Sunday, 5 April 2015

A Relaxing Holiday and Little Updates...

  Having just returned from a magical and relaxing week in Bonnie Scotland, I shall, over the next few days, ease myself back into my work. I have such a lot to be getting on with and am very much looking forward to submerging myself back into all things 'Pip'

 Scotland is such an inspiring place. It was so nice to just completely switch off for the week and enjoy my surroundings. We stayed in a log cabin at Eagle Brae, which is a remote and romantic wilderness about an hours drive from Inverness airport.

 During our stay we went on many an adventure, saw lots of breathtaking wildlife (our log cabin was constantly surrounded by wild deer) made snowmen, drank many a wee dram and ate like kings!

Grumpy little mountain hare photo taken by my husband, watching deer outside our window, me in the Ciarngorm mountains in a snow blizzard, husband and I, our log cabin, two stag - again photographed by my huband - just moments before they started aggressively rutting , my little fella on the Cairngorm funicular, magical walks.

  Other news:

  I've had so many emails lately asking how and when they can purchase one of my pieces. I do try and direct most people to my website for FAQ'S but thought I'd just give you a little update.

 It's so lovely for me that my work is becoming ever more popular and people are sending me commission requests on a weekly basis. It's frustrating for me that I have to ask people to come back at a later date but sadly there are only so many hours in the day.

  My most recent custom order was this dark and mysterious mermaid and I'm currently working on two other customs which will take me into mid May.

Recent mermaid commission

 I will be considering commission requests again in May but do only take on one a month as I also like to follow my own heart and work on designing what is influencing me at the time. If you mail me in May I will do my utmost to pencil you in throughout the forthcoming months.

30's Showgirls: Candy, Gloria and Candy, Bunny

 Everything I work on I usually post working progress photos via social media. This often results in emails asking if they can 'reserve' a particular piece. I am happy to do that but it's likely I will no longer list as 'reserved' in Etsy but instead send the buyer a private paypal invoice. People seem to be frustrated that everything they view is 'Reserved' I will be listing dolls from time to time though and will continue to keep my store stocked with prints.


  My Bunny and Una 'Once a Showgirl' illustration collection will be getting some much needed attention and my plan is to get postcard sets and prints into the shop as soon as I can. I hope to sell several of the originals but am currently working on how to present and price them.

  As I said, I like to follow my heart and having recently been gifted some very beautiful hand dyed luxury velvet in amazing colours I'm planning on making a handful of 1930's ladies in long gowns, marcel waves, cute hair accessories and sparkling purses.

velvet dress designs for 30's artdolls

  Do email me if you have any questions.

  Happy Easter Folks!!

  Pip x

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