Category Archive: Original

Tree people are growing back

Tree people are growing in me again… they were one of my recurrent drawing themes as a teenager and they’ve come to visit me recently. Original colour pencils & black ink A4 illustration… Continue reading

Walking lines mutation

While my mobile home has been resting from this year’s journeys and what seemed like an unexpected seasonal hayfever, I’ve been back on taking lines for walks and getting lost with them. Here’s… Continue reading

REignite Love Everywhere

  Handmade framed pieces from a series of paintings especially created for Reignite’s  first charity crowdfunding campaign. Original handwritten quotes painted with gouache and marker pens on paper, mounted on upcycled cards.          … Continue reading

♥works made with♥

Taking space & time to let the creative juices flow anywhere I go. Back to computerless expressions of the inner & outer self allWays REcreating the old into new ways, now with hands… Continue reading

Quoted bookmarks

Handmade bookmarks with original handwritten quotes collages on reused card  from packages.  

Online Store(s)

I’m pleased to invite you to my art & crafts online shop! Please visit, share and if you like it, have it! And in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making some of… Continue reading

Painted photography

Mixed media illustrations. Techniques used: black & white self processed photography prints, paint and scratches. Available for sale @Ds FreewebShop

Cigi Pals go wild

Some cigi pals crossed wild paths but no harm came to them.

A tale of pals

Cigi meet DsUsed pals in Urban tales

Cigi Pals

An ever growing family of illustrated characters created from the inside of cigarette packages and other wasted materials.   I met this creatures years ago, while seating with Tomo, in London. I often take them for walks from where… Continue reading

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    The shape of water

    The shape of water

    Be like water. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. #WorldWaterDay #BeWater #WhyFollowWhenYouCanFlow

    Spring has Sprung

    Spring has Sprung

    There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring All photography by d.

    N0body REmembers YourSelf as Your Body

    N0body REmembers YourSelf as Your Body

    The body remembers, the bones remember, the joints remember, even the little finger remembers. Memory is lodged in pictures and feelings in the cells themselves. Like a sponge filled with water, anywhere the flesh is pressed, wrung, even touched lightly, a memory may flow out in a stream. Clarisa Pinkola Estes in “Women who run […]

    Reignite Love everywhere

    Reignite Love everywhere

    Quote & illustration by d.

    Winds of change

    Winds of change

      When the winds of change blow, some build walls while others build windmills. Chinese Proverb Illustration above and video below by d  

  • Wildcrafting: Wildcraftings

    Happy New Solar Year & Spring Day

    Happy New Solar Year & Spring Day

    May we attune to the natural cycles and embrace our wild nature like blooming flowers.

    Glossary of medicinal properties

    Glossary of medicinal properties

     A Adaptogens: Herbs that help us adapt to stress by supporting the adrenal glands, the endocrine system, and the whole person. Examples are ginseng root, nettle leaf, sarsaparilla, licorice root, and ashwagandha. Alterative: (Sanskrit: Parivartakas or Rakta Shodhana Karma ) These herbs alter or change a long-standing condition by aiding the elimination of metabolic toxins. […]

    Sage (Salvia officinalis)

    Sage (Salvia officinalis)

    Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial, evergreen subshrub, with woody stems, grayish leaves, and blue to purplish flowers. Salvia (sage) is the largest member of the mint family, containing over 900 species throughout the world. The name Salvia (“salviya”) derives from the Latin salvere (“to feel well and healthy, health, heal”), the verb related to […]

    Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

    Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

    Oregano means “mountain joy,” and was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acidic) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.0 and […]

    Wildcrafting

    Wildcrafting

    Wildcrafting is a term for the age-old practice of collecting plant materials in their natural habitat for food, medicine, and craft. It is a direct connection to our past. When we practice wild crafting we follow the footsteps of our ancestors, we reflect their deep connection to Nature and there dependence on her. Wild crafting is […]

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