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Work In Progress July 21, 2009

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A not so sneaky peek at my WIP for you… I’m so pleased with it so far!


I added fabrics in white & pink to give her almost a train of material down the back of her dress.


I painted the background of the canvas in gold glitter. Its quite subtle but looks gorgeous when the sun hits it.


Skirt detail.


Decided she was a definite redhead. Used acrylic paints to colour her hair…



So now I’m just figuring out how to finish her. Acrylics to paint in her skin? Paper? Text might look interesting… Any other finishing touches? I was considering a tiara… diamante? Buttons? Metallic embroidery thread? Hhhhmmmm….

On a totally different note, I watched Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince y’day & thoroughly enjoyed it! My fella & my friend were both annoyed that it skipped parts of the book & (apparently) made other parts up but on the whole they enjoyed it too. I did find the storyline slightly disappointing (movie only, in the book it is apparently all perfectly clear) in so much as Harry has a potions book owned by the Half Blood prince which suddenly, halfway through the movie they all decide is dangerous & insist that Harry hides it, even from himself, but you have no idea why! I didn’t get it at all… the others did because they’d read the book! Anyhow, have borrowed the book to read & am quite looking forward to it.

Have to go, am off to meet a friend in town for lunch, will have a look at metallic embroidery thread whilst i’m there. *Dons Wellingtons, puts up umbrella & waves chirpily…..*


Tagged By Osmosis June 6, 2009

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Both Elsie & Rachel have done an open “Tag – you’re it!” so I’m considering myself tagged… here goes..

What is your current obsession?

Twitter, raindrops & Frankie magazine


What’s for dinner?

A good old English roast… probably pork with crackling & homemade applesauce. Yummy!

What’s the last thing you bought?

Uh-oh.. i’m a magazing junkie so it was the latest copies of Nude, Stitch and the Ecologist! Nude is a fantastic arts & music mag that features tons of my favourite artists, Sunny Buick, Angelique Houtkamp, Julie West.. it’s great!


What are you listening to right now?

Sssshhh i’m still hooked on Taylor Swift!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?

Sinoukville, Cambodia. It’s on the south coast, it’s hot, dusty, has lovely beaches, you can swap your books for free at little book stalls, you can chatter to the street kids as they’re amazing little people & just chill out. I loved it there. I’d take my gorgeous boyfriend, Joal.

Us 2008

What’s your favourite quote?

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots that you never take.

Not really a quote, more of a saying, but i try to live my life by it.

What’s your favourite ice-cream flavour?

Passione: strawberry & limoncello flavour! Yum! It’s sherberty.

What was your favourite toy growing up?

A doll called Daisy. I still have her. My brother & I shared her!


Weren’t we cute?!

Which language do you want to learn?

Well i can just about get by in Spanglish (!) although i’d love it if i could actually speak Spanish properly but also Italian.

What is your favourite colour?

Pink. Closely followed by purple.

What is your dream job?

Well it’s a little bit hazy but it involves owning my own cafe/crafting/gallery hangout… One day 🙂

What is your worst habit?

Laziness. I was a sloth in my previous life.

If you had £100 now what would you spend it on?

My dad. His 60th is coming up really soon & i have no money to spoil him.


The coolest dad ever!

Do you admire anyone’s style?

Fearne Cotton, Drew Barrymore, Elsie Flannigan, Amelie, quirky arty girls.

What are your favourite movies?

Billion Dollar Hotel, ET, Amelie, Slumdog Millionaire, True Romance.

What inspires you?

Travel, flickr, new art/artists that i discover, my mum, the sunshine…

Your favourite book?

Right now i’m re-reading the Harry Potter series. When I was little it was a book called Phoebe & The Hot Water Bottles. I adored it.

Do you collect something?

Magazines, dolls and fabric. I used to collect mugs but they are not safe around my boyfriend. Unless it is plastic he will end up breaking it.

What is your go-to nail polish colour?

Navy blue!

You’re tagged!