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Please say hello to first-time contributor Rachel Mathias, a 45-year-old woman from Pembrokeshire, Wales in the UK. Rachel is a long time sufferer of bipolar 1 & ADD. She is a single mother to two teenage boys & carer to youngest son Christopher with autism. Rachel is a world traveller & lover of culture, nature, architecture, design & all things beautiful.
About this photo: “I have taken hundreds of pictures of this little cottage which is in a tiny village here in Wales. It is now derelict although was part of a working school up until the late ’80’s.
I was on a creative roll when I captured this. It’s an intriguing building. Overgrown & wild with floors & ceilings collapsed. I painted the grass purple & added the setting sun as that’s just the way I saw it at the time. My mind was in overdrive earlier this year & I saw beauty everywhere I looked. Unfortunately, I’ve suffered from a creative block following the choice to quit my mood stabiliser. I’ve also had a breakdown but I am finally starting to recover & enjoy art once again.”
More from Rachel can be found on her 500px.