MOYRA has these words of advice for those seeking to create a creative home space:
1. Lots of things look more stylish painted cream or white and it reflects light beautifully. But don't forget to contrast with colours you love or some darker wood pieces.
2. Have a little area that changes to keep things fresh. On top of the mantelpiece I change postcards from recent exhibitions or travels. I showcase these with autumn leaves, feathers and other seasonal found objects.
3. Buy some 3D papier mâché letters and do your own personal collage.
4. "Have a go" are three very important words. There are a lot of resources out there: books, the library and so much on the internet.
5. And the most important word of all is "Enjoy!".
Moyra grew up in Belfast but spent a lot of time in Spain as a teenager. She learned sewing, knitting and embroidery from her grandmother.
During a spell in London she was lucky enough to be taught the basics of jewellery making by a retired Cartier jeweller, Len Beale.
In the 1980s she returned to Spain and lived in the artists' community of Altea, dubbed by some as the "Spanish St Ives". She has links with Devon and Cornwall galleries, and her own website and online shops.
Find out more at: www.mo molandia.moonfruit.com; face book: hoopoelandia.