Everyone loves to hate Miss O’Brien – Downton Abbey’s resident schemer and Lady’s Maid. Like most fans, I was devastated to hear she was leaving the show. I wanted to give her an appropriate sendoff — one that was worthy of her talents and treachery!
In the Summer of 1914, shortly after the death of Matthew Crawley, Miss O’Brien decided to leave Downton Abbey in favor of starting her own soap-making business.
Whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I usually answered them with “artist.” I went through reams of paper, and hundreds of crayons and markers. Given the choice of playing outdoors or spending an afternoon inside at my desk, the outcome was always the same.
Creativity always won.
That wide-eyed little girl is still crazy about creating — but these days, I’m armed with Photoshop, loads of caffeine, and a bit of sass.