Wednesday, 29 April 2015


I did some doodling with a brush pen, some gouache and fine liners.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

and smile studio haul

I am not entirely sure I can call this a haul as I only have two things to show you. But on the other hand I don't know how many items you need in order for a collection of items to classify as a haul.
I first discovered Viktorija from 'and smile studio'  on Tumblr  and immediately began to follow her and by that I mean stalk her on all available social media sites. How could anyone resist her illustrations they are just so sweet and charming. The other day whilst ogling at her illustrations I decided to order a couple of things from her shop ( I'm a little surprised it has taken me so long to order something from her.).
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate the perfection of the packaging. I firstly decided on this sweet postcard for £1.50 it has everything I could ever ask from an illustration; teacup, teapots, flowers and of course a spotty dress. I doubt I will use it as a postcard I will most likely end up searching high and low for the perfect frame, let the mission begin. The second thing I ordered was this succulent necklace for £12.00.  I don't have any jewellery remotely similar to this and I am definitely looking forward to wearing it.
Every time I see Viktorija's work I feel the need to rush to my studio, shove my unruly hair up in a bun and get drawing.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Mad about Marble

Recently I can't seem to get enough of marble. It's the first thing I will search for on Pinterest and Tumblr and I will spend a little too long scrolling through the pages ogling at all the different types. I have even dedicated a whole Pinterest board to it, so it's fair to say the situation is getting out of hand. I'm currently on the look out for a marbled clutch but everyone I spot is always out of financial reach. I thought I had hit the jackpot when I found this one on ASOS but wasn't impressed with the quality when it arrived. I am beginning to think it may be something I need to DIY, which I don't mind at all as I already have a few marble DIYs in the pipe line. All I can say is watch this space.


Images found on Pinterest.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

seven things sunday: Seven Beauitful Words

1. Psithurism - the sound of the wind through the trees
2. Querencia - a place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self.
3. Sensucht - "the inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what"; a yearning for a far familiar, non earthly land one can identify as one's home.
4. Kintsukoroi - "to repair with gold"; the act of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
5. Kalon - beauty that is more than skin deep.
6. Tarantism - overcoming melancholy by dancing; the uncontrollable urge to dance.
7. Tsundoku - buying books and not reading them; letting books pile up unread on shelves, floors or nightstands.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Vintage jewellery haul


I may have done a little damage when I had a wander around my local vintage shop, 'It's Vintage Darling'.  I picked up these two short necklaces for £6.00 each and each pair of earrings was £4.00. I understand the above earrings are not to everyone's taste and may be appear to be slightly Pat Butcher but I don't care because I can't quite get enough of them, especially paired with a plain black t.
As many of you may not know I don't have my ears pierced in fact I don't have any piercings what so ever or tattoos, hence why the earrings are clip on. But they do also double up as 'collar accessories' and add a little something extra when clipped onto a denim shirt.
I don't have much to say about these pieces as I think the pictures speak for themselves, however I am thinking of doing a post about the vintage shop as it is this hidden gem and especially since it is an independent shop run by the most helpful and loveliest girl I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Might even see if she's free to answer a couple of question about opening her vintage shop. Anyway that's enough pondering, unfortunately I have essays calling my name. Oh the joy...

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Seven things sunday: HAPPY SONGS

We all have those songs that as soon as you here the first beat you are already on your feet giving it everything you got and dancing like a crazy person, in short the songs that make you instantly happy. I have a few selected songs that if I'm not having the best of days or I'm feeling a little down I like to listen too, to lift my spirits. And after having a good dance around my room I always feel a whole lot better and realise what I was worrying about was nothing to worry about at all. These songs always but me in a better mood so I thought I would share these old school cheesy classics with you.

1. Hanson - MMMBop
2. Sister Hazel - Change Your Mind
3. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
4. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't no mountain high enough
5. Harry Belafonte - Shake, Shake, Senora
6. Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
7. Al Green and Annie Lennox - Put a Little Love in your Heart

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Spring Nail Polish

Barry M - Full Throttle, Miss Sporty - 480, Barry M - Eat My Dust, Barry M - Sugar Apple,
Rimmel - Fancy a Dip
It use to take seriously strong will power for me to walk into Boots or Superdrug and not pick up a couple of new nail polishes, but these days I hardly ever wear nail polish let alone buy it. The reason being, when I am constantly making things and drawing my nail polish doesn't look good for long. However with having a couple of weeks off Uni I have fallen back in love with nail polish, so much so I actually bought two new nail polishes from Superdrug...SHOCK. Those two being from the Barry M Quick Dry Range. A really pretty pastel Orange and Dusty Blue Colour. You would think being an artist I would be better at describing colours but evidently not.  I'm not really a colourful kind of Gal when it comes to my style so a pop of colour on the nails is the perfect colourful accessory.
Now I just need to pick one colour for today? HMmmm
Hope you all have a lovely day.

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