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…

Bewitchings at Stranger Factory Gallery

It’s an honour to be once again part of the Bewitchings IX Group Show, hosted by Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque NM Loosely inspired by Halloween and all things magical and creepy, I created five pieces for this show which I like to share with you here. All pieces are available now through the gallery itself, where they will be on display until October 27th. They are also available through their website GWYNN – mixed media art doll Gwynn is made with cloth and clay, antique textiles and mohair for her wig. She carries a little pink crescent moon. Is…

The Dream

There is a city that hides underneath the ocean, where the houses are covered in seaweed, shells and barnacles. Fishing nets are draped in front of windows like curtains, catching pearls within its nets. The mermaids who live there, sleep under covers made of the finest sea silk. Their dreams float on the current as it purges and withdraws to the rhythm of the moon, to the music of the sparkling star light, and the gentle song of their siren sisters. One such dream was so extraordinary and full of life, that when it reached the shore, instead of wiggling…

  When the Duke of Bickleham was a young child, he wanted to be a Black Bird. Black Birds were exactly the way that the little Duke Boy felt he wanted to be more like. He loved, for instance, how a Black Bird would sit on a thin branch or cable without ever falling off, without loosing its delicate balance for one moment. He admired their evening song, so harmonious and in tune with the colours of the sky, never interrupting the serenity or silence of the moment, rather, the song was part of it. He loved how Black Birds…

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Wishes & Obstacles

It is Sunday, a grey and quite cold one. I have a sore ankle, an inflamed ear and was watching the final episode of season three of The Handmaid’s Tale, in bed, by 1pm. Now I have run out of episodes and can’t make myself do any creative work, which is why I ended up browsing Youtube by 2pm. I was watching some Ted talks, I really often hope to find a great one, but many are disappointing. However, I came upon a talk that really made a lot (a lot) of sense to me. It is called ‘Isolation is…