PIKALAND BOOTCAMP "MAKING YOUR MARK"
I am doing a little bootcamp, and this is the second week. It is an online course, and one instructor lives in maryland usa, and the other, in malaysia.. there are students doing the course in the UK, germany, australia, and the USA. so there are 3 major timezones. i think it works well, as personally, i find that i am not getting distracted by other students doings! i have been enjoying the...
Elements of Happiness  →
thankyou amy at pikaland for this great post. the elements of happiness is a great read, and also very inspiring is the beautifully considered and refined layout by the fabulous desiger. its well worth checking out her website and seeing more of her publication design work also.. very schmick! pikaland: I remember when I was high school, a teacher was going around asking what we wanted...
YOU ARE SUCH A DIRTY FOUL MOUTHED GIRL
EKEEUM. Yes, you heard me, the word of the week is EK-EE-UM (correctly spelled echium). Actually, it isn’t some strange disease of the nether regions, it’s the name of a tough hardy plant covered in blue flowers, which flowers about now, and attracts lots of bees. It’s a native of southern spain, and my mother used to refer to it as “Pride of Madeira”. Last Saturday it was wonderful, hearing all...
H IS FOR "HANDS"
I think its important to use these appendages at the end of our arms, because fewer and fewer of us know how (to use them). I also think its really important to use your heart (or emotions and feelings). So that is what I have been doing this week, as part of the “Pikaland Bootcamp”. Its a great online drawing course, and the teachers, from Maryland USA, have excellent knowledge, and...
CIRCUS RIDER, MEDIUM, MUSICIAN, MISTRESS OF AN...
I had heard before of this woman named “Blavatsky”, and knew of her as one of the founders of the famous London Victorian circle known as the Theosophical Society. She had always sounded wild and intriguing to me and the idea of her had hovered at the back of my consciousness for the last 15 years or so. Well, the other day, low and behold I stumbled across this book, discarded on the verge...
IT'S OFFICIAL, I'M IN THERAPY
Therapy in the garden that is, of the self prescribed variety. Yes, today, I have prescribed myself an official “day in the garden” for self therapy. I find that getting my hands dirty and cleaning away debris, and beautifying my space is great therapy for sitting at a computer, writing and tweaking. I am actually pretty sick of working on my damn kit. There are some artefact cards,...