Saturday, July 8, 2017

To New Beginnings

Hello Darlings,

I shall try and give you little bits and pieces of myself here on my brand NEW blog. I'm perfectly beyond enthuastic to begin a new and share my life with you; my friends.

I spend my days sewing fun things, lots of gardening, resting at the nearest beach, reading, playing with my rabbit, making all sorts of dyes for my paintings, creating notes of smell with my apothecary of homemade oils and creating and sending out lovely little videos on my youtube channel MermaidJunkieTV.

I have to keep pinching myself as it still seems like a dream. I have been a writer and an artist since I was a child, and after having lost my way through the decades, I have such an appreciation for where I am now. I feel as though I've truly found my treasure. It reminds me of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She had the power all along. I had the power all along, and I'm realizing each and every day of this in my beautiful unaccustomed life.

It's been a lazily spring thus far. I've spent the last month tending to my tiny MerryMaid heart, nurturing and giving myself scads of self-care and copious amounts of unconditional love. I spend my days here at the cottage writing and illustrating away at my children's books. Three of which is expected to be complete by December, published and out by Spring of 2018.

My BG {Beloved Gardener} and I spend our weekends going on little outings to farmers markets, antique shops, the beach, gardening, planting new flowers, tending the yards and watching beautiful old romance movies, such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Duchess, The Notebook and so many more, but those are a few of our favorites. Our special movie together is Tombstone. I should very well enjoy planning a quaint western outlaw party in the near future, perhaps in September/ October when the weather on the coast is tolerable.

I suppose I should swim along now. I have a few loads of laundry in the wash, some dishes to wash up and I must clean the bunny hutch. Thank you for swimming by.

Yours til my next swim, Raquel

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Where To Begin

I could very well start at the beginning, but I believe living in the now and following my bliss is most definitely supreme.

I live a fairy-tale life. After spending decades of disregarding my bestowed gifts and childhood dreams of being an Illustrator and Author, I feel quite comfortable in now saying, I have finally "swum home."

I am an Artist living in a little coastal cottage called "Staffordshire" with my Beloved Gardener and rabbit.

I create customized paintings, (which I call MerryMaidlings or Little Women), taxidermied ocean life pieces, essential oil healing blends, and personalized treasure chest tools to encourage and inspire ones transformational tale (journey) through the Law of Attraction (specifically Abraham-Hicks teachings).

I infuse each piece with floral/herb and seaweed tinctures. The floral/herb tinctures and blends I create are from my gardens here at my little cottage and the seaweed sourcing is from a little family owned business that hand harvests Irish seaweed from around the shores and the coast of Ireland.
I believe that complimenting each custom piece with tinctures and fragrant waters sends out a little bit of my heart and love into the universe.

I most assuredly admire each beautiful soul that purchases my art. It brings such wonderment and magic to my MerryMaid heart.

I am significantly inspired by Tasha Tudor and Beatrix Potter, I discreetly embody their way of living through emulation by living a very antiquated lifestyle.
I am also in the process of writing and illustrating a children's book series. Three of which will be released Spring of 2018. 

I am especially happy for all of the beautiful adventures that await me. I surely would love it if you swam along with me.

Yours til my next swim, Raquel