Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Whimsy Emporium

It's a great feeling when you are inspired. I was lucky enough to find The Bohemian Collective and fall in love with their beautiful, whimsical look books. The Collective shares a spiritual, earth, hippie vibe, filled with white lacey crochet, turquoise and animal skulls.

Take a look at the website to see what I mean: Boho collective

There is a sense of freedom and connection on every page.

The Whimsy Emporium is part of this collective and when I saw an Instagram post for a collaboration, I said 'yeah!'

This picture is the end result and below is a bit more about the process and some earlier stages of the work.

Natasha, Miss Whimsy herself, said she liked my work and that was enough to get me scribbling away.

I used an image from the Boho Collective's 'Winter blues, summer dreaming' look book and incorporated Natasha's most recent necklace and earrings that she had posted on Facebook.

Things quickly took shape.

I played around with the image in Photocandy a little bit in the initial stages to get an idea for layers and patterns.

In the end however, I didn't feel that it needed any extras. I loved the process so much! I felt like I was channeling the image and it just came alive.

I am so grateful for having the opportunity to create this piece and look forward to seeing where Natasha uses it.

Please take a look at her Etsy shop: The Whimsy Emporium which has so many glorious pieces and the adornments that my whimsical fairy is wearing.


  1. This sounds really brilliant! Never heard of it before but will be sure to take a look.
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  2. Cheers Lauren! Thanks so much for reading. Lots of inspiring stuff to look at xxx

  3. Sorry am late posting a reply... Beautiful work Jacs can see why she was impressed with your ArTwork, is is full of inspiration and beauty both of the eye and the soul.

    Thanks for the links, had a look will go back again :-) xxx