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Hi, my real name is Mandy. I was always an arty child, and won my first art competition when I was 11 for a painting called 'Rose in a vase', my father still has the clipping from the local newspaper!

As a child I used to sneak to my room a lot to make the latest Blue Peter crafts, or try out the latest craft kit. I once made my father a pair of cuff links that were so heavy he could barely lift his arms. I was always knitting and making clothes for my dolls, and less successfully for me.
My craftiness went into hibernation for a while while I went to university to study Microbiology, and then onto a successful career managing businesses.People talk about a mid life crisis when you are 40, well I had one! I decided to change my life and gave up everything to come and live in New Zealand, well that was it, I re-discovered my painting, branched out into…

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  • Born on January 21
  • Joined November 24, 2007

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About

Hi, my real name is Mandy. I was always an arty child, and won my first art competition when I was 11 for a painting called 'Rose in a vase', my father still has the clipping from the local newspaper!

As a child I used to sneak to my room a lot to make the latest Blue Peter crafts, or try out the latest craft kit. I once made my father a pair of cuff links that were so heavy he could barely lift his arms. I was always knitting and making clothes for my dolls, and less successfully for me.
My craftiness went into hibernation for a while while I went to university to study Microbiology, and then onto a successful career managing businesses.People talk about a mid life crisis when you are 40, well I had one! I decided to change my life and gave up everything to come and live in New Zealand, well that was it, I re-discovered my painting, branched out into other crafts, and became involved in the local art scene. i havent looked back and now have a wonderful Kiwi partner and a beautiful baby boy!

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