I always like to look at the site of anyone who has taken the time to comment on my posts and tonight, just before heading to bed, I had a quick peek at Ulla's blog which I had never come across before. It is nearly 5.30am and I'm still looking! Here is a detail of an Easter Theatre Egg that she made...
She does wondeful evocative illustrations too. Hark at me, the Ulla expert, I've only seen Feb and March pages so far!
She is inspired by so many of the same people as me that I looked deeper into her posts (instead of going to bed) and what a treasure chest of delights. It felt like going into the attic of some old house and opening up chests, cabinets, boxes and secret spaces to find all manner of forgotten and wonderful things. I feel it has enchanted me.
She has links to so many new and wonderful things that have somehow passed me by like Miss Clara a french paper artist who puts my own paper works to shame. Miss Clara has just the loveliest fairytale website which includes downloadable wallpaper for your desktop of the most gorgeous green shoe (as seen on Ulla's blog)! She puts me in mind of Tim Burton but better and very feminine and lots more texture and age to her work, which makes me love it even more.
Oh my goodness, I just discovered the 'original objects' section on the site. Someone pass the smelling salts and loosen my corset another SHOE! But now another dilemma, I gave up the jewellery because of Grainne Morton doing my ideal better than I ever could, and gave up my textiles because of Carolyn Quartermain, now I feel I should give up my paperwork because of Miss Clara. I don't ever give them up utterly, just the possibility of ever making a living from them. Oh her work is so intricate and beautiful but I can't get it to link just now so you need to visit the site to see.
Oh dear, I am almost sick with exhaustion and excitement it's all too lovely, and I have been lulled into a semi hypnotic state by the music on the Miss Clara's site. I must sleep, my back aches and I have no heating so it's about 5 degrees at the computer. Worst of all, visitors arriving at 2pm (till late) and then I have to work nightshifts over the weekend so probably very little blog posting or reading until monday, how hideous when there is so much to see and so much to show.