The Young Gustavia

She comes from a long line of women. They all came in different forms, in different times, for different reasons. They always went in the same way; as a ghost, into thick mist, traveling back and forth, from this side of the veil to the other. They call her ‘The Young Gustavia’ but that refers not to her true age. For she is as old as the oak that stands firm in the fields, hugging the forest. Old as the words that are sent on thin air from the Gods to the poets. Old as the love felt between lovers…

Pollock’s Toy Shop exhibit

Dearlings, I hope you are all settling into the new season, wherever you are. I wanted to share some exciting news with you, which is that I am showing a special piece this autumn at a secret window somewhere in Covent Garden, London. The show is hosted by the marvelous Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, who have also stocked a limited collection of my Pantovola Petit figurines. These little creatures are available to their shop visitors only at the moment, so if you find yourself to be in London town, then they would very much like to meet you. The art…

“LA LOBA” Dollmakers VII FolkTales at Cactus Gallery LA

Hello Dearlings, It has been a while and I hope you are all well, changing into your autumnal dress if you are, like me, in the Northern Spheres, and into your spring gear, if you are in the Southern Spheres. I wanted to let you know about the upcoming Art Doll show at Cactus Gallery in LA, CA, curated by Anima ex Manus Art Dolls (Ioanna Tsouka) and Sandra Mastroianni. The theme for this group show is Folk Tales, and each dollmaker has taken it upon her to tell a tale of their choosing, through the art of the doll….

Les Sorcières d’Été

Summer is in full swing, and the three witch sisters Peregrine, Floreal and Sage have collected their herbs in the glorious sun drenched fields. Peregrine, the oldest of the three, is often referred to as La Gardienne Des Âmes Perdues (The Keeper of Lost Souls) This is due to the fact that she always collects little keepsakes wherever she goes. She calls them her ‘little lost souls’ They are memories of places and people lost in distant histories of an older world to which these things once belonged. She stitches them all onto her skirt so they will never be…

Greeting Cards

Hello! I hope that you are well and healthy when you read this post Its been a while since my last blog post, I am busy with my picture story book and with baking Pavlova cakes. But in the meantime I have also added beautiful Greeting Cards to my shop! The cards are available as two sets, one set of five cards and another set of six cards, each with their own blank envelopes. SET ONE comprises of five different illustrations, one design for each card • La Loba • The First Dance • Wolf Maiden • The Bride and…

The Stay at Home Fairy

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well and fine and safe I made this doll sculpture with mixed media and called her “The Stay at Home Fairy” Written a poem to go with it too “The Poem of The Stay at Home Fairy” Dream little house, dream of open field and bird filled sky, where cloud shadows chase the sunlight dancing O’er the roofs they’re passing by Two turtledoves romancing The smell of promise a budding flower, for each hour the memory of people dancing And whilst outside the cloaked man lurks and creeps invisibly To catch my breath…

The Lovely Chimney Ghost

The Lovely Chimney Ghost Deep inside the Old Green Woods By the ancient pine Stands a solitary house its structure built so fine With clay and straw and stone ‘T was built by hands long gone Withstood the test of time This house so small and strong ‘T is said back in the day, children went to play But now the sun has set ‘T is the playground of the dead From the chimney every night She rises up like smoke Her face so pale, her dress so white Quite the fright she does evoke! Yet I do not fear…

The Dream • free printable download•

  Dear ones, I hope you and yours are well and safe as can be, during these strange and uncertain times. I am finding it hard to master the right words, but find comfort and meaning in painting. This painting called The Dream is inspired by a few words from one of my favorite books “Frankenstein” by Mary W. Shelley which goes as follows “My Life appeared to me as a Dream, I sometimes doubted if indeed it were all true” This painting is here for you to download at high resolution, at 18×24″ so you can print it out…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

As the year comes to a close, many of us are at it again… New Year’s resolutions!… Big ideas come to us, and in thought they seem perfect and we will become better versions of ourselves once we have achieved the goals we have planned for us. It got me thinking about having dreams and setting goals, and the steps we need take to achieve them, or, the steps we fail to take because we feel overwhelmed by the spectacular end results we see in our mind’s eye, and thus often failing to achieve our dreams. Worst even, we never…

The Bellhouse Fairy

This is the little tale of a special Fairy who on the longest night of the year, does her beautiful magic. When the humans have laid their heads on their pillows, and the animals roam the woodlands for prey, The Bellhouse Fairy takes her big golden bell and flies over the houses in search for one lucky home. Each year she will pick one house, yet it is not known in which way she chooses it. But when she has chosen one, the quiet listeners among us may hear her billowing skirt covered in smaller bells, ring gently in the…