Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...


May August be filled with art - oh! Look it has already started :)

Some years ago, when I was taller than my boys, I very bravely took them off on a summer holiday leaving Himself at home working and pet watching. We went up to Dumfries and Galloway and spent a rather rainy but glorious week in a stone tower perched on a rocky coastline.
One of our days out (we managed to do many jollies in between the showers) we ended with a visit in a small cafe in the delightful artists' town of Kirkcudbright. We sat in the window seat steaming dry as we waited for our mugs of tea and lattes to arrive. The cafe walls were adorned with the work of local artists and one that I kept looking back at was a very pretty Celtic inspired tree of life. I loved the twirls and curls and the delicate colours.

As we paid for our meal and welcome hot drinks (that was a story in itself but hey ho!) at the desk my eye was caught by the sweetest little business cards ... for the same artist on the wall. So I took one.
Once home I found out that not only is she a cracking artist but she is also a blogger - so I happily became her secret stalker! So who is this artist that I was inspired by?

Ruthie Redden , who not has a blog but an official art and illustration website. So where is this all going? Well I entered her giveaway and won a pretty 'do-it-yourself' butterfly bunting kit and she kindly added two beautiful cards.

This morning, before I woke the boys, I opened my parcel and was delighted at the thoughtful presentation. I know exactly where this is going! (This too is another story in itself - but this one is still unfolding :) )
So, as much as I would like to get my coloured pencils out and be totally absorbed in the art of colouring in - I have other more pressing things to do - besides the sun is shining and I need to water the greenhouse!

Any hoo - HaPpY TuEsDaY everyone :)

PS - I've not forgotten my list of words for August's Scavenger Photo Hunt, they will appear shortly at the top right hand side of my blog soon xx


  1. Funny that I was just thinking about you & if it was raining there & as I was about to close the computer down, up popped a post from you. Ooh, that house looks magical & think I'd like to stay there one day. Wonder how all that lovely artwork will evolve? I'll pop you an email tomorrow. Hope August is great & take care.

  2. What a lovely surprise. Love the 'Always time for tea' card. I will check out her web page. Also always loved the pictures of the fairy tale castle you stayed in. Really looks like Rapunzul lives in the turret, waiting for her prince. ♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Yes I remember that holiday. The castle looks lovely but I suspect it would be cold in winter! Lucky you to win that delightful gift. It is good to see how other people present their hand-crafted goods and I am sure you will pick and mix to present your gorgeous artwork...

  4. What a great place to stay.
    Congrats on your win, nice goodies.

  5. Congrats on your lovely win....it looks a whole heap of fun!

  6. Just re looking at the picture of your fairy tale castle. Shame about the 'modern' drain pipes. Fairy tale castles don't need things like that - they should run on magic!!


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