Hello to those of you who have found my blog through my book series, The Grimstones, through Grass Roots Magazine which I write for, and through my artworks which are available on Etsy. Welcome! It's lovely to meet you. Do leave a comment to say hello, and thanks to those of you who already have. Click on my side bar to read a guide to this blog. There are links to help you find out more about The Grimstones, my gothic marionette show which is now a book series. And there are links to help you find out more about living sustainably and self-sufficiently, which is my passion. You'll also find a lot of art and homemade items on this blog - nothing give me more pleasure than making, whether it's painting, drawing, sculpting, stitching, metalsmithing or making everyday items such as shoes. My art journal is my best friend and my daily companion - I often post from within its pages. For more Grimstonely and arty updates, head on over to my facebook page.