In My Postbox: January 2017

Considering we live in a heavily digital world, I still get an amazing amount of parcels through my actual letterbox - and this makes me happy. So I thought I'd restart my "postbox" series, with things that arrive, mainly unexpectedly. January's been a fabulous month...

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Making rainbow unicorn bark

Having recently rediscovered artist dates (I'm actually reading the Artist's Way now, along with two friends, and it is so far both wonderful and a bit uncomfortable), and with the studio now finished enough to work in, I've been collecting ideas of what I can do with...

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2016 in review: the roundup

The last of my yearly review posts, this one is all the things that have happened this year. 2016 was hard... in so many ways, for so many people. So I'm focusing mainly (though not exclusively) on the good here, because those are the things I'd like to remember....

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2016 in review: Daydreams to Do

Another year, another list to update - this time my epic Daydreams To Do list. In 2016 I managed to cross off... 2. Create the fantasy fine art photos that have been in my head for decades - after some tentative faffing in 2015, and some loving kicking from lovely...

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2016 in review: the sidebar list

Well, on the surface this year's been a doozy. And not in the good sense! But instead of focusing on all the bad stuff, I thought I'd try and see what lovely things have taken place this year, against the background of the world going completely mad and me losing a...

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Seasonal musings, winter solstice and glitter jars

As Christmas Eve eve draws to a close, I am once again completely bemused by how fast the year has gone (I'm sure there is a conspiracy) and how much good stuff there has been in what feels, overall, like a very bad year indeed. I celebrated the winter solstice with...

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NaNo…PhoMo?!

Two years ago, I started NaNoWriMo, wrote assiduously each day for a week, and ended up with the beginnings of the book of my cats' story. Heavily fictionalised. Last November, I was running around like a total headless chicken trying to finish the house before winter...

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Learning to let go

This weekend I disabled the auto-renew on four of my domain names. When they expire, they'll no longer be mine - and this is a rather strange feeling. Some are old, some are ones I've not used yet, some I had great plans for but things have changed. Mostly, there just...

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Autumn Equinox

Today marks the equinox - twelve hours of light and twelve hours of dark. When I bought my house last year, and redesigned the garden to become a patchwork of patios and decking, with one big flowerbed and lots and lots of pots, I initially wondered whether I'd done...

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Boating dreams

I’m dreaming of the water. Dreaming of the feeling of wild water on my skin, a feeling you can’t replicate in a pool, even an outdoor one. Just me, a little boat, and a cool, gentle river to paddle up. Though obviously, I'd wear a lifejacket... This week’s discovery,...

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I'm Carla, a quirky thirtysomething with a penchant for unicorns and glitter. I believe in magic and make-believe, and the gorgeous rebellion of making your life absolutely your own. And I'm a proud multipod!

I am a photographer and catalyst for small business owners, and a real life mermaid. I photograph people as they truly are, help women see and step into their brightest and best selves, add a sprinkling of magic to the mundane, and am a happy ambassador for stationery and slow living.

Proud to be both girly and geeky, when I’m not writing, photographing or daydreaming, you can find me dancing burlesque, riding my bicycle Bluebell, growing herbs and collecting typewriters.

2018-19 Things

Things I want to do in 2018 & 2019. I only got round to updating this in November 2018 so it's covering both years 😉 From my Daydreams To Do list and also from my general goals for the year.

~ Draigcon and/or Wizardry School ~ Steampunk events ~ experiment with film cameras ~ walk more ~ explore Colchester ~ beach time ~ kitty portraits ~ western riding ~ spa days ~ kayaking ~ learn to make bath bombs ~ recreate Lush's Angel's Delight soap fragrance ~ slow reading club ~ craft gatherings ~ work in sterling silver ~ build a catio ~ handwritten letters ~ photobook of the house project ~ print my own photos ~ explore

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