Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Hello stranger! Tasteful Nudity and Bohemian ATCs

It's been a while. Life's been bumpy.

I've been making an effort to get back into creating over the past little bit. It's a difficult thing to get back into the swing of things when your heart just isn't in it. I know an awful lot of makers have been feeling the same way. 

I sat at my worktable and worked on nothing in particular, stared at my supplies until it drove me mad. Then, I cleaned my studio. I gave away boxes and boxes of stuff. "Is it really free?" Yes. Come get it. I just want it gone.

I sat at my worktable and worked on nothing in particular, again. 

And again.

Eventually, slowly, little things started to take shape.

A handful of ATCs of beautiful bohemian women dancing under moons.

I hope you're working on something too.

I hope your supplies aren't being jerks and driving you mad.

I hope things are really taking shape for you.

P.S. If you follow me on social media you'll know that my bestie, Padfoot, died in February. It was not unexpected, but the loss of him has been massive. There's a huge silent space in the house where he should be. I miss him. We all do.

R.I.P. Paddfoot
Aka Pads, Paddy, Padders, Paddykins, The Asshole


  1. The new ATCs are lovely! I too have been struggling to create, but have been managing to find little projects for friends and other simple things to keep me going.

    I lost a very dear furry friend recently as well. Polgara, one of my two 19-year-old cats left us in December when some long term minor health problems decided to quickly become severe. No matter when they leave, it is always too soon. All we can do is cherish the time we've been lucky to share with them. The pain of loss doesn't go away though it does become easier to bear.

    I wish you peace as you adjust to the loss of your friend.

  2. I'm so sorry about Padfoot. Oh how much I know how that is. Still cry sometimes about my last one who died Nov. 28, 2019, my Poppy. They take such a big part of us with them but they leave so many good memories. I finally found comfort in a little furry girlie named Phoebe!

    Beautiful cards. I love the gold on top of the black and white.

  3. These ATC's are stunning! I wish more of my swap groups would embrace the tasteful nudes once in a while. I'm so sorry to hear about Paddfoot. It does get easier with time, but I can honestly tell you I still get tears in my eyes when I'm reminded of certain feline friends who have passed. Some of them just make very lasting impressions. At a certain point, you will just remember the joy they brought. Thanks for sharing your art!

  4. I'm so sorry about your dog Paddfoot. Just from the photo I can see he had a warm and loving heart. Please accept my condolences.

  5. Your talent as always is amazing. But I was struck by your loss of Paddfoot. As a rescue junky, I have lost many a baby and it never stops hurting. He was blessed to have you as his family. I hope another Paddfoot comes to your home soon.

  6. Beautiful work, as always! RIP, dear Padfoot...sending xoxo...I am still missing my Pumpkin after 3 years. Love is eternal.

  7. Oh so sorry to about Paddfoot. He was a handsome boy and I feel for you, it's hard to let our furry babies go. Love your work