It is said that if you are doing something you love you will do it well - that is my aim and so far it is paying off owing to the response I am receiving - so thanks for all the comments and encouragement!!! I really admire all of you people out there doing the same and putting extensive efforts in with your love of creation - in so many different avenues. I am really enjoying doing what I am doing with furniture and homewares - I have never been happier with work & play - at 51 I have finally found my niche and I am so happy and contented. I only hope so many of you are doing the same and creating what you love. It's not a case of doing what others are doing to follow trends, but rather working where your heart is - it will show in what you create.