The Old Curiosity Shop

250 The Old Curiosity Shop

Hello, how are you? It’s so typical of me to talk about myself, I’m sorry, I hope that you’re well… Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened? (Ooh, Adele.) And yes, I know what you are thinking… This does not look very much like an antique, magical or mystical lamp (I agree with you), I worked on this illustration for hours but cannot seem to get it right. I’ll practise some more, but I hope that for now this will have you thinking of an interesting lamp or teapot that’s not perfect yet is something that you could find in a store filled with antique objects. Yes?

I am at liberty to say what I feel here, but do not feel like sharing my secrets just as yet. There is one not related to the blog, really, but it’s something that I hope will provide more fodder for this space, in a sense. And it’s somewhat related to antiques and crafts, too. Not trying to be a tease, I promise! Okay, so how have you been, really? I am doing good. :-)

P.S. If you watch Once Upon a Time, don’t you think they should write something clever to introduce these characters – Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, or even Pocahontas and John Smith, et cetera on the series? I would be so excited. Rapunzel, too!


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Song of the Sea

249 Song of the Sea

Ever since I spotted this cutie from Skinnydip London on an Instagram feed (thefilmyowl’s), I have been coveting it like no other purse! Okay, I lie. I mean, I am thinking of it, but I am not about to do anything crazy, like order it… I can’t, anyway, since the purse seems to be out of stock on the KOOVS website. :’-(

(P.S. This shell purse makes me think of Ariel and Aquamarine, and Song of the Sea and The Little Mermaid, and mermaids and magic… And well, you know. It would have been lovely to own but I guess I don’t have to order every little thing that I like. But if you like the regular metallic hues like gold, rose gold and silver – then you could try your luck and order this shell purse in one of those colours from the ASOS or Skinnydip London websites. Tell me if you do?)

Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

Violet Hill

247 Violet Hill

Ever since the last post like this, though I did not think of making this a series then, I wanted to write a few more similar posts. Attaining peace of mind is never easy, and sometimes talking to someone or writing about stuff helps put one in a better mood. (I know, I know, it’s a very “Well, d-uh!” kind of revelation.) Anyway, so I have been rather muddled about something – and I am trying to channel some of it, here – by way of talking to myself! ❤ (Make what you will, of this piece, and/or such.)

Dream about all that you want. Embellish a bit, write down your scattered thoughts and make lists… Paint a picture, etc. This is what you want right? Will it be good for you? Do you want to find out? Dream some more, make a goal.

Desire it. Can you do that? The universe is listening, it gives you what you want – and sometimes, all that you do not know if you need but can handle. Be pure about your intentions. Will your desires create something positive?

Dedicate to do it well, and by that, I mean – go in with your heart. There’s a difference, because you need not necessarily pour your heart and soul into it, not immediately. Don’t dwell on the future, think of the days as they come and go, deal with what you can with what you have.

Decide if it is what you want. Or that it is what you want! (Completely on your own; do not ask for or seek help… This is all you, all you.)

Do it. Do it… Do eet. DO EET! (We call that taking chances, because you will never truly know if you don’t.)

P.S. Was this helpful, or did it read too weird? Erm, also, dear friends, I have made a couple of colourful necklaces that are being sold on And some greeting cards, on Cupick – uh-huh! Ooh, so if we know each other IRL, you must know how much I looooove making cards and jewellery so please, please order away?


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes