Day: May 25, 2016

dreaming in the daylight

I am currently decluttering my RedBubble Portfolio, to make way for more recent art that best represents who I am now, as well as to make it easier for customers to navigate the available products for sale. As a result I will be sharing some of my old creative writings here on WordPress, as a way of preserving them. In several cases my mind, opinions, beliefs, values and overall understanding of life have changed since the time I wrote these pieces, but I still feel that they are personally valuable reminders of the various stages of my life journey thus far.

This piece of writing was first posted at my RedBubble Creative Writing Portfolio.

Date of original post: 13 June 2011

Total views, at 2 May 2016: 172

dreaming in the daylight

of sun-washed fields and windswept grasses
lonely open expanses and summer-brown pastures
grazing cattle on a far hillside
blackbirds singing their evening song
wide stretched boughs of ancient trees
and abandoned nests caught in the branches
sunset lingering on the undulating landscape
melody of windchimes carried far in the stillness
and there under the trees
a sleeping blue-eyed monster
waiting with eternal patience
to confuse, to devour, to destroy completely
the soul of this girl
naïve and loving
too eager to be loved
she thinks he has the answers
but it will all come to nothing

of the moon rising high in the east and glowing red at dusk
of mythical beasts cast from the ocean
rotting in the heat
butterflies and moths locked in battle
swarms of gnats hover around the spirits of the dead
the chill sets in as the sun sinks low
stars flicker high in the darkening expanse
the waves churn louder on the shore
wash away the beasts
lie on the grass with the monster
pretend that somehow he can be changed to good
to love, to embrace, to connect
he awakes
nighttime descends
a single cry rings out
then silence
and nothing



Art Currently For Sale

Long time followers will have seen some of these before, but an artist still has to make a living and some of my old drawings are still my most popular! So, I present to you, some of my drawings that are currently available for purchase at my RedBubble store, Here are shown a selection of products, but for more information, prices, ordering, and options, please view them on RedBubble.

*These are believed correct at the time of compilation and shared in good faith but are subject to change without notice. Please note that as I am merely the designer of the art printed onto these products, any questions, queries or concerns about the products needs to be directed to RedBubble.

Cute Happy Fun Giraffe

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Original illustration: 2008, fine liner pen on paper.




Romantic Giraffes

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Original illustration: 2009, hand drawn in ink on paper.



Custom sized and cut scratch-resistant vinyl removable lap top skin, available at To see all of my currently available lap top skin designs, see HERE. At the time of writing (May 2016), skins are available for 11″, 13″ and 15″ lap tops. Please see RedBubble for further specifications.

Renaissance Cat Rides a Unicorn

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Original illustration: 2011, fine point felt tip marker and fine point pen on paper.


See all my coffee mug designs HERE at Also available: travel mugs.


Polyester pencil case / studio pouch. To see all of my current pencil case designs, please see HERE. Also available: hardcover journals, in your choice of ruled line, blank or graph pages. See for more information.

Screenshots and information were compiled from my RedBubble portfolio, on 25 May 2016.