Waiting for the Light

(originally published at my blog: )…

I’ve always thought that anyone can take a photo, but few of us could call ourselves a photographer. And few who call themselves a photographer really are. One person who could define the occupation in a profoundly original, intriguing and beautiful way was my friend, Lauren Simonutti.

I write this as a complete and utter non-photographer. I am one of the many who can ‘take a photo’ but I would never go so far as to call myself a photographer. So forgive any lack of eloquence when it comes to describing photographic processes, using the right terminology and understanding the technicalities. That’s not what this story is about anyway.

It’s about a person. She was a photographer. And she w

Hi from South Africa

I’m in South Africa at the moment. Been here for a week, it is a really great place, where we are in Capetown. I won’t go into details here, you can read the stories and see the pics on my blog

Hello, still alive

Yes I’m still alive.…

Just been caught up with other things for some time now.

My blog has all the latest: Vulticulus Blog

I’ve been doing some tee shirt design for a clothing company in the USA. I can’t show the designs here as the collection will not be released till next year. It was fun – I did two designs including their ‘signature tee’ for the whole collection. What a buzz as I don’t consider myself a designer at all. I just do it for fun.

I have become totally obsessed with jewelry making and spend most nights with boxes of beads, chain, baubles and other things strewn across the kitchen bench.

It’s always nice to come back to Bubble…such a nice vibe about the place. A bit like coming home. I’m itching to do more digital collage so will hopefully have something new up in the next f

Busy with Jewelry Making

I am so loving making jewelry. I’ve been making a few more angel wing pendants, and have turned to charm bracelets.

I like the idea of putting together a whole lot of little trinkets to tell a story or create a mood or theme.

I find a lot of charm bracelets way too chunky and heavy and busy. I made my first one, for sale on my Etsy store, deliberately light and delicate. I aimed for a vintage/antique/old look and the first thing my boyfriend said when he was it was ‘it looks old, why did you do that?’ So I guess he won’t be buying one :-)

I have lots of themes in mind for more bracelets…it’s so much fun.

My Etsy Shop Is Open!

I’ve been working away over the Xmas break making lots of lovely decorative things, jewelry and collages. I have them listed at my Etsy shop. I’ll be adding more things in the coming days, but I’m really excited about making my unique artworks and wearable art available for sale.

Vulticulus @ Etsy


I turn 40 in Feb, and my mother turns 60 in Jan – we went for our celebratory birthday tattoos last week:

I got a bee. It’s on my wrist.

My Pendants

Despite being hellishly busy lately (isn’t there supposed to be a ‘downturn’ in the economy?), I have set aside some time to have a go at making pendants.

My first foray into pendant making is ‘Mata Hari’ – which is my own artwork using a vintage image, printed and set into a pendant and then sealed under resin.

I need to perfect my resin casting technique, but I am quite happy with Mata Hari, and have already dreamed up other lovely ladies suitable for immortalising in a pendant.

New Books

I have posted some pics of my latest books on my blog (see my profile page for the link).

In particular, I am very happy with one book, which I named ‘Francais’ – so much so that I pick it up and look at it every time I see it – it sits on my bedside table. It’s just so pretty. I hope its pics do it justice.

The Bird Book

I made a prototype of the bird book over the weekend. There are a few things I will change, such as the cover stock (need something durable, not porous as was used for the one in the photos), a thicker cover board, and a screw post binding method, not sewn binding. It’s coming along though…

More Book Making

I learned how to make a Coptic stitched book last night. It’s an intriguing style of binding that involves no glue or paste. My first Coptic book is not finished but I have put up some pics of the other books I have been working on, over the past few weeks. They are at my blog:

Vulticulus @ Wordpress

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