HEART ATTACK survival – when alone – can be a cough away!

Rebloggng as Cardiologists say that if everyone who reads this would forward it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

Dignity by Design

Please pause for 2 minutes and read this.  It could save your life!!

  1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.
  2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.
  3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.
  4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.
  5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy who taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.
  6. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE? Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before…

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Miniature Art

I had a short holiday in Spain recently staying near Mijas where they have this fascinating miniature art museum. You view most of the items through magnifying glasses, as the paintings are on grains of rice, pin heads etc.

Obviously I couldn’t photograph those but here are some of their miniature sculptures. You can get an idea of the size by the screw on the bottom right.

Miniature museum Mijas

Seeing these reminded me of the miniature ACEO paintings I did but have been sitting in a folder! Not as small as the artwork in the museum (ACEO are 2.5 by 3.5 inches) but I am now adding them to my Etsy shop. Many of them were part of an alphabet collection, some of you may remember the blog posts. I sold a few of the original alphabet challenge ones and will replace these with cards or prints.

Here are some, I’m hoping to have listed the whole alphabet by the end of next week.




Super Moon Cloud Effects

Luckily I woke up at 2.30am and realised the almost dawn like light must be the moon!

Unable to see it from my bedroom I went outside in my pyjamas, it was unseasonably warm for November, just hope a neighbour didn’t see me! Here are the photos 


Sadly I didn’t realise the camera resolution was set at 5mp for the first few photos.

The moon then disappeared under cloud for half an hour. Came back spectacularly but I’m afraid the  photos don’t do it justice.

Amazing Nature

It may be January and now freezing outside in the UK but having had a lot of mild weather my tomato plant is amazingly still alive and ripening in the utility room!


The tomatoes are pretty tasty too :-). I don’t have any heating in there but it warms up in the sun. Do you have any resilient plants that would normally be dead at this time of year?

Cat voyeur!

Ever feel you’re being watched!

I looked up from my desk to see my neighbours cat fascinated watching me paint.
My cat Lottie has started sitting there too, making me feel guilty with the odd meow as I won’t let her in. However cats, glass and paint don’t make a good combination, so I’m not risking it!

I’ll leave you with a selection of my cat paintings, all on a variety of Zazzle products, click here for the .com site, on the photo for UK


Recycling bargains

We have a lot of charity shops here in Exeter and I think they’re great. Not only do they help raise money for charities but it’s such a brilliant way to recycle, reducing landfill and saving resources.

This week I’ve replaced my work desk as I desperately needed more space to paint. I found one in a Hospice care shop, perfect for me being short as its height adjustable.



It tilts too, cost just £40 and they took away my smaller old desk to sell on to someone else. How fab is that!

Have you had any great charity shop finds?





Continuing on the bargain theme both Folksy and my website now have the facility to offer coupon codes, so to celebrate I’m going to join in the festive season and have a one day sale on cyber Monday 1st December.

Visit my website shop for 20% off on Monday using code FESTIVE or on Zazzle code ZAZCYBER2014

Zazzle are having week long promotions too with up to 65% off many items. On cyber Monday they have 65% off stickers, posters and calendars, 40% off mugs and pillows, 30% off cases to name just a few offers.

Calendar with 12 different pictures of my glass paintings or you can customise it with your own photos


Leafy Lion Wild Animal Illustration by Annabel










I’ll leave you with my newest Zazzle designs and a selection of new hardboard coasters printed in the UK by fellow crafter Janners.

Leaping Dolphin iPad mini case

cat and dog set
birds setkingfisher set