Monday 13 August 2018

Ireland is calling...

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I am off to Ireland, and won't be back until the end of the month. I have not been back to my soul-country for eight years, so you can imagine how excited I am! And I have not had a proper holiday from work, (i.e, NO access to work accounts, social media, emails or anything) for almost six years, so this time I am going to take full advantage of the remote locations that we will be staying, and I will unplug and RELAX!
The photo below was taken at Ballyliffin, Donegal, which is where my mum's side of the family is from. My great grandparents had a little cottage on the beach, and all the generations of the family since then have grown up visiting it and loving it. I spent every summer holiday of my childhood and teenage years there, and although I was born and raised in England, I think of Donegal as my home. I have so many happy memories of the shore, and it spoiled me for other beaches. This beach has it all; Soft sand, pebbles, rocks, rock pools, cliffs, surf, sand dunes, and even a castle! These days if I visit a beach that is just sand, I find it very boring, I am sorry to say.
We will be spending a week at Ballyliffin, where I am looking forward to walks along the shore and over the rocks, good meals and proper pints in cozy pubs, and stories by the fireplace in the evenings. The second week we will be in county Clare and exploring a lot of places I have never been to before, like the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, etc, and the last day will be in Dublin. I have been to Dublin multiple times, but not for a long time, and not since I was old enough to enjoy the night life and explore the city, so I'm looking forward to that too.
So, wish me good weather, (I don't care if it's cold, I just don't want it to rain all day, every day) and I wish you all a fabulous summer. I will be in touch with more photos after I get back!

Sunday 5 August 2018


I am going to be vending my Steampunk jewelry and art at the upcoming Gloucester County Public Library Comic Con next Saturday! Woo hoo!
This FREE event will be held at the main library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA, 23061, from 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday 11th August, 2018. For more information, head HERE.
There will be workshops, multiple sellers of awesome original products, activities, contests, and prizes. All ages are welcome, and of course, costumes are strongly encouraged. I have a fun costume all ready to go, but you'll have to come and see me if you want to know what it is!
Last year there were over 3000 people joining in the fun, so they expect great things this year. I am so excited to be a part of this, and honoured to have been selected as a vendor.
After this event, I only have one day to get ready before we leave for Ireland, so I have lots to do this week for the Comic Con and our trip, but it will be worth it! Now I'm off to create some new mini mixed media collages to bring with me to the Comic Con.