“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Happy Friday …..
Happy Friday …..
One of my habits in the morning as soon as I get out of bed is to move the blinds and look out of the window. Today the sky was showing it’s best face, smiling and beaming out the glory of a wonderful sunrise.
I thought it was about time I posted a layout. All supplies by Anna Aspnes
‘Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.` You’ve Got Mail
Simple things are usually the most interesting. This year i’m curating the small, the everyday as well as the large and exciting. For this is my life.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”.
Martin Luther King Jnr.
I wake early in the morning.
Another day of rain and gales.
It’s warm and silent.
Just fairy lights, pretty
before the start
“Relationships are like farming,
if you don’t plant the seed,
you’ll have no crop to harvest”
My word for 2016 is connection.
As a new year begins new ideas begin to form. I’m resurrecting the blog and making new connections. New friendships, connecting with like minded souls and submitting work to publications is my goal for the year ahead.
Instagram continues to be my favourite form of social networking, I’ve made some great connections there. I hope to continue with a quote a day.
May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George
Have you chosen a word for 2016 ?
What I’m reading – The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz.
What I’m listening to – The Afro Celt Sound System with Robert Plant
Enjoy a warming drink to keep away the chill
Listen to street music
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
― J.K. Rowling,
As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough socks or books ……
What I’m listening to
Check out my Slate story
I am not very good at sticking to a plan sometimes I just prevaricate (like the ironing) . Other times I just can’t decide what to do creatively, I just have too many strands and I often am frozen.
So today I just started with a blank canvas and pulled supplies onto it and didn’t think I just
Face by MissSouls-stock @ DeviantArt http://misssouls-stock.deviantart.com/art/Free-1-153353204. Digital supplies
by Jenn Maddocks and Captivated Visions.
Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Captivated Visions
Supplies by Rebecca Mcmeen (Tari)
Photography may just take a bit of a break and I will play and experiment..
Linking with Barb at Sunday Sundries HERE
Listening to – Teddy Thompson, ‘Don’t know what I was Thinking’ from The Transatlantic Sessions (BBC) HERE
It’s all about BEING.
BEING in the moment,
BEING aware, BEING open to new things, BEING there for people.
Being ready for change.
Happy Friday friends….
What I’m listening to a wonderful Bristolian musician Jim Moray listen HERE
Its been some time since I have written a blog post about anything other than photography and digital art. I supppose it is because now my focus has turned towards creating rather than writing. I find I can express myself more fully through photography than anything else.
Bristol Harbour using kk_branded
I hope to turn towards more contemplative work as the year progresses. To me my pictures can express my feelings far better than words.
The sight of a sun flare, a seagull on a post, some rusty chains all these can express in me some reaction or emotion. Project Life is a great way to document daily life, my artistic work leans more to expressing an emotion. And then there is landscape and urban photography, so many choices.
Bristol wall art…
I don’t think I will ever be able to concentrate fully on any particular genre I am a definitely ‘go with the flow’ type. I still ‘shoot from the hip’ that is why my most spontaneous shots are my favourites.
Starring today is the wonderful city of Bristol, it has just become European Green Capital for 2015. Full of history and vibrancy, both alternative and arty, home of Banksy. Both of my children will be living there soon so I hope to explore more. As a taster check this out HERE
Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday
What I’m listening to – Keb Mo -Every Morning – from the album “Keb Mo” listen to it HERE
Instead of finding balance this week I have totally lost it, in fact I may change my word to MINDFUL. And the reason why, is that I am like a butterfly, flicking backwards and forwards never stopping on anything. I have two favourite types of creativity, digital art and manipulation and contemplative photography but this week I have been doing some hands on fabric work. My head is buzzing. I’m going to write down what I want to achieve rather than ‘faffing about’ and not getting anything finished.
I found a great quote this week.
‘Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being.’
– Tao Te Ching
Simple is good
Treasures, fabric art and journaling….
Now where is that list ?……
Do you have more than one hobby I’d love to hear what they are ?