Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Welcome to the Whimsical Woodland

Almost everyone has a list of favourite animals. Sometimes that list exists as a menagerie of creatures that frolic about in no particular order, others meticulously rank their favoured animals by degrees of cuteness, type or power. The majority of us however recognise a supreme number one. An animal that conjures up so much love, joy, strength and general awesomeness that it very often turns into an obsession fuelled/enabled by our loved ones who both love and loathe said animal. My spirit animal through no fault of my own always has and will always be the rabbit.  

Some of the people in my life, possibly all of them, consider my rabbit appreciation to sit firmly on the obsession side of the fence. In the nicest way I am sure. My enthusiasm for rabbits was decided by a small yellow bath toy chosen for me by two of my brothers before I was born, so, I feel that I own very little of the responsibility and should therefore be left to my rabbit loving devices. A quick stocktake of my house quickly reveals just how much my loved ones enable me and this makes me very happy indeed.

But lovely reader before I delve further into that I should introduce myself to you and to Chronically whimsical tales. I make art, I love photography and I make craft. For as long as I can remember I have loved to draw and make animals. It is what makes me happy and at this point in my life that is a very important thing. I am living with chronic illness so creating brings me pleasure and it gives me a sense of productivity, it is a distraction from the pain and a positive addition that fills in some of the things that chronic illness has subtracted from my life.

The Whimsical Woodland is full of tales of sweetness, strength and creativity. I hope this will be a place where I can share my love of whimsy with you and perhaps increase awareness about living with chronic illness too. 

Let us begin our journey at the very beginning on the edge of the Whimsical Woodland where mamma rabbit and her precious little ones are on the hunt for something sweet to eat and something fun to do. This woodland is a safe place for the bunnies to live, perhaps that is why mamma rabbit looks so strong and contented as she leads her babies forward into their new home.


Mamma rabbit and her babies set off into the woodland in search of sweet flowers to eat.

Until the next chapter lovely readers have a safe and happy journey. 

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