Rachel and her toys.
Growing up in the sixties was great. I played marbles on drain covers and fed the horse that delivered the milk; I sang along to the Beatles and had a crush on Mike Nesmith from the Monkees!
There wasn’t a lot of money to spare so I cherished the toys I had and I still adore those toys. Just picking up my rabbit, Benjamina takes me right back back to childhood. Toys do that.
ToyPinx has come about because of this passion I have for treasured toys. Some of my toys are so fragile they can’t be handled much anymore. Two of my most precious toys have been repaired so many times that they have morphed into unique and as yet unclassified creatures.
As an adult I have continued to discover the magic of toys by building and decorating dolls houses, one of which is a “Nursery Emporium”, that is, an Edwardian Toy Shop! Toys are definitely my favourite things.
Holding my old teddy brings happiness and to spend hours drawing him is true joy.
I want to share that joy with as many people as I can.