Friday, 24 April 2015

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

I've been missing from the blogging world for the past couple of weeks as I had to take an impromptu break after being in a car accident over Easter weekend. How's that for dramatic! I was on my way home from work when a car pulled out in front of me without looking where they were going. I had to spend a few days in hospital and had surgery to insert a metal plate into my arm. It was my right arm that got busted up, which is the worst one for me as I'm right handed so I've been unable to do almost everything. Including drawing, which has been very tough! But it's not all been doom and gloom, I've actually been feeling more cheerful than I have in a very long time. I guess there's nothing like a near death experience to shift your perspective! Plus I have a lot to look forward to at the moment, as everything's now set in place for me to move 350 miles to Devon to attain a degree in illustration. This is a step I've wanted to take for a long time (and previously attempted) and I really feel now is the right time for me and I'm very excited!

I had the cast removed from my arm on Wednesday which has made my arm more easily movable, but there's still much I can't do with it yet as it heals and it's still incredibly painful. Thankfully the weather has been lovely in England just lately which always lifts my spirits, and I've enjoyed the simple pleasure of just sitting in the garden with a book and my portable record player. Bliss!


This is a more fun outfit I threw together. The sandals are new and I adore them, they'll definitely be a staple in my summer wardrobe. I've been after a pair of sandals in this style for a long time, but genuine vintage pairs cost the earth so I was extremely happy to discover these in Topshop. I found them by accident, sitting in a coffee kiosk in the mall when I noticed them in the store window opposite from where I was sitting. Fate! I've always loved this backpack of Stitch. I can't fit much inside him but that's fine as I can't carry much right now. I love it looks like he's just perched on my back, waving at passersby.


  1. Its good to see you back. I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. I hope everything heals well and leaves you pain free and able to return to your incredible art soon. Exciting news about your university place and I adore those sandals. x

  2. I'm so sorry to read about your accident, I wish you many good thoughts and hope that your arm is back to normal soon. That's very exciting about uni! I'm sure you'll have the best time. Love your outfit, those sandals are wonderful xxx

  3. Look at you, lovely lady, bathed in sunlight and sporting orange so beautifully. There is such a marvelously captivating sense of warmth and peace to these photos. You - like the light - are radiant in them.

    With all my heart, I'm truly sorry to hear about your accident and serious injury. Oh honey! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and that I wish you a speedy, complete recovery. Broken bones are terrible things (been there) and often a very long time to recover from. Please know if that I'm always here if you need someone to talk to about anything - very much including just taking your mind off things.

    Endless gentle hugs & healing wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  4. Well there you go, dear! there's nothing i appreciate more than a good dose of optimism and good vibes, and my this post certainly has them! ah, the sunshine and bright colors and your easy, flowing words.... you don't know how nice it makes me feel to know that something like this isn't getting you down!

  5. Oh my! I'm so sorry about your accident! I'm hoping the pain goes away soon. Congrats on following your dream. Getting a degree in illustration sounds so exciting. Wishing you all the best in that regard!

    By the way, this is a really great sunny outfit. Stitch always makes me smile. :-)

  6. Goodness; what a traumatic time, but glad you are on the mend and focusing firmly on the future. So exciting to hear your plans for studying for an illustration degree.
    Great sandals (though I assume one would have to wear them on sunny days with sun block so as not to get interesting tan shapes below the knee!)

  7. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear that you had such a bad accident, I hope that you continue to heal fast and well ! On a sidenote, I just love your stitch backpack it's absolutely adorable !

    Bisous, Charlie

  8. Oh my goodness. So glad you're okay! That Stich backpack is adorable ehehehe :') Just looking at it makes me feel nostalgic!

  9. Really lovely pictures and I love your Stitch backpack!


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