Great news, Lovelies!
I have realised that the ready date for my new designs should coincide nicely with the SALA Goodwood market. So that shall be their official launch!
Have been keeping up well with running, and rather overdosing on OpShopping.
Keep well this cold spell,


Dear and fabulous ones,

Hope you are loving the new black, tangerinemeggified site!

I’m going to hit the ground running here (like a cat) and funnel this blog straight from my thought processes. (You have been warned!)


When I heard that a New Zealand University library cat was suffering (see save the library cat article) I realised that my cat design cards may be a nifty feline-themed way to assist with some fundraising. So on Monday morning I got to post Tangerine Meg Art Cards (cat designs) to  New Zealand. I love feeling like part of a caring, planet-wide community, an international neighbourhood. The web is good like that.



Here we are at the new place. I really hope you like it. There are a few more “boxes to unpack” but we have curtains (flowers) and a place to sit and write, and the things we need to do the basics (make cups of tea, wash our hands, etc) are all set up! Few tweaks still to do. Let me know what you think there, over to the right in the little Visitors Book.

See you again soon,

Greetings DearHearts!

I have been so busy making the new site nice. Can’t wait to invite you over. Just tidying up a little bit, and making sure the links work and things are in the right place. Super-turboed WordPress fun!

In the meantime, could those of you green-blooded like me please go sign the petition to stop the whale hunt?

We’re nearly nearly ready to shift house.

Take care,

Hello dear petals,

Autumn is fully here. More wonderful soaking rains have come. Woollen clothing is being released from summer zip-and-plastic captivity. And my food-thoughts have turned, as a girl’s thoughts in Autumn are wont, to soup. Warm and nourishing vegetable goodness, just the thing to take over from those fresh and cool salads.

Here’s a photo of some onion bulbs that I hadn’t realised were sitting half in and half out of my garden bed, they are left over from last year. They care not for my lack of organisation, they are busy and self-reliant with their own growing business. Fresh sproutingly good for them. You can see a bit of the brown drip irrigation hose across the foreground.

autumn sprouting

autumn sprouting

This is my new bicycle bell. It is the best bicycle bell I have ever seen. I wish you could hear it, too! “Beng-baong!” it chimes. I bought it locally but the website is It could be on a show If Fruit could Magically Become Other Objects, the segment would be the granny smith apple as a bell. Obviously!

a granny smith apple transmogrified into a bike accessory

my new bike accessory

I have made some personal progress at circus training this week:

  • I can, with spotting (help),  finally do a handstand to forward roll – back to standing. I am busting to join the “Random Handstands” group on Facebook, but am holding off til I can do one with no help AT ALL
  • Continuing to learn my Drop on the static trapeze, and I can get onto the trapeze by myself at last, and
  • today a small bit of progress with hand-walking. Body posture is the next key. Hooray!

And hooray! again I say, for sheer ragged persistence for a long long time. It does make me happy when perseverence (apparently in the face of logic and time) finally adds up and I can see a little increment of achievement.

Eat well, sleep well, be well,

Hello me livin’ Hearties!

Today a link to the gorgeous Goddess Leonie’s site is in order. I am very pleased to have a sponsorship button on Goddess Leonie’s beautiful site, which is called Goddess Guide Book. She had already put the link there when I woke up (after having sent the artwork/payment at 1 (one) am!). She is one fabulous and organised goddess!

Reality check
Today I played the part of “parent” at parent-teacher interviews. I think of myself as firm but fair, but have been told by one of the kids’ teachers (years ago) that I am in fact “…one degree to the right of marshmallow”. Self image needs adjusting!

And more excitement
Oh. My. God. It has been on the mental ToDo list for some time, putting my blog at my own domain name. I did it. Just now. Finalised. Next I will make it nice, with pretty curtains and cups of chai and then I will invite you all over!

Thank you so much for reading, and Take Care Fabulous Mortals,

Hello Petals!

An extremely short post today in celebration of the new blades of grass that are sprouting in lawns, parks and paths in happy response to our recent rains. Things are starting to look green and hopeful.

If I want to be philosophical about it, I guess the grass is an example of waiting for the right moment, then going for it!

Go for it!