Monday, 29 June 2009


Lately I have been thinking a lot about the boundaries we set to ourselves, raising walls around us and in reality creating our own little prisons, wherein we somehow end up feeling secure and safe. Life can be risky, (and in truth, there is risk to be taken even in everyday decisions), and it saddens me to realise that more and more people around me compromise for less. Less in their expectations from themselves, their friends, their relationships, their families, their carreers... It has been said that:

“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

1. Prison by Rudolfkurz
2. Prisoner To The Light by philippesarts
3. Handcuffs Necklace by charms4you
4. The Jailer's Wife Necklace by RusticRoses
5. The Prisoner And The Penny Farthing by pixxxiepieandposie
6. Sweet Dreams In Prison (Marital Bliss) by staceyrchinn

Sunday, 28 June 2009

The Cutest Games On The Web...

I stumbled upon Ferry Halim's personal site , Orisinal, earlier today...and found the most beautiful and enchanting little flash games I have seen in a long time...So I thought I would share with you!!! Click the picture below to be transported to his site:

I spent the greatest part of this weekend painting, but it was time happily spent, I think!!! Here's to a lovely week to all ( from both of us!)

Saturday, 27 June 2009

An Odd Encounter

I have added this new print to the wee shop today and I am so very happy with the way it turned out!

An Odd Encounter, ink on paper, 11.8 x 9.4 in.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far! I am off to eat some cherries while reading this:


Friday, 26 June 2009

Every Girl Needs to Accessorise Once In A While...

I have two new dolls to share with you!
You might remember Missy from an older post...Well, I made a few additions, and now she is ready...

Update: She is now at the shop!
Also, there is one more who would like to say hello...

Let me introduce you to Bambie! I love that banana button of hers so much!
( and the fact that she looks like a baby doll, although she is the same size as the rest of them!!!)

I wish you all a lovely weekend!!!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Tim Burton's Vision Of Alice In Wonderland

Well, it seems the wait is ( finally ) over, and the first characters of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland have been revealed! So without further delay, here they are:

The Lovely ( and oh so talented ) Mr. Depp as The Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp once more, Anne Hathaway as The White Queen, and the wonderful Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen

Matt Lucas as both Tweedledee and Tweedledum

And, of course, the lovely Mia Wasikowska as Alice

But the really, really great thing is that USAtoday has a set of three different panoramas from the movie, which you can click on, and zoom on in and out, and each panorama is just gorgeous!!!!

Click the image below to get to the site and see for yourself!!!!


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Bookplates Time!

Here is the newest addition to the shop! It is my strong belief that books can indeed take you anywhere...but also can be taken anywhere, especially if you are lending them to friends and family... ( I should know, I am missing several Sandman issues)
Well, no worries! Now you can enjoy and share your books, as these lovely bookplates will help them all come home again!

You will receive 10 of those cuties. They are self-adhesive, have sweet little round corners, and will ship in a flat mailer, inside a sweet little envelope.

Little Sailor Bookplates

Monday, 22 June 2009

The Sad One

This little orange rascal is my first-ever plushie... My father bought him for me the day I was born, and we have been inseparable since...I named him The Sad One when I was 3 years old, and I was convinced that he was alive. This had very much to do with the fact that once I detached his facial features that weren' t in sync with my aesthetics as a wee one, (notably his nose and tongue) a little hole revealed itself on the place of his tongue. So I knew that it must have been his mouth, and since I could push french fries in it and they disapeared, he must had eaten them, correct?
My, the imagination I had as a little one...
So when we had to take our picture in the kindergarten with what we had crafted that Christmas, of course I brought him along! Now I don't remember why I had that look in my eyes that day, but I am sure I whispered it to his ear...

Saturday, 20 June 2009

You Are Wonderful ( ...and some painting news )

To all the lovely people that have joined in for the giveaway ( If you, dear reader, haven't joined in yet, you are going to miss out on the chance to win some cute-as-buttons magnets and a framed print of mine...oooh, now we don't want that, do we? ) I would like to give a big, no, huge...

You truly are wonderful, and your sweet words and thoughts really mean so much to me!!! Also, an extra ( big ) thank you to the lovely Kerry, for featuring me on her blog!

I haven't been scribbling here lately ( although I checked often for all your beautiful comments ), as I was finally able to finish a painting I told you about a few days here it is, in all of its oh-how-I-wish-it-existed glory...

