Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. “I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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The mornings are sunny but the temperatures are still low but sometimes I can drink my morning tea outside…..
The sun just touched the morning:
The morning , happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.
~ Emily Dickinson
Some treasures in my bedroom, the little book is handmade and comes from Venice, I can’t use it it is just too beautiful !
“Pay attention to your gut feelings. No matter how good something looks, if it does not feel right, listen to your intuition and move on.”
— Unknown Author
I learnt how to create a water colour effect in Photoshop.
Venice using Anna Aspnes designs
I used two different sources, THIS ONE. and THIS ONE
Lynton Harbour, Devon Anna Aspnes designs.
This new technique is obsessing me at the moment. Expect more ! This year I am going to concentrate more on learning more digital art techniques, I have several classes languishing on my computer so this is a good challenge for me.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
~ Lao Tzu
This morning I opened at random a little book called ‘High Hopes 170 Ways to Lift the Spirits in the hope of finding a good quote for my Instagram feed and I came across
Who are you ?
So I asked myself the question, daughter, mother, wife, friend, homemaker? But there is more, we often neglect the other side of ourselves.
How about artist, creative, photographer, writer ? And what might I become ?
It’s never to late to know ourselves, we are always changing
In 2016 I want to see what I can become, artist, creative, writer and photographer. I know it will be a gradual process.
How about you ? will you join me ?
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
I am drawn to water,
the lapping, swirling noise.
sensuous it snakes and winds on it’s way to the sea…….
“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