Saturday, 30 April 2016


Sorry folks but I've got kind of distracted from art journalling and blogging ... and its all the fault of this!
I used to love to work in miniature but for various reasons, including lack of strength and ability, I stopped.  Then when we downsized (twice) I gradually sold or gave away my houses and buildings - I suppose looking at what I'd once been able to do and couldn't any more kind of soured it for me.  Anyway I never supposed there would be room in our new flat, so determined not to look back.  Since we retired I've reconnected with an old friend from my dolls house days, and being around her has made me remember why I loved them so much.

Then looking around I realised I had this small space that would just fit a little house ... and then I found this  on Ebay - not in a very good state, but after some renovation (with help) on the exterior its looking better.  Working on the inside now ... but for obvious reasons very very slowly.

So you see I haven't made a single journal page and although I felt a bit guilty about not blogging, I was having fun ... something I really needed.

I will be back because I love art journalling too much not to keep doing it, but right now I'm in the throes of a new (old) love and giving all my attention to that.

I've been blogging away faithfully for years so I hope you'll understand that a break will do me good.  See you when I've worked this out of my system!!


Helen said...

Always enjoy your art journalling, but understand you wanting/needing a break - enjoy the new old love!!

alexa said...

Such a very handsome building! I remember the fascination of making dolls' houses from shoeboxes when I was little. You could always keep blogging, and bring us updates on your interior decorating, you know :).

Carol said...

WOW AWESOME and so pleased that you have found joy in refurbishing this lovely old house. Have a lovely Bank holiday weekend x

Anonymous said...

Just glad to know you're okay and doing something you enjoy so much! I look forward to seeing more of your art journaling when you get back to it.

Laney said...

Hi Rosie! (Fellow Artstronaut here) I love your art journaling but am fascinated by this little house stuff and would love to see some of that if you'd like to share. Glad you are doing well.

Artyjen said...

Oooh! Enjoy playing I say! :)
Always wanted a little mini you the spare room is an issue.
xoxo Sioux

Sande said...

Love your house and I am sure it will give you much joy bringing this beauty to life. I use to have a miniature business and miss it so much. Being a house from scratch is hard work but worth it in the end. My favorite part was creating food and flowers from clay and designing Russian Punch Point rugs. I am jealous as I don't have one anymore and wish I did.