Me ! Deborah Nicklin.
Thanks for dropping by on Dappled Sky. I called my little venture Dapped Sky because the sky is one of my TOP favourite things. I love to look at the sky and I’m blessed to have a great view out of my bedroom window where I can admire sunrises of pinks and peach, violet and crimson, sunsets casting golden light across the valley and the roof tops, the rainbows and amazing double rainbows (that I see quite often) the beauty of mist rolling through the shallow valley and frost across the landscape with the white sky and stark outline of bare trees, plus the magic of crystal clear starry nights with Orion watching over me in the midnight blue night sky.
My other passions include finding and making unusual dolls that have a story to tell, interpreting folktales and short stories through my own artwork. I enjoy meeting inspiring people and sometimes interview them too for this site. I’m interested in ceramics , particularly local Stoke on Trent ceramics from “The Potteries” plus German pottery from the 70′s and Scandinavian ceramics, especially the decorative kind of the 50′s-70′s. I love to rummage around charity shops, bric-a-brac markets and antique shops too. I have long term passion for costume and fashion and that’s where my studies took me during my early twenties.
On this site I mix it all together with my own creative exploits in the studio, where I now make handmade one-off dolls, mini installations, cards, fashion accessories, paintings and drawings.
A little bit about how the site works …
My own creations are available to buy via my shop, hosted on Etsy. You can use this link or the button in the side column to head over to the shop area.
My latest posts always land on the front page and you can browse for previous posts under ‘categories’, ‘ tags’ or just simply by scrolling through the ‘older posts’ posts link at the bottom of the last post you can see.