole process with you!

The only criteria for anything I create from now on is simple – I have to enjoy doing it.

It’s been so long since I last wrote, but instead of having tons to say I find that the longer I leave it the harder it is for the words to come. I will get back to posting regularly, but until then, I’ll leave you with some pictures.

I promise not to leave it so long next time!

Hayley x

4 thoughts on “Something New

  1. I don’t think anyone realizes how much of a damper perfectionism can put on ourselves. I am so glad that you have been able to accept your creative side… And what do you know: look at all the pretty things you made. You my dear, are very, very talented and it’s about time you start embracing that thought :).

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