Dec 192014

A little scene using a lovely free Chateau model kindly offered by Mark Goodrich in the Vue Galleries group on Facebook 🙂


Dec 092014

People often comment on how different the Malden leathers can be and mine are no exception.

My Pocket size is very grainy compared to the relative smoothness of the Personal one.   I don’t really have a preference either – I love them both 😀

Filofax Malden Personal


Filofax Malden Pocket

The grain of this leather is much more defined

Filofax Malden Ochre

Side by side comparison

Dec 042014

There’s this tree…. Yes, another one. Last year (I think) I made my “Lichfield Road” tree based on one that’s at the side of the road heading out of the village on the way to Lichfield. Well, there’s another one in the opposite direction heading out to Rugeley that I love because for whatever reason, the top of the trunk is bent over at 90 degrees and then tapers off to a fairly sharp point.

I keep meaning to try to get a photo of it but it’s not a road you can stop on. Still, it’s etched in my memory and I call it “The Serpent Tree” because that’s what the top bent down bit reminds me of.

The top branches all face forward in a funnel shape instead of skyward. Seeing it yesterday again, now all the leaves have gone, is what gave me the kick up the bum to do it 🙂  so I finally got around to making it.

Serpent Tree Serpent Tree