Welcome to “5preciousthings”, a place of creativity, love, life, happiness & hope.
Life is so hectic“i’m too busy, in a minute, tomorrow”are our mantras.It was mine too, then i made myself a promise, i would set aside some “me” time,discover 5 things that had moved me,made me smile, lifted my spirit during my day.some were easy to find, others i have to look for.But oh so slowly,i learnt to open my mind, my heart, i began to notice the little things again.Things precious memories are made from.My eyes learnt to see again, my ears to hear, my senses were sharpened, i learnt to slow down. “Precious things” we are surrounded by them, we just have to remember to look.
I am ruthie, artist, illustrator & photographer living in the beautiful south west of Scotland.Here in this wee nook of the woods are little bits & pieces, some bits for inspiration, some pieces to prompt your memory, some to make you laugh, some to get your brain a ticking. here you can also have a peep at my illustration, my photographs & my words. It’s also a bit of story really, of my re-discovery and hopeful journey back to my arty self. . . and hopeful inspiration to others.