Dear October

On the night before Hallowe’en (Hallows eve!) I got a bee in my bonnet about making a halloweenie wreath. I had exactly what I wanted to do in mind, it needed to be dark and creepy and deathly. I always start these monstrous tasks without thinking about the sheer amount of time it takes. So after hand drawing each element and then having the task of cutting it out (a new found technique that I am adopting- a real life photoshop if you like) and then placing it onto the board to photograph. I am yet to scan and work with each element but I am  so pleased with the effect. I also love spooky ghoulish stuff. I love the macabre and the eerie every day of the year, not just for halloween. I love vampires, zombies and old halloween iconography (old masks, eerie animals and dolls). I look forward to creating more of these in the future for different celebrations. Everything should be celebrated with nature and hanging up wreaths.

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So October. You have turned into November with a flurry of emotions and bad (good) weather. What a month. Its been one of my worse, thats for sure. I am still quite sick (an understatement). Keeping my everything crossed that I am going to get better soon.

You have been up and down, trialing new treatment. You have seen me in and out of hospital (my admiration of doctors and nurses has grown so much). You have also seen me try and get out of this ill slump and believe in myself a little more creatively.

You have been wonderful dog walks, watching the leaves turn and the nights draw in sooner. Duvets back on the bed, cups of tea and lots of rain. Pink skies at night and enjoying being inside a lot. Lots of soups have already been cooked on the stove. Dark lipstick has graced my lips and jackets have been pulled out. You have been so very happy and sad at the same time. You have been watching series on the sofa under blankets. You have been a slow quiet month. Sometimes they are the most tiring. October you have made me feel lonely this year. Heres to November!

 

A little seasons greetings

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Where the bloody hell does the time get too? 2 months ago we were saying “Only two months till christmas” with that smug feeling of having a full two months ahead of you. Now its around 2 weeks away. I have so much to do. Too much.  I had grand schemes and plans to make my own cards/ presents/ wreath/ tags and decorations. I still have a few things to pull out of my sleeve but I need to get my skates on NOW!

Rewind back to last year where I was lucky enough to be able to design my own christmas card and for it to be sold in the gallery at work. I made 3 versions (for Germany, france and the UK).

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So here is my wreath, card and something made in one glorious form.

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As you can see I even made my own alphabet, floral and wreath like.

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Oh beautiful brown card!

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Merry bloody christmas y’all.

BTW just sayin’ you can find it here: