Mirth to all Dwellers of the Milky Way Galaxy’s planet Earth!

Hello there, goeie dag, guten tag, dumelang, Здравствуйте, aloha, ciao, cześć, hola, hyālō, konnichiwa, marḥaban, merhaba, namaskar,namaste, nǐ hǎo, olá, salãm, salut, sawubona! Meet the author & expect the unexpected round every corner: 

 

Her name is Thalita, meaning 'little girl'

An Indigo adult now, and a buoyant whirl

Afrikaans her home language: her English not superb

Afrikaans an expressive language: they joke and chirp

South Africa is called the Rainbow Nation: multicultural beings

Everyone has loved, lost, cried & laughed: multifaceted feelings
The Rainbow Nation she loves...... people a mixed bag of rarity
The Rainbow Nation she wishes... people to join for prosperity

 

No matter the many hardships they endure

Humour their cushion and hope their manure

No matter the 7star theater of national dramas

SA’s open spaces and weather their Bahamas

No matter the gloomy international publicity

SA’s humans presuppose Divine Synchronicity

No matter the global 7star theater of propagandas 

Gaia’s humans a multitude of KungFu Pandas!

                may

  Honour & Strength

                 be

Humanity’s Wavelength

The poem above is from my humour & wit eBook, "Rename Me!", which is available in the online store. I thought it to be a suitable intro to myself and my website too.

I love sports and has achieved Springbok Colours (South African National Colours) in 3 different sports in my youth, and later years when I've learned to do graphic designing, it became a delight for me to design for sportswear.

I personally create all of the designs of all the Sportswear, Accessories, Fabrics and other products in my online store. 

 

On an outward, worldly level: as I look back on my life, there has always been a parallel track of sports and creative endeavours, as the main themes. Herewith a short summary, because in truth I could write volumes about how the low's in my life have by 'millions of donkey miles' far outweighed the high's. Thank goodness for the tons of donkey-like-stubbornness in me (and many others), to have refused to give up on going after aspirations and vocational interests and drives...

* At school, at the age of 15 (1988), I was chosen for the South African Junior / Schools team, to compete in Europe, in long jump. But, there were some heavy demonstrations shortly before the time and the trip was cancelled. The reason for the demonstrations was due to apartheid here, then. And, the (crooked) rule is that if you do not physically compete overseas, then your National Colours are not officially awarded, even though you made all the "grades" and were chosen for the team... So, these junior long jump colours was unofficial. This and many other unfortunate circumstances lead me to stop with athletics a few years later. My best achievement in the long jump was 6.05m at 15 years of age. Another challenge at school was the fact that I was in 3 different high-schools, due to my sport and my coach of then moving to another province as well. It's unpleasant being the new kid anywhere, but I'm grateful for all the people I've met and friends made in those years.

 

While studying my BA Degree (Sport Science & Psychology), I met a wonderful  couple who were Masters Springbok Powerlifters and I started training with them. This was in 1992. Before this I've NOT trained with weights in the past, even for athletics - we used to run and pull old tyres with bricks inside, etc. So, I've truly surprised myself when, in 1994, after only 2 years of weight-training, I achieved official Junior National Colours in Powerlifting. The sport of Powerlifting consists of Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press. We competed in Ohio, USA that year at the Powerlifting World Championships, where I came 2nd. Again some politics were involved... At that time there were various local and international governing bodies for Powerlifting. So, even though I came 2nd at that World's, I cannot say that I'm utterly proud of it, because it was NOT against the best of the best - due to various governing bodies. The next year I joined the other governing body. But, because you have to pay your own way to all events in Powerlifting, I could not afford to attend the 1995 World's. So once again, my National Colours that I've now qualified for in the new governing body, was not officially awarded. After that I stopped doing Powerlifting too, because of not having the funds to compete at international events. I loved the Deadlift most of all the lifts! At the 1994 World's I've done a 170kg / 375 pounds deadlift, but my official South African Junior Deadlift record stood for over 20 years at 160kg, on a bodyweight of around 63-65kg, at age 21/2.  

 

I did however, start training long jump again. By now I was finished with my studies and working (gym instructor, admin jobs, etc). I still dreamed of making it big in sport... I had to train after a full day's work, which I made the best of, but South Africa only having outdoor tracks, made it hard in summer, which is our rainfall season. And, in winter, the track where I could train had no lights after dark, plus it closed at dark... After-work-hours in the winter, plus travelling to the track, gave you about an hour's training time. Not enough. So, after another 2 years of training I gave up athletics for the 2nd time. Of course this decision was accompanied with rivers of tears and 'why's?' 

In these years after not having competed in any specific sport, I did keep training heavy weights in the gym. In 1998 the news reached my ears that women will now be included in the Commonwealth Games and Olympics, in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Olympic Weightlifting is one of the oldest sports, but only men has been on the programme in these Games, prior to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. I started making enquiries as to how and where I could learn the technique of the Olympic lifts, which are Snatch and Clean & Jerk. I  then found a wonderful coach . At this time I lived in the north of South Africa and my new coach lived in Johannesburg - about 260km apart. (I moved to Johannesburg and closer to my coach in early 2000.) For 2 years I went for coaching only when I could afford the trip to go and see him for a few days. I mainly trained on my own these first 2 years, and again, after only 2 years of training the Olympic Lifts - in the middle of 1999 - I was chosen for the South African senior team to compete at the 1999 All Africa Games, and awarded my Senior Springbok Colours. Got my official Senior Springbok Colours for 4 consecutive years, from 1999 - 2002 (age 26 to 30). Came 5th at the 1999 All Africa Games. Got a silver medal at the 2001 African Championships, and gold at the same champs in 2002. Broke and held many SA records in those times too. Also got the trophy for 4 consecutive years for best overall female weightlifter in South Africa (bodyweight to weights lifted ratio).  I loved the Snatch lift the most. Technically it's the most difficult of the two lifts, but oh man, the most exhilarating feeling when executed perfectly and with your maximum weight overhead!!!

Due to this sport being an Olympic sport, your travelling expenses to big events were covered by the federation. But, no other monetary rewards exist in South Africa for any of the 'smaller' sports. In all these years that I trained and competed in Olympic Weightlifting, I had a full day job and trained in the evenings. It was hard. The blessings this time round was that my new sport was indoors and the weather not an obstacle, and international competitions' travelling expenses paid for. The reason why I stopped doing Olympic Weightlifting (at the end of 2002) is a story that's got EVERYTHING to do with internal and national politics. Forgive me, but I'm not willing to share the drama of this story publicly. Yes, for the 3rd time in 3 different sports 'politics' were ruining not only my sports career, but also that of many other athletes, whom I knew back then. Then, from 2015 to 2017 I  trained hard again... My personal aim was to train well, get my lifts up to a good standard (for my age) and just 'end' my sports-what-not's on as high a note as possible in a couple of Masters competitions - I felt that I owe myself at least that, because the Masters competitions are based on merit! But, a whole lot of new-yet-the-same-old crap rained down yet again, after another 2 years of hard training, and I had to stop training again! As a side-note: it's quite interesting how many time-periods or other of my sporting efforts happened in 2's or 3's......

The sports injuries I've had through the years could fill another couple of pages, but the short version of these is that Infinite Life taught me how I could heal my own body / injuries by desire, will power, focus, discipline and patience. Here is one example: When I just started training the Olympic lifts, I had no access to proper Olympic lifting equipment: I trained with old-style iron weights and a normal bar. Those old-style bars could not rotate like an Olympic bar rotates, for wrist purposes. Well, back then I did not know squat about any of the finer do's and dont's of the Olympic Lifts and its equipment. So, one night while training Clean Pulls from the rack, there was a very loud "bang" sound on the execution of my last rep; everyone in the gym heard it! There were even guys thinking it was a gunshot from the street nearby. This bang sound was just before the thump sound of my bar and iron weights dropping on the floor... As the bar dropped to the floor and I heard everyone asking and wondering what that bang sound was, I heard myself -  in a daze - say to them aloud: "That was my hand!" My left hand was hanging loose and life-less on my arm, like an old rag. After a couple of days it was so painful and swollen that I had to go to a specialist for tests, to see what's wrong. After I was informed, and shown on the monitor, how ALL the ligaments in my hand and wrist were torn and detached, the specialist said that they can take out a little bone from my hip and put it into my wrist, to restore some stability and movement. I was also informed that this kind of "fixing" the injury would forever take away the ability of my wrist being able to do normal rotations, meaning.... I would not have been able to do many exercises in the gym ever again, let alone compete in a sport so heavily dependent on wrist movements, like Olympic Weightlifting. In my heart the desire for healing my wrist completely and competing in Olympic Weightlifting in the future, was far greater than "believing" what the specialist told me. Those desires, plus the disguised blessing of NOT being able to afford that suggested operation / not being able to afford medical aid/insurance, were the main ways by which Infinite Life started teaching me Her natural ways of healing... you already know the outcome of this story. Even after all these years, I'm still baffled at that loud bang sound of ligaments tearing off, all at once.  

As for the present: I would love to train the Olympic Lifts again, just because I really miss and love the training and the people. It's unfortunately still quite a story here in South Africa, to get a place to train, with the proper equipment - especially when you're in a smaller town. I almost forgot... I've also completed the Brown III grade in Karate, at school... (Brown III is the belt just before a Black Belt.) Eish, I've always been very busy with many things at once. But, if you're born hyper-active and learn how to utilize your abundance of energy, you can get a heck of a lot done in a day or year, and so on... Oh, and... it's been many, many years too that I just love practising freestyle dancing in my lounge - to melodic Trance, Techno, 1980's music, Club Remixes of the 1980's music, Country- and Afrikaans music - I'm constantly having my own theatre show at home and in my mind, haha... Have a look at my therapeutic and party / nightclub video clips too.  I used to play the Clarinet and Recorder at school too, plus completed Grade V in music theory back then. Although I'm rusty on music theory and playing an instrument, I started learning to operate DAW software in 2020 - for the creation of Electronic Dance Music. I would love to create the music of my soul! But, currently I'm still struggling with this software... it's going to take effort and patience to master it and create some great music.

* Regarding the creative endeavours: They are too many and too varied to mention in detail,  but in short I've practised (and am self-taught in most of) the following: creative writing, digital designing, fabric designing, garment and general sewing, patchwork and quilting, hand- and machine embroidery, mould-making and cold casting with resins & fillers, pewter relief work, basic clay sculpting, basic handyman types of work, soft sculptures (with fabrics and other soft materials), basic soft toy making, creating figurines and miniatures, miniature gardens, clothes and patterns for Barbie Doll clothes, some wire work, leather work, neon and glow-in-the-dark creations, basic upholstery and restoration of certain second-hand or antique pieces.  I really enjoy working with and creating things with my hands too! I sew and make most of my own clothes, and that which I buy gets a serious personalization re-do or add-on's... Furthermore, I just LOVE gardening and plants, especially cacti & succulents. Below are a few photos from my youth, sports days, and a couple of my hand-made & upcycling projects.

*  On an inward, Soul-level: I've learned many, many valuable lessons in this life and I've also made many mistakes, like everyone else... As a summary of my inner path: it's been about 16 years now that I've made a mammoth effort to re-attain True Selfhood, and hunt down Truth and Higher Knowledge in most aspects of life. Deep gratitude to all the Truth-seeking people out there from whom I've learned so much via their books, videos, talk shows, etc.! Eternal gratitude to my own Soul too, for all the inner teachings. It's definitely far better to be armed with Truth, however uncomfortable, terrible or unbelievably fantasy-like it may be. Truth truly is stranger than fiction...

Lastly: This website is my ONLY website and I'm ONLY on Telegram, Pinterest and an artist page on Facebook. My most loved and best soft sculpture / art toys can be viewed here: facebook.com/Art-Toys-by-ThalitaG

Any other profiles or info about me and my Creations, will thus be fake / imitated! Use the buttons in the header on a PC, or look in the menu on a mobile device - to go to these directly. Click on my Telegram Channel's name, or do a search in Telegram, with the name: PowerfulEnergyCreations 

Kahlua, or just Lukie

My only pet now. I adopted him as a baby from a cat shelter, about 10 years ago.

Kahlua Cat

Me as a little girl

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Fishing with a reed

On my dad's farm, outside of Steynsrus in the Free State Province, where I grew up. (My father passed away in 2003)

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1983: 10 years

Trophies for best overall girls athlete in both the track & field sections - for sprints and long jump.

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1984: 11 years. Bloemfontein

This championships was the yearly Free State Champs, and the qualifying event for the National Champs. I've gathered enough points by winning the long jump, high jump, 80m and 100m sprints, to receive the provincial Girls Team Trophy (for my town), all on my own! This happened a couple more times through the years. And... hahaha, as I was handed the trophy, it's one ear broke off! 

Bloemfontein 1984

1986: 13 years

1986: Got Northern Free State Colours for Jukskei. What a lovely recreational sport! I miss it very much.

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1988: 15 years

All the trophies and medals won in 1988 alone. I have many more photos of every school year that I got almost this many trophies and medals. At this time I was in Afrikaans High School, Kroonstad, called 'Rooies' / 'reds,' due to the uniforms' colour.

2021 Jester of Natural Justice

1989: 16 years

Trophy for best Senior Girls athlete of the Freestate Province.

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1990: 17 years

South African Junior Athletics Championships. I got silver that day.

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1991: 18 years

A Senior Long Jump competition- I'm on 3rd place.

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1994: 21 years

Powerlifting World Champs in Ohio, USA. Silver medal. Deadlift of 375 pounds / 170 kg.

1994 Powerlifting World Champs

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002: 26 to 30 years of age

I earned Senior Springbok Colours in Olympic Weightlifting - Snatch and Clean & Jerk.

Olympic Weightlifting

26 April 2002:

I Broke 6X South African records that day.

2020/1 Hindsight: Hahaha, literally 6 of Tha Best!!!! 

I found equal value in the literal and figurative sense of the idiom: Iron sharpens iron / Yster slyp yster.

Thalita's 6 of Tha Best!

2013:

A tandem skydive, as a gift for my 40th birthday.

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Plus-minus 2012/3

An off-road bike training day. It was a gift as well.

Off Road Bike

2018: 

I entered a dance competition and came nowhere, hahaha! 

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2018: 

My song was a fast techno-trance remix of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Tha Best!!!

2019: 

Lily the Lace Dragon

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2019: Another type of sculpture / figurine that I've made:

Stuart Steampunk:


Partly made of metal himself:
Stuart is a girl’s best alloy.
His loincloth a slice of wealth:
minted fresh, the real McCoy.
Five shillings for a peek:
Slender, well-toned muscle.
Is a girl to peak or shriek:
Victorian Adonis on the hustle.

Copyright @ Thalita Goosen

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2019:

Stuart Steampunk

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2019: Another type of sculpture / figurine that I've made:

Egalia:


Loves to be perceived as
part eagle, part priestly caste
Loves glitz and has pizzazz
soaring high at long last
Materialism a crafty alcatraz
Ought to learn from the past!

Copyright @ Thalita Goosen

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2019:

Egalia the Eagle

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Gizmo & Maia

Both passed away around 2-3 years ago They loved each other! Lukie and Gizmo was adopted together and Maia, the sausage, was adopted a few years later.

Gizmo & Maia

Me as a little girl

On holiday with my family in Natal. 

Duality's Masquerade

1983: 10 years

I got my Free State Provincial Colours for the first time at 10, in Athletics. 

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1984: 11 years

A high jump of 1.36m in Kroonstad.

Who remembers those iron high jump poles? My hometown school was very small and we trained with those iron poles for many years, till we got a more modern one. Do you remember how many long blue marks one got over your back, if you happened to bump it off and land on it with some force, hehe! We've also practised on even older iron poles that was triangular shaped and boy, did they 'bite' you properly! 

1984 Hoogspring

1984: 11 years. Pretoria

The SA Junior Athletics Champs in Pretoria. I represented the Free State Province and competed at the Nationals in long jump, high jump and relay - all in one day! The photo below shows my gold medal for long jump, with a distance of 4.71m. I came 5th in the high jump and our team were 3rd in the relay.

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1986: 13 years

My Clarinet certificate from the Royal Schools of Music.

Clarinet Certificate

1989: 16 years

A jump of 5.92m. I came 2nd at this year's SA Champs. Haha, once again: this year the age groups for Juniors changed from being under 16 and 19, to under 17 (and 19), so I was 16 and had to compete with the under 17's. Countless more of these sorts of things and other 'accidents' happened  throughout my life.... 

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1990: 17 years

Trophy for best Senior Girls athlete of a big inter schools athletics meeting. This was in my final school year, grade 12 as it is called now, and going to school in Potchefstroom Gimnasium.

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1990: 17 years

This is the last Karate certificate I could find...

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1994: 21 years

I earned Junior Springbok Colours in Powerlifting - Squat, Deadlift & Bench Press.

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1994: 21 years

South African Champs in Potchefstroom. Gold medal. 140kg squat.

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1999: All Africa Games in Johannesburg

I came 5th. 

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2002:

At the 2001 African Championships I got 3X Silver Medals and in 2002 - in Kenya - as per the pic below, I got 3X Gold Medals. But, yet another 'accident' happened that day. On my last Clean & Jerk, the 'built-in section' of the bar, that's the dividing piece between the weights and 'inner gripping' section, came off as I was about to Jerk and the bar, weights and I crashed to the floor!!! Luckily I was fine and got an additional lift. It was a huge fright to lift your max weight in competition and an olympic bar completely breaks while lifting! You can see how unhappy (dikbek) I was here and our coach trying to calm me down, haha. It was a news photographer who took this photo and luckily it was sent to me afterwards.

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2013:

I screamed my voice gone that day...

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Plus-minus 2015/6

At an interval of a day-time Travelling Show in Cape Town.

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2018: 

I only freestyle dance, but entered a hip-hop competition because there are no "open" (all ages) freestyle competitions in South Africa, but I felt that I needed to get over some huge stage fright because I've been desiring to do something on stage for many, many years...

Dancing Pirate Girl

2019: A soft sculpture / toy I've made:

Lily the Lace Dragon:


Lily is a miniature Lace Dragon: dainty and feminine
She’s not of the fire-spitting type: she breathes lace instead
Living in a tranquil world: no need for no adrenaline
She’s not of the flying type: she swims and floats ahead 

Make her mad or sad, show disrespect or be suspect...
She’ll spit on you, turn you into pink lace; you’ll return to grace
Make her cheerful or chirpy, show respect or be correct...
She’ll spit next to you, gifting you with sacks full of pink lace.

Copyright @ Thalita Goosen

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2019:

Lily the Lace Dragon

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2019:

Stuart Steampunk

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2019:

Stuart Steampunk

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2019:

Egalia the Eagle

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2019: Another type of sculpture / figurine that I've made:

Brain the Cow Pixie


He's playful and cheeky
Shows cows where to graze
And always sings this phrase: 
"The best grass, over there, over there.
Follow me, follow me, I'll show you where!"

 

Copyright @ Thalita Goosen

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Brain the Cow Pixie:

Brian's ears and face are a piece of real cow hide. 

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The Forest Pixie, Ezo: 

Ezo the Forest Pixie figurine. 30cm tall

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Theodore the Night Pixie: 

He is also about 30cm tall.

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Mr Simon Steampunk...

30cm tall

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Meet Mrs Sally Steampunk...

Meet Mrs Sally Steampunk from the Victorian, Industrial Revolution, Era! 
She worked in a factory for so long that she became half-human, half-machine... Poor Sally... who could’ve foreseen?

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Burt the Dino:

Rough and tough: the leader of his pack.
He eats silver for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Burt the Dino:

Rough and tough: the leader of his pack.
He eats silver for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Freddy:

... the bull-DOG ... uhhh... bull-FROG..

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During:

Pigskin leather being glued on.

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Finished:

Finished view of both boots. Yeehaw, now I'm ready for jeans, a t-shirt, country music, a bike ride and nature! I only need the bike though... hehe.

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Before:

Omendi the Trojan Horse, hehe!

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After:

Finished...

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A miniature fairy garden:

I've used real plants in this little garden, and also made the other things therein.

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A skirt, t-shirt and scarf for my Barbie doll.

Just by the way... there definitely are some genuinely fantastic plastic in this world!

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August 2016:

Pure laughter is such a strong energy for health and healing... 

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Donderdag 23 September 2021:

I started growing my hair, again, for the millionth time - I hope to be able to stick it out this time, haha.

 

In Afrikaans the "Thurs" of Thursday is "donder" and means thunder... 

 

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Brain the Cow Pixie:

Brian is about 30cm tall.

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The Forest Pixie, Ezo: 

Moss and leaves body, seasoned like a chorizo.
Will brew a singer a hot toddy to sooth the voice of a mezzo!

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Theodore the Night Pixie: 

He is very shy... You will never see him in the day, but if you look between the leaves of a Weeping Willow tree at night, you might be so lucky as to see him there somewhere.

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Meet Mr Simon Steampunk...

Meet Mr Simon Steampunk from the Victorian, Industrial Revolution, Era! 
He worked in a factory for so long that he became half-human, half-machine. 
Poor Simon... who could’ve foreseen?

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Mr Simon Steampunk...

30cm tall

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Mrs Sally Steampunk...

30cm tall.

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Burt the Dino:

Rough and tough: the leader of his pack.
He eats silver for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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Freddy: a figurine / art toy

... the bull-DOG ... uhhh... bull-FROG..
He’s something in-between, but friendly, super cute and unfortunately mute.

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Before: 

Old boots of mine getting a revamp.

New Rock Boots

Finished:

Finished close-up view.

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Before:

A wooden horse that I was lucky enough to purchase at a second hand store at a really good price!

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After:

As good a end-result as I could manage, with the tools and materials that was available to me.

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A miniature fairy garden:

I've used real plants in this little garden, and also made the other things therein.

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A miniature fairy garden:

I've used real plants in this little garden, and also made the other things therein.

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A faux leather jacket for Barbie!

Its quite tricky and time-consuming to make such small garments...

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August 2016:

Me and my hair has a lot of stories to tell, haha! Then its short, then a bit  longer, then blond, then darker, etc.

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My Native flute.

One of my most Loved earthly possessions.

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Thank you for visiting my website.

Have a Powerfully Energetic day!

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