The Soul's Retreat


Balloony Art

by on Aug.14, 2010, under Art, Balloony Art

One of my hobbies (used to be my job) is twisting balloons into weird and wonderful creations.¬† I used to have an application on Facebook called ‘Balloony Gifts’ where I twisted balloons and then photographed them, sometimes fitting them into pictures or just making pictures of them by themselves. Facebook no longer hosts those kinds of apps, so sadly, all the hard work that we developers put into them was wiped out when the format changed.

I thought it would be fun to put some of them here, rather than just consign them to the archives.¬† Hope you enjoy them ūüôā xx


Anyone for Breakfast?


Is it a myth, or does the latex fish really exist?

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Digital Art ~ some of my dabblings in the virtual studio!

by on Aug.05, 2010, under Art, Digital Art

Abstract Me

Ethereal Journey¬† ~¬† Journey On…

Faerie Washing

Softly in the waxen light
Through silver hush
Of eventide
The faeries hang their clothes to dry
Deep in the woods
No need to hide
For mortal folk are all asleep
No prying eyes
Will see them glide
Wings fluttering in stardust hues
On moonbeam rays
They seem to ride…

Life-Force  ~  Unstoppable Law of Attraction

Heart  ~  Strong enough to last a lifetime, yet so easily broken

Mind Leak¬† ~¬† One day the mind-seal was broken, and it all came fluttering through…

Pearls of Destiny

Words;¬† how they can change lives – restoring or destroying the balance of what is…
Use them wisely!

Twilight Wishes  ~  Make a Wish as the Moon Rises

Butterfly Dream¬† ~¬† Multicolour torment or Delight?¬† Hearts and Wings, keep on beating…

Where the sun don’t shine¬† ~¬† Down at the bottom of the garden, under the apple tree, beside the fence…

Journey  ~  Where from?  Where to?  For how long?

Reflections  ~  Dreams and Longings

Dreamshadows  ~  An extension of one of my many colourful dreams

Fay¬† ~¬† The Fay hold the secrets of the forests and the flowers, brightening the lives of all those fortunate to meet them… a beautiful enigma…

Wash Away My Sins¬† ~¬† Not wishing for a new beginning, just some life editing tools to erase the marks where the flies have been…

Acceptance¬† ~¬† Just to remind myself…

Life’s Manic Roundabout¬† ~¬† Feel the spin…

Just Me  ~  A slightly darker view






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Spirit Art

by on Aug.04, 2010, under Art, Spirit Art


Around 1997, I began to sketch faces.  I had no idea at the time where these images were coming from Рall I knew was that I just had to draw them right there and then, when the image came into my mind.

I would draw them on envelopes or scraps of paper, even the backs of bus tickets (the first one recognised was on the back of a bus ticket Рby a stranger!).  More often than not, as the features began to emerge on the paper, any person watching me sketch or doodle would comment that the drawing was the image of someone they knew or had known, and usually the person in question had passed to Spirit!

I had recently started to attend our local Spiritualist Centre in Salford, and had just joined an awareness class there, along with my daughter, Fay.  Being new to all of this, I knew nothing about Spirit Art (or Psychic Art) at that time.

I mentioned what was happening to the group leader, Beraka, who encouraged me to try drawing whilst in some of the open circles and the awareness class circles to see if it would develop. 

To my amazement, picture after picture was recognised by the people around me as I began to tune in more and more with my wonderful Spirit Guides! 

Many people who took their pictures home with them would return the following week with actual photo’s of the sketched person, to show to the rest of the group.

Often the person in the drawing would come through much younger than they had been when they passed over, so it was lovely to see any photo’s of them at that stage of their earthly lives too.

I began to work on platform alongside different Mediums, who would work at giving messages as usual and then also sometimes present a picture to the recipient too, which was really nice.

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of the people who have helped me along the way so far to enable this amazing process to be developed Рall those at Salford Centre for Spiritualism Рespecially Beraka and Fred Kent, the late Joyce Fry at Bolton Spiritualist Church, Kevin West at Waterloo Spiritualist Church and now Tina & Stephen Parfitt and all our new friends at Pathways in Southport!  Also to my wonderful husband Steve and my children, Fay, Danny and Joe for all their encouragement.

I especially send thanks to all the Spirit Guides who bring the pictures through to me, and to those who have literally guided my hand through the whole process.

I feel very, very blessed to be able to be a channel for this wonderful energy to be used, as it brings so much comfort and joy to those whose loved ones come through in this way.


Spirit Art

In the silence I wait
for your touch,
eyes closed,
mind open.
You take my hand,
leading pencil across paper.
As in some strange and mystic darkroom
the features emerge,
slowly, precisely…
Your loved ones wait,
in tearful anticipation,
for the proof
that you live on…

Following are a few of the many drawings done over the years.  I will probably add to these at some time in the near future.




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