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GretelGirl

GretelGirl

Happy Valley, Australia

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OMG.... Overwhelmed...

To those who have recently purchased some of my work…. I thank you.
I am so, so grateful.
Overwhelmed.
Happy.
Its not about the profits (but money in the bank is nice), it is knowing that someone likes my work, wants my work.
I thank you. I enjoyed creating it.

x Trace

Alice In Wonderland


I’m a bit of a Tim Burton fan & was excited to see one of his latest movies recently. I was definitely not disappointed…it was brilliant. To sum it up, it was a story of identity & purpose & destiny. A girl entered a world where her identity was questioned by others & she even found herself questioning it. But there was an amazing strength in her & she was forced on a journey that allowed her to see who she was & where she was going. Mmmm… I am really not wanting to give too much of the movie away but….

In the last 3rd of the movie, she was confronted by someone who questioned her identity again. But she was not the same girl she was at the beginning of the movie. She responds by saying something like this… “My mother is Margaret…

Domestic Doll


I was about 8 years old, standing at the kitchen sink in my Modbury North home. My exact words were “I want to be a house wife when I grow up”. Even as I type it now, laughter gurgles up inside me! The concept of washing, sewing, cleaning, cooking, darning & organising was extremely appealing to me then.

Domestic Goddess… I am not. I do my best, but there are always more interesting things that can be done. The facts are though…. when you have a family, children need meals & school uniforms & school lunches; husbands actually need all those things too! Laundry is such a constant task that often overwhelms me… actually the whole concept of housework is definitely not crumpets with honey.

It is no secret that for most of my life I have sought to ear…

First Sale! aaaahhhhhhhhh!

It was never really about making a stack of cash…. After a tad of a breakdown at the beginning of the year, I found time to start drawing again. My little drawings were accompanied with words and the Gretel Girl Draws blog was born.
I fell in love with the Red Bubble community… within an hour of first uploading some of my simple little drawings I had a dozen comments from you lovely Red Bubble peeps!
Aaah, the love.
I clicked on the Sales History link a thousand times… like a ritual… for fun… assuming there wouldnt be a sale. Until today….
my first sale.
yes, my first RedBubble sale!
AAAaaaahhhh!… my first sale!
Thank you lovely customer.
The thought that someone wanted to part with their money in order to have one of my little drawings!….oh, it war…