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I blog about anything that interests me - my local area, things I've seen or heard on the news, politics and human rights, gardening, arts and crafts, poetry, photographs and general advice.

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Thursday 8 October 2015

I Have Just Designed This iPhone Samsung Galaxy 6s Cover on Zazzle

Red Hollyhock Design Samsung Galaxy 6s Cover Tough iPhone 6 Plus Case
Red Hollyhock Design Samsung Galaxy 6s Cover Tough iPhone 6 Plus Case by GloriousConfusion
Check out another iPhone 6 Plus Case

First I took a photograph of some beautiful red hollyhocks in my garden, and then I played around with the photo on Photoshop, adding swirls and whirls, until I created this design.

It would make a lovely present for a lovely lady, don't you think? ......Worth thinking about, anyway.

Actually, you can go on Zazzle and design your own items, from T-Shirts to posters, and everything you can think of in between, using your own pictures and designs - it's quite fun, once you've got the hang of it.
Do follow the link above, and have a look.

Sunday 4 October 2015

Skulls and Hearts - Gothic Halloween

A fun page with Gothic #Halloween, #skulls and hearts, a Poll, posters,T-shirts and other products

Gothic Skulls and Hearts - Very Trendy!

I used to have a little white skeleton dangling from a key-ring when I was a teenager, in the 1950s. I loved that skeleton, and even had a name for him - Skelly. I took him everywhere.

Of course, although I didn't know it at the time, that was the precursor of Gothic style as we know it today.
People thought I was ghoulish or just plain weird, a little girl carrying round horrid things like that. Not that I cared - I always liked to be different, and still do. I would be a bit sad if people thought of me as ordinary, or normal - not that I make a point nowadays of standing out in a crowd, but I don't necessarily conform to what other people think I should be, and prefer to choose what I think I should be.

I'd like to show you a great selection of Gothic style here - including Jewelry, Cards, and Artwork

Skulls are trendy this season. When they are connected with romantic hearts you have weird somewhat tongue-in-cheek symbolism, of the loving you to death or loving for eternity genre

What's this all about? Gothic things, of course!

You might want to buy these items for Valentine's Day or Halloween , but they can be used all-year-round

I'm going to show you a few Gothic posters, some jewelry,  and cards  all featuring skulls and/or hearts. There are also lots of Ghoulish pictures to keep your attention

A Gothic Poster - Spiral Assassin - This fellow looks dangerous!


Spiral Assassin - Buy This on Allposters


A Skull and Heart Poster


Toma Mi Corazon

Abril Andrade

Buy This at Allposters.com


Hearts and Skulls Pendant Necklace:

 Skull Heart Pendant - Collectible Medallion Necklace Accessory Jewelry

 Skull Heart Pendant - Collectible Medallion Necklace Accessory Jewelry

this is my personal favorite skull pendant
for women - very decorative

See Below for My Zazzle Skull Designs - I've done quite a few:

Glorious Confusion on Zazzle

My Zazzle Skeleton and Skull Designs - Is there anything you like?

You Can Get this Skeleton Design on an Apron, Card, or iPad Cover, on Zazzle. You can even insert your own wording, or choose the colour and style of your items. Zazzle is just such a pleasure to play about with:

Apron - Skeletons

by GloriousConfusion



And this Skull design comes on a T-shirt, card or mug:

T-Shirt - Burning Skull by GloriousConfusion


What do you think of the Gothic Hearts and Skulls fashion trend? - Does it show disrespect for the dead? Is it an abuse of symbolism?


Lets see what you all thinkAfter all, we're all gonna die sometime!



Lisa Pullano


 Sexy Skull Nails

How to Draw a Skull

How to Draw a Skull:

Gangnam Style Parody - Whitby Gothic Style:

That's all for now, folks - don't forget to leave a comment below


Tuesday 29 September 2015

Tuesday 14 July 2015

The Greek Bailout Explained

(A jolly little piece which is currently doing the rounds on the Internet)

It is a slow day in a little Greek Village. The rain is beating down and the streets are deserted.

Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the village, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the €100 note and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the taverna.

The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit.

The hooker then rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor then places the €100 note back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the €100 note, states that the rooms are not satisfactory,   pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything.

No one earned anything.

However, the whole village is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that is how the bailout package works!

Wednesday 8 July 2015


You can buy this painting on stretched canvas on Zazzle - 

in my Zazzle Shop GloriousConfusion

Wednesday 17 June 2015