Hand made, one off custom vinyl toy and model maker
At the age of 43 I found the thing I love by happy coincidence. After most of my life working in engineering and then in retail for a major tabletop wargaming company and a large sci-fi and comics retailer I was looking for something different to do with my life, something creative. Through friends I found small pieces of work in art departments for some independent TV and films . A few years later I saw a twitter message from another friend saying that he was doing a designer vinyl show in Wales in aid of diabetes UK, as a diabetic this appealed to me so I sent him a message asking him where I get these blanks. In reply I was asked if I would like to do one for the show, as this was new to me it seemed quite daunting but I really liked the idea and bought one. I enjoyed the process and the feedback for my work on instagram was the ego boost I needed, since then I haven’t looked back. Many people have said this but I feel it fits my circumstances. If you wake up in the morning and you hate what you do, look elsewhere and find a way to do the things that make you happy. Its never easy and it may take you 43 years to find it, but the sense of achievement when people love what you do makes everything worthwhile.