Home Shoe-It Home, acrylics on canvas, 11.8 x 9.4 in.

I am so smitten over that little bluebird on top of the golden roof...That little Imelda now lives at the shop!

Hope you all have a lovely week!!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Up For Grabs!!!

Hello there!!!

I have a little surprise for you!!! I am hosting my very first blog giveaway!!! It will run for a month and at the end of it - July the 18th, one lucky someone will win these:

There are 4 1 inch magnets, cute as buttons ( pun intended ), and a framed 5 x 7 inch mini print of Protection, ready to pop on your wall!!! All you have to do to enter is follow my blog AND comment on this post!!!

Have to go now, as someone is feeling particularly whiny today...

Good luck to everyone!!!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The Whimsical Parade Pin Pack!!!!

Hoorays and Yays are in order for the first Little Fox pin pack, yes? Yes!

Drum roll, please... I present to you The Whimsical Parade pack, a set that consists of 10 different drawings/paintings by me, and it bursts with cuteness and quirkiness! These little rascals love to be sported on jackets, tees, bags and follow you everywhere!
The set contains 10 1" pins, which will arrive packaged in a sweet little organza pouch!!!

Ooh, excitement!!!

They are at the wee shop, along with the print of Cinderella-with-a-twist, which is now called...

Fairytale Gone Punk

The original will be shipped tomorrow to her lovely owner!!!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

On A Very Produtive Weekend...

I hope your weekend has been great!!! Mine has passed by painting and sewing almost non-stop, which concluded in the completion of the Cinderella-in-a-different-way:

I am so very happy with the way it turned out, and even more so knowing it will adorn a ( very cool ) 13 year old girl's room!

Oh! Also, I have a new little rascal to share!!!

I give you Missy!!! She just loves a good riddle and Agatha Christie novels, hence the pondering expression!!! ( and she's just so adorable in that pink polka dot costume of hers...I just LOVE polka dots...but then again, you could tell that already ;))

A lovely week to everyone!!!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

More Work In Progress

Here is how the painting from yesterday's post is turning out. It is proving really, really hard to photograph, especially due to the combination of that golden pumpkin carriage and a rather not - so - sunny day here today, ( which is strange for that time of the year), but you get the idea!

Also, another project that I have been working on and off for the past few weeks, on an idea that has been swimming in my head since...well, since I was a little girl really, and started loving shoes enough to dream about living in one...:)

Home Shoe-It Home


Friday, 12 June 2009

Work In Progress

This is a new painting I am currently working on, and I am so excited about it!!! It's a commission from a lovely 13-to-be year old girl, and she wanted this for her birthday!!! The theme evolves around Cinderella, but I am going to give a much darker/punk/Tim Burton-ish feel to it!!! More photos tomorrow, as it evolves!!!

I wish you all a lovely weekend, filled with whatever your heart desires!!! I am going back to painting, while listening to the soundtrack from The Nightmare Before Christmas at the same time!!! ( In the middle of June, of all the times!!!)

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Lovely Blog Award

Conni of has awarded me The Lovely Blog Award!

I hereby award the next 15 blogs worthy of the award:


Cindy and Mindy

Getting to know you...

The diary of a self-taught visual designer

Confessions of a Cranky Twin Mom

kellyssima... jewelry for inspiration seekers

Little Paper Dog

Pie Fairy Princess


SmuTopia! Behind-the-Scenes of a Unique Handmade Jewelry Biz

Studio Haus

The Simply Made

With Hugs And Kisses

Rules to follow:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog along with the name of the person and link who gave you the award.

2. Pass on the award to 15 other persons who's blogs you've newly discovered.

3. Remember to connect to the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Surprises In The Mail And New Work To See

A couple of weeks back, I took part in 'find-the-hidden-theme' contest, courtesy of Studio Haus and I won!!! So today I was overexcited to receive my gift in the mail...look how cute these two envelopes look!!!

I miss proper, old-fashioned letters...Don't get me wrong, I love technology and all its wonderful conveniences, but I miss handwritten words and smelling the paper on old letters and books. (yes I know that's quirky :)) I wish letter-writing made a comeback..
Also, I finally finished a new painting today, and I am very happy with the way it turned out!!! I apologize for the crummy photo, but my camera simply won't cooperate with me today...I will scan it later on and come back with (much more clear) details tomorrow!

The Candy Cane Field, Acrylics on canvas, 10 x 12 in.