"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I am still kicking

It seems like a life time since I have been away from my blog. In fact I have been away from many things lately simply because things sort of got on top of me. Trying to cope with everything has been hard and I seem to get exhausted quickly. To top it all we had visitors whom we were taking out and showing places etc. We visited Paris, Rome, Pompeii ,Sorrento, the Amalfi coast Edinburgh , Lake District etc. Then I got a bad cough and cold. It has really sucked my energy.  I don't think I was fit to travel so much. Since I had been to these places already once or twice before  I could not enjoy it all as much as I did before.
Anyway I hope I will get back to my normal self soon. 
Our pond life has grown beautifully. The baby fish are growing up fast. I keep wondering if there will be more baby fish this year. 
The water lilies are beginning to flower

So here are some pictures of the places I have been to this spring.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring- such a wonderful time of year

Spring is such a lovely time of the year when the garden starts to burst with colours.

The birds become so busy 

The resident robin keeps following me when I go into the garden. He even comes and peeps through the door of the garden shed and chirps. Don't know what he is trying to say to me but may be he just wants me to get lost as he considers the whole garden his territory :-). Today I almost stepped on him, he was so close to my feet!

A walk in the forest to see some magical works of nature

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Getting back slowly

Hello everybody. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. The past couple of months have been very stressful and busy. Have been driving my husband into London for hospital visits. Then he had a surgery which normally should be simple but he had complications so his stay in the hospital became a whole week instead of a day or two. We have another visit to the hospital before we know that his life will return to normal. All this has really been very stressful so nothing creative has been happening here.
Yesterday we had a glorious sunset which I saw from our bedroom window. I think Spring is definitely here inspite of a frosty morning today. Hope you all are keeping well. I shall start visiting your blogs once I get into the swing of things but for now I might just read and not comment on your posts.  In the meantime you can also enjoy the view from out window I hope.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Life's in the way

Just thought I would let you all know that I have not dropped off from the face of the earth. Life has got in the way. My hubby was taken ill and admitted in the hospital. He is back home now but I am having to drive him up and down for hospital appointments etc. He needs an operation which we hope will be in the 1st week of March depending on his blood results so until then I may not be online much. Will catch up with you all once life settles.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Quick sketch

After a long break I am back. During the Christmas and new year period I was travelling a bit. Had a great time. One of the places I visited was Jaipur in India. It is also called the pink city of India. The reason it is called pink city is because the buildings in the old city are all painted in pink. This was done to welcome the prince of Wales in the. 17 th century by the then King of Jaipur. This is a quick sketch of a part of the fort Amer. I really enjoyed  my visit and took so many pictures. This sketch is from one of the photos I took. Not a great sketch but I hope it resembles at least a little bit of the photo.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Snip snip rip rip

When I was in my doll making infancy I had made this doll. I thought it was time now that she disappeared as she was not anything special. So before getting rid of her I cut her hair and embellishments off to recycle. 
Now they adorn this doll. Her head is an old discarded head which went into the bone yard. The shape of her head and her face painting were not quite right. I had to redo her face painting. If you look closely you might be able to see where I have redone it. I had a bit of burlap lying around which I used for her costume. Hair and embellishments are from the old doll. So here she is my half recycled Angel :-). I will just call her Peace I think.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Appleberry pattern

Appleberry patten is now available in these 3 sites http://www.afortistic.com as a instant download, http://www.dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern as well as a pdf and in
http://www.dollstreetdreamers.com as an instant download.
Hope you enjoy making him

Monday, November 30, 2015


Overcast blustery London today but it felt good walking in that wind on Waterloo bridge. It was not that cold which is very unusual for this time of the year

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My New Appleberry

This is my new Appleberry. I made him while writing up the pattern he is all done now. Just tooting my horn here. He is available as an instant downloadable pattern at http://www.aforartistic.com . He will make a great Christmas doll. He will be available from Dollmakersjourney as a printed pattern also soon so keep tuned in ladies.

Monday, November 16, 2015

He is done on on his way!

Whew! I did it! He is all done and dusted. He will be available to download on Adele's website. www.aforartistic.com soon . Now I must get round to tiding up everything. Hubby has been complaining that I have taken over his study:-). Mind you it won't stay nice and tidy for long though. :-)


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