Sunday, January 21, 2018

Adventures In Art Journaling



 I decided that this year I was going to really focus on being creative, and one of the ways I am doing that is by starting an art journal. I am a perfectionist, and my perfectionism often leads to procrastination with creative projects. I wanted to get into the habit of regularly creating and finishing things, with less pressure. An art journal seemed like the perfect place to play. The combination of media used in art journals means that if I feel like painting or drawing I can, but if I don't feel like that I can just cut up paper, and collage away to my heart's content. I was also really inspired by seeing My Fair Pixel's amazing art journal spreads, and that pushed me to finally get started on my own journal!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thrift Haul


I had some particularly lovely thrift finds in the latter part of last year, so I thought I would share them.
First up is this large makeup bag, which has a very mermaidy raised scale effect and a slight iridescence. The pinkish colour isn't what I would normally go for, but my old makeup bag had started falling apart, and the price (£1!) and iridescence convinced me.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Treasures From The Sea


I have really felt drawn to the sea recently, and have also felt the need to surround myself with things related to the sea and water.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Clevedon



Clevedon is a charming little estuary town in Somerset, with the slightly faded beauty that a lot of Victorian era seaside resorts now have. 

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Crystal Haul


Crystals have increasingly appealed to me over the last couple of years, and I always seem to have at least a few crystals on my mental wishlist. So when I got a bit of unexpected money I went a bit ham on the crystal shopping, and here is the resulting crystal haul.

First is a type of crystal I have wanted to own for literally years, an opal/angel aura quartz. I fell in love with these after seeing pictures of them online and initially thinking they were photoshopped. When I realised they were a real thing,I knew I had to have one! They look so fantasy-like and remind me of the soul gems in Skyrim. They are quartz crystals which are treated with metal to create the pastel rainbow shine. Although I had some aura quartz geodes, I really wanted this cluster for the full fantasy effect. This one is quite milky which makes the colours stand out even more! I got this at a bargain price as it was secondhand. 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Victorian Antique Lantern Lights Repaint


Recently I've been trying to re-organise and decorate my home to make it fit my current inspirations. I've been aiming for a sort of fantasy Victorian inspired, witchy look, and I've tried to use as many things I already had as possible.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Witchy Vintage Style Homewares Haul



I recently fell head over heels back in love with all things Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts movement and Gothic Revival, as you will have seen if you read this post. It helped me realise that my ideal life would be to live in a Gothic Revival house in the woods that looks out over the sea, and to spend my time making beautiful things, collecting interesting objects, looking after an extensive plant collection, spending time in nature, looking like a Pre-Raphaelite muse, and generally being a little bit witchy and bohemian. Although this isn't entirely possible for me right now, I wanted to incorporate some of the aesthetic aspects of this into my current home, to help keep the dream alive. Having things which fit my visual preferences in my surroundings really help to inspire me and keep me on track, so it's something that is pretty important to me! It turned out that I already had a lot of things which would fit perfectly into this dream life aesthetic, and I'll be blogging about those soon,  but I wanted to share a few of the new pieces I picked up for my surroundings. Most of the items are thrifted, and there are a couple of new pieces as well.