Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Precious









Life is a funny old thing, isn't it.
It can be such a chore to go from one day to the next, and I shan't even mention the bumps one can encounter along the way. But amidst of all the rising and all the falling, there is always that consistency of Love. That amazing feeling of belonging and being part of a bigger picture. And it makes all those bumps easier to climb, because you are never alone. Love is great that way, it won't let you do it on your own. And I have been really lucky to have a whole bunch of people in my life that are special. And make each step of the way precious. None of the rubbish matters really.
Because we have each other xxx

Monday, 14 July 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Dreaming of Being a Star *



 
When I sit and make itty bitty drawings something serene comes over me, like a lake of calm, swimming in the sound of nothing. And it is where I find such balance and peace.
Every now and then I will lift my head, and I will find chatting children, biscuits crumbs sticking on my elbows, music coming from various rooms in the house, faces around the table talking to me and endless streams of sounds.....
 
....and then I just return to my drawing, and I just become zen again.
x

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Staying Home *


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There is paintings needing some colours, and letterings that need more words..
There is coffee that sits warm and waiting
and I am surrounded with sounds of songs I love
 
It is good to be home
xxx


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Kindness

 
the Kindest People are the Best Kind of People
( a WOP illustration to be finished soon-ish )
 
--- as I find myself illustrating, with a messy table, candles burning and steamy hot coffee
I do wonder about kindness. How it is so special to bump into kindness nowadays.
And what a fantastic gift it is to give. So simple, yet so valuable.
To give Kindness, with no cost and expecting no return. That is the
best kind. To be kind.
 
xxx

my love my love

 
Even my littlest child is growing so quickly, tall and vocal
noisy and full of kindness.
I have through living life discovered that none of the circumstances you may find yourself in matter.
These might do when you are looking for land, in the midst of watery circumstances. But in
hindsight, no. None of it does. Only love and family and friends.
People come and go, in one door and out another. Some leave trails on your heart, and you will
remember them forever with a warmth. And then there is those that stamped on your heart, and left
other kind of marks, those that show you that you never want to be anything like them. And I am not.
So I am grateful for all the good people and all the rubbish ones.
And thankful for all the crappy circumstances that have led me to this point in my life,
exactly where I am. Thank you for having been there along the way to here.
 
xxx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

B u r s t i n g

 
 

 
I have been traveling on this path, and it has a distinct hue of greens and bursts of rainbow colours.
I think it is the Light, you know. That has been showering us and then the shedding of shadows, yes,
the shedding, that has been good. * shrugs *
 
My life a kaleidoscope of children and lights and colours and many places to discover.
I am on track, and my path is brilliant, even with the pot holes and the unexpected hill here and there.
I have been writing. A lot. There is a stain of black ink on my fingers that has not left yet. Not for months. And there is lots of bubbling ideas and colourful illustrations sitting in folders.
I am creating and walking and shedding and most of all enjoying the Light.
 
I will be back soon with more photos and I hope I still have some readers left on my blog.
I have been too quiet. Too absent.
 
But I will be getting back into sharing bits of my life, my art, my creations and my loves.
 
If you are reading along, hello!
I certainly hope you are enjoying this wonderful Season as much as we are!
 
xxx
 
 

Surrounded


 
I am surrounded with all the things that I love so dearly.
 
This endless green certainly is beautiful.
Thank you Seasons, for all this wonderfulness
 
x
 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

that cat




Doodling about with a table full of goodness is a good thing.
he-cat came along too.
for a chat
and that
x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Being home



 
Winter is slowly turning into softer weather, the cold turning into blue skies.
And our walks are friendlier now, and covered in less clothes and scarfs and gloves and hats.
It is so good to see the green re-appear.
 
My brain is moving into lower gears, too.
Thank goodness.
I was nearing a melt down of sorts, with the speeds I was functioning.
 
And sleep has returned.
Glorious sleep.
 
For now I am just finding my feet, rearranging my thoughts and getting on with getting on.
Much happening in this year. And it all feels really really good.
 
It is good to move on
It is good to be home
xxx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Returning

 
 

 
I touched the thought of You
many a Dream a Go
 
{the little blue book of pondering}
 
 
Slowly returning to doing my thing.
Thanks for waiting for me
xxx
 
 


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Rainy days


I am slowly getting back into drawing and illustrating. I simply have not had the time to sit and ponder as much as I like to ( and need to keep sane ) 
But when I do I keep compulsive cups of tea and coffee coming. For some odd reason sitting and sketching is not complete unless there is a steamy cup of brew right next to me. 
I suppose one can have worse addictions, so all is good. 
To make the perfect set up, I must have a bag of liquorice within reach. 

I know. I am not right. 
Happy rainy days to you, too!

x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Remembering



... because you are! 

Happy Unicorn thoughts
xxx

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Mmmmbiscuits

... days fly by, and my hands can not keep up. I have paintings drying, and tapes to be rolled and wrapped and packed. Christmas shopping to be done. Many online shops to drool over. Stories to be read. Chatting to be done. Lunch to be made.  But I have found the solution to create calm...

... just add biscuits and tea to the chaos.... 

mmmmbiscuits x

Monday, 4 November 2013

Windy weather


It is that windy weather kind of day. Where the clouds have a certain edge, and there seems to be a storm brewing right above the ocean. My kind of day. It makes my Northern soul happy. I am loving the seasons and coming home after having been wind swept along the way. Fingers slightly purple, unable to hold your cup and wanting a slice of toast with marmalade! Yep, that would be me. 
Being a coastal kind of person, the sea makes me happy.
Oooh there goes another seagull.... x



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