***Flygirl Fridays***

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take a course called "Flying Lessons" given by a very talented artist - Kelly Rae Roberts. It was an excellent course that covered such topics as letting go of yours fears, going after your true passion, and many other things. One of the best things about the course was, I got meet and learn about a lot of talented artists, all in on different paths, but all working towards making their dreams come true and learning to take flight. Flygirl Fridays is all about these wonderfully talented people and a little bit about them, so you can get to know them as well!

Please join me in welcoming
Michelle Dwyer!
Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hello, I'm Chelle from magnetised by life. I'm a mother of a beautiful little girl. I love to be creative & have done since I was a girl. I mostly enjoyed sewing & crafts. Throughout life I struggled to express myself verbally & in high school found a love of writing in the form of journals & poetry, having a blog kind of fits for me. All my life I collected lots of photos but a few years ago I discovered a real passion for photography. I live in a beautiful coastal area not too far from Sydney, Australia. Most of my photographs are influenced by nature & the beauty that I see in the everyday...at the moment I explore my photography adventures, creative journey & life on my blog. I create beautiful prints & greeting cards to share life & the beautiful things in it; you can find most of them in my etsy store

What is something that you really love, and why?
I love my daughter, it's obvious why, she is the best thing that ever happened to me & I feel very blessed to have her. She will be two in April, life is a bit of a rollercoaster being a new mum, trying to raise a toddler & trying to live a creative life but it is the most rewarding life there is & it’s mine!! I love it! I didn't always love my life but I can definitely say now...I love life! It makes sense that it is what I love to explore with my camera..

What would your dream project be?
My dream project would be combining all the things I love into a little business & doing it for a living...I have some ideas that I am working through & hope by next year that I may actually have something up & running. In the meantime I am working through the little dreams to get there & having the best time along the way.

What’s the best piece of advice that you’ve ever received?
I don't really have one piece of advice that I remember a single person giving me; but there have been a few lessons that I have learnt through the help of other people & just life in general & they would be these...if you want your life to change you are the only one that can do that. Take baby steps to get there. There will be setbacks but that’s ok so long as you accept it, don't let it get you down & move forward...if you have to make a decision about something, listen to yourself, your gut knows, listen to it & go with it until you feel good & then confidently make your decision...there are a couple of quotes from the bible that live in my heart...genesis 1:4 & 2Corinthians4:18...they have been great reminders for me...

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from emotion & nature...I find them both beautiful in so many ways. Most of my photographs are of these two things. When I photograph them I find I am inspired by tone, line, space, texture & the feeling of the moment.

What do you think is the biggest thing holding you back?
The biggest thing holding me back would be myself & time...I still find that I lack the confidence to just go out & do what I dream about, NOW! it takes time to get there but going back to question 4..i must remember...baby steps...when I look back on my confidence five years ago...I have come a long way...I will get there...& when I do...it will be the right time...I am a big believer in that! Our lives unfold the way they are meant to. Good & bad. All makes the journey more interesting & us stronger in the end.

What change do you think would most help your business grow?
Awareness & word of mouth....that comes down to marketing.....in the online marketplace I must ask for help from my online community....please will you share?...'like' my FB page, share it with your friends...follow my journey...tweet about me...share my photos, my inspirations & the things I love... share my blog posts, comment on them...like my Etsy store, share it...buy my stuff...lol! That would all help my business grow & so will the growth of me...you all help me to do that too! Thanks for reading this & being a part of my journey!

What’s the biggest thing that you took with you from Flying Lessons?
I took so many things from flying lessons. Listen to the whispers, BELIEVE in yourself, your DREAMs, your goals, we are worthy of doing the things we LOVE, find the COURAGE to do them, they are IMPORTANT. I also learnt a lot about the online community & found a wonderful supportive, encouraging group of ladies on their own creative journeys to share the ups & downs with along the way. I have been very fortunate to be able to meet some of them in person. I hope over the years to meet many more!
Thank you so much Violet, for the interview, you asked some great questions! It was a pleasure to be featured on your blog.

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