This month I am proud to announce that I have become an auntie for the first time to this little cutie, Freddie-Lee. I am so pleased for my brother and his girlfriend; they have taken on the role of being parents right from the word go. Freddie-Lee was born on the 2nd of June at 8:04 in the morning, weighing a tiny 6 lbs :) Before you ask yes my brother and his girlfriend did keep Freddie- Lee's placenta. Also this month I had another reason to celebrate as the news stated: 'Eating your placenta has no benefit to your health!!' CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL BBC NEWS STORY. I won't bore you with all the details but for obvious reasons this is brilliant for me and I love this quote by Dr Daghni Rajasingam, spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "What women do with their placenta is up to them."
I can't help but think, if there is no health benefits to eating your placenta, why not have a PLACENTA PHOTO FRAME instead? Just like Audrey did... Audrey gave birth over a year ago and kept her placenta safe in the freezer. I am more than pleased with Audrey's frame as her placenta created the most distinctive Placenta Photo Frame yet with an incredible range of brown tones.
STUDIO UPDATE: This month my very talented Dad, as seen in the picture below, has plastered the outside wall and inside loft compartments. I am still researching kilns but the space is starting to come together and I have no doubt it is going to be the most beautiful studio. Last but not least this month I also popped back down to Brighton again. This time I visited not only for the Brighton University Graduate Private View but was invited to give my support and guidance to the MDes students of 2015/16. Even though it feels a little sad to know it was over 2 years ago since I graduated, I am extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to help out and support those starting the course. I gave my Masters every ounce of my attention and energy and it was full of up and downs but given the chance I would do it all over again. It was worth every second as without it I wouldn't be where I am now. I can't wait to see what this year's students get out of it! If you haven't had a chance already this year I suggest you get yourself down to Brighton and soak up the sun!